The Train Between Cusco and Machu Picchu is Magical

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There is no doubt that one of the most special and enchanting places on Earth is the Machu Picchu site in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This 15th-century site was constructed by the Inca civilization that once controlled this territory, serving as a town and a citadel whose construction still fascinates us to this day.

If you are looking to visit Machu Picchu, one of the best ways to do so is to start from the larger city of Cusco. The train that goes to the architectural site from Cusco is an absolutely unforgettable and magical experience.

Visitors have two different companies to choose from for the journey between Cusco and Aguascalientes (the closest town to Machu Picchu): Inca Rail and Peru Rail.

Both companies offer various train options for the journey. The most common and most economical, known as the Expedition Train (Peru Rail) and the Voyager Train (Inca Rail) features cabins that have massive windows, providing excellent views of the mountains and valleys that characterize the Andean landscape.

Both companies also offer luxury options that include live entertainment, food, and drinks typical of the area. If you are looking for a nicer option or want to sample the area’s cuisine, these trains are a fantastic option.

Whichever train you choose, the journey is magical and a fantastic way to experience the Andean highlands at a comfortable pace. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity if visiting Machu Picchu!