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“Nice scenery, comfy travel”

PeruRail - Vistadome
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$346.99*
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Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
Ranked #20 of 907 Tours in Cusco
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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.
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Enjoyed being able to sit in comfortable seats and see the scenery as we travelled. Snacks provided were underwhelming.

Thank Debbie C
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail - Vistadome, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear Mrs. Debbie C,
Thank you for sharing your experience aboard the Vistadome train with the TripAdvisor community, and also for your preference with PeruRail on this occasion. We are glad to know that you had a comfortable and enjoyable journey, and that you had the chance to admire the beautiful scenery we have along the way. We hope to see you one more time having another wonderful adventure with us.
Best regards,
The Vistadome Team

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took the Vistadome train from the Poroy station, about 20 minutes outside of Cusco to Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of Machu Picchu. Although the train ride was scenic, I was slightly annoyed that we were not seated “together” on either leg of the trip. Unfortunately when booking tickets, you have no control over the seat selection. The train ride can take up to 4 hours as it travels very slowly through the terrain and makes one seemingly LONG stop along the way. The seats were comfortable leather but had limited leg room. I say this because if you’re seated at a 4-top you are sharing leg room with the person in front of you and if you’re seated in the aisle seat, your legs straddle the table support.

The Vistadome train included a tasteful light breakfast in the morning (quinoa pancakes, spinach torte, with fresh fruit) as well as a light snack (small slice of cold pizza with fresh fruit) in the evening. Ambient Andean music played throughout the trip but appeared somewhat loud and repetitive at times, or maybe it was the lack of rail noise that amplified this change.

The train staff; Wendy, Erick, and Jose, were very friendly and provided representative dances of the Andean culture as well as a fashion show on the return trip to the Poroy Station. Both designed to engage the passengers as it was too dark to see the passing landscape.

Be sure to plan ahead and arrange a taxi to drop you off in the morning and retrieve you in the evening. Each way shouldn't cost more than 30 Nuevos Soles.

Thank brenda c
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail - Vistadome, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear Mrs. Brenda c,
Thank you for choosing PeruRail as your travel alternative to visit Machu Picchu and also for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community and us. We appreciate your feedback, as it is very important to us in order to improve our services in the future. We apologize for all the inconvenience in your journey, but we would like to inform you that we are working on improving our online booking system to avoid the problem of the assignment of seats in the train. Also, it is important to mention that we are not allowed to go faster due to regulations and specific orders of the company that manages the rail tracks so we can have a smooth and safe journey for all our passengers. We are always at your service for any further suggestions or comments you may want to share with us.
Sincerely,
The Vistadome Team

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The train ride from cusco to Aguas Caliente is filled with great scenery and amazing flora
The train itself is very comfortable and spacious there are spectacular views

Thank jim l
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail - Vistadome, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear Mr. jim l,
Thank you for your preference with PeruRail in this opportunity and also for taking some of your precious time to share your feedback with the TripAdvisor community and us. We are glad to know that you had a great and comfortable journey aboard the Vistadome train and we really hope to see you one more time aboard our trains.
Best regards,
The Vistadome Team

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

The trip on the Vistadome was great! There are windows on the side and on top that allowed us to have a great view of all the mountains. Also, they serve you drinks and a sandwich during the ride and they are very good. The staff is very pleasant and they make your ride enjoyable. Very good ride!

Thank Mark L
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail - Vistadome, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear Mr. Mark L,
We are very pleased to hear that you had an outstanding journey aboard the Vistadome train and that you enjoyed all our services. We would like to thank you for traveling with us on this occasion and also for taking the time to share your feedback with our community. We hope to see you soon aboard our trains.
Best regards,
The Vistadome Team

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had a little entertainment on the train on the way back, with native dance and historic relevance, and a short fashion show demo'ing the woolens for sale on board. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank MidTXNomad
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PeruRail, Community Manager at PeruRail - Vistadome, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear Mr. / Mrs. MidTXNomad,
Thank you for sharing your experience aboard the Vistadome train with our community and also for your preference with PeruRail this time. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our services and we really hope to see you soon for another wonderful adventure with us.
Best regards,
The Vistadome Team

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