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When is the best time to fly to Tumbes?

The fastest available flight time to Tumbes in the Northwestern part of Peru, is 19h24min but it can take well over 30h depending on your stopover time. You can catch a flight to Tumbes from any UK airport, but London Heathrow Airport (LHR) offers the fastest time and shortest stopovers to the Capitan FAB Pedro Canga Rodriguez Airport (TBP) in Tumbes. You will need to fly via Lima Airport (LIM) to board a flight to Tumbes.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to fly directly to Tumbes Airport from the UK and you will need to make at least two stops. In order to get to Tumbes, you will need to fly via Lima. There are only two airlines serving the Capitan FAB Pedro Canga Rodriguez Airport (TBP); Latam and Sky Airline, but there are usually over 30 flights from Lima to Tumbes per week. You will also need to stopover on your way to Lima as there are no direct flights to Lima from the UK. Departing from London Heathrow Airport, you can stopover either at Madrid (via Latam or Iberia Airlines) or Amsterdam with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. You could also fly to Lima and on to Tumbes from other airports in the UK such as Manchester or Edinburgh, but you should expect more stopovers and a longer flight time.

£87 is the cheapest deal found on momondo in the last two weeks for a flight to Tumbes. This flight is from Lima and is 76% cheaper than most flights to Tumbes. To find the cheapest price to Tumbes from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Tumbes is possible. If you are planning a flight to Tumbes, consider booking flights to Punta Sal Walter Braedt Segu Airport (53 mi from Tumbes city centre) or Talara Airport (89 mi from Tumbes city centre).

You can find deals at Talara Airport for £369pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.



Airports near Tumbes

Below you will find all the airports in Tumbes along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Tumbes airport?

There are no scheduled or regular airport transfers from Tumbes airport to the centre of Tumbes, but there are taxis available outside the terminal building or you can book a private transfer or hire a car in advance. Your chosen hotel should also be able to arrange an airport transfer for you if you let them know in advance.


Visa requirements for visiting Tumbes

British citizens will not need a visa to travel if the purpose of the visit is tourism, and you’ll receive permission to stay on arrival for up to 90 days. Make sure you check the period of time you’ve been granted to stay in Peru though, because if you accidentally overstay, there may well be a fine. It’s best to ask for your passport to be stamped when you arrive at Lima Airport as sometimes this is not done automatically, and this can cause some delays to your departure. Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Peru.


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Best things to do and see in Tumbes

The city of Tumbes is in the Northwestern part of Peru and is an ideal location for nature-lovers, beach-dwellers and real foodies. The local cuisine is one of the many fantastic things about the area and a trip to Tumbes would not be complete without trying the local ceviche, majarisco and majao. The beaches of Tumbes are also a major feature with plenty of options to swim, go diving, surfing, windsurfing or simply relax. Playa Zorritos beach with its crystal clear blue water and golden sands is a must-see. You can also book a tour of the incredible 2900 hectares of Mangroves (the Manglares de Tumbes National Sanctuary) where you can go kayaking amidst the channels and see all the wonderful flora and fauna Tumbes has to offer. The Mangroves is also home to the Crocodile Zoocriaero, Tumbes’s crocodile farm which is certainly worth a visit. It’s best to visit Tumbes between April and December to make the most of everything Tumbes has to offer and avoid the January to March rainy season.


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