FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Journey from Cusco, Peru, Through Sacred Valley Aboard Hiram Bingham Train

by Jarone Ashkenazi

Nov 14, 2023

© Serjio74 | Dreamstime.com

Destinations / Latin America

Hiram Bingham, A Belmond Train takes passengers from historic Cusco through the Sacred Valley and to the entrance of Machu Picchu in style. Originally launched in 2003, Hiram Bingham is named after the American explorer who re-discovered the site of Machu Picchu, bringing back the thrill of train travel, albeit in lavish style.

 

Passengers are swept away by the Old World charm of the train, with cars boasting wood-paneled interiors, grand upholstered armchairs and beautiful antique fittings, alongside vibrant colors revealing a distinctly Peruvian soul. The train celebrates Old World style and charm alongside a lively ambience (musicians play in the Bar Car where passengers are beckoned to dance) not previously seen.

 

Aboard, passengers are presented with a gourmet cuisine highlighting local flavors while being awestruck by the views just outside the windows of the breathtaking Sacred Valley. Whether you dine for a long brunch (which starts with a welcome cocktail infused with Peruvian aguaymanto) or a decadent four-course dinner, meals are paired with regional wines as well as cocktails prepared exclusively by the renowned Peruvian mixologist Aaron Diaz for Hiram Bingham.

 

With the capacity of up 84 guests, the train departs from Poroy (a short ride from Cusco), for the 57-mile-long journey, which takes about 3.5 hours in each direction. From Ollantaytambo to Písac along Urubamba River to eventually arriving at Machu Picchu, passengers feel like they’ve stepped back into the golden age of travel.

 

Travel to the Lost City of the Incas in unforgettable style and see the Sacred Valley from a new perspective. Whatever the occasion, a journey aboard the luxurious Hiram Bingham offers passengers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with stunning, open-air views.

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Surveys
May 16, 2024

Airports with the Friendliest Staff

Where can you find the friendliest airport staff? According to Upgraded Points, at Portland International Airport. The travel company’s study focused on the 50 busiest airports, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Upgraded Points then analyzed Google and Yelp reviews for each airport, noting mentions of “friendly” or “rude” staff or TSA. Mentions were compared to the total number of reviews to calculate a ratio of positive to negative interactions, with each airport scored on a scale of 0 to 5 based on the ratio of positive mentions for a possible score of 50.

Your Home Away from Home in Dallas

Open spaces, open thinking and open expression thrive at Aloft Dallas Downtown.

Hotel
May 15, 2024

4 Hotels with Summer Camp-Inspired Experiences for Adults

Do you long for the excitement of going away to summer camp? Nostalgic travelers interested in creating new summer camp memories have the opportunity to do so at these four luxury resorts around the world.

Surveys
May 14, 2024

These Cities Have the Most Top-Rated Bars

We all have our favorite bars, but is yours truly one of the best? A new study from Upgraded Points looked at Yelp reviews for bars specifically described as “cocktail bars,” comparing average star ratings in the 100 largest metro areas throughout the country. As a result, it uncovered what it feels are the U.S. destinations with the most highest-rated bars — and when you think cocktail culture, you probably don’t think about the city that came out on top.

Experience Ireland’s
Wild Atlantic Way

From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.

Hotel
May 14, 2024

4 Luxury, Boutique Hotels to Stay at in Paris for the Summer Olympics

With anticipation for this year’s summer 2024 Olympic Games ever rising, demand for travel in Paris is skyrocketing. Hotels are beginning to book out, with discerning travelers seeking properties redefining traditional hospitality for an unforgettable Parisian summer.