There are different routes to get to Machu Picchu, one of them is by train. If this was the option you chose, there are different types of train from which to choose, here we present the differences between the two luxury trains to reach Machu Picchu, the Vistadome train and the Inca Rail 360.
For nature-loving travelers who want to be in touch with the environment, this is the phrase with which Vistadome is described. The Vistadome train has three possible departure stations to Machu Picchu, the Ollantaytambo station (90 minutes from Cusco), the Poroy station (30 minutes from Cusco), and the Urubamba station (70 minutes from Cusco). ). All with the same destination, the station of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo).
This is a mid-range option with comfortable seats, air-conditioned compartments and panoramic windows to ensure you fully immerse yourself in the beautiful outdoor landscape. There are also snacks and drinks on board along with live shows of traditional Peruvian music. The Panoramic Vistadome Train to Machupicchu in Perurail, for the nature lover traveler who seeks to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful route to Machu Picchu, the Vistadome is the ideal train.
Surrounded entirely by glass, with wagons with wide panoramic windows that offer unparalleled scenic views and a number of opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler in the Vistadome connects and feels part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Perurail provides a personalized and first level service in which the traveler on board will live an unforgettable experience.
In order to offer a new travel experience to Machu Picchu, Inca Rail, a railway company that provides transportation to its passengers on the tourist route from Cusco and Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, presents The Inca Rail 360 Machu Picchu Train, the train with the best surround panoramic view of Peru, and an outdoor observatory car that includes a bar. The only rail service in Peru that will have an onboard entertainment app that will allow you to learn more about the journey and the Inca civilization.
The new service is aimed at tourists who want to live an experience closer to nature and the landscapes of the Sacred Valley, without neglecting the comforts and luxury offered by Inca Rail services. For this reason, the The Inca Rail 360 Machu Picchu Train offer an exclusive design, comfortable seats with leather pads and tables blown up. In addition, it has panoramic side windows with UV protection, wider than other trains.
To complete the experience, the passenger can also enjoy the gourmet delights with products from the Sacred Valley offered by Inca Rail, a selection of hot and cold drinks made with Andean herbs or natural fruit juices. Also, during the following months an audio-guide application will be installed that will provide information related to the route in different languages.
We are a company that offers experiences and we have been working on improving each service so that, from the purchase of your tickets, to your transfer to Machu Picchu, the tourist will live a unique experience. We have invested 4 million dollars in this new service with the eager to provide the best to our passengers, we have planned that with this new train we will transport 630 thousand passengers in 2018, commented Armando Pareja, General Manager of Inca Rail.
Finally, as part of its growth the company also takes a step forward and renews its image, to be today Machu Picchu Train, the change has involved a design modification in the trains, colors, graphics and names of all its services, all with In order to generate a better relationship with the public.
Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views.
The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes.