Machu Picchu is a historical place that a lot of people are dying to see. This beautiful Inca inspired city is located in Peru and is more commonly referred to as “The Lost City of Incas”. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to view this beautiful city that is the true symbol of the Inca Empire. The history behind this city is that the Incas started building it in around 1430 AD.
It was left abandoned a hundred years later due the Spanish conquest of the Incan Empire. It was then brought back to the world’s attention by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and ever since then it has been visited by people from around the world. It is considered a sacred place and most visitors find Machu Picchu a wonderful place to find peace.
Train to Machu Picchu
Getting to Machu Picchu is a quiet, easy, and relaxing journey. Since the sacred site is located in a mountain ridge near the Urubamba Valley, a train is the best form of transportation to reach this beautiful citadel. Upon arriving at Cusco, you’ll start seeing the wonderful city of Peru. You can also start your trip to Machu Picchu with the trains that are available in this city. The duration of the trip usually lasts 4 hours if you decide to catch the train at the Poroy Station which is 20 minutes away from Cusco City. Depending on which train station you plan to catch your ride, the travel time going to Machu Picchu varies as well.
There are different trains that travel to this historic place and you can choose from a whole list depending on your preference.
The Vista Dome is a luxury train that will help you get in touch with nature as you travel to the ancient Inca empire city. The train’s heating and cooling system will assure you of a comfortable trip to Machu Picchu. The departure station for Vista Dome is from Poroy Station and the Ollantaytambo.
This train is named after Hiram Bingham III, the famous historian that rediscovered Machu Picchu. The Hiram Bingham is an Oriental express type train that is operated by Peru Rail. You’ll be able to experience luxury at its best in its cozy interior. The warm feel in this train will surely fire up the excitement on your way to the ancient destination. It is also able to carry up to 84 passengers and arrangements can be made to have your own personal guide upon reaching the site.
This train was designed by Edwards RailCar Company and is continuing to bring a whole new experience to traveling. It has a state of the art mechanism that ensures passengers a safe and comfortable trip. The design of this beautiful train is based from the different birds that inhabit the citadel’s environment. You’ll have a closer connection to nature even before you reach The Lost City of the Incas.