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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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Phone Number: 51-84-58-14-14
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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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$359*
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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour by Train
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$625*
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Private Tour: Machu Picchu Day Trip

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We took Peru Rail between Ollantaytambo and Aguascalientes. We did the nicer carriage on the Expedition train one way and had coffee, water, and a cookie served to us. On the way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took Peru Rail between Ollantaytambo and Aguascalientes. We did the nicer carriage on the Expedition train one way and had coffee, water, and a cookie served to us. On the way back we did the Vistadome and we had sandwiches and more coffee. They also had a little "show" on the train. Tips: If you have a seat assignment,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the Perutrail train from sacred valley to Aguas Calientes and the experience was incredible !! Service is very good and the scenery was breathtaking on our way back to Cusco we took the Hiram Bingham train and this another VIP experience , you have an exquisite dinner you have bar with live music during the first hour of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got on the train at Ollantaytambo, the train cuts through the valley alongside the Urubamba river, the scenery is amazing as you go through the mountains and into the rain forest up to Macchu Pichu. The train was comfortable.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a van drive I found the train very relaxing as it took us beside a river. We were served drinks and a snack and even some quality souvenirs were offered.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The train ride on Peru Rail from Poroy to Aguas Calientes was incredible. The scenery was gorgeous! The service and the light snacks were great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

By far, this was the best train ride that I had ever been on! You are served delicious fruit/pastry plate on each leg of the journey. Stunning views are seen throughout, as well as a riveting fashion show, with the train aisle serving as a runway!

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Please don't forget to book a ticket, airy and enjoy amazing views, great staff and life time experience. Tickets are not cheap, you have to be at the station at least 30 minutes earlier and cannot take along big bags. You will forget all these inconvenience once taking off from the station. You will be served a nice snack and... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This tour over exceeded my expectations! 5 stars all around - camp setup, tour guides, food, scenery - UNBELIEVABLE. And to top off this incredible experience, Joel and his team captured beautiful photos and videos of our trip. The last day my entire group had to hold back tears - we weren't ready to end this unforgettable trek. We will... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The train itself was amazing however the staff I had to deal with was amongst the worst. They told everyone from train 74 to line up and prepare to board, however we stood for 20-25 minutes and I finally decided to ask why it's taking so long. A staff from Peru rail then told me our train would be 40... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is the best way to get to Machu Picchu Pueblo. Poroy station is a $15 taxi ride from Cusco central and a very pleasant station at that, complete with lawns and flowers! You have a choice of the Vistadome versus the Expedition trains. The Expedition trains are more frequent and cheaper. The Vistadome trains have glassed roof areas so... More 

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