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Maccu Piccu in Dec/Jan?????

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1. Posted by Oreo (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y

Im travelling through south america at the moment and are aiming for Peru and Maccu Piccu for late Dec/Jan...Do anyone know how the weather will be around then??? I know its wet season in Jan....but will it still be ok to do a trekking trip??? Or to wet????

2. Posted by jamescox00 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1831 posts) 6y

I went in December and had great weather every day I was in Peru (and Chile). Make sure you don't miss out Lima (some great museums). Many do.

4. Posted by nick3006 (Budding Member 24 posts) 6y

I think Cyberia may have been lucky, it's supposed to be quite wet and cloudy at this time of year. Also I think it sometimes gets shut if the weather is too bad?

5. Posted by marky2010 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Generally it will be wet which will mean the views may not be great. Also, due to the wet season the route is closed in February for maintenance to the path as the weather can errode parts of it.

I would say ~ As you are there, you might as well do it as it is brilliant, stunning, amazing etc etc etc

6. Posted by marney86 (Budding Member 7 posts) 6y


My friend and I are doing the Inca Trail on January 6th - it is the rainy season and is meant to be wet, however we are travelling around South America from the 25th Nov for 3 1/2 months clockwise from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro and it so happens that January is when we'll reach Peru. We've been advised that although it will most probably be raining, that the trek will still be worth it and not something to be missed!

Hope that helps!