Inti Raymi

Description

Inti Raymi Inti Raymi is a festival that goes back to the Inca times. It is a celebration as well as a sacrifice to the sun God, "Inti". The ceremony begins at the Qoricancha and moves to the Plaza de Armas with dancing and ritual. For tourists, 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.

Itinerary

We meet in the morning and go directly to the Q'orikancha or Temple of the Sun to hail the procession of the Sun's Representative or head Inca to the Wakaypata (Cusco's main plaza). From here the procession ascends to Sacsayhuaman and we follow it along this route.

At around noon, we will have our box lunch. After this we will witness traditional dances from all corners of the Incan empire and the rituals of the Incan sun worship. We will see different Andean tribes bring offerings, carry out rituals and wear typical clothing.

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Practical Information

Date: Every year around the 24th of June
Length: 1 day
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
  • Boleto Turistico
  • ISIC Card, if applicable
Included
  • Professional trilingual guide (English/Spanish/Quechua)
  • Transport
  • Entrance to the festival in Sacsayhuaman
  • Preferential seating
  • Box lunch
  • Transfer - if this is from somewhere outside of the city, this can be done at an extra cost since the pickups are done on foot and only in the city centre.
Not Included
  • Water & Snacks
  • Possibly the most important thing to consider: Tips for your guide


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