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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

Cusco, Peru
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13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Travel back in time aboard the elegant Belmond Hiram Bingham train, enjoying the ultimate in luxury train transportation on a day trip to 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 hotel transport.
  • 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
  • Visit the ruins and terraces of Machu Picchu with an expert guide and enjoy free time at the site
  • Refuel with scones, sandwiches, tea and coffee at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
  • Ride shuttle buses reserved for train passengers between Aguas Calientes station and Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee and round-trip hotel transport between Cusco and Poroy station included
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. Start this VIP trip with hotel pickup, 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 hotel drop-off.

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Big disappointment!
, Jun 2019
We had a great time on train but tour guide never showed up. I will be calling to get a refund. We had to pay $100 for a tour guide that was terrible. Our family was very disappointed.
Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu
James P
, May 2019
Fantastic experience from beginning to end! The food, the refreshments, the staff, the music, the scenery...I could go on and on! Everyone took great care to make sure that every passenger was having s great time! Do this!
Quite expensive, but if you have the...
Johanne D
, Mar 2018
Quite expensive, but if you have the means, it's worth every penny. It is a once in a life time experience where everything is done to make this trip memorable. Go for it.
Do NOT book this tour through Viator...
, Feb 2018
Do NOT book this tour through Viator / Trip Advisor / Vjaes Pacifico. They are UNETHICAL. This tour is operated by the Belmond Hotel chain. It cost $855 USD for the time I went. They don’t communicate bc they aren’t the operator. BOOK THROUGH BELMOND. Otherwise, the tour itself is FIVE STARS.
It was one hell of a long day 6am...
Chris B
, Jan 2018
It was one hell of a long day 6am until 11pm but so worth the once in a lifetime visit to see such a magical place The service and food on the train was tip top, the whole day was superb worth the extra fee to be treated 1st class and miss the ques. Thank you
Lovely experience. I hope everyone...
, Sep 2017
Lovely experience. I hope everyone has a chance to go to Machu Pichu. It is a one in a lifetime experience, a magical place. The train ride was fabulous, the service impecable. The entertainment was awesome. We danced, sang and met wonderful people on the train. A French couple who reside in NYC that we met on the train is now connected with us on FB. It was an unforgettable day for us that we will always remember.
The train ride and the tour were...
Alexander v
, Aug 2017
The train ride and the tour were fantastic, really recommended. However, I'm not quite sure if booking through Viator adds that much for the extra price. Communication was suboptimal. We were staying in an AirBnB so I wanted to make sure that we would be picked up and what time. It was difficult to get in touch with them, but after all everything went smooth.
It's not cheap but it was great fun...
Nigel F
, Apr 2017
It's not cheap but it was great fun. Excellent service throughout with a great departure party before getting on the Train. All meals we beautifully served plus extremely tasty plus the band on board were absolutely amazing. The energy they put into the whole trip created great entertainment. Well worth the experience.
The Hiram Bingham Train was a...
David Y
, Mar 2017
The Hiram Bingham Train was a brilliant way to travel to and from Machu Picchu. The train is beautiful, the food and entertainment superb! It is recommended that you board the train in Ollaytantambo AVOID at all cost the bus ride required from Cusco to the station. We thought we would be boarding the train very close to Cusco where we were staying, only to find out that during the rainy season, they bus you'll the way to the next city to board the Hiram Bingham train. The ride is bumpy, uncomfortable and on a very windy road. Not so bad on the way to with a safe slow driver, but the return ride was terrible we had a wanna be Nascar driver. In all seriousness, we had a very dangerous driver, taking hair pin turns at high rates of speed, we had people getting sick in our bus because of his driving - it was risky, unacceptable and a terrible way to end an amazing day in Machu Picchu. We wish we had take the driver's name, as he should be fired by the Hiram Bingham company. We paid a lot of money to this company and we should not have been subjected to this dangerous ride. Again, I would've rated this a 5 star but for this part of the trip.
This was an unbelievable trip! The...
Marietta M
, Mar 2017
This was an unbelievable trip! The attention and service of the Hiram Bingham staff was impeccable! From pick up at our hotel, to the service, food, entertainment, and comfort on the train, to the knowledgeable guided tour of the ruins, this was a trip we will long remember. Highly recommend to all!

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