Cusco: Ticket sales for Inti Raymi 2024 reach 90%

The anticipation and interest in attending the magnificent Inti Raymi ceremony in Cusco are reflected in this year's impressive ticket sales figures.

Inti Raymi in Cusco - TreXperience
The Inti Raymi, also known as the Festival of the Sun, was the most important celebration of the Inca Empire.

International Tourism Boost in Cusco: With an impressive 90% of tickets already sold, of which over 60% were purchased by foreign visitors, the excitement is palpable and promises to exceed pre-pandemic expectations.

"We had already sold out tickets for Qoricancha, the orange stand, the green stand, and we are well on our way to the red stand. We are close to 90%, and that's a very good indicator, projecting that the June activities will be quite powerful," expressed the president of Emufec.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that in 2023, the level of visits reached 83% of 2019, and this year, the goal is to match or even surpass pre-pandemic figures. With this momentum and significant international tourism participation, Cusco is gearing up for an even more spectacular edition of Inti Raymi.

What is Inti Raymi?

Inti Raymi is an ancient Inca ceremony held in honor of the Sun God, known as Inti in Inca cosmology. This celebration takes place annually in the city of Cusco, Peru, during the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, around June 24th.

During Inti Raymi, a theatrical representation of the original ceremony performed by the Incas to worship the sun is staged. This representation includes dances, music, traditional clothing, and speeches in Quechua, the ancestral language of the Incas. The ceremony is held in the historic Plaza de Armas of Cusco and attracts thousands of national and international visitors each year.