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The coca leaf is a natural remedy used to combat altitude sickness, commonly known as "soroche". The benefits of the coca leaf include its nutrients and alkaloids that aid in the oxygenation of the blood, alleviating symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue.

The way to consume it is by chewing the leaves or drinking it as an infusion (coca tea), which will help mitigate the adverse effects of high altitude, and not only that, it also strengthens the immune system and generates energy, being a common practice in the Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia.

What is altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness, also known as "soroche", is caused by a lack of oxygen, which becomes noticeable above 2,500 meters. At this height, atmospheric pressure decreases and the body receives less oxygen, which can cause various uncomfortable symptoms and, in some cases, can become complicated leading to pulmonary or cerebral edema.

How can I tell if I have altitude sickness?

It's easy to recognize, as altitude sickness presents with various symptoms, the most common being headaches, accompanied by dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, insomnia, fatigue, and weakness, depending on our immune system. In some cases, it has been observed that there may be mental confusion, lack of coordination, and difficulty breathing.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

The symptoms you may experience are:

In severe cases:

The coca leaf as a remedy for altitude sickness

The coca leaf is commonly used in the Andean regions as a natural remedy for altitude sickness. It can be consumed in various ways, such as chewing the leaves directly or preparing them in infusions (coca tea). This traditional use helps improve blood oxygenation and alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness thanks to its alkaloids and essential nutrients.

Main properties of the coca leaf

Benefits of the Coca Leaf

The coca leaf has several health benefits:

How to consume the coca leaf for altitude sickness

The coca leaf can be consumed in various ways to combat altitude sickness:

  1. Chewing the leaves or chacchar: This traditional method is effective for quick absorption of its alkaloids. Generally, the leaves are chewed and held in the mouth, only the extracted juice is swallowed and the residue is spit out.
  2. Infusion (coca tea): Soaking the leaves in hot water and drinking the infusion helps alleviate symptoms.
  3. Candies and other products: They can also be consumed in more modern forms, such as candies or tea bags, and even cookies, which are easy to carry and consume.

In Peru, trekking has become an increasingly popular activity among travelers seeking to explore its breathtaking landscapes. From the heights of the Andes to the lush Amazon jungle, Peru offers a wide range of options for trekking enthusiasts.

When choosing a trekking adventure in Peru, it is crucial to consider several factors, such as the level of difficulty, the time of year, the duration of the trip, and the desired destinations. Additionally, it is essential to adequately prepare to face the physical and environmental challenges that may arise during the adventure.

What is Trekking?

Trekking, also known as hiking or trekking, is a recreational activity that involves walking through natural landscapes or scenic routes, typically in mountainous or rural environments ranging from mountains, forests, jungles, canyons, or rivers.

Unlike mountaineering, trekking does not require specific technical skills or specialized equipment, although it may involve long-distance hikes and varied terrain. As adventurers often say, traveling is not about reaching a destination, but about forging a path.

Trekking Difficulty Levels

Trekking adventures can be classified into different difficulty levels, ranging from easy and accessible routes to more demanding challenges that require good physical condition and previous experience in outdoor activities. Some factors that influence difficulty include altitude, distance, terrain, and weather.

Considerations when choosing a Trekking Adventure in Peru

When choosing a trekking adventure in Peru, it is essential to consider various aspects to ensure a safe and rewarding experience.

Evaluate Your Physical Condition

Before embarking on a trekking adventure, it is important to assess your physical condition and abilities to ensure you choose a route that suits your capabilities. Because high altitudes and demanding terrain can pose additional challenges along the way, it is essential to be physically prepared, especially for high-altitude trekking.

Available Time

Available time plays a crucial role in selecting a trekking adventure in Peru. Some routes may require several days to complete, while others may be shorter and can be done in a day. Therefore, you should consider how much time you are willing to dedicate to trekking and, above all, choose a route that fits your travel plans.

Time of Yea

The time of year also influences the choice of trekking adventure, as the climate varies considerably by region and season. Therefore, it is important to research and analyze the weather conditions before traveling.

Keep in mind that in Peru, each region has different climates. The coast has a temperate and humid climate, with minimal rainfall. In the highlands, temperatures range from temperate to cold, depending on the months, as there are only two dry and rainy seasons.

In the jungle, the climate is rainier but also warm. Therefore, some routes may be more suitable to visit at certain times of the year due to factors specific to each locality, and you should also consider the influx of visitors.

Types of Trekking in Peru

Peru offers a variety of trekking options, ranging from cultural routes to thrilling adventures in nature.

Cultural Trekking

Cultural treks allow you to explore ancient archaeological sites, remote villages, and indigenous traditions as you traverse historic trails and breathtaking landscapes. These routes offer a unique perspective on the country's rich cultural heritage and fascinating history.

Adventure Trekking

For adrenaline enthusiasts, adventure treks provide exciting challenges in mountainous terrain, canyons, caves, and more, which are highly demanding. These routes promise an unforgettable experience filled with excitement and adventure.

Ecological Trekking

Ecological treks take you through stunning natural landscapes, from tropical jungles to cloud forests and protected nature reserves. Along some routes, you can explore the country's unique biodiversity and learn about ongoing conservation efforts to protect these fragile ecosystems.

Peru is home to some of the world's most iconic and spectacular trekking destinations.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is perhaps Peru's most famous and coveted trekking route. This ancient trail winds through stunning landscapes, passing Inca ruins, lush cloud forests, and towering peaks before reaching the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu.

It's important to note that this trek will take several days.

The level of difficulty is moderate to challenging.

Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek is a popular alternative to the Inca Trail, offering an equally impressive but less crowded experience. This route takes you through stunning mountain landscapes, glaciers, and turquoise water lagoons, culminating in the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu.

Its duration is 4 to 5 days, with a moderate to challenging difficulty level.

Lares Trek

Lares Trek is an ideal option for those seeking an authentic and culturally enriching experience. This trek takes you through picturesque Andean valleys, passing through traditional villages where you can interact with local communities and learn about their ancestral traditions, walking alongside llamas and alpacas.

It's an adventure that leads you to discover the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This trek lasts for 4 days and 3 nights, with a difficulty level ranging from moderate to challenging, yet it offers an unforgettable experience.

Llama Trekking in Cusco

Llama trekking in Cusco offers a unique and memorable experience, allowing you to explore the stunning landscapes of the Andes in the company of these charming animals. This eco-friendly experience provides an opportunity to connect with nature and local culture while enjoying the company of llamas.

The advantage of walking with these animals is that they are prepared to walk long distances without eroding the land and they know how to feed on leaves without uprooting plants like other animals do, which is why walking with these animals makes our trekking adventure unique.

How to Prepare for Trekking in Cusco?

Proper preparation is key to safely and satisfactorily enjoy trekking in Cusco. You should consider training beforehand, if you're going trekking it's recommended to go to the gym or take hikes so that your body can assimilate the walk.

Maintain a healthy diet, and if you're already in Cusco, try to rest and acclimatize as much as possible to be ready for your tour day.

Necessary Equipment

It's important to have the right equipment to face the challenges of trekking in Cusco. This may include:

Safety Tips

Safety is a priority when trekking in Cusco, so it's important to gather information beforehand about the trail conditions and necessary precautions before setting out.

Logistical Aspects

Before traveling, you should organize the logistical aspects of the trek, such as transportation, accommodation, and necessary permits, all of which should be done in advance to ensure a smooth experience.

Generally, these preparations are made when hiring the services of a local guide or a specialized travel agency to provide assistance and guidance during the journey. It's better to hire these services, as the trail can be very long and we need an expert to guide us.

Tips for an Unforgettable Trekking Experience

To make the most of your trekking experience, consider these practical tips:

Acclimatization to Altitude

Given that many trekking routes in Cusco reach high altitudes of over 4,000 meters, it is important to acclimatize gradually to prevent altitude sickness and maximize physical performance. This may involve spending a few days at lower altitudes before starting the trek and ascending slowly during the journey.

