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Kristen Lanskail-Morris
Kristen Lanskail-Morris Latin America Travel Specialist
"Spot the magnificent Andean condor in the Colca Canyon. It's a very special experience."

Best Time To Visit Peru

When to go

The best months to visit Peru are from April to November, although temperatures at night can be very cold at higher altitudes. The rainy season is between January and March.

Lima’s climate is dry, though grey, throughout the year.

The Amazon remains hot and humid year-round.

Getting there

British Airways fly direct from the UK to Peru. You can also fly via a European airport or the US. The quickest flight time is direct at around 12-13 hours. Lima is the main arrival point although some international flights arrive to Cuzco.

Time Zone

GMT -5 hours


British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Peru. However if you are travelling via the US, it will be necessary to obtain the ESTA.


There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter Peru.

However precautions against malaria and yellow fever are suggested if you are travelling to the Amazon.  Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website - Fit For Travel - for details of recommended vaccinations for travel in Peru.
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