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Cusco, Peru
Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu

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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
  • 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
  • Entrance fee and round-trip hotel transport between Cusco and Poroy station included
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Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Hiram Bingham 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
Tea time at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, a Belmond hotel.
Live onboard entertainment
Private transfer hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
Gratuities
Alcoholic Beverages
Private guide. Supplement apply.

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8:00 AM
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from your hotel, apartment or home. Some locations are in areas where the access by vehicle is not permitted. Send your details in order to arrange your pickup and drop-off in a nearby place.
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 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 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 can 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. 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 an appetizer with your choice of wine.

Finish your Machu Picchu journey with a shuttle ride back down to Aguas Calientes, where you 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Belmond Trains
After hotel pickup in Cusco, take a 20-minute drive to Poroy station, where a welcome drink is offered to you before you step on the train. As you sip your wine, admire the narrow-gauge '20s-style Belmond Hiram Bingham wagons dressed in blue and gold. Once you're on board, thread your way through a sparkling interior of brass and polished wood to find your elegantly upholstered seat. During the 3-hour ascent to the Aguas Calientes, the nearest station to Machu Picchu, explore the train’s observation platform, bar car and two dining wagons, where you’ll enjoy a 3-course lunch (see a sample menu in Itinerary below). Pair your meal with Peruvian, Argentinean and Chilean wines, among other beverages like Cusqueña beer and pisco sours. The meal isn't the only thing that makes this train ride special. Lend an appreciative ear as musicians perform traditional Peruvian songs with guitars and Cajon box drums. From the observation platform, take in jaw-dropping panoramas of the Andean scenery, including majestic mountainsides overlapping one another, verdant hills and yawning valleys along a course that follows the great Urubamba River. When you arrive at the Aguas Calientes station, board a shuttle bus specially reserved for Hiram Bingham passengers. You'll especially appreciate this when you see the hordes of people waiting for mass transport. The bus snakes up a road and arrives shortly at Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, nestled on a mountaintop at 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level. Stroll through the cloud-shrouded archaeological site with a guide who leads you through the ancient city’s main streets, ceremonial shrines, solar clock and precisely carved stairways. Learn about how the Incas designed the small city to be self-contained, built with agricultural terraces that fed its residents and watered by natural springs. After the guided tour, wander about the grounds on your own and then walk over to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge for afternoon tea. Enjoy scones and sandwiches with tea or coffee, or try appetizers and choose from a selection of wine. Take a shuttle bus back down to Aguas Calientes and settle into your seats aboard the Hiram Bingham. In the evening, head over to the dining car for a 4-course gourmet meal (see a sample menu below in Itinerary). You may find yourself joining the musicians in song and dance during the return journey to Cusco, where you’ll be transported back to your hotel. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Both meals below are paired with wine suggested by the sommelier. Sample lunch menu (subject to change) First course: • Wayllabamba trout with fava beans, Andean mint and airampo emulsionMain course: • Lamb cannelloni with spring greens, elderberry and potato pestoDessert: • Organic cocoa with pineapple, olive oil, Maca toffee, Maras salt and lavender Sample dinner menu (subject to change) First course: • Amuse-bouche • Duck ham dressed with Eucalyptus leaves, jam corn and crispy chili skinSecond course: • Potato and leek soup with purple kiwicha, extra virgin olive oil and toronjil lemonMain course (choice of one): • Pachamanca with an emulsion of roots, bulbs, leaves and black quinoa • Maras beef with root confit, Quillabamba peanuts and a tartar of white grape and myrtleDessert: • Apple-custard parfait with carrots and cocoa nibs, drizzled with mandarin and ginger reduction
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
After hotel pickup in Cusco, take a 20-minute drive to Poroy station, where a welcome drink is offered to you before you step on the train. As you sip your wine, admire the narrow-gauge '20s-style Belmond Hiram Bingham wagons dressed in blue and gold. Once you're on board, thread your way through a sparkling interior of brass and polished wood to find your elegantly upholstered seat. During the 3-hour ascent to the Aguas Calientes, the nearest station to Machu Picchu, explore the train’s observation platform, bar car and two dining wagons, where you’ll enjoy a 3-course lunch (see a sample menu in Itinerary below). Pair your meal with Peruvian, Argentinean and Chilean wines, among other beverages like Cusqueña beer and pisco sours. The meal isn't the only thing that makes this train ride special. Lend an appreciative ear as musicians perform traditional Peruvian songs with guitars and Cajon box drums. From the observation platform, take in jaw-dropping panoramas of the Andean scenery, including majestic mountainsides overlapping one another, verdant hills and yawning valleys along a course that follows the great Urubamba River. When you arrive at the Aguas Calientes station, board a shuttle bus specially reserved for Hiram Bingham passengers. You'll especially appreciate this when you see the hordes of people waiting for mass transport. The bus snakes up a road and arrives shortly at Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, nestled on a mountaintop at 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level. Stroll through the cloud-shrouded archaeological site with a guide who leads you through the ancient city’s main streets, ceremonial shrines, solar clock and precisely carved stairways. Learn about how the Incas designed the small city to be self-contained, built with agricultural terraces that fed its residents and watered by natural springs. After the guided tour, wander about the grounds on your own and then walk over to Belmond Sanctuary Lodge for afternoon tea. Enjoy scones and sandwiches with tea or coffee, or try appetizers and choose from a selection of wine. Take a shuttle bus back down to Aguas Calientes and settle into your seats aboard the Hiram Bingham. In the evening, head over to the dining car for a 4-course gourmet meal (see a sample menu below in Itinerary). You may find yourself joining the musicians in song and dance during the return journey to Cusco, where you’ll be transported back to your hotel. -------------------- ITINERARY -------------------- Both meals below are paired with wine suggested by the sommelier. Sample lunch menu (subject to change) First course: • Wayllabamba trout with fava beans, Andean mint and airampo emulsionMain course: • Lamb cannelloni with spring greens, elderberry and potato pestoDessert: • Organic cocoa with pineapple, olive oil, Maca toffee, Maras salt and lavender Sample dinner menu (subject to change) First course: • Amuse-bouche • Duck ham dressed with Eucalyptus leaves, jam corn and crispy chili skinSecond course: • Potato and leek soup with purple kiwicha, extra virgin olive oil and toronjil lemonMain course (choice of one): • Pachamanca with an emulsion of roots, bulbs, leaves and black quinoa • Maras beef with root confit, Quillabamba peanuts and a tartar of white grape and myrtleDessert: • Apple-custard parfait with carrots and cocoa nibs, drizzled with mandarin and ginger reduction
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 10 people per guide inside Machu Picchu according with park authority rules.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIPAC Travel
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu.
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu.

