June! Jubilee Month of Festivities in Cusco
June is the Jubilee Month of Festivities in Cusco. It is one of the most colorful months in this beautiful city. Why? The answer is pretty simple. This is because during all June people from Cusco share their dance, gastronomy, traditions among other activities that make them unique.
According to an international agency research, Cusco is one of 50 most beautiful cities in the world! And there is no doubt about it. Once you arrive in the empire of the Incas, you start a journey to the past and become part of its history.
This time Inkayni Peru Tours will take you on a special tour in Cusco for Jubilee Month of Festivities.
Incas city is located in the eastern range of the Peruvian Andes. It is known as the navel of the World.
Beautiful Cusco city is at an altitude of 3399 m.a.s.l/ 11151 ft.
Cusco has two distinct seasons: dry and rainy.
Dry season: From May to October
The weather during this period is predominantly dry, especially in June, July, and August. Days are bright and sunny with a temperature of 16 °C (61 °F) while nights are much colder sometimes with a low temperature of 0 °C (32 °F).
Rainy season: From November to April
During this time Cusco receives a greater amount of rainfall. Average daytime temperatures are higher than the dry season at 18 °C (64 °F) while night temperatures can be as cold as 9 °C (48 °F).
Best season to visit Cusco:
The dry season is widely considered the best time to come to Cusco, but it is also the busiest time to travel. From April To October you won’t experience much rain. The high season is from May to July. This is because Cusco has its main festivities in June.
The best of Cusco:
Cusco is full of traditions. You would desire to be part of at least one of them. One of the most outstanding celebration is the one that commemorates the Day of Cusco.
According to the history of Cusco, since 1944 a initiative of Mr. Humberto Vidal Unda and the American Institute of Art was established as the main day of this celebration June 24. He also proposed to commemorate every June 24 as the Day of Cusco.
It is also interesting to mention that Inti Raymi or Sun Fest started taking place every year. The same year holiday was revived by Faustino Espinoza Navarro, a Quechua writer, actor and director, who promoted the celebration in Cusco as part of an effort to restore the pride and identity of the Quechua people. Navarro himself portrayed the Sapa Inca for twelve years, before handing off the role to a successor handpicked for eloquence, dignity and grace.
What can you observe?:
If you visit Cusco in June, you will observe the cultural treasure that the city has. You will find a colorful city thanks to:
- Folk parades
- Contests in Plazas
- Tributes to important historical figures of Cusco
- Guided tours of the main areas in the city
- Art, paintings
- Gastronomy, among others.
Events and sites you shouldn’t miss:
During the festivities in Cusco, you should visit and attend the following:
- Visit San Blas Neighborhood
- Visit the Churches of Cusco
- Visit San Pedro market to hear the Quechua language pronounced correctly, see common gestures and habits in the Andean culture, feel the mix of local products and flowers, find artisan clothes, and handicrafts.
- Attend Inti Raymi or Sun Fest.
- Light and sound night, which is an open-air concert that is held in the Plaza Mayor of Cusco. Generally, national and local artists perform there.
- Corpus Christi
- Qoyllorit’i celebration
Things you can do:
- Visit as many sites as you can. Cusco is a safe place.
- Try the delicious Chiriuchu or cold meal, traditional dish of Cusco.
- Do the City tour, Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour, short hikes around the city.
Visit our website and check all the options available for you and get ready to enjoy your visit in Cusco.
- Book a tour with a tourist agency in advance to enjoy your stay in Cusco.
- Pack warm clothes to wear early in the mornings and at nights since some days can be very cold.
- Wear a hat and sunscreen to prevent from sun damage.
- Children must be under a parent supervision.
- Bring your personal documents and passport with you all the time
- Take some cash (local currency preferable).
For Inkayni Peru Tours, it is very important to keep our historical, cultural and spiritual legacy alive. We consider ourselves the link to the Andean world since we are a local company that treasures our background spent in the beautiful Andean Andes, the Empire of the Inca.
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein