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Please note that we only make hotel reservations in conjunction for booking a tour or trek.

MACHU PICCHU SUNRISE TOUR  4 DAYS

“Machu Picchu Sunrise Tour” is a big trip with a diversity of culture of unfathomable depth, and a long continuum of history. This tour offers endless opportunities to accumulate experiences and memories for a lifetime. This is a-four day tour where you’ll travel through the mysterious city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu; All of them in a comfortable tour and escorted by professional and experienced Guide. The tour starts in the city of Cusco and then you’ll travel through the Sacred Valley after what you’ll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched dramatically on a mountain ridge. Then, let your guide explain you everything about Machu Picchu. After the tour, you’ll be free to explore alone this masterpiece of the Inca Empire before catching your train back to Cusco; optional climb of the “Huayna Picchu Mountain”.

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INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS

“Inca Trail is a perfect trekking trip for people without experience in trekking on high altitudes and for families with children; in this tour, you will trek through the picturesque mountains and explore the Inca ruins along the trail. The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is 45kms with wonderful views; the last day you will explore the stunning Machu Picchu. Book this trek in advance to avoid the disappointments.  The famous “Inca Trail” which connects the city of Cusco with the Sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, is only a small part and tangential huge network of Inca roads. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu offer many peaks and mountaineering expeditions in Peru. Among them, few peaks and mountains are open for foreign trekkers in Peru. The Inca Trail is the world’s best hiking route and it’s considered to be from moderate to challenging trek so a few days of acclimatization is required.

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INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS MAP

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INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

“Inca Trail Machu Picchu”  is an ancient paved trail which runs 45km of distance through the Peruvian Andes and the beautiful cloud forest; along the trail you’ll visit important Inca settlements like: Patallacta, Runkuraqhay, Sayacmarka, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Wiñayhuayna and Intipunku ; the last day of the tour we will explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. “Inca Trail Machu Picchu”  is an extraordinary habitat for thousands of wild animals some of them in dangerous of extinction like the Andean bear. For most mountain walkers the world over, the trek to Machu Picchu is a lifetime experience; The “Inca Trail Machu Picchu”  This wonderful trekking adventure trough the national park of Machu Picchu deserves its reputation as a classic and is widely regarded as one of the challenges treks. Passing through delightful villages with Inca terraces of maize fields, awe-inspiring mountain panoramas unfold each day with the rising sun. During the trekking to Machu Picchu our staff will transported the majority of the equipment for the camp.

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  INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU – MAP

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2-DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

“2-day Inca Trail” is a wonderful short trek to Machu Picchu Inca citadel where you’ll hike through the Cloud forest for 5-6 hours and covering  a distance of 11km; the second day, you’ll explore the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We recommended you to book this trek in advance to avoid disappointments. The “2-day Inca Trail” runs through the lower region of “Vilcabamba” mountain range which has some of the best trekking trails in the world. Jeweled with the incomparable views of the Peruvian Andes, trekking in this area becomes a moment to cherish. You will be dumbfounded with the stunning beauty of the high raised mountains so close to your eyes. Trekking in the National park of Machu Picchu with comfortable accommodation at the end of your day’s trek gives you the most relaxing moment to feel the beauty of Machu Picchu trekking. On this trek you’ll use hotel of 3-sars category in the town of Aguas Calientes.

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 2-DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU – MAP

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Inti Raymi Inka Trail to Machu Picchu 7 Days

inti-raymi-inka-trail“Inti Raymi InKa Trail to Machu Picchu” is a seven-day tour that offers to our customers the traditions, History and adventure. In this tour, you will enjoy the most important Inca festivity and trekking through the Andes to Machu Picchu; this tour takes you to visit the Historical City of Cusco, The Inti Raymi and trek the 45km of Inka Trail to Machu Picchu; All of them in a comfortable tour and with experienced guide.

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INTI RAYMI INKA TRAIL  MAP

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INTI RAYMI MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

Inti Raymi Machu Picchu”  is a fantastic four-day tour that takes you to visit the backgrounds of the historical city of Cusco, see the Inti Raymi festival where the Incas, priests and all society pays homage to the Sun God; then you will explore the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. “Inti Raymi Machu Picchu”  is very popular religion trip in Peru. Religion is not just a set of beliefs and accompanying rituals handed down from generation to generation rather it is a complex intermingling of traditions, festivals, faiths and doctrines that have permeated every strata of Inca Society in such a way as to become the very heartbeat of the nation. “Inti Raymi Machu Picchu” lets you eyewitness the religious tolerance and harmony found among religions in Cusco which is a very unique example to the world. This tour includes highlighted site in Cusco and Machu Picchu like “Sacsayhuaman”  “Koricancha” and all the places in Machu Picchu.

