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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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Phone Number: 51-84-58-14-14

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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Cusco to Machu Pichhu - Let the train take the strain

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This railway journey conjures up a feel of train travel from the classic days, regardless of the class of travel or operator you choose. There are no platforms at the stations, just steps up to the trains. It is just a single track most of the way, with a few sidings so that trains can pass each other. Yes -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our train ride to Machu Picchu. The service was friendly and great which only enhanced the incredible scenery. On our return trip the attendants gave us a fashion show that was delightful and yes we bought some clothes.

Thank PSiemens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love rivers, and this train ride along the Urubamba river was great. We took the Vistadome and had some nice views the whole way to Aguas Calliente and MP. The complimentary meal and drinks were nice. I would have given more stars, but for the souvenir selling on the train. It's not the cheapest train ride, and by that... More 

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tularosa, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way to get to Machu Picchu. Follows the scenic Urubamba river. Can't see it at night though so plan at least one way in daylight. It goes slowly and is not the smoothest ride. Good service on our car with Victor Ccorimanya and Tania Lima.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But mostly because we talked to other people on the train. If you are paying the extra for the VistaDome train, make sure it's going to be daylight when you're on it. Otherwise it isn't worth the extra expense. The food was good and meeting some folks from Canada and Chille was a highlight.

Thank Tjshade
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I did this trip on the Vistadome Train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and return. The service was excellent. Nicky, Ronald Jana and Srmick Flores were most helpful.The fashion show was wonderful.My sister was suffering terribly from altitude sickness on the return journey and Nicky took great care of her. Her kindness will be remembered. Clare West.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Vistadome train from Olly to Machu Picchu and from MP to Poroy. It’s a beautiful trip, following the river through the mountains. There is plenty of amazing scenery along the way. Seating is comfortable, with large windows for a nice view. They also provide an included snack on board. On the trip from MP to Poroy, they... More 

Thank Steve W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

It's not the smoothest or fastest train journey, but you get some great views of the scenery as you roll by, and the trains seem clean and not cramped or uncomfortable.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Don't know what we expected, but it wasn't this great train journey, definitely one for the bucket list. Modern, clean, very well run, reminiscent of the Rocky Mountaineer, overhead Windows allow you to see the towering, snow-capped mountains and overhanging orchids in trees. Very good snack served on the two hour train trip, better than the meal at our hotel.... More 

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