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    star-1
    Big disappointment!
    Explore28160609946
    , 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.
    3 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    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!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-1
    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.
    5 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    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
    star-5
    Lovely experience. I hope everyone...
    OSCAR C
    , 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.
    star-4
    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.
    star-5
    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.
    star-4
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    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!
    star-5
    once in a lifetime experience! The...
    Azmy A
    , Mar 2017
    once in a lifetime experience! The joy of experiencing the luxury of the train was enhanced by the care the staff took in ensuring we felt safe and comfortable. There was immense attention to detail in all aspects. Guides were knowledgeable and informative. Couldn't ask for more from the trip!
    star-5
    Fantastic experience and Diego was such...
    Peter B
    , Feb 2017
    Fantastic experience and Diego was such a knowledgeable guide.
    star-5
    We took the Hiram Bingham tour to...
    Charles C
    , Jan 2017
    We took the Hiram Bingham tour to Machu Picchu and had a wonderful time. Ghino, Justo, Erasmo, and Roberto were wonderful and made the trip very enjoyable and special. Carlos, our tour guide, made the trip interesting and educational. We were well taken care of and we would highly recommend it.
    star-5
    Don't regret spending the extra...
    Jordan P
    , Jan 2017
    Don't regret spending the extra money on this tour. We traveled with our kids ages 6 - 12. It was definitely an experience of a lifetime.
    star-4
    Altogether professional, from the...
    David Z
    , Jul 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.
    star-5
    This was by far one of the best...
    Diane W
    , Mar 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.
    star-5
    What a wonderful experience to...
    Lorna S
    , Mar 2016
    What a wonderful experience to arrive at Machu Picchu on this fabulous train. Entertainment, amazing views and fabulous food. The time flew by.
    star-4
    I am a wholly deaf solo traveller...
    Deborah Y
    , Sep 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!
    star-5
    Fantastic experience. Excellent...
    MICHAEL A
    , May 2015
    Fantastic experience. Excellent service. We really enjoyed the entertainment, a trio that created a fun party time. Thankyou
    star-2
    El tren muy bonito, la comida y...
    Enrique N
    , Apr 2017
    El tren muy bonito, la comida y bebida adecuada. Machu Picchu espectacular. El servicio de los camareros y del guía muy bueno. La organización pésima. El servicio general muy malo. Por poner algún ejemplo: 1. Nuestra mesa asignada en el tren de ida estaba ocupada. Nos hicieron esperar como una hora hasta que nos asignaron otra mesa, todo entre mentiras y excusas sin sentido. Al salir del tren, nos indicaron que podríamos dejar pertenencias personales en nuestro lugar sin ningún problema. 2. Nuestra mesa asignada en el tren de vuelta era diferente y peor a la que finalmente nos asignaron en el tren de ida. 3. El punto de recogida del autobús al salir del tren viaje de ida para ascender a Machu Picchu, se llevó a cabo en una cuesta, lloviendo, junto a una zona en obras y con una retroexcavadora a un metro de nosotros afortunadamente dicha retroexcavadora no estaba trabajando en ese momento. 4. Para el punto de salida para regresar al tren, nos hicieron caminar por el barro estaba lloviendo durante casi dos kilómetros, sin darnos explicaciones y sin proporcionarnos un paraguas o impermeable. No importó que fueran niños o adultos. 5. Nadie daba explicaciones o aclaraciones a nada, y mucho menos disculpas. Molestias y enfrentamientos. 6. ... y así un largo etcétera. En definitiva, el tren bonito y agradable, los camareros muy serviciales y amables. Machu Picchu espectacular. Comida y bebida, ..., buena. Pagué por el viaje casi 2 mil euros por mi esposa y por mí. Realmente lo que me dieron a cambio, según mi experiencia y conocimiento, no vale ni la mitad. Lo que venden como Lujo realmente no lo tuvimos, e insisto la organización y el trato muy muy malo y vergonzoso. En lo personal, dirijo varias empresas y una de ellas es de servicios de transporte de ferrocarriles de pasajeros, viajo mucho a diferentes partes del mundo con mi esposa y por ello conozco lo que es un buen servicio y el respeto y consideración al cliente. Desafortunadamente, mi esposa y yo no quedamos nada satisfechos y bastante decepcionados, y aunque Machu Picchu lo recomendaremos a cualquier persona, el Tren de lujo Hiram Bingham y su organización y trato no lo podremos recomendar a nadie. A la fecha, no hemos recibido ni una mínima disculpa por la gran lista y cantidad de fallas graves cometidas.
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