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Hiram Bingham Peru, South America

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For the Hiram Bingham, Members of the Club (free to join) benefit from:

- discount off the published prices of any journey;

a thank-you gift for every booking on completion of the journey;

 

Fay says, “Having travelled from far away, don’t you owe it to yourselves and your shared memories to arrive at and overnight in Machu Picchu, roof of the world, in Orient Express style?”

About The Belmond Hiram Bingham

The experience of travelling through some of the most beautiful and romantic scenery in Peru in luxurious surroundings is achieved in the Belmond Hiram Bingham.

This train is named after the US explorer who claimed to have discovered the remains of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911, although there is some evidence of earlier expeditions by British and German missionaries, engineers and speculators.

The distinguished blue and gold carriages of the Hiram Bingham are off-set by the warm interiors with elegant upholstery.

Winding past soaring mountains and the waters of the Urubamba River, whilst enjoying delectable cuisine, is a very special way in which to make the round trip from Poroy, 8 miles / 13 kms west of the ancient city of Cuzco (or Cusco) to the lost city of Machu Picchu.

 

Hiram Bingham Carriages

Carriages:    The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920′s Pullman trains.   Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.

Observation Car:  At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape.  Observations cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished brass and large cushioned seats, thus making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the unfolding Peruvian landscape.

Dining Carriages:   The two dining carriages offer a capacity of 42 seats each, with tables beautifully laid with gleaming crystal and polished cutlery.   In the morning, on the way towards Machu Picchu you’ll enjoy a delectable three-course brunch, complete with a refreshing sparkling wine and freshly squeezed orange juice.   In the evening, on the journey from Machu Picchu to Poroy, you will be served a luxurious four-course menu, complete with Pisco Sour and Peruvian delicacies.

Bar Car:    The bar car is the perfect place to enjoy a Pisco Sour and experience live Peruvian music courtesy of the on board band.  During the journey to Machu Picchu the barman invites passengers to learn how to make  traditional Pisco Sour.

Macchu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Hiram Bingham and Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge from Luxury Train Club

Presidential Suites Two Presidential Suites are the most luxurious accommodation in the Sanctuary Lodge. The bedroom sits alongside an inviting living area. The space continues out to a large, furnished terrace—an ideal place to enjoy the spellbinding mountain views.  Details: King-size bed; separate living area; furnished terrace; marble bathroom (shower only); mountain views; size: from 35 sqm / 376 sqft. Deluxe Mountain View Rooms The views across the dramatic, undulating landscape of the Sacred Valley incorporate mountains, jungle and the Urubamba River. Deluxe King Mountain View Sink into a plush king-size bed for a well-earned rest. Cool fabrics and rich wood accents provide extra indulgence to round off your Machu Picchu adventure. Deluxe Twin Mountain View & Terrace Step out from your elegant twin bedroom to a large, furnished terrace. It’s the perfect location for a nightcap beneath the stars. Details: King-size or twin beds; marble bathroom (shower only); mountain views; size: from 17 sqm / 183 sqft; not all rooms include a terrace. Superior Rooms Each ecologically-friendly room is a cosy sanctuary. Wake up early and be just steps away from the lost city. Some Superior Rooms offer a patio where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the peaceful Lodge courtyard. Details: King-size or twin beds; marble bathroom (shower only); furnished patio; courtyard views; size: from 15 sqm / 161 sqft

Hiram Bingham Itinerary

The journey takes around 3hrs 15mins each way.

Sights as varied and remarkable as the vast agricultural terraces of Jaquijahuana, the remains of a major Inca city that was sadly destroyed during the Spanish conquest, the beautiful village of Ollantaytambo hidden in the Sacred Valley (home to the Urubamba river) and an ancient temple complex called The Fortress, all await.

In the morning en route to Machu Picchu, a brunch will be served as you watch the stunning landscape unfold.

Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, private minibuses await passengers for the fifteen-minute journey up to the citadel.

At the Machu Picchu entrance, guests can go straight into the citadel as tickets will have been pre-purchased for all.

A guide will escort you around the citadel in small groups, pointing out the best of the ruins and recounting the history of this Inca settlement.

Following the guided tour, guests are given the choice to wander alone through this fascinating World Heritage site, or to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the Orient-Express hotel located right at the entrance to the citadel.

After the day exploring the marvel of Machu Picchu, your reserved suite aways you in the Sanctuary Lodge.

The Hiram Bingham will transport you in fitting style back to Cuzco.

 Dates and Prices

Please contact us for prices. The Hiram Bingham operates May to December, daily except Sunday.   There is a  50% discount for children. The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is very close to the ancient Inca citadel, and will probably be one of your most remarkable hotel experiences.

Included In The Tour

  • Welcoming aperitifs.
  • Lunch and an excellent selection of wines.
  • On-board music entertainment.
  • Tourist guide for every group of 14 passengers.
  • Tickets and exclusive transportation to Machu Picchu.
  • Afternoon Tea in the Orient Express Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
  • Overnight in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (or Monasterio Hotel)
  • Gourmet dinner on the return journey

 

General Information

What to Wear:  Smart casual and comfortable clothes are appropriate for any of the journeys.  It is suggested that passengers  bring a raincoat as well as a hat and sun block as it can become extremely hot.  Insect repellent is advised.  A warm coat is recommended for the return drive from Poroy Station into Cuzco.

Climate:  At Machu Picchu, the subtropical climate means generally mild weather; the average year-round temperature during the day is 13ºC.  There are two distinct seasons – the rainy season is from November to March and brings heavy rains; the dry season from April to October brings higher temperatures.

Luggage:  There is no special coach for luggage; it is recommended that passengers bring only items which are necessary for a day trip.  An elegant Hiram Bingham travel bag will be provided for our passengers.

Smoking:  Under Peruvian law, smoking is not permitted at any time in the passenger saloon cars.  Passengers are however allowed to smoke in the observation car of the Hiram Bingham.

Altitude:  Oxygen is available on the train for passengers having difficulty acclimatizing to the high altitudes of some of the route.

Heating:  The Hiram Bingham is heated as required.

Bookings and Reservations

All prices are at publicly-quoted rates. We will be happy to answer any questions and make the booking for you  -  contact us in the UK : +44 (0)1249 890205 or info@luxurytrainclub.com      Please sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed of interesting trains and special offers.

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