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Deal alert: Fly to Peru starting at $251 round-trip

March 08, 2022
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With a UNESCO World Heritage Site like Machu Picchu and other stunning landmarks such as Lake Titicaca, there are many adventures to be had in Peru. Copa Airlines is offering flights to Lima from U.S. cities for as little as $251 round-trip.

Other notable sights to visit in Peru include the ancient fortress of Kuelap, which is larger than Machu Picchu; Colca Canyon, one of the world's largest canyons; and Huacachina, a small village with a lagoon surrounded by palm trees and a white-sand desert.

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The desert oasis of Huacachina. (Photo by craigchiassonphotography/Getty Images)

Secret Flying alerted us to these discounted fares to Lima, which can be booked for travel from June to December.

Deal basics

Airline: Copa Airlines.
How to book: Directly with the airline or through Google Flights.
Travel dates: June-December.

Related: 8 places to visit in Peru besides Machu Picchu

Sample flights

The following deals are for economy seats on Copa Airlines, which only include a carry-on. A checked bag will cost $30. Note that the Copa flights featured below include a stop at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City each way.

The cheapest flight we found is a $251 round trip from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM). According to Google Flights, this price is over $450 cheaper than usual for travel to Lima in September. There is a 12-hour overnight layover in Panama City, so if you’re booking this particular flight you’ll likely need a hotel there.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Lima cost $305 round-trip in the deal below for travel in the middle of September.

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(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Travelers on the East Coast can snag a flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Lima for $344 round-trip. The return flight includes a 12-hour layover in Panama City.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

You can travel from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Lima for $406 round-trip at the beginning of September.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Related: 7 best ways to get to Peru on points and miles

Bottom line

As of Feb. 28, travelers 12 and older will need proof of vaccination, and mask mandates are still in effect in Peru. Don’t forget your vaccination card and KN95 when traveling, and don’t let this deal to Lima pass you by. Explore the history and culture of the Incas, taste Peruvian cuisine and go on an adventure through the Amazon, which you can reach by taking a short flight to Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado.

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