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Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train, Peru

Cuzco, Peru


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Luxury Holidays On Board Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train, Peru

Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train, Peru has the distinction of being South America's first luxury sleeper train, allowing guests wishing to explore the incredible Peruvian landscapes a more immersive adventure, covering more remote terrain in luxury and style, including along one of the world's loftiest train routes. Each of the four journeys on offer starts or concludes in Cuzco, a fabulous cosmopolitan city that is a must-visit on any trip to Peru, and includes excursions such as visits to ancient Incan settlements, the world-famous Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, home of the majestic Andean Condor, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arequipa, known as the 'White City'. On board the train, a refined experience can be enjoyed by up to 48 passengers per journey, who have a choice of four standards of guest cabin, all with en suite facilities. The newly renovated train is beautifully decorated in a contemporary style throughout, peppered with Peruvian design accents that really give the train a sense of place. Andean Explorer journeys run once a week for eleven months of the year – journeys are unavailable throughout February.

  • Type: Luxury Rail
  • Summary: Traverse Peru's fascinating and varied terrain
  • Feature: South America's first sleeper train
  • Rooms: 24 cabins
Peruvian Scenery
Location and transfer

Belmond offers a selection of one-night or two-night journeys on board Andean Explorer. Offering a selection of four itineraries, the luxurious train traverses the incredible scenery of the Peruvian Andes, on the western side of the South American country.


Each Andean Explorer cabin features an en suite bathroom with a shower, WC and wash basin. The larger cabins also feature a long wardrobe, while the smaller ones have a more compact version.

   Deluxe Double Bed Cabin:expand_more
  • Size: 13m²
  • Room View: Ever-changing views of the Peruvian scenery
  • Facilities: These roomy cabins are the largest accommodation available on board the Belmond Andean Explorer. Each features a double bed, seating area furnished with two armchairs and a table, plus a spacious en suite bathroom. Decor is modern and has flourishes of Peruvian influenced design, resulting in a perfectly modern, private space for chilling out and sleeping.
   Junior Double Bed Cabin:expand_more
  • Size: 13m²
  • Room View: Ever-changing views of the Peruvian scenery
  • Facilities: These roomy cabins are amongst the largest accommodation available on board the Belmond Andean Explorer and are exactly the same size as a Deluxe Double Bed Cabin, but with a slightly smaller en suite bathroom and larger lounge area. Each cabin has a double bed, seating area with two comfortable armchairs and a table. The decor is fresh, contemporary and has accents of Peruvian-influenced design, resulting in comfortable, private hideaway for relaxing and sleeping.
   Twin Bed Cabin:expand_more
  • Size: 7.4m²
  • Room View: Ever-changing views of the Peruvian landscapes
  • Facilities: Twin Bed Cabins transform from a cosy lounge into a bedroom at nightfall. During the day, the lounge/bedroom area is set up with banquette-style seating and a seat, while in the evening (while you're enjoying dinner) your steward will diligently set up the room for bedtime, including making up the twin beds.
   Bunk Bed Cabin:expand_more
  • Size: 5.5m²
  • Room View: Ever-changing views of Peruvian landscapes
  • Facilities: Bunk Bed Cabins are the most compact and bijou of all the accommodation available on the train. In the daytime, the lounge area is arranged with banquette seating, while in the evening (during dinner), your steward will reconfigure the space to make a bedroom with an upper and lower single-size berth.

Andean Explorer boasts two dining carriages: Llama and Muna. In addition, there's a lovely Piano Bar Car, featuring a medium Grand Piano and the perfect venue for cocktails and nightcaps, while Afternoon Tea is served daily. Conveniently, 24-hour room service is also available.

Dining Cars – Llama and Muna:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Refined Peruvian and International dishes
  • Setting: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the beautifully decorated, bright dining cars, of which there are two. Cuisine is typically Peruvian with menus incorporating fresh, seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The dishes are devised by the talented chefs at Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco, ensuring that the quality is of the typically high standard that the Belmond brand is renowned for, and are overseen on board by the creative chef, Diego Munoz.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual throughout the day and smart for dinner
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Culture & History

Andean Explorer traverses some of the most fascinating regions of Peru, and visits some of its most historic and culturally significant locations. Cuzco is, perhaps, the most cosmopolitan and diverse of Peru's cities, featuring beautifully ornate Spanish Colonial buildings, Incan ruins and terraces, galleries and contemporary restaurants that attract younger travellers in search of an adventure that is both trendy and culturally enriching. Lake Titicaca is the largest expanse of water in South America, featuring an archipelago of floating islands, while Puno, next to the lake, is charming and reputedly has the best bars in Peru. Of course, Peru is also known for its centuries-old Incan culture and there are lots of fascinating archaeological sites that are worthy of exploration, including Raqch'i.

Dining & Gourmet

The cuisine-of-the-moment is most definitely Peruvian, and travellers to Peru can experience the confluence of influences that inspire the tasty, fusion-style, dishes, including Italian, Spanish, African and Asian. This fascinating fusion combines pasta, hearty stews and marinated barbecued meats, including Cuy (commonly known as guinea pig). Potatoes, avocados and ceviche are the nation's most synonymous culinary offerings, while Pisco Sours cover off the national drink, mixing Pisco, egg white, syrup, Angostura bitters and lemon juice over ice.

Rail Travel

Andean Explorer is the first luxury train in South America that has sleeper cabins. Offering a selection of four, one- or two-night itineraries that traverse the spectacular Peruvian scenery - Peruvian Highlands, Andean Plains & Islands of Discovery, Spirit of the Water and Spirit of the Andes - guests on board can enjoy a wonderfully luxurious experience on the train, such as gourmet dining and spa treatments, as well as excursions to a selection of Peru's most spectacular sites and landmarks, including Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Puna and Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest. While in Peru, it would be remiss not to consider visiting one of the most incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world - Machu Picchu. It takes approximately 3 hours, 30 minutes to travel to Machu Picchu from Cuzco by train, so you could complete a round trip in a day, or why not enjoy a stay at Sanctuary Lodge, overlooking the mesmerising ruins?


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