Best Train In the World? | Wild Bucket List Train to Machu Picchu!
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Best Train In the World? | Wild Bucket List Train to Machu Picchu!

August 12, 2019

Good morning Vagabuddies. It is about 8 a.m. We’re outside of Cusco in the town of Poroy, and we’re on our way to Machu Picchu. There are only two ways to get to Machu Picchu: hiking or taking a train, and we are taking one of the top ten trains in the world here in Bingham. This is going to be an experience. Marko is so excited. He’s always been obsessed with trains even when he was a little baby. He was like…trains. This train is a luxury train. We’re going to have cocktail service, champagne, live music, food, white linen service, and it’s going to be incredible, not to mention the scenery that we’ll be going through…. some of the most beautiful in South America. Are you ready? Oh yeah. It’s a three hour 15 minute long train ride, and the champagne is being poured. I believe we’ve got a train to catch my friend. Ah touche! All right.. well we are boarded and we’re boozed. They’ve already served us champagne. They have that stuff called Maca. I don’t know “whatta I like-a” about Maca, but um yeah. It’s going to be about the potato soup. It’s going to be a fun trip. It’s like in three and a half hours. No wifi, just beautiful views. Are you excited, Mark? I love trains, and this is one of the top 10 train rides in the world. So, I’m definitely excited. The name of the train is Hiram Bingham. And Hiram Bingham was the American Explorer who found Machu Picchu in 1911. He went on to become a senator and philanthropist, but back in 1911 he was the first kind of foreigner to rediscover Machu Picchu. He had a lot of interesting ideas about the significance of Machu Picchu; a lot of those have been kind of proven wrong throughout the subsequent decades, and archaeological digs have kind of shed light on what Machu Picchu, at least what we think it actually was. When he found it, it was completely overgrown, and it was kind of an exciting time. It was the turn of the 20th century. Big things were happening. It was right before First World War. Okay, so now we’re making our way downhill because Machu Picchu is lower than Cusco. Cusco was about 3,500 meters, and Machu Picchu is about 7,500 feet Not sure what that is and meters, but it’s downhill. This area right here we’re going down about 400 meters in just five kilometers to get into this gorge, and the views are just becoming increasingly stunning. We’ve kind of moved away from the agricultural communities, and now we’re in the more steep, narrow valleys of the sacred valley. It must be hard to keep this railway open. Just looking out the window right here there’re construction crews working on the road that kind of mirrors the train tracks. There are landslides galore, and very, very large boulders to the point where now we are actually backing up. The train is going uphill Actually, we need to descend 40 meters. Yes, that’s why we need to use a switchback system. This is called the Spanish zigzag. Exactly, we are changing tracks , yes, you see? Oh, I see. Now we’re going to change to another track because it’s coming in the wrong way. It’s very high. Yeah. Awesome. Love me two times, girl because I’m going away. Love me two times, baby. One for tomorrow; one just for today. Love me two times. I’m going away. Well this is awesome. Totally see why this is a top ten train ride in the world. The views are stunning. The party is going, and the Pisco Sours are flowing. It’s insane. Beautiful scenery, really good vibes, good drinks. Yeah, I mean there’s nothing quite like hanging off the back of a train with a cocktail in hand. Right now we’ve started entering the Valle Sagrada, the sacred valley. Right here you see Urubamba River This is the sacred river. This is awesome. I got one more Pisco Sour for the road. It’s time for lunch. They’re serving lunch. I’ve got to walk back through the train, which could be kind of challenging because I’ve had a few of these things. We shall see. Now it’s lunch time. We have a beautiful little plate here. I arrived late, so I have no idea what I’m about to eat. Marko, please enlighten me. Trucha Ahumada, smoked trout with salmon and also a spread of avocado. Enjoy. Bon Appetit. For the main course we have lomo saltado, but kind of like a filet mignon with some cute little vegetables tied up with vegetables. I don’t know how they did that, but they did that. Corn husk is how they did that. Sometimes, it’s better not to know. All right ladies and gentlemen.. well we have descended from the high Andes, and now we are on the eastern slope of the Andes Mountain Range heading down towards the Amazon Basin. It’s pretty incredible. The mountains have changed from this dry.. kind of high alpine into lowland jungle with lots of vegetation. Beautiful flowing river next to us, but we’re getting closer to Machu Picchu. Ladies and gentlemen we have arrived to the base of Machu Picchu. This was probably the coolest train ride I’ve ever been on, and I think that we are in for a very awesome adventure in the next vlog. We’re about to go up to Machu Picchu. We’re going to film a VR video and the behind- the -scenes video. So make sure you stay tuned for both of those. Big thanks to Peru Rail for inviting us on this trip. This was honestly one of the best experiences of all my travels. So thank you to Peru Rail, and thank you guys for watching. If you enjoy this video give it a thumbs- up, share with your travel buddies and subscribe to Vagabrothers and turn on notifications, if you have not already. This train is about to depart. We’re about to hike up to Machu Picchu. So stay curious, keep exploring, and we will see you on the Inca Road.


