Peru in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Dry season in Andean highlands and eastern rainforest.
  • Best time for festivals and highland sports, including treks.
  • Busiest time due to North American and European holidays.

Shoulder (Sep–Nov & Mar–May)

  • Spring and fall weather in the highlands.
  • Ideal for less-crowded visits.
  • September to November for good rainforest trekking.

Low Season (Dec–Feb)

  • Rainy season in the highlands.
  • The Inca Trail closes during February for cleanup.
  • High season for the coast and beach activities.
  • Very rainy in the Amazon, lasting through May.