INTI RAYMI TOUR 2 DAYS
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The Inti Raymi offers the great options to explore the city of Cusco and the most important Inca festival in Peru!…
Inti Raymi is the most incredible Inca celebration in the city of Cusco; this ceremony takes place every year on June 24th in three different stages and different, from which the most important is in the esplanade of “Sacsayhuaman” to where one can arrive by car or by waking. The festival coincides with the winter solstice and harvest season. The Inti Raymi known as the Sun feats is presided over by the Inca and his entourage. They represent the most lavish tribute and worship of the sun.
During this tour you’ll appreciate the Inti raymi festival, the natural and cultural highlights in the region of Cusco. The Inti Raymi festival is an annual event where the locals celebrated a big and picturesque ceremony in honor to «INTI»: 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.
When is celebrated the Inti Raymi?
The 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.
Our 2-day Inti Raymi Tour starts once you arrive to the city of Cusco; you will walk around the city of Cusco and the nex day you’ll participate in the Inti Raymi 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 Inca’s history. In this tour in included hotel of 3-star category located near the main square for your quick access to the tourist facilities.
Our 2-day Inti Raymi Tour, are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
All About 2-Day Inti Raymi Tour
- Explore the city of Cusco
- City tour in Cusco
- Inti raymi feast
- TIMING: 2 days/1 night.
- Starting point: Cusco airport.
- End point: Cusco Hotel.
What was the Inti Raymi?
The Inti Raymi was the most important feast during Inca times. Inti Raymi was celebrated every shortest day of the year with occasion of the beginning of the year, which we considered now as 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.
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:
- The “QORIKANCHA” or the temple of the Sun of the Incas; here the celebration begins at 09:00 a.m and last for 45 minutes.
- 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 a.m and ends one hour later.
- “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 or satiate». Here the ceremony begins at 01:30 p.m and is for 1:30 hour.
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- The price of the tour does not include flights. You must buy your flight ticket.So, you’ll need to arrive to Cusco for the tour.
- The Confirmation for 2-Day Inti Raymi Tour, will be received when the tour booking is made.
Passport name, number, date of birth, gender and country is required at time of booking for all participants.
- Valid passport required on day of travel. (Expiration dates older than 6 months are valid).
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
- Not wheelchair accessible
Child seats or chairs available
- Most travelers can participate in the experience.
- Airport pickup and drop-off will be provided by arrangement with your flight information.
- There will be a maximum of 12 travelers on the tour or activity Operated by: SPT Travel & Tours.
If our scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer not to travel with a group, then we can also run this tour privately for you. Please contact us for more information and prices.
Departure and returning Times for the excursion differs; it will be coordinated with your guide at the briefing time. However, the excursions include from hotel to hotel.
Important note.- FOR AIRPORT TRANSFERS WE ARE FLEXIBLE, WE CAN PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AT ANY TIME.
Hotels in Cusco and Aguas calientes town / We use comfortable tourist class hotels 3-stars category.
- Address: Calle Garcilaso 233-285 – Cusco – PERU
- Rating: 3 stars
- Web: http://www.hotelesgarcilaso.com
Set over 3 floors, Hotel Garcilazo is a charming hotel decorated in a classic Cusco style – using local artisans to create an aura of beautiful Inca tradition. The hotel also benefits from cocktail bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is located to half a block from the main square.
- Restaurant (open to public for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Telephones with international and national dial up
- Fax services
- Luggage porters
- Laundry service.
The tour includes a 24-hour airport meet & assists service in Cusco airport, your arrival and departure airport-hotel transfers and all other transfers.
Private vehicles are used for all sightseeing tours and most of the journeys throughout the tour. A variety of transport including vans and bus is used.
It is important when considering and preparing to travel anywhere in the world that you have a good understanding of the country you are visiting, its laws and customs, and the possible risks and situations that may occur. This includes specific risks related to your itinerary (eg. does it involve water & can you swim, are you fit enough for the activities included), as well as more general risks such as natural disasters.
General details and links to more information about health risks, visa requirements, money, and travel insurance are given in these tour notes. We recommend that you re-read all these before your departure as well as the small print of your travel insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered and what is not.
You should take copies of your important travel documents with you and ideally also store them online securely as a backup. Make sure that you have given us your emergency contact details and told that person where and when you are travelling. Ensure you take enough money with you and that you have access to emergency funds.
While an accepted part of the culture and customs in Peru, tipping is always optional, and any amounts paid should reflect excellent service.
It is normal and accepted for people to tip differently, and you should not feel under any pressure to tip any particular amount. We are often asked for advice on common amounts however, and suggest that you consider around US$ 5-10 per person per day for guides, US$ 3-7 p/p/day for assistant guides or tour leaders, and US$ 2-5 p/p/day for porters and drivers.
2-Day Inti Raymi Tour experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel it or request a modification, the amount paid will not be refunded. More information see at term & Condition.
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Yes! You must bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport that you sent us to reserve your Machu Picchu Permits. Your passport will be checked at the Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.
UPDATE PASSPORT NUMBERS:
If you are renewing your passport, feel free to email us a copy of your old passport to reserve your Machu Picchu Permits. If you no longer have your old passport, any government-issued ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you have received your new passport. Email us a copy of your new passport as soon as possible to change your ticket information.
To book 2-Day Inti Raymi Tour, we will require a deposit of $150 per person. Upon receipt the pre-payment, we will send you an email with the confirmation of your trip. Here are all the details you need to send us.
- Personal information: (your full name, exactly as in your passport):
- Passport number
- Date of birthday (dd/mm/yyyy)
***We need copies of each participant’s passport, as they are required when purchasing The permits and Tickets.
You can make the pre-payment by clicking on the PAYPAL symbols on our page or you need to log in to your PayPal account and send the money to email@example.com
About remining balance?
The remining balance you’ll pay in cash once you arrive to Cusco in USD or soles (Peruvian currency), to the change of the day; or if you prefer PayPal (7% service charge applies) for the bank commission. Also, you can pay us by Visa credit card only (5% service charge applies). Please let us know which one you prefer.
Our 2-Day Inti Raymi Tour packages is designed for travelers who wish to experience Peru to the fullest, in comfort and style. Individual travellers, groups of friends, families and seniors have been our main clients over the years, and we are proud to say that our experiences are suitable for all ages and tastes.
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