Climate and general weather information for travel in Peru
Peru is blessed with a great climate. One that is perfect for the tourist. The country lies close to the equator and this means that while it has largely a tropical climate, there are other types of climate. The unique nature of Peru, with the high Andes means that it has a tropical and a cooler climate. The Pacific Ocean and prevailing winds create another climate in many parts of coastal Peru. The traveler can experience many climates by simply visiting one country. Indeed because of a variety of environmental factors there are several climates in the country. This is just one of the things that make a vacation in Peru so unique. This is what appeals to travelers, there is so much variety in the climate that every day feels different. This means that a tourist can have a great many different experiences. Those who book one of the Peru Tour Packages can have a vacation of a lifetime.
Peru Tour Packages are great because, the variety of the climate means that there are many different types of landscapes. There are areas on the coast that are subtropical deserts. These are great for the adventurous and those who want exciting. The varied and diverse mountains and highlands mean that there are a series of micro-climates. This means that the environment is constantly changing, and the traveler can have new experiences every day. In this environment, a traveler can experience snowy and cold mountains and to the east of these, is the Amazonian forest. The forest has a tropical climate with rains about 2800 mm to the year. Those who book one of the Peru Tour Packages can easily visit a rain forest and see spectacular flowers, animals and other sights- this is something that you can boast about to your friends!
The northern coastal regions, do not experience much rain. The climatic event known as El Niño, which is famous around the world results in irregular warming of the ocean. This has influenced the climate of the coastal regions of much of Peru. The El Niño can influence the climate right up to the Lambayeque region near Chiclayo. This weather system means that the environment in these regions is unique. In the months of January to May, but often from December to June, El Nino turns the region, that is dry and dusty into one that is tropical, hot and humid. There are two different landscapes in the same region because of El Niño. If you spend enough time you can visit a dusty land and then return to witness a subtropical region. With the Peru beach vacation package, there are always variations and surprises. The varied climate means that you will always encounter something new and that no matter how many times that you visit Peru- it will always seem like the first time!
The Northern Coast, the sea is somewhat warmer, and the temperature are generally between 25 °C (77 °F) in the months of February and March and can fall as low as 21 °C (70 °F) in the period from August to October.
If you want to visit world famous sites such as Nazca and the National reserve of Ballestas islands you can with one our package Holiday in Peru – The Full experience. The climate is arid dessert and is hot in summer and temperate with a little rain in winter. Summer is warm, moist and sunny conditions with acceptable temperatures. There is little or no rainfall in the summer. Usually the rainfall occurs at night and this means that the visitor can enjoy the sites and the landscape by day without getting wet. Winter is damp and overcast. Rain falls in the form of a drizzle. It is still possible to visit the region and to experience it wonderful sites such as the Nazca Lines. Peru Tour Packages can help you to have unique experiences that you cannot find anywhere else in the world.
The Nazca region is famous for the Nazca lines. These are lines, that have enthralled and puzzled people for centuries. They are one of the world’s great mysteries and are well worth a visit. Imagine the photographs you can take and show your friends and family. The Nazca Lines are set in a spectacular arid desert roughly 500 meters or 1,600 ft. above sea level. Nazca is roughly mid-way between the Ocean and the Andes. Other sites worth visiting are the Ballestas Islands known as the little Galapagos and Huacachina oasis with the amazing dunes hidden in the Peruvian dessert. The package Holiday in Peru – The Full experience includes visits to all the destinations mentioned above. You will have memories that will last a lifetime! The central and south Peruvian coast can be enjoyed by the traveler all through the year.
The central and south Peruvian coast can be visited through the year.
Table showing average temperatures for Paracas (ballestas islands), Nazca, Ica and Huacachina oasis.
Arequipa has the desert/ arid cool climate. Arequipa is at the southernmost tip of Peru’s desert Coast and had great sunshine and its temperatures are between 20°C / 68°F or thereabouts. The annual mean temperature is 14.7 degrees Celsius which is pleasant for a traveler. This is not the case by night and, temperatures in Arequipa can drop, especially during, the evening, when temperatures hover around 10°C / 50°F. Because of the fluctuating temperatures you need to dress appropriately. It is possible to visit Arequipa during the entire year and you can choose any package inside our Peru Travel Packages Top Destinations.
Climate average Colca Canyon
Coca Canyon has two very different seasons, because it is in the sierra territory. The sierra winter goes from December to April with rain of up to 400 mm a year. There are often fogs in January and February especially in the canyons. These foggy mornings are very beautiful and the landscape is haunting and unforgettable.
The dry season in the sierra is from May to November. It is very dry and there is no rainfall. Temperatures do rise during the day. However, the traveler needs to be aware that the temperature drops below 0°C / 32°F on the nights. This is known by the locals as “the frozen (la helada). These nights can be very beautiful. The weather does not prevent the traveler from walking the Colca Valley, which can be visited throughout the year with the with these packages
Colca Canyon has two well differentiated seasons for being in the sierra territory. The sierra winter goes from December to April with rain showers reaching up to 400 mm a year. Fogs are frequent in the canyon and the highway during January and February, especially at dawn and at dusk.
Climate average Puno Lake Titicaca
The climate in Lake Titicaca is highland/Alpine. You need to be careful because at these heights there is always a risk of altitude sickness. This landscape and climate means that a tourist can have a whole different set of adventures. Activities such hiking, visiting the Uros floating islands, Taquile island and witness spectacular sights of Lake Titicaca are included in our packages. The Lake and Puno tend to be chilly for most of the year. Puno is the coldest city in Peru with an average annual temperature of only 7 c and annual rainfall of 610mm. However, the weather is fine during the day and great for sightseeing or doing some exciting activity.
In this region during dry season, from May to November, the average temperature is 14°C, reaching a high of 20°C during the daytime. However, it falls to about 4°C from June to August at night. The weather is great during the first months of the year, in the dry season, and it receives 10 hours of sunshine per day. There is little rain and fog and yet it is not too hot and ideal for tourists. The climate changes dramatically during the raining season, which occurs from December to March. The temperature is a pleasant 16°C; however, the daily high drops slightly at 9°C. The sun shines for an average of 7 to 9 hours per day with many foggy days. The best time to visit Lake Titicaca is from April to December. This is when the climate is best for the traveler.
The many climates of Peru mean that there is more to see and do. This means that there is something new to see and do. By booking any of these tour packages: Highlights of Peru in 10 days, Holidays in Peru – The Full Experience (15 days) and the Peru Vacations Grand tours 15 days you can have many adventures and memories that will last a lifetime!
Climate average in The Amazon Jungle
There is a vast region of plains and hills of forest in the Peruvian eastern part of the Amazonian Basin full of animals and exotic plants and flowers. The northern area of this region has an equatorial climate, it is generally hot and humid, there is regular and heavy rainfall during December to Marts.
The south Peruvian jungle, in the area known as Puerto Maldonado, where most of our Amazon tours take place specially in the Tambopata National park, has tropical climate. Tambopata during mid May to mid September has the lowest significant precipitation with almost no rain during August and mid September. During September to November there is more chances of precipitation but still is low. However, the Amazon basin looks even better with some rain. Then, from Mid December to Marts is the rainy season and February the time with significant more precipitation during the year.
This packages includes visit in this area:
Like any other places in Peru, the Amazon basin in open all year, but we will recommend you avoiding January and February