Best Time to Travel to Peru

There are two main seasons in Peru that may affect when and where to go on Peru holidays; the wet season and the dry season. However, the climate does vary greatly from region to region, with the temperature most heavily influenced by elevation – the higher you are situated, the cooler it is.

June through to August is considered peak time for Peru holidays and sees the most tourists entering the country. This period coincides with the cooler, drier season amongst the Andean highlands as well as the summer holidays in Europe. This is the best time for hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, although it can be relatively busy.

The Peruvian highlands see their wet season take place from December through to March which makes this a pretty miserable time to visit. Despite this, many of the large festivals take place during this time regardless of heavy rainstorms.

If you plan on visiting the eastern rainforest during your Peru holidays, expect to see a lot of rain! The wettest months are December through to May which sees rainfall every day. However, the showers never last for long and there is still plenty of warm sunshine to enjoy when the clouds part. Make like the locals in this area, and take cover during the heaviest downpours before making the most of the sun when it dries up.

Things to Do in Peru

  • Inca Trail

Peru holidays, for many people, mean hiking the world famous Inca Trail to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. This is a hugely popular activity for tourists who get to enjoy the spectacular views that the trek offers whilst learning about the fascinating and intricate history of the area.

  • Amazon Rainforest

The Peruvian Amazon covers over half of the country and is home to a unique and diverse ecosystem making it the perfect place for nature enthusiasts to visit on Peru holidays. Head to Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado for the two entry points into the Amazon Basin. Once there, you can hop in a river boat that can take you up the river to admire the lush greenery and life that takes place on the river banks.

  • The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is renowned for its stunning floating reed islands, as well as being the highest passable lake in the world. On the islands you can explore the traditions of the Uros tribe, who pre-date the ancient Inca civilisations. Whilst it is a hugely popular tourist attraction for those on Peru holidays, the islands also offer a unique and fascinating insight into the lives of the country’s indigenous peoples.

  • Sandboarding

The sport of sandboarding has become incredibly popular all over the world and is a great way to get active in Peru amongst a breathtaking backdrop. Huacachina is the place to go where you will find a picturesque desert village that has been constructed around a small natural lake which is surrounding by soaring sand dunes in every direction. Peru holidays provide the perfect opportunity to get involved in this adventurous activity as well as high speed dune buddy riding.

  • Lima

As the capital of Peru, Lima is a popular starting point for Peru holidays. Whilst its reputation for crime isn’t great, there is still a wealth of history and culture waiting to be discovered. Check out some of the numerous museums, historical cathedrals and fascinating catacombs before sampling some delicious traditional cuisine and enjoying the vibrant nightlife.

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