Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Hiram Bingham from Cuzco to Machu Picchu

Photo: IRT Society

Operated by PeruRail, this train is an easy way to travel between the Peruvian city of Cuzco, a World Heritage Site, and the spectacular Andean aerie of Machu Picchu.

Named after Hiram Bingham, who in 1911 discovered the Incan city and brought it to the attention of the world, the train is luxurious and elegant.

Going up from Cuzco, one can enjoy spectacular views of the Andes while drinking aperitifs and listening to music, and to the guides who explain the area.

Nearing Machu Picchu, visitors enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, and on the return journey, a gourmet dinner is served on the train.

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