Flights & travel to Machu Picchu

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, especially the flights side of things. 

We often get questions about international travel and it’s understandable why during some mad times over the last couple of years. 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 so you can get that flight booked without any issues:


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 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 local 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, recommended check in time is from 15:00.

Your room will have been booked by us so you can check in and relax for the evening, you will then need to be ready & in the lobby the next morning (usually between 08:00/08:30 on Day 2) to meet up with your group & Guide, who will escort you back to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. 

What happens if I want to extend my trip and depart later than the final day?

If you wish to extend your stay in Cusco please let us know at least 90 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 we will book your flights as per the normal itinerary, once you land you are free to explore at your leisure. 

What are the entry requirements for Peru?

You don't need a visa to enter Peru.  

If you have any questions about booking your flights then get in touch with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and don't forget to check out the trek itself right here

Have more questions about the Machu Picchu trek? Read our "Beginners guide to the Inca Trail Hike".


Written By

Andy Moore

Head Yeti & CEO