The average price of a 7-day trip to Cusco is $1,478 for a solo traveler, $2,654 for a couple, and $4,976 for a family of 4. Cusco hotels range from $17 to $349 per night with an average of $52, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $240 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) are between $1,085 and $1,653 per person for economy flights and $3,405 to $5,187 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $26 to $70 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Cusco, PE

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CUZ and stay in a Cusco hotel:

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • August 13th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Cusco is usually early November.

 

Average Cusco Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cusco for a week is $904-$2,196($129-$314 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $70 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $578 to $1,322 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $64 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $24 to $30 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cusco for a week is $2,678-$4,670($383-$667 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $140 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,156 to $2,644 for economy

Lodging: $31 to $64 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $24 to $30 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cusco for a week is $3,268-$8,016($467-$1,145 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $280 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,312 to $5,288 for economy

Lodging: $62 to $128 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $38 to $45 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cusco

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cusco? The cheapest trip to Cusco is about $109 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 38% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $14.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Cusco for a week is $760-$1,885($109-$269 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $29 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $578 to $1,322 for economy

Lodging: $14 to $17 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cusco for a week is $1,436-$3,410($205-$487 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $58 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,156 to $2,644 for economy

Lodging: $14 to $17 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cusco for a week is $2,872-$6,640($410-$949 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,312 to $5,288 for economy

Lodging: $28 to $34 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $90 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Cusco cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cusco Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Cusco.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cusco for a week is $2,991-$6,854($427-$979 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $133 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,682 to $3,331 for first class

Lodging: $161 to $349 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $240 to $432 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cusco for a week is $5,016-$11,116($717-$1,588 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $266 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,364 to $6,662 for first class

Lodging: $161 to $349 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $240 to $432 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cusco for a week is $10,032-$21,236($1,433-$3,034 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $532 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,728 to $13,324 for first class

Lodging: $322 to $698 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $384 to $691 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cusco Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Cusco is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Cusco due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Cusco Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Cusco hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Cusco.

 

Flight Costs to Cusco

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,653 average in late December to a low of $1,085 in early November. Median flight price is $1,088. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cusco our data includes 120 originating airports, and 70 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cusco from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $7,803 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Jorge Chavez International (LIM) in Lima (Peru) at an average of just $71.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Cusco, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $568, so you can easily save about 52% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Cusco can easily cost $220 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $432 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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