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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...more
We were lucky to have beautiful weather to take the train up to Machu Picchu, but the sites along the way were constant. Take a snack and water, as the snack provided was only a muffin/pastry. You cant' go wrong with which side you sit...More
An unforgettable and lovely experience on peru rail to Muchu Picchu. Ride is very comfortable and through splendid scenery. Staff is very helpful. We left our passport at hotel of Cusco. Juan Angulo (a staff at station) provide valuable service by calling our hotel and...More
Food was really good and so were the shows. The scenery was soothing with the river flowing by your side. The staff were friendly with a heart warming smile. My son was in a different compartment which they fixed as the train stopped at Ollantaytambo....More
Fantastic service, clean, comfortable and scenic. Our son had emergency surgery on his foot in Cusco, he was on crutches with limited mobility on this trip. The station crew were very helpful during loading and the train crew was fantastic. Light snack and drink offered...More
We hired Percy for 2 days in Sacred Valley. The trouble came after that. We paid him in advance for a transfer from Poroy rail to our homestay where he had taken our bags. His cousin did not show up and we had to hire...More
We took the Peru Rail Vistadome from Machu Picchu back to Poroy then Private car to Cusco. The first part through the gorge was amazing - then the air conditioning was sparodic and the carriage was really hot. It came on again just as we...More
The train is the best way to travel from nearby towns to Machu Picchu Pueblo. The staff makes sure everyone gets their seats and bags on the train so it can leave on time. The views from the train are amazing, so pay extra for...More
It is very hit or miss... We sat in a train car that was more than half empty and the workers told everyone to sit on the right side for best pictures and videos of the scenery. FYI sit on the side farthest away from the... More
It is very hit or miss... We sat in a train car that was more than half empty and the workers told everyone to sit on the right side for best pictures and videos of the scenery. FYI sit on the side farthest away from the station when you get on for best views of scenery!!
If this is the case and it is a packed train car it would generally just mean asking other guests on the train. Every time I do it on airplanes nobody has minded. Especially if you tell them it's your honeymoon! We got engaged at Machu Picchu and the locals loved hearing about it! If worst comes to worst just let the train workers know you need to sit beside your husband for medical reasons and they will make it happen for you :p :)
But when we went the train wasn't totally full we boarded at Ollantaytambo though not right from Cusco.