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4 things to consider for your Trip to Peru: The Best Seasons to Visit Peru

Posted on : 02 September 2021

Trip to Peru

4 Things to Consider in your Trip to Peru

If you are thinking of taking a trip to Peru you are probably wondering when the best season to visit this country is. To better appreciate the destinations of this wonderful country it is good that you first know a bit of our geography. Peru is one of the countries that holds a variety of climates on its different regions. So, it depends a lot on the region you chose to visit for knowing when the best time to take a vacation to Peru is. The country is basically divided into three large regions: Coast, Amazonian Jungle and Andean Mountain Range; the last one it is where Machu Picchu Sanctuary is located.

If you are planning to tailor-made your trip to peru, you should know what will you find at any destination you may choose to visit. It’s better to be prepared! You can have the best experience with Peru Private Tours and we are happy to help you plan it. 

Trip to Peru: Weather in Peru from December to March

This time is considered as the official rainy season throughout the country, although the magnitude of this storms its bigger at the Andean Mountain Range and the Amazon Rainforest, the Coast also receives strong impacts due to constant flooding of the rivers however the rains are not very heavy in this area.

Salkantay TrekThis is not the greatest season to visit Cusco City, especially because rain can make many of the excursions more demanding and dangerous. It is not advisable to do the typical trekking routes to Machu Picchu: such as Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek or Choquequirao Trek, which are the ones that take us to the monumental Inca’s Santuary, the paths are usually earth or stone, which makes the journey much more difficult. But if you are willing to take the train to Machu Picchu, this may not be a problem, just prepare your rain coat and enjoy the colors of this beautiful mountain jungle.

Further north in the Amazon rainforest, the storms are a bit more intense as it is the temperature. So, a rainy day is not at all bad for this hot Amazonian weather. In this area most excursions are made in boats so this weather condition is favorable for navigation because the level of the rivers increases considerably. The only discomfort during this time is the presence of mosquitoes due to the strong temperature and humidity of the environment. You can take a cruise to make this trip to the Amazon a comfortable and luxury experience at Peru.

On the other hand, on the Coast the presence of rains is not so intense, Lima for example in December and January is most pleasant weather: temperatures reach a maximum of 26oC (77oF), combined with humidity levels of around 81% (the lowest of the year), so it is a good time to visit. Lima is the Peruvian capital and great to enjoy the gastronomic tours offered there.

In addition, this time is the best time to visit the northern beaches such as Mancora, Punta Sal, Zorritos, Huanchaco among many others, we must only consider that there is an increase in tourist flow that can mean the variation of prices and lower availability of services. 

Trip to Peru : Weather in Peru from April to May

April marks the season in which the rain stops and we can witness the great amount of vegetation that appears from the previous season. It is the ideal time for those who enjoy trekking and nature, at this time you can appreciate the large number of natural resources offered by the valleys located through all the Andean Mountain Range, this is the perfect time to visit the most important Inca archaeological centers such as Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman and many others, it is also the best time to do any of the Machu Picchu Trekking routes, cause the roads are drier and with a tempered environment.

MancoraThe Amazonian jungle on the contrary keeps having abundant rains, however the temperature and humidity makes it a very pleasant space for getting in touch with the splendor of Peruvian biodiversity. Flowers’s bloom and there is a greater possibility of sighting exotic animals since they find more food and surround themselves with their natural companions

At the coast we can find amazing Peruvian beaches, such as Mancora, Punta Sal or Zorritos. You may feel a small drop in temperature; however, you can still enjoy a warm and pleasant weather. It also decreases a lot the flux of tourists, so, you might be able to find better services at a lower price. You can say that these months are better for visiting all of Peru. 

Trip to Peru : Weather in Peru from June to – August

Inty Raymi festivityThese are the months of highest tourist demand in Peru, these dates match the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere with the patriotic Peruvian festivities and the Inty Raymi festivity which it’s a magnum event for all tourist in the world. So, if you are planning to travel to Peru on these months, we advise you to grab your warmer coat to enjoy the amazing Peruvian landscapes. At the mountain areas the temperatures drop below 0º, but despite the cold, you can enjoy sunny days that makes the journey more enjoyable and easier to walk always looking at a beautiful blue sky. Just remember, the tourist fluxes its much bigger increasing the price of services.

On the coast, especially on the north coast, characterized by the beauty of its beaches, we can find fewer people and an even pleasant climate, since the heat is moderate and the water temperature is a bit warm.

In the jungle, it is the driest time, the rains decrease a lot, on the one hand, it does not cease to have favorable conditions for navigation since the rivers are large and flowing, in addition you can better explore the circuits on foot, since we find less moisture and the territory is more accessible. Also, the presence of mosquitoes decreases considerably.

Trip to Peru : Weather in Peru from September to November

Machu Picchu sanctuaryIt is the beginning of spring, temperatures throughout the country usually increase 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 in November, with the decrease in humidity, making it a good time to explore the capital city as well as other shore places.

In the jungle, rainfall remains low, allowing for rainforest walks as well as boat rides through the Amazon rivers.

When it’s the best time to visits Peru? ALLWAYS

Now that you know about the differences you can find on your next tour to Peru, ask yourself, what do you enjoy most on a trip? And if you still not sure, with Peru Private Tours you can find the best option for your next vacation to Peru.

Our travel agents are willing to provide you a service that suits all your needs, to make your trip to Peru into an unforgettable experience, that exceeds your expectations and makes you enjoy the attractions we have what you need. We are specialized in tailor-made trips. We strive to make your trip to Peru that experience you’ve always dream of.