One of the best and easiest ways to get to Machu Picchu is by rail. It’s a straight shot to Aguas Calientes, the town below Machu Picchu, and all you have to do is enjoy the scenery, which isn’t very hard to do. While there are different train companies making the trip, there’s one that’s raising the bar right now. Here, we take a look at the new luxury train that’s been making its way to the Inca Citadel since the beginning of March, 2018.
Every year, thousands of travelers make their way to Cusco, heavy with anticipation at visiting Machu Picchu, the famous Inca ruins. Just as there are different ways to trek the Inca Trail, there are different ways to visit the ruins, but the most popular and tourist-friendly way of getting there is by rail. It’s always a highlight for tourists on their way to the famous ruins, and you’ll hear singing and laughing as passengers drink a couple of beers and tell their stories.
Inca Rail has always been one of the more reliable companies in the business, and now they have unveiled their new rail line, equipped with everything the modern traveler needs.
Each train now offers passengers 360-degree views of the landscape, so that nothing can get in your way of enjoying the beauty of Peru. The windows even have built-in UV protection to help fight off the surprisingly harsh Andean sun. The company’s goal is to give you the best possible experience of the Peruvian mountains and highlands, which is why each train will have an open-air observation deck where you can take in the mountain air and get an unobstructed peek at the beauty of the Cusco area. Rather than just being a way to get from point A to B, Inca Rail gives its customers a chance to experience the storied landscape firsthand.
Each seat onboard the new train will be equipped with USB ports so that your devices can be fully charged when you need them the most. The train will also be releasing a new GPS-activated app that will give guided tours along the ride to Machu Picchu. This new addition offers passengers a great opportunity to better understand the Incas and the beautiful ruins they’ll soon see.
It doesn’t end there. The train also offers guests local delicacies and a fully stocked bar. This will be your most relaxed day of the entire trip, as you sit back with a cocktail and wait to be transported to Aguas Calientes in anticipation of seeing Machu Picchu the next day. Prices begin at US$78 and will change throughout the year, depending on the season.
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