Inti Raymi Cusco 2022
This June 24, 2022, we will live again the biggest and most imposing Cusquenian festival “Inti Raymi”. A cultural celebration is full of color.
In this experience, you will have the opportunity to see this celebration from the stands in Qorikancha and Sacsayhuaman accompanied by a local Quechua speaking guide who will interpret for you all the dialogues of the Inti Raymi 2022.
08:00 hrs: Starts the actual ceremony of Inti Raymi (feast to the sun god), in the Koricancha (Temple of the sun), we see the general of the army (sinchi), followed by his guards, the imperial army, and then the Aqllas, Tika takunas (women who throw flowers) and Pichaqcunas (those who clean the place).
We will listen to traditional music (pututus, quenas, and tamborcillos).
The last to appear and also accompanied by music is the Inca and his Coya (wife).
Here the offering that the Inca gives to Taita Inti is the chicha de Jora.
After this first staging we go to the main square, Plaza de Armas where we will find, armed, a huaca, again the Sinchi and his guards are the first to enter, then comes the army, the Aqllas and in a litter we see the arrival of the coya followed by the nobility and finally the Inca.
From the highest part of the Huaca, the Inca throws the coca leaves and asks his priest to guess the will of Taita Inti (father sun). After this, we go to the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman.
The sequence is the same first the Sinchi and at the end, we will see the Inca, the Inca toasts (with a kero in his hands full of chicha de jora), with the sun and then throws a glass of chicha to a trough that is in the direction of the Koricancha (Temple of the sun). The WILLKA NINAKAMAYOC (the one who keeps the fire lit) lights the fire and maintains it, the hour of the sacrifice arrives, the TARPUTAY (priest in charge of the oracle) asks to raise a tender and black flame, he goes to the sun with a tumi in his hands and opens the left side of the animal and takes out its heart to offer it to the sun. Other priests in charge read the viscera, blood, and fat of the animal. When everything is of satisfactory result they throw the viscera to the fire. At the sight of the smoke, the WILLAC UMU rejoices for the good omens.
The feast ends in contagious joy for the people. In the course of the whole Inca rite, we will see hundreds of dancers in colorful costumes and traditional music that completely embellishes the magnificent scenery.
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Before you book
- To reserve this excursion a minimum of 30 days in advance is required.
- A minimum of 02 participants is required.
- Warm clothing, including jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf, and hat. Thermal clothing is also recommended.
- Camera and/or video camera.
- Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain, and cold.
- Toilet paper.
- Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc.
- Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need, SOROCHI PHILS, blister protection, etc.
- Cash in soles (PEN)
The Festival of the Sun or Inti Raymi is celebrated on June 24 of each year.
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You must contact us one day before your Inti Raymi 2022 Tour to re-confirm your participation.
If you wish to take the Inti Raymi 2022 tour, we recommend that you make your reservation in advance, as it is in high demand.
Our most demanded Holidays
- Holy Week: From April 07th to 11th.
- Inti Raymi: From June 20 to 25.
- Independence Day: From July 28th to July 31st.
- All Saints Day: From November 01st to 04th
- Christmas and New Year: From December 23rd, 2018 to January 1st.