2024 Inti Raymi Festival

4 days | 3 nights
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Tour Description

Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural tapestry of Peru with our unforgettable Inti Raymi and Machu Picchu travel tour, blending ancient traditions with breathtaking natural wonders. Join us on a journey to the heart of the Andes, where the legendary Inti Raymi celebrations await in the historic city of Cusco.

Step back in time as you witness the grandeur of Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, a centuries-old Incan tradition honoring the sun god, Inti. Marvel at the colorful processions, elaborate costumes, and mesmerizing rituals that come alive amidst the ancient ruins of Sacsayhuamán. Experience the pulse of Andean culture as traditional music, dance, and ceremonies fill the air, creating an atmosphere of pure enchantment.

In Cusco, delve into the rich tapestry of history and culture with our expertly guided city tour. Wander through cobblestone streets lined with colonial architecture, explore ancient Incan temples, and visit the iconic Plaza de Armas, the beating heart of the city. Learn about Cusco's storied past as the capital of the Inca Empire and uncover hidden gems tucked away in its winding alleys.

No journey to Peru is complete without a pilgrimage to the awe-inspiring citadel of Machu Picchu. Embark on a day visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where ancient ruins perch majestically atop mist-shrouded peaks. Be captivated by the mystical ambiance as you traverse terraced slopes, intricate stone pathways, and panoramic vistas that will leave you breathless.

Join us on this extraordinary travel tour, where every moment is a celebration of Peru's timeless beauty and cultural legacy.



Trip at a glance



CUSCO: City-Tour, Ruins, Inti Raymi Celebrations


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Trip details


Day 1 Half-day Cusco City and Archaeological Tour


Arrival in Cusco (11,152 ft - 3400 m) where you will be welcomed by your local guide.


In the afternoon, you will meet your guide for a city tour of Cusco including the visit of the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the Korikancha, the original Temple of the Sun. 

Drive to the hills of Cusco to explore the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, PukaPukara and Tambomachay. 

Transfer back to your hotel or to the city centre (20 min). 


Free evening to discover Cusco's vibrant nightlife. We recommend the lively pisco bar La Republica del Pisco. 

Overnight at your hotel in Cusco. 

Day 2 Machu Picchu Tour

Your passport is required to enter the Machu Picchu site. You have the option to get a 'Machu Picchu' stamp in your passport if you wish. 


Today might be THE day you have been expecting from the moment you landed on Peruvian soil as you will finally enter the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu.

We will take you to the train station to enjoy a 90-minute train to the town of Aguas Calientes.

Your private guide will meet you and walk you to the bus station (5 min) to hop on a bus to the entrance of the archaeological site. 

Enjoy the impressive 20-minute drive up the hill to the Machu Picchu site at 7,972 feet (2430 m). The abandoned stronghold was rediscovered in 1911 by the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham, Macchu Picchu is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Learn about every secret this ancient Inca citadel holds and grab every opportunity to take amazing photographs (3 to 4 hours). 


Take the bus back to Aguas Calientes (20 min) and board the train back to Ollantaytambo (1 hour 30 min). 

Transfer to your hotel in Cusco (1 hour 30 min). 


Free evening for you to enjoy the fireworks.

Overnight at your hotel in Cusco. 

  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 3 Inti Raymi Festival

The Inti Raymi or Sun Festival was the main festival of the Inca calendar. The importance given to the Inca culture since the last century has made it one of the most popular "traditional" festivals in Peru today. Its traditional character must be qualified in view of its prohibition by Spanish settlers that prevented its celebration for more than 4 centuries due to its political and religious implications. It owes its rebirth to Humberto Vidal Unda, historian, who, in 1944, took the initiative to organize a new theatrical representation of this central festival of the Inca ceremonial calendar.


We will pick you up from your hotel and heading to the first stop, the historic Qoricancha, also known as the Temple of the Sun.

At Qoricancha, you will gather to witness the Inca and his entourage in action. Look up, and you will catch the Inca's moving invocation to the Sun God.

Next, we will walk to Plaza de Armas, where we will get a great spot to watch the Inca's procession.

After that, we will hop back on our transport at Plaza Regocijo and head to Sacsayhuaman which is a quick 20-minute drive away.


Saqsayhuaman, derived from the Quechua terms "saqsay" and "waman" meaning "satisfy the falcon," is an impressive archaeological site situated at an altitude of 3,555 meters, just one kilometer from the Inca neighborhood of "Qolqanpata."

Once we arrive, you will enjoy our box lunch before the ceremony commences. Positioned in the VIP orange stands, you will have the best vantage point to witness the spectacle of the reenactment of Inti Raymi. This exclusive seating arrangement ensures we have the most comfortable and immersive experience during this magnificent event.

As the reenactment concludes, we will make our way to the transportation for your return to your respective hotels. Please note that heavy traffic is expected on this day. For those whose hotels are near the plaza, walking downhill to Plaza de Armas is an option, approximately a 15-minute walk.


Free evening in Cusco to enjoy the festivities in the city.

  • Breakfast at the hotel


What's included


3 nights in premium hotels


Bed & Breakfast plan
3 breakfasts


Private local English-speaking guides for all the visits

Entrance Fees

All entrance fees to mentioned sites

What's not included

  • Domestic Flights from/to Cusco
  • International Flights from/to Peru
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips


Important notes

People with heart conditions are strongly advised to seek medical advice before booking. 

This tour includes many visits at sites above 10,000 ft (3000 m). To avoid altitude sickness, we strongly advise against any strong physical effort or any alcohol consumption in high-altitude places. 

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