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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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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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Peruvian Railroad to Machu Pichu

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to Machu Picchu and back. We were created by excellent staff and enjoyed the scenario and experience on the train. Specially Edgar Samuel was super helpful because we almost lost the train and he helped us quickly to get on and with our luggage and all with a great smile... he was very kind. The train is beautiful,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful ride on the train to Aguas Calientes. The gateway to Machu Piccu. There are incredible views. They also serve you a drink and a snack. On the way back there is a fashion show with high end sweaters you can purchase.

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The part of the Sacred Valley that this train travels through is so scenic, it's worth the trip even if you're not going to Machu Picchu. They served better food on the train than we had in some of the restaurants, and provided an alpaca fashion show on the way back!

Thank cfpatty
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 11 February 2017

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 

Thank krrgolf
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 

Thank malnit56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

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

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