Most travellers know Lima as the capital of Peru and a base to explore the ancient Inca empire ruins of Machu Picchu, the historic town of Cusco and the impressive Lake Titicaca. Stop a while in this sizeable city that's the oldest in the Americas and you'll discover 43 different districts, each with their own distinct flavour. Peppered with colonial churches, ramshackle shantytowns and sleek skyscrapers, Lima is a confounding mix of tastes well worth sampling. Book cheap flights to Lima with Student Flights and get ready to savour the sights. And if you're a student, teacher or aged under 26, you'll save even more with our exclusive Black Market Flights airfares.
Flying to Lima, you'll touch down at Jorge Chavez International Airport, which was named 'Best Airport in South America 2013' by Skytrax World Airports Awards. Situated in Callao, Peru's main airport is 11 kilometres from the city centre of Lima and 17 kilometres from the picturesque barrio of Miraflores. Cheap buses and fixed-price taxis will transport you from the airport to Lima city. For details about the international carriers that fly to Lima, see our airlines guide.
A little overshadowed by the world-famous Inca city of Machu Picchu, the colonial splendour of Cusco and the expansive Lake Titicaca, Lima nevertheless has its own attractions within the city limits. There's the ruined pyramids of Huaca Pucllana right next to the world-class ocean views of Miraflores and the Monastery of San Francisco to check out for starters.
Of course, no visit to Lima is complete without a tour of Machu Picchu, and we've got heaps of options to check out the world-famous sights. Whether you want to tackle the Inca Trail, see the Sacred Valley, go whitewater rafting near Cusco or see the floating islands of Uros, there's plenty of tour options with all kinds of activities included.
For more insight into the must-see sites in Lima, read our Lima travel guide. And, if you need help planning your Lima holiday and Peru tours, make sure you chat to our friendly Student Flights consultants, or fill out the enquiry form and we'll get in touch with you.