Belmond Andean Explorer

Cusco, Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu

The Belmond Andean Explorer is Peru's first luxury sleeper train, giving you a front row seat to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Explore this enchanting South American country in style on a luxurious train journey through Peru's most spectacular locations.

There are four journeys to choose from which can be incorporated into a tailormade itinerary in Peru. From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, you can journey across the lofty plains of the Andes until you reach the stunning reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca before continuing onto the city of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Experience the golden age of rail travel, updated for the modern traveller. Immerse yourself in the diverse flavors of Peruvian cuisine in the train's two Dining Cars. Socialise with new friends in the Lounge Car while savoring a Pisco Sour from the bar, or indulge in a botanical-infused relaxing treatment in the luxurious Spa Car.

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 35 ensuite cabins that range from suites/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.


On the Belmond Andean Explorer guests have the unique opportunity to experience the raw beauty of Peru in the most exceptional and luxurious surroundings. Witness the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes. Explore Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Embark on a traditional boat ride across Lake Titicaca. Hike with a private guide. Marvel at baroque buildings in Arequipa, the ‘White City’ constructed from volcanic white stone.

Why we recommend Belmond Andean Explorer

"Experience the breathtaking landscapes of Peru in glamorous and enchanting style. There are four journeys to choose from, and all can be done in reverse meaning they are easy to incorporate into a longer bespoke itinerary."

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