Peru by Luxury Rail Tops Bucket Lists for 2022
What’s so special about our private 11-day Luxury Rail Journey of Peru?
Reason #1: Belmond Andean Explorer
The train is gorgeous, the staff eager to please. And the off-train excursions – sunrise at Lake Titticaca, floating villages of Uros and Taquile, Sumbay Cave paintings – are other-worldly. Our 11-day Luxury Rail Journey of Peru includes a 3-day trip on the Belmond Andean Explorer from Cusco-Arequipa.
Treat yourself to a Junior Suite (only nine per departure). They include a spacious double bed, private bathroom and shower, ample storage and large picture windows.
Nurse an expertly-prepared pisco sour from the Belmond Andean Explorer‘s open-air platform as you travel through wild mountain landscapes and wind-swept altiplano.
Then end your day with an 80-minute Andean Ritual Massage in the very popular Spa Car. (ask us to book it for you in advance, as spa times sell out fast.)
Reason #2: Belmond Hiram Bingham
Step back in time and board the 1920s-style Pullman carriages of this delightful day train to legendary Machu Picchu, the Incan “lost city in the clouds.”
The 3-hour trip from Cusco to Aguas Calientes includes a sumptuous brunch, live Andean music, and breathtaking sights of the Urubamba River and Andes – best seen from the open-air observation car.
Bonus: our Luxury Rail Journey of Peru includes two journeys on the Belmond Hiram Bingham (on certain departures through July 2022, the Belmond Hiram Bingham will be replaced with the first-class Vistadome from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu.) Enjoy a daylight brunch one way and a multi-course dinner by starlight the other.
Reason #3: Food Scene
Peru has its finger on the pulse of the foodie movement – and nowhere is this more apparent than on Belmond’s two luxury trains.
Star chef Diego Muñoz heads up the operation at Belmond Andean Explorer, planning menus based around regional seasonality and availability.
In addition to delicious meals on the trains, our itinerary also includes meals at some of the country’s most beloved institutions: Restaurant Tragaluz in Lima; El Huerto in Urubamba; Limo Restaurant in Cusco, to name a few.
Reason #4: 5-Star Lodging
Our itinerary includes some of South America’s most exclusive addresses: Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado in the Sacred Valley; Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco; and Belmond Miraflores Park in Lima.
One night is also included at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge—right outside Machu Picchu. (IRT Tip: request TWO nights at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge for an even more relaxed experience at the famous Incan citadel.)
Bonus: receive complimentary massages at all Belmond properties when you book with IRT.
Reason #5: Peruvian people
Peruvians are some of the most welcoming and fun we’ve met anywhere. From private guides and hotel and train staff, to regular people on the street, they’re sincerely happy you’re in their country.
Reason #6: Easy flights, No Jet Lag
Nonstop Miami-Lima flights clock in at just under 6 hours, so travel from North America to Peru lasts just a day.
And no extra time is needed to shake off jet lag. (Peru is equivalent to Eastern Time half the year and Central Time the other half.)
For more information, or to book your own luxury rail journey of Peru, call The Society of International Railway Travelers at (800) 478-4881; (1-502-897-1725 if outside the US/Canada); or email us at email@example.com.
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