World Journeys | Machu Picchu in Luxury

Discover Cuzco and Machu Picchu while staying in stylish historic hotels. Enjoy a famous journey on board the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu. Visit the Land of the Inca in the most luxurious and memorable way possible.

The route itself is 57 miles and lasts about three and a half hours in each direction. You’ll traverse the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stretching from Ollantaytambo to Písac along Urubamba River (the Sacred River). Expect to be mesmerized by the sight of its vast mountains and deep green valleys, complete with roaming llamas. As the scenery changes from ancient towns to lush cloud forest, the sense of adventure and discovery is unparalleled.

Belmond Hiram Bingham: In its Pullman-style carriages you’ll find polished wood, sumptuous upholstered armchairs and beautiful antique fittings. Surrender to old-world charm in our vintage carriages, where shining wood furnishings and polished brass details harmonise with nature-inspired motifs.

  • Summary

    Duration

    6 Days / 5 Nights from NZD $4,930*

    Countries

    Peru

    Type of Journey

    Highlights

    • Exquisite character luxury hotels • Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury rail journey

  • Departure Dates

    Wednesday's, Saturday's, and Sunday's, year-round
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Tailor-made journey
    • 5 nights accommodation
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
    • Private transportation
    • English speaking local guides
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
    • Hiram Bingham, A Belmond train

    Not Included

    Gratuities

  • Pricing

    Description Twin
    NZD
    Single
    NZD
    Extra
    NZD

    2024
    1 Jan – 31 Dec


    4930


    7075

    2024
    1 Jan – 31 Dec


    4930


    7075

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Cuzco
    You will be met and transferred to Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel perfectly situated very close to the main square. Your hotel boasts a unique, captivating design that embraces traditional aspects of Peruvian culture while providing world-class luxury and modern conveniences. Each room and suites features colonial decor and a rich color palette that evokes local heritage. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and acclimatising to the altitude.

    Day 2: Cuzco
    Enjoy a private Cuzco sightseeing tour that includes a visit to the iconic local San Pedro Market, followed by the exquisite examples of Inca stonework found at Koricancha, in Inca times known as the Temple of the Sun. Visit Cuzco’s Cathedral, full of priceless art treasures and beautiful altars of silver and precious stones. Continue to the impressive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman where enormous shaped stones weighing up to 130 tons fit together so neatly you can’t get a knife blade in-between them. Enjoy great views over the city and learn about Inti Raymi, the ancient Inca Festival of the Sun that is held here every winter solstice. The afternoon is free to explore Cuzco at your own pace.

    Day 3: Cuzco > Sacred Valley > Cuzco
    A fascinating full day private tour to the scenic Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the traditional weavers at Chincheros and learn more of their craft, which remains almost unchanged since Inca times. Continue to the amazing centuries-old salt extraction ponds at Maras and the mysterious Inca site of Moray with its circular agricultural terraces. A delicious lunch incorporating local delicacies is enjoyed, along with a Peruvian Paso horse show, a cultural icon dating back to the days of the Spanish. Later you will be in awe of the magnificent Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo, scene of one of the last great battles between the conquistadors and the army of the Inca. Return to Cuzco for the night.

    Day 4: Cuzco > Machu Picchu
    Today, enjoy luxury service aboard Belmond’s Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu and on arrival you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the citadel. Undiscovered until 1911, Machu Picchu more than justifies its title as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. Learn about the history, architecture and lifestyle of the inhabitants as your guide takes you on a full circuit of the site. There is free time for photography or simple contemplation of this amazing site before you return to nearby Aguas Calientes to stay overnight in an award-winning luxury hotel set in a lovely five-hectare garden. Perhaps enjoy an early evening dip in the hot mineral spring found at the hotel before dinner.

    Day 5: Machu Picchu > Cuzco
    Your morning is at leisure to either revisit Machu Picchu (second entry at additional cost) or explore the town and markets of Aguas Calientes. There are also a number of free guided tours operated by your hotel. Later in the afternoon board the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train bound for Cuzco. Enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner with drinks and live entertainment on board. Overnight in the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel.

    Day 6: Depart Cuzco
    You will be transferred by private car to Cuzco Airport for departure.

  • Booking Conditions

    • Belmond pricing is dynamic and subject to change
    • Surcharges apply for Easter/Holy Week and the Christmas & New Year’s period
    • Surcharges also apply on May 1st, June 21st – 25th, June 29th, & July 26th-30th

 

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