Best time to go Machu Picchu


The weather in the site of the Andes is unpredictable, because of the geography which creates many altitudinal zones that each one has a different climates, temperature, etc. and Machu Picchu is affected for this reason and also is located between two zones, Peruvian Yungas*and wet Puna* of the central Andes.
The best time to visit this citadel is in the wet season (April – October), but for people who likes the sun and some sporadic rains the best time is November to March.

We recommend traveling in the follow months April, May, September and October which the season is still dry. Check your schedule according to the high season to book your trio with anticipation.

This is the average temperatures:

Weather Machu Picchu (Average) Jan Feb Mar April May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Temp. °C 26 28 27 25 21 20 19 20 21 22 24 26
Max Temp. °F 79 82 81 77 70 68 66 68 70 72 75 79
Min Temp. °C 17 18 16 15 13 11 10 12 12 12 13 16
Min Temp. °F 63 64 61 59 55 52 50 54 54 54 55 61
# Rainy Days 21 17 11 8 3 2 2 2 7 8 12 18

*There are 8 altitudinal zones in Peru:

  • Chala (Coast)
  • Yunga
  • Quechua
  • Suni
  • Puna
  • Janca o Cordillera
  • Rupa Rupa or high forest
  • Omagua or low forest

Once you see what the perfect time to visit us is when you read about Peru Machu Picchu, here you will find a great and detailed description about these magical places, the first is one of the countries with more cultural diversity and singular weather, and the other is a breathtaking Sanctuary with over 500 years old and still intact on his majority.

When you know everything about how and when you’re going to visit us, you got to check the Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu, and that is from June and August, although is the busiest time of the year, you still can enjoy of the great view.

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