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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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Address: Peru
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This three-hour rail journey between Cusco and Machu Picchu takes...

This three-hour rail journey between Cusco and Machu Picchu takes passengers through spectacular mountain scenery, dramatic canyons and along the beautiful Urubamba River with stops in the picturesque village of Poroy and other colorful small towns in the foothills of the Andes.

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What a fabulous way to travel

A very luxurious mode of transport. Easy chairs in the carriage section. Set for four or two with table clothes. Very comfortable with plenty of leg space. The bar area was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very luxurious mode of transport. Easy chairs in the carriage section. Set for four or two with table clothes. Very comfortable with plenty of leg space. The bar area was spacious with "nibbles" dishes always filled up. The observation car was special. An open back provided fresh air and un interrupted views. I imagine this was the way the... More 

Thank Dotmac2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience for both trips to Machu Picchu. Great thanks to Sandra A, her team members, Victor C and Ronald. I really enjoy the dance and the fashion show on the way back from Machu Picchu. It made the trip enjoyable. Well done.

Thank BC L
The Villages, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved traveling to Machu Picchu and the town of Aquas Calientes by the Machu Picchu Railway. It was slow, rickety, and crowded, but I loved it. It just seemed to be in keeping with one of the most memorable experiences of my life. There is very little room for luggage and baggage needs to be restricted to over nighters... More 

Thank LindaERyan
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The trip was both very interesting and relaxing. Great service and the views were amazing both directions as we had a close up view of the terrain, river, and vegetation.

Thank jaine2115
Coventry, Rhode Island
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was definitely a fantastic way to get to Machu Picchu with our two children. The train ride had local Peruvian dancers, a fantastic lunch, and there was a glass roof so you could see the majestic surroundings! I would definitely recommend this for a wonderful experience!

Thank Lisa212015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Service int the Train is amazingly friendly and the scenary during the ride is the perfect preperation for Machu Pichu

Thank Dustin K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit Machu Picchu on a time saving manner. So we thought to take the train Cusco - Aguas Calientes. We booked a bus+train journey with PERURAIL, (because at this time of the year there us no direct train). It cost us 170USD p.pers for a return ticket Cusco-Aguas Calientes. Thats a lot!!! The 2h bus trip was... More 

Thank Sereina D
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Vistadome train to Machu Picchu is a very nice train however is very expensive. About 74 usd per person ONE WAY only! Tre train station from Ollantaytambo is very organized and only passengers with tkts can get in. On the VistaDome train there is a quick service on board with snacks and drinks included and the service staff very very... More 

Thank thaisfuncia
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Nice and comfortable seats with breathtaking views of the river and mountains. The snacks were great too. I'd recommend getting the caramelized almond tea.

Thank Jen F
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Incredible ride through the sacred valley. The service was excellent. Great way to enter below Machu Pichu.

Thank Joaquin P

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