Peru is the place to go to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But beyond this famous trail, there are paths less taken. Salkantay, Lares, Rainbow mountain, Waqrapucara, Choquequirao, and Vilcabamba — these treks appeal to true adventurers. Outside of Cusco, the possibilities are equally endless.
The Colca Canyon trek snakes along ancient terraced valleys shadowed by volcanoes.
Further north, Huaraz, “trekking capital of Peru,” is the basecamp for ascents to the icy 22,204-foot peak of Huascaran in the Cordillera Blanca.
Peru Travel information
When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.
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Lima, Peru`s Capital City
Peru`s Population: Approx. 31 million
Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Official Currency: Peruvian Sol
12 designated UNESCO sites