Peru in June.

Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 05:32 AM
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Peru in June.

Help, Brit in distress.
I've tried the UK message boards but I'm getting nowhere fast so I thought I would try this.
My wife and I are going to be touring in Peru for the first 3 weeks in June. We will be in Lima, Puno, Cuscuo and Machuu Pichu and a few days in the northern jungle, (and without the aid of a map I bet I've spelt those wrong).

Need some advice on what sort of clothing to take. We're not hiking.
Any advice would be really helpful.

Thanks.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:56 PM
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I'm also interested in the responses to this question. I'll be in Peru mid-late June visiting Lima, Cusco, MP & Puno/Lake Titicaca. FYI -- from what I've read, all these places will be 'cool' during the day (a/k/a 63 degrees F / 17 degrees Centigrade) and then colder at night.

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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 06:45 PM
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Lima is always in the 60s and damp, so it feels colder than the air temperature. But it never rains. Apparently, it's got its own micro-climate. Also, people dress up more than they do in the States or in London for sightseeing. I generally wear nice pants and a sweater, rarely jeans.

Cusco and MP are casual. I was there in late May a few years back. I wore khakis or jeans, a long sleave t-shirt, and a sweater or fleece. As the day wore on, you'll definitely ditch the jacket. But keep it handy, the temperature drops dramatically as the sun sets.

Don't worry about a rain jacket for MP; it sometimes rains in the dry season but you can buy a poncho for $10.

You don't need hiking boots, but you'll want sneakers with good traction for walking around the ruins (MP and around Cusco).

Bring a hat and sunscreen; it's very easy to get sunburnt walking around the ruins, even if it is cloudy.

Can't help you with the other locations. But I have been to the jungle in Costa Rica. My Salomon Karmas (water sneakers) worked perfectly in CR and walking around MP/Cusco. A very lightweight waterproof jacket with pit zips was crucial.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:40 PM
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hills27,

That's the most information I've had all year and it's really helpful.

Thanks.
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You're welcome. One of my best friends is Peruvian. I've been twice in the past few years and love it.

I've answered a bunch of questions about Peru, so you might want to click on my name and scan through. But feel free to ask any other questions you might have.
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hills 27
Thanks for that.

Tess
I might inadvertantly bump into you.

Have fun.
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