Respect for Culture and Environment

While enjoying the natural and cultural beauty of Cusco, always remember to show respect for local communities, their cultural heritage, and the natural environment. Avoid leaving litter, damaging archaeological sites, or disturbing wildlife, and be mindful of your environmental impact during the trekking experience.

We initiated the 2024 season on a positive note with the goal of planting "One Million Trees in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and its buffer zone." This activity was spearheaded by the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (Sernanp) and the Ministry of the Environment, held last Friday of this month.

For us as an agency, it was a great start to the year as we successfully planted one million trees alongside other representatives from travel and tourism agencies operating in the Inca Trail Network, guides, environmental volunteers, local population, and the team from the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. At Tierras de los Andes, we are committed to nature and the surrounding environment.

The reforestation event took place in the Choquelluska sector, where more than 150 people joined the effort; in this community, we planted seedlings of the tara species, thus contributing to biodiversity and ecosystem balance.

Reforestation plays a crucial role in soil protection, preventing erosion, and maintaining optimal levels of moisture for native flora and fauna. Reforestation can also foster tree care, in addition to attracting more tourists interested in visiting a revitalized Machu Picchu surrounded by natural landscapes.

This event was made possible through coordinated work with various allies and strategic actors for the Sanctuary. The collaboration of tourism operators from the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Consettur, and the participation of the Choquelluska community were fundamental to the success of the event.

At Tierras de los Andes, we deeply appreciate everyone involved in this conservation effort. We commit to continue working for the environment and the preservation of our natural heritage. Together, we can make a significant difference in protecting this national treasure. Join our cause for a sustainable future!

This day is one of the most important of the year, because in the Andean world every June 21 is celebrated the new Andean year or a new beginning; a date where the sun comes closer to the earth and the winter solstice occurs, this day was highly anticipated by the Incas where they waited for the Sun God to thank him for this new beginning and in the same way to the Pachamama.

Why is the Andean New Year celebrated?

It is a tradition that takes place in the Andean south and is celebrated every June 21, it means that on this date the Sun has a positive influence on agriculture and the good life of the indigenous communities, so it is very important to make an offering in gratitude to these deities that represent the beginning of a new Andean year.

This means that in the Andes the new agricultural production begins, and the objective of this tradition is to preserve ancestral traditions, maintain the connection with nature and strengthen the indigenous identity;

The solstice in the Andes

This phenomenon occurs when the sun approaches the earth and the Andean people make offerings, likewise it was seen that in the various Inca archaeological remains have the Intihuatana where it reflected the sun in addition to having the function of an astronomical calendar.

In colloquial words they say that the Incas in this special month trapped the Sun, hence the famous Intihuatana that Inti is "Sun" and Huatana is "to tie", then it is believed that they tied the sun as close as possible and offered offerings to their main God.

Hence this date is important, in addition, in ancient times it is said that on this date was also held the Inti Raymi or the Feast of the Sunbecause its approach was so close that they took the opportunity to thank him with a major offering and also thank the Pachamama.

Andean New Year in Cusco
Andean New Year in Cusco

Where is the Andean New Year celebrated?

This tradition is performed in the south of the country, specifically in Cusco, Puno, Arequipa and also in the countries of Bolivia and Chile, since they are recognized as part of the Tahuantinsuyo.

Importance in the communities

It is a very fundamental tradition that continues to be practiced by the community members, as I had already mentioned, this implies the end of a new period and the beginning of another one that influences agriculture, sowing and harvests.

In return they give a special offering to both the Sun God and Pachamama, depending on how they offer it they will have a good production or not as well;

How is the Andean New Year celebrated in the city of Cusco?

From very early in the morning the Pampamisayoc or known as Andean Priests prepare to receive the Sun God or Tayta Inti, we all dress with ponchos, chullos, sweaters and everything to withstand the cold, we are waiting since 4 am.

