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Huaraz

The weather in Peru is wide and varied

Peru is an all-year destination, but its variety of landscapes from coastal plain to high Andes and lowland Amazon jungle means that the weather may be optimum for a visit at different times in the various locations. The rich Inca and Spanish colonial heritage is on show in a number of fiestas and other cultural events you may wish to factor into the timing of your holiday in Peru.

The mountainous region of the Andes, including Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the trekking region of Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca, is at its best from May to October, when the sun shines with just a little rain. December to April are the wetter months, however landscapes are greener, with fields full of crops. The region receives more foreign visitors in July and August; May and September are quieter. Religious-inspired fiestas abound, most notable the Inca festival of Inti Raymi on 24 June, Christmas and the moveable feast of Easter.

During the Amazon’s high water season (December to May) it’s easier to get round by boat and the cloud offers a protection from the strong sun. The somewhat hotter dry season (June to November) is sunnier and better for wildlife-spotting from jungle trails.

The coastal strip is mostly desert, warm and sunny all year, including the oases at Nazca and Arequipa with little precipitation. It is usually cool and misty in Lima from April to November, however outside this period the weather is pleasantly warm and sunny with plenty of life in the pavement cafés and bars.

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  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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