Day 02: June 24th: Inti Raymi Festival or festival of the Sun.
(Includes Breakfast and Box lunch)
After visiting the great Incan architectural achievements it will be clear to you that the Sun was the main deity worshiped in the Inca culture. In today´s Inti Raymi all of the significant Sun Festival rituals are re-enacted (don´t worry, the llama sacrifices are simulated!). This special day also includes The New Fire Celebration. No fires were allowed in the city on this day until a hollow mirror was used to concentrate the sunlight onto animal fur and kindling. Only then were all other fires started from this source.
You will see the Inca carried through the streets of Cusco on a litter and toasted with chicha (a fermented corn drink). The ceremony concludes with the Inca giving a speech in the native Quechua language.
09:30 hrs. Qorikancha: start of the staging. Duration 45 minutes.
11:00 Hrs. Auqaypata (Plaza Mayor): The Inka and his Royal Court, enter the street Intikijllu. Duration 1 hour.
13:00 Hrs. Staged Home in the Sacred archeological of Saqsaywaman with a duration of 90 minutes, which celebrates the rites of the New Fire, Coca, the offerings of the Four and the prediction of future times, among others.