LUXURY BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER SLEEPER TRAIN

CUSCO – PUNO -AREQUIPA OR VICEVERSA

A vibrant journey through a time-honored land Rekindle the romance of the rails as you carve a path between Peru’s natural wonders and ancient kingdoms South America’s first luxury sleeper train glides from Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire, across the lofty Andean plains to the white city of Arequipa.
Take in the region’s spectacular highlights en route, including Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon.
Travel along one of the highest train routes in the world Step aboard this luxury Peru train and explore this breathtaking country in unrivalled style.
Experience vibrant cities and spellbinding natural wonders.

Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper service, offers a choice of one- or two-night journeys. From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, traverse the highest plains of the Andes before arriving to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all while traversing the Peruvian Andes.

The Belmond Andean Explorer train travels along one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on its way from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Arequipa, and exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one and two-night trips.

Journeys:
Peruvian Highlands – Every Thursday
Andean Plains & Islands of Discovery – Every Saturday
Spirit of the Water – Every Tuesday
Spirit of the Andes – Every Wednesday

Stations:
Wanchaq Station (Cusco)
Lago Titicaca Station (Puno)
Arequipa Station (Arequipa)

LUXURY BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER TRAIN
PERUVIAN HIGHLANDS
3 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS: CUSCO – PUNO -AREQUIPA

Embark on the ultimate Peruvian escape and journey from Cusco to Arequipa in style, visiting charming Puno and the majestic Lake Titicaca. Tours each day let uncover the hidden gems of this fascinating land.

ITINERARY

Day 01 CUSCO – PUNO

Board the Belmond Andean Explorer train in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Settle down and unwind in your luxurious cabin as the train begins its journey southeast towards to Puno. Savour your first lunch on board in one of the elegant dining cars. Refined Andean specialties are served with contemporary flair. After, disembark to visit Raqch’i. Once an important control point for the Incas. It is today a fascinating archaeological site binding with history. Return to the train just in time for tea. Soak up the sensational sunset over 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 travelers as the train continues to Lake Titicaca, where it will stable for the evening.

Day 02 PUNO -AREQUIPA

Awake early to catch the breathtaking sunrise across Lake Titicaca, before enjoying a delicious breakfast on board.
Today’s tour 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 will take 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 Island, 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 artisanal workers. Return to the train and enjoy light appetizers in our bar car as your journey continues on to Arequipa. 
Later anticipate a final delicious dinner, before retiring to your cabin for a restful night.

Day 03 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 year old. Return to the train for lunch as the trains continues to Arequipa, here we bid farewell as you disembark, either for a panoramic city tour or for your transfer to the airport. Please note you may choose to leave the train early at Canahuas and continue on to explore Colca canyon. A sweeping area of breathtaking beauty and one of the world’s deepest canyons. You will spot countless example of Inca and Pre-Inca architecture alongside alpacas, eagles and the mighty Andean Condor. Additional supplement applies.

INCLUDES:

-Luxury accommodation aboard the train -All onboard meals and beverages -Onboard entertainment -Excursions as stated in the itienrary -Bilingual guides (Spanish-English)

PERUVIAN HIGHLANDS CUSCO-PUNO-AREQUIPA:3 DAYS-2 NIGHTS

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Embark on the ultimate Peruvian escape and journey from Cusco to Arequipa in style, visiting charming Puno and the majestic Lake Titicaca. Tours each day let uncover the hidden gems of this fascinating land.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 – THURSDAY

11:00 Depart from Cusco – Wanchaq Station
12:30 Lunch on board
13:55 Tour of Raqchi
15:30 Afternoon tea on board
17:45 Tour of La Raya
19:00 Pre-dinner cocktails
19:30 Dinner on board
22:30 Arrive at Puno – Lake Titicaca Station

  • Overnight stay at Lake Station station (Puno)

DAY 2 – FRIDAY

Sunrise at Lake Titicaca
06:00 Breakfast on board
08:30 Board boats to explore Lake Titicaca. Visit Uros and Taquile islands
12:30 Private lunch at Collata Beach, Taquile. Dance and artisanal craft displays
15:45 Arrive back at Lake Titicaca Station (Puno)
16:00 Afternoon tea at the Station
16:50 Depart to Arequipa
19:00 Pre-dinner cocktails
19:30 Dinner on board

  • Overnight stay at Saracocha

DAY 3 – SATURDAY

06:00 Breakfast on board
06:45 Depart to Arequipa
09:40 Tour of Sumbay Caves
11:30 Station Km. 93: Passengers going independently to Colca Canyon disembark (it is not included in the train ticket)
12:30 Light lunch on board
15:30 Arrive at Arequipa – Arequipa Station
16:00 Airport transfer with panoramic views of Arequipa city

NOTE: Schedule may vary due to operational issues. The train does not run on February

SPIRIT OF THE ANDES PUNO - CUSCO, 1 DAY - 1 NIGHT

Travel from Puno to Cusco along one of the most beautiful train routes in the world, across the highest plains of the Andes.

DAY 01 WEDNESDAY

12:00 Depart from Lake Titicaca station (Puno)
12:30 Lunch on board
17:10 Tour of La Raya
18:30 Pre-dinner cocktails
19:00 Dinner on board
20:08 Arrival at Cusipata
Overnight stay on board at Cusipata

DAY 02 THURSDAY SUNRISE AT CUSIPATA

05:30 Depart from Cusipata
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:36 Arrival at Wanchaq station (Cusco)

 

ANDEAN PLAINS AND ISLANDS OF DISCOVERY AREQUIPA - PUNO - CUSCO, 2 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS

With an evening departure from the Baroque city of Arequipa, you will head towards Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Later on you will cross through deep valleys and high mountains, where camelids graze in the wide open plains of the Peruvian Altiplano.

DAY 01 SATURDAY

20:00 Depart from Arequipa station
20:30 Pre-dinner cocktails
21:00 Dinner on board
Overnight stay on board en route

DAY 02 SUNDAY SUNRISE AT LAKE TITICACA

06:00 Breakfast on board
08:00 Explore Lake Titicaca and enjoy a boat ride to Uros and Taquile (Collata beach) Islands
12:00 Traditional dances and artisanal craft displays. Private lunch at Taquile Island
15:30 Return to Lake Titicaca station (Puno)
16:00 Afternoon tea on board
17:00 Depart to Cusco
18:30 Pre-dinner cocktails
19:00 Dinner on board
Overnight stay on board at Marangani

DAY 03 MONDAY SUNRISE AT MARANGANI

06:00 Breakfast on board
08:00 Depart from Marangani
09:05 Tour of Raqchi
12:58 Arrival at Wanchaq station (Cusco)

SPIRIT OF THE WATER CUSCO-PUNO: 1 DAY-1 NIGHT

Be swept up in the beauty of Lake Titicaca, the stunning final destination as you travel from Cusco to Puno. Train journeys aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer promise countless memories to treasure.

DAY 1 – TUESDAY

11:00 Depart from Cusco – Wanchaq Station (Cusco)
12:30 Lunch on board
13:55 Tour of Raqchi
15:30 Canapés in the bar car
17:45 Tour of La Raya
19:00 Pre-dinner cocktails
19:30 Dinner on board
23:30 Arrive at Puno – Lake Titicaca Station

  • Overnight stay on board at Lake Titicaca station (Puno) 

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY

  • Sunrise at Lake Titicaca

06:00 Breakfast on board
08:00 Disembark at Lake Titicaca Station (Puno)

NOTE: Schedule may vary due to operational issues. The train does not run on February.