Inti Raymi 2022 will take place on June 24 in Cusco. As every year, the festivities will begin in Coricancha or Temple of the Sun, then will continue in the Plaza de Armas or «Plaza del Guerrero». Finally, the ceremony will end in Sacsayhuaman. The protagonist will be Inca Pachacutec. The role of your wife or daughter. The aim is to re-evaluate the culture of the Inca ancestors and also to motivate tourists to visit Peru. More than 700 artists and more than 100,000 spectators are expected this year, including tourists and locals.

How to celebrate the Inti Raymi?

The Festival of the Sun or «Inti Raymi» 2022 (indigenous name) is celebrated in the city of Cusco every June 24, there are activities, rituals and parades to thank the Sun God for the harvests and abundance. It is celebrated in three different places: Qoricancha, hawcaypata (arms market) and Sacsayhuaman.

How old is Inti Raymi?

In Cusco, the Inti Raymi is only celebrated one day (June 24)

What can Inti Raymi 2022 see?

Ini Raymi 2022 is going according to what was done in the time of the Incas. In Koricancha, professional and experienced actors recreate the pomp and authority of the Inca nobility, with their leaders and priests. The Emperor or Inca announces the beginning of the ritual, attended by personalities from all regions of the Empire, to the sound of typical music.

After that, the ceremony continues to the Plaza de Armas, formerly known as Auqaypata (Warriors’ Square), where the Incas and their main priests pay homage to the Sun God. future).

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Duration of the visit: 6 hours.
Guide service in Spanish or English.
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Finally, the Inca is taken on a stretcher to the Sacsayhuaman fortress, where he continues to preside over the ceremony. The actors dress beautifully in traditional costumes, parade and develop their choreography to the rhythm of Andean music with drums and songs. In Sacsayhuaman, the sacrifice of the blade is made, because it was believed that the flesh and blood of this camelid were sacred and possessed magical powers (obviously, at that time, this ritual was only simulated with the skin of the blade). In addition, the entire liturgy is celebrated in honor of the Sun God, praying to him for a new cycle of prosperity, especially for agricultural activity.

The tour starts at 8:00 am. For this big party we will take you from the hotel to Q’oricancha square where the installation will begin. Inti Raymi consists of three stages in different locations, first in Qoricancha, then we go to the main square or Plaza de Armas in Cusco, where the second stage takes place and finally with the special and main stage of the Plaza de Sacsayhuaman, which is 3 km to the north the city is the entire route on foot.

The first two parts have no assembled grandstands, the grandstands are installed in Saqsaywaman Square, modern and comfortable fiberglass seats, there are also hygienic taxi services, VIP area, tourist information booth, first aid and security (police) stations that allow the Fiesta del Sol with absolute performances.

It was the most important of all Inca festivals as it represented the winter solstice and was their New Year celebration. It took place in the main town square. The ceremony included an animal sacrifice in Pachamama (Mother Earth). After the Spanish invasion, they banned Inti Raymi and any other such celebration.

At the end of the ceremony we go back to the city center.

Entrance tickets to Inti Raymi

Entry to the first two squares is free (Q’oricancha and Plaza de armas del Cusco). Entry to the Saqsaywaman Esplanade grandstands is by purchasing the ticket for INTI RAYMI, which are listed and divided into areas indicated by colors, for more details you can see in the table below.

Included in the Inti Raymi 2020 tour

  • Entrance tickets to the rostrum.
  • English Speaking guide
  • Box lunch.
  • In shared service
  • Green Zone: 199.00 dollars
  • Blue Zone: 249.00 dollars
  • Organge Zone – VIP: 259.00 dollars

Frequently Asked Questions about Inti Raymi 2020

How far in advance do you have to book Machu Picchu?

It is recommended to buy the tour weeks in advance.

The Inti Raymi includes the food?

Yes. The tour offers a lunch ‘ Box lunch ‘ at the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman.

How can I buy the Inti Raymi 2020 tour?

The tour payment is made online with a credit or debit card: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, etc.

Can I change the tour date?

No. The tour takes place only on June 24 (day of Inti Raymi).

How to book the tour with a guide in another language?

The tour includes a tour guide in English or Spanish. To book a tour in another language, you must choose a private tour guide.

How to buy a Inti Raymi Private Tour?

The private tour guide is organized from 2 tourists per group. It can be purchased on the reservation form for an extra cost.

Please write to info@andeanperutreks.com and we customice your experience

How many people book the Inti Raymi Shared Service?

The shared service tour is made up of a maximum of 20 tourists per group. Generally, the number of tourists is from 10 to 15 visitors.

How is the weather in Cusco in 24 June?

The weather in Cusco in June is sunny, with little chance of rain. It is recommended to wear a hat, hat and sunscreen.

Can i change my ticket Zone to Inti Raymi ?

The tour includes the entrance ticket to the final scene of the Inti Raymi in Sacsayhuaman. You can no longer change the area where your seat will be located, remember that these will sell out easily and the ideal is to buy it in advance and we will buy it for you immediately

Does the tour offer pick-up from the hotel?

Yes. The tour offers tourist pick-up from the door of your hotel. Pick up is only valid for hotels in the Historic Center (most are there). Tourists staying in hotels outside the center, must meet with the group at an agreed time.

Is the Inti Raymi 2020 in Quechua?

Indeed, the interventions of the Inca, priests are said in Quechua, the official language of the Inca empire. We offer you a professional and experienced guide who will explain at all times the integrity of what is happening in the ceremony. He is fully qualified to answer any questions.

Can you take pictures, film the Inti Raymi 2020?

Yes, it is allowed, as long as it is for tourism purposes. If it is a commercial project, either for photography or filming, a special permit from the authorities is required.

What should I bring for Inti Raymi 2020?

An important and necessary question. First of all, do not worry about any rain, June is the dry season. You will need the following:

  • Sun hat (for possible sunshine and always wind)
  • Sun Glasses
  • Winter clothing, resistant
  • Shoes (required for your comfort)
  • A small backpack (carry bottled water, if you want mate de coca – it will help as an energizer -, snacks like cookies, chocolates, fruit. Camera. Small plastic bags for waste).