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How to Plan a Trip to China from Peru


Do you want to travel to China? Though China is far away from China, and it takes many hours from Peru to China, China is totally worth visiting to Peruvians, because of its most exquisite craftsmanship in historical and cultural sites, and stunning beauty in attractions.

How do you plan a trip to China? Some of you may have problems in planning a trip to China, thus we have worked out this China travel guide for you, and tell you how to plan a trip to China from Peru.

This guide for Peruvians mainly handles 5 important issues in China trip planning: flight from Peru to China, how to apply for Chinese visa in Peru, when to visit China, best places to visit in China, and how many days to stay in China. Then it also gives information about China tours, China hotel, what to pack, China travel guide books, etc.



Flight from Peru to China

From Peru to China, it is suggested that you should take flight.  Given that nonstop flight is not available, you may take connecting flight and have short shops in cities like New York, and Los Angeles.

Flight from Peru to China
(Flight from Peru to China)

China location: China is in the east of Asia, and the north hemisphere.

Distance from Peru to China: 15,689 km.

► Flight time from Peru to China: +24 h.

► Flight type from Peru to China: connecting flight.

► Major arrival cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong.

► Departure city in Peru: Lima.

► Flight from Lima to China:

  Flight Type Flight Time Notes
Lima → Beijing connecting flight 24 h Lima-Amsterdam-Beijing (19:55 Peru Time-08:55 China Time, + 2 days)
Lima → Shanghai connecting flight 25 h 45 min Lima-New York-Shanghai (22:55 Peru Time-13:40 China Time, + 2 days)
Lima → Guangzhou connecting flight 25 h 10 min Lima-New York-Guangzhou(00:15 Peru Time-14:25 China Time, + 2 days)
Lima → Hong Kong connecting flight 28 h 40 min Lima-Los Angeles-Hong Kong( 12:20 Peru Time-06:00 China Time)


Apply for Chinese Visa in Peru

Can I travel to China without visa? Of course not, a tourist visa is required for travelling to China. In the beginning phase of making a China travel plan, you should apply for Chinese visa, because it will take at least several days from submitting application to visa collection. Here is some information about applying for Chinese visa in Peru.

Chinse visa
(Chinese visa)

Type of visa: Chinese tourist visa(L-visa)
Duration of stay: 90 days at most

Required materials for submission:

  • Visa application form
  • Copy of Certificate of identification
  • Passport valid for at lest 6 months
  • Passport photocopy                                            
  • Photo (48mm×33mm)
  • Your China trip itinerary (both flight and hotel reservations) or invitation letter
Visa fee: 40 USD for single entry, 25 USD for urgent, and 37 USD for extra urgent
Time for visa collection: 5 work days, 3 work days for urgent, 1 work day for extra urgent
Where to apply for Chinese visa: Consular Section of Chinese Embassy in Peru

Consular Section of Chinese Embassy in Peru:

  • Address: Calle Carlos Porras Osores 419, San Isidro, Lima 27, Perú
  • Tel: 00511—4429458, transfer to 1 / 4429466
  • Email: consulate_per@mfa.gov.cn
  • Office time: 09:00-12:00 from Monday to Friday(for submission), 15:30-17:00, Monday, Wednesday, Friday( for collection)


When to Visit China

Mount Huangshan
(Mount Huangshan/ Huangshan)

When should I travel to China? What's the best time to visit China? Most of you have such questions, and here we will tell you when to visit China.

► China facts: China is in the north hemisphere, with 4 seasons. spring is from March to May, summer is from June to August, autumn is from September to November, and winter is from December to February. From April to October, natural attractions great beautiful attractions due to greenery. In winter, snow sceneries are also attractive, especially those in Harbin, like Harbin Ice and Snow World and China Snow Town.

► China weather: spring is a season to warm up, and summer is hot in most places of China, autumn is cool in temperature, and winter is cold. Spring and summer are two rainy seasons, with light rains in spring and heavy rains in summer.

 Best  places to visit in China in spring(March-April-May): Hani Rice Terrace(Yuanyang), Dongchuan Red Land(Kunming), Li River(Guilin), Mount Huangshan(Huangshan), Tongli Water Town(Suzhou).

► Best places to visit in China in summer((June-July-August): Mount Huashan(Xian), West Lake(Hangzhou), Zhangjiajie National Forest Park(Zhangjiajie), Shanghai Disneyland (Shanghai).

► Best places to visit in China in autumn(September-October-November): the Great Wall(Beijing), Longji Rice Terrace(Guilin), Yangtze River(Chongqi-Yichang), Mogao Grottoes(Dunhuang), Jiuzhai Valley(Jiuzhaigou).

► Best places to visit in China (December-January-February): Harbin Ice and Snow World, Jade Dragon Snow World(Lijiang), Mount Huangshan(Huangshan).


Best Places to Visit in China

What are best places to visit in China? Before making a trip to China, most of you may know cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, and may have heard about famous places to visit in China, like the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City. Here we recommend you some great places to visit in China.

