Due to its many different landscapes from the coastlines, deserts, mountains and rainforest, choosing the best time to travel depends on where you intend to go. Keep in mind however, that a spectacular itinerary also involves organizing your luggage in much more detail!
Lima is the third-largest city in the world located in a desert, where it only rains a few times a year. December and March have the most pleasant temperatures (24-27˚C), but if you want to swim in the ocean, even now you’d need to wear a wetsuit.
The seasons are better defined in the Andes. If you intend to visit Cuzco or Machu Picchu during the same months, be sure to pack warm clothing. In the mountains the weather is cold and rains more often.
The jungle however, can be visited throughout the year. Regardless of the month, the air is very humid and the temperatures are high, even though the rainy season last between November and April. During this time, a significant amount of precipitation can occur daily.
Due to the great diversity of climate, Peru is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Lima is the second-largest desert city in the world, the Andes hide incredible Inca ruins left almost intact by a civilization that perished too soon, and the Peruvian part of the Amazon is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. Machu Picchu Fortress is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, and the variety of resources attracts millions of tourists each year fascinated by Peruvian cuisine.
Nature! Peru has some of the greatest biodiversity in the world, being home to countless species of both flora an fauna. In the Amazonian jungle live millions of species of insects, fish, birds, or large mammals and it is the last place on Earth where harpy eagles, jaguars, and pink dolphins are still found. It occupies half of South America, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andres, Peruvian Amazon being the richest region in terms of biodiversity.
Amazing experiences! One of the most beautiful trekking routes in the world is located in the Peruvian Andres, along some ancient Inca cities and absolutely spectacular landscapes between the clouds. The road built by the Incas through the mountains, for reaching from Cuzco to Machu Picchu Citadel, has become in recent years one of the most appreciated experiences in Peru.
Gastronomy! It’s worth booking a plane ticket to any Peruvian destination even just to try a Lomo Saltado ( and you will always return home happy). Also, if you are lucky enough to find somewhere a homemade Chicha Morada based on the traditional recipe, then you may even consider that you have come close to Peruvian hearts.