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Vistadome Train - Peru Rail (Cusco)

"A journey for your senses"

The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.

Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru. Perurail provide travelers on board personalized and first level service to give them an unforgettable life experience.

  • The Vistadome has three stations of departure to Machu Picchu: Cusco (Poroy), Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) and Sacred Valley (Urubamba)
  • The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.
  • From Poroy station located about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco, the journey to Machu Picchu lasts just over three hours. This is a unique journey experience in which PeruRail is concerned about every detail.
  • From the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) this is a journey of one hour and 30 minutes, with practical and fast travel experience, offering more than ten schedules to choose and three different rates.
  • From Urubamba station, located 3 hours from Tambo del Inka Hotel.
  • The Vistadome has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients
  • Connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience.
  • On-board experience with the best comfort and quality service.

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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).

Inca Terraces  

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 Wiñacaywayna.
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.



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