The Luxury Machu Picchu tour will take you on an exclusive tour on board the Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu. Enjoy the incredible vistas from the observatory lounge, Gourmet menu, and live music.
Luxury Machu Picchu Tour by Hiram Bingham Train
The Hiram Bingham train is a luxurious way to travel to Machu Picchu, offering an unforgettable experience for those who want to combine adventure with comfort. The train is named after Hiram Bingham, the American explorer who rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, and it is considered one of the most luxurious trains in South America.
The Luxury Machu Picchu tour departs from Cusco and takes passengers on a scenic journey through the Andes Mountains, passing through picturesque valleys and rugged canyons. Along the way, passengers can enjoy a gourmet brunch and cocktails while taking in the stunning views from the train's observation car.
Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, passengers can enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Incan city before returning to the train for a luxurious three-course dinner with live music and entertainment. The train also offers a bar car where passengers can enjoy a wide selection of premium cocktails and spirits.
- Board the luxury trains to Machu Picchu.
- Visit the citadel in the afternoon with fewer visitors.
- Gourmet menu available on the train
- Welcome drinks, Pisco sour lessons, and live music.
Luxury Machu Picchu Tour at a Glance!
Travel in luxury on the Hiram Bingham train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu.
- 8:00 AM - Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to Poroy train station
- 8:40 AM - Board the Hiram Bingham train and enjoy a welcome cocktail
- 9:05 AM - Depart from Poroy train station
- 12.24 PM - Arrival at Aguas Calientes train station and transfer to Machu Picchu by bus
- 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- 4:00 PM - Afternoon tea at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, and return to Aguas Calientes
- 5:50 PM - Board the Hiram Binghma Train
- 21:16 PM - Arrival at Poroy train station and transfer back to your hotel in Cusco
- 10:00 PM - Arrival in the city of Cusco
Note The itinerary may vary slightly depending on the season, weather conditions, or other factors.
- Pickup and drop-off from/to your hotel in Cusco
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Round Trip Luxury Train tickets
- Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
- Afternoon guided tour in Machu Picchu
- Tea time in Machu Pichu Belmond hotel
- Gourmet meals are served onboard ( Lunch and Dinner)
- Show onboard with drinks
- Andean Live music & shows
- All taxes included
- Breakfast in the morning
- Travel Insurance
Luxury Machu Picchu Tour Packing List
If you're planning to take the luxury Machu Picchu full-day tour by the Hiram Bingham Train, here's a suggested packing list to help you prepare:
- Comfortable walking shoes - You'll be hiking in Machu Picchu for around 2 hours in uneven terrain during your visit to Machu Picchu, so make sure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes.
- Lightweight clothing - The temperature can vary throughout the day, so wearing layers that you can easily add or remove as needed is best. A light jacket or sweater is recommended for the early morning and evening.
- Sun protection & Rain gear - Machu Picchu is located in the Cloud Forest region, where the sun can be quite strong, and rain can take place at any time of the year. Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays.
- Camera - You'll want to capture the stunning scenery and architecture of Machu Picchu, so don't forget to bring a camera or smartphone.
- Cash and credit card - The Hiram Bingham train tour includes meals and drinks, but you may want to bring some extra cash or a credit card for souvenirs or additional expenses.
- Passport - Make sure to bring your original passport.
- Water bottle - Bring a refillable water bottle to avoid using single-use plastic.
- Snacks - While the Hiram Bingham train tour includes meals, you may want to bring some snacks for Machu Picchu.
- Small backpack or daypack - A comfortable daypack for carrying your essentials during the tour, such as water, snacks, and a camera.
- Insect repellent - There may be mosquitoes or other insects, especially in the evening, so bring insect repellent to avoid bites.
Machu Picchu Luxury Tour full-day tour can be upgraded to a 2-day tour; you will need to pack according to the number of days you will spend in Machu Picchu.
Luxury Machu Picchu full Itinerary
Pick up from your hotel at 8.00 am and drive to the Poroy train station. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be welcome aboard the Luxury Trains to Machu Picchu. Once on board the Hiram Bingham train, you will be welcomed with a delicious brunch and a refreshing Pisco Sour. The train is beautifully decorated and furnished with luxurious armchairs and elegant table settings. The observation car has panoramic windows that offer stunning views of the Andean landscapes.
After 4 hours of travel from Cusco, you will arrive in Aguas Calientes at 12:24 pm and be transferred to a private bus that will take you to the entrance of Machu Picchu. A knowledgeable guide will take you on a private tour of the citadel, where you will discover the secrets and history of this magnificent site. After the tour, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own and take in the stunning views of the Andes.
