South America Luxury Train Tours

South America is home to some of the world’s most incredible wonders and the International Society of Railway Travelers (IRT) provides the best options to see them all. Touring the continent by luxury train is a truly unique experience that elevates the journey. Spend 11 days exploring the country of Peru and experience culture, history, and luxury accommodations. Two of our World’s Top 25 Trains operate in South America, both in Peru.

Enjoy authentic South American cuisine, sip on a pisco sour, and visit world-famous historical sites with IRT, the world’s premier luxury rail travel agency. The itineraries for South American trips allow you to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Peru while traveling in comfort with luxury amenities. IRT’s history of providing the best in train adventures has earned awards and recognition from the most respected names in travel.

The Trains

Each of the trains we offer in South America offers something unique that draws rave reviews from guests.

Belmond Andean Explorer

South America’s first overnight luxury train, Belmond Andean Explorer, is the perfect example of this. Fairly new to Peru, this train offers a complete luxury experience. On Belmond Andean Explorer, you have access to a full spa car, lounge with a grand piano and bar, and two dining cars. The train includes 35 cabins ranging from bunk bed cabins to large suites, all with private bathrooms and around-the-clock room service.

Belmond Hiram Bingham

Belmond Andean Explorer’s sister train, Belmond Hiram Bingham, is a day train that runs between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Between the train’s outdoor platform, the observation car, and the dining car, the journey between these two incredible stops will overwhelm your senses in the best possible way!

The Destinations

Traverse mountains and visit some of the continent’s—and world’s—most awe-inspiring locations on our Peru: Journey to a Lost World tour, that combines the updated luxury of Belmond Andean Explorer, and the old-world charms of Belmond Hiram Bingham.

Peru: Journey to a Lost World

The tour starts in Lima, the capital of Peru. In addition to the beautiful views from the hotel suites, you also visit a monastery, the Larco Museum, and the Plaza Mayor, the hub of the city. Up next, you’ll fly to Cusco. The city of Cusco provides the chance to eat authentic Peruvian cuisine, visit important cultural centers, and explore leisurely. In addition to offering stunning views and architecture, the city has roots in Incan history.

Of course, many travelers are drawn to this luxury trip for the visit to Machu Picchu. This iconic archaeological site draws visitors from all over the world and IRT guests arrive in style on Belmond Hiram Bingham. After brunch on the train, you check into your hotel and leave to explore Machu Picchu. Year after year, this day is one that visitors are the most excited about.