Festivity that takes place in Qoricancha, it is there where the bonfire is lit, an offering is prepared and the rituals of payment to the Pachamama begin, the Pampamisayoc is who leads the ceremony and thanks mother earth for everything offered at the same time is a new beginning of a new season.

All the villagers who wait during the ritual, when the sun rises, place the palms of their hands in front of the sun and are strengthened by the first rays of the sun and feel the energy.

It is one of the magical rites that are expected to be strengthened with the energy of the Sun; in the city of Cusco all the month of June there is a traditional festival, one of these is the Andean New Year and the other big party in South America is the Inti Raymi to be held this June 24 and will witness the 4 of them, the Inca and the Coya.

This past Tuesday, June 20, the British publication "Restaurant Magazine" named The Central Restaurant, directed by chef Virgilio Martínez Veliz (Peruvian), as number 1 on the list of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants", placing Peru among the best in the category of international gastronomy.

The restaurant was established in 2008 and reached the top 50 in 2013, in 2014 it was ranked 15th in the world entering the list of the best restaurants in the city, thus steadily improving for ten years and has now been named the best in the world. The ceremony also included Pia León, Martínez's wife and co-owner of Central.

On the other hand, the Peruvian restaurant Central, run by Virgilio Martinez and Pia Leon, have been consistently ranked among the best in the world for years and this time ranks first in Latin America and second overall in a list that also includes three other outstanding national restaurants.

These are the words of Virgilio Martínez.

"Thank you very much to everyone who is here, to all the people who support us, to the people who are far away, to my colleagues and mentors," he said. "To Valencia, this very beautiful place, thank you very much, to the 50 BEST and to my team, you are fantastic," he said.

"We want to give consistency and credibility to this industry, for South America and for Peru," he spoke, drawing a "Peru!" from those present. "This is not about being number 1, it's not about competition, it's not about being the best. It's about what we do every day, loving what we do and achieving our goals. Thank you very much," he added.

The objective of the Central restaurant is to revalue and recognize the diverse Peruvian products that are sown in each region and serve as input for the preparation of dishes that are prepared daily. If you want to visit it, you can find it in the district of Barranco at 301 Pedro de Osma Avenue, remember that you have to book in advance at least four months in advance.

The film Transforms: Awakening of the Beasts is one of the most watched productions worldwide and has been filmed in different attractions in Egypt, Paris, Jordan, Las Vegas and this time it was the turn of Peruvian territory to star in this impressive film; Cusco and San Martin were chosen to make this tremendous production that opens on 7 June.

Transformers had its first appearance first animated in the 80s adopting the form of mechanical toys strongly impacting children and older people, and for the year 1986 the production company Paramount Pictures released the first release of the animated series as Transformers: The Movie being well received and successful by his audience who were amazed with such production.

From there another 6 releases arise and the last four releases were directed by Michael Bay such as: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers 3: The Dark Side of the Fallen (2009), Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (2014), Transformers 5: The Last Knight (2017) and lastly Bumblebee (2018) each one each production showed the tourist sites of recorded location entering even more into the heart of its audience.

Undoubtedly, this film is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, and for this latest production the film director of Transformers will be Steven Caple, who will show the marvellous wonder of the world Machu Picchu, the imperial city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, the Ahuashiyacu Waterfall and other regions that we will see during the film.

Below, we will detail the locations where the filming took place, what was the purpose of this production and on what date Cusco appears in the Transformers animated series.

Where in Cusco and San Martin was Transformers 7 filmed?

The autobots and decepticons visited various tourist destinations in Cusco and Tarapoto making them Transformers attractions including new robots such as maximals, predacons and terrorcons.

Filming in Cusco

Filming in Machu Picchu

This is the main setting for the filming, as according to the Transformers animated series the decepticons are in search of the Power Crystal (core energy) and for them the robots will have to unite to save the city and the planet.

During the filming, several sites of the Inca citadel were used, such as the terraces, some temples and more.

Filming in San Martin - Ahuashiyacu Waterfall

Likewise, this region was designated for filming at the waterfall which has a spectacular waterfall measuring some 40 m and is surrounded by immense vegetation and wildlife.

