Tours to Inti Raymi
Join the Festival of the Sun's celebrations on either of these special tours. Begin your tour in either Lima or Cuzco and watch as the indigenous communities celebrate the winter solistice on 21st June. Symbolically held on the shortest day of the year, the celebration asks the Gods for the return of the sun, leading to longer days and shorter nights. Today, Inti Raymi is the Rio Carnival of Peru, drawing in crowds to Cuzco from far and wide. On these tours, you can combine the electric experience of watching the Inca festival with then, four days later, you can watch the sun you prayed for rise over the ruins of Machu Picchu after three days trekking through the Andean mountains.
Facts about Inti Raymi
- Held on the shortest day of the year
- Second biggest party in South America (After Rio Carnival)
- Nine day celebration beginning with a three day fast.
- Traditionally an all white or all black llama is sacrificed.
- The ceremony is followed by music and dancing.
- In 1572 Inti Raymi was banned by the Viceroy Toledo
Enquire About This Tour Code PTPIR Sun Festival Inti Raymi
Duration: 11 Days Route: Lima to Lima Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$2,329.00
Inti Raymi Special: The Incan Festival of the Sun is celebrated every year on the shortest day with the biggest festivities taking place in Cuzco. Still celebrated today by indigenous cultures, it was in 1535 that the last Inti Raymi was celebrated in the Inca Emperor's presence. Combine this once in a lifetime opportunity with the Inca Trek where on the last day of the hike you will watch the sun rise over the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Enquire About This Tour Code PITIR Inca Inti Raymi
Duration: 9 Days Route: Cuzco to Cuzco Style: Adventure Tours Price: US$1,729.00
Inti Raymi Special: Enjoy the Festival of the Sun on summer solistice in Cuzco. These celebrations from far and wide attract local communities and international tourists in their crowds to watch the festivities unfold. Combine this once in a lifetime opportunity with the Inca Trail Trek where on the morning of your fourth day in the mountains, you will watch the sun rise over the Sun Gate and warm up the ruins of Machu Picchu.