Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train
Experience the drama of the Peruvian Andes as you sweep past breathtaking scenery and explore ancient kingdoms from aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train, the first exclusive sleeper train in South America. Enjoy 1, 2 or 3-night journeys.
Experience spectacular Andean scenery as you take in the highlights of southern Peru by rail
Each journey is fully-inclusive of all meals, drinks and scheduled excursions
Luxurious cabins featuring hand-woven Peruvian fabrics and Alpaca wool furnishings
One of the World's highest train journeys, crossing the Peruvian Altiplano and reaching the dizzying heights of Lake Titicaca
Take a moment to relax and soak in spectacular scenery as you travel on one of the highest train journeys in the world, exploring the highlights of southern Peru from the comfort of the luxurious Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train. Beginning either in Cuzco or Puno, the Andean Explorer will whisk you from the mirror-like surface of Lake Titicaca and across the Peruvian altiplano to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, passing traditional Andean villages and sweeping valleys and stopping at the beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa, enjoying a stunning location at the foot of the snow-capped El Misti volcano.
The Andean Explorer offers a selection of one and two-night journeys, each taking in the absolute highlights of the regions, passing jaw-dropping landscapes and stopping at particular points of interest on a series of scheduled excursions. Observe condors in the Colca Canyon, admire traditional rock art in the Sumbay caves and explore the charming streets of Arequipa with its pretty plazas, stunning white buildings and fascinating museums.
The train itself harks back to the golden-age of glamour with luxurious cabins decorated with hand-woven fabrics in neutral tones, reflecting the colors of alpaca wool and slate greys synonymous with the Andes. A separate lounge car provides the perfect space for relaxation with large windows, comfortable seating and a bar, situated around a baby grand piano for some evening entertainment. Guests may also opt to unwind in the separate observation car, complete with an outdoor deck for the best views of the ever-changing scenery.
When to visit
Day 1 - Belmond Andean Explorer - 2N Cusco to Arequipa
Your epic journey on board the Belmond Andean Explorer starts late this morning. Enjoy the magnificent Altiplano scenery as you travel from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca, marvelling at the Andean landscapes as you climb to higher altitudes.
Day 2 - Belmond Andean Explorer - 2N Cuzco to Arequipa
Today, your journey continues to Lake Titicaca where you will have time to admire the sunrise over the lake's mirror-like surface before exploring the distinctive islands that frequent the waters. Interact with the local communities of Uros and Taquile.
Day 3 - Belmond Andean Explorer - 2N Cuzco to Arequipa
Today you will reach your final destination and visit the "white city" of Arequipa, so named because of the beautiful sillar stone which has been used to construct many of the city's buildings.