|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||April||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 650||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 614||From Toronto to Lima|
C$ 641 - C$ 1203
19 - 28 °C
0 - 16 mm
When to fly to Peru
The Andes divides Peru in two and the Amazon jungle is in the east of the country. It enjoys great variation in temperatures. On the coast, there is a hot and cold season. The hot season extends from the middle of November to the end of March. The cold season runs from the end of April until mid-November. Humidity is high.
The best time to visit Peru really depends on where you intend to go. The coast, including Lima, is best seen during the summer months (December to March).
For Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, visit between May and September. This is the dry season.
For jungle treks, visit between May and September.
The Incas once ruled the mystical land of Peru and each year thousands of visitors book their Peru flights to experience the magic for themselves. Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley are among the most visited sites, but beyond these illustrious landmarks is a country blessed with the most spectacular scenery in the region: a stunning 2000-mile coastline and thousands of miles of lush Amazon rainforest that spills into the Atlantic.
Peru flights land in the capital, Lima. The vibrant city provides a good introduction to the country and a base to explore other towns, but a few days is more than enough. On the way to Machu Picchu is the colonial city of Cuzco which is well worth a stop. Incan descendants still live here and examples of colonial art are scattered throughout the stone-walled streets. The town of Aguas Calientes, west of Cuzco, is where tourists catch buses up to legendary Machu Picchu. After exploring the ruins, those in search of even more adventure could head back to Cuzco and take the train to Puno and explore the sacred Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable body of water.
The length of the flight from Canada to Peru can vary based on the origination airport. Those who are travelling from Toronto to Lima will typically have a flight time of 8 h and 10 m. If you have an originating flight in Vancouver and are landing in Lima, you will find that the travel time is slightly longer at 10h and 38m. Of course, the actual travel time can vary based on a range of different factors including the wind speeds and the amount of time that is spent for takeoffs, landings, whether there are any stopovers, and the duration of those stopovers.
travellers who are looking for direct flights from Canada to Peru will find options available through Toronto through Air Canada. However, the other flights from Toronto and from other cities in Canada will have at least one stop. You can find some Peru flight deals that will provide you with just a single stop on their journey, however. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines both have one-stop flights available from Toronto to Lima. Those who are travelling from Toronto to Lima will find that Air Canada, American Airlines, and United Airlines are some of the one-stop options available.
There are many ways to travel around the country of Peru, and domestic flights have been growing in popularity as ways to reach destinations around the country. While there are a number of different options available for airlines in the country, it tends to be a better idea for you to stick with the most reliable carriers including LAN Peru, Taca, Star Peru, and Peruvian Airlines. To reach destinations that are nearby, driving a rental car in Peru can be a good option and fuel tends to be cheap. However, the roads are often bad.
Peru has a wealth of things for you to see, do and enjoy. You might want to spend some time exploring Manu National Park, take a trip to Macchu Picchu and hike the Inca Trail, or spend time enjoying Lima. The city offers Plaza de Armas, Museu Larco, Museo de Arte de Lima, and much more for you to experience. Other tourist-friendly cities in the country include Cusco and Arequipa.
Fortunately, Peru tends to be an open country, which means that those from Canada and many other countries will not need to have a tourist visa when they arrive. The maximum amount of time to stay in the country is 183 days and it cannot be extended. If you are planning to stay in the country for a longer period, such as for work or school, you will want to apply for a visa through the Peruvian consulate.
Peru’s coast rarely sees rain and is usually sunny. The exception is from April to November, when you will probably encounter a heavy sea mist. The highlands’ wet season lasts from October to April, and the dry season from May to September. During the dry season, you’ll have clear and sunny days, but very cold nights, especially in the higher altitudes.
Several airlines fly domestically including Aerocondor Peru, the country’s oldest airline, which connects 11 cities including Lima, Arequipa and Iquitos.
Star Peru links nine cities including Lima, Trujillo and Chiclayo.
LC Busre flies between Lima and Huanuco, Huaraz, Jauja, Andahuaylas, Atalaya, Ayacucho and Cajamarca.
Peru Rail offers travel to Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and Colca Canyon. There are luxury trains such as the Hiram Bingham, which travels between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, while the Vistadome runs between Cuzco-Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu. Backpacker carriages are for no-frills travellers and are available on the following routes: Cuzco-Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu and Cuzco-Lake Titicaca.
There are several private bus companies offering low-fare service throughout Peru including Ormeno and Cruz del Sur.
Renting a car is easy. Budget and Avis are just two of the most-recognisable companies operating in Peru.