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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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Description: 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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Taking the Hiram Bingham Express to Aguas Calientes to prepare for your journey up to Macchu Picchu is an amazing part of the journey. A great experience with memories that will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Taking the Hiram Bingham Express to Aguas Calientes to prepare for your journey up to Macchu Picchu is an amazing part of the journey. A great experience with memories that will last a lifetime!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This slow-moving train, though outdated, snakes through the valleys between Urubamba and Aguascalientes offering fantastic views. It is also the only means of getting to Machu Picchu aside from hiring a private chopper or walking the Inca Trail.

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East Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We're supposed to be on this train to Machu Picchu but due to flights being cancelled we missed it. Contacted Peru rail right away and have a 24 hour cancellation policy. How was I supposed to know my flight was being cancelled 24 hours in advance???? Now there saying they will refund the return trip minus 10%. I didn't take... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I and 18 other brave soles hiked the Lares Trail (4 day trek) up to the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu. Next day after another visit to the ruins, we boarded the Cusco/MP train to takes us back to the Sacred Valley. A nice older train with lots of original wood details and large comfy leather seats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The peru rail is so neat and clean and very professional. The ride is so smooth even though riding in the mountain region. Its a must if you're visiting Machu Picchu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Its a great experience able to travel with peru rail to go to machu piccu(aguas calientas). Its the only transportation mode to link machu piccu with modern civilization. A great experience indeed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Thanks to fiorella and jonathon for their service on the return leg from Agua Calientes to Ollantytambo. Most pleasant attendants who went above the call of duty to entertain us with a fashion show of various alpaca wear, and a rainbow coloured 'carnival' outfit which sadly wasn't for sale :( It certainly brightened up the journey from the rain outside!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Machu Picchu Railway will give you a spectacular views as you travel to Machu Picchu. You will travel thru some amazing places as you border the Amazon Rain Forrest. Have your camera ready! You will not be disappointed. Buy your tickets in advance & keep your receipts with you. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Of the two times I went to Machu Picchu, I really preferred the time we took a taxi from Cusco to Ollyentaytambo then took the train. We got stuck for 3 hours the time we took the train all the way round trip. Mud slides will shut down parts of the tracks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Took the train back from Machu Pichuu after doing the Inca Trail getting there. It is a narrow gauge track so the train is not fast but a pleasant was to see the valley

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