The best time to visit Machu Picchu

The best time to visit Machu Picchu

The citadel of Machu Picchu one of the new seven wonders of the world, is one of the most important attractions in South America, Peru’s main attraction, the citadel of Machu Picchu receives more than 1000000 visitors per year and each passing year increases .

This wonder of the world is open all year round for both domestic and foreign visitors, so you can schedule your dream trip to this Inca wonder at any time of the year, factors such as weather and service prices can determine the month in which you want to visit Machu Picchu.

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

According to many companies and the government, the best time to visit Machu Picchu is between April and October, which is the dry season, that is, the months it does not rain.

However, between the mentioned months it is considered that the best time to visit Machu Picchu are the months of June, July and August these months we call high season for the visit to Machu Picchu that coincidentally coincides with the vacations of North America and Europe.

 

Is the rain season a good time to visit Machu Picchu?

The warmest season is from December to March, but it also corresponds to the rainy season, this being said it would be better to have a sunny but cold day instead of a hot but rainy day. That is why it is suggested as the best time to visit Machu Picchu during the months between May and October.

From September to December are the beginning of the rainy season which means that there are more sunny days than rain and spring begins, between these months and the months of January to March it is also interesting since the landscape of the Andes and the High jungle changes and becomes more colorful as all the vegetation begins to grow and bloom, in these months early in the morning it is almost always cloudy but when the sun rises the fog dissipates so visibility is good.

 

What are the advantages of visiting Machu Picchu during the rainy season?

Fewer people: Machu Picchu receives its lowest number of visitors during the rainy season January, February, March, this will allow you to tour the Inca citadel with tranquility and you can take beautiful photos without lots of people surroundings.

In the rainy season (low season) it is possible to buy flights, hotels, restaurants with a 25% discount, and thanks to the law of supply and demand, you can find good quality products at low prices. The high season causes prices to rise between 30% and 50%.

Green landscapes: The rains in the region make Machu Picchu and the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas, turn intense green and very colorful, the landscape is completely covered with grass, flowers and fruits.

Warm Climates: The rainy season is more humid, but the days are more lakes and warmer; however, humidity (almost 96%) helps to moisturize the skin and hair, the lips do not dry out as in the dry season, you also feel a cleaner, pure and fresh air.

who will be in Machu Picchu as alone as possible. If you have not yet reserved your Machu Picchu tickets, do so now.

 

It should be noted that if you want to make the Camino del Inca, it is close during February for maintenance.

If you do not mind a bit  rain and prefer to visit the citadel without encountering too many tourists, these three months could work for you.

What to bring in the rainy season to Machu Picchu?

The weather in Machu Picchu is very changeable, in a surprise moment it can rain in a torrential way and in a few minutes leave the sun again or vice versa. In the shade you will feel a bit cold and in the sun very hot, so you should foresee this situation and be prepared taking into account that you will have sunny, cloudy, rainy, cold days, etc.

– Hiking boots, bring non-slip and waterproof shoes, especially if you have one of the two Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu mountains; the paths are made of stone and will be wet and slippery.

– Waterproof jacket or poncho for rain, no matter what time of year you visit Machu Picchu always carry one with you; the climate of Machu Picchu’s cloudforest makes the rains appear very unexpectedly.

– Sunblock, mosquito repellent, sun hat, and sunglasses.

– Small backpack to carry some snacks and personal items, and water.

What is the average temperature in Machu Picchu?

In the citadel of Machu Picchu you will never feel very cold or very hot, with an average minimum temperature of 12 ° C and an average maximum temperature of 27 ° C., As it is a subtropical area, every day of the year a little cloudy

If I scam a tour of Adventure, the temperature is the same as in Machu Picchu?

The temperatures in Machu Picchu fluctuate as maximum reach 27 ° C, while the minimum of 12 ° C, but these temperatures vary depending on the type of tour or hike you take to reach Machu Picchu if it is an Inca Trail, Salkantay trek, Lares trek these have some camps that are located on or over the 3900m / 12870 ft. and they sometimes have temperatures below 0 ° C, as there are also tours like the Inca Jungle trail that does  walk through the cloudforest and temperatures vary between 16 ° C to 27 ° C. on the way to get there to Machu Picchu.

How many days should I take  to visit Machu Picchu?

To enjoy Machu Picchu is required at least 1 full day in Machu Picchu but doing it in a single day is often very tiring so it is best to take at least 2d / 1n and so you can enjoy the citadel quietly, or  for the more adventurous can take walks of 2,3,4,5 etc. days To get to Machu Picchu, the most famous trek is the classic Inca Trail, which takes place in 4d / 3n and 2d / 1n, as well as the alternate treks to the Inca Trail, such as the Salkantay trek, Lares trek or Inca Jungle trail.

 

In the end, the best time to visit Machu Picchu is throughout the year, everything depends on the time available to our visitors and the preferences of climate and landscape that each one has, for this you can contact Inkas Destination and an agent will give you the information necessary to have a good time in Machu Picchu.