Named after the famous American explorer that brought Machu Picchu to the world’s attention in the early 1900s, the Belmond Hiram Bingham is considered to be one of South America’s finest train rides.
Hosting up to 84 guests, the distinctive blue and gold carriages are furnished in 1920’s Pullman style. The Observation Car has large cushioned seats; a perfect place to relax whilst admiring the changing Peruvian landscapes, which include wonderful vistas of the Andes and the sacred Urubamba River.
The Andean inspired menu served at a beautifully laid table complete with gleaming crystal and polished cutlery, will delight as lunch is served in one of the dining carriages during the outbound journey from Cusco. On-board guides offer an insight to the train, the countryside and, of course, the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.
After taking a leisurely 2 hour guided tour through the mountain top ruins of Machu Picchu, the luxury experience continues as afternoon tea at the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel is served. Should you wish to return to Cusco on board the train, this is possible either on the same day or following a night or two stay should you prefer to have additional exploration time in the region. On the return journey, pre-dinner cocktails are served, accompanied by live entertainment, followed by a four-course gastronomic dinner.
If you dream of one day visiting Machu Picchu, then consider making the journey on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham, ensuring that this often, once in a lifetime experience, is truly memorable.