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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway
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Owner description: 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.
South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“macchu pichu”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Hi i am planing a trip in feb to peru and have just read an artical on here that says macchu pichu is closed in feb, anybody know anything about this, i have tried the internet but cant find anything aboutv it being closed

Visited December 2013
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Regencos, Spain
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“Interesting, beatiful and hard railway trip”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

When I made the trip, about 20 years ago, the train started from Cuzco and after multiple maneuvers reached a high altitude that caused discomfort to some people due to altitude sickness. The trip was spectacular in particular the train maneuvers: forward back to gain altitude.

Visited December 2012
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Welland, Canada
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“Poroy/Cusco to Macchu Picchu Train Ride”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

The train travels through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery I have encountered. Food and beverages are pretty good and are included on the train. However ensure yourself that you have seats WITH your family or friends as my daughter and I ended up sitting apart for the 3 hour trip - not fun sitting with strangers who don't even speak English and no one would switch seats to allow us to sit together. We were extremely disappointed in that however that was the fault of our travel agent. The trip is 3 hours each way but our return trip from Macchu Picchu took much longer (about an hour more) as there were about 5 unscheduled stops (to allow other trains to go by - they said) and the train personnel set up a little skit and then try to sell all kinds of alpaca clothing to you (which I didn't care for) - seemed a little cheesy to me.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Liz P
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“You get what you pay for.”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Probably most travellers taking the train to Machu Picchu start from Cusco, as I did. No train now goes all the way from Cusco because of the steep gradient out of Cusco, but some start at Poroy, about 7 miles away. Think carefully about where your train will start from and how you will get there. Most start from Ollantaytambo, which is not the easiest place to get to. Connections from Cusco are by small buses operating to no fixed timetable, and there is not much in the way of overnight accommodation at Ollantaytambo. Even if your train supposedly starts from Poroy, check that the landslip has been cleared. In late June this year Poroy was unusable and my train had to start from the Sacred Valley.

'My train' was the Hiram Bingham, and at first sight it looks outrageously expensive. However they laid on a coach connection form Cusco Wanchaq station to the Sacred Valley, at a reasonable time of the morning (unlike some of the other trains). That, plus the inclusion of an entrance ticket to MP itself thus saving a separate booking to be co-ordinated with all the others, was enough to get me to part with the cost of the HB. The sales literature emphasises flunkeyish meal service on the HB, but I can take that or leave it. Sheer practicality may settle the matter in your mind, and the HB booking also includes an expert-led tour of MP.

Weigh all this up before deciding, I'd say. Remember to carry your passport.

Visited June 2013
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“Perurail to Machu Picchu”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

What an exciting venture to take a train trip for a three and one-half through the Andes mountain passes. I was in a wonderland of sites and sounds. All of my senses were aroused in the anticipation of reaching Machu Picchu. Food was served with beverages by attractive Perurail hostesses which helped shorten the long journey.Finally arriving in Machu Picchu _amazing!!!
Thank you Tripadvisor for all of the information available on your website.

Visited September 2013
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