Vistadome Vs Expedition Train



For those who are looking for an ideal train that makes you feel like you are part of nature and the countryside as you pass by, on your way to Machu Picchu. Then the Vistadome is exactly what you’re looking for! 

Surrounded entirely by glass, in cars with large panoramic windows. Offering incomparable scenic views.  You will have numerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures. Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru. PeruRail provides travelers on board personalized, first class service to give them an unforgettable travel experience.

It has two stations of departure to Machu Picchu.  Cusco (Poroy – Located 25mins away from Cusco ) and the Sacred Valley (Ollantaytambo – Located 2 hours away from Cusco).

The Vistadome also has air conditioning, heating and leather seats that conform to the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip.

The train offers a higher standard of service, which allows you the visitor to be immersed in the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and food. The cooks on board carefully prepare the food with local ingredients.

Best price: US$67 upgrade only for the return trip from Aguas Caliente to Ollantaytambo and includes the transfer back to the hotel.

Connect your senses through a sophisticated travel experience with the best comfort and quality service. 

They serve snacks and a local dance show takes place on board.


The Expedition class is a service designed for traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located facing each other, so you can share your experience with each other. For faithful backpackers, they offer racks placed near the door and above the seats. This train has panoramic windows, air conditioning, heating, snacks, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere. 

Expedition service departs from Ollantaytambo:  in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located 2 hours away from Cusco. We drive you in a private van from Cusco to meet the train in Ollantaytambo. When you return from Aguas Calientes you meet your private van to return to your hotel in Cusco.

Our standard tours and treks includes the EXPEDITIONS TRAIN which runs from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.

This is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits of PeruRail at a lower cost for the traveler than the Vistadome Train.

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