Travelling to Peru
Travelling to Peru has become much easier 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 2 months before your arrival. Generally flight prices rise closer to the journey date.
Lima Airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport)
On arrival at Lima Airport it is important that you collect your baggage. Your baggage will NOT automatically be transferred to Trujillo.
In 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 given at the discretion of the immigration offer you see.
This is an attractive airport, and has won the title of Best Airport in South America for several years consecutively. At the airport there are a number of cafes and resturants, 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 greatest number of flights to Trujillo. The other airlines flying the Lima – Trujillo route are avianca.com and 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.
Whilst 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 2 methods of transport.
Accommodation in Lima
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. A nice accommodation option there is www.hostalelpatio.net. Also Airbnb.com offer lots of properties
Should you need a taxi to your hostal or bus station we recommend you book a taxi taxidatum.com to travel from the airport. They provide an excellent an 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 travelling to the popular Miraflores area you have the airport option of the Lima airport shuttle bus