Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, is celebrated in Cusco every year on June 24th, where thousands of people come together to witness the most beautiful re-enactment of the most important festival of the Inca empire to celebrate the winter solstice and the harvest season; the beginning of the Sun’s New Year. Book and Buy online your Inti Raymi Orange Ticket, NOW!!
The Inti Raymi is now the second largest festival on South America and for this reason you must book this tour well in advance.
10h15 to 10h45 Bus boarding
Our friendly staff will wait for you between 10:15am and 10:45am at Plazoleta Santa Teresa, where you will register at the check-in table with your passport. You will then board the Inti Raymi tour bus that will transfer you to the Inti Raymi venue which is the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
10h45 Bus departure
Tour buses will start the 45 min. drive to the Inti Raymi. You also will receive a box lunch to bring with you as there is no food to buy at the event.
11h30 to 12h30 Arrival to venue and seating
The tour bus arrives at the Inti Raymi venue where you will go through the official check-point. At the entrance, you will receive the Inti Raymi program booklet that will help you follow along what is said during the ceremony. You will also receive a DVD as a souvenir. Our tour guide will assist participants to their assigned seats.
13h00 Inti Raymi begins!
The representation of the Inca is one of Pachacutec, which is the Inca in which the sun god (Inti) revealed his might and strength. The armies come from the four quarters of the Inca Empire and there are different ceremonies, dances, and more. The ceremony lasts about 90 minutes and is in Quechua but visually is powerful. You will be able to follow along with the booklet given to all participants.
15h00 board tour bus
As soon as the ceremony ends, you will be directed to board the tour bus.
16h30 arrival at Cusco city center
The bus will drop you off at Plaza San Francisco (San Francisco square). Sometimes, police directs traffic and drop off may be at Plaza Limacpampa Grande (Limaqpamapa Grande square)
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