As well as this location, other roads and sites in the cities of Cusco and Tarapoto were also chosen for the premiere of the Transformers: Awakening of the Beasts movie on 7 June 2023. It is one of the first large-scale films to be filmed in recent years, although it should be remembered that the 1954 film The Secret of the Incas was also filmed there.

Why was Transformers 7 filmed in Peru?

According to the Transformers animated series of 1984, the story tells that the decepticons are in search of the crystal of power and the story tells that it is located in the Inca citadel Machu Picchu that is why the seventh edition of the Transformers saga is decided to be filmed in Peruvian territory.

In addition, the filming of this movie has the purpose of promoting tourism and the Peruvian identity in the world by showing the different tourist attractions that the country has. It will also contribute to the development and growth of tourism companies and will help Peru to be seen as a film location destination.

Cusco has already appeared in the Transformers animated series.

Indeed, in the 80s animated series Transformers: Generation 1 in the ninth episode the city of Cusco is seen as the protagonist, because the decepticons-Megatron goes in search of the crystal of power and reaches the mountain of Peru..

Once found, he decides to steal it and destroy humanity and Optimus soldiers also go to the country of Peru to save the lives of the villagers. This was the basis for Transformers saga number 7 to come and film in Peru, recreating the animated series.

Once again, the making of this film will help promote tourism and foster economic growth nationally and around the world. Fans are eagerly awaiting the film's theatrical release.

On May 23, the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun is launched in the city of New York, which aims to put Peru in the eyes of the world. With the participation of authorities and more than 30 actors of the city of Cusco.

The most important festivity of the city of Cusco is the Inti Raymi, which is celebrated on June 24 each year and brings together several tourists from around the world. Therefore, this 2023 the initiative was taken to promote this festival and make an international invitation in the United States.

According to the Municipal Mayor of Cusco, Luis Beltrán Pantoja Calvo, the launch will take place at the Gran Teatro United Palace, at 8:00 p.m. New York time. With the purpose of reactivating tourism, economy, employment and growth of the country.

It is the first time that the Inti Raymi is present in New York. There will be about 3,000 attendees to the event who will be able to appreciate the launching program. Where the authorities along with the protagonists of this festival, such as the Inca Pachacutec, the Coya (wife) and his entourage, show the greatness of the Incas and their historical legacy.

In this space the ancestral rituals of the Festival of the Sun will be exhibited. Presented in the three scenarios such as the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), Plaza de Armas of the city and the Fortress of Sacsayhuman.

The city of Cusco awaits you and Tierras de los Andes invites you to enjoy this unique festival. Where you can appreciate the staging, taste the "Chiri Uchu" (traditional dish) and visit the most important archaeological sites, including the Wonder of Machu Picchu.

This Wednesday, February 08, 2023, Switzerland returns to Peru a huge Cabeza Clava (Stone Head), belonging to the Chavin Culture, about 2,5000 years old.

It is a piece that weighs about 200 kilos, discovered in 2016 by Customs agents, when an individual tried to introduce it to Switzerland, passing it off as a non-cultural good. For that reason, they sent to carry out the corresponding studies and these determined that they are part of the famous nailed heads carved in stone during the Chavín period.

The Cabeza Clava was delivered to Luis Alberto Castro Joo, Ambassador of Peru in the European country, so that it can return to its place of origin and be protected for the great value it represents.

Unesco Convention and return of the Cabeza Clava

For this historic event to take place, it was important for both Switzerland and Peru to maintain ties with Unesco.

Being countries that signed the 1970 Unesco Convention that prohibits the illegal import and export of cultural heritage, they are also part of the 2016 bilateral agreement, with the aim of strengthening their cooperation in this field.

Carine Bachmann, who heads the Federal Office of Culture (OFC) of Switzerland, declared that the Cabeza Clava tried to enter as a non-cultural good to her country, such action puts Peru as a serious affected of the spoliation, destruction of archaeological sites and pre-Columbian pieces that are more threatened among the categories of cultural heritage.

