Choose a train to travel by train to Machu Picchu

Traveling to Peru is an experience that leads to the origins of the world, among valleys, forests and virgin landscapes where you can discover the mystical side of the country. To really appreciate this aspect, the best way is to board a train and slowly get carried away to places of extraordinary beauty.

One of the most popular railway routes in Peru is the one that leads to Machu Picchu, the famous Inca capital. Simply choose one of the trains of the PeruRail railway company to go back in time.

Hiram Bingham – Belmond

This train owes its name to the explorer who, in 1911, discovered the citadel of Machu Picchu. It crosses the suggestive and panoramic valley of Urubamba and has wagons decorated in the style of the Pullman wagons of the 1920s, furnished in polished wood and brass, with large and comfortable armchairs.
Itinerary and frequency: Poroy (Cusco) – Aguas Calientes; It operates every day except Sundays
Rate: from 655 euros per person, round trip, which includes brunch, live music, afternoon tea at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and gourmet dinner


The best solution for nature and photography enthusiasts. The large panoramic windows of this train, in fact, allow you to enjoy a unique view. On the return trip, you can attend a fashion show that shows an exclusive collection of clothes made with baby alpaca, which you can also buy, and a live dance show.
Itinerary and frequency: Poroy (Cusco) – Aguas Calientes; operates every day
Rate: from 192 euros per person, round trip, which includes snacks and refreshments on board


The ideal train for adventurers: it offers comfort and safety at more affordable prices. The wagons have bathrooms and the car seats have been remodeled with Inca rugs.
Itinerary and frequency: Poroy (Cusco) – Aguas Calientes; operates every day
Rate: from 130 euros per person, round trip. Snacks and drinks are not included.

From Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu

The Inca Rail company, on the other hand, offers trains that lead to Machu Picchu from the old town of Ollantaytambo and along the Vilcanota River. The company is particularly attentive to environmental respect, using additives capable of reducing CO2 emissions in engines, biological products and reducing the use of plastic and personal care products. There are two trains: the luxurious Inca Princess and the Inca Train.
Itinerary and frequency: Ollantaytambo (Cusco) – Aguas Calientes; operates every day
Rate: from 108 euros per person, round trip, which includes snacks and refreshments on board.

More news About Trains to Machu Picchu

The new Belmond Andean Explorer Cusco-Puno-Arequipa will operate from May 2017 and will travel on one of the highest railway routes on Earth, crossing the Peruvian Andes, from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa. The interiors of the Belmond Andean Explorer designed by Inge Moore of The Gallery HB; The refined private cabins and the two elegant restaurant cars will house up to 68 guests in the name of luxury.
There are several routes: 1 night / 1 day from Cusco to Puno and vice versa, 2 nights / 3 days from Cusco to Arequipa through Lake Titicaca, 2 nights / 2 days from Arequipa to Cusco through Puno.
Itinerary: Cusco – Lake Titicaca (Puno) – Arequipa; does not operate in february
Rate: from 424 euros per person, for the 1-night trip, which includes meals, open bar and excursions according to the program

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