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Inti Raymi from mountain

Inti Raymi from mountain

View Inti Raimi from mountain without tickets


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Inti Raymi from mountain

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View Inti Raimi from mountain without tickets

This tour allows you to view the Inti Raymi ceremony from the mountain above without the need to purchase entrance tickets. The tour will start from Cusco and after a 1hr hike, you will get to the top of the mountain where you will be able to see the Inti Raymi ceremony.

Inti Raymi Festival Details

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.


What Is Included?

What is not included?

  • Transportation from your hotel to Plazoleta Santa Teresa is not included because all streets in Cusco Historic center are closed on the Inti Raymi. You are responsible to get to Plazoleta Santa Teresa between 09:30am to 09:45am for check-in
  • Transporation from Cusco to mountain. This is a hike so you will walk from the tour starting point to the mountain

What to bring

  • Your original passport
  • Comfortable tennis shoes
  • Water to drink
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun protection cream
  • Small roll of toilet paper
  • Small day pack
  • Snacks
  • Money in Peruvian coins for restrooms

Fitness Requirements

The INTI RAYMI from mountain hike is challenging. You will hike 1hr to 1 1/2 hrs to the summit of a mountain without a trail. Only physically fit adults between 18 - 45 years of age are allowed.


  • 10h15 to 10h45 Hike check-in

    Our friendly staff will wait for you between 09:30am and 09:45am at Plazoleta Santa Teresa, where you will register at the check-in table with your passport.

  • 10h00 Hike to mountain

    Your tour guide will lead the group on a hike to reach the mountain summit. An assistant guide will follow behind the slowest hikers.

  • 11h00 to 12h30 Arrival to mountain summit

    Upon arrival to the mountain summit, your guide will position the group in locations where you can have a good view of the Inti Raymi below.

  • 13h00 Inti Raymi begins!

    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.

  • 15h00 return on your own

    As soon as the ceremony ends, everyone will start heading down back to Cusco city center. Because there will be a lot of people, it will be very difficult for the guide to gather the group together. So everyone will return to Cusco city center on their own.


The Inti Raymi tour is ONLY available once a year, on the 24th June and advanced booking is required.

Terms & Conditions

  • The Inti Raymi tour is non-transferable, and the participant cannot change the date
  • All reservations must be canceled in writing and are subject to a cancellation fee
  • If you cancel with 10+ days of advanced notice, you will incur a $20 dollar cancelation fee per person
  • If you cancel with less than 10 days of advanced notice, you will incur a cancelation fee of 100% of the total tour cost
  • If during the length of the tour, a traveler abandons the excursion due to altitude, health, or for any other reason, no reimbursement will be made and no claim accepted.
  • You agree to cover all expenses made by you due to abandonment of the tour such as meals, hotel, return transportation, medical expenses, etc.
  • It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accidents, medical expenses, loss of property and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client.
  • Certain Services might be interrupted or even canceled due to weather conditions, natural disasters or other disturbances such as civil unrest, worker strikes, etc. In the case the tour is canceled for your safety, we will work a refund policy based on the circumstance