The Belmond Andean Explorer journeys between Cusco, Lake Titicaca and Arequipa and, as the only high-end sleeper service in South America, it is the ultimate way to travel in style. Below are details of the two night Peruvian Highlands journey which encompasses all three magnificent destinations. It is possible to book this trip in reverse or, if you are short on time, a single night journey between Cusco and Lake Titicaca, please ask your travel consultant for details about these options.
Bid farewell to Cusco and settle in to your comfortable cabin as this luxurious train begins its voyage southeast towards Puno. Disembark at the fascinating archaeological site of Raqchi before arriving in Puno this evening where the train will stop overnight.
Rise early the next morning to see a breathtaking sunrise across Lake Titicaca from your cabin and head out on an exciting excursion on this dazzling lake. Explore the man-made Uros Islands and scenic Taquile Island to get a glimpse of traditional life before returning to the train in time for afternoon tea. Spend your second night on board as you travel west towards Arequipa. The last day of this wonderful adventure includes a stop at the spellbinding Lake Lagunillas and Sumbay Caves, home to 8,000 year old cave paintings.
Arrive into Cañahuas where you will have the option to disembark and travel by road for a stay at the charming Belmond Las Casitas on the edge of Colca Canyon or continue on board and finish your journey in the beautiful city of Arequipa.
Departs Cusco on Thursdays
Life on Board
Spend your time on board relaxing in your cabin or mingle with fellow passengers in the lounge car. Alternatively, head to the open observation car which is the perfect place to breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the views. The two dedicated dining cars offer sophisticated Peruvian cuisine and there is even an onboard spa where guests can unwind after a day of outdoor activity.
Each of the 35 cabins is tastefully furnished with Peruvian accents and all are en suite.
Bunk bed cabins are compact and we recommend upgrading to at least a Twin Bed Cabin which is larger and features two ground level beds which are converted into a comfortable seating area during the day. Suites are more spacious and benefit from fixed beds and a separate sitting area.
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