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 INTI RAYMI MACHU PICCHU  MAP

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INTI RAYMI MACHUPICCHU TOUR 5 DAYS

“Inti Raymi Machupicchu tour” is an extraordinary tour that takes you to visit the surrounds of the city of Cusco, drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas including the picturesque town of Pisaq and the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo; participate  from the Inti Raymi festival on the 24th of June where the Incas, the priests and all society pay homage to the Sun God; then you will explore the Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu. “Inti Raymi Machupicchu tour” in Peru is a tour of a life time, a opportunity to see the most important highlights of the region the holy pilgrimage site of the Incas also several other incredibly popular historical sites in Cusco. Make a holy pilgrimage tour to the sacred lands of Incas the biggest and most popular civilization in South America and visit holy Inca places of high significance along with other historical and spiritual places where you will experience the growth of your faith and spirituality.

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INTI RAYMI MACHUPICCHU TOUR MAP

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INTI RAYMI 2017

“Inti Raymi 2017” is the most important Inca festival celebrated on 24th of June just when we are in the winter solstice; or Inca Sun Fest, the religious festival is in honor of the Sun God (INTI-SUN). The “Inti Raymi 2017”  is celebrated in the city of Cusco Peru, Cusco as a multi-religious and multi-cultural country, Cusco observes many festivals throughout the year. Festivals celebrated in Cusco are of great social, cultural and religious importance. They have been much helpful in keeping the people of diverse culture and nature united together. As a very important occasion of socialization, these festivals also give people the opportunity to relax and have fun but more important is their deep rooted respect to the culture and religion.  For the cultural enthusiasts from around the world, Cusco can be the best destination to observe the diverse cultures and festivals. The festivals vary from community to community but the only same thing they give out to people is the rich cultural experience of the community and the feeling of being highly connected.

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Cost of the tour

Departure date: 24 June 2017
PRICE: US$ 220 Orange Zone
Per Person – Group service

Starting & end-point: Your Hotel in Cusco.

The Inti Raymi  or Feast of the Sun

The Inti raymi was the most important feast in time of the Incas. It was celebrated every shortest day of the year with occasion of the beginning of the year, which we considered now the winter solstice. The religious importance, festival ceremonial, social and politics were such that the party was extended in the whole Tahuantisuyo.

After the Spanish conquest in 1532, the Catholic Church suppressed the ceremony and the Andean society that used to celebrate this festivity to the sun which was dismembered, since that the celebration of the Catholic Saint San James. The “Inti Raymi” was forgotten then, until half of the XX century when, as expression of a great movement of revaluation of the native culture in Peru, was returned to the scene. In 1944 a group of intellectuals and artists from Cusco headed by Cusco Historian Humberto Vidal Unda decided to recover the Inti Raymi of the History and to present it as a show of theatrical type, dedicated to the whole population of Cusco; From then on, it has been represented every year, getting rich and evolving for the historical investigation.

Several reasons compelled the Inca civilization to make sacrifices and offerings to their King Star the Sun. One of them was this Inca, as well as Cusquenian nobility, were considered to be natural children of the Sun. To him, they owed their existence, for which recognition was due with sacrifices and offerings. On the other hand, if the corn harvest was good in the last agricultural year, it was necessary to be thankful, and if the harvest was poor, it was necessary to request that it be compensated with a better one the following year. Finally, in June (winter solstice) as the Sun moved away and temperatures dropped, at dawns water froze, therefore it was necessary to request that the Sun returns, that after twilight it should not continue advancing towards the north.

The origins of Cusco get lost in the night of times. Archaeological excavations made us know that primitive residents inhabited the Valley of Cusco near three millenniums ago. Toward the XII century, Manco Cápac and his sister-wife Mama Ocllo emerged from the waters of the Lake Titicaca, half-God’s daughter and Son of Inti (the God Sun), with the mission of the foundation of a new Kingdom that would improve the conditions of life of the towns. Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo would have to walk until finding a place in the earth where the great gold stick that Manco Cápac had would submerge, they walked to the north and they arrived to Paqharec Tampu (Pacaritambo) where rested in a small cave; to the dawn they continued to the north arriving to the hill of Huanacaure and there the scepter submerged, and there he founded the city of Cusco.

