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Solstice Sun Celebration To Shine In Peru

Denver-based adventure tour operator, Southwind Adventures is offering a unique set of itineraries that include the Inca solstice festival as the grand finale.

 
PRLog - Dec. 12, 2012 - DENVER -- Contact: Cynthia Ord

Adventure Travel Specialist

Tel. 1(800) 377-9463 ext. 2#

cynthia@southwindadventures.com (mailto:cynthia@southwindadventures.com)

SOLSTICE SUN CELEBRATION TO SHINE IN PERU

Inca Festival Returns in June 2013


Denver, CO—December 13, 2012.  Each year on June 24th, one of the largest and most colorful celebrations in Latin America erupts on the cobbled streets of Cusco, Peru. In the colonial city at 11,150 feet above sea level and gateway to the legendary Machu Picchu, the Inti Raymi festival attracts foreigners and Peruvians alike with a re-enactment of a sacred Inca solstice celebration.

Denver-based adventure tour operator, Southwind Adventures is offering a unique set of itineraries that include the festival as the grand finale. Guests can experience Inti Raymi paired with Machu Picchu through the ever-popular World of the Incas (http://www.southwindadventures.com/trips/pe_world.htm) cultural tour, the Inca Trail trek (http://www.southwindadventures.com/trips/pe_incat.htm), or combine Inti Raymi with other Peru highlights like Lake Titicaca, the Amazon, and Colca Canyon.

A cast of hundreds will dress in full regalia to welcome the return of the Father Sun, or “Inti”. The day is filled with Andean music, parades, ceremonies in the ancient Quechua tongue, and a culminating display in the fortress ruins of Sacsayhuaman in the hills above the city.

The Inti Raymi tradition was revived in the 1940s, when Peruvian academic Faustino Espinoza Navarro researched and wrote the script in the original Quechua. The festival has been celebrated with greater fanfare every year since.

“I come from a culture of extremes and of potential. It’s a living culture that still sings its roots. I feel more and more proud each day,” observes Nivardo Carrillo, a performing artist from Chumbivilcas, Cusco who has been cast as the Inca for four past Inti Raymi festivals.

“The Inca’s character is filled with magic and I have to believe it in order to convey it,” says Carrillo. “It takes five or six months of work to prepare. The role is not about resembling the Inca; rather, it’s about being the Inca and representing Cusco, our culture, and our ancestors.”

Southwind has been crafting private and small group journeys to South America since 1990. President Tom Damon is a distinguished Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist for Peru since 2005. Inti Raymi in Cusco with Southwind Adventures was featured in the New York Times bestseller 1,000 Things to Do Before You Die by Patricia Shultz.  For more information on Inti Raymi departures (http://www.southwindadventures.com/inti-raymi.htm), visit the website at www.southwindadventures.com or call the Denver office at (303) 972-0701. Photos available on request.

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