One of the highest train journeys on Earth, exploring ancient kingdoms to natural wonders from sunrise to sunset and all through the night. Launching in May 2017, Belmond Andean Explorer takes you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire—traversing the highest plains of the Andes—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

  • Day 1

    Welcome on the highest train of the world!
    Departure from Cusco to Puno. Lunch on board and visit to Raqchi. Sunset tea time at La Raya Dinner on board Arrival to Titicaca station at night.
  • Day 2

    Sunrise at Titicaca Lake.

    Breakfast on board and then visit to Uros Island-Typical boat ride Visit to Taquile Island: Collata Beach Lunch at the beach (private location) and enjoy traditional dance and demonstration of artisan work. Arrival to Titicaca Lake station in the afternoon. Tea Time at the station Departure to Arequipa in the afternoon. Dinner on board. 

  • Day 3

    Breakfast early morning at Lagunillas.
    Visit to Sumbay Caves Station Km 99.
    Disembarkation for Colca extension by your own and then lunch on board. Experience the panoramic tour in Arequipa city in the afternoon or transfer to the airport in the late afternoon. 


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The Peruvian Highlands journey departs every Thursday morning.


Discover true relaxation as you step into your own personal sanctuary. Cabins come in suite/double, twin and bunk bed configurations, each with its own en-suite and shower.

Lounge Car
Invite new friends to gather around the baby grand piano and relax in comfortable seating as majestic vistas drift past outside. Share a lively story from the day’s adventures and enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar.

Two Dining Cars
Serving fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients from the Peruvian Andes in the elegant dining carriages. Menus are skilfully designed by our chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco.

Observation Car
The place to unwind, meet new friends and enjoy the views whilst sipping a Pisco Sour from the bar. Breathe in the Andean air from the open deck of the Observation Car as the train travels through the ever-changing landscape.

Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • US$100 on board credits per person per journey
  • VIP welcome treats with a local twist
  • Welcome letter from the General Manager
  • Complimentary upgrade based on availability at time of check-in
  • A unique US$500 gift voucher loyalty programme when your client books a US$5,000 or more holiday with Belmond.

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