ANDEAN EXPLORER: ANDEAN ISLANDS
Travel from Arequipa to Cusco in unforgettable style. Savour the unforgettable indulgence of the Belmond Andean Explorer train as you are whisked through Peru’s most spectacular destinations, including the spellbinding Lake Titicaca.
The Andean Plains and Islands of Discovery journey departs every Saturday night.
Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports up to 48 passengers through Peru in peerless style. A selection of one- and two-night itineraries journey between Cusco, Puno and Arequipa, taking in natural wonders such as Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon en-route.
Your time aboard promises to be every bit as inspiring as your off-board moments of discovery. Inviting, indulgent accommodation and refined Andean cuisine ensure an unforgettable journey. Observation, Lounge and Spa Cars are are the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.
Board the train in the Baroque city of Arequipa. Take some time to get comfortable in your cabin and acclimatise to the indulgent atmosphere of the train as you begin your journey towards Puno.
Then take your seat in one of the elegant dining cars for your first dinner on board. Relax and savour refined Andean dishes served with contemporary flair.
After dinner, why not head to the bar car and enjoy a cocktail as you get to know your fellow travellers.
Awake early for a spellbinding experience as you witness the sunrise across Lake Titicaca. Breakfast is served on board; the perfect set up for a day full of adventure.
This afternoon we explore Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The beautiful lake is home to many diverse islands, each boasting a unique way of life.
First we take a traditional boat to Uros, a man-made island artfully constructed from interwoven reeds which are constantly being replenished. The people who live on the island use the same reeds to create homes, ships and tools.
Continue your exploration to Taquile Island, notable for its stunning agricultural terraces. The people here follow a social code that has been barely touched by time, and their handwoven fabrics are regarded as the best in Peru. Enjoy lunch at Collata beach, followed by a performance from local dancers and a demonstration of artisans at work.
Return to the station at the lake for a delicious afternoon tea. Board the train and relax as the journey continues on to Cusco. As evening descends enjoy another tempting dinner in the dining carriage.
Wake to a delicious breakfast, accompanied by stunning views as the train sets off from Marangani.
Along the way, disembark to visit Raqch’i. Once an important Inca settlement, today this fascinating archaeological site boasts many architectural gems.
All too soon we arrive at Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire. Bid farewell to your crew and disembark for your onward travel arrangements.
Experience true relaxation as you step into your own personal sanctuary.
Belmond Andean Explorer offers four types of cabins, each with its own inviting en-suite bathroom and shower.
Interiors seamlessly blend modern sophistication with traditional Andean accents. Designs draw inspiration from Peru’s hand-woven fabrics, with textures chosen to match the soft feel of Alpaca wool.
Our largest cabins are a haven of space, complete with a plush double bed and a cosy seating area with two chairs and a table.
Deluxe Double Bed Cabins
A long wardrobe provides storage, while the spacious bathrooms are equipped with a shower, WC, vanity and pedestal washbasin.
Junior Double Bed Cabins
Junior Double Bed Cabins include a generous living space in which to unwind. They are fitted with a more compact wardrobe and en-suite, boasting a shower, washbasin and WC.
Refined Andean flavours, served with sophisticated flare, against a backdrop of stunning scenery… Belmond Andean Explorer promises a feast for all the senses.
Take your seat and anticipate one of Peru’s most unique dining experiences.
Soar to new culinary heights as you sample dishes from world-renowned creative chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, Diego Muñoz. His distinctive take on regional classics draws inspiration from the rich landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.
Music and live dances, quinoa punch, Pisco cocktail with sparkling wine (this may vary depending on the time of year you travel).
Gift of Belmond Hiram Bingham Briefcase.
Lunch and gourmet dinner, with options if there were allergies or food restrictions.
All non-alcoholic and hot drinks. White and red wine (Argentine and Chilean), sparkling (Peruvian, Tacama) and Cerveza Cusqueña. Pisco Sour all the way.
Bus up and down to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
On the train, stations, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge hotel facilities (during the afternoon Tea) and outside bathrooms (at the entrance to Machu Picchu) at no cost.
Typical and international live music band.
All drinks on board are included, with the exception of selected wines that have an additional cost.
On birthday a cake is organized at no cost for two people, but if a larger one is required, it would cost USD 10.00 per person.