Inca Rail’s New Luxury Train to Machu Picchu
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Have you always wanted to see Machu Picchu but didn’t fancy trekking through the mud to get there? Those who like a bit of luxury when they travel can rejoice at the news of Inca Rail’s new fleet of luxury trains that will take passengers all the way to the ancient Inca ruins.
Machu Picchu has long been a bucket list destination for many intrepid adventurers. Generally considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World, photos cannot do the ruins justice. You need to see it to believe it. Arriving at 6am when the morning mist is still settled over the crumbling structures is an experience that will truly blow you away.
Inca Rail has now revolutionized the way people get to experience Machu Picchu and the surrounding Sacred Valley. There have been trains running to the site for a while now but Inca Rail has just changed the game. Its new fleet of train offers a whole new level of comfort and luxury.
Let’s take a general look at the new fleet before we delve into what each carriage offers individually. The fleet has four service levels. The highest is the Private Machu Picchu Train followed by the First-Class train, the 360° train and the Voyager train.
Inca Rail prides itself on its attention to detail when designing these carriages. The company guarantees a safe, memorable and comfortable journey to one of the most fascinating places on the planet.
The Private Machu Picchu Train
A ride on the Private Machu Picchu Train may well be the most luxurious journey you ever make. The capacity of the carriage is just 8 people, giving every single passenger a huge amount of space and comfort. The décor of the carriage is sleek and modern but with an unmistakable touch of traditional Andean design. This gorgeous vehicle will be your home for the next few hours.
The journey starts with a bottle of champagne and continues with a carefully crafted tasting menu paired with sumptuous regional wines. If that’s not enough to keep you satisfied, there is a fully stocked bar on board that passengers can help themselves to.
Huge windows that give travelers exquisite views of the Sacred Valley outside break up the walls of the carriage. These vistas, combined with the gourmet food and copious drinks make this journey quite the experience. You won’t ever want to get off the train!
The First-Class Machu Picchu Train
As you step on to the First-Class Machu Picchu Train you are greeted with a cocktail and the hypnotic sound of Andean music performed live by a troupe of talents local musicians. You will then take your seat in a lavish reclining seat and begin your journey to Machu Picchu.
While you whizz through the lush landscape of the Sacred Valley, you will be treated to a delicious three course tasting menu. Once fed and watered, passengers will have the chance to hang out in the opulent on-board lounge, complete with a well-equipped bar.
The 360° Machu Picchu Train
Affording passengers outstanding views of the Sacred Valley, the 360° Machu Picchu Train is the most scenic way of traveling to Machu Picchu. The train has six carriages including a fabulous observation deck and a bar. There is even an outdoor viewing platform.
Everyone in the carriage is served a mouth-watering meal, concocted with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. What’s more, each passenger is equipped with an audio guide, activated by GPS. This wonderful device gives detailed insight into the history of the Sacred Valley and its various ruins.
The Voyager Machu Picchu Train
Still offering an excellent level of comfort but with a much smaller price tag, the Voyager Machu Picchu Train is a great way to get to the famous ruins. Just hop on the train, sink into the plush seats and get your camera ready to snap some shots as you ply through the green slopes of the Sacred Valley.
Hot and cold drinks are available in this carriage, all of which can be sipped comfortably to the sound of gentle background music.
Whichever carriage you choose to travel in, you are guaranteed a breath-taking experience. You have never seen such pure, untouched natural beauty as that in the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley combined show just what can be achieved when man and nature work in tandem.