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ENJOY MORE TIME IN MACHU PICCHU WITH OUR BIMODAL SERVICE (BUS + TRAIN)

This new service combines bus and train travel, departing and returning to Cusco city. Available until April 30, 2017.

• Passengers using the Vistadome bimodal service board a private bus at Wanchaq Station, 5 minutes away from Cusco’s historic center, and alight at Ollantaytambo Station. Transfer to the train here and continue to Machu Picchu Station. The return journey is the same in reverse. For additional information regarding the service and a route map, please click here.
• Passengers using the Belmond Hiram Bingham bimodal service board a private bus at Poroy Station, 25 minutes away from Cusco’s historic center, and alight at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado. From the hotel, join Belmond Hiram Bingham for the journey to Machu Picchu Station. On the return leg, passangers are dropped off at their accommodation in Cusco. Belmond Hiram Bingham operates daily except for the last Sunday of each month. For additional information regarding the service and a route map, please click here.

Term & Conditions

Traveler’s

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YOUR ADVENTURE IS JUST A STEP AWAY
Once in Lima, you have two ways to get to the city of Cusco — by air or by land
Airplane
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El vuelo tiene una duración de 1 hora y 15 minutos

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Este viaje demora entre 20 horas y 24 horas

You have chosen to travel to Lake Titicaca (Puno) / Cusco on the Andean Explorer.
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The trip begins at Wanchaq Station (Cusco) ending at Puno Station, or vice versa, according to your itinerary. Wanchaq Station (Cusco) is five minutes from downtown Cusco. For more information on times and distances between the stations and downtown Cusco, click here.

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Start/end
of the train ride
Wanchaq Station (Cusco)
to Puno Station:
10 hours 30 minutes
Wanchaq Station Km. 338/3,354 masl
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UrcosKm. 285/3,121 masl
Km.59 — Urcos is, according to legend, the place where the local chieftains hid the Inca’s gold to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Spanish and their sacred objects being melted into vain jewelry.
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LA RAYAKm. 285/3,121 masl
Km. 210 — La Raya, at 4,321 meters above sea level, is the highest point on this journey. It is a cold and remote place, where mist or a light rain tends to hide the snow-capped peaks, and whose silence is attributed to the dizzying heights that blocks the traveler’s eardrums. After crossing this enormous slope, the train travels across a sea of seemingly never-ending pastures and lost villages immune to the passage of time.
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JULIACAKm. 304/Km. 0/3,825 mas
Km. 281 — The train travels through Juliaca, a commercial and railway hub with nearly 150,000 inhabitants, whose boisterous business sector sometimes seems to spill over onto the rails, over which the train continues on its way among merchants selling cloths and handicrafts.
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End/start
of the train ride
Puno Station to
Wanchaq Station
(Cusco): 10 hours 30 minutes
Puno StationKm. 350/3,828 masl
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The trip begins at Wanchaq Station (Cusco) ending at Puno Station, or vice versa, according to your itinerary. Wanchaq Station (Cusco) is five minutes from downtown Cusco. For more information on times and distances between the stations and downtown Cusco, click here.

tren mapa Note This journey to or from Puno involves the same distances and approximate times. Owing to the geographic features of the route, the speed standards permitted on this route vary between 30 and 45 kilometers per hour.
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