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Peru (mainly Lima) has direct flights to and from cities all over the Americas, as well as continental Europe. Other locations require a connection. An international departure tax of US$31 is now usually included in ticket costs.
Located in the port city of Callao, Lima’s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez has remodeled terminals sparkling with ample shopping and services. A major hub, it’s serviced by flights from North, Central and South America, and two regular direct flights from Europe (Madrid and Amsterdam). Check the airport website or call [tel]01-511-6055 for updated departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flights. Cuzco has the only other airport with international service, to La Paz, Bolivia.
Add [tel]01 to Lima phone numbers if calling from outside the capital.
If you plan to visit an office, call before you go or check a phone directory under ‘Líneas Aéreas,’ as they change addresses frequently.
From most places in the world, South America can be a relatively costly destination. The high season for air travel to and within Peru is late May to early September, as well as around major holidays. Look for lower fares outside peak periods.
Contacting a travel agent that specializes in Latin American destinations and shopping around for competing online fares can turn up cheaper tickets. Students with international student ID cards (ISIC is one widely recognized card) and anyone under 26 can often get discounts with budget or specialty travel agencies. A good option to check out is STA Travel, which has offices around the globe. The agency also supports Planeterra, a foundation for community development.
Tickets bought in Peru are subject to a 19% tax. It is essential to reconfirm all flights 72 hours in advance, either by phone or online, or you may get bumped off the flight. If you are traveling in remote areas, have a reputable travel agent do this for you.
Some of the best deals for travelers visiting many countries on different continents are round-the-world tickets. Itineraries from the USA, Europe or Australasia typically require at least five stopovers, possibly including unusual destinations such as Tahiti. Fares vary widely, but check Air Treks and Air Brokers. These types of tickets have restrictions, so read the fine print carefully.
Santiago, Chile tends to be the most common gateway city from Australia and New Zealand, though some carriers connect through the US as well.
In Australia, agency South American Travel Centre specializes in travel to Latin America.
There are direct flights to Lima from Toronto, but most trips require a connection in the US or Mexico City.
There are direct flights from Amsterdam and Madrid, but connections through the USA, Central America or Colombia are often cheaper.
There are direct flights from a large number of Latin American cities to Peru, including Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guayaquil, La Paz, Mexico City, Panama City, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, San José (Costa Rica), Santiago (Chile) and São Paulo. LAN, Copa and TACA are the principal Latin American airlines that fly to Lima.
Recommended agencies in Latin America:
Flights from the UK or Ireland connect through gateway cities in continental Europe, North America and Brazil.
In the UK, a number of agencies specialize in travel to Latin America.
There are direct (nonstop) flights to Lima from Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. In other cases, flights will connect either in the US or in Latin American gateway cities such as Mexico City and Bogotá.
US travel agencies that specialize in travel to Latin America: