Inca Rail Machu Picchu – Peru
Av. Augusto Perez Aranibar 1872, San Isidr, Lima
Macchu Pichu – Peru
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Date of Creation
Train General Manager
Armando Pareja has worked in the railway industry for more than 15 years in senior management positions, with an Engineer’s Degree from the prestigious Universidad de Lima, he is well known for this capacity of leading transformations and growth of companies.
Luxury travel to and from the ancient citadel of “Machu Picchu”one of the New Wonders of the World.
Inca Rail personalized service is beyond expectations, The First Class wagon offers a true Peruvian experience traveling in an elegant carriage that includes a finely decorated Observatory-Lounge with bar and open air balcony.
History & Story
In 2006 following the inscription of Machu Picchu on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Mr. Juan Alberto Forsyth Rivarola (former C.E.O) was a little boy who always played with trains during his childhood and finally after many years made his dream come true by creating the first Peruvian capital railway company named “Inca Rail” under his own company The Crosland Group.
Inca Raillaunched commercial operations on the route Ollantaytambo-Machu Picchu in October 5, 2009 along the tracks of Peru’s South-WesternRailways that reached Machu Picchu in 1928.
The “Lost City of the Inca´s” was discovered on July 24th, 1911 since then Machu Picchu has become one of the most visited site in Peru. Today, INCA RAIL travels a 67.5 mile (108.6 kilometer) stretch of undulating, narrow gauge track from Cusco (11,437 feet above sea level)heading down the valley to the last living Inca civilization of Ollantaytambo (9,176 feet above sea level) then winds alongside the rushing Vilcanota river as it reaches AguasCalientes at the base of Machu Picchu (6,693 feet above sea level)
Main strenghts, Special touch
The First Class offers a unique luxury travel experience. Enjoy a “Pisco Sour” traditional Peruvian welcome cocktail followed by a 4-coursegourmet menu prepared with Andean ingredients from the Sacred Valley including anexclusive selection of wines, walk to the Observatory-Lounge carriage and enjoy our live music, bar and open-air balcony while you admire the amazing scenery.The First Class includes the bus ride to/from the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
Inca Rail trains departure daily from Poroy Train Station (Cusco City) and OllantaytamboTrain Station (Sacred Valley).
The route from Poroy Train Station to AguasCalientesTrain Station (Machu Picchu) is about 3hrs and 30min and from OllantaytamboTrain Station toAguasCalientes Train Station (Machu Picchu) is about 1hour and 40 minutes.
Key sites/activities in the area
- Machu Picchu: Quechua for “Old Mountain,” the Lost City of the Inca´s was built around 1450 on top a granite Andean mountain at 7,972 feet above sea level and brought to the world’s attention in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, aided by local Peruvians.
- Sacred Valley: On route to and from Machu Picchu, INCA RAIL trains traverse the Sacred Valley of the Incas northwest of Cusco. Verdant green fields line the roads here, Inca ruins and Spanish churches dapple the undulating landscape, and remote highland villages are still home to indigenous Andean people
- Ollantaytambo Town: the last ‘living’ Inca city is our favorite Sacred Valley secret, terraces line the slopes of surrounding mountains, including some that date to pre-Inca times.
Panoramic windows, welcome Pisco Sour (Peruvian traditional cocktail), 4 course menu with local ingredients from the Sacred valley, Observatory- Lounge carriage with bar, open-air balcony and live music, special gift (organic citronelle repellent). Bus ride to/from the Citadel is included.
Coloring books with crayons will entertain children through the journey and kid´s menu available.
- The First Class: Luxury train with 60 oversized plush seats (30 per carriage)with anObservatory-Lounge carriage offering live music, bar and a balcony to admire the most incredible scenery, UV protected windows, dining tables with elegant hand-woven tablecloths, 4-course gourmet meal with natural ingredients from the Sacred Valley offered with a special selection of wines and fresh juice. Bus ride to/from the Citadel is included.
- The Private: The only private carriage to Machu Picchu accommodates up to ten passengers in custom luxury and complete privacy. Available upon request any time of year, UV protected glass, Möet et Chandon Champagne followed by Pisco Sours, Peru´s signature cocktail, 4-course gourmet meal with natural ingredients from the Sacred Valley offered with a special selection of wines and fresh juice.Bus ride to/from the Citadel is included.
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