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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

Peru
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Ranked #11 of 40 attractions in Sacred Valley
Type: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: This three-hour rail journey between Cusco and Machu Picchu takes passengers through spectacular mountain scenery, dramatic canyons and along the... more » 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. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Machu Picchu is simply breathtaking and a must see by all. Cusco city and Sacred Valley is a beautiful place with beautiful people. We flew from Miami to Lima then connected to a Cusco. It was a wonderful and memorable trip. The accommodation was great and most of all excellent job by our tour guide Juan, his assistant Edson and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and I decided on a Fri to go to Machu Picchu the next day. It was a last minute trip and decided to use Latin America for Less to provide us an itinerary. I guess each country has its own department because eventually it became Peru for Less. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this experience, they... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We contact with Milla Turismo in Cusco, and they organize all trip, They pick us up from the hotel to the buss station and from the buss to the train(we travel end of March so the train was not available in Cusco because of the rainy season). From the train station a guide walk us to another buss which we... More

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Moorhead MN
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The staff and everything about "riding the rail" was beyond my expectations! We were all excited to visit Machu Picchu but the train ride was an unexpected bonus. Thank you to the complete crew and owners who truly know how to invite others to visit Peru by their gracious hospitality, the amazing scenery, and delicious food. Now we know why... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Cusco has so much to offer but it is often overlooked in the rush to get to Machu Pichhu so try to have two days there. We stayed overnight in the hotel on the platform in Ollantaytambo, another town with an impressive Inca fortress, where the food, rooms and garden were first class before taking the train to Aqua Calientes.... More

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Sandy, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The train ride was so great. The seats were comfortable and spacious. The service was excellent. The food on the 3 hour ride was much better than the food on the one hour ride. We had entertainment from the staff, dressing up like a demon. The scenery was magnificent and well worth the journey.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Vistadome/Perurail into Aqua Calientes/Machu Picchu was a true experience. It was first class, the scenery amazing, food service like no other, complete with tablecloths, etc. On the trip back to the Sacred Valley, there was a fashion show featuring the products from Peru modeled by the passengers! Great Fun! Machu Picchu is a thrilling experience. Very high altitude but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Of course, it is "S.L.O.W." - when you look at the size of the mountains and rock faces that surround you, it is amazing that a train can do the trip at all. Machu Picchu is such an amazing place that we were so pleased that a train can manage the trip. Not the best train itself and the train... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great Historic Area. I enjoyed all sorts throughout the days. climbing, seeing, playing with Al pacca, everything what not.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is one of the best travel I made in my life. From Cusco to Ollantaytambo we traveling in car, then in Train to Aguas Calientes. The tour guide was excellent and knows all details about the areas we went. The service on the train was very good. I highly recommend to take this tour and explore this unique place... More

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