What to Do
Let the adventures begin: Continuing with the theme from April, May is a perfect month to get out there and explore on foot the Andes or begin your career in mountain climbing.
The start of high season brings in more tourism and you will notice longer queues particularly to Machu Picchu. However with good advance planning you’ll cut out a lot of unnecessary waiting time during your trip.
It is recommended to explore the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca during this month.
Some of the best trek routes at this time are Salkantay to Machu Picchu, Choquequirao to Machu Picchu, Ausangate trek including climbs on Nevado Qampa & Nevado del Inka (for beginners to climbing)
Fiesta de las Cruces, or the Festival of the Crosses, is not a uniquely Peruvian celebration. However, the way the Peruvians celebrate it does make it one of the most important festivals, held across the country.
These are joyous festivals with a unique Peruvian twist, tkaing place throughout the Peruvian highlands and include a lot of traditional music, local dancing, and even events such as bullfighting as part of the celebrations.
Cusco Climate Conditions
The last month of the autumn, May, is also an enjoyable month in Cusco, Peru, with temperature in the range of an average high of 19.7°C (67.5°F) and an average low of 2.7°C (36.9°F).
In Cusco, the average high-temperature in May remains equal as in April – a still comfortable 19.7°C (67.5°F). In May, in Cusco, Peru, the average low-temperature is 2.7°C (36.9°F).
In May, the average relative humidity in Cusco is 55%.
In Cusco, during May, the rain falls for 3 days and regularly aggregates up to 8.7mm (0.34″) of precipitation. In Cusco, during the entire year, the rain falls for 102 days and collects up to 707.8mm (27.87″) of precipitation.
In Cusco, Peru, the average length of the day is 11.5h.
In May, the average sunshine is 7.7h.