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1. Posted by mratcliffe (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y


I'm going to be landing in Lima later this month, and then I'll need to fly to Cuzco for sure and then probably Iquitos. After that I'll continue on to Santiago. The airline prices I am seeing online are quite a bit higher than expected (like $136 from Lima > Cuzco in a couple weeks from now), they're also much higher than my Lonely Planet book suggests...

Do you think it would be much cheaper to purchase the airline tickets to Cuzco, Iquitos, Santiago, etc once I am down in South America? Are the tickets on Travelocity and other travel sites marked up significantly?



2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

I'd wait to buy them down there. You should be able to get flights with a day or two advanced purchase at the airport, airline office or travel agent without issue.

Don't be surprised if prices are higher than the Lonely Planet, though. Oil prices of late have made many airlines raise prices significantly.


3. Posted by mratcliffe (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Great, thanks for the info!


4. Posted by martinSWE (Budding Member 16 posts) 10y

hi there!
I was surprised by the prices as well...
I want to fly from Cuzco to San Salvador(Or Lima-Honduras etc)
And got the price of 700$
Is this right? Must be a cheaper alternative?