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Risk of train delay due to landslides

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Risk of train delay due to landslides


My husband and I will be travelling through Peru in November 2006, and also want to do the short Inca Trail Cusco <-> Machu Picchu.

According to my original plan, we would have a flight onwards in the morning after returning by train from Aquas Calientes. I've heared a few times that train from Aquas Calientes back to Cuzco are often delayed due to landslides, leaving the tourists stranded for some time. My question now is: can anyone tell me how high the risk of train delays due to landslides is, i.e. is it unwise to have a flight the very next day after the trip?

Many thanks in advance!!


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1. Re: Risk of train delay due to landslides

To predict a landslide is as difficult as predicting an earthquake.The landslides occur if their is to much rain in an area.They happen during the rainy season. Probably the same happens in Austria during winter time if it snows to much.

I do not think your risk is high. Go ahead and book yr flight as planned, you will be unable to forsee all unplanned events.If they happen, a solution will be found anyway.

Enjoy yr trip.

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