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Discover the Spirit of the Andes as you journey aboard this luxury train from Puno to Cusco. Let yourself be enchanted by some of South America’s most beautiful scenery as you travel along one of the highest train routes in the world.

The Spirit of the Andes journey departs every Wednesday at midday.


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.

  1. Day 1

    Meet the Andean Belmond Explorer in Puno, a charming town next to Lake Titicaca. Step aboard in the afternoon and take the opportunity to relax in your plush cockpit.
    Soon you are invited to one of the two sophisticated restaurant cars for lunch. An excellent gastronomic experience of refined Andean cuisine awaits you.
    Later we will disembark for an excursion through the picturesque mountain range of La Raya, an area of ​​natural beauty, rugged and untamed.
    Return to the train for tea and free time. Immerse yourself in the scenery from the observation car, or maybe meet your fellow travelers at the cocktails in the car parlor.
    As the night descends back to the car restaurant for a sensational dinner as the train continues on its journey to the Cusco region.

  2. Day 2

    Wake up early to a delicious breakfast, the ideal way to prepare for the next day. Enjoy panoramic views while the train travels to Cusco, a colorful city that was once the capital of the Inca empire.
    Very soon the journey comes to an end. Say goodbye to your crew and disembark for your 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.

What is included?
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

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.

Whats not included in this tour Items that NOT are covered in the cost of tour price.

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.