Views 11 Jun Festivals in Peru with Dos Manos!
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The month of June is all about festivals in Peru. It kicks off with Qoyllority , one of the most intriguing festivals in the Andes, and the celebrations continue with the religious festival of Corpus Christi in Cusco, when the streets and plaza of the ancient capital of the Incas are packed with colorful dancers and musicians accompanying the folkloric processions.

Only days later you can join Dos Manos to visit the rebuilding ceremony of the Q’eswachaka Inca Hanging Bridge, located in the province of Canas about 160 km. south of Cusco.

"Q’eswachaka" is a native name formed by two Quechua words, ‘Q’eswa’ which means to braid and ‘Chaka’ which means bridge. A very special bridge, because it is made from woven grass (q’oya). The original Inca material and construction techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since the first bridge was built in the 15th century.

Festivals in Peru with Dos Manos!

We run full day trips to the bridge all year round, as well as an extended 2 day trip on the 9th – 10th June when the bridge is ceremoniously rebuilt by local tribes as a communal effort. About 1000 indigenous locals are involved in the reconstruction of the only Inca Hanging Bridge in Peru.

Andean priests will be carrying out an ancestral ceremony “Pago a la Tierra”, an offer to Mother Earth or ‘Pacha Mama’ in order to assure help and protection for all the people working on it.

During this trip you will also visit numerous lagoons near Cusco, natural caves and stop in different typical villages such Piñipampa.

At the end of the month, on June 24th, it’s time for the famous festival of the Sun. Better known as Inti Raymi, it was the biggest and most spectacular celebration in the time of the Inca’s. Today it is South America’s 2nd largest festival, and a true highlight for visitors to Peru!

Festivals in Peru with Dos Manos!

In Andean mythology, the Incas were considered the descendents of the Sun, and therefore, the people had to offer a sumptuous celebration to him, “Inti” the sun God, annually.

The ceremony begins at the Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun in Cusco, from where the Inca emperor is carried on his golden throne by a colorful entourage of personalities representing the population of the four parts of the world to the Plaza de Armas. Performances of ancient rituals of Peru and pulsating dances characterize the celebrations, culminating in a vibrant ceremonial event at the Sacsayhuamán fortress.

Festivals in Peru with Dos Manos!

For visitors, the most comfortable option is to have a ticket in the grand stands where our guide will accompany you and explain the significance of the ceremonies which are performed in Quechua.

Join us and hundreds of locals in extravagant costumes parading through the streets of Cusco, by reserving your spot here!

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