ANDEAN EXPLORER: SPIRIT OF THE WATER

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Be swept up in the beauty of Lake Titicaca, the stunning final destination as you travel from Cusco to Puno. Train journeys aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer promise countless memories to treasure.

Overview

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.

Dates
Route
  1. Day 1

    Board the train in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Settle into your private cabin, and take the time to relax into the indulgent atmosphere of the train. Perhaps head to the Observation Car, order a classic Pisco Sour, and watch the scenery unfold.

    Later, take a seat in one of the two sophisticated dining cars for a delicious lunch. Anticipate refined Andean specialties served with contemporary flair.

    As the afternoon continues, disembark for an excursion to Raqch’i. Once a defensive stronghold of the Inca Empire, today the area is a captivating archaeological site brimming with history.

    Return to the train for afternoon tea as your journey southeast continues. As evening descends, savour a picturesque sunset framed by the majestic La Raya mountains.

    As the train continues to Lake Titicaca station, enjoy a delicious dinner on board. Complete your evening in the Lounge Car: trade stories with your fellow travellers before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

  2. Day 2

    Be swept up in the beauty of Lake Titicaca, the stunning final destination as you travel from Cusco to Puno. Train journeys aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer promise countless memories to treasure.

    The Spirit of the Water journey departs every Tuesday morning.

    Wake early and take in a spectacular scene as the sun rises across Lake Titicaca. Afterwards breakfast is served on board.

    After a wonderful overnight trip, bid the crew farewell and continue with your onward travel arrangements. Alternatively an additional tour of Lake Titicaca, including the islands of Uros and Taquile, can be arranged at an additional supplement.

Lodging

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.

Gastronomy

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.