Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Machu Picchu with a once-in-a-lifetime train ride aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham. This sumptuous train ride is the most luxurious way to travel to Machu Picchu.

The Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train

Sip a glass of bubbly as Andean musicians perform in the exclusive waiting lounge to board the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham. Take your seat and sink into your comfortable armchair in the 1920s style carriages, decked out with white table cloths, decadent polished wood and brass. Indulge in refined comfort as you journey through sweeping scenery, from the Andean mountains to the cloud forest of Machu Picchu.

The Belmond Hiram Bingham train service offers classic luxury, where a team of attentive, dedicated staff attend to guests. Top-notch cuisine is included, either with a gourmet brunch on your way to Machu Picchu, or with dinner on the return. This train services carries a total of up to 84 passengers with four cars: two for dining, a bar and one for catering.

The Experience

On the way to Machu Picchu the Belmond Hiram Bingham departs from the station of Poroy, which is located around 20-minutes outside Cusco city. It is also possible to board later on in the journey, embarking in the Sacred Valley. The outward journey includes brunch as the train passes through lush landscapes and Andean villages. Following parallel to the Urubamba River, mountain views fill the windows until you arrive into Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu. From here you ascend by bus to the world-famous ruins. On the return journey, depart Aguas Calientes in the early evening. Dinner is served on board with live music and an open bar to entertain as night falls. You can disembark either in the Sacred Valley, or continue on until you reach Poroy, just outside Cusco.

The Belmond Hiram Bingham train operates Monday through to Saturday. If you’re looking to splurge on the Belmond Hiram Bingham, keep in mind it is also possible to take the Hiram Bingam for just one-leg of your journey (either out to Machu Picchu, or returning), using an alternative train service for the other route.

Alternative luxury trains to Machu Picchu

An alternative first-class experience with even more privacy and exclusivity, consider traveling on your own private carriage on board IncaRail’s Presidential Class.