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INTI RAYMI 2019 – Sun Festival – Full Day on June 24 Full Day

Overview: INTI RAYMI 2019 – Sun Festival – Full Day on June 24 Full Day

ITINERARY

The fiesta of the Sun was the most important celebration for the Incas as th centre of worship for the Andean people was the sun. The Inti Raymi festival coincides with the winter solstice which is also the shortest day of the year (that is the sun is with the people for the least amount of time)

Inti Raymi (The Great Festival of the Sun), Festival of the magnificent ritual of the Sun in the esplanade of Sacsayhuamanwhere you will be able to appreciate the most venerated Incas celebration.

Scenarios for the ceremony:

On June 24 th, the feast in honor of the Sun God, is made in the three historic and natural settings usually used for staging:

1.- The Qorikancha (Siege of gold): In Inca times was the main temple dedicated to the sun.

2.- The Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Auqaypata or Warrior Square): During the Inca Empire, this vast square was used for the ceremony, which took place entirely in the great ushnu or ceremonial platform.

3.- Saqsaywaman (voice which derives from the Quechua words “saqsay” and “waman” which translated into Spanish means “falcon, satiate”). This impressive archaeological site is located at 3,555 meters above the sea level, and one kilometer from the Inca Qolqanpata neighborhood. Final staging – acts (Saqsaywaman)

ceremony schedule:

9:00 hrs Qorikancha: Home of the staging. Duration 30 minutes.

11:00 hrs. Auqaypata (Square): The lnka and her royal retinue, enter the street K’ijllu Inti. Duration 45 minutes.

13:30 hrs. Main ceremony. 90 minutes.

Acts, ceremonies and rituals:

  • Ceremonial Initiation
  • Report the 4 Regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu
  • Ritual of the sacred Chicha a corn drink
  • Ritual of the Holy Fire
  • Sacrifice of the llama (Andean cameloid) and auguries
  • Rite of Sankhu (holy bread)
  • Q’ochurikuy (Dances and music)

What is included:

  • Pick up from your hotels
  • Ceremonies at Qoricancha and Auqaypata.
  • Admission fee (with reserved seat in Saqsawaman)
  • Private Transport in and return
  • Experienced Tour Guide in English
  • Packed lunch (Vegetarian meals by request)

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