The Mysteries of Machu Picchu
Since its discovery in the early 20th century, Machu Picchu has taken off as a world destination, being named year after year as a best travel destination and one of...
The trip in train to Machu Picchu is a unique experience in the world. From its beginning in Cusco to the arrival to the citadel, you will find yourself surrounded by places that will leave you breathless. At Inca Rail, we want you to enjoy every stage of your trip to the fullest. For this reason, we have launched the new 360 ° Machu Picchu Train.
The 360° Machu Picchu Train features
This train, with reupholstered and reconditioned seats for 248 passengers, is a new option to travel to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Pueblo and it is a unique alternative, since the 360 ° Machu Picchu Train has large and high domed windows with UV protection and has become the best panoramic train in Peru.
Thanks to these panoramic windows, the tourists who travel in the 360° Machu Picchu Train will be able to appreciate all the details of the Andes mountain range that surrounds the road to the great Inca citadel in a unique way.
The new train also features an open-air observation carriage at the centre of the train, allowing passengers to step out, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and fully immerse themselves in the spectacular scenery on show. These benefits are what make Inca Rail’s new service Peru’s most scenic train to Machu Picchu.
In addition, and to adapt to the needs of our tourists, the 360 ° Machu Picchu Train offers several options to make the trip as entertaining as possible.
On the one hand, each seat has its own USB port, where passengers an charge their devices and reach the citadel with everything ready to immortalize their memories.
On the other hand, starting in April, there will be a mobile application that our passengers can download for free before their trip allowing them to appreciate all the historical, cultural and natural details of each area throughout the train ride.
The 360° Machu Picchu Train also offers a delicious Peruvian food service to be enjoyed on your way to Machu Picchu. Among the options there is a light meal at midday that varies depending on the season. These dishes are accompanied by tasty juices made with fruits and herbs grown in the Sacred Valley.
Departure points and times
If you are planning your trip in train to Machu Picchu you already know that there are several train options and, like the rest of them, the 360 ° Machu Picchu Train will have daily departures from the stations of Poroy, once a day, and Ollantaytambo, twice a day, heading to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu Pueblo, the gateway to our wonder of the world.
As we told you before, it is important to choose the departing station depending on how many days you have to get to the citadel… We recommend to leave from Poroy if you have between one or two days, and from Ollantaytambo if you have three or more days.
We would also like to remind you that between the months of January and April the Poroy station closes due to the rainy season, period in which we offer our Bimodal Service.
How to book a seat in the 360 ° Machu Picchu Train
Machu Picchu is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, so it is important that you book your train seat well in advance.
In the case of the 360° Machu Picchu Train, the reservations are now available and you can make it through our website; you just have to select the date, time of departure and the station where you want to board the train.
We recommend you make this reservation at least one month in advance during the low season and at least three months in advance during the high season.
The cost of the 360° Machu Picchu Train service can be around USD 170 (round trip) per person and it may change during the most demanded season.
Undoubtedly, this new train will be a unique experience to live the magical visit of Machu Picchu. Do you want to book it now? Click here and start your adventure to the great Inca citadel.