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1 Day
Availability : June 24th
Depart: Cusco
Destination: Inti Raymi
Max People : 12

Inti Raymi Tour 1D Highlights

  • You get to witness history come to life!
  • The Festival of the Sun is the most important cultural event in Cusco.
  • The ceremony symbolize the mythical origin of the Inca.

About the Inti Raymi Tour 1D

This is a one-day guided tour of Inti Raymi, the most important cultural event in Cusco!

Inti Raymi, or the Festival of the Sun, was the most important celebration for the Incas. Even to this day, Inti Raymi continues to be the largest and most important festival held in Cusco. The sun was the center of worship for the Andean people. It is no surprise, then, that Inti Raymi coincides with the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the southern hemisphere.

>> Read more about this fascinating piece of cultural history!

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The Inti Raymi tour happens only one day of the year – June 24th – the day of the Inti Raymi festival itself. This is an incredible opportunity to witness history come to life. Be transported back to the time of the Incas and see what life might have been like. The Inti Raymi tour is the perfect tour for both history buffs and cultural enthusiasts alike.

 

Price

Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private trek, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people

$430

4-6 people

$370

7-8 people

$370

9-12 people

$370
WHY BOOK WITH US?

High quality personalized experience

Unique, off-the-beaten track routes

Experienced staff

Verified sustainability practices

$20 of every trek donated to Threads of Peru

Important Details About Inti Raymi Tour 1D

What is Included?

Transport

    • Collection from your hotel on the morning of the Inti Raymi tour

Trekking Team

    • English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide

Meals

    • Boxed lunch

Additional

  • Entry ticket

What is Not Included?

Meals

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks and water

Other

  • Tips for the guide

Optional Extras & Upgrades

    • We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our

Optional Extras and Upgrades

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All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

    • Light-weight aluminum walking stick. Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.
    • Combine with a day trip to Machu Picchu
    • Combine with any trek for a complete Cusco Experience!

Important:

  • When calculating the cost of renting equipment, calculate using the length of the entire trip, not just the number of trekking days.
  • Please be careful with rented equipment! You are responsible for the cost of replacement if something is damaged or broken.
  • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

What to Pack

Cusco can experience every season in a single day, so you should be prepared for sun and rain, cold and hot weather! We recommend a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, sweater, rain gear or plastic poncho, winter hat or toque and gloves. In addition, you should bring:

      • A light day pack to carry your things
      • Water bottle and snacks
      • Money for snacks, souvenirs and tips

 

You can also see What To Bring for our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack for a trek in the Andes. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Available Discounts

    • 5% off a day tour listed price when you also book a 3-day or longer trek operated by Apus Peru
    • Youth 12-17: 5% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
    • Children 5-11 years: 15% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
    • Children 0-4 years: Free. A valid passport must be presented upon booking. Children under 4 will not count towards the total number of guests in a group. This discount does not apply to train fares. Children under 2 will not be considered to occupy a seat on any train or bus, and instead must ride on a parent’s lap.

Remember that scans of the student card (for students) or passports (for children) need to accompany the bookingin order to be eligible for the discount.

Guides & Safety on the Trail

    • Our whole trekking team know Cusco like the back of their hand! They are some of the warmest, endearing and wonderful people you are ever likely to meet.

Our guides are all licensed and receive regular training. They share their experience, professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm with our passengers on every trek.

Get to know our team!

Trekkers Wanted

    • Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone!

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Important Info

  • The times cited in this Inti Raymi itinerary are approximate. Walking times depend on the group.
  • The program is subject to change, due to weather and other unexpected circumstances
  • Most of all, remember you are joining a genuine Andean fiesta, an event with real meaning and importance to the local community, and at which you are a guest. You should be willing to accept their means and methods of celebration. Please be respectful. Please refer to our Responsible Tourism pages. You can also ask for our Traveler’s Code of Conduct guide.

Ready to Book?

  • Does this tour sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.
  • Travel insurance is a must! World Nomads offers travel insurance for adventure activities.

Inti Raymi Tour 1D Itinerary

JUNE 24TH

Today is the famous Inti Raymi celebration! The whole of downtown Cusco will be packed with dancers, members of the procession and spectators.

We will collect you from your hotel in the morning and then walk together to the Q’oricancha temple which is the Temple of the Sun and where the day’s festivities begin. Here are many typical musicians and they open the festival with a great amount of music. When the Inca Court with its many nobles enter there is silence. Finally, the Inca and his Q’oya (wife/sister) enter and there is a ceremony to venerate the sun. 

The Inti Raymi procession then continues to Huakaypata (the Plaza de Armas). Here, the Generals inspect the guardians of the city and the imperial army, and the Inca performs another ceremony. After this, the Inca Court makes its way to Sacsayhuaman. You, too, will walk up to this impressive fortress. 

The principal Inti Raymi ceremony is held at Sacsayhuaman, beginning around 1 pm. Pachacutec represents the Inca, as he was the Inca to which the sun god (Inti) revealed his might and strength. Incan armies come from the four quarters (suyos) of Tahuantinsuyo (the Inca Empire) and there are different ceremonies for fire, coca, and the four quarters of the empire, as well as for the future of Tawantinsuyo. 

The Inti Raymi ceremony lasts about 90 minutes. It is performed in Quechua but is visually powerful. Your guide will also be able to translate sections of the ceremonies. 

In the late afternoon, when the Inti Raymi celebrations have ended, your guide will walk you to your hotel. 

 

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