Have you been dreaming of taking an adventure to Machu Picchu but haven’t settled on the dates yet? Perhaps you want to learn more about the best time of the year to go. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast on one of the many Machu Picchu all-inclusive tours available. However, to choose the best adventure for you and your family, it can help to be armed with some insight, so take a look at the information below.
Here you’ll find all you need to know about embarking upon an all-inclusive tour to Machu Picchu, Peru.
The Wetter Months (Dec.-March)
Although the Inca Trail is closed during February (the wettest month) for maintenance, Machu Picchu is still open every day from 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. However, many Machu Picchu all-inclusive tour companies take this month off; others may only offer limited travel packages. Before visiting during the wetter months it’s important to know that rain and weather can often be a big issue along the trail. Monsoon-style rains can make for some tough traveling, but also offer a little respite on those steamier days when hiking to Machu Picchu.
The “Off Season” Months (April & May)
Even though hundreds visit the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu each month, there are still some times that are slower than others. For those who want to embark upon an all-inclusive tour or trek but not have to fight off crowds along the way, the months of April and May are ideal. This is when the rains have stopped and the Incan Valley is clear and offers some breathtaking views. However, you’ll still beat those peak-season crowds.
Peak Season at Machu Picchu (June-Aug.)
June through August is the most popular time of the year to visit Machu Picchu and many choose to take their all-inclusive tour around this time of the year. Visitors can expect clear skies and magnificent views of the Inca Trail and surrounding Urubamba Valley. Temperatures are also as low as 9 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit). These things, combined with the fact that there are many local festivals during this time of the year, make it perfect for a trekking tour.
Learn about our Machu Picchu all-inclusive adventure tours today!
Have you decided on the perfect time of the year to trek the Inca Trail and visit majestic Machu Picchu? If so, Machu Picchu Peru would love to tell you more about our all-inclusive travel packages, so contact us today.