The Inti Raymi (The festival of the Sun) is one of the top tourist attractions when visiting Cusco, Peru during the last week o June. Since the festival is only one day per year, on June 24th, and tickets are limited, most travelers want to secure their tickets well in advance. However, buying Inti Raymi 2017 tickets online is confusing to many travelers.
How to buy Inti Raymi 2017 tickets online
There are 2 ways to purchase them online:
a. The best way = Go online: http://intiraymiperu.com
You will be able to order Inti Raymi 2017 tickets in advance, as well as having the ability to pay with all types of payment methods.
b. Or go to the official Peruvian government’s website:http://www.emufec.gob.pe
However, you must have a flash enabled web browser. Your android and iphone mobile phones won’t work when buying tickets from this website. Additionally you must have a VISA that supports “verified by visa”.
The biggest inconvenience with the official site is that they are so inefficient that they will not print the tickets until the day before or even the day of the event as it happened last year. So unless you are a local, it’s best to buy your Inti Raymi 2017 tickets from an authorized ticket agent such as IntiRaymi 2017 tickets online or the Inti Raymi 2017 tour
If you are in Cusco you can go in person to EMUFEC offices
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
It is also important to know that the Inti Raymi celebration has 3 stages: 1st stage at Qorikancha and 2nd stage at Plaza de Almas. The paid ticket is only for the 3rd stage at Saksaywaman, which is the main event of the day.
There are some spots (like top of Cerro Suchuna) where you can see the festival without tickets, but those places will be occupied by locals. Foreigners never beat locals those who know the area and rules.