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On June 24th and a few days either side, the huge Inca "Sun Festival" is held to celebrate the winter solstice. Local people, in brightly-coloured dress, perform dances & rituals, whilst visitors & locals alike view the celebration from massive ruins of Sacsayhuaman. A festive atmosphere depicting a bygone era.

Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do in and around Cusco
What to do in and around Cusco

Sacsayhuaman

The huge Inca walls at Sacsayhuaman overlook Cusco, a testament to the architectural ingenuity of the Incas.

Colonial & Inca heritage

Admire the magnificent Spanish cathedrals, built atop the foundations of important Inca temples.

Pisac & Ollantaytambo ruins

Pisac and Ollantaytambo are large Inca archaeological site, once two of the most important centres of the region.