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Mysteries of Machu Picchu

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Abandoned by its inhabitants. Reclaimed by the jungle. Lost until 1911. Honored as a World Heritage site. This is Machu Picchu – one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Travel aboard a luxury private train that carries just 84 passengers to one of the most mystical places on earth. Named after the explorer who discovered the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911, Hiram Bingham Orient Express is a 1920s Pullman-style train that travels from Poroy, near the ancient city of Cusco, to what is considered one of the world’s seven wonders. You will stay at the iconic Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located at the Citadel of Machu Picchu. You can climb to the temple in the early morning or late afternoon, when most of the tourists have left. The ancient city of Cusco, high in the Andes, is a mix Amerindian and Spanish Colonial culture surrounded by Incan ruins. You’ll stay overnight at the magnificent Hotel Monasterio, a five-star hotel originally built in 1592 as a monastery on top of an Incan palace. While here, buy famous Cusco oil paintings of the saints in gilded frames or Andean textiles.

Tour the city of Lima, visit the Plaza Mayor, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the combined sacred sites of Koricancha and Santo Domingo in Cusco which vividly illustrate ancient Andean culture’s collision with Western Europe. Walk through Chinchero town, a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta, and Ollantaytambo, the site of one of the great Inca fortresses and sacred areas in the Urubamba Valley. Travel to Machu Picchu on board the Vista Dome train, where a late morning arrival gives you time to begin your explorations of this breathtaking Incan citadel. Hike the Inti Punku, or famous Sun Gate, which is the entry point to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail and offers excellent views of the ruins, or the Huayna Picchu – the highest mountain which is actually part of the ruins. Discover Cusco’s central market, a wonderful way to discover Andean culture and daily life
  • Day 1 Arrival in Lima
  • Day 2 Lima
  • Days 3 Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley
  • Days 4 Sacred Valley
  • Day 5 Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
  • Day 6 Machu Picchu to Cusco
  • Day 7 Cusco
  • Day 8 Cusco/Andean Explorer or Lima

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Abandoned by its inhabitants. Reclaimed by the jungle. Lost until 1911. Honored as a World Heritage site. This is Machu Picchu – one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Travel aboard a luxury private train that carries just 84 passengers to one of the most mystical places on earth. Named after the explorer who discovered the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911, Hiram Bingham Orient Express is a 1920s Pullman-style train that travels from Poroy, near the ancient city of Cusco, to what is considered one of the world’s seven wonders. You will stay at the iconic Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located at the Citadel of Machu Picchu. You can climb to the temple in the early morning or late afternoon, when most of the tourists have left. The ancient city of Cusco, high in the Andes, is a mix Amerindian and Spanish Colonial culture surrounded by Incan ruins. You’ll stay overnight at the magnificent Hotel Monasterio, a five-star hotel originally built in 1592 as a monastery on top of an Incan palace. While here, buy famous Cusco oil paintings of the saints in gilded frames or Andean textiles.

Tour the city of Lima, visit the Plaza Mayor, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Visit the combined sacred sites of Koricancha and Santo Domingo in Cusco which vividly illustrate ancient Andean culture’s collision with Western Europe. Walk through Chinchero town, a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta, and Ollantaytambo, the site of one of the great Inca fortresses and sacred areas in the Urubamba Valley. Travel to Machu Picchu on board the Vista Dome train, where a late morning arrival gives you time to begin your explorations of this breathtaking Incan citadel. Hike the Inti Punku, or famous Sun Gate, which is the entry point to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail and offers excellent views of the ruins, or the Huayna Picchu – the highest mountain which is actually part of the ruins. Discover Cusco’s central market, a wonderful way to discover Andean culture and daily life
  • Day 1 Arrival in Lima
  • Day 2 Lima
  • Days 3 Lima/Cusco/Sacred Valley
  • Days 4 Sacred Valley
  • Day 5 Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
  • Day 6 Machu Picchu to Cusco
  • Day 7 Cusco
  • Day 8 Cusco/Andean Explorer or Lima