Belmond Andean Explorer: Luxury Sleeper Train

South America
Luxury

South America’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer, launched in May, 2017.

Running along one of the world’s highest rail routes, traversing the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa, the new luxury train explores natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on two- and three-day journeys.

Guest have the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon, then continue towards the city center of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The reverse itinerary, from Arequipa to Cusco, also is possible.

Travelers should be aware that journey involves high altitudes. Bottled oxygen will be available if needed.

Belmond Hiram Bingham

South America
Luxury

The gleaming blue-and-gold cars of the Belmond Hiram Bingham makes the 3.5-hour trip between Cusco and Machu Picchu every day but Sunday. The train has two 42-seat dining cars serving excellent Peruvian specialties for brunch on the journey to Machu Picchu, and for dinner on the evening return to Cusco. The train also has a gorgeous bar/observation car. This train is easy to love, with its great staff, wonderful views and interesting dining options.