Belmond Hiram Bingham
Machu Picchu, Peru
Belmond Hiram Bingham
Av. Pachacutec s/n
Wanchaq Station Cusco
Belmond LTD: Owners, part-owners or managers of luxury hotels, restaurants, tourist trains and river cruise properties operating in various countries. Ferrocarril Transandino S.A. (FTSA): Holder of the Southern and South-eastern line railway concessions in Peru. It is the currently exclusive rail operator on FTSA’s track network. PeruRail: Train operator for South and South West routes.
Date of Creation
On August 28, 2003
Train General Manager : Andy Montúfar
Javier Carlavilla – General Manager Luxury Trains
Andy Montufar – Andy got a Hotels and Restaurants Administration degree at San Ignacio de Loyola Institute. During his professional experience, he worked as Administrator, Supervisor and Guest Service Operator in different Restaurants, Cruises and Hotels around Peru and United States. Since May he started in Belmond LTD., working as a Belmond Hiram Bingham Train Manager.
Being on board the Belmond Hiram Bingham is a unique and unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime luxury travel experience on your way to Machu Picchu.
BELMOND HIRAM BINGHAM
History & Story
The nineteenth century was the beginning of the railway lines that were designed for the transfer of agricultural commodities such as sugar, cane or minerals from the mines. It was in the government of President Ramon Castilla, in 1851, when the first Peruvian railway was built, linking the towns of Lima and Callao. In the golden age of trains in Peru there was estimated to be more than 5,000 km of railways, many of them later abandoned. Our country holds the record for having the highest railway in the world, running from Callao to Cerro de Pasco, and the oldest operating railway in South America, which runs through the desert between Tacna and Arica.The Belmond Hiram Bingham train is one whose history is recreated and enhanced by the travellers and famous who have used it throughout the years. A luxury train full of discovery for a destination considered one of the Wonders of the World.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The Belmond Hiram Bingham train focuses on offering a unique travel experience to their passengers and convinced them that part of it is immersed in the reality of life and the people around us.
The Belmond Hiram Bingham is a luxury train that travels to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is a city located 112 km away from Cusco and situated 2,350 meters above sea level. The journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu takes 3 hours ½ approximately. On the route, passengers can enjoy a unique landscape and the amazing beauty that surrounds it. Departures are all year round Monday to Saturday from Poroy (Cusco) and Sacred Valley.
Key sites/activities in the area
The Belmond Hiram Bingham offer an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, passengers can enjoy the following activities around the area: Citadel of Machu Picchu: located 25 minutes by bus the Station. A private, guided tour and the entrance to the Citadel are included in the train ticket. After the guided tour in the Citadel of Machu Picchu, our passengers can enjoy an afternoon tea time in the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located right next to the Citadel.
• Live music onboard
• Unlimited drinks
• Private, professional guide for the Inca Citadel for groups of maximum 14 people. English or Spanish.
• Entry ticket to the Citadel
• Pisco sour lesson on boards
The following entertainment is available aboard for children:
• DVD’s players
• DVD’s Movies
• Books with crayons
• Small gift
• Number of Dining Cars: 02
• Number of Observatory Car: 01
• Number of Bar Car: 01
• All meals and drinks are included
Extra Notable Features
•Private tour for Machu Picchu, in either Spanish or English for groups of 14 people or less
•Afternoon Tea is offered in Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
•Bus transfer to/from the Citadel is included
•Entry ticket to the Inca Citadel is included
• Exclusive use of the VIP Lounge in Machu Picchu Station
Hotel and restaurant Awards
- 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- 2016 The IRT Society’s Best-Loved Railway Journey – Which places it among the top 25 trains in the world “World’s Top 25 Trains
- 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- 2015 Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – Ninth in the ‘Specialist Train Operators Category’.
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