Travel in a luxury train: live an incredible experience on your way to Machu Picchu

Terra Explorer
December 17, 2020

Visiting and touring Machu Picchu is an experience you will never forget, a dream that we must fulfill at least once in our lives. There are several ways to get to this destination, from walking for 5 days by Inca trails to travel in a luxury train to Machu Picchu.

Who would not like to travel in perfectly conditioned wagons, with live music, while enjoying a drink and a beautiful view of the road to the Inca citadel?

If you are looking for an original way to get to Machu Picchu, we tell you why traveling on a luxury train is an excellent alternative for you and any lover of adventure and luxury tourism.

Benefits of traveling on a luxury train to Machu Picchu

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  • – Welcome with live music
  • – Gourmet food
  • – Drinks on board
  • – Comfortable seats
  • – Safe Journey
  • – Cozy and unique decoration
  • – Large windows to appreciate the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas

What luxury trains can I find to travel to Machu Picchu?

For all those who wish to travel to this incredible destination with an exclusive service, you can choose between the following alternatives:

The First Class Machu Picchu Inca Rail train

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Enjoy an incredible landscape in the observatory-lounge with live music, gourmet menu, bar and an outdoor balcony where you can appreciate the beauty of nature and Andean culture. The tour starts in Machu Picchu Pueblo and goes all the way to the citadel.

The First Class offers you a finely decorated wagon with panoramic windows and comfortable seats, where you will be able to try and prepare a Pisco Sour or a delicious Chilcano. You well also have the opportunity to enjoy and learn a little more about our gastronomy.

Sacred Valley PeruRail train

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The decoration of the Sacred Valley train was inspired by the 20s, which is reflected in the bar and the sumptuous dining wagon.

This exclusive service offers you gourmet lunches and dinners, as well as Andean hot drinks. Food includes an entree, a main course and a delicious dessert. Best of all, you can accompany them with a glass of wine and petit four.

What is your route? The Sacred Valley connects Urubamba and Machu Picchu across the Sacred Valley in an average of 3 hours. Also, stop at the luxurious Belmond Río Sagrado hotel in Urubamba.

From July 2019, passengers on this train can enjoy the elegant VIP waiting room located at the Machu Picchu Station. Best of all, this train only has capacity for 33 passengers, so you will travel very comfortable.

Related: Hacienda Huayoccari: A Peek Into The 20th Century Elites Of The Sacred Valley

Hiram Bingham train

foreign machu picchu train

The easiest way to get from Cusco to Aguas Calientes is by train. And although there are several alternatives, there is no better experience than doing it in the most exclusive service, in the Hiram Bingham luxury train.

Traveling on this train, the trip will be an experience. It has conditioned wagons with a 20s style, reliving the luxury of the old trains. The armchairs of polished wood and bronze are wide and comfortable.

In addition, the incredible service allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture thanks to live music, typical dances, rituals, as well as an incredible culinary experience. The last wagon is a bar and gazebo, where you can enjoy snacks, and any beverage of your choice.

The trip begins with a welcome cocktail, followed by a gourmet lunch with the best of Peruvian cuisine. And if you are also returning by train, you will enjoy a fantastic dinner. A unique show to the rhythm of Peruvian box and tambourines, accompanied by typical and international music, will make your trip an extraordinary experience.

And best of all: you have not yet reached Machu Picchu!

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Recommendations for traveling by train

  • – Take advantage of the possibility of buying your tickets online before traveling.
  • – Arrive at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure time.
  • – Print your tickets and show them next to your identity document or passport.

What do we offer you in Terra Explorer?

Remember that in Terra Explorer we offer you the best alternatives to get to know the best of Peru. If you want to get to Machu Picchu in a luxury train, we have the perfect tour packages for you.

Travel for 10 days with your family and live an extraordinary experience on the way to the Inca citadel. Row in the beautiful Huaypo lagoon, ride a bike through the Andes mountain range, and enjoy a day of rafting on the rapids of the Urubamba River.

Another alternative to live a luxury adventure is to tour Peru for 13 days. From a walk along the Miraflores boardwalk to a luxury cruise on the Amazon River, finishing with a walk through the beautiful Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Now that you know why traveling to Machu Picchu on a luxury train is a perfect experience for you, do you dare to live this incredible adventure? In Terra Explorer we have several itineraries. If you want to know Peru in an authentic and spectacular way, get in touch with us, and we will help you design the trip of your dreams!


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