Hiram Bingham Orient Express Luxury Train Service (program alternative / no extra days needed)

At around noon on July 23, 1911, an explorer named Hiram Bingham climbed up a steep hill and stumbled onto Machu Picchu with the help and guidance of local peasants, uncovering what had been up until that moment the Incas' best kept secret. 

The luxury train service between Cusco and Machu Picchu is named after this American explorer - Hiram Bingham, who communicated the existence of the ancient Inca citadel to the world.

The train leaves from Cusco in the morning taking a spectacular journey through a changing landscape while guests enjoy brunch and mimosas on board.  After the steep climb out of Cusco, the train descends into the Sacred Valley, passing lush fields and colorful villages in the foothills of the Andes.

From there, the journey is highlighted by wonderful vistas of the mountains and the beautiful Urubamba River, which runs through the Sacred Valley.

On arrival in the town of Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu, guests are taken by bus to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge for lunch, which overlooks the ancient citadel.  A private guided tour of the citadel follows before the return transfer to the station in the early evening.  A sumptuous dinner is served on the train during the 4-hour journey back to Cusco.

For many visitors, the journey to Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  The Hiram Bingham luxury service makes this experience even more unique.

This service is run by Peru Rail, a company member of Orient Express.

Departure time from Poroy train station (Cusco): 09.00am
Arrival time in Machupicchu: 12.25pm
Departure time from Machupicchu: 05.45pm
Arrival time in Poroy train station (Cusco): 09.11pm



This program alternative is available departing from Cusco or the Sacred Valley, although we recommend starting in Cusco for a full experience.


Difficulty degree of this alternative




Rates 2009

  • One way: US$ 334.00 per person
  • Round trip: US$ 588.00 per person

Departure Dates


Daily, except Sundays


What is included


Round trip

  • Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to Poroy train station
  • Train ticket Cusco / Poroy - Aguas Calientes - Cusco / Poroy in the Hiram Bingham train
  • All on-board services: private guide, brunch (on the way Cusco - Aguas Calientes), dinner (on the way back to Cusco), drinks and cocktails
  • Bus tickets Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu 1 - day
  • Transfer Poroy train station to your hotel in Cusco

One way

  • Please contact us as services included vary depending on whether you choose the route Cusco – Machupicchu or viceversa.

What is Not included

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from your hotel to the train station when staying in the Sacred Valley. Please contact us.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls, radio calls or messages
  • Other items of personal nature or services not stated in the program description
  • Tips

Booking Online


If you would like to make a reservation for this program, please go directly to the Booking Online section of this website.

The following information is required for each booking:

  • Complete name of guests
  • Age
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Any special food requirements (vegetarian, low salt, diabetic, allergic, etc.)
  • Any special interest
  • Any special medical requirement

In case you have any doubts, queries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be very pleased to assist you. Your request will be answered by return mail within a maximum of 2 working days.

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