The train from Cusco to Machu Pichhu by Peru Rail is perhaps one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. This luxury air-conditioned train has wide windows and large part of the ceiling is covered by glass, which offers a magnificent view of the Andes mountain range and the gentle river flowing besides the tracks. The train journey lasts about 3.5 hours covering a distance of 120 kms and the passengers are kept well informed on the public address system about various sites on the way while being served snacks and drinks. The train passes through lush green fields, colorful villages in the foothills of the Andesand extensive areas of terracing dotted with the ruins of Inca fortresses.
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After reaching Aguas Calientes, we need to take a bus ride lasting about 20minutes to reach the ancient site of Machu Pichhu The bus ride itself is spectacular as the narrow track winds its way up the mountainside The scenery is lush cloud forest with great views of the sacred mountain.