Rail South America allows you to experience firsthand the most extraordinary sites and locales in South America. Our train tours reach destinations you would likely never visit on your own. Of course, we also include traditional tour destinations in packages, so you get the best of both worlds.Discover our tours
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Most travelers use the city of Cusco as a starting point for a visit to the famous Incan archeological site, Machu Picchu, which lies 75km (47 miles) northwest of Cusco. This complex of terraces and temples is enthroned above the Urubamba Valley at 2,430 meters (7972 ft) above sea level. The trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu involves an almost 1,000-meter descent (3281 ft) and offers a fascinating change in vegetation over the course of the journey. But how do you get to Machu Picchu? The only way to get there is by train or by an arduous hike. There is no public road leading to Machu Picchu.