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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
PeruRail
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Intihuatana Stone
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Overview
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Delightful throwback to luxury rail

We are glad we decided to take the Hiram Bingham train to Machchu Picchu. We boarded from Ollantaytambo and on the return journey traveled to Cusco a day later. Service was excellent and exclusive, both onboard (dining, attentiveness, music) and off (private transfers, expert handling...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Outstanding! This is the way to travel!

My adult son and I took the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu on June 19 and could not have been more thrilled with the expereince. Every member of the staff was professional and detail oriented. The service was impeccable. We were entertained and pampered...More

Thank Mary Lynn T
VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Viajes Pacifico, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mary Lynn T, It is a pleasure to greet you and thank you for sharing your experience in this site. We are pleased that you had a good experience in Peru, because our goal is to always give our customers a memorable experience, an...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Just wonderful!

We travelled back from Machu Picchu to Cusco on this fabulous train! It is the height of luxury! We had a wonderful seat right next door to the bar and the music which was wonderful and set the whole experience off. It is all inclusive...More

1  Thank Colliedog58
VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Viajes Pacifico, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Colliedog58, It is a pleasure to greet you and thank you for sharing your experience in this site. We are pleased that you had a good experience in Peru, because our goal is to always give our customers a memorable experience, an experience that...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Terrible and Great at the same time

I'll break this review down to two parts, one aspect being terrible and one being amazing. The BAD I booked this through Viator which used Viajes Pacifico to do the booking. I booked it for my birthday, got it confirmed and the vouchers issued and...More

2  Thank Matt T
Calidad V, Quality Supervisor at Viajes Pacifico, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Matt T Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We value each of your comments which will help us in the continuous improvement of our services. We appreciate that you can provide us more information about your trip, including the dates and details...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Fun experience but with too much faff

Luxury train to and from Machu Picchu. Nice setting, excellent service and good food. The entertainment at in the bar car was fun. The only problem I had was that it was too long! We took the train back from Machu Picchu, and the train...More

Thank WTravel
VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Viajes Pacifico, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear WTravel, It is a pleasure to greet you and thank you for sharing your experience in this site. We are pleased that you had a good experience in Peru, because our goal is to always give our customers a memorable experience, an experience that...More

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Tania A
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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Stacy J
27 May 2018|
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Response from daphneo686 |
very sorry have only just seen question. Yes you can go one way only. That is exactly what I did. But I stayed in Ollantaytambo. good luck. I was unable to book outbound trip online but managed to do it on arrival in Cusco.
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