Embark on the ultimate Peruvian escape and journey from Cusco to Arequipa in style, visiting charming Puno and the majestic Lake Titicaca. Tours each day let uncover the hidden gems of this fascinating land.
The Peruvian Highlands journey departs every Thursday morning.
Luxury accommodation aboard the train
All onboard meals and beverages
Excursions as stated in the itinerary
Bilingual guides (Spanish - English)
Board the Belmond Andean Explorer train in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Settle down and unwind in your luxurious cabin as the train begins its journey southeast towards Puno.
Savour your first lunch on board in one of the elegant dining cars. Refined Andean specialities are served with contemporary flair.
After, disembark to visit Raqch’i. Once an important control point for the Incas, it is today a fascinating archaeological site brimming with history. Return to the train for canapés in the bar cars.
Soak up the sensational sunset over La Raya Mountain range, before preparing yourself for an elegant dinner on board. Afterwards, perhaps head to the bar car and chat to your fellow travellers as the train continues to Lake Titicaca, where it will stable for the evening.
Awake early to catch the breathtaking sunrise across Lake Titicaca, before enjoying a delicious breakfast on board.
Today’s tours explore the eclectic beauty and rich diversity of life on Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and home to many islands. First you’ll take a traditional boat ride out to the Uros Islands, stunning man-made lands carefully created from woven reeds that are constantly being replenished.
Continue on to Taquile island, a beautiful island with a way of life barely touched by time. Enjoy a private lunch on Collata Beach, with demonstrations from traditional dancers and artisanal workers.
Enjoy afternoon tea at the station before departing on to Arequipa. Later anticipate a final delicious dinner, before retiring to your cabin for a restful night.
Enjoy breakfast before setting off on an early-morning excursion to the spellbinding, rugged scenery of Lake Lagunillas. Afterwards visit Sumbay Caves, home to fascinating cave paintings that estimated to be almost 8,000 years old.
Return to the train for lunch as the trains continues to Arequipa. Here we bid farewell as you disembark, either for a panoramic city tour or for your transfer to the airport.
Please note: You may choose to leave the train early at Cañahuas and continue on to explore Colca Canyon. A sweeping area of breathtaking beauty and one of the world’s deepest canyons, you’ll spot countless example of Inca and Pre-Inca architecture alongside alpacas, eagles and the mighty Andean condor. Additional supplement applies.
Extend your Adventure
See more of Peru and explore the breathtaking beauty of Colca Canyon. Choose to leave the train early at Cañahuas and escape to Belmond La Casitas. A tranquil retreat surrounded by the beauty of the canyon, it’s the perfect place to unwind.
Contact our Journeys in Peru team and let us take care of the details.