  • Reply Alina Lovelyy May 2, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Beautiful video 👍🏻

  • Reply EXO-Lay May 2, 2018 at 5:08 am

    4:31 skylodge aventure 🙋

  • Reply Patricia Cardenas May 5, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    El pisco sour es igual que los pechos de una mujer con dos basta, porque te deja semi borracho jaja saludos desde Lima-Perú

  • Reply DUCHENE CAROLINE May 6, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Ese es mi perú!

  • Reply Isa Bel May 6, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Que clase de luisito es este

  • Reply Cesar Saenz May 7, 2018 at 2:10 am


  • Reply Machiavelli May 7, 2018 at 4:14 am

    You guys deserve way more views! Awesome content guys. Keep going! Starting to plan a Peru trip for 2019 so you guys are great for my research.

  • Reply charlotte Quirz May 8, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Maraviglioso!!! Tutto bello… 😘

  • Reply Evy Beach May 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    My favorite of your videos ❤️

  • Reply dacia dacia May 10, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Panda de pijos clasistas,eso no es ni de lejos conocer el maravilloso peru racial y popular.Nunca os atrevereis a conocerlo y los demás no queremos ….eso sí es lujo no vuestras idioteces

  • Reply Gabriella Sumire May 13, 2018 at 1:30 am

    muy bonito MACHU PICHU

  • Reply onquis velasposh push pash May 13, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Es hermoso!! No tiene punto de comparación con otros lugares 🖒✌

  • Reply Lenin Ilich May 13, 2018 at 9:07 pm


  • Reply Tayo May 14, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    I like Marko's hats.

  • Reply Echa May 15, 2018 at 9:37 am

    ooo wow that train is lit!! how much does it cost? (is there any hack to get cheap ticket?)

  • Reply Jayshri Jaykumar May 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    hey guys quick question about your trip to peru, do they speak english or just spanish ? any tips for first timers or to someone who doest know spanish ..

  • Reply Peru Maravilloso May 17, 2018 at 8:27 pm


  • Reply Andy Zapata García May 18, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Que gran trabajo!

  • Reply David R May 20, 2018 at 11:34 am

    It's beautiful Perú, Causachun Perú gracias por compartirnos sus experiencias !!!!!!😉🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪

  • Reply Lisa on the Fly May 21, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Watching the entire Peru playlist because I’m headed there in 2 days! What time of the year was this?

  • Reply Martha Orellana May 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing God Bless you Awesome PERU

  • Reply ucs ucs May 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm


  • Reply JM86 May 27, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Simply Lov IT!

  • Reply Paolo Pastor May 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    ¡Hola Vagabrothers!
    Es el primer video que veo y me encantó. Gran experiencia por la ruta férrea rumbo a ciudad Machu Picchu.
    El día de hoy seré un nuevo suscriptor del canal.

  • Reply Christine Martin June 4, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Cool video. Nice editing techniques!

  • Reply PRATHA gupta June 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Cost to travel in machu train…

  • Reply PRATHA gupta June 5, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Awesome scenery… You guys rock… Amazing..

  • Reply PRATHA gupta June 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I wish Indian trains will became like this someday… Amen…

  • Reply Helen Del Perú June 6, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Por eso y muchas cosas mas estoy orgullosa y feliz de ser Peruana. Saludos

  • Reply Nuno Costa June 7, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Because of this tourist train.. locals have less and less normal trains for them… I talked with many of them and it's not cool for the people . Company prefers you to pay 200 dollars or more and just don't care about locals conditions..

  • Reply Stolen Heart June 8, 2018 at 3:12 am

    will experience this soon😍 See you Peru in a couple of months

  • Reply Brooklynboi Productions June 10, 2018 at 2:35 am

    What's up with the hat?

  • Reply Robinson Pinto June 15, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Hermoso video. Los felicito!!!

  • Reply Dianavr301079 Virto June 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Viva el Perú

  • Reply Maricielo Lopez June 22, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Beautiful 🇵🇪

  • Reply daniel navarro June 23, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Capos! Saludos desde la tierra de los incas, Perú.

  • Reply Juandiego Castillo July 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Pene :v 8==========D

  • Reply ash syed July 17, 2018 at 6:42 am

    love you guys

  • Reply Sulema Cano July 18, 2018 at 6:42 am

    I love this soooo much!!! 😖😥😭 #thankyou

  • Reply Luis alberto Alvarado rubina July 26, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Muy buena calidad de trabajo en general saludos de mi hermoso 🇵🇪

  • Reply Anthony July 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Incredible, i cannot wait to go to Peru after watching this.

  • Reply giuliana aponte July 30, 2018 at 5:38 am

    the bad thing is peruvian citizen can go to take to visit macchu picchu ONLY sundays ,,,OMG thats bad and this beautifull atraction has a individual owner a peruvian citiezn from cuzco who has the lans tittle and the goberent got money day by day and he and his family dont get a penny they are no rich people ther are poor people and peruvian goverment dont care,,

  • Reply Pedro Scaleia August 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    ¡ Qué HERMOSURA de lugar ! What a beautiful place…!!!

  • Reply keith mitchell August 8, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Lucky feckers! 😉

  • Reply greg shahanahan August 8, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    have you two butt pirates been to brasil

  • Reply francisa751 August 16, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    That's the best of trains, party all the way, no one has to drive.

  • Reply larco 77 August 18, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Hiram bingham train route from cuzco to machu picchu and belmond andean explorer from arequipa, Peru to titicaca lake in puno to cuzco are the top trains in America luxury everywhere the top comparment cost $4000 first class service, escenary , food, is awesome. Welcome anytime to mi country home of the jewel machu, picchu, nazca lines, kuelap, colca canyon, cuzco fortress, and the inmense jungle territory called the amazonia where the biggest river in the world born thousands of afluents in a ecosystem unique atract explorers tourism in puerto maldonado, iquitos, pucallpa, posuzo, oxapampa and tarapoto , I invite you to check those names.

  • Reply Carmen Avelino August 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Excellent video gays!!

  • Reply Andreina PC August 29, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Maca is considered a super food!! You can add the powder to your smoothie/shake.
    And Bingham didnt discover Macchu Picchu, he just made it famous. The locals already knew there was a sacred city.

  • Reply Librajm September 20, 2018 at 4:58 am


  • Reply IKnowWhyTheCageBirdSings September 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    nice!! how much ?

  • Reply The Hippie Missionary October 2, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Where did the red hat come from?

  • Reply Anyelo Rojas October 9, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Te amo ❤machu pichu peru la tierra de los incas🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪 🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪

  • Reply Anyelo Rojas October 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪👍🥇Peru tiene la mejor comida del mundo y tambien tenemos nurstro trago de bandera el pisco saur si que cuando vengan tienen q provarlo arriba peru🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪 🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪

  • Reply Anyelo Rojas October 9, 2018 at 7:32 pm


  • Reply Alejandro Calle Mercado October 27, 2018 at 10:06 pm


  • Reply Mapi Peru Travel October 31, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    excellent Video if you want to visit Machupicchu please don't hesitate to ask us

  • Reply Pedro Calderon November 3, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Arriba Perú carajo

  • Reply J Bayer November 8, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Perú is Wonderful..
    is Amazing..😍

  • Reply Cibeth Tq November 14, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Tienen que comer en tía veneno, esos bocaditos gourmet me dan vergüenza jajaja

  • Reply is15land November 27, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    for the The Hiram Bingham to you need to book with long time in advance ore you can get it easy ..

  • Reply Mercy Oslave December 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Hiram is a scientist discover man only, is a real discover native persons, like Agustin Liza r raga,etc,Hiram was a cow boy or forastero USA,El y otro sakearon lot objetos inkas,few returned to Peru,only,stet in Connecticut,Yale University,read more kids,thx.

  • Reply Loncco Ccala January 1, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Good work guys.
    You must know that this train named hiram bingham I dont who put his name but this yankee stole all the ceramics, tissus, momies, treasures and more from Machupicchu and then donated it to Yale university where you can find them now. The point is, today 2018 they have not ereturned all they stole it from Machupicchu….
    Thanks again for making another wonderful video.
    Greetings from Perú.

