Vistadome Train - Poroy to Aguas Calientes
The Vistadome Train offers travelers a unique way to travel to Machu Picchu. The train has large panoramic windows that provide travelers with wonderful views of Peru's Sacred Valley. This train is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to experience this gorgeous landscape.
up to 35 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 6:40 AM, 7:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 35 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The Vistadome is a perfect train for travelers who want to look out and appreciate the surrounding landscape as they make their way towards Machu Picchu. The train has large windows on both the sides of the train and the ceiling that offer incomparable views. You'll see large mountains and small villages as you ride the rails, and feel much more connected to the landscape than in a traditional train.
The train's staff provides personalized, high-class service to travelers. The Vistadome has air conditioning and heating, as well as leather seats that are extremely comfortable. During the trip, you may also be entertained with music and traditional dancing.
This train departs from the Poray station, which is about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco. The journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours. The final stop is in Aguas Calientes, the closest town to Machu Picchu. Travelers can easily combine this train ride with tours of Machu Picchu.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothing and camera. BAGGAGE; Trains only allows a back pack of 5 kilos (11 pounds) and measuring not more than 62 inches/157 cm (height, length & width) per passenger. Your heavier and bigger baggage may be transported in another train at an extra cost (US$1.80/kilo, one way, maximum 10 kilos) or may be left for storage at Peru Rail’s Luggage Storage only in Ollantaytambo Train Station at US$5.00/day. Staff do not have time to verify the weight, but anyway it would be better to leave the rest of luggage at your Cusco hotel storage, then when you come back from Machu Picchu, you can pick it up.
Train ride, snack service on board. Selection of hot or cold non-alcoholic drinks (one hot drink and one cold drink per person). Saqra Dances and Fashion Show on the return trip from the Machu Picchu Station to the Ollantaytambo/Poroy (Cusco) Stations.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
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