Traveling to Peru

Traveling to Peru has become much more comfortable in recent years with direct flights to Lima from many cities worldwide.  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 completing your trip here.

Lima Airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport)

On arrival at Lima Airport, you must collect your baggage.  Your baggage will NOT automatically be transferred to Trujillo.

You will automatically be given a free tourist visa for 90 days at airport arrivals.  You can request that this be 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 that has won the Best Airport title in South America for several years consecutively.  There are many cafes and restaurants at the airport, 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 can stay 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.

If you choose to book international and Peruvian internal flights separately, offers the highest number of trips to Trujillo.  Also offering flights are  and

For those choosing to travel by bus, we would recommend You can take the bus from the center of Lima or from Plaza Norte bus station, which is just 15 minutes from Lima Airport. If you have any difficulty buying tickets through their website, you can also use the ticket agency

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 for a night’s rest is, which can organize airport pick up.  Wyndham hotel is located at the airport itself.

However, If you stay 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.selina.comAlso, offers lots of properties.

Should you need a taxi to your hostel or bus station, we recommend you book a ca 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 

Traveling in Peru

Peru is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries on the planet, boasting hundreds of miles of beaches, the Amazon Rain forest and, of course, the Andes Mountains.  Few program participants come to Peru without seeing at least a little of what the country has to offer.

Most participants travel at least one weekend.  Popular weekend options include trekking and seeing the glaciers in Huaraz, the Andes countryside in Cajamarca, or the soaking up beaches of Mancora.  These weekend destinations are easy to arrange, and we can help you with all of the details.

Many participants travel to Cusco and Machu Picchu at the beginning or end of their elective program.  Direct flights are available from Trujillo to Cusco with

We are happy to provide any travel advice before you come or while you are here.  However, we do not offer tours.  If you are interested in taking organized tours or just information about going to the Amazon Rain forest or walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; please see They have provided an excellent service and value for money service for many past program participants.