Have you ever sat back and dreamt of traveling the world? You pack your bags, hop on a plane, and have one of those life changing experiences you see on social media and TV. The idea sounds amazing, but when you open your eyes and view your bank account, you feel like it is almost impossible to take a vacation. You realize that your job is paying you just enough to survive, so how could you possibly fit a vacation into your budget? While money is the main reason why many people never take their desired vacation, it is merely an excuse.
1. Lose the anxiety. Decide, execute, and go!
The internal energy you feel being in Peru is extremely powerful and well worth the trip, so before you even start to think about the lack of funds, ease your anxiety by making a decision. The word “decide” essentially means to kill all options, and that’s what you need to do when it comes to planning your vacation. Decide that you are going to take this vacation and know that no one and nothing will get in your way. Stand firm in your decision and believe that you truly deserve the trip.
2. Book your flights first, and don’t forget to research the airlines
When traveling throughout Peru, you will need to reserve at least 2 or 3 roundtrip flights during your journey. To be financially smart, purchase your roundtrip ticket from your home to Lima. Use the Skyscanner or Momondo apps to reserve your flights. If you are flying from America, you will find tickets that range from $300-600. Plan to get your plane ticket at least 2-3 months ahead of your departure date to ensure that you get a good deal.
3. No travel agent needed. Plan this trip yourself
If you want to get the best use of your money, take time and plan your own vacation to Peru. Do the research (study different Instagram accounts like @experienceperu, @peru.destinations, @peru, and various other travel websites) to get specific details on what you want and where you want to go. You should first book the flights needed during your trip. Following that, a month or so prior to your trip date, book your excursions and reserve your hotels.