Andean Explorer Cusco - Arequipa

Andean Explorer Cusco - Arequipa

Depart from Cusco for two nights aboard to Puno then on to Arequipa

Your Peruvian adventure begins in Cusco as you board the Belmond Andean Explorer, one of the most luxurious trains in the world and the best possible way to enjoy the stunning landscapes that lie ahead. Only described as a palace on wheels, the Andean explorer offers five star hotel levels of luxury including a beautiful private cabin, fine cuisines prepared on board by talented chefs as well as an exquisite Lounge Car and Observation Car.

As you depart Cusco, take some time to settle in to your luxurious surroundings. Relax in your cabin, head to the Bar Car for a drink, or perhaps even the Observation Car to take in the stunning views. Lunch is served in one of the dining cars, your first experience of the exceptional cuisine served on board. After a glorious lunch, it’s then time to disembark as we arrive at Raqch’i, an important control point for the Inca Empire, today a fascinating area packed with history. We head back to the train for canapés, before taking in more stunning scenery as we continue our journey. Dinner is served in the dining cars, and after your fabulous feast, retire to the Lounge Car and converse with fellow passengers.

The next morning you are greeted with stunning views of the sunrise over Lake Titicaca before breakfast is served. Today we explore the diverse life of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America. We head by boat to the Uros Islands, man-made from reeds before continuing on to Taquile Island where we enjoy a private lunch on Collata Beach with demonstrations from traditional dancers. We enjoy afternoon tea at the station before departing on to Arequipa with yet another delicious dinner in the dining cars. The adventure continues as we head off for an early-morning excursion after breakfast to Lake Lagunillas, later followed by Sumbay Caves, home to fascinating cave paintings, estimated at over 8,000 years old. Lunch is served back on the train before your journey concludes at Arequipa.

Passengers have the option to leave the train early at Canahuas to continue their tour on to Colca Canyon to take in the beauty of one of the world’s deepest canyons. An additional supplement applies.

Your journey includes:

  • Two nights aboard the Andean Explorer
  • 24 hour steward service
  • All on board meals and beverages included
  • On board entertainment
  • Excursions included (may vary per journey)
  • Spanish & English languages

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The Belmond Andean Explorer at a glance

Journeys through the UK
Peruvian journeys
Sleeper Train
Sleeper train
One Way Journeys
One-way journeys
Spa on board
16 luxurious carriages
Dining & Bar Car
Dining & bar cars


Day 1 - Cusco:

The Belmond Adnean Explorer luxury train departs from Cusco, where you’ll enjoy leisrue time on board to settle in to your luxury cabin and explore the train. Lunch is served on board, giving you a taste of the fine cuisines to be served over the course of your journey. We later disembark at Raqch’i to explore this historical Inca control point. We head back to the train for canapés before more leisure time as you take in the stunning scenery. A delicious dinner is later served in the dining cars, after which guests can order a drink and socialise in the Lounge Car.

Day 2 - Puno:

Wake up to a glorious sunride over Lake Titicaca before breakfast is served on board. Today we explore the diversity of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in Sotuh America, as we make our way to the Uros Islands. We continue on to Taquile Island and take in it’s beauty before a private lunch on Collata Beach where demonstrations of traditional dance are performed. Return to the station for afternoon tea before a final delicious dinner on board.

Day 3 – Arequipa:

After a splendid breakfast, we set off for an early morning excursion to the exceptional scenery of Lake Lagunillas before heading to Sumbay Caves, home to cave paintings estimated to be over 8,000 years old. Lunch is served back on the train before your journey concludes.

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Belmond Andean Explorer Twin Bed Cabin

Twin Bed Cabins

The perfect place to unwind after an adventure, these spacious cabins offers the ideal environment to freshen up or simply enjoy the passing scenery. Stewards will convert your cabin from a bedroom to a day room to allow you to enjoy the scenery in solitude should you wish.
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Belmond Andean Explorer Suite Cabin

Suite Cabins

Finished with a plush double bed and a cozy seating area, suite cabins are the ultimate in luxury for your journey aboard. Complete with a compact wardrobe, en suite with shower and WC, the cabin suites are a sublime retreat for when you want to unwind and watch the world glide by.
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Please Note:

All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation. Single occupancy of cabins may incur additional charge. Prices are set by the operator and may change at short notice. We endeavour to ensure prices are always accurate and update our own website as soon as possible. All timings and details of included tours and activities are for guidance only and will only be confirmed in your travel documents that will be posted to you 7 days before departure. For any questions including discounts, offers or group pricing, please contact

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