Inti Raymi (Quechua for “Sun Festival“) is a religious ceremony of the Incan Empire that honors the dios Inti, probably the most esteemed and revered deity in the Incan religion. It is the celebration and commemoration festival of the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year between sunrise and sunset and the Inca New Year, which is held every year on June 24.
This was the most important of the four Inca festivals held in Cusco, according to the famous chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The celebration begins in the main plaza of Cusco and transfers later in the day to Sacsayhuamán.
1 Day: The festival takes place each year on June 24th, it’s recommended to book your hotel well in advance!