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“one way trip” 4 of 5 stars
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Perurail
Estacion Wanchaq, Av. Pachacuteq S/N, Wanchaq, Cusco, Cusco 5184, Peru
+51 84 581400
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Ranked #15 of 89 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Owner description: Enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape of Peru on board of a luxury and magical way to travel between Cusco and the Lake Titicaca. Travelling in the Andean Explorer is a unique experience, a route between mountains, clouds, snow-capped mountains and puna finishing in the majestic Lake Titicaca. Its coaches involve you in an environment extremely decorated with the elegant style of Pullman trains of the decade of 1920. Its tourist shows, the 5-fork lunch, dining cars, observatory-bar car outdoors, among other attractions.
Currumbin, Australia
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“one way trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Great budget alternative to see Macchu Picchu.
Would suggest one way on the Andean Explorer and one way on the Vistadome.

Visited December 2012
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Perurail, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Mr. nathan717,
Thank you very much for your time to share your feedback with our community and for your useful recommendations for future passengers. We are glad you had a great experience aboard the Andean Explorer train and that you like our service. We offer different types of services and schedule alternatives depending on our passengers needs and travel expectations. Once again, thank you for your preference travelling with PeruRail and we hope to have you back soon.

Sincerely,
The Andean Explorer Team
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“Traveling from Puno to Cusco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

It was an excellent experience travelling aboard of the Andean Explorer from Puno to Cusco. The landscape were perfect and the crew makes you feel confortable all the trip.

Visited December 2012
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“Good views but slow!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

i took both the vista dome and expedition trains for our trip to and from Machu Picchu. A few suggestions
- I would not recommend the vista dome over expedition. The tickets are more expensive for little incremental value (bigger windows and slightly better snacks).
- on your way back from Machu Picchu to cusco get off at ollantayambo and take a taxi from there. You will save quite a bit of time (about 30 to 40 min)
- make sure you check luggage restrictions. Only one piece of hand luggage is allowed (was 5 kg each for us). We were able to squeeze in two mid size suit cases in addition to carry on....but I think we got lucky as the rest of the passengers did not have too much luggage with them.

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PeruRail, Community Manager at Perurail, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Mr. Diego_the_explorer,

Thank you very much for your recommendations and for taking your time to share them with the Trip Advisor community. We really appreciate it because we are constantly working to provide our passengers with the best possible service and your opinion is VERY IMPORTANT TO US. We are glad you had a great experience aboard our train and we want to thank for your preference. We hope we can have you back again for another great adventure with us.

Best regards,
The PeruRail Team
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Maclean, Australia
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“Cuzco to Puno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Andean Explorer to Puno from Cusco was great first class trip and worth the extra money. Only one problem that Peur Rail has is catering for English speaking people and giving better explanation of what is included on the price of the trip and what is extra. We nearly had a mutiny when we arrived at Puno when there EFTPOS machine did not work. They want cash for any extra purcases onboard the train. Taking this away, it was an outstading experience.

Visited January 2013
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Darwin
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“Unforgettable - for the best reasons!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Cusco railway station lounge welcomed us with comfortable lounge chairs and a most enjoyable 4 member pipe band wearing traditional clothing. It was a shame to leave it but the train itself was even better - in the fine style of Pullman 1920 trains - comfortable lounge chairs, tables with white damask tablecloths, each with a beautiful red rosebud which opened throughout the day. The rear open air observation car and bar was perfect for viewing the spectacular scenery as well as the entertainment by the same pipe band. The staff were very professional and versatile, providing a fashion parade of local clothing and dancing in local costumes. The food was superb and beautifully served. Even the toilets were spacious and elegant with beautiful wood paneling and a vase of red roses. A fabulous experience that I'd love to repeat.

Visited October 2012
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Perurail, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Mrs. Heather B,

It is a pleasure for us to receive your comments because they inspire us to continue working really hard for our passengers. Our goal is to provide them with an outstanding service and entertainment so they can have the most memorable experience of their lives. We are glad you had an amazing time aboard the Andean Explorer train and that all your travel expectations were fulfilled in this opportunity. We want to thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share them with the Trip Advisor community. We hope we can have you back again for another unforgettable experience with us very soon.

Best regards,
The Andean Explorer Team
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