August: Machu Picchu & the Amazon

August

Monthly Overview

What to Do

Explore Machu Picchu & the Amazon Jungle:

August’s nice and mild temperatures, combined with minimal rainfall make it the best month to trek to Machu Picchu.

If you prefer a lesser known trek in the Andes, then you can head for Cotahuasi Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.

Situated to the northwest of Arequipa in a highly remote location, hiking this 5,353m-deep canyon is one of the most underrated things you can do in Peru.

The other great destination that you should not miss out on is the Amazon Jungle, either in the North (Iquitos or the South in Tambopata or Manu).

High temperatures & humidity or incessant long downpours can make exploring the rainforest difficult for most of the year.

Thankfully, August is the month with the best weather to visit the Amazon for the perfect combination of wildlife spotting and meeting indigenous communities.

Festivities

Santa Rosa de Lima was the first native-born American saint canonized by the Catholic Church, and her legacy is celebrated throughout the world. On August 30th, the anniversary of her death, celebrations and memorials take place throughout the country, the most famous being in Santa Rosa de Quives just outside of the capital city.

 

Puerto Maldonado Climate Conditions

August, the last month of the winter, in Puerto Maldonado, is a tropical month, with average temperature fluctuating between 17.8°C (64°F) and 31.2°C (88.2°F).

Temperature

In Puerto Maldonado, Peru, the average high-temperature in August is almost the same as in July – a hot 31.2°C (88.2°F). In August, the average low-temperature is 17.8°C (64°F).

Rainfall

During August, Puerto Maldonado regularly aggregates up to 63.3mm (2.49″) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Puerto Maldonado, 2167mm (85.31″) of rain is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August is 11.7h.

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