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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

From US$1,025.99
Highlights
  • All-inclusive day trip to Machu Picchu aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train
  • Capture stunning views of the Andes mountains from the platform of the train’s observation car
  • Delight in a gourmet lunch and dinner in the upscale dining cars, and listen to live Peruvian music on board
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu
US$1,025.99
Overview
Travel back in time aboard the elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham train, enjoying the ultimate in luxury train transportation on a 13-hour tour of the world-famous Machu Picchu. Climb aboard the train’s richly appointed 1920s Pullman cars to enjoy fabulous views of the Andes, white tablecloth dining and high-end wine. Then explore Machu Picchu with an expert guide, followed by afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. This VIP Machu Picchu experience also includes welcome drink at the station, appetizers, lunch and dinner, full drink service, entrance fees at the site, live on-board entertainment and round-trip transport to your hotel.
What to Expect
Relive the golden age of train travel as you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu aboard the elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham train. During your trip on this traveling palace of luxury you’ll be wined and dined with the finest food, drink and entertainment before getting a chance to visit one of the world’s most incredible archaeological sites.

Start this VIP trip with pickup at your hotel, transferring you to Cusco’s Poroy Station where you’ll board your first-class train for a trip you won’t soon forget. Grab a complimentary welcome drink as you step aboard the train, bedecked in blue and gold trim, entering a world of luxury, top-notch food and exquisite service. 

Admire the train’s lavish interior, decorated with shining brass, polished wood and rich upholstery, as you head to your seat. Soon the train pulls out of the station, heading on an unforgettable 3-hour journey to the famous Incan citadel. During your ride, check out the train’s observation platform for stellar views of the Andes, and then proceed to the bar car and dining room, where you’ll enjoy the gastronomic delights of a 3-course lunch (see sample menu in the Itinerary below). Pair your meal with a selection of Argentinean, Chilean or Peruvian wines, or sample other local libations such as a Pisco Sour or Cusqueña beer.

Once you’ve had your fill of lunch, sit back and relax as the train’s on-board musicians perform traditional Peruvian songs using guitars and Cajon box drums. Or head back to the observation platform, where you can soak up the incredible views of the surrounding Andean peaks, lush green valleys and roaring river that surround you on all sides.

Upon your arrival at Aguas Calientes, board the luxury transfer bus specially reserved for Hiram Bingham passengers for the quick ride up to Machu Picchu. You’ll particularly enjoy this dedicated shuttle when you see the waiting hordes at the station queued up by the hundreds as they wait for mass transport.

Then snake your way up the winding switchback roads to the 7,000-foot (2,134m) mountaintop that is home to this most famous of Andean archaeological sites. Stroll the incredible terraces, elegant buildings and mysterious temples of this superlative site with your guide, making sure to admire the solar clock and engineering marvel of its intricate irrigation system. Following your guided tour, continue your exploration of the grounds at your leisure before heading to the mountaintop Belmond Sanctuary Lodge for afternoon tea. Have a scone or a sandwich with your tea and coffee, or try and appetizer your choice of wine.

Finish your Machu Picchu journey with a shuttle ride back down to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll climb back on board your luxury train for the return trip to Cusco. During the ride back partake in a 4-course gourmet dinner (see sample menu in the Itinerary below) and celebrate your amazing day with the onboard musicians, singing and dancing as you make your way back to Cusco for drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (45)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Did we expect too much??

After booking this as a luxury treat back in July, we were expecting a luxury end service to match the hype and the price. A trip from Australia to Sth America doesn't happen a lot so we thought just do it. Unfortunately the train returning...More

Thank LibbbbC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Almost luxury

Ride up fro Poroy was wonderful, great experience at boarding and the service on the ride was great...then there was the arrival at the station serving Machu Picchu...different experience. Confusion, long walk to the bushes because of street construction and dust everywhere. Boarding doe the...More

1  Thank jimeastlansing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A Perfect Experience

From the moment you arrive at the Poroy station, you will be met with exceptional service. All of the employees there were beyond helpful and each moment was filled with excitement. Whether it be a coca leaf ceremony, ceremonial dancing, music playing or dining and...More

2  Thank heatherisbetter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience!

From the moment you arrive at the train station the Hiram Bingham does not disappoint. The pre-boarding experience is delightful - authentic Peruvian music and dance and champagne served by a gracious and elegant staff give a glimpse of what lies ahead. The train itself...More

1  Thank AnonymousTraveler22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Experience

We took the Hiram Bingham train from Machu Picchu to Cusco. The food and service were excellent. Very convenient and well-organized. Great music in the bar. Beautiful panoramic views.More

Thank Inspiration769666
VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Viajes Pacifico, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Inspiration769666, It is a pleasure to greet you and thank you for sharing your experience in this site. We are pleased that you had a good experience in Peru, because our goal is to always give our customers a memorable experience, an experience that...More

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jkgrandma
24 August 2018|
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Response from drwojo816 | Reviewed this property |
You won't find an agenda, but it's pretty simple. The ride to Machu Picchu from Cusco is about 3.5 hours. Food is excellent, but get into the observatory car for viewing ride into the mountains. You won't see anything on... More
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Tania A
14 August 2018|
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Hello, thank you for your response. The Hiram Bingham service confirmed that since March is rainy season the station in Poroy, Cusco is closed and therefore this trip is bi-modal, ie it starts with bus from Cusco and then... More
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Stacy J
27 May 2018|
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Response from daphneo686 |
very sorry have only just seen question. Yes you can go one way only. That is exactly what I did. But I stayed in Ollantaytambo. good luck. I was unable to book outbound trip online but managed to do it on arrival in Cusco.
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