Adventure in the Andes

The Belmond Andean Explorer (here and below right) takes guests on a luxurious journey through some fascinating regions in South America.

Next May, travelers will be able to traverse the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train from Belmond. The Belmond Andean Explorer will take adventurers on four different journeys, including Peruvian Highlands, a two-night, three-day excursion from Cusco, across the high plains of the Andes. The train will reach an elevation of almost 16,000 feet. (Be sure to pack clothes to explore in and a posh outfit for onboard drinks.) The highlight of the Highland excursion will be visiting remote villages, the floating islands on Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon — home of the condor. Inside Tip: To get the full luxe experience, guests should order a Pisco Sour in the observation car, or on the open-air deck, and keep an eye out for Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Explorer accommodates 68 guests; we suggest that advisors book one of the two Double Cabins for VIPs. These are the onboard suites and are the most spacious cabins complete with a seating area, large wardrobe, en-suite bathroom and shower, vanity unit and washbasin. As for the dining experience, fresh seasonal menus, created using local ingredients, will be available. The cuisine, prepared by the chefs at Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco, will be served in the two dining cars. To create special reservations, contact Daniel Calderon ([email protected]). 

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