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Vistadome Train vs 360 Inca Rail train

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One of the most popular ways get to Machu Picchu is by train. There are two train companies that do these trips, Inca Rail and Peru Rail. Peru Rail has been operating since 1999. Peru Rail comes in with a lot of experience as they have had many years to fine tune their services. Their daily departures also outnumber Inca Rail 360s´ by a huge margin, thereby making them the more flexible alternative. Inca Rail can be viewed as a slightly more modern option. Coming with its own unique features and comforts, Inca Rail is a viable option that´s worth every dollar. It started operations in 2007 and has been going from strength to strength. Both train companies offer varied service lines and pricing to suit all budgets. Below we compare their median luxury range trains, namely the Vistadome Train vs 360 Inca Rail train.

Vistadome train

This is a mid-range option with comfortable seats, air-conditioned compartments and panoramic windows. There are a number of benefits to look forward to when you choose the Vistadome train. Firstly, you can enjoy an informative narration over the speakers about Inca history and culture and general tourist information. Another great perk is the onboard entertainment. Live the journey through an inspiring and unique dance show inspired by the Andes. For the nature lovers, there are panoramic views of the stunning landscapes, which include snow capped gigantic mountain peaks and the valley carpeted with farming terraces. Enjoy from the wide windows that cover the roof and both sides of the train. The train also serves hot drinks accompanied by a selection of snacks like quinoa bars, chocolate bars and coca/muña candies.

The Vistadome train has three possible departure stations to Machu Picchu. From Ollantaytambo station (90 minutes from Cusco), or Poroy station (30 minutes from Cusco), and Urubamba station (70 minutes from Cusco). The departures all head to Machu Picchu Pueblo, the train station in Aguas Calientes.

The carriage of the train is surrounded entirely by glass, and offers unparalleled scenic views of the Andes. Presented to you is great opportunities to take spectacular photographs of the impressive landscape of Peru. The extended number of daily departures, allows for flexible departures whenever there is availability. Peru Rail prides itself in providing first class onboard experience.

Inclusions on the Vistadome

Inca Rail 360

Inca Rail has the Inca Rail 360 as its mid-range train service. This train comprises of comfortable leather seats, air conditioned compartments, wide windows for stunning panoramic views and an outdoor observation car with a bar.

Inca Rail invested a lot into this train service, in order to offer you luxurious travel at a reasonable price. The general esthetic of the train is modern classic, with wide tables in front of each two person seat. Enjoy the wide leather seats, that you can simply sink into. If you board the train from Ollantaytambo train station, you can enjoy the added extra of a complimentary waiting room with refreshments. Onboard they have an open-air observation car with a bar, which is ideal for admiring the unmissable landscape of the Peruvian Andes Mountains. Included is an onboard entertainment app that will allow you to learn more about the journey and the Inca civilization. At your seats are individual USB charging ports to recharge your devices.

This train is built with wider windows for an incapsulating view of the valley you pass through. Look forward to the refreshments and snacks served enroute to Machu Picchu. They are committed to offering excellent service and serving food made from the best Andean herbs, natural fruits juices and organic ingredients. Even though they only have 2 departure times in the morning, if you take the first train you can make it in time to do the Huayna Picchu mountain hike.

Inclusions on the Inca Trail 360

Other trains to Machu Picchu

As stated above these two train companies a variety of other service lines. All with different amenities and prices. You can choose from the most budget friendly to the most exclusive and luxurious lines available.

The Vistadome Train vs 360 Inca Rail train was updated in June 2024!

Vistadome Train vs 360 Inca Rail train

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