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Best Places To Visit In Peru | A Guide To Plan The Trip in Right Season

Peru is a country which is situated in South America. This country is surrounded on the north by Colombia and Ecuador, in the south by Chile, in the southeast by Bolivia,  in the east by Brazil and in the west by the pacific ocean.

Peru is one of those culturally enriched places in America that has it’s head up and chin high. It believes in its cultural beliefs and holds a long-lasting history of stuff going around this beautiful place. People of Peru live with their ethos and ethnic beliefs. They have a unique taste in food as well.

Peru is one of the world’s most varying destinations. It is home to many spectacular sights And has a rich cultural history and tradition. There are so many places to visit in Peru. Here is the list of top 10 places to visit in Peru

Points to remember before visiting Peru
  • Capital of Turkey – Lima
  • Currency – Sol
  • Official Language – Spanish, Besides Spanish, a number of indigenous languages are spoken in Peru.
  • Average Temperature:  26 ℃ in summer and 17 ℃ in winter

Now you are ready to virtually explore Peru. Here’s our list of the best places to visit in Peru. So, let’s get started

  1. Lima
  2. Machu Picchu
  3. Sacred Valley
  4. Cusco
  5. Huaraz
  6. Arequipa
  7. Nazca
  8. Lake Titicaca
  9. The Amazon
  10. Mancora
  11. Pisac

1. Lima

Lima, places to visit in peru
Lima: The Capital City

As you know Lima is the capital of Peru and one of the largest cities in Peru. Lima is gifted with an architectural blend of pre-Hispanic, colonial and infrastructure. The city has a rich cultural background and founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Its vibrant culture and lovely nightlife make it one of the best places to see in Peru.

It offers not only a rich history but also some exceptional restaurants that you may not find anywhere in the world. The most popular attractions are old churches, They have one of the famous churches in the world as well, Spanish palaces, monasteries and one of the oldest universities in the Americas.

Best time to visit  Lima – November & May

Climate information of Lima

  • Hottest month – February(24 °C avg)
  • Coldest month – August (17 °C avg)
  • Wettest month – August(0.1 mm avg)
  • Windiest month – January (14 km/h avg)
  • Annual rainfall – 0.3 mm (Per year)

2. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu: spectacular site Of Peru

Whenever we talk about precious natural architecture and mythical places. Machu-Pichu is something that can never get escaped from the sight of your brain. Because Machu Pichu holds that value and stigma in a traveler’s head. It is one of the Most Famous Landmarks In The World Admire Manmade Structures.

The beach resort of Mancora is known for its greenish-blue beaches and good waves. I guess now you would like to be informed of some beautiful beaches in the world. Do visit beaches, they cleanse your soul.

Its spectacular site makes it one of the best places to visit in Peru. In the summer, Mancora fills with foreigners who come here to rub sunburned shoulders with the frothy cream. Machu Picchu is also known for the sandy and sunniest region of the country. 

It is not a wonder to see how once just a roadside fishing port turned into one of the tourist attractions in Peru. It is also a great place for diving and kitesurfing. A guided adventure tour in nearby waterfalls and mud baths is not a bad idea at all. There is an exotic nightlife in the town. To spend some relax time in this country, it is one of the best places to visit in Peru.

Best time to visit Machu Picchu – November to February

Climate information about Machu Picchu

  • Hottest month – November(14 °C avg) 
  • Coldest month – July (10 °C avg)
  • Wettest month – January(94.7 mm avg)
  • Windiest month – November (7 km/h avg)
  • Annual rainfall – 398.2 mm (Per year)

3. Sacred Valley

Sacred valley
Sacred Valley: Valley Of Yucay

Sacred Valley is known to as the” Valley of Yucay” and it is the heartland of the Inca Empire.

