This luxury journey provides you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s certain to leave you filled with awe and delight as only Machu Picchu can. Perched on a steep mountainside, it’s believed that Machu Picchu was constructed in the 15th century by the Incan civilization. There’s disagreement over its use; some believe it was a royal compound, while others believe it was a temple.
Sometimes called the last Incan city, Machu Picchu was only discovered in 1911 when explorer and historian Hiram Bingham uncovered the citadel, which had been largely reclaimed by the surrounding jungle foliage.
The Hiram Bingham Train bears the famous explorer’s name. It’s now renowned the world over for providing a delightfully luxurious travel experience to this iconic Peruvian wonder. Book your trip aboard the Hiram Bingham Train and discover Peru and Machu Picchu.
ARRIVAL IN LIMA
Welcome to Peru! Arrival at Lima´s International Airport, reception, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day you have free time. Overnight you stay in one of Lima’s most outstanding hotels in Miraflores.
CITY TOUR & LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM
You visit Lima’s colonial center. At the “Plaza de Armas”, you find the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop Palace and the City Hall. Later you visit the Santo Domingo Convent, a gem of 17th Century architecture and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour continues to the modern district of San Isidro. You finish the tour at the Larco Museum which exposes a unbeatable private collection of treasures from ancient Peru. The collection counts of over 45’000 pieces of which some are over 5000 years old. The afternoon you have free-time. Overnight you stay at your Hotel in Lima. (B)
LIMA – CUSCO, CITY TOUR AND NEARBY RUINS
At a fixed time, transfer to the airport to board a regular flight to Cusco. Arrival, reception, and transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Rest of the morning free time to acclimatize to the altitude. You are invited to a City Tour in Cusco in the afternoon. Get impressed by the mixture of Andean and Spanish culture. The tour starts at the Koricancha, an ancient Inca Palace and principal center of the sun worship. Later you visit the “Plaza de Armas” where you find the Cathedral, the beautiful church of “La Compañia de Jesus” among other colonial buildings. The tour leaves the city and you visit “Sacsayhuaman”. This imposing military monument is the best example of Inca architecture. You continue the tour to the archeological site of Quenko from where you enjoy a panoramic view over the whole archeological complex Puca-Pucara. You have time to enter Tambomachay which was known as the “Baths of the Inca”. Before you return to Cusco, you visit a workshop of local artisans where you learn about the Andean Art. You stay overnight in your hotel in Cusco. (B)
CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU WITH THE HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN
You leave towards one of the most visited tourist destinations in the World: Machu Picchu. To initiate this outstanding experience, you travel aboard the luxury and exclusive Hiram Bingham Train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. During the train journey, you enjoy a delicious brunch. You can have a cocktail in the bar-carriage before the train reaches Aguas Calientes. A local English speaking guide welcomes you at the train and guides you to Machu Picchu where you live one of the most intense and unforgettable experiences you can imagine. In the late afternoon, you have time to relax. You have dinner and stay overnight in Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes depending on the hotel of your choice. (B/D)
A SECOND VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
You have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu for the second time. Do a hike to visit Initpunku and the Sun Gate. Lunch you have at the Sanctuary Lodge. In the afternoon, you return to Aguas Calientes where you board the Hiram Bingham Train to Cusco. During the train journey, you enjoy a dinner at the train’s dining car. From the railway station in Porroy you are transferred to your hotel in Cusco where you spend the night. (B/L/D)
CUSCO – LIMA – DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport to board the regular flight to Lima to connect with your international flight. (B)
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Standard 5* Hotel accommodation from USD 3’971.– per person sharing
Superior 5* Hotel accommodation from USD 5’085.– per person sharing