train trips are always different and special even more if you decide to take the luxury service that takes you to the town of Aguas Calientes which is the closest to the Inca city of Machu Picchu, without a doubt the train ride to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most beautiful landscaping and culturally. to start, we ask you some questions that will help you solve your doubts before choosing this unique service in Latin America.
What is the Luxury Train Hiram Bingham?
Is a luxury service whose characteristic is a service with all-inclusive system, which will have a unique experience in your journey is the most elegant way to travel to Machu Picchu. It is a trip of approximately 3 1/2 hours leaving the station of Poroy 30 minutes from the city of Cusco, it is a service where you will find the hospitality of the Cusqueña people with a service on board of Music, drinks and the most delicious stews of the Peruvian gastronomy.
How is the route of Hiram Bingham?
The route that the train makes, is starting from the station of Poroy to the outskirts of the city and goes through small towns of the province of Anta, where you can go spotting fields, livestock and appreciate the common life of the local people of that areas. As the trip unfolds, the train will descend to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to reach the town of Ollantaytambo and gradually change geography to reach Aguas Calientes.
In general, this travel itinerary is maintained from May to November, which is when the Cusco region is not in a rainy season.
As for the months of December – April, the starting point is the private station of the Rio Sagrado Hotel, which is in Urubamba, so all passengers are taken from their respective Hotels in private vehicles to the station to start their journey.
How does the luxury Train look?
It is easy to realize the presence of the luxury train crossing the geography of Cusco, this train whose total capacity is to carry 84 passengers as maximum presents a blue color with golden lines that clearly shows its presence, being a Luxury Train, this is not presents many wagons, as maximum takes 4 that are two of dining room of passengers, 1 wagon of kitchen, 1 that the bar and observation like a species of viewpoint.
How is the service inside the Hiram Bingham Train?
As the phrase indicates, all end depends on the beginning, passengers before boarding this train are greeted with a sparkling wine and orange juice along with some appetizers such as canapes and dance show will start to relax and appreciate everything that It awaits you in the following hours of travel where the Maitre del Tren will place you in your table, usually the tables have capacity for 4 and 2 people with enough space from each other.
Once the train is heading, you will be invited to explore the train facilities and will obviously appreciate the variety of landscapes you are going through.
On the outward journey, a 3-course breakfast and lunch is served, while on the return trip, a Gourmet dinner prepared with the best ingredients of the Region, it should be noted that Peru, being an important culinary destination in the world, has many native ingredients such as Native Papas, Aguaymanto, asparagus and others.
If what you are looking for is a little more joy, the Hiram Bingham has a live show at the end of the train, They will be playing from well-known songs to more local themes, while the waiters will offer you drinks and you will be enjoying on board the best luxury train considered the year 2011 by the Condé Nast Traveler UK (2011).