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December or July to visit the Amazon Rainforest

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December or July to visit the Amazon Rainforest

Hello,

I am at the very beginning stage of planning our family's next vacation. We want to visit the Amazon Rainforest with a side trip to Machu Picchu.

We have school age kids, so we can only travel during the school holidays. We can travel in December over the Christmas/New Year holiday or over the summer.

Can someone advice if it is better to see the Amazon Rainforest in the winter or summer time? Or is the Amazon experience pretty much the same year round?

Thank you.

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1. Re: December or July to visit the Amazon Rainforest

Your summer is our winter here, but its the dry season.

Come in July but book in advance.

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2. Re: December or July to visit the Amazon Rainforest

We went to Manu in July. The days nights were cool, we were never hot at night. The days were cool in the early morning and by about 10am the day started to warm up. There were a couple of days when it was by humid in the jungle but for the most part it was very pleasant. We always wore lightweight long pants and long sleeves & had layers if it got cooler. Despite not finding it too hot (Peruvian winter) you still dehydrate so it is important to keep up your fluids. We had a tiny bit of rain and hardly even saw a mosquito, but we applied 40% Deet to be sure. I imagine that December would be extremely wet and humid. Road and river transport could be really difficult if there has been rain or flooding. I think you will have a much better and more enjoyable time mid year. That is an excellent time for Machu Picchu as well.

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3. Re: December or July to visit the Amazon Rainforest

Thanks for the replies. AAhhhh, no mosquitoes. We will plan to come in July.

4. Re: December or July to visit the Amazon Rainforest

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