Traveling to Peru
Traveling to Peru has become much more comfortable in recent years with direct flights to Lima from many cities across the world. We recommend you purchase your international flights to Peru at least two months before your arrival. Generally, flight prices rise closer to the journey date.
Please note that your passport needs to be valid for at least six months after the completion of your trip here.
Lima Airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport)
On arrival at Lima Airport, it is essential that you collect your baggage. Your baggage will NOT automatically be transferred to Trujillo.
At airport arrivals, you will automatically be given a free tourist visa for 90 days. You can request that this is extended up to 183 days. However, this is provided at the discretion of the immigration offer you see.
Lima Airport is an attractive busy airport and has won the title of Best Airport in South America for several years consecutively. At the airport, there are many cafes and restaurants, some with Wi-Fi.
The airport is open 24 hours per day. If your flight arrives very late, and you have an early morning flight to Trujillo, you do have the option of staying overnight at the airport. Many participants do this without any problem. However, you may prefer to book a hotel and return to Lima Airport in the morning.
From Lima to Trujillo
If you book your flights as a package (From your home city to Trujillo), you have the advantage that the airline will take responsibility in the unlikely event of a delay along the way.
If you choose to book international and Peruvian internal flights separately Latam.com offer the highest number of trips to Trujillo. Another airline flying the route is LC Peru
For those choosing to travel by bus, we would recommend www.ittsabus.com. You can choose to take the bus from the center of Lima or from Plaza Norte bus station, which is just 15 minutes from Lima Airport.
While the flight is just one hour, the bus is around 10 hours. Also, if you book flights early, there is little cost difference between the two methods of transport.
Accommodation in Lima
Close to the airport, a good option is www.hotellimaq.com, who can organize airport pick up. If you are staying in Lima for a night or so, most visitors choose to stay in the upmarket Miraflores district, with its cafes, restaurants and dramatic cliffs overlooking the ocean. An excellent accommodation option there is www.hostalelpatio.net. Also, Airbnb.com offer lots of properties
Should you need a taxi to your hostel or bus station, we recommend you book a cab taxidatum.com to travel from the airport. They provide an excellent reasonably priced service and will have a driver waiting for you at the airport. Alternatively, you can use your Uber Taxi account in Lima. If you are traveling to the popular Miraflores area, you have the airport option of the Lima airport shuttle bus