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“Enjoyed more than expected to”
Review of PeruRail Titicaca

PeruRail Titicaca
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Ranked #29 of 877 Tours in Cusco
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Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape of Peru on board of a luxury and magical way to travel between Cusco and the Lake Titicaca. Travelling in the PeruRail Titicaca Train is a unique experience, a route between mountains, clouds, snow-capped mountains and puna finishing in the majestic Lake Titicaca. Its coaches involve you in an environment extremely decorated with the elegant style of Pullman trains of the decade of 1920. Its tourist shows, the 5-fork lunch, dining cars, observatory-bar car outdoors, among other attractions.
London
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159 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Enjoyed more than expected to”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Don't like the idea of 'tourist trains' and would much prefer to take a train used by local people. However, this is not an option in Peru (unique in this respect in my experience). However, despite the rather outrageous cost, this was a really good trip.

Visited September 2012
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail Titicaca, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Mr. PeteD_London,

Thank you for your comments and for sharing your experience travelling on board of our trains. The route Cuzco – Puno is one of the best journeys by train, and we are proud to dedicate all our effort to offer the best for our passengers. Our goal is to work hard to maintain the high quality service and to create memorable experiences to our passengers. Once again, thank you very much for your comments and your time for sharing them with the Trip Advisor community and us.

Best regards,
The Andean Explorer Team
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“Great experience!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We took the Andean Explorer from Puno to Cuzco. The comfort and luxury begins as soon as you hand over your baggage and enter the well heated and comfortable waiting room with live music. The train itself is a throwback to a bygone era of travel, with armchair seating, wood paneling, linen covered tables, elegantly dressed staff, a bar car and a spectacular observation car at the back of the train.
The service includes a live music show with Pisco Sours to taste, a three course lunch, afternoon tea with sandwiches and champagne, and a fashion show. We had additional Pisco Sours during the happy hours as well.
The best thing about the journey though, are the views. The plains, the mountains, the rivers, the alpaca herds and the terraced fields ... No better way to see them than from the window or observation car of a slowly passing by train. The stopovers to switch tracks with the oncoming train, and at La Raya ( highest point of the route, tourist market and pretty church) are good fun too.
Certainly beats flying!!

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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail Titicaca, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Mr. / Mrs. Thisispopat,

We are very HAPPY to know about your trip from Puno to Cuzco aboard our Andean Explorer train, and we want to thank you for your feedback and your time to sharing it with the community and us. The description of your journey SOUNDS amazing and we are proud that our service was good enough for your experience. Once again, thank you for choosing PeruRail and we hope to see you again on board of our trains.

Best regards,
The Andean Explorer Team
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London, United Kingdom
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“One of the Greatest Rail Journeys in the World”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Our group of 10 decided to splash out on this pricey journey from Cuzco to Puno whilst climbing the Peruvian Andes mountains and exploring the country. And boy, what a great decision that was.

We had a fantastic day, being treated very well on a throw back to a golden age of travel. Silver service lunch, a bar car, a viewing platform and all under the Peruvian sun. The landscape can only be fully appreciated by this slower pace of travel - from deep valleys, snowy mountains, rivers and plateaus. Could not have been happier to spend the money on this excursion.

The lunch was excellent, the afternoon tea less so, but not enough to take the gloss off the journey. Soft drinks should have been included in the price, and that is something I hope PeruRail take on board.

Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a bit of the high life on a journey round the country.

Visited November 2011
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail Titicaca, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Mr. Jordan D,

It is a pleasure to know that you and your friends had a great experience on board of The Andean Explorer train. The route from CuZco to Puno is AN AMAZING JOURNEY and we are happy to know that we contribute somehow in making your trip a memorable one. We are continuously improving our services so your suggestions are highly appreciated. We hope we can see you all back again soon and thank you for choosing PeruRail as your travel option.

Sincerely,
The Andean Explorer Team
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“Fantastic Experince”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Not the most comfoartable experince - armchairs, with arms that don't raise so diif to get in and out - not much leg room and I had a wooden panel as a window
So I spent most of the time in the observation car - which had great views, and open at the back for great photos
Don't expect to be seated with your travel companion

Visited September 2012
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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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“Magnificent”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

What a treat! To travel gently and in such comfort, with the freedom to walk around and take advantage of the observation car at your leisure was a delight. The grandeur of the landscape could be fully appreciated whether it was the deep valleys, snow capped mountains, extensive altiplano, bubbling rivers or the river terraces. The train also gives a greater insight into the life and work of the inhabitants; small villages, farming methods, the chaos of traffic and bustle of an unbelievable market in Juliaca. Both lunch and afternoon tea were good as were the complimentary pisco sours. An unmissable experience!

Visited September 2012
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail Titicaca, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Mr. Frrogggy,

We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip on board of the Andean Explorer. Our team is continually thinking every detail to offer our passengers the most wonderful experience in the trains.

We appreciate you taking the time for sharing your comments with the Trip Advisor community and us. We hope to see you again aboard of our trains.

Always at your service,
The Andean Explorer Team
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