Cabeza Clava-Chavín Culture

The Chavin Culture was a civilization developed from 1. 200 to 550 B.C. in southern Peru, which was about two millennia before the great Inca Empire.

It should be noted that the nail heads are sculptural monoliths that were carved to represent the mythical beings of their culture, which have features of humanized felines, birds, and reptiles.

You can discover this and more news that transcend the cultural and historical scope of Peru, in Tierra de los Andes, your unique travel agency that offers a personalized experience in every desired adventure.

Where is the Salkantay snow-capped mountain located?

The Salkantay snow-capped mountain is located in the Vilcabamba mountain range, in the province of Soraypampa, Anta, at an elevation of 6264 masl, being one of the most important snow-capped mountains in the Cusco region.

Difficulty in Salkantay Trekking

The level of difficulty is high, so it should be taken into account that it is necessary to have a good physical condition to do this tour, as well as it is better if you already have previous experience in similar activities in mountaineering and trekking.

Best time to do the trekking tour to salkantay

The best season to visit the snow-capped mountain is between May and August, since it is the dry season in the city of Cusco, and since there is no rain, the roads are in better condition for trekking.

Height of Salkantay snow-capped mountain

The snow-capped mountain is located at an elevation of 6264 meters above sea level and is one of the most important snow-capped mountains in the Cusco region. Due to its elevation, the predominant climate is frigid polar, with an average temperature of 1.5ºC throughout the year.

Altitude sickness during the Salkantay Trek

Altitude sickness refers to a series of symptoms that the body presents when there is a change in altitude due to a higher atmospheric pressure and a reduction in the level of oxygen in the environment. This generally occurs when exceeding 2800 meters above sea level and is more frequent in people living in low altitude countries or at the same sea level.

The most frequent symptoms are dizziness and disorientation, nausea and vomiting, muscle pain and headache, tiredness, difficulty breathing.

To reduce the symptoms it is very necessary to spend at least 2 days of acclimatization in the city of Cusco before trekking in Salkantay.

What to take when trekking salkantay

Children can do the salkantay tour.

The Salkantay trek is of a high level of difficulty so it is recommended for people over 12 years old. Likewise, it is not recommended for those who suffer from any medical condition of the heart and/or lungs, or for pregnant women.

Itinerary summary of the Salkantay trek 5d / 4n

The classic tour to know Salkantay is the circuit of 5 days and 4 nights, in a long walk through the Andean snowy mountains to change to a much more tropical climate reaching the jungle of Machu Picchu.

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Recommendations for the salkantay trekking tour

There are currently different ways to get to Machu Picchu, from tours with long walks through the forests of Machu Picchu or crossing the snowy Salkantay, but certainly traveling by train is the most comfortable and most frequent option to travel to this wonder of the modern world.

Here are the options you have to travel by train to Machu Picchu

Train Companies from Cusco to Machupicchu (Peru Rail - Inca Rail)

Currently we only have 2 train companies to Machu Picchu and they are Peru Rail and Inca Rail, both offer varied options in terms of train types and services on board.

From the most requested trains such as the Expedition train to the Hiram Bingham luxury train.

Learn about the different train services that you can purchase to complement your trip to Machu Picchu.

Expedition Train - PERURAIL

The Expedition train is one of the most requested services since they have more departure times and are more affordable.

Expedition train schedules and fares

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Expedition Train Schedules

Expedition Train schedules and fares

(Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo)

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Expedition Train Return Schedule

Vistadome Train and Vistadome Observatory - PERURAIL

The Vistadome train is the second option in terms of trains offered by Perurail, a train that has large windows on the sides and roofs.

Making your walk much more visually pleasing, as you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you while you are on your way to Machu Picchu.

Additionally there is the Vistadome Observatory car which is more interactive since during the trip you will be accompanied by the saqras who present a live dance show, if you wish to have access to the Observatory car, you can request it directly with your travel agency.

