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Machu Picchu Train

Cusco to Machu Picchu Train is not an ordinary train. There are 112 Km, about 4 hours from San Pedro Station in Cusco to Aguas Calientes Station. Once you are there, you must take the bus up the mountains towards the Lost City of the Incas or you can walk from there to the ruins. It takes about one hour and a half if you walk.

Machu Picchu Train
Train to Machu Picchu - the lost city of the Incas, Peru

This trip is designed for travelers who do not have much time or don´t feel fit enough to hike the inca trail. Maybe you just want to visit Machu Pichu enjoying a beautiful train journey. It starts at Cusco, the train ascends the mountains up to Cusco's highest point (The Arch) into the village of Poroy and then descends along the Urubamba river through very narrow gorges just right next to the rocky sides of the cliffs. The beautiful, wild, natural scenery will impress you.

There is a shorter route that also leads to Machu Picchu. It is the Ollanta route and begins in the main intermediate station, Ollanta. You could take this train after spending the night in the Sacred Valley and continue your trip towards Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Train
Machu Picchu Train, the highest railwaytrack in the world

Machu Picchu Train Services

Three types of trains are available to travel to Machu Picchu for foreigners:

The Backpacker Trains
The cheapest way to travel from Cusco to The Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo) and Machu Picchu. Are you the adventurous type of person? Then why not try an authentic peruvian experience?

The Vistadome Trains
These trains have panoramic windows for you to enjoy the spectacular views along the way, get your camera ready! Hot and Cold snacks and drinks are served on board.

The Hiram Bingham Train
The Hiram Bingham is a luxury train that takes you from Cusco to Machu Picchu in style. It departs from Poroy, about 20 minutes cab ride from Cusco. Meals with Peruvian wine and beer, entertainment and guides that gives you all the information about your visit to the historical monument are some of the services offered in this fantastic Machu Picchu train.

Peru rail is the only company that operates the trains in Peru.




Machu Picchu Cusco Travel

Guided Trips to Machu Picchu
Choosing one of the tours of Machu Picchu will make you marvel with the Lost city of the Incas, the Sacsaywaman fortress, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Wiracocha, Cusco Cathedral, Lares and its lost comunities, etc.

Inca Trail Holiday Tours
An inca trail holiday will impress you with great lakes, snow-capped mountains, vast valleys and Inca ruins.

Temple of the Sun Machu Picchu
The Temple of the Sun Machu Picchu is among the many intact remnants of Inca culture that can be seen in Peru.

Machu Picchu Tourism
Machu Picchu tourism is an amazing experience, one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of South American civilization.


Visiting Machu Picchu

If you are planing to travel to Machu Picchu, "The Lost City of the Incas", prepare your soul for an idyllic dream.
Explore the sacred valleys, mountains, temples, ruins and trails. Try to find answers to the enigma around The lost city of the Incas, a misterious city. Roads, steps, fountains, temples and spectacular views are just a sample of what you will find when travelling to Machu Picchu.

Travel to Machu Picchu


Facts Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, is nestled 7,500 feet above sea level in the Andean mountain range above the Urubamba valley.
Many questions remain unanswered but here are a few generally accepted ideas about this ancient city on a mountain peak. Like the pyramids of Egypt, it was created using massive stones hauled over great distances. Inca structures were highly resistant to earthquakes and it’s one of the reasons Machu Picchu is still standing today.

Facts Machu Picchu


The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a mountainous jungle hike that take you to the Lost City of the Incas. It is usually covered in 4 days (about 45 Kilometers) arriving at Machu Picchu on the final day before returning to Cusco.
You will reach altitudes of 4200m and enjoy spectacular views along the way. It is rated moderate so any person reasonably fit will be able to cover the route. Probably one of the most significant features of Machu Picchu history is the architecture.

Machu Picchu Trail


Ancient Machu Picchu

The site of Machu Picchu has been described as an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization. It is without a doubt one of the most worthy and possibly life changing sites there is in the world.

Ancient Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Architecture

The sprawling complex of Machu Picchu architecture, at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, often appears to merge with the surrounding hillside.

Machu Picchu Architecture


Machu Picchu Inca

Based on evidence, it has been suggested that the Machu Picchu Inca Citadel was built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti, however there are other various theories on the purpose of the site including one that suggests it was a settlement built to control the economy of the Inca regions.

Machu Picchu Inca


Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu founder

Hiram Bingham was born on the 19th of November, 1875. He went on to become an academic, working in Universities such as Princeton and later Yale, where he was appointed lecturer in South American history.

Bingham Machu Picchu


Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu or Wayna Picchu is one of the famous mountain images in the world. With a height of 2667 meters above sea level, it beautifully raises over Machu Picchu.
The most interesting thing here is the view of the Lost City of the Incas and the Urubamba river to the bottom of the Canyon, you can even hear its turbulent waters from such a high altitude.


Huayna Picchu


Machu Picchu Weather

Machu Picchu weather is divided between dry and wet seasons. Most of the annual rainfall occurs from October to April, although it is not unusual for the summertime Machu Picchu weather to include rainstorms.

Machu Picchu Weather


Cusco to Machu Picchu Train

Many people choose to hike the Inca Trail to get to Machu Picchu, but many more are limited by time so they choose to take the train (It's a 70 mile-112 km ride). The train sets out for Machu Picchu and arrives in Aguas Calientes. There is a shorter route that also leads to the lost city of the Incas, it is the Ollanta route, and begins in the main intermediate station, Ollanta.

Machu Picchu Train




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