The Story of the Belmond Andean Explorer
Belmond wants to put the joy of travel back into your journey. We invite you to slow down and rekindle the romance of the rails as you carve a path between Peru’s natural wonders and ancient kingdoms. Article | 22 September 2017
PERU ECHOES EVERYTHING we love about travel: time-honoured traditions, vibrant cultures and wild landscapes. Board South America’s first luxury sleeper train and take in stunning vistas from one of the world’s highest rail routes.
Our train may be new, but the journey has been years in the making. We’ve been welcoming guests in Peru since 1999, giving each and every one of them an unrivalled experience in the Land of the Incas. Our next chapter across the Peruvian Highlands promises to be more riveting than the last. Belmond Andean Explorer glides from Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, across the lofty Andean plains to the white city of Arequipa.
Our cabins are your personal sanctuary, each with private ensuites. In our lounge car, gather with friends old and new around the grand piano as the majestic Peruvian landscape unfolds outside. For a better view, head to the observation deck. Take a long, deep breath of fresh Andean air, pisco sour in hand, as panoramas over the snow-dusted La Raya mountains capture your heart.
Dining is an unforgettable affair. Against a stunning, ever-changing backdrop, indulge in vibrant, seasonal Peruvian dishes. Our expert chefs at Belmond Hotel Monasterio have curated a menu using ingredients sourced from the Andes—your feast will be culinary authenticity at its finest.
Your days, meanwhile, will be filled with excursions, each every bit as inspiring as your time on board. Take in the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Explore the ancient etchings of the Sumbay Caves among the relics of the lost Incan empire. You can even extend your visit to Colca Canyon. It’s a must for spotting the region’s native flora and fauna.
Journeys such as this breathe life into Paulo Coelho’s famous adage, “life is the train, not the station”. Where will your voyage take you?Step aboard Belmond Andean Explorer
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