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Inca Rail

Peru

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  • Overview
  • Interiors
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Philanthropy
  • Location

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Winding through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, deep into the heart of Peru’s ancient past, Inca Rail transports travelers in complete comfort and harmony to magnificent Machu Picchu.

The Peruvian-owned rail line provides a unique vantage point from which to experience the misty peaks, verdant valleys and meandering rivers of the Andes while journeying to this important archeological site. Offering four levels of service and eight daily trips between Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, Inca Rail is a luxurious way to enjoy the 1.5-hour excursion. Spacious seats, panoramic views, UV-protected windows, air conditioning, fine Peruvian cuisine and impeccable service await travelers.

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Interiors

To pay homage to its Peruvian ancestors, Inca Rail has named each train for an Inca emperor or princess. And travelers will also feel like royalty as they step into train cars that have been lovingly designed by local cabinet makers, artisans and technicians — infused with the textures, flavors, scents and sounds of the Andes. Expect plush seating, convenient dining tables, panoramic windows and natural colors that complement the spectacular scenery. Choose from the Tourist Service, Executive Service, First Class Service or Presidential Service.

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Amenities

In addition to the comfortable Tourist Service, discerning travelers enjoy the amenities of the Executive Service, which include spacious seating and all-natural snacks and beverages. First Class Service welcomes travelers with a special drink and scented towel, while also offering a variety of gourmet dishes and wine. Presidential Service is limited to eight guests, providing unparalleled privacy and comfort. The carriage features images of Peruvian culture, as well as bar service and a fabulous tasting menu.

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Activities

The magical Inca city of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated atop a granite mountain, is simply amazing. Travelers from all over the world come to the Andes to explore this important archeological wonder and its beautiful surroundings. Don’t miss the Temple of the Sun and Intihuatana (sun dial), as well as the Temple of the Condor, all preserved to offer a glimpse into the fascinating Inca civilization. Area hikes, bird-watching and viewing exotic flowers are also popular activities.

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Dining

All-natural Peruvian fare adds to Inca Rail’s onboard experience. Travelers on the Executive Service enjoy a selection of biscuits, dried fruit, artisan chocolates and natural beverages. First Class Service offers gourmet cuisine made primarily using organic ingredients indigenous to the Andes, accompanied by fine wines. Presidential Service is enhanced by a special tasting menu created by chefs of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Lima, as well as regional wines and desserts made with exotic local fruits.

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Philanthropy

Inca Rail is a Peruvian-owned company dedicated to preserving the environment, promoting responsible tourism and employing local people. To cut down on waste, the company does not use boxed packages for onboard food or snacks and uses recycled paper for leaflets. All soaps and toiletries are made from natural ingredients and engine additives minimize train emissions. In addition, Inca Rail sponsors and supports activities that promote the cultural heritage and conservation of Peru.

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Location

Inca Rail provides round-trip train service from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, a 1.5-hour trip through the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru’s Cusco region. There are nine railcars: four Tourist Class, three Executive Class, one First Class and one Presidential Service, with a total capacity of 356 seats. Inca Rail offers four departures daily to Machu Picchu and four returning to Ollantaytambo.

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