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“A trip highlight”

Belmond Hiram Bingham
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$1,025.99*
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Hiram Bingham Luxury Train to Machu Picchu
Ranked #12 of 888 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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Huntington Beach, CA
Level 6 Contributor
357 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“A trip highlight”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We visitied at the end of the rainy season and had seen that our trip would be bimodal, by bus and train as part of the track is closed in the rainy season. We arrived at the station in Cusco to live entertainment, music and dancing and some coffee and snacks in a nice waiting room. Groups were split into two busses, an English speaking guide and Spanish speaking. The buses were large Mercedes vans. The guide was very informative and because of the small size were able to talk and ask questions the whole time. We had a stop on the hour plus ride to stretch legs and take pics and then arrived in Urubamba. We were greeted with mimosas and live music and shown to our table. The train was very empty, especially our car which only had 4 couple in it! There was a printed menu, with one option, but you could request changes and ommisions to the menu. The service was prompt, the food was delish and and the wine was nice. We were on the train by 10AM so we enjoyed capuccinos first. The view and music were fun and kept everyone in a happy mood and very social. We went back to the observation car after the service and it was empty except the crew, loved that. Our guide from the train was also our guide for Machu Picchu and gave us advice about our hotel and many other items. We all travelled in a bus up to M.P. together and then split into small groups with the guides. Had to wait a little while for the people checking into the Sanctuary Lodge, but our guide showed us a great place to wait and take some photos. We met back at the Sanctuary for tea (a whole buffet really) and then took a bus together back to Aguas Calientes. We stayed the night there and then took the Vistadome back the next evening. I would do it again in a heartbeat, especially with all the included admission and guide, it was well worth it.

Visited April 2014
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Mr. / Mrs. JacqB,
We are pleased to know that your adventure aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train was positive and very pleasant. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed all our services and we appreciate your patience and understanding with our bimodal service in this rainy season. Thank you for traveling with PeruRail and also for sharing your feedback with our community and us. We hope to see you soon aboard our trains.
Best regards,
The Belmond Hiram Bingham Team
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El Dorado Hills, CA
Level 6 Contributor
481 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
“Best Day of Our Peru Trip”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

No one prepared us for how much fun this trip would be! I was not necessarily looking forward to a 3.5 hour train ride twice in one day - but I did not know! I did not know that this train is a party train in the best way! Our first hint should have been the Peruvian "clowns" and the costumed dancers on the platform, playing music, singing and posing happily for pictures (for free!). Get on board, place your food order and then head directly to the back. The musicians are spirited and talented (we bought their CD), the Piscos are flowing and the vibe is happy and excited. This is not a party in an over-the-top or too loud way. Just joyous. If you want quiet you certainly remain in your dining car.

The scenery on the way out is amazing. Take it all in as it will be dark on the way back. After climbing around Machu Picchu in the afternoon, enjoy the lovely dinner, impeccable service and relaxing ride back. The hours fly by.

I am not sure how much the ticket was as it was bought through our tour company but one of the guides said over $700 per person, round trip. Worth every penny because there was so much laughter, fun and happiness.

Visited May 2014
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Mrs. Michaela,
It is an honor for us to receive your feedback and we are glad to hear that you had an amazing and memorable adventure aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train; and that you also enjoyed the journey from start to finish. Thank you for sharing your comments with our community and for choosing PeruRail as your travel alternative in this opportunity. We really hope this will not be the last time to have you aboard our trains and having a new and exciting adventure.
Best regards,
The Belmond Hiram Bingham Team
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Granite Bay, California
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“ride of a lifetime”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you can afford to do this - DO! Do it back from Machu Pichu not before. They have live entertainment and then dinner. It is so much fun and you can meet so many interesting travelers. Don't go on the am - waste of both time and monery.

Visited May 2014
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Mr. / Mrs. 621kct,
We would like to thank you for sharing your comments and recommendations with our community, and also for traveling with PeruRail on this occasion. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the adventure and that your experience aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train was fantastic and memorable. We hope this will not be the last time to have you aboard our trains and spending a wonderful time with us.
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The Blemond Hiram Bingham Team
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california
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123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Fabulous trip”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a terrific way to travel and you end up at Machu Picchu....what more could you want. The train is lovely, the food was very good, the party that was going on in the bar car was a lot of fun, and it was pretty much a wonderful way to view gorgeous scenery. If only light rail in the city were this much fun.

Visited May 2014
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Burlingame, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Thank you, Hiram Bingham!”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great train ride...always wanted to do an Orient Express and didn't know that they serviced in Peru! Highly priced, but well worth it...can't buy the experience on a beautifully furnished train along with the entertainment that came along with it....sang and danced with the entertainers along with the other riders...truly fun! Staff was great, food was deelish....unforgettable! We only did one way, going to Aguas Calientes. The cost also provided the bus ride to/from Machu Picchu and a tourguide to the ruins...his name was Renato and he was excellent!! A nice way to start the trip to this magical place called MachuPicchu! HIGHLY recommend at least a one-way ride on the Hiram Bingham Orient Express!

Visited May 2014
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PeruRail, Community Manager at Belmond Hiram Bingham, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Mr. / Mrs. MARS C,
We are very pleased to hear that your experience aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train was fantastic and memorable for you. We put all our effort to provide an excellent and unique service for all our passengers and we are glad you enjoyed all our services. We would like to thank you for sharing your adventure with our community and also for choosing PeruRail as your travel option. We hope to see you one more time having another wonderful journey with PeruRail.
Best regards,
The Belmond Hiram Bingham Team
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