How to plan my trip to Peru?
Check All the information about altitudes, distances, transportation times and how to reach the main destinations of Peru.
The extraordinary geographic diversity makes Peru travel through its territory to become a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether on board air , trains or boats, along its highways or winding dirt roads , their ways , many of them ancient routes of exchange and connection between people.
• Transportation Domestic Flights
Peru has 19 airports that receive scheduled commercial flights and 22 irregular flow airports receiving flights and charters support of the Armed Forces. The supply of commercial flights has increased significantly in recent years. Cusco, receives more than 20 frequencies per day, allowing you to select the one that you consider suits.
• Transportation Private flights.
The modernization of airports opens doors to new connections and routes. You can design unique itineraries served by private aircraft along about 30 airfields available to the country.
Peru’s road network is composed from more than 70,000 km of roads which about 16,000 km are national highways : the Panamericana , some access roads to the mountains, and the jungle Marginal Road . For the quality and type of vehicle that runs can be divided into 3 categories: highways, roads paved and dirt roads .
Rail in Cusco
After decades of neglect, the railway networks start to be repowered in Peru thanks to the privatization of their operations. This is the case of the road linking Cusco to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, perhaps the most popular of the routes of the country. There are several service options ranging from basic cars to luxury. The trip, 2 to 3 hours.
Besides the above route, there is a luxury train linking Cusco and Puno (Andean Explorer) . Its route passes through very beautiful areas Titicaca Altiplano and takes all day. Finally, the route between Huancayo and Huancavelica , operated by the called Tren Macho , has started to operate again and is very popular with travellers on the central highlands .
• Navigation to shelters in Iquitos , Manu and Tambopata .
Rivers are the highways of the Amazon rainforest. All major cities of the Amazon , as Iquitos , Pucallpa , Yurimaguas and Puerto Maldonado have river ports where boats leave to the villages of the interior. While there barges or ships designed to carry loads and a large number of passengers, these are not very comfortable or safe. The quintessential river environment in the Peruvian jungle are canoes with outboard or small kids, which made trips to shelters and protected natural areas. The major tourism companies have their own fleet of canoes.
• Luxury Cruise in the Amazon.
Browse under the moonlight on the Amazon or enjoy a game drive in modern speedboats is possible today thanks to the commissioning of luxury cruises on the Amazon. All leave from Iquitos and made tours of 4 or 7 days to the Pacaya- Samiria Reserve or the border with Brazil and Colombia. Five-star cuisine, comfort and style are their common characteristic, which makes them more and more popular among travellers.
• Crossing of Lake Titicaca (catamaran or hydrofoil) .
Several companies operate boats and catamarans that allow access to some of the major tourist spots of Titicaca , and the floating islands of the Uros Islands and Taquile and Amantani.
In recent years has increased the supply of marine navigation services, by providing travellers some of the many attractions of the vast Peruvian coast. This applies to the Ballestas Islands , located off the coast of Pisco . They are accessed speedboats that leave from Paracas and let you enjoy the sighting of sea birds colonies, Humboldt penguins and sea lions on an excursion highly recommended.
Other tours of interest are near the coast Stoves and Islay (Arequipa ) , sailing in boats or sailboats in Mancora and Organs for whale and dolphin watching (May to October) , the tour of the unspoilt shores of Bayóvar ( paradise for surfers and lovers of sport fishing ) , and the visit to the secret islands and Paracas bay Independence , very little frequented by tourists despite its proximity .