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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

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    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. 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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Av El Sol 809, Cusco 05184, Peru

    Traveler pickup is offered
    This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel in Cusco Downtown. If your hotel is not listed, you may go to our office in Cusco, Av. El Sol 817, Cusco
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
    • Professional guide
    • Welcome drink at the station
    • Appetizers, lunch and dinner on board
    • Wine, local beer, pisco sour, soft drinks and water
    • Exclusive shuttle bus transfers to and from the citadel of Machu Picchu
    • Afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
    • Live onboard entertainment
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
    • Entry/Admission - Belmond Trains
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • IMPORTANT: ALL traveler passport details are needed (Full name and Passport ID). Please provide these details in the additional request box, otherwise the tour is not confirmed.
    • Please note: travel date amendments are accepted outside of 16 days before scheduled tour date
    • Please note: The guided tour lasts around 2.5 hours. After that, you are free to explore Machu Picchu on your own
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunglasses and water
    • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years
    • A maximum of 14 people per guide
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Our tour guide, Pamela, was amazing and spoke perfect English. The train was very luxurious and the food was delicious. This is the best and easiest way to explore Machu Picchu without any hassles or lines. Well worth every penny. Highly recommend.

    Thank Z9134SEdonnas
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    A fantastic train ride. In the beginning we had a cocktail and then listened to the music band. Out of the blue the band managed to get the people dancing- very funny and amazing. Food and service was great. We certainly recommend to take a...More

    Thank KS-34119
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We got on at a stop outside of Cusco. We enjoyed the onboard band and the outside viewing deck on the bar car. The cappuccinos and chocolate pastries were delicious. Lunch was very good. When we arrived at Macau Picchu we had our on guide...More

    Thank Bima01
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We took this train to Machupicchu which was good, nice views along the ride, the people was great..good food the only thing is it was expensive only for 4 hours.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Nienken v
    Reviewed 30 August 2019

    Wonderful! All you need to do is get to the Poroy station just outside Cusco (your hotel can arrange this), and you can relax all the way to and from Machu Picchu. Everything is taken care of - food, drinks, your guide, and your bus...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    jeterray
    2 June 2019|
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    Response from 902JohnS | Reviewed this property |
    They send a car to your hotel to pick you up. You have to contact Belmond (or Viator) to arrange. There is an extended option where you can stay in the Belmond or another hotel (in Aqua Caliente) and return to Urubamba... More
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    jkgrandma
    24 August 2018|
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    Response from superhumgry | Reviewed this property |
    The tour is about 2 1/2 hours and is moderately strenuous, there are a good many stairs. I am sure you would be able to stay in there lodge if you aren’t able to do the tour.
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    13 August 2018|
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    Response from drwojo816 | Reviewed this property |
    I think there is pick up from several Cusco hotels. I am not sure what ypu mean by a bi-modal tour, but my impression is the tour runs rain or shine.
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    • Duration: 13h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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