Machu Picchu is open to visitors all year round, so you can schedule your trip to the wonder at any time of the year. But factors such as weather and prices of services can determine the time you want to visit Machu Picchu.
Best month of the year to visit Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu has a special location, is located in the jungle, but very close to it are located snowy mountains of the Andes such as Salcantay or Veronica, these factors make the climate in Machu Picchu is changing. In Machu Picchu there are two marked seasons, the dry season (from April to September) that coincides with the high season of tourism, and the rainy season (from October to March). The offer of services also varies depending on the season, so if you want to get good services at reduced prices you must come during the rainy season.
Below we detail how the weather conditions and the offer of services in Machu Picchu are developed according to the month.
January, February and March
They are the rainiest months in Machu Picchu and in general in the region of Cusco, during most of the days the sky is cloudy, but there are also short periods of clear days, the temperature is relatively pleasant with an average of 14 ° C. Although the rains can be an inconvenience when visiting Machu Picchu, they make Machu Picchu look spectacular green and colorful flora in all its environment, in addition the clouds and rain make Machu Picchu become a fable scenario, almost surreal.
One of the main advantages of visiting Machu Picchu in these months is that you can find the vast majority of services at reduced prices, and with many offers in luxury services. So with a moderate budget you can greatly enjoy your stay in Machu Picchu, and if you are the traveler who wants to save the most, this is the time you should visit the Inca city.
April and May
April is one of the most propitious months to visit Machu Picchu, the rains are minimal and the days become sunnier and more pleasant. Although the high season of tourism already begins this month, it is still possible to find offers in the services.
In the month of May the days are already completely clear, except for some occasional rain that usually occurs, the dry season is already felt, with sunny days and cold nights. During this month there is a large number of visitors arriving in the Inca city of Machu Picchu and tourist services rise in price. In May it is already possible to see and enjoy many of the activities of the Jubilee festivities of Cusco.
Undoubtedly June is the month with the most tourist activity, and Machu Picchu is full of tourists from all over the world. The weather this month is sunny during the day and very cold at night, especially at dawn. The services are saturated so it is convenient to reserve them before arriving at Machu Picchu. All this is reinforced by the activities that take place in the city of Cusco, since in June its festivities are celebrated and there are many shows like the Inti Raymi ceremony.
July and August
During these months the winter of the mountains is accentuated, the days are similar to those of June, are months in which Machu Picchu receives a high traffic of visitors, and tourist services are very required. The clear days in these dates allow to see Machu Picchu with splendor, you can take magnificent and clean photographs and except for a sporadic shower, are days when visiting Machu Picchu becomes very pleasant and in company of the imposing Inti (Sun).
Between May and August the demand for the Machu Picchu Ticket is very high, so if you want to visit Machu Picchu on these dates, you must book your entrance in advance. If you want to climb the mountain Machu Picchu must book your ticket with more than two months in advance
September and October
During these months the change of season is made, the cold of winter decreases and the temperature becomes warmer with a very pleasant climate. The high season of tourism begins to fall, as well as the costs of various services. For the experience of many visitors and travelers, these are the best months to visit Machu Picchu, the first rains make the Inca shrine begin to turn green and the sun shines on most days. They are auspicious days to enjoy all the beauty of the Inca wonder.
November and dicember
During these months the rains are already felt with greater intensity in Machu Picchu, but it is still possible to enjoy sunny and warm days, tourist services begin to have more offers, so there are months when you can visit Machu Picchu and visit it without it being saturated with visitors. Besides, spending the holidays at Machu Picchu is a great experience.
No matter the month in which you visit Machu Picchu, the first thing you should do is book your Machu Picchu Ticket, and depending on the season you should also book your train ticket in advance.