Imagine travelling across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes. Exploring ancient kingdoms and natural wonders from sunrise to sunset. Standing at the birthplace of the Incas and visiting volcanic cities high above the clouds. Now imagine doing it all in sumptuous comfort on board South America’s first luxury sleeper train. Welcome to the Belmond Andean Explorer, a new way to experience one of the highest train journeys on earth.
Launching in May 2017, the Belmond Andean Explorer gives you a front row seat to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire—traversing the highest plains of the Andes—to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Explore the vast Colca Canyon then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Find beauty in the journey itself on board this exquisite vehicle, where time slows and every moment is an opportunity to sink deeper into peace and calm. Gather with new friends in the lounge and enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar. Linger over delicious meals in the dining cars or sip a Pisco Sour on the open deck of the observation car, breathing in the fresh Andean air. At night, retire to your private cabin, a personal sanctuary outfitted in soft shades of Alpaca wool.
Belmond Andean Explorer Information
- Location & Getting There:
The Belmond Andean Explorer offers itineraries from Cusco to Arequipa, or the same in reverse. Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, located in Cusco, and Rodríguez Ballón International Airport, in Arequipa, serve as the primary connecting points for a journey on board.
The Belmond Andean Explorer accommodates up to 68 guests in 34 ensuite cabins that range from suite/doubles and twins, to luxurious bunk-bed style rooms for two. Interiors are inspired by the rich textures of traditional Peruvian hand-woven fabrics and soft Alpaca wools. Shades of Andean slate grey create soothing environments that are at once classic, minimalist, yet undeniably Latin American in look and feel. Discover true relaxation as you step into your own personal sanctuary, a space where you can sit back, unplug, and enjoy the journey.
-2 dining cars
-Observation car with open air deck
On the Belmond Andean Explorer guests have the unique opportunity to experience the raw beauty of Mother Nature and the luxurious comfort of manmade technology and style, at the same time. Travel across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes. Explore Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Take in the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Marvel at baroque buildings constructed in white volcanic stone in Arequipa, the ‘White City’ and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
In between, relax and unwind on board the Explorer in the lounge car, singing songs around the baby grand piano and making new friends; in the dining cars, feasting on fresh seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients from the Peruvian Andes; or in the observation car, breathing in the Andean air from the open deck. This is a unique opportunity to experience the golden age of rail travel, updated for 21st century comforts and taste.
The Belmond Andean Explorer welcomes guests of all ages on board.