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Expedition Train - Peru Rail (Cusco)

he Adventure Starts in the Journey

For all the adventurous travelers who seek to discover all the journey details and arrange the trip itinerary according to their needs. The Expedition is the best alternative to go to Machu Picchu.

The Expedition is a service designed for the traveler´s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.

  • Expedition service departs from two stations: Cusco (Poroy) and the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo)
  • The route Cusco - Machu Picchu is a three hours journey for those who want to departure directly from Cusco, being the only alternative in the market, and the Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu route offer multiple schedules and rates choices.
  • Relax and start your adventure to the next station is Machu Picchu.
  • Because the expedition begins when you depart to your destination.
  • This is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits of Perurail at a lower cost.

train expedition machupicchu

train expedition machupicchu

train expedition machupicchu

The Journey

The village of Poroy is located at 3,673 meters latitude, being the highest point of our journey, which lasts 3 hours.
10 minutes from Poroy we will find the village of Cachimayo, famous for having the ANFO and fertilizers factory.After we reached the village of Cachimayo (Izcuchaca), where the railway passes through the middle of this population; we will continue in the Pampa de Anta, livestock area, and then reach the town of Huarocondo, place where you can taste the best piglets dish offered in the most important celebrations of the population of Cuzco.

  Zigzag Route

Then it will lead to a narrow gorge, called Pomatales, where there is a small river of the same name. Arriving at km. 48 is a zigzag, which indicates the descent into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Later, we will see the Pachar station, place where the Pomatales river empties into the Vilcanota or Urubamba river, formerly called Willcamayu (holy river).

At the foot of the hills to the left side we can see the Inca terraces, which are still used by the inhabitants of the area. At Km 68 is the station of Ollantaytambo to 2792 m, where is located the archaeological park of Ollantaytambo.

The Nevado Veronica  

Following the route about 15 minutes from Ollantaytambo, we see the snow on the right side of the snow hill called Veronica at an altitude of 5682 meters, this mountain is part of the Cordillera de los Andes.

Phiri, Tanccac, Chillca, Piskacucho are the villages that you are able to see along the route and then approach to km. 82, the starting point of the 4 days and 3 nights Inca trail.


 

  Inca Trail

At km. 88 Qorihuayrachina is located the second starting point of the Inca Trail where you walk three days and two nights. From km. 93 or Pampacawa, you will notice the change in vegetation as we approach the jungle and the temperature rise is remarkable. Following the route arrive at km. 104 another start point called Chachabamba Inca Trail, an archeological zone. Many tourists like this route because it's a shorter way to get to Machu Picchu, (approx. 6 hours walk).

Terrazas Incas  

Two minutes after the km. 104, if you look carefully at the top of the hill on the left side, you will see the archaeological site of Wi?aywayna.
And at the foot hill we see the archaeological site of Choquesuysuy composed of walkways and enclosures. At km 106 is located the hydroelectric dam that provides electricity to the entire area of Cusco.

From this point we're 10 minutes from the station of Machu Picchu located in the town of Aguas Calientes, the end of our journey by train.

  Choquesuysuy

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