Deal Alert: Flights to Peru From $439 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Peru has incredible sights to see and experience. Of course, there’s the UNESCO World Heritage site and new Seven Wonder of the World Machu Picchu — which I’d say from experience is worth the trek to Peru by itself. But, there’s plenty more to experience from the Sacred Valley to the fascinating floating islands of Lake Titicaca. Adventurers won’t want to miss out on the experience of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, sleeping in transparent capsules on the side of a mountain…
… or hiking the spectacular Vinicunca Mountains in Peru:
If you’re interested in visiting Machu Picchu, you’re going to need to book a second flight from Lima to Cusco and then take the train — or hike the Inca Trail — to Machu Picchu. Booked separately, the flight from Lima to Cusco can cost as little as $36 one-way. If the price is more than that, see if there’s award availability on LATAM and then book the flight with 4,500 British Airways Avios.
But, first you’ve got to get down to Lima. And, today we are seeing some cheap fares to Peru’s capital city. There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book directly with the airline or an OTA like Expedia.
Airlines: JetBlue, LATAM
Routes: FLL/LAX/JFK/BOS/MCO to LIM
Cost: $439+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: November 2018 — February 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Lima (LIM) for $439 round-trip nonstop on JetBlue:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Lima (LIM) for $476 round-trip on JetBlue:
New York’s Kennedy (JFK) to Lima (LIM) for $476 round-trip on JetBlue:
Boston (BOS) to Lima (LIM) for $505 round-trip on JetBlue:
Orlando (MCO) to Lima (LIM) for $567 round-trip nonstop on LATAM:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
Featured image of Machu Picchu by Kelly Cheng Travel Photography via Getty Images.
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