On July 23, 1911, an american explorer named Hiram Bingham climbed on a steep hill and stopped to Machu Picchu with the help and the guidance of local residents, discovering what had been up until that moment the Incas, a well kep secret, hidden from the world. The luxury train that makes the connection between Cusco and Machu Picchu is named after that American explorer - Hiram Bingham, who communicated the existence of the ancient Inca citadel to the world, and made it a famous touristic destination.
The train starts its route from Cusco early in the morning offering an incredible journey through a changing landscape while the guests experience brunch and mimosas on board. Right after the steep climb out of Cusco, the Hiram Bingham train runs straight to the Sacred Valley, traveling through lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes.
From that point , the journey continues and it is highlighted by stunning views of the mountains and the splendid Urubamba River, which takes its course through the Sacred Valley. When arrived in the town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu, the travelers are taken by bus to the remarkable Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge to have lunch. From here they have a spectacular panorama, which overlooks the ancient citadel. The guest can take advantage of a private guided tour of the citadel that follows before returning to the station in the early evening. The guests will get to enjoy a sophysticated dinner on the train during the 4-hour journey when going back to Cusco.
This service is rulled by Peru Rail, which represents a company member of the Orient Express.
The superb blue and gold cars of the Hiram Bingham make a 4 hour trip between Cusco and Machu Picchu every day, except Sunday. The train features two 42 seat dining cars which purpose exclusive Peruvian specialties for brunch on the journey to Machu Picchu, and for dinner on the evening it returns to Cusco. The train is designed also with an extraordinary bar and a lovely observation car, from where the travelers can delight their eyes with picturesque landscapes and stunning vistas.
The Hiram Bingham Train is considered a luxury voyage, ideal for those who want to live the most out of their experience to Machu Picchu. Breakfast, snacks, sophysticated cocktails and a delicios dinner accompanied by live music is being served onboard this elegant train. For many visitors, the journey to Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime journey, a remarkable destination, that reserves memorable adventures. The Hiram Bingham luxury service makes this experience even more unique and really fantastic.
Perfectly recreating the 1920s 'Golden Age' of luxury train travel, the Hiram Bingham's gorgeous blue and gold Pullman-style carriages are fitted out in panelled wood and brass fixtures. The train travels along the very same route that the explorer took in 1911 when he discovered the lost Inca settlement, Machu Picchu. During the three and a half-hour journey guests pass by lush fields, colourful villages and the Urubamba River, in dining carriages lined with brocade upholstery and filled with linen clad tables, champagne and gourmet cuisine are served on gleaming tableware, as the changing landscape and wonderful vistas of the beautiful Andes unfolds before you.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The Most Luxury Trains in the World .
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