The journey to the Lost City of Incas is a lifetime experience, and you can do it in style aboard the
luxury train modelled after famous Orient-Express cars from 1920s.
The train is named after the American explorer, who rediscovered for the Western world the ancient city of Machu Picchu. His life and the book Lost City of the Incas inspired other real explorers and fictional characters like ‘Indiana Jones’.
The route starts from Poroy, which is located near Cusco, the ancient capital of Inca empire. After leaving Poroy the train climbs and later
runs through Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, known as ‘Vilcamayo’ to the Incas, and the Urubamba River or “Sacred River.”
The picturesque village of Ollantaytambo is surrounded by the great temple-fortress, once protecting Incas from their agressive neighbours.
After 3,5 h from the start Hiram Bingham reaches Machu Picchu, where you have the time to explore over 500 years old ruins of the lost city ( arrival to Machu Picchu 12.24, departure 17.50).
The train ticket includes transfer transportation, entrance to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary and an afternoon tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge as well as the dining during the train journey with selection of fine South American wines. The morning train features brunch and on the way back four course dinner is served along with the music performance.
The food and the surrounding landscape are the main features of the journey, there are no passenger carriers, but two dining cars, each with 42 seats a bar car and, located at the end, obseration car, which has plenty of open space to admire the landscape and shoot the pictures.
Children pay 50% of the ticket price and there is a possibility to rent full car for the group.
It is easy to combine a journey to Machu Picchu with other interesting destinations in Peru. There is an airport in Cusco, but also the train station, where you can board another famous train Andean Express to lake Titicaca, from where you can take the road to Lima.