Peru is a fascinating multiethnic country in western South America, with diverse regions boasting different landscapes and amazing cultural highlights to discover. You could spend months exploring this unique territory, from the lush green Amazon jungle to the Uros Island in Lake Titicaca or the mystical Nasca lines. You could also spend days surfing amazing waves on the Pacifc or exploring traditional markets to discover the unique Andean culture, crafts and textiles in the Sacred Valley. The world-class Peruvian fusion cuisine is a must for foodies visiting Lima.
The climate and temperatures of Peru vary hugely along the different regions of the country. The dry coastal desert region has a mild climate, usually cloudy and foggy in winter and warm and sunny in summer. The tropical Amazon jungle region is hot and humid all year round. In the Andean region there is a rainy season (October till April) and a dry season (May to September). During the dry season, it is sunny during the day, but cold at night. It will be more or less cold depending on the altitude and season.
Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport has direct flights to and from continental Europe and all over the Americas. Other locations require a connections.
Peruvian Sol (PEN)
Although Peru and the Inca ruins receive visitors all year round, the dry season, from May to September, is the best time for mountaineering trips and also for visiting Machu Picchu and the surrounding area, with July considered to be the best month for climbing in the Andes. January to March (summer in the Southern Hemisphere) is the best time to visit Peru’s coastline. If you are planning to visit the Amazon jungle, then you should come between September and November.
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