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Peru Rail - Train Cusco to Machu Picchu

Train Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
Vistadome Valley and Expedition Class

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Train to Machu Picchu - Vistadome ValleyVISTADOME VALLEY CLASS

First class service that covers the route from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. It is the best option to exit the Sacred Valley because of the multiple schedules available for the tourist allowing them to arrange their best itinerary.

it’s coaches are totally covered by panoramic windows so that the tourist does not miss any detail of the journey allowing them to take pictures of sensational and unique landscapes and catch long living memories. The Vistadome Valley has a distinct service on board.

The tourist summerges and senses the Andean culture through its music, show on board and snacks prepared with products from the area.

Train Cuzco to Machu Picchu -  Expedition ClassEXPEDITION CLASS

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.

Expedition service departs from two stations: Cuzco (Poroy) and the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Ollantaytambo)

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.



Five kilometres beyond Pachar, is the village of Ollantaytambo, here, farmers work with the same patience and skill that their ancestors must have employed to shape and then move the huge blocks of stone with which they built both their homes and the temples in which they worshipped.

As the train leaves Ollantaytambo to begin the last part of its journey to Machu Picchu, the temple complex known as The Fortress, dedicated sometime in the 15th century to the many deities of the Inca pantheon, can be seen to the right above the earthwork ramp once used to drag its monolithic blocks up from the valley floor.

The railway follows the river into the Urubamba Gorge. At Coriwaynachina, known simply to the generations of hikers who have begun the Inca Trail there as Km 88, a fine staircase carved into the rock leads to a series of ruined buildings where once, it is said, Inca artisans took advantage of the constant wind that rises from the valley floor to smelt gold.

Emerging from a short tunnel, a series of beautiful agricultural terraces marks the ruins of Qente, which in Quechua means hummingbird. In this fertile microclimate fed by a nearby waterfall, giant hummingbirds are indeed a common sight in the early morning and bright flowers bloom all year round.

Surrounded by tall ceibos and rocky outcrops hung with orchids and bromeliads, the train passes Km 104 at Chachabamba, from where the one-day trek to Machu Picchu via the magnificent ruins of Wiñay Wayna begins.

The train arrives at Machu Picchu Town. Surrounded by the high, green mountains that cradle the famous lost city, as well as myriad other Inca remains, this small town, which is well known for its thermal baths, has blossomed into a popular overnight destination for travelers to Machu Picchu.


Vistadome class:

  • Hear: Traditional dances of the Andean culture, music with instruments of the region combined with nature sounds.

  • 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 experience.

  • Sight: Panoramic windows that connects you to the stunning landscapes and information material about the journey.

Expeditions class:

  • The service has all comforts including air-conditioning and heating, quality sound system and wide space between seats

  • 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

Daily departures all year round from Ollantaytambo Station.


Arrival: Machu Picchu Station.

  • Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) – Machu Picchu

  • Departure: Ollantaytambo station.

  • Duration of the trip: 2 hours.

  • Arrival: Machu Picchu Pueblo Station.

Passengers have to be at the train station 30 minutes before departure.


Routes Map


Vistadome class

Expedition class


Source: PeruRail - Orient Express Peru 2012


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