The guided tour of the citadel takes about 3 hours. Your guide will take you to the most spectacular places in the fortress, temples, plazas, and palaces and explain the Incas' lost city's history and mysteries. Later you will have some free time to explore the city, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, and take the Luxury Hiram Bingham train back to Cusco.
The Exclusive train back to Cusco departs late in the afternoon with cocktails, wines, entertainment, and a special dinner with drinks until you arrive at the final train station, and we will transfer you back to your hotel around 10:00 pm.
Hiram Bingham Train
The Hiram Bingham Train is a luxury train service in Peru, specifically between the city of Cusco and the town of Aguas Calientes, located at the base of the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. The train is named after Hiram Bingham III, the American explorer who discovered Machu Picchu in 1911.
The Hiram Bingham Train is operated by PeruRail, which offers train services to various destinations in Peru. The train is considered one of the most luxurious trains in South America, with elegant carriages decorated in the style of the 1920s Pullman carriages.
Passengers on the Hiram Bingham Train are treated to a gourmet dining experience, with brunch served on the outbound journey and dinner on the return journey. The train also has an observation car, where passengers can enjoy panoramic views of the Andes and the Urubamba River.
The Hiram Bingham Train is designed to provide a luxurious and unforgettable travel experience for passengers who want to explore the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in comfort and style. The journey takes around 3 hours each way, and passengers can explore Machu Picchu on a guided tour before returning to Cusco.
Hiram Bingham III
Hiram Bingham III was an American archaeologist, historian, and politician best known for discovering the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911. Bingham was born in Hawaii in 1875 and grew up in Connecticut. He attended Yale University, earning a degree in Latin American history and a Ph.D. in the same field.
In 1906, Bingham made his first trip to Peru as part of a Yale University expedition. He became fascinated by the ancient Incan civilization and continued to explore and document the ruins of Machu Picchu over the next several years.
In 1911, Bingham led an expedition to Machu Picchu and discovered the ancient ruins, which the Inca had abandoned over 400 years earlier. Bingham's discovery brought international attention to the site and helped to fuel a renewed interest in Incan history and culture.
Bingham continued to explore and document other Incan sites in Peru and published several books and articles on his findings. He also served as a US Senator from Connecticut from 1924 to 1933.
Bingham's legacy has been somewhat controversial, as some historians have criticized his methods and accused him of looting artifacts from Incan sites. However, he is still recognized as a pioneer in Andean archaeology, and his discovery of Machu Picchu remains one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century.
Price for the Luxury Machu Picchu Tour
Price per person:
- 1050.USD for adults
- 525.USD for children (1-11)
- 40$ off per person for travelers under 25
All travelers under 17 will have a $40 discount.
Valid Student ID for Machu Picchu
To get the student discount, travelers should have a Valid ID with the following:
- 25 years or less at the time of entering Machu Picchu. Older than 25 can not enter as a student
- The ID must have the Name of the university, name, and photo of the student
- The ID must have a valid expiration date
Invalid Student IDs
Student IDs are not eligible for a discount when:
- Traveler is older than 25
- Expired ID
- Student ID without expiration date
- ISIC cards are not valid.
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Luxury Machu Picchu Tour Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Luxury Machu Picchu full-day Tour by Hiram Bingham Train:
What is the Hiram Bingham train?
The Hiram Bingham train is a luxury train that takes passengers on a scenic journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu, offering an unforgettable experience for those who want to combine adventure with comfort.
How long is the tour?
The luxury Machu Picchu full-day tour by Hiram Bingham Train is a full-day tour, typically lasting around 14 hours.
What is included in the tour?
The Luxury Machu Picchu Tour by Hiram Bingham Train includes a round-trip journey on the luxurious Hiram Bingham train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, a guided tour of Machu Picchu, a buffet lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, and gourmet meals and drinks on board the train.
Is the tour suitable for all ages?
The tour is suitable for most ages but involves a fair amount of walking and stairs, so it may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Additionally, the tour may not be suitable for very young children due to the length and nature of the journey.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
The train is not wheelchair accessible since the tour of Machu Picchu involves walking and stairs: However, we can accommodate the travelers with extra assistance and be able to visit Machu Picchu.
What should I wear for the tour?
You should wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and lightweight clothing, and bring a light jacket or sweater for the early morning and evening. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are also recommended.
Do I need to bring anything else?
You should bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning scenery, a refillable water bottle, insect repellent, and some extra cash or credit card for souvenirs or additional expenses. A small backpack or daypack is also useful for carrying your essentials during the tour.