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“Beautiful train, clean and spacious.”

Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway
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Owner description: This three-hour rail journey between Cusco and Machu Picchu takes passengers through spectacular mountain scenery, dramatic canyons and along the beautiful Urubamba River with stops in the picturesque village of Poroy and other colorful small towns in the foothills of the Andes.
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“Beautiful train, clean and spacious.”
Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Riding the train to Machu Picchu is a magical experience. The train is neat and clean and there's plenty of room to spread your legs, and clean bathroom facilities as well. Be sure to get to the station in plenty of time. Everyone boards at once just before departure, and the general admittance line forms early. It's a bit expensive, but there's nothing like the landscape and views you'll see through the glass-top rail car. The ride is slow and deliberate through the mountain passes, 3 to 3/12 hours and then you're off to find your bus to ride to the top. Take your time, there are plenty of buses. There's a fashion show on the long ride back down, as it's dark and not much to see, so be aware of the prices of the items for sale. You'll pay much for the convenience, the same items are much less expensive at the local markets you'll pass all day long. Have fun!

Visited October 2013
6 Thank Anthony Q
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“Our Machu Picchu excursion”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

We took an excursion to Machu Picchu, as part of our Princess cruise in Feb'13, with Lima Tours. The trip was well managed by Lima Tours, as agents for Princess, and the team led by Alex Sarmiento was both knowledgeable and courteous.

The tour started in Lima and we then flew to Cusco, with overnight stops in the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes, before going up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. This was a truly memorable site made more enjoyable by the guides from Lima Tours.

We then returned to Cusco for another overnight stay, visiting several other Inca sites, then returning to Lima and Santiago to board our cruise in Valparaiso.

Visited February 2013
4 Thank CaseyandSue
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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“macchu pichu”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Hi i am planing a trip in feb to peru and have just read an artical on here that says macchu pichu is closed in feb, anybody know anything about this, i have tried the internet but cant find anything aboutv it being closed

Visited December 2013
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Regencos, Spain
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13 reviews
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“Interesting, beatiful and hard railway trip”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

When I made the trip, about 20 years ago, the train started from Cuzco and after multiple maneuvers reached a high altitude that caused discomfort to some people due to altitude sickness. The trip was spectacular in particular the train maneuvers: forward back to gain altitude.

Visited December 2012
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Welland, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Poroy/Cusco to Macchu Picchu Train Ride”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

The train travels through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery I have encountered. Food and beverages are pretty good and are included on the train. However ensure yourself that you have seats WITH your family or friends as my daughter and I ended up sitting apart for the 3 hour trip - not fun sitting with strangers who don't even speak English and no one would switch seats to allow us to sit together. We were extremely disappointed in that however that was the fault of our travel agent. The trip is 3 hours each way but our return trip from Macchu Picchu took much longer (about an hour more) as there were about 5 unscheduled stops (to allow other trains to go by - they said) and the train personnel set up a little skit and then try to sell all kinds of alpaca clothing to you (which I didn't care for) - seemed a little cheesy to me.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Liz P
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