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Immerse yourself in the Enchantment of the Magical Inti Raymi with our Machu Picchu Tour - 5 Days

Inti Raymi Magical Tour

Before: $ 559From: $ 539Per personPrivate / Group
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
2023-12-21
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Venture59270610376
2023-12-11
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
2023-12-11
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
2023-12-07
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
2023-11-28
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
2023-11-28
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
BRENDA T
2023-11-27
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Nathalia
2023-11-27
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!

DESCRIPTION

The Inti Raymi Magico tour is a tour of the city of Cusco, which includes visits to some of the main historical and cultural sites of the region. It can include places such as the Main Square, the Temple of the Sun, the Convent of Santo Domingo, as well as one of the most important festivals of Peru; The Inti Raymi, also accompany this spectacular trip visiting one of the seven Wonders of the World “Machupicchu”, we will also know the Sacred Valley an important center of agriculture and religious ceremonies.

The Inti Raymi Magico + Machupicchu Tour offers the following activities:

City Tour in Cusco:

This sightseeing activity takes you through the impressive city of Cusco, where you can explore historical sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Cusco, the Temple of the Sun and the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. In addition, you will learn about the fascinating history of this imperial city and its cultural legacy.

Inti Raymi:

This celebration is one of the most important in Peru and takes place in Cusco during the winter solstice. During the event, you will witness a colorful procession of Inca priests and dancers, as well as the sun worship ceremony, which is a recreation of an ancient Inca ceremony. The energy and excitement of this celebration is unmatched.

Sacred Valley of the Incas:

Located near Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of Peru’s most popular tourist attractions. Here, you can visit ancient Andean villages, such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and explore their imposing ruins. You can also enjoy breathtaking scenery and learn about the Inca culture and way of life.

Machu Picchu Tour:

Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and one of Peru‘s most popular tourist destinations. During the tour, you will explore the ruins of the ancient Inca city and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Sacred Valley. The experience of being in this historic and culturally significant place is unforgettable.

SHORT ITINERARY

TRAVEL ROUTE

  • Day 1: Arrival – City tour in Cusco
  • Day 2: Inti Raymi
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Day 4: Tour to Machu Picchu
  • Day 5: End of Service

Day 1: City Tour in Cusco 3800 meters

  • Pick up from the Airport or Terminal
  • Transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • Accommodation at your selected hotel
  • 13:00 pm the agency will pick you up at your hotel to start the tour.
  • Visit of the Main Cathedral of Cusco
  • Visit of the Temple of the Sun Qoricancha
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Saqsayhaman
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Qenqo
  • Visit of the Archaeological Center of Tambomachay
  • 18:30 pm return to Cusco city.

Day 2: Inti Raymi 3671 meters

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit to the show performed in the Qoricancha
  • Cusco Main Square
  • Transfer to Sacsayhuaman
  • VIP seating in the complex
  • Inti Raymi Festival
  • Transfer to the Hotel

Day 3: Sacred Valley of the Incas 2,700 mts.

  • At 7:30 a.m. pick up from downtown hotel
  • Beginning of the tour, directions by our guide.
  • Stop at the Taray viewpoint
  • Visit to the Archaeological Center of Pisaq
  • Lunch in Urubamba
  • Visit to Ollantaytambo Archaeological Center
  • Expedition Train ride from Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Machu Picchu 2400 mts.

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer by Bus (CONSETTUR) to Machupicchu
  • Guided visit to Machupicchu (2 hours approx)
  • Return by bus to Aguas Calientes
  • Travel by Tourist Train Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
  • Travel by bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Arrival to Cusco city

Day 5: End of Service

  • At the appropriate time, transfer to Alejandro Velasco International Airport.
  • End of Service

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01: PICK UP FROM AIRPORT – CITY TOUR IN CUSCO

At appropriate time pick up from airport and transfer to chosen hotel.

Hotel accommodation.

Our tour starts picking you up at your hotel between 12:50 hrs and 13:10 hrs, Approx.

The City Tour in Cusco is a tour of the main attractions of the city of Cusco; the tour starts visiting the Cathedral of Cusco and its more than 600 paintings of the Cusco School (40 minutes).

Then we go to the Temple of Qoricancha on foot seeing beautiful Inca streets (10 min), we will enter the Qoricancha at (14:20hrs), this main temple in Inca times, in the temple of Qoricancha we will learn about the Inca religion and architecture (40 min).

