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Travel through Peru by Rail! The south part of Peru offers a very high quality Rail networks, which includes Cusco to Machu Picchu & Cusco to Puno on Lake Titicaca and from Lake Titicaca to the white city of Arequipa.

Also the famous and luxury train “Andean explorer Belmond” are part of this Rail network.
Train services budget, standard and luxus class will cover any of your expectations. Without doubt, traveling some routes of Peru by rail It is a unique experience that will be for each visitor unforgettable!

We have two train companies operating in the south of Peru, Inca Rail and Peru Rail. Please see below the list of options with routes and a brief description.

1.- BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER: SOUTH AMERICA’S FIRST LUXURY SLEEPER TRAIN:

Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all while traversing the Peruvian Andes. The Belmond Andean Explorer train travels along one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on its way from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Arequipa, and exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one and two-night trips.

Journeys:

  • Peruvian Highlands (Cusco-Puno-Arequipa) 3 days / 2 nights  – Every Thursday
  • Andean Plains & Islands of Discovery (Arequipa-Puno-Cusco) 2 days / 1 night  – Every Saturday
  • Spirit of the Water (Cusco-Puno) 1 Day/1 night – Every Tuesday
  • Spirit of the Andes (Puno-Cusco) 1Day/1night  – Every Wednesday

2.- PERU RAIL TITICACA:

The PeruRail Titicaca train features an open-air observatory car, allowing you to take in the majestic views while enjoying the typical music and dances of the Peruvian highlands. During your trip, you will have the chance to take panoramic pictures of some of the quintessential Andean landscapes.

The route covered by the PeruRail Titicaca train is considered by many travel magazines to be one of the most beautiful in the world, with a trip that lasts ten and a half hours. At the start of the journey, passengers are welcomed at the Wanchaq Station (Cusco) or the Puno Station, where local musicians will provide background music as you board the train. Once aboard, you can enjoy the two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s. Also, during the trip, you will have the finest in gourmet food. The quality of our personalized service is guaranteed.

Journeys:

The PeruRail Titicaca train runs to and from Puno every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

3.- TRAINS TO MACHU PICCHU CITADEL:

BELMOND HIRAM BINGHAM LUXURY:

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through the Peruvian Andes on a train modeled on the Pullman cars of the 1920s? – The Belmond Hiram Bingham train not only makes this possible, it turns a magical journey into an unforgettable experience, with personalized service that takes care of every last detail on your trip. Travel on the exclusive and luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train and enjoy the elegant dining car, the bar car, and the observatory, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music.

Journeys: The Belmond Hiram Bingham train operates every day except for the last Sunday of each month.

VISTADOME TRAIN:

If you love nature and the countryside, the PeruRail Vistadome is exactly what you’re looking for. The panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before. The PeruRail Vistadome* train offers a unique connection with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them. Return trips on the PeruRail Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through our cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment.

Journeys: Daily Departures with a variety of schedules & prices. Station in Cusco or Sacred Valley.

EXPEDITION TRAIN:

If you are looking for an adventure on your way to Machu Picchu at an unbeatable price, on a train with all the onboard comforts you could ask for, the PeruRail Expedition train has just what you need.The train cars of the PeruRail Expedition train are steeped in the designs of Incan culture, making them the perfect way to start your trip to the Machu Picchu citadel. The PeruRail Expedition gives you the chance to take in the unbelievable scenery and take incredible panoramic pictures of a journey unlike any other.

Journeys: Daily Departures with a variety of schedules & prices. Station in Cusco or Sacred Valley.

THE  VOYAGER –  INCA RAIL:

This service has been created for those passengers seeking comfort and relaxation. The cars have capacity for 42 people, comfortable seats with tables, and panoramic windows that allow passengers to enjoy the wonderful scenery all the way. During the trip passengers, will enjoy relaxing background music and can choose from a wide selection of delicious hot and cold drinks made with exotic blends of flavors that include Andean ingredients.

Journeys: Daily Departures with a variety of schedules & prices. Station in Cusco or Sacred Valley.

THE 360 INCA RAIL:

Experience a unique way to travel to Machu Picchu, exploring the Andean landscape like never before with wider and taller panoramic windows and an observation outdoor carriage including a bar. The only train in Peru with an entertainment app on board which will allow you to learn more about the train journey and the Inca civilization. Enjoy our appetizing selection of cold and warm drinks, prepared using fruit juices and Andean herbs, and our delicious gourmet snack:

Journeys: Daily Departures with a variety of schedules & prices. Station in Cusco or Sacred Valley.

THE FIRST CLASS INCA RAIL:

The First Class offers you maximum comfort and space onboard. Enjoy a unique landscape at the Observatory-Lounge with live music, gourmet menu, bar and an outdoor balcony. This service includes private transportation from Machu Picchu Pueblo to the Citadel. On this luxury service, you can expect a finely decorated wagon with panoramic windows and comfortable seats. Taste a Pisco Sour, a traditional Peruvian cocktail followed by a 3-course gourmet menu prepared with Andean ingredients from the Sacred Valley including an exclusive selection of wines and leran how to prepare a delicious Chilcano and Pisco Sour onboard.

Journeys: Daily with a varity schedules.

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