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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

Peru
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Ranked #12 of 42 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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Puerto Montt, Chile
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We were booked through Peru Tourism and we can highly recommend Angelica Vasquez as your agent - every detail was organized to perfection and we had such a great time. What a once in a lifetime experience!!!!!

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I gave a review on Cusco and Machu Picchu before, but not on the train. Sadly, I have read a lot of foreigners complaining about the poor service offered by the companies operating there. On behalf of proud Peruvians who actually care about tourism promotion, I apologize for any inconvenience you may have had. I totally understand you expect the... More

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

“We had an amazing experience in Peru, it is so beautiful and we met so many lovely people there In the tour agency "Southern Peru Explorers" located in the "Wild Rover Hostel", Joel who was very honest and kind to help me and my brother to find the best tour to Machu Pìcchu , Inca Jungle, for us and made... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went to Macho Picchu to see the ruins, staying two nights. It turned out we were suddenly severely limited in the amount if luggage we could bring. If our tour guide had not had an apartment in Cusco where we could safely leave our luggage, I don't know what we would have done. And then it was not uniformly enforced.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Second train ride in Peru,the first the Andean explorer now this,had great expectations which were met in full. Comfortable seating with good wide windows that allowed some decent photographs as we journeyed towards machu Pichu. Passed some fine ruins and a few trekkers on the way,so if you are undecided may I suggest that if not a fit young thing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A beautiful ride of moutain views, and rivers. Breakfast being served on board with excellent service

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Amazing scenery along the Urubamba river, you can expect to see waterfalls and snow-capped mountains along the way. Good service from the rail team. Leaves promptly. Early and advanced ticket purchase is highly advised.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I found Percy from a good review on this site and was not disappointed in our two days with him. He was punctual, knowledgable and pleasant to be with. He suggested an itinerary as I was in the planning stages and made excellent suggestions for local restaurants. In order to get our Machupicchu tickets for us I (nervously!) wired him... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Our trip on PeruRail to Machu Picchu left from Ollantaytambo early morning for a very picturesque ride along the Urubamba River on one side and beautiful snow-capped mountains on the other. (Our Gate 1 guide informed us the train starting in Cusco must board much earlier in the morning). I’m guessing advanced tickets are required as all seats on the... More

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took train to Machu Picchu which travels through wonderful scenery. Machu Picchu is about 1000 feet lower. Train service is very good. You need to reserve since availability maybe limited during high season. The train starts at Ollantaytambo and ends in Machu Picchu. It takes about 1.5 hours. First class one way is $150 and executive class is $70... More

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