The climate in Iquitos, Peru, our Amazon River cruise point of departure and return is warm and humid with average annual maximum temperature of 31°C (88°F) and minimum of 21°C (70°F).
Weather in Peru’s Amazon is dependent upon whether you choose to travel to Peru in the Amazon’s low water or high water season. The low water season of Peru’s Amazon River runs from June to November, and the high water season extends from December through May. Each season brings differences in the plant and animal life in Amazonia, as well as in the temperature. Both seasons are great times to visit the Amazon.
In a typical year, the Amazon River rainforest experiences 200 rainy days, which means that there will be days of heavy rain even in the Amazon’s low water season. The high water season is our relatively cooler and wetter season when the Amazon region receives a little more than half (60%) of its total rainfall. During the high water season the average temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit, only 12 degrees cooler than in the low water season.