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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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$387*
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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour by Train
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$625*
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Private Tour: Machu Picchu Day Trip

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Wonderful , expensive but wonderful

It's on our list as it is on everyone's and it is really great. I have now done 50 countries and 100's of amazing sites and Machu Picchu is right up there. It is not cheap, all in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's on our list as it is on everyone's and it is really great. I have now done 50 countries and 100's of amazing sites and Machu Picchu is right up there. It is not cheap, all in our dat was USD300 each, a lot of which went on the railway and the bus up to Machu Picchu itself which... More 

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Thank Andy H
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best scenic train journey I have undertaken in my life. We boarded the train at Sacred Valley. The station was crowded and had push through many people to get to our carriage. The seats are comfortable and spacious. The train is clean and toilets are clean too. This train has a glass roof to enjoy... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this railway trip from Poroy Station (just outside Cusco) to Aguas Calientes (the entry point for Machu Picchu). We also travelled by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Travelling to Aguas Calientes, the views are particularly good from the left side of the carriage. PeruRail run the train service and tickets can be easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beats trekking to Machu Picchu, lovely train to Aquas Caliente with entertainment and snacks along the way. Meandering train through lovely scenery, well worth it.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Our group took the train from Cusco to Machu Pichu. It was a long trip but they served snacks and the seats were ok. There is not that much room for luggage so pack light and enjoy the the sights. The window seats are obviously better.

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Ottawa, Canada
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458 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Train starts at Poroy 45 minutes from downtown Cusco. Lovely station. Clean washrooms. Food available. Train meanders along. At one point it goes back and forth to descend to the river valley. A short stop at Ollantaytambo. Then through the mountain valleys. Free beverage and snack service during the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There are several ways to get to Macchu Picchu and unless you intend to make the inca trail, this is the way to go. There are several options but we took the Expedition train for a round trip from Ollantaytambo station to Macchu Picchu town and highly recommend it. The train was clean and comfortable, beautiful sights and a better... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I took Vistadome with my wife between Cusco and Machu Pichu. The name of the station in Cusco was Poroy, and it took 25 minutes from the center of Cusco to Poroy station because of the traffic jam and slow truck ahead of our taxi. For outbound train, we were sitting facing with other family with their daughter of 2... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We got on the train in Ollantaytambo and it took us about an hour to get to Machu Picchu. The seats are similar to that of a bus so quite comfortable with a small table in front of you, we were give food and a drink which was ok. The train follows the river all the way so the scenery... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A wonderful experience . Travelled1st class to Aquess Callantes from Poroy Station nr Cusco to Macchu Picchu. Travelled through the Andes Mountains . Went 1st class and had 5 course lunch and dinner on board . A must when going to Macchu .

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