What Are Some Fun Train Trips Across America?


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National Geographic Travel names the best train trip in North America as Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a 3.5 hour ride with spectacular scenery. Fodors Travel designates the Belmond Hiram Bingham train trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu as one of the best train rides in the world.

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The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train is coal-powered, travels at about 18 miles per hour and reaches 9,305 feet above sea level in Silverton.

The Belmond Hiram Bingham train trip is a full-day trip linking two of the top destinations in Peru through the Urubamba River Valley. The round trip includes welcome snacks, brunch and a four-course dinner; musical entertainment; an entry ticket to Machu Picchu; and tea time at the Belmond Sanctuary. There is also a one-way option, which includes some of these services.

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