Address: Av. El Sol Nr.948 Centro Comercial Cusco Sol Plaza Second Floor - Office Nr.118

CUSCO ACCOMMODATIONS

All Prices are in USD

Please note that we only make hotel reservations in conjunction for booking a tour or trek.

MACHU PICCHU SUNRISE TOUR  4 DAYS

Daily departure
PRICE: US$ 540

machu-picchu-sunrise-tourMachu Picchu Sunrise Tour” is a-four day tour where you’ll travel through the mysterious city of Cusco. Book now and explore the most important places of Cusco – Peru; this tour takes you to visit the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu; All of them in a comfortable tour and escorted by professional and experienced Guide. The tour starts in the city of Cusco, then you’ll travel through the Sacred Valley after what you’ll ride the rails through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu, perched dramatically on a mountain ridge. Then, let your guide explain you everything about Machu Picchu. After the tour, you’ll be free to explore alone this masterpiece of the Inca Empire before catching your train back to Cusco; optional climb of the “Huayna Picchu Mountain”.

WATCH THE VIDEO

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS

PRICE: US$ 790
Minimum 3 pax

inca-trail Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” 5 days, is a perfect tour for people without experience in trekking on high places and for families with children; in this tour, you will trek through the picturesque mountains and explore the Inca ruins along the trail. The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is 45kms with wonderful views; the last day you will explore the stunning Machu Picchu. Book this trek in advance to avoid the disappointments.  The famous “Inca Trail” which connects the city of Cusco to Machu Picchu’s Sacred Citadel, is only a small part and tangential huge network of Inca roads.

Watch the video

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS MAP

inca-trail-to-machu-picchu

 

 

INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

Price per person: US$ 585
Daily departure

Inca Trail  Machu Picchu”  runs 45km of distance through the Peruvian Andes and the cloud forest  which is an extraordinary habitat for thousands of wild animals some of them in dangerous of extinction. The last day, we will explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Book the classic Inca Trail  in advance to avoid the disappointments. The “Inca Trail  Machu Picchu” which connects the city of Cusco to Machu Picchu’s Sacred Citadel, is only a small part and tangential huge network of Inca roads. There were many trails built by Incas in Peru and South America, but there is only one Inca Trail

Watch the Video

  INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU – MAP

inca-trail

2-DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

PRICE: US$ 470
Daily departure.

“2-day Inca Trail” To Machu Picchu is a wonderful short trek where you’ll hike for 5-6 hours a distance of 11km through the Cloud forest; the second day, you’ll explore the Inca Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. We recommended you to book this trek in advance to avoid the disappointments. The 2-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a classic hike. There are few short hikes anywhere in the world that can offer such a mix of jungle and mountain chain, so many secluded ruins to explore on the road, and such stunning mountain views.

WATCH THE VIDEO

 2-DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU – MAP

2-day-inca-trail

Inti Raymi Inka Trail to Machu Picchu 7 Days

PRICE: US$ 985 pp

inti-raymi-inka-trail“Inti Raymi InKa Trail to Machu Picchu” is a seven-day tour that offers to our customers the traditions, History and adventure. In this tour, you will enjoy the most important Inca festivity and trekking through the Andes to Machu Picchu; this tour takes you to visit the Historical City of Cusco, The Inti Raymi and trek the 45km of Inka Trail to Machu Picchu; All of them in a comfortable tour and with experienced guide.


INTI RAYMI INKA TRAIL  MAP

inka-trail

INTI RAYMI MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

PRICE: US$ 760

inti-raymi-machu-picchu“Inti Raymi Machu Picchu”  is a fantastic four-day tour that takes you to visit the surrounds of the historical city of Cusco, then you will enjoy the Inti Raymi festival where the Incas, the priests and all people pay homage to the Sun God; then, you will explore the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.
Inti Raymi was the most magnificent festival of the Incas that is celebrated on June of every year – At Inti Raymi; the Incas, the priests and all people pay homage to the Sun God. Inti Raymi is the second largest festival in South America. Hundreds of thousands of people converge on Cusco from other parts of the nation, South America and the world for a weeklong celebration marking the beginning of a new year, Inti Raymi is for people without much time but still want to enjoy this extraordinary festivity.

