Many years ago, all visitors to Peru had a common problem when it came to wanting to travel from Cusco to Iquitos, and that is that there was no direct flight connection that would make this trip more pleasant because you had to take a flight from Cusco to Lima and after that another flight Cusco to Iquitos; However, nowadays the connection within the cities of Peru is much better and there are already clear options for direct flights from Cusco to Iquitos. Do you want to know everything about this section that will make your experience in Peru not end? Keep reading.

But let’s start at the beginning … is it worth going to the Peruvian jungle? Yes of course!

Knowing the Peruvian jungle is one of the best experiences you can have in your life. Enjoy a natural environment, full of exotic animals and delicious food, know cultures and above all, live the experience of crossing the largest river in the world, the famous Amazon River, will be some of the things that you will have at the top of your list of things you have done in your life.

How long does a flight take between Cusco and Iquitos?

Flights within Peru are generally very short since the country itself is not as big as others on the continent. For this reason, a direct flight from Cusco to Iquitos will not only save money and you can spend it on something else you want while being in the Peruvian jungle, if not it will also save you TIME … time that you will need once. that you arrive in Iquitos, you will never want to leave.

The average time of a flight from Cusco to Iquitos is 2 hours, so if you have an itinerary in mind, these types of flights will make your life easier.

Also, on Thursday afternoons, the price to fly from Cusco to Iquitos will be cheaper, whereas on a Monday, it will likely be more expensive. On occasion, your flight back to Cusco needs to be on a Saturday so you should fly on a Friday instead for better deals. What airports did you fly from Cuzco to Iquitos in? When you fly to Iquitos, you’ll depart from Cuzco International Airport Alejandro Velasco Astete and you’ll land in Iquitos C.F. Secada.

Direct flight from Cusco to Iquitos

We have good news for travelers from across the globe. Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire and one of the best cities in Perú and Iquitos, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, are now closer than ever before.

With new direct flights from Cusco to Iquitos, operated by LATAM Airlines, visiting Peru’s two most surprising destinations is now a lot easier. Travelers can now go from Cusco to Iquitos in approximately two hours, without layovers.

In Cusco, you’ll discover the ruins of the Inca Empire and the awe-inspiring Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu; and from Iquitos, you’ll make your way into the immense Amazon rainforest. Two destinations to connect with mysticism and the nature that this beautiful South American country offers you.

LATAM’s Cusco-Iquitos direct flights only operate from July and September every year.                                            

  • Cusco to Iquitos. Departures on Mondays and Fridays at 8.10AM, arrival in Iquitos at 10.20AM.


  • Iquitos to Cusco. Departures on Mondays and Fridays at 11.11AM, arrival in Cusco at 1.04AM.

The youtubers DOUG and NIKI made a video report of what their direct flight was like on the Cusco – Iquitos route.

*Timings, schedules and frequencies are subject to change, please double check with  LATAM Airlines. 


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Remember to check if your ticket allows you to change the date or destination of your trip without fines or fare differences, as well as the date within which you can make the change. If the flight is canceled or rescheduled due to or due to the Covid-19 pandemic, or for other security reasons or force majeure, you can reschedule your trip, request a refund of the value of the ticket or contract other LATAM services.


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