The "Inti Raymi" or "Sun Feast" is one of the most important, dramatic and magnificent festivity carried out in the times of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire which based their religion in the cult of the sun. The Inti Raymi was made to worship the "Apu Inti" (God Sun) also known in some quarters as "Apu P'unchau".
The Inca's subjects continued celebrating the feast secretly behind of the Spanish suthorities, and a mestizo named Inca Garcilaso de la Vega compiled descriptions about this unique celebration in his famous book "Comentarios Reales".
The Inti Raymi is an ancient Inca religious celebration, as we said before, the Incas worshiped their god: The God Inti or Sun in translation into english. Formerly the Inti Raymi lasted about 15 days, sacrifices were made and dances were presented to worship their god. The last Inti Raymi that was realized with the presence of the Inca Emperor was in the years of 1535, a year before the Spanish invasion.
7:00: We pick you up from your hotel.
9:30: The Sun Festival starts in Qoricancha.
11:00: Walk up to the main square. Enjoy the festival there.
13:00: Sacsayhuaman, the celebration of rites of New Fire, the offerings of the Four Suyos and the prediction of future times, among others.
This festivity is celebrated in 3 different scenes:
Inca Trail Machu Tour operator will provide the double tent. Our tents are of the brand EUREKA MOUNTAIN PASS 3XTE designated for 4 seasons. We provide with 3 person capacity tents; however, just 2 trek participants use it! In this way, we provide you more space and comfort. In case of a single traveller, we provide with a 2 person capacity tent. After each trek, we carefully check our tents and fix them if necessary Inca Trail Machu will provide the clean Sleeping bag, Inflatable pillow and blanket. Our porters will leave inside your tent. Once arrived to the camping, you will find inside your all camping equipment.
The "Inti Raymi" or "Sun Feast" was the most important religious festival during the time of the Incas. Until today it is still represented every June 24 in the architectural complex of Sacsayhuaman.
The ceremony starts in the Sun Temple or Qoricancha, then all activities are turned to the Main Square, where the mixture of culture is more than obvious since the Inca former governor of all the empire is related to the current authorities of the city of Cusco. And finally the ceremony takes place in Saqsayhuaman.
Undoubtedly one of its main attractions is the Sacsayhuaman enclosure, a monumental architectural complex located in the north of Cusco, two kilometers from the city and at 3671 m.a.s.l. Sacsayhuamán was one of the most important fortresses of the Tahuantinsuyo and is also considered one of the wonders of the world.
Without a doubt, the Inti Raymi festival is a tradition in the city of Cusco, where every year many tourists come to see this great show. If you plan to enjoy this feast, we recommend you to book with our agency that is specialized in this holiday so that you can organize everything and you just worry about enjoying.
The Inti Raymi or Sun Feast takes place in the city of Cusco on June 24 of each year. Has a great reputation throughout the world, as many travelers visit Cusco just to see the feast.
The right way to make a reservation to see the Inti Raymi 2018 feast is through a travel agency in Cusco that takes care of everything you need so that you only worry about enjoying the Inti Raymi 2018 feast.