It is not uncommon to hear that the train trip to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible experiences you can have on a train. Now, the magazine and travel website «AFAR» has put the train route to Machu Picchu as one of the most beautiful places in the world seen from a railroad. But it is not the only route in Cusco that entered this list, but can you imagine which one is the other?
After indicating that «a train can be the best way to travel», the prestigious magazine announced what it considers «the most amazing train routes in the world»; in this list I mention two routes in Cusco:
The train route to Machu Picchu starts from the station of the city of Ollantaytambo in the department of Cusco in Peru, it crosses the Sacred Valley of the Incas and in many opportunities it has been recognized as one of the most incredible train routes in the world. To enter Machu Picchu there are 2 routes, one is the Inca Trail and the other is by train, both of these Machu Picchu entrance options have to be booked well in advance.Beautiful landscapes are framed by the trapezoidal (distinctive Inca) and panoramic windows; These provide photography enthusiasts, journalists and curious, wonderful landscapes that are well worth the amount you pay for each seat on your train to Machu Picchu.
It crosses a huge plateau with some of the most incredible Andean landscapes and where you can see animals native to the Andes, vicuñas, alpacas and llamas can be seen along the route. It is a 9-hour trip from the city of Cusco to the city of Puno; The final part of the route will give you the opportunity to enjoy incredible views of the Collao plateau, once in Puno do not forget to visit the incredible Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and one of the sacred places for the civilization of the Incas The simple fact of saying «a train ride through the Andes» is something incredible, but the magazine highlights the train trip from Cusco to Puno as an «enjoyable» trip that allows its travelers to enjoy the most memorable mountain scenery at board a train.
While the article does not speak of any of the 2 railway companies in particular, this is very good, since you can take any of the companies (PeruRail or Inca Rail) to have a great travel experience by train for some of the most important routes. amazing of the world, in Cusco.
Two routes in the city of Cusco have been chosen among the most incredible train rides in the world, but the real reason why we do this post, is because «Afar» is not a travel magazine either, but on the contrary , they promote experiential tourism and trips of cultural immersion, in this type of trips the travelers do everything possible to connect with the people and the culture of the place they visit
Our blog will teach you all about the fantastico of Peru.
Learn more with our blogs that are written by Peru travel fanatics.