WATCH THE VIDEO

 INTI RAYMI MACHU PICCHU  MAP

inti-raymi

INTI RAYMI MACHUPICCHU TOUR 5 DAYS

PRICE: US$ 860

inti-raymi-machupicchu-tour“Inti Raymi Machupicchu tour” is an extraordinary tour that takes you to visit the surrounds of the city of Cusco, then you will travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, also you will enjoy the Inti Raymi festival where the Incas, the priests and all the people pay homage to the Sun God; then you will explore the Lost City of the Incas – Machu Picchu.
Inti Raymi, (Sun Festival), was the most important religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honour of the Sun God (INTI), Inti Raymi is celebrated in the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset (Winter Solstice). At Inti Raymi; the Incas, the priests and all the people pay homage to the Sun God. Inti Raymi or the Sun festival is still celebrated in indigenous cultures throughout the Peruvian Andes. Celebrations involve a wonderful music, colourful costumes (most notable the woven aya huma mask) and the sharing of food and drink. In many parts of the Andes the Inti Raymi celebration has been connected to the festivals of Saint John the Baptist.


INTI RAYMI MACHUPICCHU TOUR MAP

inti-raymi-and-machupicchu-tour

INTI RAYMI 2017 DAY TOUR

Departure date: 24 June 2017
PRICE: US$ 220 Orange Zone
Per Person – Group service

“Inti Raymi” or Inca Sun Fest, was the most important religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honour of the Sun God (INTI-SUN), the “Inti Raymi” is celebrated in the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset (Winter Solstice). At “Inti Raymi” the Incas, the priests and all the people pay homage to the Sun God.

WATCH THE VIDEO

The Inti Raymi  or Feast of the Sun

was the most important feast in time of the Incas. It was celebrated every shortest day of the year with occasion of the beginning of the year, which we considered now the winter solstice. The religious importance, festival ceremonial, social and politics were such that the party was extended in the whole Tahuantisuyo.

After the Spanish conquest in 1532, the Catholic Church suppressed the ceremony and the Andean society that used to celebrate this festivity to the sun which was dismembered, since that the celebration of the Catholic Saint San James. The “Inti Raymi” was forgotten then, until half of the XX century when, as expression of a great movement of revaluation of the native culture in Peru, was returned to the scene. In 1944 a group of intellectuals and artists from Cusco headed by Cusco Historian Humberto Vidal Unda decided to recover the Inti Raymi of the History and to present it as a show of theatrical type, dedicated to the whole population of Cusco; From then on, it has been represented every year, getting rich and evolving for the historical investigation.

Several reasons compelled the Inca civilization to make sacrifices and offerings to their King Star the Sun. One of them was this Inca, as well as Cusquenian nobility, were considered to be natural children of the Sun. To him, they owed their existence, for which recognition was due with sacrifices and offerings. On the other hand, if the corn harvest was good in the last agricultural year, it was necessary to be thankful, and if the harvest was poor, it was necessary to request that it be compensated with a better one the following year. Finally, in June (winter solstice) as the Sun moved away and temperatures dropped, at dawns water froze, therefore it was necessary to request that the Sun returns, that after twilight it should not continue advancing towards the north.

The origins of Cusco get lost in the night of times. Archaeological excavations made us know that primitive residents inhabited the Valley of Cusco near three millenniums ago. Toward the XII century, Manco Cápac and his sister-wife Mama Ocllo emerged from the waters of the Lake Titicaca, half-God’s daughter and Son of Inti (the God Sun), with the mission of the foundation of a new Kingdom that would improve the conditions of life of the towns. Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo would have to walk until finding a place in the earth where the great gold stick that Manco Cápac had would submerge, they walked to the north and they arrived to Paqharec Tampu (Pacaritambo) where rested in a small cave; to the dawn they continued to the north arriving to the hill of Huanacaure and there the scepter submerged, and there he founded the city of Cusco.

Starting & end-point: Your Hotel in Cusco.

