Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Cusco
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The cheapest airline ticket to Cusco from Canada in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,003 round-trip on the route from Toronto to Cusco. The most popular route is from Toronto to Cusco and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 971 round-trip.
Cusco Airport is 3 kilometres from the centre of Cusco. View on Map.
Cusco is served by Cusco Velazco Astete Airport, also commonly referred to as Alejandro Velasco Astete Intl, Velazco Astete, or simply Cusco Airport. The airport code is CUZ.
There is no direct transportation from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport to Machu Picchu, even though this airport is the closest to the well-known site. Since 2017, tourists are only allowed to visit Machu Picchu by purchasing a ticket and hiring an official tour guide. You must first get to Cusco and then arrange transportation to Machu Picchu, which typically involves a combination of train, bus and hiking. Alternatively, you can book a private tour that includes visiting Machu Picchu in addition to other sites.
The distance from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport to the Ollantaytambo train station is about 2 hours by car on the 28B road. One of the options to get to Ollantaytambo is by taking an official taxi from the airport or negotiating a fare with one of the unofficial taxis. The other option is to arrange for a private shuttle service before you arrive, or arrange transportation with your hotel.
There aren’t any car rental offices at the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. You can, however, book online with companies that have offices in the city such as Europcar, Sixt and Hertz, and select the airport as your pick-up location. Unless you're planning on travelling outside of Cusco, to get around the city and access the top must-see sites, it's best to take a cab for the day or book a private tour.
Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is quite small and doesn’t have a hotel within the airport. However, considering how close the airport is to the city centre, any hotel in Cusco will be close. For convenience, look for a hotel with shuttle services to and from the airport, such as luxury hotels JW Marriott El Convento Cusco and Novotel Cusco, or the budget-friendly Guadalupe Casa Familiar Cusco.
Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cusco. Entry to Peru is not allowed until June 20, 2021 for non-resident foreigners from South Africa, Brazil, and India, or who have made a stopover in these places in the last 14 days.
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Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Cusco.
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cusco.
Health Declaration Form
72 hours before departure and present the completed form upon arrival.
Pre Registration Form
Download the app and complete the form within 48 hours before departure to Peru
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Terrible airline and airport system... the boarding system is a disaster... after waiting in line for so long they send you to different counters to pay for bags... on top of that they didn’t check in one of the 6 in my group by the attendant’s mistake and they closed the flight in us...there is a bussing system that “takes you to the plane” and when we finally made it to our gate the bus made their last of the 2 trips to the plane. So we lost our flight to Cusco and ruined our entire first day of touring in Cusco..... your system or multiple check in/ cashier/customer service counters is a disaster and it makes zero sense. I will NOT fly latam again."
Pros: "The seats and plane were comfortable"
Cons: "Baggage options were not indicated properly on the travel agent ticket, nor during check-in"
Pros: "Boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Didn’t have any options for drinks for purchase. Had one beer for sale and it was room temp"
Cons: "The email we received with our reservation it included a personal belonging and carry on, however at the counter they said in their system it was not registered like that and even though we showed them the confirmation email, they charged us for the carry on."
Pros: "the good treatment of the staff"
Cons: "the flight schedule at dawn is usually a bit tired"
Pros: "Crew were amazing and helpful."
Cons: "El vuelo se atrasó 1 hora y media no comunicaron y cuando llame me indican mal tiempo pero conforme que no había mal tiempo.. no estoy satisfecha con LATAM"
Cons: "I traveled with LATAM from USA to Lima however from Lim to Cusco was terrible. I was told st check in that there were no more seats left on the flight. I was told it’s legal for them to sell more tickets than seats and there is nothing they could do but place me in the next available in flight ~4hrs"
Cons: "There was no free food."
Cons: "Be on time and if not, communicate and offer remedies. There was NONE."
Cons: "The Latam check in person charged me $30.00 USA,for my check in bag even though my reservation says 1 carry on and 1 check in. This is not right , you guys can check this information. Maybe I have to look for a different web site for service."
Pros: "On time, good crew"
Cons: "Plane was older than most"
Pros: "We did not crash"
Cons: "I was bumped from an earlier flight to a later flight with no notification"
Cons: "My luggage was delayed on the previous leg of trip, so I didn't have it on arrival in Cusco. Also, after booking I was unable to modify the reservation to add 1 checked bag, so I had to pay a large fee at the airport."
Pros: "It was on time and boarding was efficient. I’ve never been on a flight where they board window seats first, then middle, then aisle. I can see how that makes a lot of sense and makes the process better."
Cons: "I wasn’t sure why my small rolling luggage was being tagged and told to be left at the gate. Others had their rolling pieces brought onto the plane and there was enough room, so I was a little worried about if someone was going through it or if it would make it to the destination. It did show up."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "No transfer ability between domestic connections, even on same airline."
Pros: "Comfortable and friendly crew"
Cons: "Lower price."
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Business class seats too narrow on 767. Needs upgrade"
Pros: "The crew was extremely helpful with my insulin dilemma given the limited resources they had at hand."
Cons: "Food. And some entertainment on an international flight."
Pros: "Great crew and competent pilots! We arrived safe and on time - always a big plus"
Cons: "Seats, as in so many planes, were cramped and small for larger people."
Pros: "Low prices"
Cons: "Boarding process to chaotic and slow"
Pros: "Plane was nice and relatively comfortable, crew was nice, even though their English could use a brush-up."
