Wondering about the ideal time to travel to Machu Picchu? Some will tell you that the dry season is the best while others will point you to the rainy season because there are fewer people and prices are reduced. However, we tell you that both are good for traveling. Here are the advantages of choosing each one:
Weather in Machu Picchu: Advantages of traveling to Machu Picchu in rainy season (late November to April)
Lower tourist influx
There are those who dismiss the idea of traveling in high season because the Inca citadel has a greater influx of visitors. In addition, it coincides with the holiday period and with various festivities typical of the Imperial City and Peru as is the case of the Fiestas Patrias, generating that thousands of people want to enter the Inca citadel.
The weather’s not so bad
That the name rainy season in Cusco does not confuse you, you need to know that this period coincides with the summer in Peru. We tell you, the sky will be clear during the day, heavy rains will occur for a couple of hours and then it will clear. Nothing a waterproof poncho can’t fix so you can continue to enjoy your trip.
The view of the Inca citadel is completely different in the rainy season because it seems that the sun and rain were the ideal elements to take good photographs where even the rainbow comes out. In addition, Machu Picchu turns green making the stone building look spectacular in the middle of the eyebrow of the Amazon rainforest.
Weather in Machu Picchu: Advantages of traveling in the dry season (end of April to October)
Dry trails for better hikes
The dry season is ideal for you if you are one of those who are fascinated to travel for hikes, since the Inca trails will not be wet, reducing the chances of a hit or fall. In this way you will find it easier to walk towards Huayna Picchu Mountain, Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku), Inca Bridge, Aguas Calientes village, among others.
Festivities throughout the dry season
Just as there are those who like to have the citadel with few people, there are other tourists who like to be part of large masses and participate in the most important festivities of Cusco. If you have felt identified, we suggest you travel during this period so that you can appreciate how the Holidays of Cusco are celebrated, the Feast of the Inti Raymi, the anniversary of the Imperial City.
The sun in all its glory
As you travel during the dry season to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu you will appreciate the sunsets with magic of lightning pointing directly towards one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. However, we recommend wearing sunglasses, sunscreen, repellents, hats, and light clothing to take care of your health by preventing the effects of the sun.
Now that you know the advantages of traveling to Machu Picchu at every time of year, we are waiting for you to make your reservation at our boutique hotel.