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If it’s a South American adventure you’re after, then Peru is the perfect place with its rich culture and stunning landscapes. Search for cheap flights to Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima onboard American Airlines, Copa Airlines, US Airways, LAN, United Airlines and JetBlue.
Peru is extremely diverse for a country of its size, with at least eight different climate zones. Generally though the summer months are best for visiting key places like Machu Picchu. Book your flights 4-5 months in advance for the cheapest prices.
A non-stop flight to Peru from New York takes 9 hours.
Peru will touch all your senses with its rich cultural heritage, wildlife, landscapes and history. The Amazon basic is home to the cutest pink dolphins, while you can spot jaguars in the Andes. Join a folkloric festival and hike your way to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu: This ancient Inca place is the reason so many travelers book flights to Peru. For the best experience, book your visit through an organized tour group. If you want to stay on-site longer, there is a hotel nearby.
Lima: Peru’s incredible capital city is a mix of colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers. The nightlife in Barranco is top-notch. Central Lima is the historic part of town but most visitors will book hotels in Miraflores.
Iquitos: For the Amazon experience, head to Iquitos. This is the best jumping off point for boat tours and cruises down the world’s most famous river (after the Mississippi of course). Keep your eyes peeled for anacondas, monkeys and alligators!
Visit Visit Peru for more info.
You’ll find hotels in Peru to be quite cheap when compared to back home. Nice 5* establishments catering to international tourists are hard to come by outside of Lima. Budget travelers will find plenty of hostels and family-run inns to fit their budgets.