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Deal alert: Round-trip flights to Peru starting at $272

April 03, 2022
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Deal alert: Round-trip flights to Peru starting at $272
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Peru has no shortage of tourist attractions. On your trip to the land of the Incas, you can climb Machu Picchu, see Lake Titicaca or eat your fill of South American cuisine. Fortunately, Google Flights is currently showing round trips from multiple U.S. cities to Lima for less than $300 this fall and early next year.

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Deal basics

Airlines: United, Avianca and Copa
Routes: EWR/JFK/ATL/MIA and others to LIM
How to book: Directly with the airline
Travel dates: October and January/February 2023

(Photo courtesy of the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel)

This deal was originally sent out by Scott’s Cheap Flights, which alerts readers to discounted economy flights via its Premium membership which costs $49 per year. Users can also upgrade to the Elite membership for $199 per year and receive alerts for premium economy, business-class and first-class deals.

Related: Places to Visit in Peru

Sample Flights

This deal includes United, Avianca and Copa airlines, so searching for your ideal flight through Google Flights is the best way to find the perfect fit. I found the round-trip flight below from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) in mid-January for $272 on United Airlines in basic economy.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

United's basic economy is their most economic fare, but it does include a carry-on. However, if you want free seat selection and ticket change options, consider upgrading to United's economy fare for $130 more.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

This deal does include multiple airlines in economy class. The lowest fares will generally have limits on what you can take on board and you usually have to pay for checked baggage. Policies vary by airline so check before you book.

Related: What to know before your trip to Peru

Maximize your purchase

Using a card such as The Platinum Card® from American Express will allow you to earn 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, will allow you to maximize your possible savings. Other notable travel cards with competitive airfare rewards include the Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar), Citi Premier® Card(see rates and fees)Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar).

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: Getting to Peru on points and miles

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Bottom line

Peru is full of natural wonders and being able to see it for a fraction of the usual cost is just a bonus. The South American country currently requires proof of vaccination from all travelers 12 years or older. The mask mandates also remain in place in Peru.

With this deal, your next South American adventure is just one click away!

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.