Despite occasional rainy days, April to May and September to October are deemed to be the best time to visit Machu Picchu. These are the periods when the weather is pleasant, the crowds are thinner, and the events like Warachikuy occur. June through August, a peak of the dry season, sees the surge of tourism and inflated room rates, but if that doesn't bother you, why not experiencing all those amazing trails and marvelling at how the salt is harvested at Salinas de Maras? Low season from November to March is famous for rain downpours, peaking in February and causing closures of the Inca Trail. If you are a real dare-devil, don't shy away from bright Cusco Christmas celebrations and Cusco Carnival during winter.
A colorful army comes to eat the minerals
One of the most popular trails in the world offers you stunning landscapes, natural beauties and ancient civilization’s ruins
Machu Picchu isn't the only "lost city" to visit in Peru. Discover Choquequirao too!
See thousands of salt terraces placed high in the mountains in the Sacred Valley of Incas
Enjoy the process of making one of the sweetest things in the world - from cacao beans to chocolate
Take some time in your exploration to relax in healing hot springs between the green hills of the Andes
These terraced circular depressions leave scientists puzzled
The second most popular colorful mountain in Cusco region
This ancient religious ritual survived till today and represents the most famous festival in Cusco
Thousands of pilgrims walk to the foots of Andes to welcome new circle of life or honor the Lord
Inspiring event when young sons of Incas show their strength and overcome different trials by fire
Towns of Paucartambo and Pisac near Cusco are homes to a festival dedicated to Virgen del Carmen, a ceremony well worth attending
Summer heat is not an obstacle to celebrate Christmas and drink hot chocolate
For those who like crowded and chaotic places with music, dance and other interesting activities, the right time to visit Peru is during the Carnival
This Inca bridge is a connection between the past and the present, and its renovation is a real tradition for locals
It is a colorful ceremony parading through the streets of Cusco, celebrating both Catholic and Inca tradition
Fruit lovers, prepare for the time of your life
This festival represents a special religious tradition of carrying decorated crosses up the hill
A pilgrimage visited every year by thousands of believers
This festival is a tradition which Peruvians believe to be a way of Christ protecting them from earthquakes
Though cruel and bloody, this event symbolizes fight for freedom in Peru
Any plans for Christmas? What about taking part in a traditional fight in Peru?
Visiting Cusco during June is a great opportunity to enjoy the Beer Festival
Wild rivers of Peru provide the ultimate rafting adventure, with their canyons, rapids and stunning granite rocks
Discover unique Easter traditions of Cusco, Ayacucho, and Arequipa
The unusual river is among the top attractions of the Cusco region
Dress up in yellow and get ready to party!