Lima. Jun. 15 (ANDINA). Global luxury tourists are increasingly interested in celebrating their weddings following the Inca style at the citadel of Machu Picchu (Cusco). captivated by the magic and misticism of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. according to Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel.
'Every time. more tourist couples want to have an Arac Masin. which is an Andean wedding and a millenary ritual in which lovers bring their souls and energy together in highly symbolic and mystic ceremony.' said Aníbal Clavijo. general director of Clabe Andina. owner of Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel.
The Arac Masin has been regarded for years as a symbolic ceremony. celebrated by old civilizations of the southern Andean areas. which has become one of the most attractive activities for tourists. especially for those who spend their honeymoon in Machu Picchu.
This ancient ritual consists of a spiritual affirmation that harmonizes a couple’s union with elements of nature. invoking the Apus. or spirits of the mountains; Pachamama. or Mother Earth; Mama Koka. or Mother Coca; the chaskas. or stars; the Aukis and Achachilas. or light; and Willka Nina. or sacred fire.
All these to make their relation a duality which will traspass eternity.
Clavijo indicated that since the openning of the hotel in 2007. 150 weddings have been held at the citadel.
'A 15 percent of the hotel total sales has been carried out through e-commerce. and ten percent of that 15 percent has been booked for an Arac Masin.'
This ceremony has a great development potencial and is expected to continue growing in the next years.