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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 wonderful Queoma Hildalgo, guide for The Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu, Peru

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... read more

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

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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This has been one unforgettable experience, make sure you can walk for long periods of time as the whole city is big. Take your time to understand what part of the city you are in and the way this people used to live here. It will give you a better appreciation for what you are looking at. And bring a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We took early morning train from El Albergue, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley Train Station to Machu Picchu. We love this Expedition train, the journey took less than 2 hours from Sacred Valley to Aquas Caliente the base of Machu Picchu. Very nice comfortable recliner seat, Panoramic view on the ceiling and big windows. They also served us little snack and beverage.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was a great ride. The route starts from Cusco to Machu Picchu, but because of the rain season, the trip was divided into a bus and a train ride for safety reasons. The train was clean, spacious and with a window top as well. The view of the ride was fabulous and it runs along the river. There was... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We took the train to Machu Picchu from Urubamba and loved it. The train was clean, roomy and had large, clean windows that we were able to take great pics from (incredible views). The altitude is lower in Urubama than Cusco, and then even lower Machu Picchu (a drop from about 11,200 in Cusco to 8,000 in Machu Picchu). Prior... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our trip to Machu Pichu and Cusco was fabulous. We joined a group tour and flew into Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, we immediately left for Sacred Valley in a bus, enjoying the scenic drive. Overnight in Urubamba. The next day, we took the train to Machu Pichu, and toured the world-famous citadel. And then, we went back to Cusco... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We took the train to Agua Calientes so that we could visit Machu Picchu. We had done the same thing 10 years ago and thankfully, what a difference. The train is modern, nice seats with ample leg room and a free drink made by the staff on the train. The windows were large, enabling us to view the beautiful scenery.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I drove to Cusco from Puno. The streets in Cusco were quite narrow ,which made for some slight difficulty checking into hotel , no onsite parking. After resting from a long dangerous drive , I set out to put together trip down to M/P. After a short walk from the hotel I came upon many tour offers . The prices... More 

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