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Is March a good time to travel to Cuzco and Machu Picchu?

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Is March a good time to travel to Cuzco and Machu Picchu?

I'm thinking about combining a March Central American business meeting with a trip to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Flights are available; however, March is still the "rainy" season. How bad is the rain and should I put this trip off for a while?

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1. Re: Is March a good time to travel to Cuzco and Machu Picchu?

March is supposedly still rainy, though not as bad as Dec and Jan. From andeantravelweb, average number of wet days in March is 10 for Cusco.

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2. Re: Is March a good time to travel to Cuzco and Machu Picchu?

Thank you so much. Joy

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3. Re: Is March a good time to travel to Cuzco and Machu Picchu?

March in Lima and Cusco is PACKED.

surprisingly there tons of turists and the weather is not bad

its even warmer and nicer than the actual "season'.

better on april - yes

but if there is no other option then march is great

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4. Re: Is March a good time to travel to Cuzco and Machu Picchu?

It rains in March. It rains in April, perhaps slightly less. Can you wait to book until closer to yoru trip? Often the weather patterns are depending the strength of El Niña/El Niño. Eg I went in January normally considered a rainy month and it was fine. The next year the train tracks washed away. There are other places to go inside Peru where it doesn't rain, if the weather in MP isn't what you were hoping for.

The climate is entirely different in Lima. March is still a month that people consider summertime there.

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