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Andean Explorer – Cusco to Arequipa

Andean Explorer Cusco - Arequipa

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


This Peruvian adventure begins in Cusco as you board the Belmond Andean Explorer luxury sleeper train, which is considered one of the most luxurious trains in the world and it offers the best possible way to enjoy the stunning landscapes that lie ahead. Described as a palace on wheels, the Andean explorer offers five star hotel levels of luxury including beautiful private cabins, fine cuisine prepared on board by talented chefs as well as an exquisite Lounge Car and Observation Car.

As you depart Cusco, take some time out 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 grogeous views. Lunch will be 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.

In the morning you are greeted with stunning views of the sunrise over Lake Titicaca before breakfast is served. You will 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:


Day 1 - Cusco:

The Andean Explorer luxury train departs from Cusco, where you will enjoy leisure time on board, settle in to your luxury cabin and explore the train. Lunch is served in the dining car, 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 sunrise over Lake Titicaca before breakfast is served on board the train. Today we will explore the diversity of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, as we make our way to the Uros Islands. We continue on to Taquile Island and take in its beauty before a private lunch on Collata Beach where you will see traditional dance performances. 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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Prices shown per adult sharing
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Twin 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.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Cabin Suite

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.
Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Grand Suite

Please Note:

All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation for sleeper journeys or shared table for day trips. 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 info@goldenmoments.com.

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