You're on vacation, so slow down and take the scenic route. This throwback lets you enjoy the ease and comfort of traveling by train. If you've never done it before it's a treat. Whether you're traveling solo, enjoying a vacation with your significant other, or a family getaway, the train is an excellent way to unplug and be in the moment — read a book, play a card game, or simply look out the window whilst holding hands. Go along for the ride and take in the beauty of Peru.
- 4 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 3:20 PM, 4:43 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Discover the unique pleasure of taking a train ride through the Andes. The highlands of Peru serve as a breathtaking backdrop for 3 hours and 50 minutes as you make your way from Aguas Calientes (near Machu Picchu) to Cusco's Poroy Station. For once, you can let someone else do the driving and not have to worry about watching the clock. This isn't your morning commute, so this comfortable and stress-free ride offers you everything you need:
- Comfortable seating.
- Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
- Gift shop.
The train's friendly and helpful staff are happy to answer any questions you may have, after all, they've made this voyage many times. Fortunately for them, the beauty of the Peruvian landscape never gets old. You'll see for yourself when you book this excursion — more than mere transportation, on this train ride, the journey is part of the adventure.
In terms of luggage, you are allowed a backpack or small carry-on of 11 pounds (5 kg). This is on an honour-based system; train attendants will not be checking the weight of each individual bag, so please adhere to this rule. For good measure, you are advised to leave the brunt of your luggage in hotel storage and retrieve it upon your return (if going round-trip).
Please keep in mind that you may be subject to PeruRails Bimodal Service if you're traveling between January and April. Bimodal service combines bus and train travel. You will board at Machu Picchu Station, arrive at Ollantaytambo Station, then depart for a bus to Wanchaq Station — which will put you 5 minutes from the heart of Cusco's historic town center.All aboard! The Andes are waiting for you...
What to Bring
A camera, comfortable clothes, a backpack or carry-on no larger than 11 pounds (5 kg).
- Drop off at your Cusco hotel.
- Private transportation for 2+ passengers.
- Shared transportation for solo travelers.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.
Loved this trip
The train was very rocky and I felt so car sick. But the travel was effective and well organized for sure. :)