Belmond Andean Explorer Train
ex Cusco (Cusco, Peru)
South America’s first luxury sleeper train traverses the stunning high plains of the Andes between Cusco, Puno and Arequipa. Service on board is of the highest standard and the food excellent.
Depending on the route taken there may be one or two stops made (see itineraries).
Beautifully designed, the train offers four cabin categories each with its own en-suite bathroom with shower.
If you can, it is worth opting for one of the suites as these have almost full-sized beds and are closer to the communal carriages. Twin and bunk cabins have narrow, short beds which don't particulalry lend themselves to a good nights sleep.
When to go
The train does not run during February.
'Peruvian Highlands' (2 nights) departs Cusco every Thursday morning. (Visits include Raqch’i, La Raya pass, Uros and Taquile islands, Arequipa and Sumbay Caves).
'Andean Plains and Islands of Discovery' (2 nights) departs Arequipa every Saturday evening. (Visits include Uros and Taquile islands, La Raya pass and Raqch’i).
'Spirit of the Water' (1 night) departs Cusco every Tuesday morning at 1100. (Visits include Raqch’i and La Raya pass).
'Spirit of the Andes' (1 night) departs Puno every Wednesday at 1200. (One stop at La Raya pass).