Flights to Peru: practical information
Cheap airlines to Peru
Is Peru calling? This South American country will no doubt impress with its rich landscapes and culture. Search for flights to Peru that land at Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. Fly with American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and others for the cheapest flights to Peru from England.
When to book flights to Peru
Peru is extremely diverse and have at least eight different climates so when to travel really depends on which part of the country you'd like to visit. As a general rule however, book your flights six months in advance for the best flight fares.
- Peak season: Summer.
- Low season: Winter.
Flights to Peru take at least 15 hours but often longer with 1 or 2 stopovers.
Experience Peru: what to see, what to do
Peru is incredibly rich in wildlife, landscape, culture and heritage. The Amazon basin is home to pink dolphins and jaguars while the Andes have some of the most amazing folkloric festivals, dances and music.
Essentials in Peru
Machu Picchu: This is of course the reason many travel and book holidays in Peru. The ancient Inca city is an UNESCO World Heritage site and is remarkable, a must if it's your first time visiting Peru. For the best experience, it often pays to book your visit through a tour group.
Lima: Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru and is an interesting mix of grand colonial architecture, slums and modern skyscrapers. For nightlife, head to Barranco. For history, central Lima is best and for great hotels, Miraflores is the perfect place.
Iquitos: Thinking of exploring the Amazon? Head to Iquitos. It's the best starting point for trips into the Amazon by boat to see alligators, monkeys, anacondas and tarantulas… eek!
Find more information on Visit Peru.
Accommodations in Peru
Hotels in Peru are generally very cheap compared to what we're used to in England. Nicer 5* hotels cater almost exclusively to tourists and are quite uncommon outside of Lima. For budget travellers, hostels and modest inns are frequent and common.