Tranvia de Cusco

Tranvia de Cusco: Address, Tranvia de Cusco Reviews: 4/5

Tranvia de Cusco
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Natalie A
9 contributions
A worthwhile aternative tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
This tour was entirely in Spanish but we loved it because it was so unique! Lots of laughs and interesting parts of Cuzco explored, including a serving of Chica! Worthwhile! Just flag it down for a ride.
Written October 16, 2019
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Lisa P
New York City, NY14 contributions
Decent alternative to walking
Aug 2019 • Family
As many other reviewers noted, it was nearly impossible to hear the driver/guide speaking. The route was nice and certainly easier than walking if you're still acclimatizing. My 5 yr old enjoyed it. We were the only two people on the tram. Might have been livelier with more people. Very decent price for what was offered.
Written August 26, 2019
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Shane7770
Round Rock, TX42 contributions
A bit underwhelming
Jan 2017 • Couples
The Tranvia is undoubtedly a nice alternative to bus tours of the city. It certainly has more charm and incorporates an historical perspective. We were just left a bit underwhelmed with the overall experience. First, it's difficult to impossible to find route information to help you determine what you'll see along the way. Second, it's not entirely obvious where to obtain tickets. We had to ask around to learn that tickets are available through the Western Union office in the Plaza de Armas. During the trip, we didn't feel like we saw very many points of real interest, and what we did see was in quickly passing. Further, with street noise, it was very difficult to hear/understand what the driver/guide was saying most of the time. I'm sure we missed out on a great deal of information because of this. Finally, near the end of the trip, the Tranvia makes a stop at the old tram station where the driver becomes a salesperson for various types of merchandise. It's admittedly a low-pressure sales job, but it's never fun to be taken captive for a sales pitch.
Written February 9, 2017
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Mariano G
45 contributions
Interesting way to see the city
Jan 2017
We spotted the tramway while walking in Cusco and ventured to take the ride. I think the price was 30 soles. The driver is also the tourist guide and explains everything you see (in Spanish) with great detail and tons of information. It takes you around all the historical part and also the new parts of the city, up to the hill where there's a statue of Christ (there's a 20min stop for pictures and stuff) and then to a museum where there's an old train car, a gift shop, cookie and drink tastings and a botanical garden.
It was a great treat.
Written February 2, 2017
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Nathaniel A
San Diego, CA36 contributions
Cutest trolly we've ever seen
Nov 2016
Especially if you get Mr. Nilo Castro as a guide, this service begins just outside of the plaza de armas at 10 AM and takes you on a full city tour of many sites for 25 soles per person. Cutest. Trolly. Ever. They also have a small parked trolly that has been converted into a musem and they also have a small store with some great local foods, and a display of different indigenous corns and quinoas. A must-see!
Written November 27, 2016
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m0untainbutterfly
Calgary, Canada56 contributions
Fun!
Mar 2016 • Couples
This is a nice alternative to the double decker bus. We were the only ones on the tram, no waiting around for the tour to begin. We had some time to take pictures from the great viewpoint at Christo Blanco, and a nice tour (with snacks!) of another old tram. Worth the 20 soles!
Written March 19, 2016
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MSPXelaforNow
Washington DC, DC139 contributions
Surprisingly Delightful
Sep 2015 • Couples
I don't usually do tours. But I had only a short while in Cusco and was knocked out by altitude sickness, so gave it a shot. It was surprisingly delightful. I didn't catch much of what the driver said (too noisy). But it was a good overview of the city and completely worth it.
Written October 27, 2015
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colin r
Hartlepool, UK80 contributions
More than just a scenic bus trip
Jul 2015 • Family
We were just expecting the usual sight seeing tour but on a very old tram which we chose because of its character.
Its bumpy and rattly but a great way to see Cusco.
The old driver doesn't speak much English but tried very hard for us and was very cheerful.
After a short photo stop at the Blanca Cristo we then travelled to the Tram station for tea and local snacks.
For only 5s/ (£1) more than the normal open top bus trip we couldn't understand why more people were not using this
service.
It was great fun and a good experience along with being a little unusual.
Written July 22, 2015
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Clive R
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK1,710 contributions
Give it a go...!!
Feb 2015 • Couples
This is recent history and well worth the effort, it's a bit noisy going through the traffic but ignore that to explore less touristy areas of Cusco.
Loved the commentary which as always brings the districts to life.

Good fun if you have the time.
Written March 28, 2015
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Michelle W
Kentucky85 contributions
Definitely Worth It
Jan 2014 • Couples
After spending a few days in Cuzco and still feeling a bit winded all the time (thanks, altitude) this was a wonderful solution to see a bit more of this magnificent city. It was certainly confusing to understand when it ran and where it stopped, but luckily for us I speak Spanish and we figured it out by asking local shopkeepers. It really wasn't "overly touristy", and it was nice to see the hillsides and stop above the city for a great panoramic view, and also to see the ruins of Saqsaywaman. Overall, it was a great trip and worth the money. I'd definitely recommend it!
Written October 30, 2014
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