Perurail Trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu
Ticket Office: Av. Ferrocarril s/n, Ollantaytambo, Valle Sagrado, Cusco 08676, Peru
Perurail Trip from Cusco to Machu PicchuSeems like every road leads from the former Inca capital at Cusco to the magnificent ruins at Machu Picchu, but getting there on Perurail—the nation’s railroads—is surely the most thrilling and romantic journey. Budget travelers hop the Expedition, and get there, with less luxury and—some say—fewer breathtaking vistas (it’s route-related). High-rollers choose the exceedingly expensive Belmond Hiram Bingham, an Orient-Express-like affair that naturally includes high tea, haute cuisine, crisp uniforms, and very sí-señor service as well as Perurail’s plushest dome car. Note there’s a spectacular upper-deck outlook on the mid-priced Vistadome, too.