The Private by Inca Rail Private trip to Machu Picchu?

The Private train of Inca Rail is the best option if you want privacy and luxury in one trip. This option belongs to one of the companies in charge of providing the transportation service from Cusco to Machu Picchu. In this blog, we will explore the services you can get and your comfort when traveling in a private carriage. As usual, this train journey will start in Ollantaytambo. However, from the arrival at the Inca Rail waiting room begins a series of services, all of which are of premium quality. The Private train of Inca Rail will have premium services, customizable and with excellent attention.

Inca Rail train station
Train Station – Inca Rail

Why choose Inca Rail?

Inca Rail train
Train – Inca Rail

Inca Rail currently has more than 14 years of experience providing transportation services to Machu Picchu. Since its positioning on the route, it started with five train services The Private train will stand out as one of the most exclusive options in the market and, in addition, with luxury and privacy services during the trip. One of the main differences with its main competitor is that, in the case of Inca Rail, they operate under bimodal services. This type of service consists of making a first stretch from Cusco – Ollantaytambo in Inca Rail buses. After that, at the Ollantaytambo train station, board the trains to Machu Picchu Pueblo.

Inca Rail’s wide range of carriages and services allows you to choose from increasingly premium services. The train that adopts the most requested and demanding services is The Private train. The other trains comply with some of these services, but independently, and do not occupy a private car. Among the Inca Rail trains we can highlight, carriages and seats purified before starting the trip. You can also find wagons for contemplation of the landscape, these have open-air balconies. Likewise, the seats are of first quality, comfortable and spacious. Another of the most important services is that live music is offered, ideal for having a little moment of fun.

One of the services that characterizes Inca Rail is the representation of the drama Ollantay. Although it is not a staging as such, you can learn about one of the most emblematic love stories of Peruvian literature. When performing the drama, the actors will wear clothes from the high Andean communities of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Also in the decorations of the trains can be found some elements that refer to these remote places. These details are printed because it is a way to generate support for these communities. Some of these communities have organized themselves and can offer experiential tourism services, the sale of handicrafts, and other activities related to tourism and the revaluation of ancestral customs.

The Private train by Inca Rail

The Private train of Inca Rail is not exclusively a train as such. It is an exclusive carriage for customers who opt for this service. This privacy can be used for an infinite number of activities accompanied by the beautiful decoration that this carriage will have. That is to say, this wagon offers not only a trip with family or friends but also an extra activity. The intention is that the trip and the experience as such will remain forever in your lives. Having one of the best experiences only when traveling will be possible. In addition, the whole experience will be crowned with the ascent to Machu Picchu. Those who dare to travel on The Private train, get ready to have one of the best experiences of your life.

Private trips are not necessarily made to stay away from the rest of the people, but they are also recommended options for groups of friends or family. The established group is of 8 people, but in some cases, it is possible to request a trip for a maximum of 10 people or even to make a romantic trip for only one couple, in both cases with the best services on board. The carriage will have the ideal spaces to have a comfortable trip and also with a first class service. Premium products will also be seen in the cocktails and gourmet menu offered by The Private.

The Private car will have spacious and comfortable seats and a bar with instant preparations where the best cocktails with national and natural products will be served. In addition, a wide range of hot or cold drinks, depending on the options chosen by the customer. One of the exclusive services is live music. Artists with the best repertoire of Peruvian and international songs that are usually hit anywhere in the world are presented. As for the decoration of the wagons, we cannot forget the Andean details that will contrast thanks to its colors with everything we can find in this wagon.