At 15:00 hrs approx. we will take our transportation and go to Sacsayhuaman (15 min) in which we will have a guided tour through the huge walls of this Inca temple built for the god illapa (lightning) (45 min).

We will take our bus again to Qenqo (5 min) where we will have a tour to this other ancient Inca temple.

Once again we take our mobility (10 min) and go to Puka Pukara and Tambomachay water temple. We will finish our tour at 18:00hrs.

Upon returning to Cusco we will drop you off near the main square, you will have the afternoon free to enjoy the local cuisine, music and the city.

We will leave you in the center of the city so you can enjoy dinner or stroll around the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

This tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • General Tourist Ticket
  • Entrance to the Cathedral
  • Admission to Qoricancha, Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka-Pukara and Tambomachay

Recommendations for the City Tour

  • Warm clothes
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block lotion and sun hat
  • Valid Identity Card

Breakfast – Passenger / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 2: INTI RAYMI TOUR

THE QORICANCHA (Public Stage):

7:40 hrs We will pick you up at your hotel to go to the first station of this staging, which will be in the Qoricancha. It is necessary to leave early to be located in front of the Qoricancha, there are no established places because it is an event for the general public and not only for tourists.

Looking up we will be able to see the Inca performing an invocation to the Sun.

8:00 hrs We will meet at the Qoricancha where we will sit on some benches to appreciate the departure of the Inca and his retinue. We will wait a little while for the ceremony to begin, normally from 09.00 to 09.30 am, looking up we will be able to see the Inca on the stage making an invocation to the Sun God.

PLAZA DE ARMAS (Public Stage):

10:00 hrs We will walk up to the Plaza de Armas where we will settle in one of the corners to appreciate the passage of the Inca retinue. Then we will take our mobility in the rejoicing square to go to Sacsayhuamán 20min approx.

SACSAYHUAMAN – INTI RAYMI (Private Stage):

12:00 hrs Sacsayhuamán (voice derived from the Quechua terms “saqsay” and “waman” which translated into Spanish means “saciate hawk”: This impressive archaeological center is located at 3,555 m.a.s.l., one kilometer from the Inca quarter of Qolqanpata.

The procession moves immediately. This one enters the stage carrying the Inca in his litter by groups that represent the inhabitants of the four suyos. Afterwards, an alpaca is sacrificed and the Inca invokes his father the Sun. Services and accommodations in the place.

13:00 hrs we will have our box lunch. And the ceremony will begin.

We will be accommodated in the orange VIP grandstand of the stage to have the best view of the show. This is the only stage where we will be comfortable appreciating this magnificent staging of the Inti Raymi.

15:30 hrs approx. end of the staging, we will meet and go to the mobility and we will leave you in your respective hotels (this day there will be a lot of traffic congestion some people that their hotels are near the square choose to walk down to the Plaza de Armas approx. 15 min downhill).

NOTE: We want to take you to all the scenarios where this impressive festival is staged, the places suitable for all audiences will be the Qoricancha and the Plaza de Armas and properly the INTI RAYMI will be presented in Sacsayhuaman, feel comfortable in each place and enjoy with us the 3 seasons of Inti Raymi.

The Inti Raymi tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Admission to VIP stand in Sacsayhuaman
  • Box Lunch

Recommendations for the Inti Raymi tour

  • Windbreaker
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block and sun hat

Breakfast – Hotel / Box Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 03: TOUR IN THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Breakfast at your hotel, the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas starts picking you up at your hotel between 07:50 hrs and 08:10 hrs,

Then we will start our trip to the Sacred Valley, we will stop at the Taray Viewpoint where we will observe the Sacred Valley.

We will take our transportation again and travel to Pisac approx. 11:00 hrs we will visit the archaeological group of Pisac, which includes a visit to the market in the town of the same name. 45 min approx.

We will take the bus and cross the Sacred Valley to the town of Urubamba where we will have our buffet lunch.

At 14:30 hrs after lunch we will go to Ollantaytambo where the town still maintains its splendor of when the Incas inhabited it (45 min),

After the tour to Ollantaytambo at 16:00 hrs we will leave you very close to the train station on foot (5 min), we will board the train according to the chosen schedule and head to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Arrival to Machu Picchu village where the hotel staff will be waiting for you at the exit of the station, with a small sign and your name.

In the evening we will have a meeting with the guide to arrange your visit to Machu Picchu.

