Cheap Flights to Peru

Officially the Republic of Peru, Peru is located in western South America and shares a border with Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. It also shares a maritime border with the Pacific Ocean.

Peru is famous for their archeological history of pre-Columbian cultures and the fact that it is the hub of the Inca’s empire. It is also well known for their colonial architecture, cuisine and natural resources, which contribute to the rise in the country’s ecological tourism.

Traveling to Peru can be done through the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in capital city, Lima. The airport is also known as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez in Spanish. It is the country’s main international and domestic airport and located just 11 kilometers from the Historic Center of Lima and 17 kilometers from Miraflores. Several major airlines operate flights to and from Lima Airport including American Airlines, Delta, LAN and United Airlines.

For traveling around Peru, it is usually recommended to take domestic flights due to the conditions of the roads when heading for more remote locations and for the distances involved. Peru has several domestic airline carriers operating in the country such as LC Peru formerly LC Busre, LAN Peru, Peruvian Airlines, StarPeru and Avianca Peru formerly TACA Peru.

When planning a holiday in Peru, be sure to visit some of the more popular tourist destinations in the country. Here are just some of the top tourist sites in Peru to add to the itinerary:

Machu Picchu – One of the top tourist destinations in Peru and a popular reason for visitors to travel to Peru, Machu Picchu is 15th century Inca site located 7,970 feet above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, specifically in the Machupicchu District of the Urubamba Province. The site is above the Scared Valley, right on a mountain ridge and has three primary structures – the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun and the Room of the Three Windows. Machu Picchu is a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Plaza Mayor – Also known as the Plaza de Armas of Lima, Plaza Mayor is considered as the birthplace of the city of Lima. It is also the core of the city. Located right in the Historic Center of Lima, it is surrounded by other popular tourist spots such as Cathedral of Lima, the Palace of the Union, the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima, the Municipal of Lima and the Government Palace.

Saksaywaman – Also referred to as Saksaq Waman, the Saksaywaman is a citadel located in the northern outskirts of Cusco in Peru. It is considered to be the historic capital of the Inca Empire. The Saksaywaman is a fortified complex located on a steep hill that overlooks the city. It has a wonderful southeast view of the valley. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the annual Inca festival of the Winter Solstice and New Year, the Inti Raymi, every 24th of June. The Warachikuy festival is also celebrated here every third Sunday of September. Locals also use the Saksaywaman’s large field within the complex walls for jogging, tai chi and other activities.

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