Best time to visit Peru

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Inca Trail High Season

April–October  • activity

One of the most popular trails in the world offers you stunning landscapes, natural beauties and ancient civilization’s ruins

Macaw Clay Lick

August–March  • nature

A colorful army comes to eat the minerals


May–October • nature

Machu Picchu isn't the only "lost city" to visit in Peru. Discover Choquequirao too!

Butterflies Drinking Turtle Tears

all year round • nature

Can you imagine a more beautiful symbiosis in nature than the one between wise turtles and tiny gentle butterflies?

Huacachina Oasis

May–November • nature

A lake in the desert—mirage or a sheer oasis?

Trekking to Pongo de Mainique

May–October • activity

Check out this truly fantastic way with great nature, extreme views, and encounters with local culture—a great experience for all!

Salt Harvest at Salinas de Maras

May–October • nature

See thousands of salt terraces placed high in the mountains in the Sacred Valley of Incas

Hiking in National Reserve Lomas de Lachay in its Greenest Months

August–Ocotber • activity

This place is where magic and mystery comes together with no artificial intrusion

Titicaca and other Mountain Lakes

May–September • activity

Among high hills and ice glaciers, these lakes hide their stunning beauty

Scissors Dance or La Danza de las Tijeras

May–September | late December • activity

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

Hiking Rainbow Mountain

April–October • nature

Hike a mountain unlike any other

Ice Climbing

March–October • activity

Snowy peaks look cold and unappealing to some, but in fact they own a very unique and magical beauty

Hot Springs

May–October • activity

Take some time in your exploration to relax in healing hot springs between the green hills of the Andes

Sandboarding in Huacachina

May–November • activity

Have some twists, turns, falls, screams, and fun in a real desert

Peruvian Paso Horse Competitions

April–May | September–October • event

These horses are born not trained


November–March (all year round) • activity

These terraced circular depressions leave scientists puzzled


October–May (year round) • activity

The most important archeological site in coastal Peru

Titan Beetle

September–October • nature

One of the largest beetles on Earth inhabits Peruvian rainforests

Rafting the Urubamba River

May–October • activity

This adventure is quite extreme, but its beauty is well worth it


Inti Raymi

June 24 • event

This ancient religious ritual survived till today and represents the most famous festival in Cusco

Qoyllur Rit'i or Star Snow Festival

May 27–29, 2018 • event

Thousands of pilgrims walk to the foots of Andes to welcome new circle of life or honor the Lord


September 16, 2018 • event

Inspiring event when young sons of Incas show their strength and overcome different trials by fire

Virgen del Carmen

July 15–July 18 • event

Towns of Paucartambo and Pisac near Cusco are homes to a festival dedicated to Virgen del Carmen, a ceremony well worth attending

Cusco Carnival

February 27–March 05, 2019 • event

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

Ritual Dance Huaconada

January 01–January 03 • event

It is more than okay to receive a few lashes from the Mayor of Mito for a happy New Year

Paucartambo Festival

July 15–July 18 • event

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

Fiesta De Las Cruces

May 03 • event

This festival represents a special religious tradition of carrying decorated crosses up the hill

Q’eswachaka Bridge Weaving

June • activity

This Inca bridge is a connection between the past and the present, and its renovation is a real tradition for locals

Marine Fauna of the Ballestas Islands

January–March • nature

Sea lions, penguins, and pelicans are good neighbours on the Ballestas Islands

Guinea Pig Festival

October 11, 2019 • event

Do you love guinea pigs or 'cuy' in the same way as Peruvians do?

Flying over the Nazca Lines during the Dry Months

November–March • nature

Be prepared to meet two thousand year old art

Wititi Dance

November–February | July 14 • event

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

Pisco Sour

March–May • food

Every country has its own national alcoholic drink, and this one is truly Peruvian

Mistura Gastronomic Fair

2018 (cancelled)  • event

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

Bullfighting Season in Lima

November • event

This show isn't for the faint-hearted, but for some, this tradition is a work of art

Cielo de Brujas or Sky of Witches

December–April • nature

Peruvian sunsets are worth a moment to stop doing everything and just enjoy it

5P or Peruvian Pomegranate Pineapple Party Punch

March–June • food

Yes, you can make this punch outside of Peru, but that which comes from Peru tastes better in Peru!

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria

February 02–11, 2019 • event

This is one of the biggest carnivals in Peru, which combines both Christian and prehispanic rituals

Takanakuy—the Fighting Festival

December 25 • event

Any plans for Christmas? What about taking part in a traditional fight in Peru?

Yawar Fiesta or Festival of Blood

July 28 • event

Though cruel and bloody, this event symbolizes fight for freedom in Peru


January–March • food

Fresh, dried, or frozen—this fruit remains absolutely delicious


January–June • food

Try not to miss the season of avocado in Peru, and try some signature dishes too!

Fresh Chili Peppers

mid-December–March • food

Choose your level of "chiliness" and try as many kinds of peppers as you can

Rainy Season Trekking

November–March • activity

Rain is not forever and even if it is, who said that rainy trekking isn't worthwile!


November–April • food

There is no such Peruvian meal with mango that you won't enjoy!

Pink Dolphin Breeding Season

May–June • nature

Believe it or not, but these dolphins do exist. Their skin is pale pink, and males are more pink than females


November–February | May–August • activity

Find your wave and have a perfect ride near the coast of Peru


June 24 • food

These rice parcels symbolise the head of Saint John after his beheading


October–November • nature

About one fifth of all bird species on Earth can be found in Peru