The Sacred Valley tour includes

  • Tourist Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Tourist Ticket
  • Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley,
  • Expedition Train Ticket round trip Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Agency / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

At the agreed time after breakfast at the hotel, we meet the guide at the bus station to board the bus that will take us to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu travel time is about 30 minutes.

Upon arrival of the bus we will find the entrance door to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu where we present our income, passport or identity card.

Together with the guide we will enter the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours, where we will know the important points of the Inca citadel.

At the end of the tour we will have free time to take pictures in Machupicchu.

Then the guide will say goodbye to us, so we board the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we can enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant of your choice.

In the afternoon we will have time to visit the handicraft markets or a short walk through the city.

At the appropriate time we will board our Expedition train arriving in Ollanta. 1.40 hrs. arrival at Ollantaytambo train station where agency staff will be waiting for you to be transferred to your hotel in Cusco. 1.50 hrs.

The tour to Machu Picchu includes

  • Tourist train ticket Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu round trip
  • Bus up and down
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation Ollantaytambo-Cusco

Recommendations for the Machupicchu tour

  • Warm clothes
  • Small backpack with personal belongings
  • Camera
  • Cash for shopping
  • Mineral water
  • Sun block lotion and sun hat
  • Valid Identity Card

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

DAY 5: END OF SERVICE

Free morning for non-directed activities: shopping, visit to the central market or a museum in Cusco (optional).

At appropriate time transfer to Cusco airport.

Breakfast – Hotel / Lunch – Passenger / Dinner – Passenger

INCLUDES

This tour includes

  • 3 nights Hotel in Cusco, all breakfasts
  • 1 night hotel in Machu Picchu
  • All transfers
  • All tickets or entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • Lunch: Inti Raymi, Sacred Valley
  • Transfer Terminal or Airport – Hotel in Cusco
  • Tourist Guide and Transportation

On Tour in Machu Picchu

  • Tourist Train to and from Machu Picchu
  • Bus up and down Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu Sanctuary
  • Professional guide in Machu Picchu
  • Transfer from train station Ollanta – Cusco

This tour does NOT include

  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

PRICES

This 5 days and 4 nights tour package includes an exciting Full Day in the staging of Inti Raymi the famous sun festival and tour to Machu Picchu, plus 3 nights accommodation in the charming city of Cusco and 1 night in Machu Picchu or in the beautiful Sacred Valley, according to the client’s preferences. The hotels include breakfast and access is provided to all tourist sites mentioned in the itinerary, with comfortable and spacious tourist transportation, a professional guide who will provide accurate and entertaining information for your tours. In the Sacred Valley, a buffet lunch is included, while in the staging of the Inti Raymi a delicious box lunch is offered because it is a private show. In addition, in Machu Picchu, meals are also included. We provide personalized assistance throughout the trip to ensure that our clients enjoy every moment of their tourist experience to the fullest.

HOW MUCH DOES THE INTI RAYMI 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS TOUR COST?

We have options based on the type of hotel of your preference, trains and if you want private or group service, the price is differentiated by type of person, adult, student (valid ID), children and infants.

We handle small groups, ask for our offers for more than 4 people or more, we also have seasonal offers and promotions for last minute reservations.

If the hotel of your preference is not in our offer request a quote and we will respond very quickly; if you have questions regarding prices, destinations or tour, we will gladly assist you.

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Our travel agency stands out for three main reasons:

  • In our travel agency we offer a personalized service in every touristic activity we provide, because we believe that every client deserves a unique and memorable experience.
  • We have thousands of positive comments from our passengers on Trip Advisor and other review websites.
  • In addition, we have a social conscience and we help children with low income by donating part of our income to social projects that benefit children with limited resources (See Social Projects).

In summary, if you choose to travel with us, you will enjoy a personalized service, backed by thousands of positive comments, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to an important social cause with children who do not have the opportunity that perhaps you and I had.

