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Inti Raymi Day Tour

Inti Raymi Day Tour

The Inti Raymi Day Tour in Cusco is celebrate every solstice of 24th June. On 2022, it is opens and you can book online. The Sun, the main God of the Inca Civilization was considered to be the creator of all that exists. It presided over the destinies of man and the universe.


The most luxurious celebration to be performed in Cusco was thus dedicated to the Sun God. The Sun was to be adored and offered sacrifices so as to avoid that during its lengthy journey through sky and space, it should leave the Earth and its children, and ensure its return offering heat and joy.


Several reasons compelled the Inca civilization to make sacrifices and offerings to their king star the sun. One of them was that the Inca, as well as Cusquenian nobility, were considered to be natural children of the Sun. To him they owed their existence, for which recognition was due with sacrifices and offerings. On the other hand, if the corn harvest was good in the last agricultural year, it was necessary to be thankful, and if the harvest was poor, it was necessary to request that it be compensated with a better one the following year. Finally, in June (winter solstice) as the Sun moved away and temperatures dropped, at dawns water froze, therefore it was necessary to request that the Sun return, that after twilight it should not continue advancing towards the north.

Tour Overview

Sustainable Tourism: At Tierras Vivas, we are happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities 

Tour OperatorTierras Vivas - If you have questions or doubt about your trip, contact by WhatsApp: +51 984 004472

Service Level: Comfortable tourist-class and private transport.

Difficulty: 1 - Easy

Age Requirements: 2+ (All travellers under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult!).

Crew: A Tierras Vivas representative in Cusco, a professional bilingual Tour Guide in the Inti Raymi festival

Meals: 1x box lunch and 1x snack bag (Please allow USD 10-15 for meals not included)

Transportation: Private van.


Quick Itinerary

7:00: Pick you up from your hotel

9:30: Start the Sun Festival in Qoricancha

11:00: Walk up to Plaza de Armas. Enjoy the festival in main square (Auqaypata)

13:00: Sacsayhuaman, celebretes the rites of the New Fire, Coca, the offerings of the Four Suyos and the prediction of future times, among others.


Highlights Inti Raymi:

  • Celebrate the famous Sun festival in Peru

  • Witness the majesty of the Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu

  • Learn about the Incan culture
  • Wander through the Inca´s streets of Cusco
  • The seating area we buy for you is the Preferred Orange, from where you can have a full vision of the feast.


Sun Festival Packages 2022

 Inti Raymi Day Tour Seats

Sun Festival in Peru

Inti Raymi Festival Review



Inti Raymi Itinerary

The Sun Festival is celebrated in 3 historical scenes.

  • Qorikancha (Golden Temple), it was the principal temple dedicated to the Sun in the Incan era.
  • Plaza de Armas Cusco's (called by the Incas "Auqaypata", the Warrior Square), which was a huge square during the Inca times where this ceremony was held on a ceremonial platform (“ushnu” in Quechua). From there, the Inca was carried on a golden throne leading a procession through the ancient city of Cusco up to Sacsaywaman in the hills above city.
  • Saqsaywaman ("saqsay" and "waman" in Quechua mean "satiate hawk"), which is an impressive archaeological centre situated at 3,555 m.a.s.l., just a kilometre far away from the Inca neighbourhood of Qolqanpata.

Program of the Sacsaywaman´s scene:

  • Ceremonial arrival
  • Announcement of the 4 “Suyus” (or the four cardinal points): Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu
  • Chicha Ritual
  • Sacred Fire Ritual
  • Lama (Andean cameloid) sacrifice and a sign reading (But no worries, there is not any lama killed in fact nowadays!
  • Sankhu (sacred bread) Reading
  • Q'ochurikuy (burst of popular exaltation)


  • Pre-briefing;
  • Entrance fee to Inti Raymi festival (Orange seat)
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide;
  • Meals: 1x box lunch;
  • Tourist transportation during the tours and local transfers;

Not Included

  • Meals not mentioned,
  • Tips and baggage portage (Please note: It is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory.),
  • Other extras not mentioned.

Tierras Vivas representative

All Tierras Vivas adventurous group tours are accompanied by a Tierras Vivas Tour Guide, a Representative or an expedition team. The aim of our Tour Guides is to take a hassle out of our customers’ trips and to help them to have the best trip possible. The Tour Guides provide information on places visited, offer suggestions of what to see and to do, recommend a good place to eat and introduce to his/her colleagues. The Guides have a broad general knowledge of each country visited during a tour, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local Tour Guides where we think that more specific knowledge could add more enjoyment to visited places.

Packing List

  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Flight tickets,
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Our service voucher (sent by us to you),
  • Entry visa and a proof of vaccination (if applicable),
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.

Sun Festival and Machu Picchu / 4D

There are few places that offer magic and special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us.

Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of the Spaniards, so it is an untouched wonder until Hiram Bingham decided to tell the world that here in Cusco, paradise was found. Combine a cultural experience like the Inti Raymi festival with a tour to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Inti Raymi Festival and Machu Picchu

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