I got a chance to ride the Expedition from Ollantaytanbo to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu station).
The train big windows filled the cart with lots of light and the opportunity to enjoy the scenic route.
The train goes at a leisurely pace where one can enjoy traveling along the valley.
The best side is on the left heading up. At first great views on both side, then the right side is just rock while the left side offers a great river view.
The staff on the train are polite and service good.
A small snack and drink is offered. They also offer books and music CD's.
The only fault is due to train track condition if you are staying in Cusco you can't catch the train from there. Peru rail will bus you to the Pachar station. This results in 1.5 hours of your train ride on a bus instead of the train.
I rode the Vistadome on the return trip and to me there was really no difference on the ride, food or service.
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