The driest period from May to October is considered to be the best time to visit Peru. It is all about rambling through the Amazon jungle and trekking on Machu Picchu or Pongo de Martinique. The weather is pleasant throughout the dry season, being cooler only on higher elevations. Lima and the desert coast see hot and humid weather.
A peak season in Peru lasts from June to August, with overpriced accommodation and chords of tourists in Cusco. November marks the start of the rainy season, January through April being the wettest. This is when famous archeological destinations such as Pachacamac or Moray are at their finest.
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!
Can you imagine a more beautiful symbiosis in nature than the one between wise turtles and tiny gentle butterflies?
A lake in the desert—mirage or a sheer oasis?
See thousands of salt terraces placed high in the mountains in the Sacred Valley of Incas
Among high hills and ice glaciers, these lakes hide their stunning beauty
This place is where magic and mystery comes together with no artificial intrusion
Hike a mountain unlike any other
Check out this truly fantastic way with great nature, extreme views, and encounters with local culture—a great experience for all!
Take some time in your exploration to relax in healing hot springs between the green hills of the Andes
Snowy peaks look cold and unappealing to some, but in fact they own a very unique and magical beauty
Head to the ground, one foot up, arms criss-crossed and blades right in front of your face—this is the ancient Dance with Scissors
Have some twists, turns, falls, screams, and fun in a real desert
These horses are born not trained
This adventure is quite extreme, but its beauty is well worth it
The most important archeological site in coastal Peru
These terraced circular depressions leave scientists puzzled
One of the largest beetles on Earth inhabits Peruvian rainforests
A new spectacular wind sports destination
Find your wave and have a perfect ride near the coast of Peru
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
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
Learn about Peruvian history, pay respect to the dead, honor the Virgin, and try not to lose your head in the craziness of this event
Do you love guinea pigs or 'cuy' in the same way as Peruvians do?
It is more than okay to receive a few lashes from the Mayor of Mito for a happy New Year
This festival represents a special religious tradition of carrying decorated crosses up the hill
Be prepared to meet two thousand year old art
Witi Witi means "making love," so how do you imagine this dance looks like? Colca Valley would be the right place to check it out
Sea lions, penguins, and pelicans are good neighbours on the Ballestas Islands
This show isn't for the faint-hearted, but for some, this tradition is a work of art
Every country has its own national alcoholic drink, and this one is truly Peruvian
The mix of Catholic and Inca traditions result in very special festivities
This is one of the biggest carnivals in Peru, which combines both Christian and prehispanic rituals
Any plans for Christmas? What about taking part in a traditional fight in Peru?
Yes, you can make this punch outside of Peru, but that which comes from Peru tastes better in Peru!
Peruvian sunsets are worth a moment to stop doing everything and just enjoy it
One of the best carnival celebrations in South America
Though cruel and bloody, this event symbolizes fight for freedom in Peru
Discover unique Easter traditions of Cusco, Ayacucho, and Arequipa
Choose your level of "chiliness" and try as many kinds of peppers as you can
Try not to miss the season of avocado in Peru, and try some signature dishes too!
Fresh, dried, or frozen—this fruit remains absolutely delicious
Rain is not forever and even if it is, who said that rainy trekking isn't worthwile!
There is no such Peruvian meal with mango that you won't enjoy!
Picarones, anticuchos, lomo saltado... This is only the beginning of the list of Peruvian dishes you can try at the biggest food festival in Latin America
Believe it or not, but these dolphins do exist. Their skin is pale pink, and males are more pink than females
These rice parcels symbolise the head of Saint John after his beheading
About one fifth of all bird species on Earth can be found in Peru