Andean Explorer – route from Cusco to Puno
Enjoy the mysticism offered by the beautiful Peruvian Andean landscape on board a luxury train. Riding the Andean Explorer is a unique experience, a journey between mountains and clouds, and between mountains and highlands. The ten hour train journey, which ends at the majestic Lake Titicaca, takes the traveler through ever-changing landscapes from mountains to rolling plains. The Andean Explorer is exquisitely decorated with the subtle, delicate style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties. It includes dining cars and a car-bar outdoor observatory. The Andean Explorer has been listed as one of the 25 greatest railway journeys of the world and as one of the first two in South American by the International Society for railway passengers.
Ferrocarril Central Andino – route from Lima to Huancayo
Once the world’s highest railway, running from Lima to Huancayo, this line is up and running again on a regular basis and has celebrated its 100th anniversary in late 2008. The railway was built between 1870-1908 by Polish engineer Ernest Malinowski, who once claimed that he “could build a railway anywhere a llama could climb”. Its main function was to transport copper and zinc from mines and farm production from the Mantaro Valley to the port of Callao, but eventually began carrying passengers. The journey takes approximately 11 hours and passes through 69 tunnels, over 58 bridges and 6 switch-backs. The trip starts at almost sea level and climbs to an altitude of over 4,782 meters. Rail cars have been refurbished, are comfortable and modern, and there is a bar wagon with a windowed balcony.
Train Macho – route from Huancayo to Huancavelica
The newly refurbished “macho” train, connecting Huancayo with Huancavelica, was given its name because “it used to leave when it wanted and arrived when it felt like it.” It has become an icon of the zone because of the beautiful views offered from its wagons. The macho train passes through the colonial bridge of Izcuchaca and crosses 38 tunnels and other 14 bridges. In the train terminals, you can also find the traditional vendors selling potato with cheese and corn.
Peru Rail – Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu
The Hiram Bingham is an exclusive luxury Orient Express service operated by Peru Rail. The journey to Machu Picchu was ranked in 2008 as one of the world's best by the Italian Class Magazine. Hiram Bingham wagons are distinguished by their blue and gold colors and their warm and cozy interiors featuring elegant upholstery. This service has four wagons, two dining wagons, an observation wagon with bar and kitchen.
Peru Rail – Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate a wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offer incomparable scenic views and innumerable opportunities to capture amazing pictures. Perurail provide travelers on board with personalized and first level service to give them an unforgettable life experience.
Peru Rail – Expedition train to Machu Picchu
For all the adventurous travelers who seek to discover all the journey's details and arrange the trip itinerary according to their needs. The Expedition is the best alternative to go to Machu Picchu. The Expedition is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
Inca Rail – First Class service to Machu Picchu
Inca Rail is a relatively new company, with the first trains departing for Machu Picchu in December 2009. Each train offers two types of service: Executive Class and First Class. All trains are air-conditioned and heated, with windows that offer UV protection. The Executive Service has been created for those passengers that are looking for comfort and relaxation. The carriages carry no more than fifty passengers and have comfortable seats, each with a front table and large panoramic window that allows the scenery of the Urubamba Valley to be enjoyed to the full. Preservative free snacks and natural beverages are also available to purchase. In addition to all the amenities of the Executive Class, the exclusive First Class Service offers even greater comfort and space. With only 30 seats per car, the oversized plush seats have been carefully designed to assure passenger maximum comfort.