Belmond: Peruvian Highlands
Embark on the ultimate Peruvian escape and journey from Cuzco to Arequipa in luxury and style, visiting charming Puno and majestic Lake Titicaca. Excursions from the train uncover the hidden gems of this fascinating land. Belmond Andean Explorer is South America's first luxury sleeper train. It transports just 46 guests through Peru in style. Choose from a selection of one- and two-night itineraries journey between Cuzco, Puno and Arequipa, taking in natural wonders such as Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon en-route. Sister to the celebrated Belmond Hiram Bingham train, 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. Observatory, Lounge, Spa and two Dining cars are the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.
"I wanted to connect the interior with the location and make it a holistic journey of discovery. The 'journey' starts with the immediate surroundings - a place to calm the senses, enable a new state of 'slow living' and relaxation whilst connecting with nature. Colours and textures are inspired by Peruvian nature - soft Ivory Alpaca tones, Andean slate greys and woven textures and handicrafts - inspirations from the interior designer Inge Moor, The Gallery, London. Accommodation on board consists of 2 deluxe double bed cabins, 6 junior double bed cabins, 11 twin bed cabins and 5 bunk bed cabins - all with their own private facilities.
Day 1 (Thurs) : Cuzco Late morning board the Belmond Andean Explorer train in Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Settle down and unwind in your luxurious cabin as the train begins its journey southeast towards Puno. Savour your first lunch on board in one of the two elegant dining cars. Refined Andean specialities are served with contemporary flair. After lunch, disembark to visit Raqchi. Once an important control point for the Incas, it is today a fascinating archaeological site alive with history. Return to the train in time for afternoon tea. Soak up the sensational sunset over the La Raya Mountain range, before preparing yourself for an elegant dinner on board. Afterwards, perhaps head to the bar car and chat to your fellow travellers as the train continues to Lake Titicaca, where it will stable for the evening.
Day 2 (Fri) : Lake Titicaca Awake early to catch the breathtaking sunrise across Lake Titicaca, before enjoying a delicious breakfast on board the train. Today's tours explore the eclectic beauty and rich diversity of life on Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and home to many islands. First you'll take a traditional boat ride out to the Uros Islands, stunning man-made lands carefully created from woven reeds that are constantly being replenished. Continue on to Taquile, a beautiful island with a way of life barely touched by time. Enjoy a private lunch on Collata Beach, with demonstrations from traditional dancers and local artisans. Return to the train for afternoon tea as your journey continues on towards Lagunillas. Enjoy another delicious dinner on board this evening, before retiring to your cabin for a restful night.
Day 3 (Sat) : Arequipa Enjoy breakfast before setting off on an early-morning excursion to the spellbinding, rugged scenery of Lake Lagunillas. Afterwards visit Sumbay Caves, home to fascinating cave paintings that estimated to be almost 8,000 years old. Return to the train for lunch as the trains continues to Arequipa arriving there at 4.00pm. Here we bid farewell as you disembark, you'll enjoy a panoramic view of city as you transfer to the airport. Please note: You may choose to leave the train earlier today at Canahuas and continue on to explore Colca Canyon. A sweeping area of breathtaking beauty and one of the world's deepest canyons, you'll spot countless example of Inca and Pre-Inca architecture alongside alpacas, eagles and the mighty Andean condor. Additional supplement applies.
• Two night luxury train journey from Cuzco to Arequipa • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners and Afternoon tea. • Onboard beverages • Guided tour of Uros and Taquile Islands on Lake Titicaca, the Inca archaeological site at Raqchi, Lake Lagunillas and the Sumbay Caves.
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Booking conditions There is a 30% non refundable deposit required to hold a booking.
There is a 30% non refundable deposit required to hold a booking.