Geographical and climatic qualities make this place uniqueness so, Sacred valley is the non-missable place to visit. The place is a wonder to the archaeologists. The important archaeological remains are the Inca cities of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

The Sacred Valley, solitary railway tracks, ruins linked by trail,  and Andean countryside filled with attractive villages make it one of the best places to visit in Peru. Traditional colorful textiles that have a long past and pagan tradition fused with Catholic rituals also hold a great wonder. The flamboyant landscape from Andean peaks to orchid-rich cloud forests and Amazon lowlands are also as lovely as a dream

Best time to visit Sacred Valley May to October.

Climate information of Sacred Valley

  • Hottest month – January.
  • Coldest month – July.
  • Annual rainfall – 150 mm (Per year)

4. Cusco

Cusco: World Heritage Site

Cusco is a World Heritage Site near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range, it was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th into the 16th century. Cusco is one of the best places to visit in Peru. Around 2 million people visit Cusco every year. 

Fused with the Spanish culture, this ancient Andean culture gives a uniqueness to the tourists and it is not a wonder if you start to believe in reincarnation as you feel like this place has something that must be attached to your soul. But Cuzco is only the beginning.

Best time to visit Cusco – Any time of the year

Climate information about Cusco

  • Hottest month – January(11°C avg)
  • Coldest month -July (7°C)
  • Wettest month – January
  • Annual rainfall – 155 mm (Per year)

5. Huaraz

Huaraz: Adventurous Site

The capital of Ancash and medium-size city somewhat chaotic, dirty and noisy but perfect place to acclimatize for a few days.

Huaraz is popular for trekking and climbing adventure. There is a lot of things to do in Huaraz in this area. So there are the number of places to visit in Huaraz like Chavin de Huantar, Lake Paron, Glacier Pastoruri, Wilcacocha Lake, Liangancuco and Laguna 69, Laguna Aguas, Laguna Churup

Best time to visit Huaraz – April until November

Climate information of Huaraz 

  • Hottest month – September(14.1 °C avg)
  • Coldest month – July (12.6 °C.)
  • Annual rainfall – 128 mm (Per year)

6. Arequipa

Arequipa: Home To Andean Condor Birds

Arequipa is the second most populated city and one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Peru.

Colca valley is the main attraction area in the Arequipa. It is one of the world’s deepest canyons and home to the famous Andean condor birds.

This city is also good for architecture lovers. The city is also known as “white city” due to the beautiful white structures seen around the city. Arequipa is the ultimate place to enjoy a walking tour because hear is the number of historical places like religious convents, Catholic churches, monasteries, and museums.

Don’t forget to taste the local dishes like Rocoto Relleno, Ocopo, Alpaca Steaks, Chactoad and many more. Therefore, Arequipa is a beautiful city with amazing nightlife, late-night bars, and discotheques.

Best time to visit Arequipa – May to September.

Climate information of Arequipa

  • Hottest month -December (16 °C avg)
  • Coldest month -July (14 °C avg)
  • Wettest month – February(16.0 mm avg)
  • Windiest month – July(12 km/h avg)
  • Annual rainfall – 34.8mm (Per year)

7. Nazca

Nazca,Best places to visit in peru
Nazca: Mysterious Nazca Lines

Nazca is home to the world-famous Nazca lines, huge landslides in the Peruvian desert. Nazca is approximately 6 km far away from Lima, so it is easily reachable.

Some say Nazca lines are living proof of aliens, some of these lines are hundreds of kilometers long, but they were made so precisely that modern mankind baffles upon the idea of having something like these, thousands of years ago. Nazca is one of the most mysterious places in the world.

The location of Nazca is famous for the Nazca lines. Nazca’s place is famous for Nazca lines. There are three Nazca lines draw which can be seen from Nazca lines viewing tower. These Lines vary in size from 30 meters to 200 meters and are often in the form of animals such as monkeys, lizards, and thorns for others. The lines are viewed from the top, and there are many tour companies that offer flight over the lines.

