Machu Travel Peru

Andean Explorer, a Belmond Train

Feel the refreshing aroma of the Andes hit your face while you enjoy a unique sunset with a glass of wine in your hands. All this on a charming open-air balcony of the observatory car. The Andean Explorer train assures you these and other wonderful experiences on your journey through the Andes from Cusco, passing through Puno, and arriving at the white city of Arequipa. Furthermore, you can spend the night in one of its luxurious rooms with a private bathroom under the protection of the Andean stars. And the next morning, enjoy a gourmet breakfast made with local ingredients in its glamorous dining car. Or make a stop in one of its scales to enjoy the charming Andean sceneries and enjoy a gourmet lunch at noon. After tasty a delicious afternoon Tea in Bar Car and Cocktails and canapés in the Piano bar. Without mentioning the sophisticated gourmet dinner! In other words, explore the style and commodities of the Peruvian Andes with the Andean Explorer.

Train Routes

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The Andean Explorer train covers different routes in the south Peruvian Andes with a variety of schedules and services:

  • The Peruvian Highlands        Cusco – Puno – Arequipa (3 Nights / 2 Days)

Starting from Cusco, the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, through the Altiplano towards Puno and the sparkling beauty of Lake Titicaca. Visit the Sumbay Caves, home to rock art from the first humans to inhabit the Peruvian highlands, before arriving at the volcanic “White City” of Arequipa.

  • Andean Plains & Islands of Discovery             Puno – Cusco (2 Nights / 2 Days)

Leaving with the sunset over the baroque architecture of Arequipa, the night trip to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, is undertaken. Deep valleys and high mountains are crossed, where camelids graze on the open and vast plains of the altiplano.

  • Spirit of the Water                       Cusco – Puno (1 Day / 1 Night)

Night escapade in the elegant cars of the Andean Explorer departing from Cusco, crossing the giant peaks and the vast open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes to reach Lake Titicaca, the cradle of the Incas.

  • Spirit of the Andes                      Puno – Cusco (2 Days / 1 Night)

Explore the mountain range between Puno and Cusco only in one day. Depart from Puno train Station, tasting a delicious lunch gourmet on board. Continue your journey to La Raya, the highest point of the route, and receive cooking and bar classes in the afternoon while enjoying a fantastic cocktail and a delicious dinner gourmet. Spend a night in one of its luxury rooms and arrive at Cusco the next morning.

Facilities & Services Included

  • Observatory car
  • Panoramic windows on each side of the cars
  • Comfortable seats with large tables in the middle
  • Piano Bar
  • Restaurant car
  • Cocktails demonstration
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner gourmet (Depending on the service)
  • Food and drink sales on board
  • Live traditional music and dances
  • Luxury rooms with private bathrooms
  • Baggage car
  • Air conditioning and heating