The Best Time to Visit Peru

Discover the magic of Peru across the seasons with Scott Dunn.

Best time to visit

Peru’s seasons vary across the country, so whether you want to trek your way through the lush rainforest or browse local markets for colorful textiles to take home, there’s something to enjoy year-round.

At Scott Dunn, our travel experts can help you plan a truly bespoke Peruvian vacation based on when you want to travel. From tips on avoiding peak tourist seasons to advice about local festivals and traditions, we’ll help you discover the best time to go to Peru.



Best Times of Year to Visit Peru

The best time to visit Peru depends on what kind of vacation you’re planning.

Because of its proximity to the equator, Peru’s seasons are the opposite of those in the US - while it’s summer in the US, it’s winter in Peru and vice versa. So, if you want a relaxing coastal break in the sun or an adventurous hiking trip in warmer conditions, it’s best to travel during the northern hemisphere’s fall and winter months.

When it comes to the weather in Peru, it’s also important to remember that the country experiences wet and dry seasons, with Peru’s rainy season at its peak between December and March. However, there are still many ways to avoid the wet weather and enjoy this beautiful country if you’re traveling at this time.

Below are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Peru’s vibrant culture and stunning scenery, whatever the time of year.

Climate guide for Peru

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