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“Awesome transport from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu!”

Belmond Hiram Bingham
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$1,025.99*
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu
Ranked #12 of 878 Tours in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: El Belmond Hiram Bingham es un lujoso y exclusivo tren unico en el Peru que cuenta con un servicio todo incluido en el que vivira un dia completo de experiencias inolvidables en su visita a Machu Picchu. - Elegido "Mejor Tren del Mundo" por los lectores de Conde Nast Traveller UK (2011). - Mencionado entre los 7 mejores trenes del mundo (Revista Conde Nast Traveller 2010). - El Belmond Hiram Bingham se encuentra entre las 10 rutas mas maravillosas del mundo (NBC).
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Anguilla
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Awesome transport from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

So, if I were basing this review solely on our personal experience with the HB train, I might give it 4*s based on a few issues we encountered the day before our trip: 1) the Cusco station was closed which meant the train actually left from the Sacred Valley. Buses were provided to get people to the Sacred Valley (about an hour and a half), but a bus isn't quite the same as the train, right? 2) We discovered that we couldn't bring our luggage on the train; only carry-ons that were around 8kg or less. This caused a few headaches as the train was one piece of a much bigger Peruvian puzzle that made up our honeymoon.

Those two minor issues aside, this was a pretty awesome experience. You can take a public train to Machu Picchu for a fraction of the cost, I'm sure, but the Hiram Bingham transports you in style. It goes about 10mph, giving guests views of the scenery from Urubamba to Aguas Calientes. We had a three course lunch provided, complimentary wines, champagne, beer and pisco sours, plus live music from the observation cart.

The service was great and staff delivered all messaging in Spanish and in English. The seats are comfy and in true Orient-Express fashion, every thing is done to the nines, delivering old world charm and a cozy environment.

When we got off the train, we immediately jumped on buses that transported us up to the gates of Machu Picchu (seamless transition for which I have to give them props). In addition to transportation services, the trip included a guide for the park. Our guide, Nery, was incredible! Our trip to Machu Picchu wouldn't have been the same without her guidance and knowledge so the guide was a wonderful addition for us.

All in all, it was a wonderful addition to our Peruvian excursion. If you just want to get from Point A to Point B, this isn't the train for you. If you want an experience in and of itself with great service, great food and an all around memorable time, this is hard to beat!

Visited July 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Mr. / Mrs. falzons,
It is a great pleasure for us to receive your comments and we are glad to know that you had a wonderful journey aboard the Hiram Bingham train. We apologize for the inconvenience at the beginning of the journey and for having to use our bi-modal service. We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments with the Trip Advisor community and also for choosing PeruRail as your travel option in this opportunity. We hope we can have you back for another wonderful adventure with us.
Best regards,
The Hiram Bingham Team
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Mexico City, Mexico
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20 attraction reviews
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“Great experience on the way to Machu Pichu”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

starting with the waiting room, the transportation to the initial station and following with the food inside the train and the live music, we had one of our best experiences traveling.

If you are in Cusco and plan to visit Machu Pichu there is really no choice.

It is not cheap, but it is worth every penny!

Visited March 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Mr. Pedro G,
We feel very proud and happy to receive your feedback and also we are glad to know that you had a very enjoyable experience with PeruRail and aboard the Hiram Bingham train. We put all our effort and hard work to always provide all the comfort and amenities our passengers deserve for this special journey. We would like to thank you for choosing PeruRail this time and we hope this will not be the last time to have you aboard our trains and visiting Cusco.
Best regards,
The Hiram Bingham Team
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Old World Luxury”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I felt like I had traveled back in time to when train travel was all one had. It was a divine and charming experience. Everything from the meals to the seats made me think of long-ago travelers. Make sure to visit the observation car - it is glassed in so that you get a fantastic view of the scenery.

Visited December 2012
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Mrs. Cory B,
We appreciate your comments and we are very happy to know that you had a pleasant and enjoyable journey aboard the Hiram Bingham train. We are continuously working to offer our passengers a unique and excellent service so they can have an unforgettable experience to remember for a lifetime. We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments and recommendations with the Trip Advisor community and also for your preference with PeruRail. We hope we can have you back aboard our trains.
Best regards,
The Hiram Bingham Team
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Mandello del Lario, Italy
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“Just as you'd dream about it”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Excellent service from the departure lounge to the quality of the cars, the food, the music, the drinks.
Do not remain seated: you can enjoy the bar car, or the little area with a lookout.
It's indecently expensive, but a unique experience

Visited July 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear Mr. gilardoni,
We feel very proud and pleased to receive your comments and recommendations and we would like to thank you for your time to share them with the Trip Advisor community and us. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the journey aboard the Hiram Bingham train from start to finish. We are continuously working to offer an exceptional service with all the comfort that our passengers deserve in this special journey. Once again, thank you for choosing. We are always at your service.
Sincerely,
The Andean Explorer Team
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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“Luxury way to see Machu Picchu”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fabulous trip on the Hiram Bingham train, with meals both ways, good wine, great views and excellent guides ensuring that we were met at hotels, and taken everywhere. An unforgettable experience.

Visited July 2013
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear JannieLMacB,
It is a pleasure to receive your comments and we are very happy to know that you had a great journey aboard the Hiram Bingham train and that our staff was very helpful and attentive. We would like to thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share them with the Trip Advisor community. Your opinion inspires us to continue working to offer our passengers the best possible service so they can have an unforgettable experience. We hope we can have you back for another wonderful adventure with PeruRail.
Best regards,
The Hiram Bingham Team
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