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SETTINGS FOR THE INTI RAYMI 2017

The celebration of the “Inti Raymi” on June 24th , in honor of the Sun God, is made in the three historic and natural sceneries:
1.- The “QORIKANCHA” or the temple of the Sun of the Incas; here the celebration begins at 9:00am and last for 45 minutes.
2.- The “Plaza de Armas”, “HAUQAYPATA” or the main square; in the time of the Incas this vast square was used for important ceremonies, which took place entirely in the great “ushnu” or ceremonial platform. The ceremony here begins at 11:00 and ends one hour later.
3.- “SAQSAYWAMAN” .- it’s located at 2 kms from the city of Cusco at 3,560 masl. The name is in the ancient language used by the Incas (Qhechua) which translated into Spanish means “falcon, satiate”. Here the ceremony begins at 13:30pm and is for 1:30 hours.

ACTS, CEREMONIES AND RITUALS DURING THE INTI RAYMI 2017:

  • Ceremonial Introduction
  • Report the army from the four regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu.
  • Ritual of the sacred “Chicha” a corn drink made by the chosen women (the most beautiful girls of the Empire)
  • Ritual of the Holy Fire.
  • Sacrifice of the llama (Andean cameloid) and auguries.
  • Rite of the “Sankhu” (holy bread)
  • “Q’ochurikuy” ( Dances and music from all Peru )

TOUR ITINERAY

This day tour of “Inti Raymi 2017″ begins at 08:00 a.m when we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we’ll go to the Qorikancha or the Temple of the Sun where the ceremony starts; then, we will go to the Main Square of the city of Cusco where the second scene will be held and finally it ends with the special or the main scene held in Sacsayhuaman (3 km from Cusco city) where you will be transported by our tourist bus. Along this, the day will enjoy of the representations and the typical dances. We will be sitting in a comfortable tribune. Inti Raymi  (Sun Festival), was the most important religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honour of the SUN GOD (INTI), Inti Raymi is celebrated in the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset (Winter Solstice). At “Inti Raymi” ; the Inca, the priests and all the people pay homage to the Sun God.

Tour extension to “Machu Picchu”

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Inti-raymiINRI RAYMI TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Pick up from your hotels
  • Ceremonies at Qoricancha and Hauqaypata (Cusco’s main square).
  • Admission fee (with reserved seat in Saqsawaman) orange zone
  • Private Transport in and return
  • Experienced Tour Guide in English and spanish
  • Packed lunch (Vegetarian meals by request)

INRI RAYMI LOCATION

INTI RAYMI TOUR 2 DAYS

“Inti Raymi Tour” is an annual event where the locals celebrated a big and picturesque ceremony in honor to the “Sun” god. The name is an original Quechua word “Inti Raymi” which translates as “Sun feast”. This festival commemorates the beginning of the year of the Andean word, the sun is returning from the shortest day to the summer time where the fields get more productive and the animals can find more grass to consume. “Inti Raymi Tour” usually takes place during the last week of June but the central day of the festival is on the 24th of June. Dances performed by the religious people are all organized. “Inti Raymi Tour” starts once you arrive to the city of Cusco walk around the city and you’ll participate in the ceremony. The tour is driving in modern touristic bus and also you’ll walk through the Inca settlements where our guide will explain you all details of the history of the Incas. In this tour you’ll use hotel of 3-stars category located near the main square for your quick access to the tourist facilities.

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Cost of the tour

Departure date: 24 June 2017
PRICE: US$ 310 Orange Zone
Per Person – Group service
Starting & end-point: Your Hotel in Cusco.

Included Activities

  • Explore the city of Cusco
  • City tour in Cusco
  • Inti taymy feast
  • TIMING: 2 days/1 nights.
  • Starting point: Cusco airport.
  • End point: Cusco Hotel.

The Inti raymy tour in Peru

The Inti Raymi was the most important feast during Inca time. Inti Raymi  was celebrated every shortest day of the year with occasion of the beginning of the year, which we considered now the winter solstice. Inti Raymi  includes the religious importance, great ceremony, social and politics were such that the party was extended in the whole Tahuantisuyo.