Inca Rail’s Private train services

The Private train offers several services. All of them focused on improving every second of the travel experience. The trip as such in this service will be comfortable and oriented to optimize the details that the client wishes to experience with his group. As mentioned, different activities can be organized in coordination with Inca Rail. According to Inca Rail’s sales team’s indications, it is possible to organize engagement parties, some birthday celebrations, and even bachelor parties. The services they offer are:

  • From your arrival at the offices in Cusco, you will have an exclusive waiting room for you and your companions.
  • The wagons can accommodate more than 8 passengers maximum, but that number is managed to have more comfort and deployment.
  • Remember that the number of attendees can be coordinated.
  • The wagon has a balcony and a bar with beverage service.
  • The seats are spacious and comfortable.
  • A variety of beverages, all included in the service.
  • Welcome drink.
  • Convenient schedules. You can choose to travel at convenient times that do not include getting up early.
  • You can choose the schedules according to Inca Rail’s disposition.
  • You have the option to book the return service for a different date than the outbound service.
  • You will have the bus tickets to ascend to Machu Picchu. These buses are environmentally friendly.
  • In addition to the VIP waiting room, you will have preferential boarding.
  • Live music and local artists will perform during the trip. You will be able to see them while traveling in the bar car.
  • A service that could not be missed is the one called Magic on Board. All Inca Rail trains have this service and The Private could not be without the representation of the Ollantay drama.
  • When forming a group, we will provide a certified guide for the tour of Machu Picchu.
  • You can vary or moderately choose the menu offered.
  • When purchasing this service you can contact the Chef or service staff to plan a surprise.
  • The menu offered is a gourmet three-course menu.
  • You can arrange the wagon for a small party, surprise, proposal, and other services.
  • Only you and the group you have formed for the trip will be in the wagon.

When to travel on The Private?

The Private train of Inca Rail is a service that can be customized to the client’s taste. In this sense, it is recommended for groups of people who wish to have a more intimate trip in the exclusive company of a group of friends. It is also an excellent option for a family trip and to have the comfort of an exclusive space for loved ones. A main factor of this wagon is that not only do you have a private space, but the services provided, from the decoration to the attention given, are all luxurious.

Travel in Private cars is also an option for those who are only looking for an excellent service or a trip with all the possible comforts. Inca Rail has been developing in the work of the tourist service with great demand and with the persistent idea of improving more and more in everything they offer. This needs to constantly improve the designed of each of the services offered. Exclusivity will be seen in The Private service. That is why the public in search of luxury experiences or private services, takes into consideration this service.

However, it is important to know and emphasize that luxury travel as such will only occur during the train ride. But in the waiting rooms of Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu Pueblo, you will find finely decorated spaces and snacks and drinks. Also, at all times you will have the kind attention of the staff in charge. A fabulous detail is that new experiences can be created at the client’s request. The client will be able to choose some variations of the service so that they can be to the liking of the whole group of diners. It can also be set up to a maximum of 10 people (according to the information we have). In any case, the dialogue offered by Inca Rail is ideal to customize the whole trip to the client’s liking, whether it is a round trip or a return trip.

Tips and recommendations for the trip to Machu Picchu

One way to improve the whole experience, at the time of making the trip, is that all passengers have the information at hand. We will start by mentioning the simplest and most vital for the trip to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is located about 100 kilometers from Cusco. So it requires at least 5 hours of travel. In the case of the trip in The Private, 1 hour and 30 minutes is guaranteed. We mention this because many people do not want the trip to end. Next, we will leave other tips.

  • Before planning any trip to Machu Picchu, be sure to get as a first step, the entrance ticket to the wonder of the world.
  • Each of the members of the group will have to present their identity card or passport.
  • The identity documents are used to validate the corresponding reservations.
  • It is advisable to bring cash.
  • When making the trip in The Private, you can choose to return at a later date, not necessarily on the same day.
  • In Machu Picchu Pueblo, you can find 4-star hotels and good restaurants.
  • The visit to Machu Picchu will be done with a guide for the whole group that has booked The Private service.
  • All users must have sunscreen.
  • In the case of mosquito repellent, Inca Rail, supplies (regularly) this product, and they are 100% natural.
  • It is important to carry only what is necessary. Oversized luggage will eventually be a problem for the traveler.
  • When entering Machu Picchu, only regular backpacks are allowed.
  • You will not be able to enter Machu Picchu with professional recording equipment.
  • Finally, it is recommended that the tour be carried out respecting the harmony of the place and in perfect order.
  • The guides will be in charge of taking you to all the places according to the circuit and ticket you have purchased.


By Imachupicchu – Last updated, March 14, 2024

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