Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Peru: Getting There

The capital city of Lima has the Jorge Chavez International Airport with frequent flights all over the world.

Main airlines are
American Airlines
Lan Peru

The high season for air travel to and within Peru is late May to early September, as well as around major holidays. Lower fares may sometimes be offered outside peak periods.

When leaving the country on an international flight you have to pay a departure tax. The amount changes, but expect it to be $25-$30 (US dollars).This has to be paid in cash before entering the departure area. There is also an internal flight tax, around $6 (US Dollars), same conditions as the international one.

Arriving in Peru is typically a straightforward process, as long as your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your departure date. When arriving by air, US citizens must show a return ticket (don’t show up with just a one-way ticket to South America.)!


  1. is typical to have to pay those taxes on output and input, think it is normal for every time you exit and enter the country!

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