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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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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 in the foothills of the Andes.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“machu picchu” (235 reviews)
“fashion show” (61 reviews)
“vista dome” (24 reviews)
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Peru
Ways to Experience Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway
$625 per adult
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$387 per adult
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"machu picchu"
in 235 reviews
"fashion show"
in 61 reviews
"vista dome"
in 24 reviews
"vistadome train"
in 23 reviews
"glass roof"
in 7 reviews
"return journey"
in 12 reviews
"scenic ride"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful trip"
in 5 reviews
"train service"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 12 reviews
"hiram bingham"
in 15 reviews
"aquas calientes"
in 9 reviews
"great ride"
in 5 reviews
"comfortable seats"
in 6 reviews
"inca trail"
in 28 reviews
"for sale"
in 6 reviews
"altitude sickness"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Breathtaking barely begins to describe this train ride. We only took the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes but for the one hour and forty minutes I couldn't stop looking at the beautiful scenery. The train was very comfortable and definitely set up for tourists....More

Thank LAH2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Machu Picchu was heaven on earth! It was simpler beautiful in every aspect. Going during low season tourism was te best idea. We got rained on the walk back down but nevertheless it was a magical experience. No words to describe the beautiful site!! I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to Aguas Calientes (the jumping-off place for Machupicchu) at night. The return trip was in daylight and was spectacular! We sat in the observation car and were treated to a continuimg panorama of snow caps (we reckoned they were over 5000m) as the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Machu Picchu as part of a luxury cruise line tour excursion. Our train trip into Machu Picchu provided us with photos from along the Inca Trail. We followed the river, listened to the rhythm of the rails, and awed at the mountains above...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Great experience! Beautiful scenery for two hours, need to come to Station at least 20 minutes because of the crowds. Need to have your ticket with passport.

Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The ride allows you to relax and enjoy the mountainous scenery on the route to/from Machu Picchu. The return trip includes a little entertainment. This quick mode of transportation beats spending four days walking on the Inca Trail and is well worth the price.

Thank BCBSA1
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Due to the only option we used bimodal services (bus to Olaytantambo + train to MP). Difference between Vistadome and Expedition - just a little bit better snack on a china plate, tea in a china cup and a tablecloth. There was no show on...More

Thank RimaVilnius
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

There are several trains to choose when traveling to Machu Picchu. Trains as basic as the backpacker train to the very extravagant Hiram Bingham. In the middle is the Vistadome. It's dome roof gives you the best view of the vary narrow canyons you will...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I was on the 5am train. It was pitch dark and the view only cleared up when the sun rose after an hour. After which, the view, especially from the glass window on the ceiling, was wonderful as the train meanders through valleys and run...More

Thank Sy Y
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

I wanted to walk from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, but my travel partner wasn't up for it, so we were forced to take the train. Kind of lame that there's really one way to the base of Machu Picchu, but we did end up enjoying...More

1  Thank Brittany_11_10
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AlfieDub
January 31, 2017|
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Response from spreadlinux | Reviewed this property |
The Vistadome gives you views of both sides.
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Tjg25
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Marcie F | Reviewed this property |
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
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