How to Get to Peru

According to bridgat, the easiest and most common option is to fly with international airlines with connections in Europe: Iberia and AirEuropa via Madrid, KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris. The flight through Venezuela with Lufthansa and Taca Airlines is less convenient and longer in time, as it involves two connections at once – in Frankfurt and in Caracas. In addition, it is possible to get to Peru by Aeroflot flights with a transfer in Havana.

The duration of the flight, depending on the chosen route, is from 16 to 18 hours (excluding connection times).

For international flights departing from Lima Airport, an airport tax of USD 28 or the equivalent in local currency will be charged. When departing from other airports in the country, the airport tax is 10 USD, and on domestic flights – 5 USD.

Details on how to get to the popular region of Peru – Machu Picchu.

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Visa to Peru

Citizens of Russia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine do not need a visa to enter the country for up to 90 days. They won’t ask for medical insurance when crossing the border either, but you shouldn’t fly to South America without it.

Useful phone numbers

Embassy of Peru in Moscow: Smolensky Boulevard, 22/14, of. eleven; tel.: (499) 248-07-49, 248-77-38, fax: (499) 248-00-72, website

Embassy of Russia in Lima: Avenida Salaverry, 3424, San Isidro; tel.: (1) 264-00-36, 264-00-38, 264-11-70; Web site

Lima International Airport Information Desk: (1) 575-17-12 (24/7)

Rescue and Emergency Services: 105, Police: 714-313 (Lima)

Transport Peru

Due to the complexity of the country’s relief, many of its regions can only be reached by plane. Several local airlines serve most cities in Peru, as well as regular flights to neighboring countries.

Buses are cheap and convenient enough to travel long distances. A ticket for intercity flights can be purchased at bus stations and local travel agencies, but in the latter prices can be greatly inflated.

When traveling between cities, it is worth having a passport with you, as there are police posts on the roads where you need to show it. Fares are generally the same and depend on the distance. A ticket for intercity flights can be purchased both at bus stations and in local travel agencies, but in the latter prices can be greatly inflated.

Traveling on city buses is a dubious pleasure: they are always crowded, slow, but cheap. The route is marked on a poster under the windshield in the form of the names of the streets that this car follows, but the conductors along the entire route, as a rule, also shout out the destination, leaning out of the window. You can stop the bus anywhere. In addition, combi minibuses run along the busiest routes, the fare in them is slightly higher than in ordinary buses, but the level of comfort is noticeably higher.

Taking a taxi in Peru is not a problem. It is better to agree on the price in advance so that there are no unpleasant surprises at the end of the trip. It is better to use official licensed yellow taxis. Taxis that are waiting for passengers near train stations and airports will cost more than those that are literally around the corner. In addition, bicycle and auto rickshaws are popular in cities: they will cost less than taxis.

The main (and practically the only) transport in the Selva area is canoes and motor boats.

The railroad is the cheapest form of long-distance transport in the country, so the cars are usually overcrowded and the schedule is rarely kept. Special tourist trains run daily on the routes Cusco – Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu. It is better to buy tickets for a carriage not lower than second or first class.

The schedules of all modes of transport in Peru are often not respected (or rather, they are observed infrequently), so transfers by plane, planning trips by rail, etc. should always be done with a margin of time.

Rent a Car

You can rent a car at the offices of large rental offices located at the airport (some work around the clock). To do this, you need an international driver’s license, a credit card or deposit, paid insurance, and at least 25 years of earthly life behind you.

Renting a car in Peru is not difficult, but tourists should once again think about whether to do this. Driving around the country on your own is not always safe: mountain roads are often in a terrible state, and many are just a well-trodden track, there are practically no signs and markings. In cities, the picture is little better: there are almost no road signs and traffic lights, and traffic rules are observed by local drivers mostly unintentionally. Therefore, in most cases it is cheaper, and in all cases it is much safer to take a taxi or rent a car with a driver.

There are many cafes in Peru where you can try frog drink. One of the recipes for its preparation is to mix a live frog in a blender with bean stew, honey, aloe juice and poppy root.

How to Get to Peru