Peru can be divided into three distinct geographic regions: the coastal desert, where most of the major cities are located; the Andean Highlands, where mountain peaks soar above 20,000 feet; and the largely undeveloped Amazon jungle, with isolated villages, unique wildlife and an astounding number of bird species.
Accommodations in Peru have lovely character and style. Rustic charm is combined with modern elegance to create cozy lodges, with plenty of historic touches like ancient Inca walls, red tile roofs and colonial facades to provide a true sense of place.
Adventure abounds from the mountains to the jungle and all points in between. The Amazon River is born in the depths of the rain forest, and the surrounding biodiversity is among the most concentrated on Earth.
Peru is not far from the equator, so temperatures remain comfortable year round. November through March is summer in Peru. It is also rainy season, which means water levels are higher in the Amazon, and showers are not uncommon in the highlands. January and February are the rainiest months. Shoulder rainy season can be a wonderful time to visit Machu Picchu as the clouds create mystical landscapes. April through October is dry season, and also coincide with high season. Temperatures will be milder at this time, and low water levels in the Amazon will allow for more land-based exploration.