The top flight destination for Peru is Lima
International flights to Peru will land at the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, which is Peru's capital. The airport itself resides in Callao and is usually quite busy and crowded. You may find it a bit chaotic after you land. Passengers have access to cash machines, money changing services, cell phone rental booths, a post office, and baggage security services in the airport. There is Wi Fi Internet access in the lounge as well. Many discount airlines offer flights to and from this airport, so you should have no trouble finding cheap flights to Peru.
Most people prefer to arrange for transport when they purchase their airfare to Peru. If you do this, your driver will likely be waiting for you with a sign as you emerge from customs. Your hotel may offer a shuttle service for guests, and you have the option of taking the airport shuttle to Miraflores or Centro. Be aware that many unofficial taxi services wait for incoming Peru flights.
Most cities in Peru have cheap buses and taxis. If you need a taxi, look for one of the cars with official marks and negotiate the fare before you take a ride.
Most people will want to see the spectacular Andes Mountains. The ancient Incan ruins of Machu Pichu are a must-see. If you love wilderness and outdoors, you should take a hike along the Inca Trail and travel to Cordillera Blanca and the Colca Canyon. If you are more inclined towards cultural sites, you should visit Miraflores. This city is a cultural center for Lima and offers cinemas, markets, and gorgeous beaches. You can also see thousands of pieces of Pre-Columbian art in the Larco Museum, and ancient artifacts at the Amano Museum.
The best place for local wares is San Miguel at the Markets Av. La Marina. Hand-crafted items like musical instruments, carpets, wood, stone or gourd carvings, jewelry, and alpaca knitted sweaters are the biggest sellers at the markets. Peruvian cuisine is celebrated world-wide and is a source of great pride for the locals. Ceviche is the national dish, and desserts in Peru are very rich and sweet. You can try several non-alcoholic ethnic drinks such as Emoliente and Inca kola, and the national drink is a brandy called "Pisco Sour."
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