Machu Picchu

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Machu Picchu

Peak Season: June to August

School’s out in the Northern Hemisphere and the result is an influx of visitors and inflated lodging rates at Machu Picchu. Temperatures in June and July are actually the coldest year-round, going to as low as 28 º F, though the afternoon temperature reaches 55 degrees, the year-round average.

Off Season: November to March

The upside to the wet summer season? Rock-bottom prices and nonexistent crowds. The downside? Well, rain, of course, (and lots of it). Luckily, the locals sell colorful ponchos in times of need.

Sweet Spot: April to May; September to October

These two magical months -- before the weather gets too rainy, the crowds get too thick, or the rates get too expensive -- is the ideal time to travel.

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