Peru in January?
You are right: January and February are very wet months to be in Peru. If you are able to travel in April, the weather improves immensely. However, If you are keen to escape the gloomy January weather next year, then Chile would be the ideal destination. The Atacama desert in the north is dry and sunny all year round, and temperatures are tempered by the altitude. Santiago has more of a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. The further south you go, the more attractive it is to travel in the southern summer, when daylight hours are long and it is as warm as northern Europe. The scenery in Chile is quite spectacular and in a two/three-week holiday you will have enough time to visit Chile's highlights. We offer a variety of holidays to Chile which include suggested itineraries for individuals or group tours. Depending on how much time you have, you could also extend your holiday to Argentina or Brazil.
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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.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
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.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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.