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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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$410.00*
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Machu Picchu Full Day Tour by Train
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$625.00*
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Private Tour: Machu Picchu Day Trip

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# Vistadome Train.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Clare W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Tjshade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Thank Steve W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the train two times to and back from Machu Picchu. It was a great experience to be in panoramic view coaches. The ecology changes from start to end. You will have experience of snow also. The coaches are very luxuries with complementary snacks and drinks. We also bought sweaters and other stuff for myself and family. The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Vistadome from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calinetes for Machu Picchu. We had to get up at 4:30 am in order to have breakfast and be ready by 6:45 with our driver from Condor Travel, as we were Urubama so had a 25 minute plus drive to the station. Sergio met us and waited with us as we got... More 

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Stillwater, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a faster ride but it was very scenic. We took the Expedition which is the lowest cost one and it was clean and well taken care of. The staff was nice and they served a drink and snacks. You have to take a train or hike to get to Machu Picchu. I had trouble booking my tickets... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 July 28, 2016 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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