Boasting three distinct nature regions; endless snow-capped Andean summits, humid expanses of Peruvian Amazon jungle and coastal desertscapes, not forgetting about its bustling mix of vibrant cosmopolitans bursting with flavour and tradition, Peru is an incredibly rich and diverse nation. From one region to the next travellers can expect differing terrains and accompanying climates, making Peru a year-round destination with something special on offer every month. Deciding when to visit comes down to what’s on your bucket list.
To help narrow it down, Peru has two major seasons to consider – dry and wet:
When is ‘sunny season’? The dry season is from May to October, and is the ideal time to trek Machu Picchu, and visit Peruvian Andean cities such as Cusco and the Sacred Valley, as well as surrounding national reserves.
When is ‘rainy season’? The wet season is from November to April, and is a great time to visit Peru’s beautiful beaches in Mancora and Zorritos, as well as coastal gastronomical cities like Lima, explore the archaeological sites of Paracas, and uncover the famous Nazca Lines.