Belmond Andean Explorer is South America’s first sleeper train, launched in 2017. In 2019, it was voted the World’s Best Train by Conde Nast readers. And it is certainly one of our favourite train journeys in Latin America.
There are 35 cabins on board, ranging from compact bunk and twin-bedded options to more spacious suites. Each cabin boasts private en suites, air conditioning and 24/7 call buttons. And there is oxygen tanks and masks for every cabin. So, while this may be one of the highest train journeys in the world, you don’t need to worry about the altitude. Meals are served in the two luxurious dining cars while the lounge car offers a space for guests to relax and swap stories. And there is even a spa on board for the ultimate in pampering!
But what about the journey itself? Well, the Belmond Andean Explorer encompasses some of Peru’s most renowned scenery. Travel from the former Inca capital of Cuzco to the shores of Lake Titicaca. And then continue to the baroque city of Arequipa. Along the way you’ll take in snow-capped Andean peaks, terraced farmland and fertile valleys. Not to mention alpacas, llamas, vicuñas and maybe even the mighty Andean condor.
Talk to one of our Travel Specialists about incorporating the Belmond Andean Explorer into your holiday! And if you’re a train enthusiast, ask us about other great rail journeys in Latin America!