The Vistadome trains have
beautiful panoramic windows offering unsurpassed scenic views and photographic
opportunities as you enter the Inca's territory in search for
Machu Picchu Citadel.
With glass surrounding them
on all sides, passengers feel as if they are part of Peru's remarkable
Entertainment on board,
snacks and hot and cold refreshments are included on the journey.
The Expedition is a service
designed for the traveler's comfort, with four passenger seats located in front
of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack
that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train
has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that
creates a cheerful atmosphere.
The route Cusco - Machu
Picchu is a three hours journey for those who want to departure directly from
Cusco, being the only alternative in the market, and the Sacred Valley - Machu
Picchu route offer multiple schedules and rates choices.
This is a travel experience
with all the quality and benefits of Peru rail at a lower cost.
The village of Poroy (20
minutes away from Cuzco) is
located at 3,673 meters latitude, being the highest point of our journey, which
lasts 3 hours.
10 minutes from Poroy we will
find the village of Cachimayo, famous for having the ANFO and fertilizers
factory.After we reached the village of Cachimayo (Izcuchaca), where the railway
passes through the middle of this population; we will continue in the Pampa de
Anta, livestock area, and then reach the town of Huarocondo, place where you can
taste the best piglets dish offered in the most important celebrations of the
population of Cuzco.
Then it will lead to a narrow
gorge, called Pomatales, where there is a small river of the same name. Arriving
at km. 48 is a zigzag, which indicates the descent into the
Sacred Valley of the
Incas. Later, we will see the Pachar station, place where the Pomatales
river empties into the Vilcanota or Urubamba river, formerly called Willcamayu
At the foot of the hills to
the left side we can see the Inca terraces, which are still used by the
inhabitants of the area. At Km 68 is the station of
to 2792 m, where is located the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo.
Following the route about 15
minutes from Ollantaytambo, we see the snow on the right side of the snow hill
called Veronica at an altitude of 5682 meters, this mountain is part of the
Cordillera de los Andes.
Phiri, Tanccac, Chillca,
Piskacucho are the villages that you are able to see along the route and then
approach to km. 82, the starting point of the 4 days and 3 nights Inca trail.
At km. 88 Qorihuayrachina is located the second starting point of the Inca Trail
where you walk three days and two nights. From km. 93 or Pampacawa, you will
notice the change in vegetation as we approach the jungle and the temperature
rise is remarkable. Following the route arrive at km. 104 another start point
called Chachabamba Inca Trail, an archeological zone. Many tourists like this
route because it's a shorter way to get to
Machu Picchu, (approx. 6 hours walk).
Two minutes after the km.
104, if you look carefully at the top of the hill on the left side, you will see
the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna.
And at the foot hill we see the archaeological site of Choquesuysuy composed of
walkways and enclosures. At km 106 is located the hydroelectric dam that
provides electricity to the entire area of Cusco.
From this point we're 10
minutes from the station of Machu Picchu located in the town of Aguas Calientes,
the end of our journey by train.
Hear: Traditional dances of
the Andean culture, music with instruments of the region combined with nature
Touch: Warm and fresh
environment thanks to the air conditioning and heating system. More comfort,
leather seats, more leg room
Taste: Breakfast and tea in
the afternoon prepared with Andean ingredients, different to each trip
Sight: Panoramic windows that
connects you to the stunning landscapes and information material about the
The service has all comforts
including air-conditioning and heating, quality sound system and wide space
Snack with a design that
shows the route of your trip to Machu Picchu.
As the adventure starts on
the train, feel the landscapes through the panoramic windows
DEPARTURE Daily departure from Poroy Station (20 minutes away from Cuzco).
In order to avoid problems due blocked railroads during the rainy season,
PERURAIL stablished that the Machu Picchu train services between January 1st and
April 15 2012 will be given by Bi-modal system: Bus + Train
It means that from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo (and viceverse) the journey will be by
bus, passengers will board the train at Ollantaytambo station and continue to
So check the bus departure schedule for each kind of train.
The buses will departure and arrive at Wanchaq station (not Poroy)
address: Av Pachacutec s/n Distrito de Wanchaq
for each train service:
ROUTE CUZCO TO MACHU PICCHU
Bus Wanchaq - Ollantaytambo
Train Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu
ROUTE MACHU PICCHU TO CUZCO
Train Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo - Wanchaq
The schedules of regular
trains from and to Ollantaytambo/Urubamba will have no changes.
arrivals will be from and to Wanchaq station in Cusco.
Buses will not stop
at Poroy station.
Take care to be at
the station 30 minutes before bus departure.
This bi-modal service
could be extended one more month with a previous announce.
Cusco (Poroy) – Machu Picchu
Cusco (Poroy) – Machu Picchu
Departure: Poroy station (20
min from Cusco city).
Duration of the trip: 4
Arrival: Machu Picchu station.
Urubamba (Ollantaytambo) –
Departure: Urubamba station.
Duration of the trip: 3
Arrival: Machu Picchu Station.
Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo)
– Machu Picchu
Duration of the trip: 2
Arrival: Machu Picchu Pueblo
have to be at the train station 30 minutes before departure.