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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

Peru
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Ranked #14 of 43 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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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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slc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This train ride was three hour long ride. They servicd dinner and had a fashion show, where you can buy Alpaca items, prices seemed a bit higher but good quality. The ride was smooth and pleasurable. They explained overhead they have 84 eco systems in this area and it was very interesting seeing the different terrain. A must do...

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great trip! Mountains with vertical rock bedding planes, and clouds at the top. Many Inca ruins, and interesting farmsteads. Beautiful rushing river, and orchids hanging from the eucalyptus trees. Even had entertainment on the way back, with costumed dancers.

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Brush, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of Fun. A Must for Travelers heading to Machu Picchu. Very comfortable, lots of beautiful scenery, and very attentive and friendly wait staff. This is the way to go from Cusco to Machu Picchu. A memorable trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While the prices may be a bit high, it is the most enjoyable and comfortable way to travel to Machu Picchu. You have the opportunity to converse with other tourists, have a decent meal and a nice drink, and receive very hospitable and friendly service.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We returned recently from an incredible experience in Peru. Our trip was arranged by Riva at South American Luxury Expeditions and managed by her team in the local markets...an incredible experience...first, we were met in Cuzco by Allison who was charming and knowledge...knowing she was our contact while local was comforting...our accommodations in Cuzco, the JW Marriott, was over the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We took this train on our way to Machu Picchu. It was a wonderful ride with linens and elegance. We also enjoyed a delightful dinner and the the presentation was quite marvelous. The ride was very expensive but we decided that it would be a once on a lifetime ride on the Orient a Express.

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Fairfax, Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

No, seriously, i think the train really is the only way to go, but what a way. We tried to book the expedition train but it was sold out, so we got the vistadome and couldn't be happier, what an awesome way to go. It was comfortable, with breakfast service, and awesome views through the dome windows of the incredible... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The train journey on Perurail is a great start to the trip to Machu Picchu with top quality service reminiscent of Orient Express detail. There is even some interesting entertainment on your return journey. Get a ticket that includes rail, bus to the site and entrance to the site or you could have lots of queues. It's quite expensive if... More

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