The Machu Picchu, located in Peru, is a lost city that was built at the height of the Incan civilization. Visitors or travellers from all around the world come here to explore ancient history, diverse culture, meet local people and enjoy stunning scenery. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How to get there
Cusco, also known as Cuzco, is the gateway to Machu Picchu. You can hike the Inca Trail, or take a train and bus to get to Machu Picchu. The easiest way to get to the legendary city is to take a train though there is not a train station in Machu Picchu itself. The nearest train station is in the nearby town of Aguas Calientes. Regular buses run between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. If you love nature and countryside, taking the Vistadome train is the best way to explore the Andean world like you have never experienced it before.
The vast majority of trains to Machu Picchu actually depart from Ollantaytambo. The Vistadome departs from Ollantaytambo and arrives at Machu Picchu Pueblo. It is recommended to secure your train tickets before you make your plans to visit Machu Picchu.
Meet the local people at Ollantaytambo train station to experience the local culture. Ollantaytambo is a beautiful Inca town located in the Sacred Valley which is about 65 kilometres from Cusco. Take a stroll through the town to explore houses dating back from Incan time. There are lots of shops, restaurants and cafes on Ollantaytambo train station. Enjoy a local Incan dining experience in one of the restaurants.You will learn about the fantastic traditions and culture which have not changed for hundreds of years.
The Vistadome train offers you the unique opportunity of enjoying the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu as if you are part of the nature – mountains, jungles, lakes and diverse culture -that surrounds you. The service is good with posh leather seats which are very comfortable. The service also includes snack made from local ingredients as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
Scenic views and panorama that can be seen on this vistafome train ride to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is one of the most populardestinations in the world for those who want to learn about people, culture, history and enjoy stunning lanscapes and scenery. if you also have a passion of exploring the world through lens of your camera then the Lost City of Incas offers incredible photographic opportunities.