AMAZON PERU: Best Time to visit
In Peru, or anywhere in the Amazon but it makes the climate drier between May and October. The rainy season is from November to April and the months of most rain are from December to February.
In Peru, all the territories that are located to the east of the Andes Mountain Range that includes the rainforest and hydrographically all the rivers are tributaries of the Amazon River basin are called Amazon.
It is a huge geological depression in which the large plains, mountains, small mountain areas, the floodplains in the time of flood of the rivers predominate. Locally some call it “mountain”, Amazon jungle.
The climate marks two basic seasons, the dry season with low water levels and is called summer (April – October) and the rainy season (November – March) in which water levels rise significantly and generate large tracts of land flooded
Dry season or rainy season?
The advantages of coming in the dry season are that the jungle trails are much less muddy and the probability of canceling any planned activity will be lower. Also, because water levels are lower, it can be much easier to fish. However, it is warmer and the duration of the trips can be longer.
The advantages of coming in the rainy season are that it is less hot, there are fewer tourists, and the duration of the trips is shorter. However, there are more mosquitoes and jungle trails and areas where passengers board and disembark the boats will be more muddy. Also, if you come to Puerto Maldonado by bus, the trip may take longer.
Best months to visit the Macaw Clay Lick
According to the research done by the Tambopata Research Center, the best time to see macaws in the Macaw Clay Lick is between September and January, which coincides with their breeding season and changes in their diet. The least active months are between April and June.
On the other hand, the parrots of the Amazona family are active throughout the year and especially in the dry season.
Tambopata National Reserve: When to visit?
The climate in the Tambopata area is usually warm and humid. The average temperatures during the day are between 30 and 33 ºc. At night, the minimum averages are between 18 and 23 ºc.
It can rain at any time in the Tambopata area, in Peru, or anywhere in the Amazon but it makes the climate drier between May and October. The rainy season is from November to April and the months of most rain are from December to February. The driest season is the most popular for visitors but you can consider both for your Tambopata Tours.
Manu National Park: When to visit?
The ideal is to go during May and October which are the times of least rain. If you travel between November and March you might encounter heavy rain.
The climatic conditions are very variable in Manu National Park. The climate is generally rainy and rainfall varies with altitude. In the south (the highest) it registers between 1,500 and 2,000 annual mm. In the center of the sector increases from 3,000 to 3,500 mm. The highest record in the northwest reaches more than 8000 mm. In the dry season, from May to September, precipitation decreases and the temperature decreases. The thermal regime is also very variable, since the Amazon area is warm, with an average temperature of 25.6 ° C, and the Andean region is cold with an average annual temperature of 8 ° C.