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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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Great train ride to and from Machu Picchu.

We had a large group of friends traveling together. We all took the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu. The train was very elegant and the service was great. The meals going and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a large group of friends traveling together. We all took the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu. The train was very elegant and the service was great. The meals going and returning were maybe not five stars but very good. On the way up we wandered the train and enjoyed the scenery. On the way back we spent... More 

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Until we started from Poroy Station, I couldn't understand why it would take 3.5 hours to do 90 km. to Machu Picchu. Once we started I understood, it was a typical local narrow gauge railway. The journey there was spectacular, through the Sacred Valley. The journey back was in the dark, but just as entertaining as the carriage team put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Loved the train!!! Big comfy seats, complimentary snack, and extended window views of scenery! I highly recommend to everyone!

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This super funky narrow gauge railway leaves the Sacred Valley to terminate at Aqua Callientes, the stopping off point for Machu Picchu. This delightful railway trip has spectacular views and includes beverages and a light meal. The seating is roomy and the windows huge, including skylight windows. En route you follow the river and its many views. Called the "eyebrow",... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We used Uncover Latin America (Shaheen Hays) for our trip to the Southern Peru Andes, and they put together a wonderful itinerary for us. Our trip was very good, thanks to them. We began in Arequippa, toured the Colca Canyon and saw the condors fly (thanks for insisting we get up at 4 a.m. to see them) and then on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After a flight from Lima to Cusco, we boarded a bus to the Sacred Valley and traveled the surrounding area. Stunning views and great hiking. My wife and I then boarded the Machu Picchu railway and traveled to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is everything you have heard about, magical, mysterious, wonderful, stunning views, unbelievable and very interesting history. We also... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really I never though I would travel in such a good train, on time, with a butler waiting us, every wagon with glass ceiling, panoramic view makes the trip unforgettable, Los Andes mountains are a majestic to visit, comfortable sitting you can see part of incas way. We stop in Aguas Calientes village, from there a bus took us to... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Queomo Hildalgo, our guide, and his driver, gave us such a happy and interesting time in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and in Machu Picchu. His English was perfect and his knowledge of Peru really brought the Incas to life. He and Manuel were kindness themselves and we couldn't fault the service they gave us - showing us the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Train was comfortable and views were fantastic. Colourful dancer on return, still trying to find out what he represented. Maybe someone will know. Food was average, but OK. Things sold on train were a little expensive, but that is the way usually!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We recently did the four day, three night tour with Cusco Travel. It was a very enjoyable tour and we were extremely well looked after by Cusco Travel. Everything went to plan and the timeliness of the transfers and pickups for all tours was very well organised. The hotel included in the tour was the Hotel Ruinas, a very charming... More 

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