Located in South America, Peru faces the South Pacific Ocean and straddles a section of the Andes mountain range. Home to the Incan city of Machu Picchu and a wide array of cultural diversions, Peru offers boundless opportunities for visitors. Ebookers makes it easy to find discount flights to Peru.
Jorge Chavez International Airport is located in the capital city of Lima and accepts domestic flights as well as international flights from locations around the world. The airport is located about 7 miles from downtown Lima. All airlines fly in and out of the airport at Lima. Most of the major cities in Peru can be reached via air, but there are not always direct flights.
Taxis are typically available just outside the airport. Taxi fare will typically range between 7 and 8 soles in Lima and less in other cities. Bus transportation is also available in most cities. Bus fare for one person will not usually exceed 2 soles. Colectivo buses typically depart on a regular schedule every 15 minutes. Travellers interested in independent travel may wish to consider renting a car for their stay in Peru.
The climate in Peru is quite diverse because of the country's latitude and variations in topography. During the summer months, from December through March, the weather is usually sunny with temperatures ranging from 25 to 36Â°C. From June through September, during the winter, the weather is often cool and cloudy. Travellers arriving during this time should plan to bring warm outerwear or dress in layers. Temperatures may vary from 16 to 24Â°C. The dry season lasts from May through September and is considered the best time to visit Peru. The rainy season begins in November and lasts through March. Travellers who arrive during this time should bring raingear.
Machu Picchu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru. The Incan village was constructed in the 15th century, abandoned one century later, and discovered in 1911. Peru is also a popular destination for ecotourism thanks to its rich wildlife diversity. In the Amazon basin, it is possible to see pink dolphins, giant river otters, jaguars, primates, thousands of different types of butterflies, and one-third of the entire world's bird species. Carnaval is one of the most popular events in Peru, and celebrations take place in most of the major cities the weekend preceding Ash Wednesday. Northern Peru is known for its surfing opportunities and attracts surfers from around the world. The northern region of the country abounds in archaeological sites and colonial towns to explore. Travellers looking for the best deals may wish to avoid the peak months of July and August as well as December through January. Travellers can avoid higher costs, large crowds, and rainy season by travelling from May through June or September through October.
Travellers to Peru can enjoy a wide array of biodiversity and the opportunity to visit a once-lost ancient Incan city. Ebookers makes it easy for travellers to search for deals on flights to Peru as well as car-rental arrangements and hotel accommodation.
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