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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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Address: Peru
Phone Number: +51 84 581414

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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If your legs can't walk the Inca trek, then this is the only way to go. Vistadome offers conservatory almost 360-degree views with the wait staff being both impeccable and very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not content with charging exorbitant prices to Machu Picchu, PeruRail fails to live up to its cancellation promises. Having paid by credit card for two one-way tickets from Macchu Picchu to Cusco on 9 October 2016, we were unable to book the early morning fare we wanted on Inca Rail, so we returned to the PeruRail offices in Cusco to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your legs can't walk the Inca trek, then this is the only way to go. Vistadome offers conservatory almost 360-degree views with the wait staff being both impeccable and very friendly. The return journey is something else with non-stop surprise entertainment by the multi-talented and multi-tasking staff. Models extraordinaire of various alpaca garments, superior acting and sales capabilities made... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views thanks to the scenery and skylight windows. Pretty comfortable and clean (including the toilets), though there is a lack of legroom, especially when you are sat across from a 6-foot plus passenger! You get a drink of your choice plus a small snack (served in the most inefficient way possible, which is quite funny to watch!)

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Heers, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only way you can get into and out from Aguas Calientes either from Cusco or Olly. It is quite an experience. Our tickets were booked by our travel agent. the Aguas Calientes station can be a bit crowdy as several trains arrive / depart at the same time but staff is very riendly and helpful You have... More 

Thank Robert D
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The trip from Olly to Machu Pichhu is about to hours and has great scenery. The additional 90 minutes or so to Cusco is not as scenic and you won't have to endure the Vista Dome 'fashion show' and 'entertainment. Getting a car to and from Olly is a better way. Several good services on these posts, we used Taxidatum... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the ONLY way to travel to and from Cusco and Mach Picchu! Very luxurious train with wonderful, white table cloth dining, a bar car and mahogany throughout - even the toilet seats! The trip takes about 2 hours each way but with the scenery, food and drinks, it seemed much faster. You could also combine the train trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Machu Picchu railway was included in our tour package deal for Peru and Machu Picchu. Our train ride and experience was great. The personnel are very professional and friendly. We were treated to spectacular views and comfortable service. Enjoy your train ride to Machu Picchu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We took the early train to MP from Cusco and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the carriage and the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. A light meal was served and snacks and refreshments were provided during the 3 and a half hour journey. The scenery during the trip was varied and spectacular in places with high ravines... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

One of the more pleasant rail trips I've taken. The scenery along the way is gorgeous, and you'll sometimes spot hikers hiking the Inca Trail along the way. The trip includes a small meal (we had quiche, chips, chocolate) and a non-alcoholic drink. Nice clean train and service with a smile!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Great way to relax on the journey to Machu Pichhu for the less energetic traveller. Efficient, clean, comfortable service with table and panoramic windows in the roof, spectacular scenery.

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