Peru to Chile - any ideas?????

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1. Posted by lukegar (Full Member 23 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,

I am currently in Paraguay and I am here for the next three months teaching Enlgish. Around January time I will be in Cuzco, Peru then I need to get down to Santiago, Chile to get my flight out. Does anyone have any ideas about how to get down there i.e most interesting, cheap etc etc.

Thanks all


2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I think your only choices are a long, less expensive bus ride or a short, more expensive flight. There are cruises that do Lima to Santiago that you could look at, but they are probably pretty expensive.

If you have the time, I would go from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol for a couple of days. Then head down into Chile and make a few stops along the way. I enjoyed Arica - nice, laid back beach town.

3. Posted by beppe (Full Member 144 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I suggest you to fly there anyway it's a long way by bus!

You can che flight lan chile or lan peru it's the same company they just make a different brand in peru.

Right now the prices are around 500 USD from lima to santiago anyway you can check this

If your budget can't afford it you can go by bus but it will take at least a couple of day ... and maybe choose a first class bus anyway you must be really strong!

Bye beppe