Machu Picchu in April presents from partly cloudy days to sunny days with not a cloud in sight. Rain precipitation is lower as the rainy season is almost over, and as a result, the temperatures begin slightly to drop for instance whenever the night sky is clear. April is one of the shoulder seasons to visit Machu Picchu, with fewer people in the tourist high spots, and it may be pleasantly quiet after 2 pm. And yet with friendlier weather, all you are going to do is to soak up the sights. If there were once lush green valleys and slopes blanketed with color flowers, once April ends, everything will turn brown due to high temperatures, so if you are a plant lover, April is still a good time.

April is also a great time to hike all the trekking options that end in Machu Picchu, such as Inca Trail 4 days, and Inca trail 2 days.

When is the best time of the day to visit Machu Picchu in April?

The best time to visit Machu Picchu in April is 9 am because early in the morning there is still a chance to see Machu Picchu covered with mist. Also after 2 pm is a good time too, because the majority of people who visit Machu Picchu already left and you will find very few people at the viewpoints.

Things to know

  • April is the tail-end of the rainy season and the start of the dry season.
  • During April, Machu Picchu is not as crowded as in the main high season of June through August.
  • If Holy Week(Semana Santa) falls in April, book your Machu Picchu tickets well in advance. Because Peruvians and South Americans take extended vacations during the holy week so they visit Machu Picchu.
  • April in Cusco region is the shoulder season, bringing great weather and a few rainy days,
  • If you are looking for both fewer crowds and mild weather in Machu Picchu, April is one of the best months to visit it.
  •  This is among the best months of the year to visit Machu Picchu for plant lovers when the flora is at its absolute best after the rainy season.
  • At Machu Picchu ruins Crowds start increasing from April onwards.
  • The temperature in Machu Picchu fluctuates between 25°C and 12°C (77°F – 53.6°F).
  • Rain: It rains 9 days of the month on average.

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  • Flowers and plants still remain bright just before the freeze.
  • Experience less crowded key spots inside Machu Picchu Park.
  • Arrive in Machu Picchu on a beautiful sunny and clear day.
  • See the various species of butterflies better than other months.
  • Dry and safe steps inside the park.
  • See the summits of Salkantay mount by climbing either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.

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  • There are annoying mosquitoes that attack visitors.
  • During the morning if you go to the Machu Picchu mountain or sun gate, you may not get to see Manchu Picchu on hazy mornings.
  • Expect a lot of people during the eastern celebrations in Machu Picchu.
  • Unexpected rain while touring Machu Picchu park.


  • If you plan to visit Machu Picchu in April, we recommend you for late April because there is less chance to get rain. 
  • Bring appropriate clothing for cold wet and hot warm weather.
  • Bring your Mosquito spray or repellent.
  • Wear a wide-brim hat and put on sunblock for skin protection.

Do you have a rough idea of when the Machu Picchu tickets for April sell out by?

Typically, Machu Picchu tickets for circuits 1 and 2 tend to be fully booked about one month ahead of time, especially in April, which marks the start of the dry season. However, tickets for Machu Picchu with circuits 3 and 4 are usually sold out around two weeks in advance.

It’s worth noting that if Holy Week falls in April, the demand for tickets increases significantly. In such cases, tickets for Machu Picchu with circuits 1 and 2 may be gone up to two months in advance, while tickets for circuits 3 and 4 tend to be fully booked around one month before the intended visit.

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