The announcement of Inca Rail‘s new 360° Machu Picchu Train, along with its other luxurious options, generated a lot of amazing press coverage in March. This scenic luxury train, a new, affordable way to journey to Machu Picchu, began operating earlier this month. With revamped carriages, panoramic windows, and an observation deck with unparalleled views, a journey on the Inca Rail is definitely the best way to visit the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu in Peru.
Of the spectacular press coverage procured by the JG Black Book Public Relations team this month, it was difficult to narrow down which articles we loved the most. Read on below to see a few of most noteworthy quotes from our favorite editorials on Inca Rail‘s new trains.
Reader’s Digest, “11 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips That Won’t Break the Bank” by Melissa Klurman
“The saying, ‘Getting there is half the fun,’ definitely applies to a trip to the 15th century ruins of Machu Picchu that are found high in the mountains of Central Peru. To get to the closest access point in Agua Calientes, you need to take a train (or participate in a walking trek). Some rail options cost hundreds of dollars, but the best, and newest choice is on Inca Rail for just $61.”
Lonely Planet, “See Peru Like Never Before on the Most Scenic Train Journey to Machu Picchu” by Una Minh-Kavanagh
“With USB ports on each seat for charging devices, the train aims to cater to the modern traveller and will also serve up local delicacies from their onboard trolley that will change with the seasons. By summer 2018, the company plans to have a GPS activated app that will give tourists a lowdown on the culture, history, and countryside that they’ll see on their journey.”
Matador Network, “This Luxe Panoramic Train in Peru Will Make You Rethink Hiking to Machu Picchu” by Tim Wenger
“For the ultimate in upscale traveling, groups of up to eight passengers can charter a private train, the most exquisite option available. Guests are greeted by a bottle of Champagne upon boarding. In addition to taking in panoramic views of the Sacred Valley from the balcony or from within the luxurious coaches, the trip is spent sampling regional wines paired with Peruvian cuisine options. There’s also an open bar for the cocktail-inclined (we recommend trying a Pisco Sour).”
AFAR Magazine, “The Journey to Machu Picchu Just Got Seriously Luxurious” by Sarah Buder
“Part of the magic of visiting Machu Picchu lies in the journey it takes to get there. The UNESCO World Heritage Site sits more than 7,000 feet above sea level, nestled high in the Andes above Peru’s Sacred Valley. For many centuries, a treacherous expedition was the only way to reach this ancient Inca citadel. Today, travelers wishing to venture to the mystical ruins can do so in a pleasant matter of hours aboard a selection of luxury train operators—one of which just unveiled a full-scale upgrade to its fleet.”
Travel Agent Central, “Inca Rail Announces the Launch of Machu Picchu Trains”
“With 30 recliner seats in two carriages and access to an observatory lounge, passengers can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding scenery on The First-Class Machu Picchu Train. The observatory lounge includes an outdoor balcony, full service bar, and live Andean music performed by local Peruvian musicians. Upon boarding the train, First Class passengers are greeted with a welcome cocktail before being shown to their seats. An Andean themed three-course tasting menu is paired with regional wines and served in guests’ seats.”