Machu Picchu Full Day Tour with Hiram Bingham Luxury Train

Price Per Person : $ .00

Tour TypeHistory, Culture. Ecology

Tour DistanceAll tour is done by transportation

DifficultyNone

ConsiderationsMeals: brunch, lunch, gourmet dinner

SeasonFrom April to December

Trail ClosetIn February

Peru

Machu Picchu Full Day Tour with Hiram Bingham Luxury train Full Day

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Summary

Machu Picchu Full Day with Hiram Bingham. Be amazed by this luxury train and enjoy the best trip ever to Machu Picchu! You will be welcomed by our staff and typical dances with traditional costumes and a Peruvian beverage. Inside the train you will be served a delicious brunch while the Andean landscape shows up trought your window. Enjoy the on board entertainment, a Peruvian music live show with native instruments and all the joy of Peruvian people. You can also get a peaceful and charming experience in the observation vagon. You will enjoy the change of landscapes as the tren goes by the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the sub tropical jungle.

IMPORTANT: from January through April the Hiram Bingham Train runs only from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train Station.

Overview Machu Picchu Full Day with Hiram Bingham

Full Day
Machupicchu with Hiram Bingham Luxury Train

08:00 Transfer from your hotel to the Poroy Train Station in a private van.
09:05 Start of the Hiram Bingham train trip to Machu Picchu.
12:30 Arrival to Aguas Calientes town next to Machu Picchu Inca Citadel.
13:00 Start of the Great Guided Tour by Machu Picchu.
15:50 Afternoon tea at the luxury hotel Santuary Lodge.
17:50 Hiram Bingham train trip back to Cusco. On board gourmet dinner.
21:15 Arrival to Poroy Train Station. Return to Cusco in a private van.
You can add other destinations near Cusco to your tour and extend this adventure!.

We highly recommend that you book your tour far in advance because during the peak season (May to September) train tickets can be sold out several weeks in advance.

Itinerary

Day 1: Machu Picchu Full Day Tour with Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

Our staff will pick you up at 8 o’clock in your hotel to take you to the Poroy Train Station. Once there, the dance crew will welcome you with a traditional Inca dance and a Peruvian beverage. Are you ready to ride the train? Get surrounded by elegance and feel like being in an refined restaurant. Once the train departures you will enjoy the Andean atmosphere with music, landscapes and the delicious brunch. You can enjoy a drink in the bar wagon while having a lovable chat with other passengers or new friends. Some steps ahead, the observatory wagon will give you a wide and fantastic view of the Andean nature. Relax yourself or take lots of pictures!

Later, the live music will turn on. Have fun with the Peruvian rythms and instruments like cajón and zampoña. As you enjoy the music the train will arrive to Aguas Calientes Train Station. You will be taken from the Aguas Calientes town to the Machu Picchu citadel in a private bus. Once there, the Great Guided Machu Picchu Tour starts. Get to know the ancient temples, farming terraces, old residential area and sacred places. Once the tour is finished you will have free time to enjoy Machu Picchu by your own. Later, you will have an Afternoon Tea Service as you wait for the Hiram Bingham train in the Santuary Lodge Hotel. The private bus will take you back from the hotel to the Train Station and then you will go back to Poroy Train Station in the Hiram Bingham. You will be delighted with a gourmet dinner of Peruvian dishes. Enjoy! Finally, you will be taken to your hotel in Cusco in a private van. Are you looking for the price of the tour? Send us a mail and we will send you the quotation as soon as possible.

Price

Hiking up to the Sun Gate and Inca Bridge is not possible anymore because of new regulations.
Hiking Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mt. is not possible due to the time restraints of the one-day tour.

The ISIC card is no longer valid for purchasing Machu Picchu or Inca Trail tickets with a student discount.

