Peru Travel Guide

Over the years we have collected a wealth of information about how to maximize your visit to Peru and at the same time minimize the number of "travel errors" (missing important sites that were just around the corner). As you read through this document, please do not hesitate to email question or new information to tours@highlandadventures.com or just call 1-800-667-6134. One of our adventurer specialists will be more than happy to help you.

Machu Picchu

As the number one attraction in South America and number 2 per Trip Advisor’s 2015 rankings, Machu Picchu is a must see attraction in Peru.  Going to Peru and not seeing Machu Picchu would be a gigantic loss.

Machu Picchu Tours

Visiting Machu Picchu will be an amazing experience.  The journey can be even better if you take plan the proper steps in planning your tour of Machu Picchu.  Of course, the easiest is to select one of our many choices of selected itineraries at www.machupicchu.com, packages that have been tested over the years for quality of value.

Machu Picchu Weather

The best time to visit Machu Picchu is between Mary and September.  During this period there is no rain and the average temperature is about 62 F degrees during the day. The table below shows the averages for Cusco (good point of reference for Machu Picchu).  April, October and November also tend to be popular as they are months before or after the rainy season (December to March).

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
Avg. High686868697069696971717170
Avg. Low464747433835343741444546
Rainy Days2421221143257141521

Best Season: May to September
In-Between or Shoulder Months: April, October and November
Low or Rainy Season: December to March

Peru Tourist Attractions

(organized alphabetically)

Amazon BasinArequipaChinceros
Colca CanyonCuscoInca Trail
Lake TiticacaLimaMachu Picchu
Machu Picchu MountainMarasMoray
Huayna PicchuIquitosNazca Lines
OllantaytamboPisacSacred Valley
Tambopata


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