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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.

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
  • 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a once-in-a-lifetime splurge on a trip to the Lost City of the Incas.

What You Can Expect

Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

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.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Diane W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was by far one of the best tours I have ever taken. The train ride was very comfortable and the food was delicious! Also the views from the train were fabulous. Machu Picchu is a must for everyone to see.

Lorna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

What a wonderful experience to arrive at Machu Picchu on this fabulous train. Entertainment, amazing views and fabulous food. The time flew by.

MICHAEL A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic experience. Excellent service. We really enjoyed the entertainment, a trio that created a fun party time. Thankyou

David Z United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Altogether professional, from the meeting with your representative the evening before to the return to the hotel at the end of the day, everything was more than I expected.

Deborah Y

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

I am a wholly deaf solo traveller on Tuesday 8/9/15, I was picked up by the transfer taxi from Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cusco approx. 30 mins driving journey each way. I arrived at Poroy Railway Station, the other tourists whom I met there and I were greeted by the friendly members of Belmond Hiram Bingham staff! They escorted us to our seats in the early 1920s vintage type train.
During the train journey to Aguas Calientes for Machu Picchu, we enjoyed looking at the beautiful Peruvian countryside scenery from the trains bar carriage with the observation car where we drank various drinks and the live musical band played I cannot hear, of course before we had the brunch meal in the dining carriage.
We arrived in Aguas Calientes, we got the bus to Machu Picchu. The friendly Peruvian male guide showed the 3 other tourists and myself around Machu Picchu. I asked him if we would visit the House of Guardians with the breath-taking view of whole Machu Picchu he said that we would go there after visiting the other parts of Machu Picchu first. Unfortunately, he talked to the other 3 tourists too long than necessary while I waited in the less important part of Machu Picchu such waste of time! We did not have enough time to spend at the House of Guardians, so I had to take some photos of myself with the background of whole Machu Picchu in a hurry and I did not get a chance to walk up to the House of Guardians before we had to return to Belmond Sanctuary Hotel for the afternoon tea. I was not happy! We should have been there at the House of Guardians a bit longer its an important part of Machu Picchu than the other parts!
We returned to that train and the live musical band played again in the bar carriage for the evening drinks before we had the dinner in the dining carriage. We arrived in Poroy that evening before our transfer taxis picking us up for returning to the hotels in Cusco. It was the greatest lifetime experience!

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