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Walking Vacation Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley​

Activity Level: Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 4 – 8 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
11 days from only
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
8 days from only
Pre-trip Extension:
Lima · 2 nights $445

Post-trip Extension:
Peruvian Amazon · 2 nights $595
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Weather & Climate

In the highlands from May to October, rain is scarce. Daytime temperatures reach a warm 68°F to 77°F (20°C-25°C), and nights are often quite cold (near freezing), especially in June and July. Rainfall is very abundant from December to March, when temperatures are slightly milder -- 64°F to 68°F (18°C-20°C) dropping only to 59°F (15°C) at night. The wettest months are January and February (this trip is not offered in January and February). Although the Amazon jungle is consistently humid and tropical, with significant rainfall year-round, it, too, experiences two clearly different seasons. During the dry season (May-October), temperatures reach 86°F to 100°F (30°C-38°C) during the day. From November to April, there are frequent rain showers (which last only a few hours at a time), causing the rivers to swell. Temperatures are similarly steamy. Due to the altitude, you need to be prepared for a range of temperatures, including cool days and evenings and/or foggy, rainy periods. Days can be very warm with a strong sun at the higher altitude. The wet and/or cool periods often disappear as quickly as they arrive. Appropriate rain gear is highly recommended for your comfort. This does not necessarily involve an excess of clothing, just carefully selected items. The following chart of average temperatures in Cusco will help you to prepare for your tour.

Average Daily Temperature (High/Low)

° F °C
Mar 66 / 43 19 / 6
Apr 67 / 41 19 / 5
May 67 / 36 19 / 2
Jun 66 / 32 19 / 2
Jul 66 / 32 19 / 2
Aug 67 / 35 19 / 2
Sep 68 / 39 20 / 4
Oct 69 / 41 21 / 5
Nov 69 / 42 21 / 6
Dec 69 / 43 21 / 6
*The above are average temperatures. Actual temperatures may vary depending on developing weather patterns. Please consult a newspaper, the Internet, or a local tourism office prior to your departure for current weather information. 
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