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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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Easy was to Machu Picchu

We rode the Vistadome via Ollanta Station to Machu Picchu and back. It was an easy, but not cheap ride, comfortable, with some good viewing along the way. I thought the fashion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We rode the Vistadome via Ollanta Station to Machu Picchu and back. It was an easy, but not cheap ride, comfortable, with some good viewing along the way. I thought the fashion show on the way back was entertaining.

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ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While acclimatizing ourselves in Cusco for 24 hours, our group of 13 toured the city by foot and local city bus. As there were many festivities occurring in Cusco at the time of our travel, we were most definitely immersed in the culture. Some of us toured the cocoa museum and enjoyed the process of chocolate making and tasting the... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We chose the middle category for THE train. They served food and drinks on THE way. THE trip itself it is an experience and it is wonderful. THE views are breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We took this train to Mach Picchu and it was delightful. The mountain and river scenery were spectacular. Staff was friendly and served snacks both on the way up and back. Recommend taking the Vistadome Train - well worth the extra expense.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We took Peru Rail to and from MP and Ollantaytambo --- the regular train @ 5am to MP and the VistaDome back @ 4pm. We booked it through the internet, about 5 months ahead. The trip took ~1-1/2 hours. To MP, our train had the overhead skylight windows but since it was mostly dark they were not necessary. The seats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Easy train ride to Machu Picchu, why would you hike it. The staff was great, seats assigned and comfortable. The scenery was breath taking and they served great, cold beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Unless you want to take the 2 or 4-day hiking trek to the town at the base of the mountains, the railway is the ONLY way to go. Worth the price and very scenic.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Extremely bad experience in booking trip to Machu Picchu thru Viator. Went with the Vista Dome selection with is about $100 more in price vs the reg train car. Total cost was ove $00 per person. Booked with Viator many, many months in advance, paying and having to provide names and passport #s. Yet Viator was totally inept in getting... More 

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Caxias do Sul - RS - Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I wrote the only way, but there is another way to get to Machu Picchu, as a matter of fact to Aguas Calientes, and that is the Inca Trail through the mountais. But the train is something special. There are two trains to get there: The Backpacker, that is as adventure itself that almost all the tourists takes, and the... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our family of four enjoyed the short train ride from the Sacred Valley to Aguas Clients /Machu Picchu town and back. The river and the mountain scenery were outstanding. Even my kids liked the snacks they served on board. The selling of books and alpaca/vicuna clothing was a distraction from the natural beauty outside. Everyone has a good view in... More 

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Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley

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