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“Beautiful train!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vistadome

Vistadome
Estacion Wanchaq, Av. Pachacuteq S/N, Wanchaq, Cusco, Cusco Cusco, Peru
+51 84 581414
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$325*
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Ranked #8 of 90 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Owner description: The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Totally panoramic windows that connect you to the route. Representative dances of the Andean culture (only on the return trip), music, especially developed to involve you in a sensory journey.Brunch and breakfast prepared with Andean ingredients. Warm and fresh environment, more comfort with leather seats and extensive leg room.
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful train!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took the Vistadome to get to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo. The train is super super clean, they gave a nice breakfast also. You can see the high mountains through the windows located in the ceiling of the train. In our way back, the had a cultural and fashion show on board. It was so fun dancing with el Diablo!! The best option you can have to and from Machu Picchu

Visited June 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Vistadome, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Mrs. Adrianagut,
We are proud and happy to receive your comments, as they inspire us to keep working really hard to provide the best possible service. We are glad you had a pleasant experience aboard the Vistadome train and that you enjoyed all our services. We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the Trip Advisor community, and also for your preference with PeruRail. We hope to see you back enjoying another magical experience in Cusco and traveling with us.
Sincerely,
The Vistadome Team
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“Took Vistadome back to Cusco from Machu Picchu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It was a lovely train to take back to Cusco. We had hiked the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu. We took one of the latest trains back, and I would recommend trying to leave earlier in the afternoon so that you can enjoy the views from the train. I greatly enjoyed the dancers onboard the train (my husband probably would have passed on that).

Visited June 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Vistadome, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Mrs. MaegUT07,
Thank you for taking the time to share your travel experience aboard the Vistadome train with the Trip Advisor community and us. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the journey and that you had fun with the entertainment we offer on board. We would like to thank you for choosing PeruRail on this occasion and we hope we can have you back visiting Cusco and traveling along the Peruvian Andes.
Sincerely,
The Vistadome Team
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Vistadome train between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes was very comfortable, the service was great and the views were superb. However the price of the 27 mile, 90 minute journey was truly eye watering! If it wasn't for the cost then I would have been happy to award five stars.

Visited August 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Vistadome, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Mr. KarlosStag,
Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with the Trip Advisor community, as it is important to us to improve our services and offer a better travel experience for our passengers. We provide different types of trains in order to fulfill our passengers’ needs and travel expectations, and also depending on the kind of journey they are looking for to experience with us. All of them offer a great service with the comfort and the amenities everybody need to make this a special journey. We hope we can have you back to enjoy a new adventure with PeruRail.
Sincerely,
The Vistadome Team
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“EXCELLENT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It is worth to pay the extra money for Vistadome - not just for the views (which does make a difference since awesome to see the snow capped Andes) but also there is a restriction on luggage (in pounds) on the Expedition vs. Vistadome (they do allow you to bring more than one backpack as long as it's small). The seats were comfortable (4 to a table) and the food was yummy (it's practically a meal) and on the train ride from Macchu Picchu to Cusco, they entertained us with dancing, a fashion show (we did end up buying a scarf haha) and great service of these members: James Rivas, Dinora Ferro and Alex Cayo. Thank you for making our train ride memorable :)

Visited August 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Vistadome, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Mrs. jennybean915,
We feel very proud and happy to receive your feedback and we would like to thank you for taking the time to share it with our community. We are very glad to know that you had a wonderful experience aboard the Vistadome train and that you enjoyed the journey. Once again, thank you for your preference and we hope we can have you back for another amazing journey with us.
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The Vistadome Team
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“Fun train ride to and from Machu Picchu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great view ,smooth ride, fun food with modeling show included!! My kids had a blast! on the way to Machu Picchu you could see parts of the old Inca trail if you paid attention.

Visited August 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Vistadome, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Mrs Soniaheidrich,
We are glad to hear that you had great experience aboard the Vistadome train and that your entire family enjoyed it to its fullest. We would like to thank you for choosing PeruRail as your travel option on this occasion, and also for sharing your feedback with the Trip Advisor community. We hope we can have you back for another wonderful adventure with us.
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The Vistadome Team
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