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Andean Explorer Peru

A long wardrobe provides storage, while the spacious bathrooms are equipped with a shower, WC, vanity and pedestal washbasin.

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Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports up to 48 passengers through Peru in peerless style. A selection of one- and two-night itineraries journey between Cusco, Puno and Arequipa, taking in natural wonders such as Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon en-route.

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Your time aboard promises to be every bit as inspiring as your off-board moments of discovery. Inviting, indulgent accommodation and refined Andean cuisine ensure an unforgettable journey. Observation, Lounge, and Spa Cars are the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.


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Experience true relaxation as you step into your own personal sanctuary. Belmond Andean Explorer offers four types of cabins, each with its own inviting en-suite bathroom and shower. Interiors seamlessly blend modern sophistication with traditional Andean accents. Designs draw inspiration from Peru’s hand-woven fabrics, with textures chosen to match the soft feel of Alpaca wool.

Junior Double Bed Cabins include a generous living space in which to unwind. They are fitted with a more compact wardrobe and en-suite, boasting a shower, washbasin and WC.

These cosy cabins offer a traditional sleeper train experience. Store your clothes in the long wardrobe and freshen up in the en-suite bathroom, complete with shower, WC and washbasin.

Twin Bed Cabins provide additional space to unwind in, with a long wardrobe plus an en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.

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Deluxe double bed cabins

Junior double bed cabins

Twin bed cabins

Bunk bed cabins

From $4,886 USD per passenger

Day by day itinerary (8 days tour)

Day 1: Lima

Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park 

Meals included: Breakfast

Upon your arrival in Lima, a transportation service will transfer you from the airport to your hotel. (Includes the assistance of an English representative) Places you will visit in Lima:

  • Downtown Lima
  • Main Square
  • Presidential Palace
  • Archbishop's Palace
  • Lima CathedralAliaga House
  • Saint Francis' Church
  • Pueblo Libre district to visit the Larco Museum

Day 2: Lima - Cusco

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagradao

Meals included: Breakfast

A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and will transfer you to the airport of Lima. (Includes the assistance of an English speaking representative)  


  • Chinchero town, one of the most important towns of the Inca archaeological vestiges in Maras and Moray
  • Exploration of salt mines
  • When the tour is over, you will enjoy a snack and return to Cusco

Day 3: Urubamba - Machu Picchu

Accommodation: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast

A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from your hotel in Urubamba at the established time and will drive you to the Ollantaytambo train station.


  • A two-hour train trip to the Aguas Calientes town Main Square
  • Aguas Calientes handicraft markets and exquisite restaurants
  • Finally, after a short trip, you will arrive in Machu Picchu
  • You will spend the night in Aguas Calientes

Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Meals included: Breakfast

At your Return to Machu Picchu, you can optionally visit any attraction that the Citadel has to offer. 

Some recommendations:

  • Intipunku, which means "Gateway of the Sun" in Spanish, and it is the last stop before entering Machu Picchu
  • You can also climb the Wayna Picchu (subject to availability of space), the "Young Mountain", as opposed to Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca Bridge, an incredible stone construction which served to enter and exit the citadel
  • Slow traveling in train through the Urubamba Canyon uphill across the Andean landscape from Machu Picchu to Cuzco
  • Enjoy welcoming aperitifs, dinner and an excellent selection of wines
  • Taking the Hiram Bingham back to Cuzco dancing to local music while sipping pisco sours
  • Step out to the open-air observation car while the sun is setting over the mountain peaks and breath in the sacred landscape. The distance between the Poroy train station and Cusco City (11 km) will take about twenty minutes.

Day 5: Cusco

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Meals included: Breakfast

You will start your tour with a visit to the Coricancha, also known as the "Temple of the Sun"


  • The Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square and one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America
  • Qenqo, an archaeological complex mainly used for religious purposes
  • Finally  the vestiges of Puka Pukara, which means "red fortress", was an architectural complex presumably used for military purposes

Day 6: Cusco - Puno

Overnight on board the Andean Explorer train 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and will transfer you to the train station. A guide will accompany you until the boarding gate and will explain your trip to Puno on the way. This high rising city houses the Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. You will travel the Peruvian highlands on a journey that will take you through wonderful landscapes in Cusco, Puno and Arequipa. During the morning, the train will leave Cusco in direction of Puno and will you have lunch on board. The first stop will be at the archaeological site of Raqchi, also known as Temple of Viracocha where Inca storages and parts of the main building can be seen. In the afternoon you will be served tea and enjoy the sunset in La Raya, border between Puno and Cusco, surrounded by imposing mountains. Then you will have a cocktail and dinner on board. You will arrive at the station of Lake Titicaca around 10p.m.

Day 7: Cusco - Lake Titicaca/Arequipa

Overnight on board the Andean Explorer train – twin cabin

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Witness the glorious sunrise on Lake Titicaca and continue your journey. Breakfast will be served on board and after this you will visit the Islands of Uros, a set of floating islands made of totora, plants that grow in the lake.

Then visit Taquile Island, from where you will have a wonderful view of the lake. Lunch will be served at Collata Beach, which is part of the island and you will enjoy a demonstration of typical dances and craftsmanship of the inhabitants of the island. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the station of Lake Titicaca. You will be served a tea and will continue the trip heading to Arequipa. After a cocktail, dinner will be served on board.

Day 8: Arequipa

Meals included: Breakfast

You will have breakfast in the Saracocha Lagoon in the Puno region and later you will visit the Sumbay caves in Arequipa, where cave paintings from the Paleolithic period representing human and animal figures can be seen on the walls. Disembark in km. 99 to visit the Colca Canyon, more than 4 kilometers deep in its deepest part. After this visit you will have lunch on board and take a panoramic tour that will take you through the main buildings of the "White City". Finally, you will be transferred to Arequipa´s airport.

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