Travelling to the Inca citadel involves knowing one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World, being in touch with nature, feeling the energy of the Intihuatana and discovering the mystery of its construction. However, you should know the best time to travel to Machu Picchu.
Dry season vs rainy season
The dry season starts in April and ends in October. During these months, the citadel has the highest number of tourists as it is a high season. As for the weather, in the day you can reach up to 25oC, although in the early mornings it could decrease to 0oC. It is said that it is the best time because it does not rain much and the sun rays shine brighter.
The rainy season begins in November and ends in March. It is so called because it rains during the evenings, especially during the months of February and March. The lowest temperature is 8oC and can reach up to 22oC. At the beginning of the day, the Inca citadel has a lot of mist, but it disappears during the morning. At that time you will find many promotions as a low tourist season is recorded.
June, July and August
During the months of June, July and August there is almost no rain, the sun rises in the mornings and the temperature decreases considerably in the early mornings. However, as part of the peak tourism season, prices for services, such as transport, become higher. Why we recommend planning your trip and making the corresponding reservations before traveling to the Imperial City.
Clothing by season
If you decided to tour the Inca citadel during the dry season, we recommend wearing a hat, polo shirt, trousers and hiking shoes. However, if you chose to travel during the rainy season, we suggest wearing a waterproof jacket, gloves, windbreaker, cotton polo poles and of course, hiking shoes. Also, you have to bring mosquito repellents as these abound in this region. In conclusion, it is important to plan your trip considering everything we have told you about the dry season and the rain. This will help you to get an unforgettable experience in the Imperial City.
Also, we recommend you stay at Casa del Sol Machu Picchu, which is located near towering mountains, next to the amazing Vilcanota River. This way, you will renew energies and be ready to travel to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.