Inti Raymi: Celebration of the Sun
In the Inca tradition, likely starting in 1412, there were 4 great celebrations during the year that the general public could take part in, for each of the solstices and equinoxes. With the arrival of the Spanish in Cusco in 1533 all such celebrations were banned by 1535. However, in 1944 the Inti Raymi, Inca festival of the sun was brought back to life, and is now the biggest traditional Inca celebration in the world.
Join hosts Brien Foerster and Irene Flores as they explore the amazing sites and cultures of ancient Peru
Brien Foerster has explored more than 90 countries but his true passion is researching and writing about the ancient megalithic works found in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Easter Island, Egypt, England, and beyond. His 22 books are available on this website & amazon.com. He has appeared 15 times on the Ancient Aliens television series as well as numerous other TV and radio presentations. Brien’s popular Youtube channel contains more than 850 videos related to hidden history and megalithic sites.
Irene Flores is a native Peruvian who holds university degrees in both Spanish literature and the English language. She lived in the US for 12 years, but then returned to Peru, where she and Brien began to explore the ancient archaeological sites of her homeland. Her passion for pre-Colombian cultures has led her to visit the major, and many minor sites in Peru and Bolivia, as well as Easter Island, England, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Mexico, Lebanon and other locations. She is the Spanish to English translator for all of our tours, as well as the local coordinator of all tour activities.
The cost of this tour is $3690 USD per person. Single supplement, meaning an individual preferring their own hotel room, is an extra $650 USD. A deposit of $500 USD is required to reserve your place.
The above itinerary is subject to possible changes.