Peru: The land of Ancient Civilizations and Big Adventures!

Peru conjures images of Machu Picchu and the mighty Inca Empire. But Peru is also a country that offers amazing food, nightlife and thrilling outdoor activities!

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Peru conjures images of Machu Picchu and the mighty Inca Empire. But Peru is also a country that offers amazing food, nightlife and thrilling outdoor activities!

Why visit Peru in October?

October is the end of the dry season in Peru and a very good time to visit the country. October is a popular time to visit Peru so do book in advance, but dont worry it’s not too crowded.            

October in Lima offers very good weather not just for sightseeing but also for visiting the nearby coastal areas of Peru like Paracas, Pisco and the desert oasis of Huachachina. October is also a good time to go hiking in Huaraz and the surrounding peaks and lakes in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru.

Machu Pichhu, Cusco and Sacred valley which offer many adventure activities like via ferrata, hiking, biking, ATV rides and river rafting might have a bit of cloud cover in October and light showers but overall the weather is great.

If you plan to visit the Amazon rain forest from Iquitos then keep in mind October is the mid month between the wet and wetter months, because there is no dry season in the Amazon per say. What this means is exploration by river and land both are possible depending on water levels in the region you visit. Overall  October is a suitable time to visit most popular places in the country.

Peru Weather in October:

May to October is the dry season and the best time to visit Peru. In October expect sunny days with bright blue skies, making it the perfect time to visit Peru and for the many outdoor activities the country offers. Rainfall is at a minimum in Lima and by the coast but places like Equitos do see some rainfall in October, whereas Cusco and Machu Picchu tend to have more cloud cover with a slight chance of rainfall.

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Climb up to Huayna Picchu:

Huayna Picchu is a view point from where you will get the best views of Machu Picchu. To reach the top of HuaynaPicchu one must climb visually terrifying ‘Stairs of Death’ ( don’t worry no one has actually died on them) built by the Incas. The hike offers jaw dropping views of the valley, Machu Picchu and the Urubamba river. At the top there are fantastic Incan constructions and the Temple of the moon, located inside a natural cave!

Sleep in a glass pod suspended at 1300 ft

In Sacred Valley near Cusco, you can spend a night in a glass pod suspended off a cliff-side at the altitude of 1300 ft! To get here you will need to climb the mountain side using Via Ferrata and when leaving you can opt to zip line. The pod offers amazing views of the valley by day and of the night skies when dark. There is a bed, dining table, restaurant and a toilet with probably the best view in the world!

Enjoy a Ceviche and a Pisco sour in Lima

Peru is heaven for food lovers. Ceviche, a dish made of raw fish cured with fresh citrus juices like lime or lemon and typically served with aji, chili peppers and other seasonings. You can’t visit Peru and not try a ceviche! Another must try is a Pisco Sour, the national drink of Peru. It’s made from Pisco, a local brandy made in the wine making regions of Peru and Chile by distilling fermented grape juice into a high-proof spirit.

Hike the Cordillera Blanca Mountains

We offer adventure enthusiasts some fantastic hiking options in the Cordillera Blanca region of Peru. From one day hikes to famous spots like Laguna 69, Pastoruri Glacier and Lake Paron to multi-day luxury glamping hikes. Cordillera Blanca is probably the most underrated region of Peru

Fly over the Nazca Lines

This is probably told by most guide books and for good reason. Do not skip this experience. Sometimes some places are so popular because they are that good. It really is a mystery how these lines came about and are linked to bizarre explanations like UFO’s etc.

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