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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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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Belem, PA
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Belem, PA
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Great views thanks to the scenery and skylight windows. Pretty comfortable and clean (including the toilets), though there is a lack of legroom, especially when you are sat across from a 6-foot plus passenger! You get a drink of your choice plus a small snack (served in the most inefficient way possible, which is quite funny to watch!)

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Heers, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is the only way you can get into and out from Aguas Calientes either from Cusco or Olly. It is quite an experience. Our tickets were booked by our travel agent. the Aguas Calientes station can be a bit crowdy as several trains arrive / depart at the same time but staff is very riendly and helpful You have... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The trip from Olly to Machu Pichhu is about to hours and has great scenery. The additional 90 minutes or so to Cusco is not as scenic and you won't have to endure the Vista Dome 'fashion show' and 'entertainment. Getting a car to and from Olly is a better way. Several good services on these posts, we used Taxidatum... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is the ONLY way to travel to and from Cusco and Mach Picchu! Very luxurious train with wonderful, white table cloth dining, a bar car and mahogany throughout - even the toilet seats! The trip takes about 2 hours each way but with the scenery, food and drinks, it seemed much faster. You could also combine the train trip... More 

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