Best Season to Visit Peru
Posted on : 10 August 2021
While planning a trip to Peru you must know which best season to visit this country is, every destination has its own particularities so it is good that you first know a bit of our geography and climates because picking a season to travel to Peru will depend a lot on the area you chose to visit. Peru is basically divided into three large regions: Coast, Amazonian Jungle, and Andean Mountain Range; the last one is where Machu Picchu is located.
Best Season to Visit Peru
Weather in Peru from December to March
This time is considered as the official rainy season throughout the country, although the magnitude of the storms is quite bigger at the Andean Mountain Range and the Amazon Rainforest, the Coast also receives some rains.
This is not the greatest season to visit Cusco City, especially because rain can make many of the journeys more demanding and dangerous. It is not advisable to do the typical treks to Machu Picchu: such as Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek, or Choquequirao Trek because the paths tend to get wet and more challenging. But if you are willing to take the train to Machu Picchu, this may not be a problem, just prepare your raincoat and enjoy the colors of this beautiful mountain jungle. In the Amazon Rainforest, the storms are a bit more intense as is the temperature. So, a rainy day is not at all bad for its hot weather. In this area, most excursions are made in boats so this weather condition is actually favorable for navigation.
On the other hand, in the coastal cities, you can enjoy comfortable weather: temperatures reach a maximum of 26oC (77oF), combined with humidity levels of around 81%. God time to visit Lima.
Weather in Peru from April to May
April indicates the stop rains and the bloom of colors; vegetation appears and flowers blossom. It is the ideal time for those who enjoy trekking and nature, at this time you can appreciate the great number of natural resources offered by the valleys located through all the Andean Mountain Range, best of times to visit the most important Inca’s archaeological centers such as Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman. It is also the best time to do any of the treks to Machu Picchu or the full-day tours to Humantay Lagoon and Rainbow Color Mountain. The Amazonian jungle, on the contrary, is rainy all the year, however, the temperature and humidity make it a very pleasant place to get in touch with Peruvian biodiversity. You can say that these months are the for visiting all of Peru.
Weather in Peru from June to – August
These are the months of highest demand in Peru, these dates match the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere with the patriotic Peruvian festivities and the Inti Raymi festivity which it’s a magnum event for all tourist in the world. So, if you plan to travel to Peru during these months, we advise you to grab your warmer coat to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes. In the mountain areas, temperatures drop below 0º, despite that, you can enjoy sunny days that make the journey pleasant and easier to walk through. Just remember, the tourist flux it is much more extensive which tend to increase the prices. On the coast, especially on the north, characterized by the beauty of its beaches, you can find fewer people and a pleasant climate since the heat is bearable. In the jungle, it is the driest time, the rains decrease so, you can better explore the circuits on foot since we find less moisture and the territory is further accessible.
Weather in Peru from September to November
It is the beginning of spring, temperatures throughout the country increment and the number of visitors decreases, it is a good season to visit Peru. In Cusco, some light rains can begin, but the mild climate favors trekking along the Inca Trail that leads us to the Machu Picchu sanctuary. Along the coast, temperatures reach 22c (71oF) in Lima during November, with the decrease in humidity, making it a good time to explore the capital city.