Machu Picchu Airport & Travel
So, you have decided to tick Machu Picchu off your bucket list and the time has arrived to start getting prepared! I know what it’s like to prepare for a trip and it’s surprising how frustrating it can be to organise everything.
We often get questions about international travel and it’s understandable why. Booking the wrong flight can be an expensive mistake and knowing what to do when you land can be scary, so I’ve decided to help by answering some of the most asked questions:
What Airport should I be flying to?
International flights are not included in your booking so you will need to arrange your return flight to Peru. You need to book a flight to Jorge Chavéz International Airport in Lima.
What day should I aim to arrive?
You should arrange to arrive at Lima on day 1 of your itinerary. As it generally takes longer than a day to arrive in Lima, you should book your flight to leave the UK the day before.
Where do I go once I’ve arrived in Lima?
Before you arrive in Lima, we will have made a reservation for you at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel. This is a short walk from the arrival’s terminal and is where you will spend the night before heading to Cusco on day 2 of your itinerary. Don’t Worry you won’t have to do all of this alone, a member of the EverTrek team will be there to help.
Is my flight to Cusco included?
Yes! We will arrange your return flight to Cusco and back again to Lima and be with you to make the process super easy.
What happens if I arrive early in Lima?
If you decide to arrive early in Lima, you are free to arrange your own time. All you must do is arrive back at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel on day 1 of your itinerary to meet up with the rest of the group and the EverTrek rep.
What happens if I want to extend my trip?
If you wish to extend your stay in Cusco please let us know at least 60 days in advance as we will need to pre-book your return flight back to Lima. If you plan on staying longer in Lima this is no problem and once you land you are free to explore at your leisure.
What are the entry requirements for Peru?
You will need to wear two face masks or a KN95 mask on flights bound for Peru and must complete an affidavit to enter or travel through Peru as a visitor. Normally, you don’t need a visa to travel if the purpose of the visit is tourism.
If you’re fully vaccinated then you can enter Peru without needing to test or quarantine.
Passengers aged 12 and over whose final destination is Peru must show evidence of full vaccination received either in Peru or abroad. Those under 12 years old must be without COVID-19 symptoms but do not require a test or proof of vaccination. Adults must have received the booster (third) dose either in Peru or abroad. These rules are subject to change at short notice. Anyone who shows COVID-19 symptoms on arrival in Peru must isolate by law.
If you’re unvaccinated and aged 12 and above, you will need to show proof of a negative PCR test (issued no more than 48 hours before boarding) when entering Peru. See information on getting a test before entry.
If you have any questions about booking your flights then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org