Belmond Hiram Bingham (Peru) : FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many times a week does the Hiram Bingham run?
A. Hiram Bingham runs every day, except for Sundays.

Q. What is included in the fare?
A. The Hiram Bingham package includes the train journey from Poroy to Machu Picchu, welcome drinks, water, tea, coffee and an excellent wine selection, brunch on the out-bound journey, musical entertainment on board, professional tour guide for every 15 passengers, access to the citadel of Machu Picchu, exclusive transport to and from Machu Picchu, afternoon tea served at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, cocktails and dinner on return journey.

Q. Are there various menu options available?
A. Yes, there are different options available, allowing each passenger to select their preference.

Q. Do you offer a vegetarian option?
A. Yes, we offer a vegetarian menu.

Q. Where are the pre-dinner cocktails served?
A. Cocktails will be served in the Bar Car if the train is not full, otherwise they will be served in the Dining Cars.

Q. Is the Afternoon Tea private to Hiram Bingham passengers?
A. Yes, one of the restaurants at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge has been allocated for this purpose.

Q. If passengers prefer to stay at the Inca remains instead of having Afternoon Tea, will the tour guide stay with them?
A. No, the guide will go to the Afternoon Tea at the Sanctuary Lodge and will arrange a meeting point for those passengers who decide to stay in the Machu Picchu citadel.

Q. Are there tour guides on-board for non-English speaking passengers?
A. All tour guides speak English and Spanish. However, for groups of 15 or more we can offer the tour in the language that you require (French, German, Italian and Japanese). Please make arrangements with Peru Rail in advance.

Q. Is the bus to and from Machu Picchu private to Hiram Bingham passengers?
A. Yes

Q. How do you transport passenger luggage?
A. There is no special coach for luggage, so we suggest that passengers bring only items which are necessary for a day trip. An elegant Hiram Bingham travel bag will be provided for our passengers.