Best weather to visit Machu Picchu and Cusco

Machu Picchu and Cusco Weather: Dry Season

Dry season is a busy time of the year, with numerous tourists arriving to see the wonders of Cusco

Dry Season in Machu Picchu and Cusco 2020 - Best Time
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Ian Armstrong

May is considered one of the best periods to travel to Machu Picchu, as rain won’t spoil your vacation, and you may freely hike around the ancient Inca lands, and explore world-famous Inca Trail to its full. The dry season is sometimes referred to as winter time owing to decreasing temperatures, but May still offers pleasantly moderate temperatures.

June and July are the two driest and coolest months in Machu Picchu and provide a great popularity for tourists, even though the temperatures drop close to zero. Still, it usually doesn’t snow in the area. And walking along drained paths is much safer than dipping in swelling muds flooding the area in warmer months.

During August, the weather is pretty the same as in June or July, but it has one important advantage in comparison with former months, which is less crowdedness. Besides, it’s also a bit warmer, and still quite dry. A special seasonal attraction is the gathering of hundreds of multicoloured parrots at local clay banks, the birds are going to stay there until March, feeding on minerals, necessary to promote digestion.

September is another month apart from May considered the best time to travel to Machu Picchu. Air temperature starts rising, it likewise rains more often, yet the land remains dry enough to explore wondrous Machu Picchu.