About this Route
Another spectacular rail journy begins at Cusco and runs south to the historic city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Travellers are advised that this train leaves from a different station: Cusco Wanchaq Station.
Also, you should be aware that on its journey it ascends to a cooler climate.
The gentle climb is breathtaking. The first half of the journey is dominated by magnificent Andean mountains,
towering over the deep valleys of the meandering Huatanay River. It then reaches the gentler, rolling Andean Plains,
where vicuña and alpaca are often seen. Sightseeing while on board the train is now easier than ever,
thanks to the new glass-walled observation car.
Excellent dining is served which includes a three-course lunch, followed by coffee served in the observation car.
The journey is broken by a scenic stop at La Raya, which is also the highest point on the route.
A small exhibition of local crafts has been arranged by PeruRail at this juncture.
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