After the Spanish conquest in 1532, the Catholic Church suppressed the ceremony and the Andean society that used to celebrate this festivity to the sun was dismembered, since that the celebration of the Catholic Saint San James. The Inti Raymi was forgotten then, until half of the XX century when, as expression of a great movement of revaluation of the native culture in Peru, was returned to the scene. In 1944, a group of intellectuals and artists from Cusco headed by Cusco Historian Humberto Vidal Unda decided to recover the Inti Raymi of the History and to present it as a show of theatrical type, dedicated to the whole population of Cusco; From then on, it has been represented every year, getting rich and evolving for the historical investigation.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

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The city of Cusco at 3,400m in Peru

Arrival to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your flight details to transfer you to the designated hotel in Cusco; today, there is not planned activities so enjoy the city; if you arrive before noon, you can do optionally our guided city tour program and enjoy the enchanting sites of this colonial town.  In this tour, you will have the opportunity to see six places around Cusco: The Cathedral, the Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun of the Incas, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Pucapucara.

Inti Raymi was the most important feast in time of the Incas. Inti Raymi was celebrated every shortest day of the year with occasion of the beginning of the year, which we considered now the winter solstice. Inti Raymi  includes the religious importance, great ceremony, social and politics were such that the party was extended in the whole Tahuantisuyo.

Day 2: Inty Raymi Tour

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The Inti raymi feast in “Sacsayhuaman” at 3,550m in Cusco Peru

The “Inti Raymi Tour” starts at 08:00 a.m when we’re gonna pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we’ll go to Qorikancha or the Temple of the Sun where the ceremony starts; then, we’ll go to the Main Square of the city of Cusco where the second scene will be held and finally it ends with the special or the main scene held in Sacsayhuaman (3 km from the city of Cusco) where you will be transported by our tourist bus. Along the daym, you will enjoy the representations and the typical dances. We will be sitting in a comfortable tribune.

SETTINGS FOR THE INTI RAYMI TOUR

The celebration of the “Inti Raymi” on June 24th , in honor of the Sun God, is made in the three historic and natural sceneries:
1.- The “QORIKANCHA” or the temple of the Sun of the Incas; here the celebration begins at 9:00am and last for 45 minutes.
2.- The “Plaza de Armas”, “HAUQAYPATA”  or the main square; in the time of the Incas  this vast square was used for important ceremonies, which took place entirely in the great “ushnu” or ceremonial platform. The ceremony here begins at 11:00 and ends one hour later.
3.- “SAQSAYWAMAN” .- it’s located at 2 kms from the city of Cusco at 3,560 masl. The name is in the ancient language used by the Incas (Qhechua) which translated into Spanish means “falcon, satiate”. Here the ceremony begins at 13:30pm and is for 1:30 hours.

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ACTS, CEREMONIES AND RITUALS DURING THE INTI RAYMI TOUR

  • Ceremonial Introduction
  • Report the army from the four regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu.
  • Ritual of the sacred “Chicha” a corn drink made by the chosen women (the most beautiful girls of the Empire)
  • Ritual of the Holy Fire.
  • Sacrifice of the llama (Andean cameloid) and auguries.
  • Rite of the “Sankhu” (holy bread)
  • “Q’ochurikuy” ( Dances and music from all Peru )

INTI RAYMI LOCATION MAP

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THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: All Transfer
  • Admission fee (with reserved seat in Saqsawaman) orange zone,
  • Experienced Tour Guide in English.
  • Accommodations: Based on double occupancy: 1 night in Cusco ***
  • Others: Local guide for permanent assistance.
  • Ceremonies at Qoricancha and Hauqaypata (Cusco’s main square).
  • Private Transport in and return
  • Packed lunch (Vegetarian meals by request)
  • Ceremony brochure and DVD.

EXCLUDED

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$15 to US$25 for each meal.
  • Airport Taxes and tips.

RECOMMENDED THINGS TO BRING:

You will need a change of clothes such (like) rain gear or poncho (plastic poncho can be purchased in Cusco), warm jacket or fleece and wind-coat, T-shirts, shorts and long pants, sun hat, flashlight and extra batteries, sun block and insect repellent, toilet paper and garbage bag, small towel, camera, snacks, chocolates, energy bars, mineral water, personal things.

PAYMENT DETAILS

We require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$ 150.00 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE PERU TREK OPERATOR E.I.R.L”. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

IMPORTANT

On your arrival to Cusco, there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in your hotel.

INTI RAYMI LOCATION