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The Hiram Bingham to Machu Picchu

Listed under Train Journeys in Cusco, Peru.

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Three and a half hours on the appropriately named Hiram Bingham (titled for the first person to bring global publicity to Machu Picchu in 1911) will carry you from Poroy to Machu Picchu in style, with a knowledgeable guide on the way there and traditional live entertainment on the return journey.

There's an alternative train for the more budget conscious, but this one is the business if you can afford it - and if you're too soft for the four-day hike along the Inca Trail. The scenery, whichever leevel of comfort you choose, is mind-blowing. The altitude makes the air crisp and clear.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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“To the citadel, in style”

By Steve McKenna for The Sydney Morning Herald First Published August 9, 2009 Hardy trekkers may lap-up the various three- and four-day trails that lead to the legendary Lost City of the Incas but for those more inclined to living the high life, the Hi… Read more...

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Elevations And Time

How long in time is the train ride. What is the elevation starting and at turn around point. Can you get out to walk around at Machu Picchu. My wife has problems with heights and time above certain heights

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The elevation at Cusco is 3,500m and at Machu Picchu 2430m, the travelling time is about three hours and twenty minutes.

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