  • Reply Ep Tasaico January 2, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I feel envious. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Machupicchu adventure.

  • Reply Sam Travel World January 9, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Me too i love travel in train

  • Reply pedro campos January 17, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    You guys did a great job!! So proud of been Peruvian!!

  • Reply Aldo Th January 18, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Awesome guys

  • Reply is15land January 28, 2019 at 1:53 am

    do you know if you need to plan this in long time in advance ?

  • Reply Forever Pink F. February 17, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Filthy rich kids explaining third world. Disgusting!

  • Reply Cvmi Mav February 17, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    I went to Machu Picchu some days ago and I thought that wagon was hilarious.

  • Reply Fabiola Paola LdeG-P February 17, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Tu que hablas español, deberías pronunciar Machu PiChu correctamente. No es picchu es PicChu, con doble c.
    And it is CuSco with S not a Z

  • Reply Dalia Pascual Murillo February 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Woooo increíble!

  • Reply Joel Salinas March 3, 2019 at 9:23 am

    How much does that train ride cost? Anyone know?

  • Reply Whitney Bownes March 9, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Awesome video! I am heading to Peru in October and this video made me soooo excited to go!! ✌

  • Reply Emi Ramadani March 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Cuzco. Llama face!!!

  • Reply Jake Reinbold March 24, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Gringo heaven

  • Reply Barbara Linares March 25, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Amazing video Wow I’m impressed

  • Reply Anyelo Rojas March 28, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Te amo❤ perú la tierra de los incas👍🤗😘🥇😉👏👏👏👏👏👏🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪🇵🇪

  • Reply Girasol Visual April 16, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Deberían ir también a la selva del 🇵🇪

  • Reply Brissa del mar April 21, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    😳🙈🙉what music is that…your in PERU not New York!! Andina music is AWSOME!!!
    good video though

  • Reply Jordi M April 25, 2019 at 10:18 am

    that boy george hat LOL

  • Reply Olga Torres April 26, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I’m your new suscriptor

  • Reply Rocio Acasiete May 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    HERMOSO PERÚ 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Reply tetecm May 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Me encanto! Lo unico que no me gusto es el estilo de musica. En mi opinion si fuera andinaaaa!! Seria mas original y acorde con el lugar.

  • Reply Thoreau July 7, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Classic Trains are magic.

  • Reply Olga Huamani July 10, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Gracias por visitar mi país hermoso video y ustedes también superrrr guapos😀jeje es la 1 vez que visito su canal ya me suscribi saludos amigos😀😀😍

  • Reply Carmen Castellano July 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    How ong is the hike to Machupichu? I wanted to see more! Beautiful video. First tiene i ser the traían. How much does ir cost?

  • Reply Roti Wokeman July 11, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    What's a ride on that train cost?

  • Reply tallaganda83 July 21, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I have been planning an Inca Trail hike, now I'm not so sure.

  • Reply Isabella L July 22, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Don't think that drinking 3 pisco sours in high altitude is a great idea

  • Reply HOC Consultores July 24, 2019 at 5:37 am

    hermoso MACCHUPICCHU………peru el pasi mas rico del mundo

  • Reply Mike Angel 75thRanger Regiment July 26, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Going there next week for vacation cant wait to get in that train !!

  • Reply Juanjos el che united Lopez July 28, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Los chicos de yo soy

  • Reply Peal Sag July 31, 2019 at 5:18 am

    You both are so handsome. ♥✌😊 kisses from Lima.

  • Reply Marisol Vasquez August 1, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Me gusta. Sus videos

  • Reply Avi Santander August 2, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Owww!! The video is awesome!
    Thanks guys fot this video!!
    Cusco bonito. 😍😍😍😍😍
    Mi Perú!!!!

  • Reply WILLIAN HP August 3, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    awesome 😃🇵🇪

  • Reply carlos soft August 3, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Maca is a root, with a lot of Vitamins, is also called Viagra from the Andes…ist a superfood

  • Reply Aime Armand August 8, 2019 at 5:03 am

    If I had the money of course I’ll take the train!!

  • Reply Lessiel Vasquez August 10, 2019 at 6:45 am

    So cool!! ♥️🇵🇪 you guys are amazing! Thank you for liking my country 🙃

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