South America is a hugely varied continent stretching from Caribbean beaches in the north, along the world’s second highest mountain range, past the world’s driest desert and across the world’s greatest rainforest, huge plains and temperate zones down to the ice-fields and glaciers of Patagonia.
Traveling to South America can be as varied in its climate as it is in its landscapes, so when is the best time to visit South America?
Please note that here we talk about climate which is generally defined as “average weather”. It is of course very possible to have weather that is not average!
The Amazon Rainforest which is shared by nine South American countries is generally hot and humid all year round. Most rain usually falls between October and March although it can rain at any time of year.
The best time to visit for Peru jungle tours is the drier season from April to September, although it is possible for cold fronts to come up from Patagonia to the southern amazon when the temperature can drop for two or three days at a time.