We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Jaw-dropping scenery and price”

PeruRail - Vistadome
Book In Advance
More Info
$346.99*
and up
Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
Ranked #19 of 807 Tours in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Vistadome connects you with the beautiful andean landscape through a totally panoramic view on the route to Machu Picchu. It highlights the andean culture in diverse forms such as music, gastronomy, folk dancing, history and even scents.
Arusha
Level Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Jaw-dropping scenery and price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes is one of the world's great rides and the Vistadome shows it off beautifully. Add a tasty breakfast and comfortable surroundings and you've got a classy and romantic package.

The only only thing that spoiled it slightly for me was the generic pan pipe music played on loop for the whole trip. Nothing against Peru's national heritage, but surely the country can manage more than one CD for all the buses, trains and public spaces?

Sad that all the train prices on this route are pitched so ridiculously high. There are plans for an airstrip close to AC which may bring the rates down some.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Phil M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail - Vistadome, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Mr. Phil M,

We appreciate sharing your comments. We offer different rates for each type of passenger and they vary depending on the additional services provided by each train. We are sorry not having met your expectations and hope that in the near future you can return again on board our trains so you can have a great experience with us. Thank you for choosing PeruRail and for your positive suggestions, we are continously improving our services to better serve you.
Sincerely,

The Vistadome Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

4,891 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,918
    1,385
    373
    115
    100
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“amazing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

We took the Expedition from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and the Vistadome for the way back. The trip was amazing compared to the last time I went to Machu Picchu 7 years ago (local train with lots of people standing, bags and chickens), certainly a different experience. The difference between Exp and Vis are the seats, the snacks (ok in both cases) and the show (typical dances + fashion show on Vis). Definitively recommend it!

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank PeMaf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail - Vistadome, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Mr. / Mrs. PeMaf,

It is a pleasure to know that you had an amazing experience aboard of our trains. We offer different types of services so our passengers can have different options to choose from depending on their traveling needs and preferences. We want to thank you for your feedback and for sharing it with the Trip Advisor community.

We hope to see you back again very soon.

Best regards,
The Vistadome Team
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aventura, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice trip!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We took the Vistadome train to travel from Aguascalientes to Ollantaytambo, and it was very good; the train left on time, and the service was excellent and fun because the staff made a fashion show with fine textile of Cusco made with Alpaca, Lama, and Vicuña . The snack were tasty.

Helpful?
1 Thank Danitza M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tres Amigos Expedition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Our experience of Machu Picchu would not be complete without this amazing train ride. In addition to stunning scenery, the staff was extremely, smiling and created a very unique atmosphere. Our special thanks to Francisco Soraya and Yonel for making our return journey a truly magical experience.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Alex_Trefall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lima Region, Peru
Level Contributor
684 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Love it!! I will come back!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

we had a fantastic experience, the service was excelent , the trip is wonderful and the show on our way back inside the train was wonderful

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank Alex d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed PeruRail - Vistadome also viewed

 

Been to PeruRail - Vistadome? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing