The Inti Raymi orange ticket gives you access to the preferred seating section in Sacsaywaman. These seats are the closest to the stage with a distance of 10 meters or 32 feet. These seats are not only closer to the stage but also are the best seats for taking pictures as the Sun will be behind.
Inti Raymi, the Festival of the Sun, is celebrated in Cusco every year on the 24th of June where thousands of people come together to witness the most beatiful re-enactment of the most important festival of the Inca empire to celebrate the winter solstice and the harvest season; the beginning of the Sun's New Year.
The Inti Raymi is now the second largest festival on the South American continent and for this reason you must book this tour well in advance. A week-long celebration begins prior to the new year festivities with concerts and street fairs.
• Adults (12 yrs +) $216 usd
• Children (3-11 yrs) $136 usd - Passport proof required
• Infants (0-2 yrs) $0 usd
Our friendly staff will wait for you between 10:15am and 10:45am at Plazoleta Santa Teresa, where you will pick up your Inti Raymi tickets at the check-in table with your passport.
You are responsible to get to the Inti Raymi venue on your own. You must be at the Inti Raymi Explanade at Sacsayhuaman by 12:30pm. All streets are closed so you have to walk from Cusco city center 1.8km or about 40 minutes.
You will go through the official entrance check-point. At the entrance, you will receive the Inti Raymi program booklet that will help you follow along what is said during the ceremony. You will also receive a DVD as a souvenir.
The representation of the Inca is one of Pachacutec, which is the Inca in which the sun god (Inti) revealed his might and strength. The armies come from the four quarters of the Inca Empire and there are different ceremonies, dances, fires, and more. The ceremony lasts about 90 minutes and is in Quechua but visually is powerful. You will be able to follow along with the booklet given to all participants.
As soon as the ceremony ends, you will be directed to exit the venue and walk back to Cusco city center
Because all streets are closed, you must be able to walk a minimum of 1.8km or 40 minutes from the Cusco city center to the Inti Raymi venue. After the event, you must walk back to the Cusco city center also.
The Inti Raymi ticket is ONLY good for the 24th of June