Named after the explorer who rediscovered the Inca citadel, the Hiram Bingham train has two dining cars, an observation/bar car and a kitchen car. It can carry up to 84 passengers.
Decorated in the style of 1920s Pullman carriages, each has been furnished in polished wood and brass with large comfortable armchairs.
As you board, the tables are exquisitely set with gleaming crystal and polished cutlery. Our maître d' will invite you to enjoy brunch and a gastronomic dinner, specially created by our onboard chef.
The bar car is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail accompanied by live Peruvian music. On the way to Machu Picchu, our bartender will show you how to make a traditional Pisco Sour. Take the recipe home and impress family and friends.
The observation car is furnished with large cushioned seats, making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the Peruvian landscape unfold.
Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.
Morning hotel pick-up and transfer to the Poroy train station where you'll set off on a scenic trip through the Urubamba Valley, followed by a 25-minute bus ride up to the breathtaking Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
You will be aboard the luxury "Hiram Bingham" train service that runs from Poroy Station in Cuzco to Machu Picchu station in 3½ hours. This new service, with its distinctive blue and gold livery and elegant interior upholstery, consists of 4 cars - 2 dining cars, a bar car and a kitchen car.
Departing from Poroy Station, 20 minutes from the center of Cuzco, the Hiram Bingham gives a more leisurely start to the day than traditional departures. Brunch is served on board and guides are present to explain points of interest on route, as well as in the Ruins at Machu Picchu on arrival at the ancient citadel.
Taking the Hiram Bingham service means you can focus your attention and energy on what matters most, content in the knowledge that the logistical details of the day's trip have been pre-arranged. Included in the price of the ticket are the onboard meals with wine, entertainment, guides, bus transfers, entrance to the Ruins and an afternoon tea buffet.
Set in the saddle of a high mountain 1000 feet above the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu remained "lost" in jungle undergrowth until it was rediscovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Consequently the city escaped ransacking from the Spaniards and is reasonably well preserved.
Upon arrival you'll set off with your guide to explore the walls, stairways, temples and terraces of Machu Picchu.
An afternoon tea buffet is served in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge located just steps from the entrance to the Ruins. Afterward, you'll be free to explore this enchanting place on your own.
Overnight at an Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu hotel.
In addition to the option of visiting Machu Picchu a second time you may wish to explore Aguas Calientes where there are some small restaurants, a market, hot springs and some hikes.
For the more energetic, a moderate 2-mile hike up to the Sun Gate offers fabulous views overlooking Machu Picchu. Those in great physical shape (and a strong head for heights) may wish to hike the very steep trail to the top of Huayna Picchu for outstanding views of the entire region.
In due time, return to the Machu Picchu train station and board the "Hiram Bingham" for the departure to Cuzco. Pre-dinner cocktails will be served, accompanied by live entertainment. Afterwards, a four-course a la carte dinner is presented in the dining cars.
They are amazing! Accommodations were unbelievable, local travel agency and guides were top notch. So on top of things, all connections went so smoothly.
- Maria P, August 2016