Peru Country Manager Daniel Salazar talks about some cheap domestic flight options for touring in Peru.
Thanks to the arrival of low-cost airlines for domestic flights in Peru, touring in Peru might be cheaper than you thought. If you would like to visit Machu Picchu, you would have to flight to Cuzco. Whereas before you had to pay around $120 each way, now plain tickets start at $50. That’s right, domestic flights in Peru may be cheaper than taxi rides in the U.S.
What’s the catch?
As you may know, low-cost airlines compensate their lower costs with the elimination of many traditional passenger services. In this case in particular, the biggest difference is that passengers are now allowed to carry up to 15 pounds. That’s not much, but considering the price difference, you might even be able to get new clothes from wherever you’re going and still save. If the luggage limitations and poorer service is a deal-breaker for you, you still have flight options including traditional first class.
Where should I go?
Besides travelling to Cuzco, there are many other gorgeous places to visit in Peru. If you like the beach, surfing, partying, and jungle expeditions, you can flight to Piura. If you would like to get deep into the amazon and do adventure sports, or just relax in the middle of a paradise, you should go to Iquitos. Finally, if you would like to visit a beautiful city in the highlands at the feet of a volcano, with a canyon more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, then you should visit Arequipa. All these cities and many more will be accessible with this new low-cost airline.
As if serving in Peru, meeting new people, and truly experiencing the culture wasn’t enough, now you have really cheap domestic flights in Peru. You can now more easily travel in Peru before or after your service program. No volunteer who has done it has ever regretted it – and we’ve had hundreds. What are you waiting for? You have a whole new world to experience.