TOUR IN GROUP SERVICE

Inti Raymi Magical Tour Packages with Machu Picchu 5 Days 4 Nights

PRICE PER PERSON in Double or Matrimonial Room

Minimum 02 people

HOTEL 2

Hotels in Cusco

Hotel Príncipe III – Hotel Mayu Cusco, Misky Tayta

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

Inkas Land, Mapi Seven, Vista Hotel

TRAIN TYPE

Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail)

HOTEL 3

Hotels in Cusco

Hotel Saska Boutique, Waman Qoricancha, MOAF

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

Hotel Raices, Hotel Hatun Inti Class, Hotel Ferre Machu Picchu Picchu

TRAIN TYPE

Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail)

HOTEL 4 SUPERIOR

Hotels in Cusco

Xima Hotel, Sonesta Posada Cusco, Costa del Sol

RamadaHotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

Hotel Taypikala, Tierra Viva Machu Picchu, Casa del Sol Mapi

TRAIN TYPE

Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail)

Important note:

The train service THE VOYAGER – Inca Rail or EXPEDITION Train – Peru Rail, if you prefer to add the VISTADOME Train service, the additional cost is US$ 45.00 per person round trip.

PRIVATE SERVICE TOUR

Inti Raymi Magical Tour Packages with Machu Picchu 5 Days 4 Nights

PRICE PER PERSON in Double or Matrimonial Room

Minimum 02 people

HOTEL 5 EXCLUSIVE

Hotels in Cusco

Hotel Principe III – Hotel Mayu Cusco, Misky Tayta

Hotel Machu Picchu Pueblo

Inkas Land, Mapi Seven, Hotel Vista

TRAIN TYPE

Expedition (Peru Rail) or Voyager (Inca Rail)

Important note:

The service in this category is on THE VOYAGER – IncaRail or EXPEDITION – PeruRail Train, if you prefer to add the VISTADOME Train service the additional cost is US$ 45.00 per person round trip.

 TURISTA
EJECUTIVA
SUPERIOR
EXCLUSIVE
HOTELS IN CUSCO
  • Hotel Príncipe III
  • Hotel Mayu Cusco
  • Misky Tayta
  • Saska Boutique Hotel
  • Hotel Waman
  • Qoricancha Hotel
  • MOAF
  • Xima Hotel
  • Sonesta Posada Cusco
  • Costa del Sol Ramada
  • El Convento Marriot – Casa Andina Premiun
  • Libertador Palacio del Inca
HOTELS IN MACHU PICCHU
  • Inkas Land
  • Mapi Seven
  • Vista Hotel
  • Hotel Raíces
  • Hatun Inti Class Hotel
  • Hotel Ferre Machu Picchu
  • Hotel Taypikala
  • Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
  • Casa del Sol Mapi
  • Belmond Santuary Lodge
  • Inka Terra Machu Picchu
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu

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Valoramos a cada uno de nuestros clientes y nos esforzamos por brindar un servicio altamente personalizado. Desde el momento en que nos contactas, nos dedicamos a comprender tus necesidades y deseos específicos para crear un itinerario a medida.

Nuestro equipo estará contigo en cada paso del camino para asegurarse de que tengas una experiencia inolvidable de tu visita a Perú.

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Getting to know the Inti Raymi and Machu Picchu

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Questions about the Inti Raymi and Machi Picchu Tour

What is the best time to travel to Cusco?

The best time to travel to Cusco is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. During this period, the weather is generally dry and sunny, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 22°C. Nights can be quite cold, with temperatures dropping around 5°C, especially in June and July.

The rainy season in Cusco runs from November to March, and during this period you can expect regular rains, especially in January and February. Rainfall can be heavy and can cause disruptions to transportation and tourist activities.

Keep in mind that, although the dry season is the best time to visit Cusco in terms of weather, it is also the busiest time in terms of tourism.

What to see in the city of Cusco?

Cusco is a city full of history and culture, and there are many interesting things to see and do. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco:

  1. The Plaza de Armas: Cusco’s main square is an impressive place surrounded by impressive historical buildings such as the Cusco Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.
  2. The Temple of the Sun (Qorikancha): This temple is one of the most important monuments of the Inca era. Currently, you can visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built on the ruins of the Temple of the Sun.
  3. The Sacsayhuaman Fortress: It is an impressive Inca fortress located on the outskirts of the city of Cusco. The fortress has huge stone walls that weigh several tons and offers an impressive view of the city of Cusco.
  4. San Pedro Market: It is one of the largest markets in Cusco, where you can find local products and handicrafts. The market is a popular place to buy souvenirs and souvenirs.
  5. The Twelve Angles Stone: This is an impressive carved stone found on a wall of a colonial house near Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. The stone is known for its perfection and precision carving.

What is the weather like in Cusco?

The climate in Cusco varies according to the time of the year.

