Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu Travel: Have you ever dreamed of traveling through the Peruvian Andes on a train modeled on the Pullman cars of the 1920’s? The Belmond Hiram Bingham not only makes this possible; it turns a magical journey into an unforgettable experience, with personalized service that takes care of every last detail on your trip.
Named after the explorer Hiram Bingham who rediscovered the Inca citadel; Belmond Hiram Binghams blue & gold livery stands out against the backdrop of the verdant landscapes of the Sacred Valley. Inside the pullman style carriages; be whisked into the glamour of a bygone world with gleaming woods, fine fabrics, and antique fittings. Here elegance and old-fashioned charm come first; settle back and let us look after you in style.
Heading towards Machu Picchu, your experience begins with a delicious welcome cocktail. Then savor a brunch and gourmet lunch as you admire the ever-changing scenery in the early light. The return journey can feel like a different world. See the Sacred Valley from a new perspective as the day draws to a close, and anticipate a true fine dining experience.
On both trips, dining includes non-premium beverages and a superb wine selection. You’ll also have the chance to dance to the beat of the Peruvian cajón and tambourines with traditional live music.
Hotel 4 or 5* (x1 Night)
All tours inside Machu Picchu, entrance fees, and transfers
Hiram Bingham Trains to/from Machu Picchu
Domestic Flights (Can be included as part of trip on request)
Hotels before or after (Can be included as part of trip on request)
Any additional extras
|Welcome||Live music and dances, quinoa punch, Pisco cocktail with sparkling wine (this can vary according to the season)|
|Gift||Belmond Hiram Bingham travel bag|
|Food||Lunch and gourmet dinner, with options in the case of food restrictions or allergies|
|Beverages||All non-alcoholic beverages and hot drinks. White and red wine (Argentine and Chilean) sparkling wine (Peruvian, Tacama) and Cusqueña beer. Pisco Sours the entire trip|
|Admission to Machu Picchu (Includes Ticket)||Included (Once purchased, these are non-transferable & non-refundable)|
|Bus to Machu Picchu||Bus up to and from the citadel of Machu Picchu|
|Tour of Machu Picchu Citadel||Tour with a professional guide (approximately two and a half hours)|
|Afternoon Tea||Included, at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, + Wifi|
|Extra Costs||Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic drinks are all inclusive, except for a wine selection that has additional cost.|
|Rest Rooms||On the train, in stations, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge installations (during Afternoon Tea) and external rest rooms at the entrance to Machu Picchu at no cost.|
|Entertainment on Board||Live band plays typical local and international music, in the Observation Car* on the outbound trip and in the Bar Car on the return trip (the Observation Car is open on the outbound trip. On the return trip the Observation balcony is closed for operational reasons).|
|Additional Products (sold on board)||A stand displaying Kamari jewelry, with unique pieces designed for the train, such as coasters, key chains, credit card holders, money clips, and cufflinks. The musicians on board also have CDs on sale.|
Travel on the exclusive and luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train and enjoy the elegant dining car, the bar car, and the observatory*, where you can take in the unmatched scenery in the open air while sipping on a traditional Peruvian cocktail and listening to live local music.
Start your experience off with a welcome cocktail. Once onboard, the maître will invite you to a brunch and gourmet lunch. The return trip includes a fine dining experience at dinner.
In both cases, you can accompany your meals with beverages (non-premium) and an excellent wine selection. To the beat of the Peruvian cajón and tambourines, live traditional Peruvian and international music will set the tone throughout the trip for an unforgettable trip to the Machu Picchu citadel.
Spend the night in Aguas Calientes before your tour of Machu Picchu at the world famous Inka Terra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel or the Sumaq Hotel. Both incredible hotels for a stopover before heading back to Cusco in fine style.
The Belmond Hiram Bingham train operates Every day except for the last Sunday of each month.
Get an early start to beat the crowds or have a serene early afternoon entrance and get the best views of the ancient ruins. From Aguas Calientes, it’s an easy 25-minute bus ride up to the Machu Picchu ruins. This 15th-century Inca citadel is located at 7,970 ft (2,430 m) and is a masterpiece of engineering that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Incan Emperor Pachacutec and his royal court.
Machu Picchu, which means “Old Mountain,” is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Built as a seasonal residence for the Inca family, Machu Picchu was rarely home to more than 800 people, and during the royals’ absence, a mere 100 servants would remain at the site to maintain the grounds.
Machu Picchu was abandoned 100 years after construction and remained largely hidden to the outside world until the early 20th century. Your guide will lead you around the site and explain the different buildings and curious corners of the building complex. Approximately one-third of the site has been reconstructed into its original structure, giving visitors a sense for the grandeur and artistry of the original citadel. After the tour, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and grab lunch in the picturesque town center. Connect to your train to Ollantaytambo or Cusco and your connecting transfer back to your hotel.