Flights - to Lima and to Cuzco

Flights from US to Peru

We are happy to discuss travel options with you. Your destination for our Northern Peru trip is  Lima, Peru.

US citizens traveling to Peru will need a valid passport in order to book a flight to Peru
  • a visa is not required for stay of up to 90 days. 
  • A valid U.S. Passport is required.

Frequent Flyer miles
Jeffrey and Cielle have each traveled to Peru 6 times using AA frequent flyer miles earned from using Citibank Credit cards.  Look for options under the "travel Rewards" link

One great card they offer has these rewards
  • Earn 30,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after $750 in purchases within the first 4 months 
  • Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on purchases
  • Pay no annual fee for 12 months & $85 thereafter

We have traveled to Peru on American Airlines for as little as 35,000 frequent Flyer miles. With this new card you will have more than 80% of the miles you need to book a flight to Lima from the US.

It is probably too late to apply for such a card in order to accumulate the needed miles for a trip in September, but we recommend this as the points you accumulate can be used in the the future with American Airlines.  Unlike other frequent flyer programs with other airlines, we find we really can book a long distance flight with American Airlines with just 25,000-35,000 miles.

Booking your Airfare

Most airlines will route your flight from the US to Peru through Miami or Atlanta for a 5  - 7 hour flight to Lima.  From Lima your flight to Cusco will be about 1 hours.  frequently shows good fares to Peru, by searching multiple airlines for you.  Check the cost of flights from your US airport to both Lima and and onto your final destination, Cusco. Look for the trip as a single fare as well by two separate tickets, one from US to Lima and a second flight from Lima to Cusco.  American Airlines partners with LAN in Peru and it is sometimes cheapest to purchase a ticket via American all the way to Cusco, as opposed to a flight from US to Lima and then from Lima on to Cusco. And sometimes not.

On Dec. 12, 2011, Using I was able to find these flight:

  • LA to Cuzco, round trip for $1096, including taxes. TACA
  • Chicago to Lima, round trip for $950, including taxes.
  • LA to Lima  round trip for $787, including taxes. 
  • Newark to Lima, round trip for $871, including taxes.

If you end up purchasing your flight from Lima to Cuzco separately the airlines that fly that route are (Prices as of December 2011):