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

by Jarone Ashkenazi

Nov 14, 2023

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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.


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