In recent years, the concept of slow travel has gained traction among discerning travellers seeking deeper connections with the places they visit. It's about embracing the journey as much as the destination, taking the time to savour each moment and truly absorb the essence of a place.

In Peru, few experiences epitomise luxury slow travel better than a journey by train through the breathtaking landscapes of the High Andes, or stepping onto a luxurious small cruise ship that will take you to remote parts of the Amazon Rainforest.

So why rush? Slow down, savour the moment, and let the magic of Peru unfold at its own pace.

The Belmond Andean Explorer

The Belmond Andean Explorer, South America's first luxury sleeper train, is one of the most luxurious ways to experience Peru in motion. Imagine traversing the breathtaking landscapes of the Peruvian Andes aboard this luxurious train, where you'll enjoy the never-ending panoramic views of Peru's snow-capped peaks, winding rivers, and ancient Inca ruins from your luxurious private cabin or the open-air observation car.

Step aboard and be transported into a world of elegance and comfort, where opulent furnishings, gourmet cuisine, and impeccable service set the stage for an unforgettable journey. The Belmond Andean Explorer offers a range of itineraries showcasing the best of Peru's highlands, from Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, the train travels through the highest plains of the Andes, alongside the beautiful shores of Lake Titicaca. You'll have the chance to explore the vast Colca Canyon and then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site framed by three volcanoes.

Aqua Nera

For those intrigued by the mysteries of the Amazon rainforest, the Aqua Nera offers a luxurious river cruise unlike any other. This intimate vessel combines elegant design with eco-conscious principles, allowing guests to explore the depths of the Amazon rainforest in style and comfort.

Embark on guided excursions deep into the jungle, where expert naturalists unveil the secrets of this biodiverse ecosystem. From encounters with rare wildlife to visits to indigenous communities, every moment aboard the Aqua Nera is a chance to connect with the essence of the Amazon in a meaningful way.

Aria Amazon

Another way to embrace slow travel in Peru is to board the Aria Amazon, the sister ship to Aqua Nera, a luxurious small expedition ship on the Amazon River. With spacious suites, gourmet dining, and personalized service, it offers a luxurious sanctuary from which to discover the untamed beauty of the Amazon rainforest.

Take your time to cruise along the mighty Amazon River, where each bend in the river reveals a new wonder – from vibrant birdlife soaring overhead to the symphony of nocturnal sounds echoing through the rainforest. With expert guides leading the way, guests have the opportunity to delve deep into the heart of the Amazon, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Delfin Cruises

Last but not least, Delfin Cruises offers an unparalleled luxury experience in the Peruvian Amazon, with a fleet of beautifully appointed vessels designed to immerse guests in the natural wonders of the Amazon and its tributaries.

Whether gliding through the flooded forests of the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve or exploring the tributaries of the Ucayali River, every journey with Delfin Cruises is a masterclass in slow travel. Relax on deck as the ever-changing landscapes drift by, or venture ashore for guided excursions led by knowledgeable naturalists. With a commitment to sustainability and conservation, Delfin Cruises ensures that every voyage leaves a minimal footprint on this fragile ecosystem.

Luxury slow travel in Peru is not just about reaching a destination – it's about embracing the journey itself. Depending on your individual preferences, we can incorporate a journey by train or by boat into a bespoke vacation to Peru.

Get in touch with our team today to start planning your tailor-made adventure.

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