Students can still obtain this discount with their student identification card issued by the university where they study, which is the only valid document for this end at this time. For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/items/estudiantes.html

Included / Not Included

What is included in the Machu Picchu Full Day Tour with Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

  • Tour guide who is fluent in English
  • Transfer from your accommodation
  • Bus from Cusco to Poroy train Station
  • Hiram Bingham train ticket from Poroy to Aguas Calientes
  • Meals: brunch, lunch, gourmet dinner
  • Machu Picchu entrance fees
  • Round-trip bus tickets from Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes
  • Walking tour in Machu Picchu
  • Hiram Bingham train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Poroy
  • Bus transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Not included in the Machu Picchu Full Day Tour with Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

  • Tips or extra expenses.

What you need to take in the Machu Picchu Full Day Tour with Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

  • Original passport (needed to enter Machu Picchu)
  • Warm Jacket
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra money for lunch and shopping

Before you

Pre-Trek Briefing in the Machu Picchu Full Day Tour with Hiram Bingham Luxury Train.

All briefings are done at our office at 6:00 PM the night before your trek. If you are unable to make this time, you need to coordinate another time with a member of the Inti Sun Trek office team. Briefings are approximately 30 -45 minutes long.

Renewal or change passport number?

If you plan to renew or change your name on your passport between making your trek booking and starting your trek, you can book your trek or tour with your current passport number or name, but you must send us a copy of your old passport and a copy of your new passport when you have them. We can then make the change with the government before you arrive. The extra cost to make the change is US$25 per person. (This will cover the change in number or name for your Inca Trail Permit, Machu Picchu Entrance, and train.)

If you do not advise us of the change or do not want to pay the fee, bring the original of both passports (the old and new one). You can enter Peru with your new passport but you must show the government authorities your old passport in order to enter the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu or train. If you cannot do so, you will not be allowed to start your trek by the government officials. All names and numbers must match!!

PICKUPS

Inti Sun Trek is one of the only companies to pick you up directly from your hotel. As long as your hotel is in the center of Cusco city,we will coordinate this pickup based on a time that your guide will discuss at the briefing. Pick up times may vary 30 – 45 minutes based on traffic conditions and previous pickups.

Cusco is an old city with cobblestoned streets and very narrow passageways. Very small hotels and Air BNBs are often located on streets that cars can not pass through. They also are often located up on the hillside, with long steep climbs to the property, difficult to maneuver with luggage. We highly recommend that you do not stay at one of these places.

Hiking in the Andes:

Is something that everyone can do no matter their age, but it is never easy. You will need some level of fitness to be able to complete it comfortably. Each trial involves inclines that can take your breath away if you are not in shape and downhill hiking that can be tough on one’s knees. Walking sticks are recommended for everyone. Please remember the group treks are open to everyone, all abilities, so be patient and help those struggling with some kind words.

Getting to Cusco:

The airport in Cusco is currently only for domestic flights, so all international travelers who arrive by plane must disembark in Lima and go through Customs. Even if your flight to Cusco is the same day by the same airline carrier, you must grab your bags in Lima and then check them back in.

The best way to get to Cusco is by air and there are several options in airlines. LATAM tends to be the most expensive but has the most options and flights.

Expect delays or flight cancellations. Due to the high altitude of Cusco, it tends to be difficult to land and any acclimate weather will stop air traffic. Bus travel is always available and while the trip can be long, especially from Lima, the buses in Peru are very well maintained and comfortable. This option is strongly encouraged if coming from a city closer to Cusco, like Puno. Lima buses will take about 20 hours to arrive.

Storage during your trek to Machu Picchu:

Most of our trekkers leave their belongings that they do not want to bring on the trek in the hostel they were previously staying in. These hostels/hotels usually have a secure, locked room where you can securely store your belongings. If you do not trust your hostel, we would be more than happy to store your belongings for you in our office. Make sure your bags have some kind of identification on them so they are easy to locate.

Your Safety is our first concern:

Trekking the Andes is not your typical vacation. And most of the people who hike with us have little to no experience with hiking in altitude. We understand the large responsibility we have in ensuring that you are well taken care of every step of the way.

First Aid:

Each year, Inti Sun Trek guides receive training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training every February to which every single guide attends. When guiding you, they will have with them a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts/scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. They know how to make you feel better. It is important to be very honest with your guide as soon as you are experiencing any discomfort. If you suffer from any medical conditions, please let your guide know during the briefing so he is prepared to give you extra attention, if needed.

