Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures, seeing the world with family and friends is something that will live with you forever. Travel to Peru without a doubt should be on every ones list of things to do and why not the country is one of the most bio diverse on the planet. Peru has three distinct zones to enjoy, the coast, the highlands and the jungle. Peru has something for everyone and is one of the most fascinating countries to visit. However, when to visit Peru is something that you should consider.
Most months have something special happening with many festivals and special occasions throughout the year. January in Peru is no exception with less people visiting you can nearly have the place to yourself and Peru tourism is on display for your holiday enjoyment.
Starting on the coast of Peru in the capital, Lima the weather is warm and sunny and the beaches are pleasant. Most people from Lima are on holidays so the beaches are a great place to spend some time. At night, the climate is warm so people spend a lot of time outdoors. Beachside suburbs like Miraflores and Barranco have outdoor restaurants and cafes to watch the world go by and you can even visit Larco Mar, which is a shopping mall built into the side of the seaside cliffs and enjoy a meal overlooking the ocean.
Traveling south from Lima in January you will see beaches and warm and sunny weather. The town of Paracas is around a five-hour drive from Lima and features many lovely hotel resorts where you can spend some time relaxing. A few hours inland from Paracas is the desert town of Nazca, here you will see the mystifying Nazca Lines and you should take a flight over the lines to get the best view. Both places are great to spend some time in January.
As part of your tour in Peru in January is the highlands of Peru. The highlands are where you will find many great ancient sites and was home to the mighty Inca Empire. In the ancient city of Cusco, which was considered the navel of the world by the Inca, you can visit many wonderful Inca Ruins. Not far from Cusco is the naturally beautiful Sacred Valley of the Inca’s, where the ancient civilization grew the food for their Empire. The valley has a mild climate and is a very pleasant place to spend a few days. Go shopping at Pisaq market one of the best in Peru.
Also in the highlands is where Machu Picchu is located. Considered to be the most famous of all the Inca sites, Machu Picchu is necessary see on any vacation to Peru. Situated on the side of a hill in the Andes, Machu Picchu was never found by the Spanish so it remains mostly intact.
On your trip to Machu Picchu as part of your Peru Private tours, expect fewer people and shorter lines to get the bus and enter the site. You will be able to spend more time at each of the points of interest in Machu Picchu and not be so rushed.
Further south from Cusco is the highland town of Puno; here you will find the wonderful Lake Titicaca, one of the highest lakes in the world. What the lake is most famous for is the floating Uros Islands. Like nothing else, you will see on earth the Uros Islands are made completely from the reeds that grow around the lake. You can take one of the reed boats from Island to Island or if you have time stay in one of the reed hotels that have basic accommodation.
January in the highlands is in the rainy season. Most days you will experience some rain, so remember if you do decide to visit Peru in January you will need to bring your wet weather jacket and waterproof shoes.
JUNGLE OF PERU
If you are going to the jungle in January this is also the rainy season. Showers will happen most days and if you out on a jungle walk, you will get wet. A trip to the Peruvian jungle in January will be a different experience with the rivers and lakes higher and the temperature fresher. In the northern Peruvian Amazon, January is considered a great time to visit, with the rivers higher your luxury cruise can visit more places.
Your tour budget is also an important consideration when planning your trip. In January, you will find that the hotels are cheaper as January is low season in Peru. In Lima, many of the locals go on holiday so the city may seem empty. The cost of airfares also is cheaper with the airlines trying to fill seats.
Take note of a Peru Travel Guide and take note of all the fascinating places to visit. From north to south, there is plenty to do and January is a great time to visit Peru.