Peru Climate

Temperature & Rainfall

Avg. High (F)666768706866666870727268
Avg. Low (F)464744423632303240444646
Avg. Water Temp (F)68.969.369.667.165.864.662.161.260.361.563.966.7
Avg. Rainfall (Inches)

Best April Through October

Peru is a year-round destination with the best season for adventure travel being the dry, cool season from April through October. This is the best time to visit Peru, optimal for hiking and trekking the Inca Trail and Amazon rainforest explorations. Expect some rain if traveling November through March.

Peru Trips for Any Season

No matter what season you seek to travel in Peru, AdventureSmith Explorations has an extensive, curated collection of Peru small ship cruises and cultural land trips to choose from. Learn more about our Peru trips, or go direct to our Trip Finder to search by location and your travel dates.

Distinct Climates by Region

Peru’s climate is distinct between its geographical regions: The Peruvian Coast and Andean Slopes are generally dry. December through April in this region the sky is clear with hot and humid climate; the remainder of the year coastal fog moves in. In the Andes Mountains the dry season runs May to September with cold nights, dry weather and sunny days. The wettest season in the Andes Mountains runs from late January through March. The Amazon lowlands and eastern Andean slopes have a dry season similar to the highlands with a more pronounced wet season.