The ruins at Machu Picchu are set on a saddle between high mountains with terraced slopes falling away to the Urubamba River, which rushes along round a great hairpin bend below. It is in a good state of preservation because the Spanish conquistadors never discovered it. It was buried in jungle for centuries until Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it in 1911. It was later explored by an archaeological expedition sent by Yale University.
IncaRail: Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu - In travelling with IncaRail, you are choosing a responsible company that endeavours to run a clean operation with the minimum possible impact on the environment, and collaborates with private initiatives to improve the educational standards of children and youth in the Sacred Valley, Cusco.
PeruRail: Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Arequipa - Since 1999, PeruRail has been the railroad operator of southern and southeastern Peru. We offer tourist services to two of Peru’s most famous destinations: Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.