  • The dry season (April to October): During this time, the weather in Cusco is generally dry and sunny, with temperatures ranging between 18°C and 20°C. Nights can be cold, with temperatures dropping as low as 5°C. This is the best time to visit Cusco, as weather conditions are ideal for exploring the city and outdoor activities such as hiking and trekking.
  • Rainy season (November to March): During this season, Cusco experiences frequent rains and cooler temperatures, with an average temperature of 16°C. Nights can be cooler, with temperatures dropping as low as 3°C. Rainfall can be quite intense and prolonged, which can make outdoor activities difficult.

It is important to keep in mind that the weather in Cusco can be unpredictable, even during the dry season. It is advisable to wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and rain.

What is Inti Raymi?

Inti Raymi is a festival celebrated in Cusco on June 24. It is an ancient celebration that the Incas used to do in honor of the Sun God, Inti. Today, the celebration mixes Catholic and Andean traditions, and a theatrical representation of the ceremony is performed in the Sacsayhuaman fortress.

The celebration includes music, dances and offerings to the Pachamama (mother earth) and the sun, as well as the presentation of ritual sacrifices. The ceremony is a mixture of Inca and Catholic traditions, and is presided over by an actor who represents the Inca and makes offerings to the sun and the earth.

Inti Raymi is an opportunity to experience the rich culture and heritage of Peru’s Andean peoples, and is a unique experience for those looking to immerse themselves in the history and tradition of the region.

How long does Inti Raymi last?

The Inti Raymi is a festivity that lasts approximately all day. The main ceremony takes place in the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, on the outskirts of the city of Cusco, and lasts about four hours, from 9 am to 1 pm. However, the celebration of Inti Raymi extends throughout the day with various activities in different parts of the city of Cusco.

In the morning, there is a procession of participants dressed in traditional costumes, from the temple of Qoricancha to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. After the ceremony in Sacsayhuaman, there is a procession back to Cusco, where an additional celebration is held in the Plaza de Armas, with music and traditional dances.

How far in advance should I plan my Inti Raymi Tour?

If you are interested in attending Inti Raymi, it is recommended that you plan your tour well in advance. The festival is celebrated every year on June 24, so it is recommended that you start looking for information about tours and lodging at least 4 months in advance, especially if you plan to travel during high season.

You should also keep in mind that, during the festival, prices for accommodation and transportation may increase considerably, and that tickets for the main events may sell out quickly. Therefore, it is recommended that you plan your trip at least 4 months in advance to avoid setbacks and ensure you have a memorable Inti Raymi experience.

What to bring on my trip to Cusco?

If you are planning a trip to Cusco, there are some important items you should take with you to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for any situation. Some of the items you might consider bringing are:

  1. Appropriate clothing: Due to the variability of the climate in Cusco, it is important that you bring clothing suitable for different weather conditions. Include warm clothes for cold nights, comfortable clothes for walking, and comfortable, sturdy shoes for exploring the ruins and trails.
  2. Sunscreen: Cusco’s altitude means that the sun can be very strong during the day, so it is important to bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  3. Water bottle: The altitude can also cause dehydration, so it is important to stay hydrated.
  4. Medication: If you take any medications regularly, make sure you bring enough for your trip. It is also a good idea to bring some basic medications for headaches, upset stomachs and colds.
  5. Cash: Although most places in Cusco accept credit cards, it is advisable to carry cash in Peruvian soles for shopping in local markets, paying for cabs and tipping.
  6. Plug adapter: If you are coming from another country, you may need a plug adapter for electrical outlets in Peru.
  7. Camera: Cusco is a beautiful place with many interesting landscapes and tourist attractions, so you will want to capture many memories in photos or videos.

What to see in Machu Picchu?

  • The Intihuatana, The Temple of the Sun: a large ceremonial building, probably dedicated to the god Inti, the sun god in Inca mythology.
  • The Main Temple: A large structure with an impressive panoramic view of the nearby mountains.
  • The Main Street: The main road that runs through the center of the city and connects the main areas of Machu Picchu.
  • The Sun Gate: The main entrance to Machu Picchu and one of the most iconic points of the city.
  • The thermal baths: Inca system of thermal baths.
  • The Huayna Picchu mountain: an optional hike that offers even more impressive panoramic views of the ruins of Machu Picchu, the hike lasts 1 hour uphill to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain.
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