INTRODUCING BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER
ONE OF THE HIGHEST TRAIN JOURNEYS ON EARTH, EXPLORING ANCIENT KINGDOMS TO NATURAL WONDERS FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET AND ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT.
Launching in May 2017, the Belmond Andean Explorer will take you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. This new luxury train will be one of the most comfortable and luxurious ways to take in all the sights that Peru has to offer!
From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire—traversing the highest plains of the Andes—to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. They will be offering a few different itineraries that may be done on their own or combined.
‘The journey by train becomes a moment to relax, rather than a stressful interlude between home and destination. Slow travel re-engineers time, transforming it into a commodity of abundance.’- Michael Williams, On The Slow Train
INSIDE THE TRAIN
Discover true relaxation as you step into your own personal sanctuary. Cabins come in suite/double, twin and bunk bed configurations, each with its own en-suite and shower. Interior designs are inspired by the texture of Peru’s hand-woven fabrics, and the soft tones of the Alpaca wool.
Invite new friends to gather around the baby grand piano and relax in comfortable seating as majestic vistas drift past outside. Share a lively story from the day’s adventures and enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar.
Two Dining Cars
Serving fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients from the Peruvian Andes in the elegant dining carriages. Menus are skilfully designed by our chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco.
The place to unwind, meet new friends and enjoy the views whilst sipping a Pisco Sour from the bar. Breathe in the Andean air from the open deck of the Observation Car as the train travels through the ever-changing landscape.
Cusco – Lake Titicaca – Arequipa City
(2 nights, 3 days)
Departing from Cusco, the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, across the Altiplano towards Puno and the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. An unmissable visit to Sumbay Caves, home to the rock art of the first humans to live in the Peruvian highlands, before reaching the volcanic ‘White City’ of Arequipa.
Andean Plains & Islands Of Discovery
Arequipa – Lake Titicaca – Cusco
(2 nights, 2 days)
Departing as the sun sets on the baroque architecture of Arequipa and travelling overnight towards Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Through the deep valleys and high mountains where South American camelids graze on the wide open plains and ‘big sky’ country of the Peruvian Altiplano.
Spirit Of Peru
Spirit of the Water: Cusco to Puno
(1 night, 1 day)
An overnight escape aboard the stylish carriages of Belmond Andean Explorer departing from Cusco, across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes to reach Lake Titicaca – birthplace of the Incas.
Spirit of the Andes: Puno to Cusco
(1 night, 1 day)
Travelling along one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world across the highest plains of the Andes from Puno to Cusco.
Our agents can fully customize your trip to Peru and can add on pre & post hotels, adventures and even combine this with the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu!
Check out our other featured Belmond Train Journey the brand new Belmond Grand Hiberian in Ireland here.
Prices have not yet been released but speak to one of our Travel Specialists in the coming months for more information on this spectacular new train journey! Call us at 604-736-7447 or click on the 'contact us' button to send us a message!