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Trains to Machu Picchu

Trains of Perú Rail

Expedition. The Expedition train is designed for travellers that look for quality and service at an economic price. During the trip, you will be informed about the main attractions on the route. The wagons are equipped with panoramic windows (also on the ceiling), which allows for a great view of the landscape. The Expedition train leaves from the train stations of Poroy and Ollantaytambo.

Vistadome. The Vistadome is almost completely surrounded with Windows, which give the passenger a feeling of being one with the landscape. The service on board is personal and of high quality, no wonder that this train is aimed for travellers that look for quality and service. The wagons have air-conditioning, a heating system and comfortable seats. This train leaves from the train stations of Poroy, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo.

Belmond Hiram Bingham. This is one of the most luxurious and exclusive trains in the world, with a first class service that includes everything. Its four wagons are elegant and equipped with dining rooms, a bar, observatories, kitchens and more. Included in the service are welcoming aperitifs, brunch, wine, entertainment on board, a guide per 14 passengers, entrance tickets and transport to Machu Picchu, Tea Time in the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and a gourmet dinner.

Trains of Inca Rail

Machu Picchu train. The Machu Picchu train is a modern and comfortable train that plays music from Latin-America. The seats have tables to share between friends and family. The service on board offers various drinks made with products from the Andes. Moreover, you can buy mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hats, walking sticks and more.

Inca train. This is a train with high standards of comfort with three different levels of service. The Executive Class is comfortable and has panoramic windows, the First Class is more exclusive, comfortable and with a gourmet menu on board. Finally, the Presidential Class is luxurious and offers first class service.

Inca Princess. This is the only train with private service, luxurious and with panoramic windows that allow one to submerge with the landscape while enjoying an excellent service, including great gastronomy and a selection of some of the best wines of Latin-America.

Local train

The local train is exclusively for Peruvian passengers. This is the most economic one, since it is not very comfortable and many passengers are standing with their luggage in the corridors. Tickets for this train are available at the train station of Wanchaq in Cusco and the train station of Ollantaytambo. We do not have information about the schedule and availability for this train and we also do not sell these tickets. In some sales points it is necessary for the passenger with a Peruvian identity card to be present. All information can be acquired through Peru Rail.

Buying tickets of either company is pretty straight forward thanks to the different ways provided for their purchase.

Have a great trip!

Birds of Peru

By Daniel Muñoz

Winged and feathered, the birds of Peru make the country´s name soars. Peru´s reputation in terms of birdlife is without a doubt outstanding. 1825 species position the country as third in the world scaffold, only slightly surpassed by neighboring Colombia and Brazil, notwithstanding it is a fantastic prime destination, holding about one half of all Neotropical species, the richest biogeographic region of the planet. Continue reading Birds of Peru