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Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

El Cajon, California
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Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

We are thinking of going to MP in July or August, but would like to know if the landscape is still green at that time, or is everything brown and less attractive than May, for example?

Is it worth it to wait until May to go to MP, so that the scenery is green, or is it just as nice/lush/colorful in July or August? We appreciate your responses.

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1. Re: Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

Brown in those months.

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2. Re: Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

The rainy season ends in March/April. The lush green last until around May and early June.

By July/August its always dry and brown.

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3. Re: Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

On one hand, it is dry and brown (but still beautiful), but on positive side it is not wet and there are no mud slides, your feet are not slippery (believe me, in some places that is important, unless you know how to fly) and you are not soaking wet.

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4. Re: Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

No, its dry at that time of year. But Machu Picchu is beautiful anytime of the year!

Edited: 8:55 am, January 24, 2013
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5. Re: Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

Thanks for all the great replies!!

6. Re: Is the landscape green/lush in July/August in Machu Picchu?

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