Note: we can help you to book your Air Flights from Lima to Cusco. for this item, please let us know in advance.

SETTINGS FOR THE INTI RAYMI CEREMONY:

The celebration of the “Inti Raymi” on June 24th , in honor of the Sun God, is made in the three historic and natural sceneries:
1.- The “QORIKANCHA” or the temple of the Sun of the Incas; here the celebration begins at 9:00am and last for 45 minutes.
2.- The “Plaza de Armas”, “HAUQAYPATA” or the main square; in the time of the Incas this vast square was used for important ceremonies, which took place entirely in the great “ushnu” or ceremonial platform. The ceremony here begins at 11:00 and ends one hour later.
3.- “SAQSAYWAMAN” .- it’s located at 2 kms from the city of Cusco at 3,560 masl. The name is in the ancient language used by the Incas (Qhechua) which translated into Spanish means “falcon, satiate”. Here the ceremony begins at 13:30pm and is for 1:30 hours.

ACTS, CEREMONIES AND RITUALS DURING THE INTI RAYMI:

  • Ceremonial Introduction
  • Report the army from the four regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu.
  • Ritual of the sacred “Chicha” a corn drink made by the chosen women (the most beautiful girls of the Empire)
  • Ritual of the Holy Fire.
  • Sacrifice of the llama (Andean cameloid) and auguries.
  • Rite of the “Sankhu” (holy bread)
  • “Q’ochurikuy” ( Dances and music from all Peru )

TOUR ITINERAY

Inti Raymi tour begins at 08:00 a.m when we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we’ll go to the Qorikancha or the Temple of the Sun where the ceremony starts; then, we will go to the Main Square of the city of Cusco where the second scene will be held and finally it ends with the special or the main scene held in Sacsayhuaman (3 km from Cusco city) where you will be transported by our tourist bus. Along this, the day will enjoy of the representations and the typical dances. We will be sitting in a comfortable tribune.

Inti Raymi  (Sun Festival), was the most important religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honour of the SUN GOD (INTI), Inti Raymi is celebrated in the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset (Winter Solstice). At “Inti Raymi” ; the Inca, the priests and all the people pay homage to the Sun God.

Tour extension to “Machu Picchu”

LOCATION MAP

Inti-raymiINRI RAYMI TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Pick up from your hotels
  • Ceremonies at Qoricancha and Hauqaypata (Cusco’s main square).
  • Admission fee (with reserved seat in Saqsawaman) orange zone
  • Private Transport in and return
  • Experienced Tour Guide in English and spanish
  • Packed lunch (Vegetarian meals by request)

INRI RAYMI LOCATION

INTI RAYMI TOUR 2 DAYS

PRICE: US$ 300 pp Group Service

“Inti Raymi Tour”  ( The Great Festival of the Sun), Festival of the magnificent ritual of the Sun in the esplanade of Sacsayhuaman where you will be able to enjoy the most venerated Inca celebration. Inti Raymi”  (Sun Festival), was the most important religious ceremony of the Inca Empire in honour of the Sun god (INTI – SUN), “Inti Raymi”  is celebrated in the shortest day of the year in terms of the time between sunrise and sunset (Winter Solstice). At Inti Raymi; the Incas, the priests and all the people pay homage to the Sun God.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Inti Raymi  was the most important feast during Inca time. Inti Raymi  was celebrated every shortest day of the year with occasion of the beginning of the year, which we considered now the winter solstice. Inti Raymi  includes the religious importance, great ceremony, social and politics were such that the party was extended in the whole Tahuantisuyo.

After the Spanish conquest in 1532, the Catholic Church suppressed the ceremony and the Andean society that used to celebrate this festivity to the sun was dismembered, since that the celebration of the Catholic Saint San James. The Inti Raymi was forgotten then, until half of the XX century when, as expression of a great movement of revaluation of the native culture in Peru, was returned to the scene. In 1944, a group of intellectuals and artists from Cusco headed by Cusco Historian Humberto Vidal Unda decided to recover the Inti Raymi of the History and to present it as a show of theatrical type, dedicated to the whole population of Cusco; From then on, it has been represented every year, getting rich and evolving for the historical investigation.

