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Andean Explorer

The journey starts in Cusco (Wanchaq Station) or Puno Station where passengers are welcomed with local musicians who will provide background music as you board the train. Once aboard, you can enjoy the two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s.

The route covered by the Andean Explorer is considered by many travel magazines to be one of the most beautiful in the world, with a trip that lasts ten and a half hours.

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This unforgettable experience of crossing the Andes from Cusco to the altiplano of Puno and visiting Lake Titicaca is an all on its own. But doing it aboard the Andean Explorer train will make this a truly an unforgettable experience. The Andean Explorer was created to provide passengers with all the luxuries they could want in a trip, while offering them a chance to forge a mystical connection with nature and the Andean landscape.

There’s no better way to take in the view when traveling than by looking through a train car’s window. To see the landscape roll by just like in a film, whether you’re in a luxurious compartment, the Andean Explorer train features an open-air observatory car, allowing you to take in the majestic views while enjoying the typical music and dances of the Peruvian highlands. During your trip, you will have the chance to take panoramic pictures of some of the quintessential Andean landscapes. Sipping the best of wines or simply enjoying a coffee will make little difference by the time you reach your destination.

During the trip, lunch offers the finest in gourmet food. The quality of personalized service is guaranteed. This particular train received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and won top honors in the 2012 World Travel Awards for the Best Luxury Train in South America.


  • Panoramic windows.
  • Bar classes.
  • Snack, tea time & beverage service.
  • Live show of music and dances typical of the Cusco area (on the Cusco-Puno route) and from Puno (on the Puno-Cusco route).
  • Air Condition & Heating.
  • Toilet facilities.


Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic views

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