In this train you have a snack on board included, the snack is made of Andean cereals, as well as infusions of medicinal plants native to Cusco, such as coca or muña.

Vistadome and Observatory 2022 Train Schedules and Fares

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu)

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Vistadome and Observatory 2022 Train Schedules and Fares

Vistadome and Observatory 2022 Train Schedules and Fares

( Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo )

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Horarios Y Tarifas Del Tren Vistadome Y Observatory 2022 Retorno

Belmond Hiram Bingham, a Belmond Train - PERURAIL

The Hiram Bingham train is the most exclusive and luxurious train offered by Peru Rail, with bar cars, dining car, and observatory car, includes a live music show as a welcome at the reception at the train station, buffet lunch service on board, entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, tour guide in Spanish and English, afternoon tea at the Sanctuary Lodge, A. Belmond Hotel.

It is important to note that reservations for this train must be made at least 1 month in advance, and also remember that this train only departs from Poroy station.

Schedules and Prices of the Hiram Bingham, Belmond Train.

(Cusco - Machu Picchu)

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Hiram Bingham Train Schedules and Prices

Schedules and Prices of the Hiram Bingham, Belmond Train.

(Machu Picchu - Cusco)

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Hiram Bingham Machupicchu Cusco Train Schedules and Prices

The Voyager Train - INCA RAIL

This train offers cars with large, comfortable seats, large side windows and tables at the front of each car for added comfort, relaxing background music, and a selection of beverages on board (at selected times).

The Voyager 2022 train schedules and fares

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu Voyager Train Schedules and Fares

 The Voyager 2022 train schedules and fares

( Machu Picchu town - Ollantaytambo )

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Machupicchu Ollantaytambo Voyager Train Schedules

The 360º Train - INCA RAIL

The 360º train offers much higher and wider panoramic windows, an open-air observatory car, a bar car, and on-board entertainment, as well as being one of the only trains to offer WIFI service and USB ports to charge your devices while you travel.

The 360º also offers a box lunch on board, made with the finest ingredients grown in the Sacred Valley, as well as hot and cold drinks made from herbs and plants native to Cusco.

The 360º train schedules and fares - 2022

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Train Timetable and Fares Train 360 Ollantaytambo Machu Picchu

The 360º train schedules and fares - 2022

(Machu Picchu village - Ollantaytambo)

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Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo 360 Train Schedules and Fares

The Voyager Premium & Lounge Train - INCA RAIL

Train that offers a premium service, with personalized attention and preferential boarding, spacious and much more comfortable seats, soft Andean instrumental music in the background while you enjoy the natural landscapes that surround your journey.

In addition, the train has an observatory lounge car with open-air balconies.

The Voyager Premium & Lounge train schedules and fares - 2022

(Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu village)

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Rates Voyager Premium Ollantaytmbo Machu Picchu

The Voyager Premium & Lounge train schedules and fares - 2022

(Machu Picchu village - Ollantaytambo)

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Voyager Premium Lounge Train Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo

The First Class Train - INCA RAIL

The First Class train offers passengers a personalized service, with lounge and observatory cars, live music, gourmet menu, bar and open-air balconies during the trip.

The service is luxurious, much larger carriages with panoramic windows. The menu on board is prepared with organic ingredients grown in the sacred valley, plus hot and cold drinks that you can order while traveling.

You will have a VIP lounge and a welcome cocktail while waiting for boarding at Ollantaytambo station, and a private bus that will take you to the citadel.

The Private - INCA RAIL train

The Private, a lounge car decorated with Andean motifs, is for the exclusive use of you and your companions.

In this service you will have a separate VIP lounge at the boarding station, where you will be greeted with a welcome glass of champagne, you will have a chef on board who will prepare 3 gourmet dishes, accompanied by a fine selection of wines that you can taste, as well as Pisco Sour, Peru's flagship drink.

Also, while the chef prepares the dishes you will receive classes on how to prepare dishes such as ceviche, all while enjoying a relaxing live music presentation.

Upon arrival at Machu Picchu the ticket includes the bus transfer to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

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