Temple of Heaven-plan a trip to China from Peru
(Temple of Heaven/ Beijing)

Best places to visit in China: we have made a list of best places to visit in China according various themes.

Top 10 china tourist cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Lhasa.
Most beautiful places in China: Huangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Shangri-la, Yangtze River, Lijiang.
Top 10 attractions in China: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Jiuzhai Valley, Yellow Mountain, Li River, Yangtze River, West Lake, the Bund, Potala Palace.

Zhangjiajie national forest park-plan a trip to China from Peru
(Zhangjiajie National Forest Park/ Zhangjiajie)

Beijing: You must have heard Beijing lots of times,  because it is really famous for its great attractions. Beijing has its unstoppable charms in those beautiful attractions, grand and magnificent buildings, brilliant Chinese cultures, amazing shows, interesting activities, and delicious Beijing food.

Shanghai: the most modern city in China, where you could feel its close connection with the world in places like the Bund, and Oriental Pearl Tower. In Shanghai, you could also see Shanghai things in Yuyuan Garden and Zhujiajiao Water Town, have fun in Shanghai Disneyland, go shopping and enjoy Chinese food in Nanjing Road.

Chengdu: Chinese giant pandas are so cute that everyone likes it so much. If you have the chance to see Chinese giant pandas, you’ll love them. In Chengdu, you could go to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see them, and if you want to touch them and hug them, you could join the volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base.  Besides, in Chengdu, you could learn Sichuan history and culture in Sanxingdui Museum and Wuhou Temple, and enjoy Sichuan food, even learn to cook it. Chengdu tour will be quite interesting.

Guilin, Zhangjiajie and Huangshan: this three places are very beautiful in China, and have attracted millions of tourists and visitors to come. Guilin is renown for its picturesque beauty in the harmony of mountains, rivers, and caves, Zhangjiejie for the breathtaking upright mountains, like a big maze, while Huangshan for ancient villages and Mount Huangshan with lifelike plants and rocks.


How Many Days to Stay in China

Humble administrator's garden-plan a trip to China from Peru
(Humble Administrator's Garden/ Suzhou)

For first timers who are planning a trip to China, you may have this questions: how many days should I stay in China? Are 10 days enough for a China tour? In here, we tell how many days to stay in China.

► Days to stay. China is a big country with many famous places to visit, like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, and Huangshan. For a 5-7 days China tour, you could visit 2 or 3 places, like 6 days for Beijing and Xian, and 7 days for Shanghai and Huangshan. For a 10-15 days China tour, you could visit more places, like 4-6 places.

Considering flight from Peru to China would takes 2 days, and the flight fare is expensive, we suggest that you should spend 10-15 days in China. In this way, the travel cost of China tour would be more reasonable and you could have a great China tour by visiting several places.

► China tour itineraries for your reference:


Recommended China Tour Packages for Peruvians

► 12 Days China Panda Tour

Chinese giant panda-plan a trip to China from Peru
(Chinese giant panda)

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Dujiangyan Panda Base, Li River Cruise, the Bund, Yuyuan Gardens.

Top reasons: in this tour, you could visit great historical and cultural sites in Beijing and Xian, see beautiful attractions in Guilin, get close to Chinese giant pandas in Chengdu, and have a city tour in Shanghai. These 5 places are classic destinations for a China tour, and each of them has its uniqueness and charms.

► 14 Days Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Yangtze-Shanghai Group Tour

Li River-plan a trip to China from Peru
(Li River/ Guilin)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangtze River(Chongqing-Yichang), Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Longji Rice Terrace, Yangshuo West Street, Yangtze River Cruise, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum.

Top reasons: In this 14 days China tour, you will go to 2 ancient cities to see splendid man-made sites, like the Great Wall in Beijing, and go to Guilin and Yangtze River to see the most beautiful attractions in China. Last you will enjoy a great city tour in Shanghai to see the modern city.


Peruvian Traveler's Review on Our China tour

Terracotta Warriors-plan a trip to China from Peru
(Terracotta Warrior/ Xian)

Mr. Larry Ramos, 1 person from Peru, joined the 11 Days Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai Group Tour, and gave his review on this tour as the following:

"Hi Raylene,

Everything is OK. What a great tour. I really appreciate yoursupport as well the all TCT team. The group also was very friendly. Thanks”


⇒ More reading: 11 Days Great Adventure in China.

⇒ Read reviews about Top China Travel on TripAdvisor.


China Travel Tips

In order to prepare for China travel, you may need the following information about what to pack, hotel in China, and China travel guide books.

► What to pack: make a list of necessary papers, suitable clothes, daily necessities.

 Accommodation in China: get known about hotel stars, room types, room facilities, and deposit.

► Phone and Internet usage: all of you would like to know how to use phone and access to Internet in China.

► Travel in China by plane: read regulations about luggage allowance and prohibited items.

► China travel guide books(free download): download China travel guide books, which will definitely help you make your China trip plan.