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Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun) – One day programme 24 June

In the morning after breakfast time, you are going to be transferred to the Koricancha Temple. The ceremony begins with the procession of The Sapa Inca and her wife carried in litters, while his court and noble Incas follow them towards the famous Huacaypata (Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas). Ethnic music is performed all along the procession.

Coming from the Avenida del Sol to the Plaza de Armas, The Inca meets Cuzco’s Mayor. This act is called The “Two Worlds Meeting”. This part of the ceremony lasts about one hour.

From the Plaza de Armas, you will be then transferred to the Saqsayhuaman archaeological complex, where the Sun celebration begins. This part of the Inti Raymi lasts approximately one hour and a half hour (assigned tickets must be bought in advance). At this point, The Sapa Inca will give a speech in Quechua, their ancestral Inca´s language, followed by various traditional rituals. Every year this festivity is followed by over 4000 spectators.

During the celebration at the Saqsayhuaman complex a lunch box will be provided. At the end of the ceremony you will return to your Hotel in Cusco.

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