In case something unexpected happens and you feel you can no longer complete the trek, they will figure out the safest and quickest way to bring you to a clinic. You will never be left alone and will have a member of the team escorting you during every step until you are safely brought to a doctor. When you are feeling better, we will make sure that you still have the chance to visit Machu Picchu and re-connect with your group, traveling by train comfortably.

Travel Insurance:

To protect your travel investment, we highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly encouraged and very easy. This is a great way to protect yourself while visiting Peru.

Altitude:

Altitude sickness is serious and has the potential to ruin your trip. The biggest mistake you can make is to fly directly to Cusco and expect to hike the next day. Give yourself several days to adjust to the altitude first. You will thank yourself for this during the trek.

The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. This is why we always recommend spending at least two days in Cusco before beginning any trek. If you have more time, it is even better. Cusco is an amazing city with a lot to do, so you won’t be bored.

With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may experience a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping or trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor. Altitude sickness must be taken seriously.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the Coca Plant contain alkaloids, which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude.

You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you, unfortunately, get sick, let your guide know right away – all guides are trained in how to help you get through it.

Weather:

Of course the weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the Sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves, but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant. You will notice that there is a large variation between the minimum and maximum temperatures on the trek. In general, when the sun is out it will be very hot. In this heat, you need to drink plenty of fluids to remain hydrated. The early hours of the morning and night can be very cold. As a result, you need to be prepared for just about every weather condition.

What to wear for the trek:

One of the most important investments for this trek is a sturdy pair of hiking boots. Your feet will thank you after the long trek if your shoes are well worn in and waterproof. The temperature varies throughout the trek, so it is best to dress in layers. Avoid cotton, as cotton does not dry quickly and wet clothing will be a problem when the temperatures drop pack for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. A t-shirt, a long sleeve shirt, a sweater/microfleece, and a waterproof jacket. These items will provide you with enough warmth and will allow you to “peel off” layers as it gets warmer or your body temperature increases. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm winter-weight jacket.

During the rainy season:

Rain pants are a good idea as we will encounter a lot of mud, rivers, and rain. A plastic poncho is also great because it will keep you and your pack dry. You can also pack your belongings inside of plastic bags to ensure that your belongings stay dry.

Do I need to bring hiking boots?

Hiking boots are recommended, as they provide ankle support to reduce the risk of injury, especially when trekking in the wet season (December – March). However, it is important that your boots are comfortable and well worn-in. Many people prefer to trek in tennis shoes but extra care should be taken. We do not recommend trekking in sandals, using new boots, or renting boots prior to the trek. Make sure the shoes are sturdy enough for the duration of the trek and will not fall apart.

Can I use walking sticks on the Inca Trail?

Many people like to hike with trekking poles or walking sticks. This is fine as long as the poles will not cause damage to the stone paving along the Inca Trail. If the trekking poles have metal spikes, then these must be protected by rubber tips. We recommend bringing some spare rubber tips with you. These rubber protectors can be purchased in Cusco or Ollantaytambo. Wooden walking sticks are fine as long as you bring them with you from home.
Recently, government authorities have stopped trekkers from using wooden sticks that could have come from local forests to prevent deforestation of the protected Andean region.

Strikes in Peru:

A popular way for the people in Peru to communicate unhappiness with the government is to strike. This area sees quite a few strikes a year that can sometimes affect the logistics involved in our tours. Most strikes are well organized and planned in advance so the office will have at least a few hours to make arrangements if needed.

Changes for logistics: Often this involves leaving for your trek the night before. Please understand we will do everything we can to get you to and from the trail and will give you the information you need as soon as we have it. We will always get you to and from the trail very safely.

Environmental Impact:

We use biodegradable soap and transport all our garbage back to Cusco. Our porters are trained to look after the trail and pick up any waste from other groups as well. We also use environmentally-friendly chemical portable toilets that allow us to pack waste out. We believe in leaving no footprint behind

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