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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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The train tickets are a pretty big expense for a family of four. The train ride is comfortable and scenic. Just know that there wasn't room for a lot of luggage on the train... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

The train tickets are a pretty big expense for a family of four. The train ride is comfortable and scenic. Just know that there wasn't room for a lot of luggage on the train. We left most of our bags at our hotel in Urubamba while we went to Machu Pichu for a day. Also, the prices for Peru Rail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Very clean train ! Nice sitting with Class on top so you can enjoy the View !! Was nice but long way ..to Machu Picchu .. But on the way back they have Fashion Show and some Dances !! Cos " you can't see anything outside at night !! Better book early train back to Cusco .its very cold at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were two families 4 adults and 4 kids under 10. Visited Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Has a great time hiking wyanapicchu. Fell in love with Cusco.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There are two way to get to Machu Picchu, hike in over 4 days or take the train. We had too many things we wanted to see in the Inca valley so we took the train and opted for the mid level of service, the Vistadome level of service. The cars have large windows including in the ceiling so you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Took the train back from Machu Picchu after sunset. As it was dark there was nothing to see and all we got for the very expensive ticket was a drink and a snack.

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Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A beautiful scenery along the way to Aquas Calientes and Machu Picchu. Nice chairs and good service. Only downside was the talk about buying Souvenir's.

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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Several stops and ways to book. Returned from MP via railway. Interesting sights...be sure to try the native fares, often delivered via rolling down the coach windows.

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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

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