Peru in January?

May 13th, 2007, 07:16 PM
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Peru in January?

Is January a good time to visit Peru? Would February or March be better? It seems that this is sometime near the wet season.
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May 13th, 2007, 09:44 PM
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All three of those months are smack in the middle of the wet season, I believe.
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May 14th, 2007, 06:21 AM
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All three are wet, but March is better than January, and January is better than February.

Where do you plan to go? That makes a difference. Hiking the Inca Trail or going to one of the Amazon lodges can be iffy in the worst of the rainy season. Other sightseeing might be more doable.
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May 14th, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Our plan is still in its pioneer phase. We would arrive in Lima, spend a day or two there, move on to Cusco for a few days, train to Machu Picchu
and then back to Lima; plus, any other points along the way that may be doable (open to recommendations) in about 2 week’s time. We will not hike the Inca trail.

It does seem that mid-March would be the best time of the three months that we have available. I understand that it will be clear in the costal areas but still at the end of the rain in the high country. Is the rain an all day sort of thing or is it a matter of a shower now and again?
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May 14th, 2007, 06:23 PM
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I can't speak to the weather during those months as we were there in April. But we loved the Scared Valley esp Ollantaytambo, so if you have time, try to spend some time there, rather than just a quick day trip. Pisac has nice ruins as does Ollantaytambo. Outside of Cusco the ruins at Tipon are fascinating.
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I was in Lima for the millenium and the weather was great. It is foggy in the mornings the gets burned off by the sun. Never rained for the 10 days I was there, very pleasant tmeps. Stay in cuzco as long as you is quite charming. make sure you buy some of the corn-on the cob on the way to machuu on the train...the kernals are as big as nickels. Watch your purse in Lima and try not to drive.
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It never rains in Lima.
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