+51 984 004 472 info@tierrasvivas.com
+51 984 004 472 info@tierrasvivas.com

Machu Picchu Vistadome vs 360 Inca Rail train

Tierras Vivas Travel > Machu Picchu Vistadome vs 360 Inca Rail train

Machu Picchu Vistadome vs 360 Inca Rail train

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.

Vistadome train

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.

  • The Vistadome train has two exit stations to Machu Picchu: Cusco (Poroy) and the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo).
  • The Vistadome also has an air conditioning and heating system, leather seats that adapt to the body providing comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.
  • From the Poroy station located about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco, the trip lasts a little over three hours to Machu Picchu, unique travel experience in which Perurail cares about every detail.
  • From the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) with a journey of one hour and 30 minutes, practical and fast travel experience with more than ten schedules to choose from and three different prices.
  • The Vistadome has a different service on board, which allows the traveler to immerse themselves and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dances and even food carefully prepared with ingredients from the area.
  • Connect your senses through a sensory and sophisticated travel experience.
  • An on-board experience with greater comfort and quality service.

Vistadome Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Tours 2022 & 2023

Inca Rail 360

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.

Vistadome vs 360 train


Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu 360° Train – Inca Rail

2 day Machu Picchu Tours from Tierras Vivas


Best Tours to Machu Picchu

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.

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

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.

Travel New Posts

Machu Picchu Holidays Peru

Holidays to Machu Picchu

Cusco and Machu Picchu are spectacular destinations 365 days a year. But, there are unique...
Read More

10 tourist places in Piura, where summer never ends

If there is a destination that stands out for its paradisiacal beaches, delicious cuisine and...
Read More

Official Inca Trail Availability 2023

Check the Inca Trail in real-time availability for 2023 and reserve in advance. There is...
Read More

    Request information

    Select your country

    Date of travel

    Select your tour

    Number of people

    How did you hear about us:

    Tierras Vivas - Travel Agency