Anne Majumdar

A visit to Peru’s Inca citadel Machu Picchu is epic in itself, but now a new train service promises to enhance the experience even further.

Inca Rail’s 360° Machu Picchu Train features domed panoramic windows which it says are taller and wider than all others currently operating on the route. That means that passengers will get an “enhanced” view of the Andes mountains as they make their way up to the iconic site.

There’s also an open-air observation carriage at the centre of the train so passengers can enjoy the views while taking in the fresh mountain air.

Machu Picchu 360 train outdoor carriage KarryOn

The offering allows passengers to “fully immerse themselves in the spectacular scenery on show”, according to Inca Rail.

“These benefits are what make Inca Rail’s new service Peru’s most scenic train to Machu Picchu.”

But it’s not just about the views. The train also features modern connectivity with USB ports at each seat so passengers can charge their smartphones and other devices.

They can also download a GPS-activated app at the beginning of the journey which will give them information about any interesting sights they are passing such as the Urubamba River Valley, the mountains and other Inca ruins.

Photo by Mariusz Prusaczyk on Unsplash

Photo by Mariusz Prusaczyk on Unsplash

Peruvian cuisine will be available on board with a meal of regional snacks and organic juices provided as part of the service.

It will make two departures each day from Poroy station, on the outskirts of the Inca capital of Cusco. Four departures per day are made from Ollantaytambo, the main station of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located in between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Do you like the sound of this new service?