Best views of the Peruvian Andes from the train to Machu Picchu

Dress me through the mountains in Cusco

Have you ever heard of VISTADOME? If you love nature and have a romantic and adventurous spirit, you can not miss the opportunity to know these splendid trains that will take you to the heart of the Urubamba Valley, in the Cusco region, about 2,360 meters above sea level, in the direction to one of the most spectacular and beloved archeological sites on the planet, as well as one of the seven wonders of the modern world: Machu Picchu.

Travel to Machu Picchu in a luxury means of transport

Vistadome Peruvians belong to the PeruRail rail transport company, a company with a mainly leisure clientele that offers different travel solutions suitable for all purposes: it is a company based on experiential tourism that offers original and interesting services on board.


As mentioned, PeruRail’s offer is suitable for all budgets. The top of the range consists of the super luxury option Hiram Bingham, which includes in addition to transportation a gourmet brunch on the road and a dinner around the corner, a selection of national wines and cocktails, entertainment, bus transfer to the entrance from the archeological site and guided visit to the ruins; The cost of the trip exceeds $ 300 per person. An equally valid but much cheaper experience is that of the Expedition with simple but comfortable seats with panoramic windows and a machine to buy soft drinks and snacks: in this case we are talking about a figure between 50 and $ 90 per person.


Keep in mind that the odds are subject to income, therefore, prices may change depending on the season and offers.
An intermediate solution and in our opinion very valid is that of the Peruvian Vistadome, which is characterized above all by large panoramic windows and glazed ceilings that allow you to enjoy a more complete view of the landscape. In terms of services, Vistadomes offers a small fashion show on board that presents


Alpaca wool clothes that can be purchased directly on the train, snacks based on local ingredients and dances typical of the Andean culture. Prices are usually somewhere between those of Hiram Bingham and those of the Expedition, however, when booking on a specific date it is possible to find special offers that make the Vistadome more advantageous than the Expedition.

Types of trains in vistadome

There are 2 types of Vistadome that lead to Machu Picchu: the Vistadome 601 with arrival at the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado at 07:02 and departure at 07:12 for the train station of Machu Picchu and Vistadome 304 that always arrives at the Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado at 18:21 and departure at 18:31 for the final destination, that is, the Urubamba train station (2019 data).
As a preventive measure between January and April (that is, during the rainy season) and for security reasons, the Vistadome that leaves Poroy could leave Ollantaytambo.
If you want to enjoy a trip immersed in the green of the Amazon jungle without sacrificing the comforts of a timely and equipped service, Vistadome is the right choice!

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