When it comes to trains, I really haven’t been on too many. On my first trip to Europe at the age of 18, I got to travel from London to Paris on the Eurostar. I also traveled on the famous AVE train in Spain when journeying between Seville and Madrid. Not to mention I’ve done some smaller train journeys in Italy, Spain, and Belgium. Travel by train is definitely a mode of transportation that I greatly enjoy and would love to do more of in the future. Luckily, on my recent trip to Peru I got to travel via train from the Sacred Valley town of Ollantaytambo to Macchu Picchu.
Sometimes when you travel by train, the scenery is slightly boring, perhaps even a tad bit uninspiring. But what lay outside of the windows on the PeruRail was anything but. Snow capped mountains, rolling rivers, even the remains of ancient agricultural terraces of the Inca were all an incredible part of the journey to behold. Compared to some trains in Europe, the PeruRail train that I traveled on seemed older and certainly didn’t whiz through the countryside of the Sacred Valley, but honestly, that was fine with me. From almost start to finish, the 90 minute journey was not just about getting to and from one’s destination, but rather seeing everything along the way too.
Coming and going, I traveled on PeruRail’s Explorer train. You can read more about my thoughts on that experience by clicking here.
I apologize for the blurred quality of some of the photos-while the train didn’t travel at a rapid speed, it was still a moving train after all.