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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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Address: Peru
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+51 84 581414

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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Great way to travel!!

Rosario Ustua, Brandom Rojas, Luis Flores, and Roberto Pozada did a fantastic job and the entire ride there was amazing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rosario Ustua, Brandom Rojas, Luis Flores, and Roberto Pozada did a fantastic job and the entire ride there was amazing!

Thank Katie C
Warlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the train from Ollytaytambo to Machu Picchu as part of any organised tour. The train was comfortable although we had an upgraded carriage (I think). A snack and drink were provided in both directions and we were treated to a fashion show on the return leg. A far cry from what you see on UK trains! Scenery is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the Inca Rail and Peru Rail both go from Ollantaytambo to Machu Pichu and return. Both the rail services are good. We went on the Inca Rail, and the train was on time, very clean, there was no real rush to get in and get settled and you also get a drink and a biscuit on board ! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trekking company -Wayki Trek- did the train ticket booking as part of our 2 day Inca Trail trek package. They know the best combination of trains! We (my husband and I with our two twenty something sons) took the 6:30am Vistadome from Poroy station to 104km marker to begin our 2 day Inca trail hike with Wayki Trek. The... More 

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Belem, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

On time and with an excellent service, we travel from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. The comfort at the train is very good and the information during the tour was excellent

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

An vintage train experience with very modern service. A wonderfully traditional train car with modern amenities. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was good. And, most importantly, the train left and arrived on time.

Thank Kwixotick
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took the 1-1/2 hour ride from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and thoroughly enjoyed the trip through the valley along the Urrubamba river with dramatic mountains rising along both sides. The experience was topped off with excellent service from Bernardo, Shannen and Maribel Cervan who couldn't have been friendlier.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Long ride but the views are amazing. Good service that includes treats and something to drink. At the end of each trip they sell souvenirs.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Not content with charging exorbitant prices to Machu Picchu, PeruRail fails to live up to its cancellation promises. Having paid by credit card for two one-way tickets from Macchu Picchu to Cusco on 9 October 2016, we were unable to book the early morning fare we wanted on Inca Rail, so we returned to the PeruRail offices in Cusco to... More 

1 Thank LHWsa
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

If your legs can't walk the Inca trek, then this is the only way to go. Vistadome offers conservatory almost 360-degree views with the wait staff being both impeccable and very friendly. The return journey is something else with non-stop surprise entertainment by the multi-talented and multi-tasking staff. Models extraordinaire of various alpaca garments, superior acting and sales capabilities made... More 

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