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Cusco & Machu Picchu Railway

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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fashion show” (54 reviews)
“machu picchu” (227 reviews)
“glass roof” (7 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Before coming to Peru I was given lots of scare stories about being mugged and crime generally. What a load of nonsense, a friendly nation indeed. Everywhere we went people were happy to chat to us, lots trying to get money off us, but you...More

Thank twoboysdad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ride along thte railway to Machu Picchu. The staff takes good care of you. the cars are clean and comfortable. They did a fashion show for us showing various Baby Alpaca sweaters, dresses , hats and more

Thank mybav60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to machu pichu from cusco is necessary to take the train 3:30 hours with a meal served, nice viewing, very spacious

Thank Cjfotografo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Train is very comfortable and your ticket includes a beverage and snack. The seats are very comfortable and the roof is actually made of glass to watch the landscape change as you move into the rain forest. Bathrooms on board and alcoholic beverages for purchase.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A very luxurious mode of transport. Easy chairs in the carriage section. Set for four or two with table clothes. Very comfortable with plenty of leg space. The bar area was spacious with "nibbles" dishes always filled up. The observation car was special. An open...More

Thank Dotmac2015
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Great experience for both trips to Machu Picchu. Great thanks to Sandra A, her team members, Victor C and Ronald. I really enjoy the dance and the fashion show on the way back from Machu Picchu. It made the trip enjoyable. Well done.

Thank BC L
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I loved traveling to Machu Picchu and the town of Aquas Calientes by the Machu Picchu Railway. It was slow, rickety, and crowded, but I loved it. It just seemed to be in keeping with one of the most memorable experiences of my life. There...More

Thank LindaERyan
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The trip was both very interesting and relaxing. Great service and the views were amazing both directions as we had a close up view of the terrain, river, and vegetation.

Thank jaine2115
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was definitely a fantastic way to get to Machu Picchu with our two children. The train ride had local Peruvian dancers, a fantastic lunch, and there was a glass roof so you could see the majestic surroundings! I would definitely recommend this for a...More

Thank Lisa212015
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Service int the Train is amazingly friendly and the scenary during the ride is the perfect preperation for Machu Pichu

Thank Dustin K
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Is it best to sit on the left or right side of the train for best views on the way up?
1 February 2017|
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Response from richard b | Reviewed this property |
I just booked this train in sept and when they confirmed they have my soon to be husband and I not sitting together -this is our honeymoon so that will not work. Do you recall if they correct this at time of departure? Thanks for any advice.
23 July 2016|
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Response from Marcie F | Reviewed this property |
It is very hit or miss... We sat in a train car that was more than half empty and the workers told everyone to sit on the right side for best pictures and videos of the scenery. FYI sit on the side farthest away from the... More