Cons: "I asked for an aisle seat at check-in and I got the feeling the attendant in charge felt I was wasting her time. Unfortunately, it is an important deal for me to know what seat I'm in."
Pros: "everything was good"
Pros: "Muy amable la tripuñacion"
Cons: "El abordaje fue algo lento y desordenado."
Pros: "Servicio de entretenimiento"
Cons: "Un vuelo se demoro SIETE VECES mas tiempo, es una tortura estar encerrado siete horas perdiendo el tiempo en un avión PEOR si es que nos dicen que no se puede aterrizar por mal clima y otras aerolíneas si llegan al destino, la verdad ahora si prefiero viajar por LCPeru, Star, AVIANCA, Viva Air porque si no hay diferencia en el servicio pues pago algo menos, no vale la pena seguir trabajando con LATAM"
Cons: "A little food"
Pros: "Que sean transparentes y velen por los usuarios, tranquilamente pueden enviarnos en otro avión o enviarnos en otra aerolinea de otra empresa del grupo"
Cons: "La cancelación de mi vuelo"
Pros: "The individual who helped us rearrange flights in Lima was very helpful."
Cons: "The original flight was cancelled the morning of the flight. Caused issues with an added overnight stay and time to reschedule everything."
Pros: "The planes were modern and up to date. Good food and friendly service"
Cons: "I loved it all!"
Pros: "Left on time the next day."
Cons: "Flight was canceled after I had gone through security and was waiting to board. I received an e-mail from Kayak, but no notification from LATAM. No one was at the gate; waited a long time to speak with a representative. They booked me on the next morning flight from JFK, but sent me to a hotel in Long Island - 1 1/2 by bus that was jammed and overheated. Hotel was old, not kept up and food and service bad. Bus driver could not tell me for sure what time we were going to be picked up in the morning - maybe 6:30 AM? I was told. No one at the gate gave me this information either. I was ready at 6:15 AM and the bus was full. I waited for second bus. No breakfast at the hotel. Flight to Santiago was uneventful and crew during the flight were polite."
Cons: "Llegue a tiempo, justo 1hora y media antes de la salida, y aun ya hecho el checking online, no me dejaron subir al avion. Cuando fui al counter de latam, esos rateros, me cobraron 30us para ponerme en el siguiente vuelo, el cual muy bonito, se retraso 3 HORAS sin dar una razon! Y adivinen que? Pues no me devolveran nada, ni mucho menos mi tiempo. Latam es una porqueria...."
Pros: "We arrived safely, there was no major problems and the crew was great."
Cons: "They changed my flight without previous notice to an earlier one, it was for around 20 min earlier but still they should send you a notice. Now they charge you for everything you eat, before they gave you a little snack. Also, there's traffic on both airports so that's something unpleasant too."
Pros: "Flight was on time; crew professional."
Cons: "My luggage was lost and this was very distressing to be in a foreign country without my belongings. I was without clothing and personal items for more than 24 hours. I find this unacceptable."
Pros: "I like the fact that LATAM is part of the One World alliance"
Cons: "The check-in process was chaotic and they have lost my luggage even though it was a direct flight."
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "When I check in, they don't find my booking information. And let me to find out the solution. It's so terrible airline."
Cons: "Latam could not link with American Airlines. It was like I had two separate tickets even though they had a code share with AA. I couldn't get a boarding pass across airlines and my seat assignments were a real problem."
Pros: "Short flight, everything on time"
Cons: "As we had two lines for boarding and only one lady attending us, boarding was kind of messy"
Cons: "The flight did not land, it returned to Lima"
Cons: "Why offer so much flights to Cusco and then cancel it the night before? Almost give us a heart attack. Had to place an international call to their US office from Lima to find out what our next morning flight will be at 11pm!"
Pros: "People at checkin and crew members are super friends and helpful. There where even beverages and snacks included on that relatively short flight. At Dutch Airlines this would be extra, even then Dutch fares are higher. Kudos for Latam."
Cons: "It took very long taxiing before takeoff"
Pros: "Good service during flight."
Cons: "They changed the flight departure time for 3 hours early. The only way I found out was by checking that morning to ensure the flight was departing on time... When I asked the ticket agent why the change in time, her response was that the scheduled departure time is only estimated......!!"
Pros: "the take off and landing were good"
Cons: "Because we didn't know Spanish, we were confused as to which line we should board for the flight. After waiting for 15 minutes in the line, we were told we should have been on another line. there were alot of english-speaking persons on the plane and it would have been good to make announcements in english also."
Pros: "I eventually was let off the plane"
Cons: "No entertainment, food was saltine crackers, staff made us put down the blinds so we couldn't even look out the window. Will never fly this airline again"
Cons: "It was cancelled with little explanation from the airlines or airport. And with little help afterwards."
Cons: "Confort, sits to small"
Pros: "They have most of the boxes checked, but none of it matters if your knees are getting crushed, and then the person in front of you puts the seat back and nearly breaks them."
Cons: "The first leg of the flight, from DC to Lima, was fine. But from Lima to Cuzco, I was in agony. My knees were already tightly pressed to the seat in front of me when I sat down, and as soon as the man in front of me put his chair back, it folded my legs down and to the side in an exceptionally painful way. I got to sit like that for hours. The man next to me was also tall, so he got to experience the same kind of pain when the woman in front of him put her chair back. I am going to skip that leg on the way back and just fly out of Lima."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Airlines flying to Cusco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Cusco
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Cusco
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Cusco
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Cusco
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