Best time to visit Nazca – Late April to mid-October

Climate information of Nazca

  • Hottest month – March(86°F avg)
  • Coldest month – July(59°F avg)
  • Annual rainfall – mm (Per year)

8. Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca,Best places to visit in peru
Lake Titicaca: Beautiful Sightseeing

Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America by surface area and volume of water. Titicaca is the gateway to launch a visit out to the famous Floating Reed Islands of the Uros people.

The local people speak their own language not Spanish. Tour of Lake Titicaca can not be done in half or 1 day, it will almost take 2 days. Lake Titicaca can be reached from the city of Puno which is 2 hours from the border of Bolivia.

Don’t forget to bring  water, small backpacks, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm layer, sweater or jacket, snacks and camera on lake Titicaca

Best time to visit Lake Titicaca – June To August

Climate information of Lake Titicaca

  • Hottest month – November(18.8 °C avg)
  • Coldest month – July(-7.5°C avg)
  • Annual rainfall – 609.60mm (Per year)

9. The Amazon

The Amazon,place to visit in the amazon
The Amazon: Globe’s Largest Biodiversity

Peruvian Amazon forest is considered to have the highest biodiversity on Earth. The Amazon jungle in Peru is home to 595 different species of birds of 2,000 species, 1,200 types of butterflies, fish, 300 reptiles and more than 50,000 plants.

There are two main areas developed for tourism. To the north of Peru, you can directly reach the Amazon River and the surrounding forest, and in the south of Peru, Manu National Park and Tambopata National Park near Cusco. With a growing interest in ecotourism, a surprising number of ecologies, habitats and boat trips are available, as well as many adventure activities such as hiking and river rafting.

Best time to visit the amazon – November to May(high water) and June to October(Low water)

Climate information of The amazon

  • Hottest month – October (33 °C avg)
  • Coldest month – July (18 °C avg)
  • Annual rainfall – 2300 mm (Per year)

10. Mancora

Mancora,Best places to visit in peru
Mancora: The Beach Town

Mancora is a small beach town on the northern coast known for surfing and partying. Mancora is a good place to break a long journey from Lima to Guayaquil in Ecuador in Peru, with spectacular beaches and coolers outside the vibe.

Mancora is a party surf town, which is spectacular compared to Huanchaco. The big attraction for many is the beach, which is probably one of the best beaches in Peru and relatively near Lima. Beach resorts from Lima herds and people surfing during public holidays – not a bad way to spend your vacation.

Best time to visit Mancora – January until december.

Climate information of Mancora

  • Hottest month – March (31.8 °C avg)
  • Coldest month – August(19.1 °C avg)

11. Pisac

Sacred Valley: Pisac

Pisac is a village situated in the south of Peru. It is a sacred valley area. Pisac is about 28 km far from Cusco. It is famous for its lively handicraft market. The environment of this village is very lovely and the views spectacular.

The village is best known for its Sunday Market, which attracts hundreds of tourists every week. Visitors can buy a wide variety of handicrafts. Pisac is a good place to buy local ceramics, which includes a large and diverse collection of hand-painted multi-colored beads. It is worth to visit on any day of the week and one of the best places to visit in Peru.

Best time to visit the Pisac: Between April and October

Climate information of Pisac

  • Hottest month – December (16 °C avg)
  • Coldest month – July (14 °C avg)
  • Annual rainfall – 3.4 mm (Per year)


So that’s it rundown of the best places to visit in Peru. Above all the mentioned places are exotic and trendy in the travel market. It is a truly excellent country that everyone should try to visit at least once. There you will be treated to beautiful nature on your journey from tip to tail.

We hope that this quick guide could plant a seed in your mind and get you thinking about taking that flight to Peru. You will never regret a journey to such a baffling place. It will make your brain go woosh with the complexities that exist on this planet. Mysteries of this planet and mysteries of past mankind. Trust, it’s deserving it.

Thanks for reading…

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