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Inti Raymi – the Festival of the Sun in Peru

Visitors from across South America and around the world travel to Cuzco in Peru for the annual Inti Raymi festival, the most important ceremony of the Inca Empire calendar. Each winter solstice, native residents honor the Sun God marking the beginning of a new year: the Festival of the Sun.

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The 24th of June is the most important day of the festival, when a theatrical representation of the Inca ceremony takes place: the Sapa Inca –the Incan emperor-, dressed with silver and gold ornaments, calls on blessings from the god Inti, the ancient Incan sun god. Continue reading

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Kids Love Family Adventure Holidays at Inkaterra, Peru

This year, why not take the kids on a family holiday of a lifetime to Peru?

Inkaterra prides itself on the authentic and local experience it can offer guests, Inkaterra employs local Peruvians who are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the local area, the flora and fauna and cultural history of Peru and are well-trained to share this knowledge in an engaging and fun way. Kids are especially welcome at Inkaterra and delight in exploring the jungle and cloud forests in the hands of real life Indiana Jonseses. Continue reading

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Pachamama Ritual in Peru – Pay The Earth at Inkaterra

Pachamama is the spiritual Earth Mother figure in Peruvian culture, a goddess revered amongst the indigenous peoples of the Andes.

 

Associated primarily with fertility and the harvest, the Pachamama is a positive deity whose presence is toasted during meetings and important celebrations across the country through the spilling of “chicha” (a fermented maize beverage) on the floor before drinking as well as in more elaborate rites associated with the present day Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras.

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Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion

Jagger in the Jungle

This past October saw the opening of byInkaterra’s newest lodge, Hacienda Concepcion, set in 819 acres of natural rainforest.

The lodge is reached by canoe, located eight kilometres down river from the town of Puerto Maldonado, providing a breathtaking and very secluded setting. One celebrity couldn’t wait to add some star-studded glamour to the lodge…

Yes that’s right, MICK JAGGER… the perfect candidate to cement the lodge’s status as a jungle hotspot and ideal secluded retreat. Mick Jagger visited byInkaterra in October 2011 for a little R&R, and enjoyed wine and nibbles 90ft up in the Canopy Treehouse but also in a bid to help promote the importance of protecting and preserving the area’s environment, something very close to Inkaterra’s own heart.