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Hiram Bingham, A Belmond Train, Peru

Hiram Bingham, a Belmond train in Peru, offers an extraordinary journey that combines luxury and history. Named after the American explorer who rediscovered the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, this train takes passengers on a captivating voyage through the stunning Peruvian landscape. Step aboard the Hiram Bingham and be transported to a world of elegance and adventure. With its beautifully decorated carriages, attentive service, and gourmet dining, this train provides a truly unforgettable experience. As you travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains and the Sacred Valley. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Peru as you explore the ancient ruins and learn about the fascinating Inca civilization. The Hiram Bingham is not just a train journey, but a remarkable way to discover the wonders of Peru in style and comfort.

Train Overview

The Hiram Bingham is a luxurious train operated by the Belmond brand. It offers its guests an exclusive experience to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of Peru in a way that no other mode of transportation can. The journey begins with a warm welcome aboard the luxurious carriages decked out in fine woods and sumptuous fabrics.

Guests can enjoy spectacular views as they travel along one of two routes. The 'Cusco to Machu Picchu' route takes passengers on a breathtaking journey through the Sacred Valley and to the Cloud Forest before reaching their ultimate destination – the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu. Alternatively, travelers can opt for the more leisurely 'Sacred Valley Journey' route, starting from Cusco but following a different path through some of Peru's most beautiful scenery without stopping at Machu Picchu.


The Hiram Bingham first began operating as part of Belmond's renowned hotel portfolio back in 1908 when it was known as Hotel Luxor Express. Since then, it has gone through many changes over its 111 years in service, becoming one of Peru's most illustrious trains with its classic art-deco style and exquisite furnishings. This makeover was undertaken by designer Clodagh O'Donovan who wanted to bring something unique and contemporary to this traditional mode of transportation. The result is a stunning carriage interior, full of intricate details and subtle touches throughout that evoke a sense of grandeur and luxury while maintaining veritable comfort for all passengers.

The views from the Hiram Bingham are breathtakingly beautiful and offer stunning panoramic vistas of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
The views from the Hiram Bingham are breathtakingly beautiful and offer stunning panoramic vistas of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.


Eating on board The Hiram Bingham is an unforgettable experience in itself – guests are treated to gourmet meals from local chefs prepared with fresh ingredients taken from the region's markets and farms. Dishes range from succulent ceviches made with white fish caught off the coast of Lima, artfully crafted lomo saltado feasts with melt-in-the-mouth potatoes, racy sazon de chicha morada concoctions served with sweet quinoa pancakes for dessert - all accompanied by soulful music performances during dinner times that will transport you back in time to ancient Peru. Each meal is paired with a selection of fine wines from Latin America, ensuring an unparalleled culinary experience while traveling across this magical land.

The dining on the Hiram Bingham is exquisite, featuring locally-sourced ingredients crafted into classic Peruvian dishes with modern twists.

Amenities & Service

As if such exquisite dining isn't enough, guest services aboard The Hiram Bingham include attentive staff members who are available 24/7 throughout your journey, ready to provide any help or assistance you may need - including complimentary spa treatments that invite you to relax even further into your luxury accommodations! Additionally, there are also bilingual guides available onboard who will offer enriching commentary about each stop along your trip; they are experts at providing informative yet entertaining presentations that will surely make your ride more enjoyable! And last but not least, top-of-the line amenities like Wi-Fi coverage (so you won't miss out on any social media updates) plus private cabins complete with en suite bathrooms ensure maximum comfort for passengers throughout their duration on board our legendary rolling hotel!

The Hiram Bingham's lounging area is the perfect spot to relax and take in the incredible views while sipping on a signature Peruvian cocktail.
The Hiram Bingham's lounging area is the perfect spot to relax and take in the incredible views while sipping on a signature Peruvian cocktail.

Train Routes

There are two main routes offered by Belmond's Hiram Bingham train; these include our celebrated 'Cusco To Machu Picchu' route, which takes passengers directly up into the highlands leading towards Peru's iconic Incan ruins; alternatively, their more leisurely 'Sacred Valley Journey' route offers travelers an equally stunning tour descending into some truly awe-inspiring landscape while making several stops along the way so guests can explore each location at their own pace. Whichever route is chosen, expect only sensational views along unpredictable railways set within unrivaled built or natural wonders!

The Luxury of LuxRally Travel, a Belmond Benefits Partner

Travel has never been more exciting than with LuxRally, an official travel partner of Belmond Hotels. With their exclusive partnership, you can enjoy a range of benefits and amenities that will make your experience even more luxurious. From free breakfast for two daily to complimentary Wi-Fi in-room and a $100 credit per stay for use at spas or restaurants, LuxRally has it all. The icing on the cake? Early check-in and late check-out when available, as well as a welcome amenity and VIP service. Book your next Belmond Hotel, Train, or cruise experience today with LuxRally - you won't regret it!

Explore the Brand:

Belmond hotels are known for their luxurious accommodations and impeccable service. With a collection of iconic properties around the world and a reputation for excellence, Belmond hotels offer a truly unforgettable travel experience. What sets them apart is their unique offering of luxury train journeys, where guests can embark on an extraordinary voyage while indulging in the finest amenities and breathtaking scenery. From the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to the British Pullman and Royal Scotsman, Belmond trains provide an unparalleled way to explore the world in style and elegance.

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