Now you can explore Peru’s awesome, majestic landscape in Orient Express style. Belmond, the company who created the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express have launched a new legend: the Belmond Andean Explorer. The first luxury sleeper train to travel through a part of South America offers a truly unique way to discover some of Peru’s most notable landmarks. Sit in the lap of luxury while you see Incan and colonial history in stunning cities, soaring peaks and massive sand dunes.
Lake Titicaca: a pioneering journey
Travel on a remarkable pioneering journey that climbs up to 16,000 feet to see one of Peru’s wonders, Lake Titicaca. The train journey provides an incredible perspective of the region’s snow-capped peaks, beautiful lakes, and herds of llamas and alpacas. All of this magic can be witnessed through the large-picture windows or alternatively you can spend time in the outdoor observation car. When you arrive at this wonderful destination, you’ll be treated to a private tour of the floating islands that are dotted around the lake.
Dramatic canyons, ancient cave paintings spectacular views of the Andes
The trip affords you spectacular views of the Andes. The Belmond Andean Explorer also takes you to see one of the deepest canyons in the world, the Colca Canyon, which extends to over 2.5 miles in depth. Other amazing highlights include the Sumbay Caves, which have around 500 ancient cave paintings, that can be traced back to thousands of years ago. See natural phenomena such as the La Raya Mountain Range and visit port cities, including Puno.
Lunch at a private beach and?VIP treatment
The amazing experience also includes lunch on a private beach, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of La Paz’s glacier-studded peaks in Bolivia. All of the time you’ll be treated like a VIP in perfect surroundings.
An interior inspired by Peruvian nature
The Belmond Andean Explorer’s interior has been inspired by Peruvian nature, making the journey a holistic discovery experience. The textures and colours of the train’s interior connect the inside of the train with the natural treasures of the exterior. Andean slate greys, soft ivory tones of Alpaca, are blended with handicrafts and woven textures to afford this seamless luxury experience.
A grand piano authentic Peruvian cuisine
Holistic style and luxury experience have been punctuated with details such as the train’s medium grand piano, a boutique where you can buy handcrafted presents from each destination and a library.
The Belmond Andean Explorer has the capacity for up to 48 passengers and has two dining cars, offering delicious authentic Peruvian cuisine. Dishes such as alpaca tortellini and corn smothered in cheese are on the menu.
Peruvian discovery options
You can choose from Peruvian discovery options from a range of one or two-night itineraries. Explore the gateway to the Lost City of the Incas: Cuzco, or the White City, Arequipa, which was nicknamed because of its bright, volcanic stone buildings. A one night itinerary cost starts from $480 per person, which is based on double occupancy.