I have been wanting to come to Peru most of my life and for my 50th it happened.
We went from Puno to Cusco on the train and as teh train pulled out and started to go round the lake this is when my adventure came alive and I got a bit emotional!
The train cannot be faulted - it is beautiful - all mahogany and brass (that includes the fab toilet!). we had a table for 2 which was perfect - romantic.
We were recommended by our guide to get to the back of the observation car ready for when the train left the first stop - excellent advice. You go through a market on the tracks for almost 15 mins! It is great seeing everyone putting their stalls back now the train has passed!
the scenery never stops amazing - from the lake views, to the high plateau and then coming down the valley getting more lush as you near Cusco.
there is entertainment in the bar carriage if you want it but for us the scenery was all we wanted.
The food and drink are fantastic - michellin quality. The service could not be faulted.
By the end of the journey you are full from all the constant food being brought and a bit squiffy from the drink -perfect!
DO NOT TRAVEL BETWEEN THESE CITIES ANY OTHER WAY!
I would recommend this to anyone and it ranks up there with Machu Picchu. It brought tears to my eyes several times because it was so perfect. I can't speak too highly of it.
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