  • TIMING: 2 days/1 nights.
  • Starting point: Cusco airport.
  • End point: Cusco Hotel.

Note: we can help you to book your Air Flights from Lima to Cusco. for this item, please let us know in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • City of Cusco
  • Inti Raymi Festivity

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

inti-raymi-tourArrival to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your flight details to transfer you to the designated hotel in Cusco; today, there is not planned activities so enjoy the city; if you arrive before noon, you can do optionally our guided city tour program and enjoy the enchanting sites of this colonial town.  In this tour, you will have the opportunity to see six places around Cusco: The Cathedral, the Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun of the Incas, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Pucapucara.

Inti Raymi was the most important feast in time of the Incas. Inti Raymi was celebrated every shortest day of the year with occasion of the beginning of the year, which we considered now the winter solstice. Inti Raymi  includes the religious importance, great ceremony, social and politics were such that the party was extended in the whole Tahuantisuyo.

Day 2: Inty Raymi Tour

inti-raymi-tour“Inti Raymi Tour” starts at 08:00 a.m when we’re gonna pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we’ll go to Qorikancha or the Temple of the Sun where the ceremony starts; then, we’ll go to the Main Square of the city of Cusco where the second scene will be held and finally it ends with the special or the main scene held in Sacsayhuaman (3 km from the city of Cusco) where you will be transported by our tourist bus. Along the daym, you will enjoy the representations and the typical dances. We will be sitting in a comfortable tribune.

SETTINGS FOR THE INTI RAYMI CEREMONY:

The celebration of the “Inti Raymi” on June 24th , in honor of the Sun God, is made in the three historic and natural sceneries:
1.- The “QORIKANCHA” or the temple of the Sun of the Incas; here the celebration begins at 9:00am and last for 45 minutes.
2.- The “Plaza de Armas”, “HAUQAYPATA”  or the main square; in the time of the Incas  this vast square was used for important ceremonies, which took place entirely in the great “ushnu” or ceremonial platform. The ceremony here begins at 11:00 and ends one hour later.
3.- “SAQSAYWAMAN” .- it’s located at 2 kms from the city of Cusco at 3,560 masl. The name is in the ancient language used by the Incas (Qhechua) which translated into Spanish means “falcon, satiate”. Here the ceremony begins at 13:30pm and is for 1:30 hours.

ACTS, CEREMONIES AND RITUALS DURING THE INTI RAYMI:

  • Ceremonial Introduction
  • Report the army from the four regions: Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Chinchaysuyu.
  • Ritual of the sacred “Chicha” a corn drink made by the chosen women (the most beautiful girls of the Empire)
  • Ritual of the Holy Fire.
  • Sacrifice of the llama (Andean cameloid) and auguries.
  • Rite of the “Sankhu” (holy bread)
  • “Q’ochurikuy” ( Dances and music from all Peru )

INTI RAYMI LOCATION MAP

Inti-raymi-tour

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: All Transfer
  • Admission fee (with reserved seat in Saqsawaman) orange zone,
  • Experienced Tour Guide in English.
  • Accommodations: Based on double occupancy: 1 night in Cusco ***
  • Others: Local guide for permanent assistance.
  • Ceremonies at Qoricancha and Hauqaypata (Cusco’s main square).
  • Private Transport in and return
  • Packed lunch (Vegetarian meals by request)
  • Ceremony brochure and DVD.

WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner, you must consider a budget of US$15 to US$25 for each meal.
  • Airport Taxes and tips.

RECOMMENDED THINGS TO BRING:

You will need a change of clothes such (like) rain gear or poncho (plastic poncho can be purchased in Cusco), warm jacket or fleece and wind-coat, T-shirts, shorts and long pants, sun hat, flashlight and extra batteries, sun block and insect repellent, toilet paper and garbage bag, small towel, camera, snacks, chocolates, energy bars, mineral water, personal things.

PAYMENT DETAILS

We require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$ 150.00 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE PERU TREK OPERATOR E.I.R.L”. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

IMPORTANT

On your arrival to Cusco, there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in your hotel.

INTI RAYMI LOCATION