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Andean

Crossing the Andes on the Cusco – Puno – Cusco route and visiting Lake Titicaca is an unforgettable experience all on its own. But doing it aboard the Andean Explorer train will make this a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Andean Explorer was created to provide passengers with all the luxuries they could want in a trip, while offering them a chance to forge a mystical connection with nature.

The Andean Explorer train features an open-air observatory car, allowing you to take in the majestic views while enjoying the typical music and dances of the Peruvian highlands. During your trip, you will have the chance to take panoramic pictures of some of the quintessential Andean landscapes.

The route covered by the Andean Explorer is considered by many travel magazines to be one of the most beautiful in the world, with a trip that lasts ten and a half hours. At the start of the journey, passengers are welcomed at the Wanchaq Station (Cusco) or the Puno Station, where local musicians will provide background music as you board the train. Once aboard, you can enjoy the two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s.

During the trip, lunch offers the finest in gourmet food. The quality of our personalized service is guaranteed. Our train received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and won top honors in the 2012 World Travel Awards for the Best Luxury Train in South America.

The Andean Explorer runs to and from Puno every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from April to October. From November through March, departures are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. You can bring your carry-on bag aboard the train, and the rest of your luggage will be stored safely on the luggage car, where it will be carefully received and stored. For more information on what is and is not included, depending on the type of trip to or from Puno, we recommend reviewing the “Service Details” for the Andean Explorer train by clicking here.

Andean Explorer

Nature and luxury

wrapped into one

Don’t miss the only experience of its kind:
enjoy the breathtaking landscapes along
the way between Cusco and Puno

Routes

PUNO - TITICACA LAKE
Andean

Wanchaq (Cusco) Station

Distance from Cusco Center

Km 338

Altitude

3,354 masl
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Km.59 — Urcos is, according to legend, the place where the local chieftains hid the Inca’s gold to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Spanish and their sacred objects being melted into vain jewelry.

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Km.59 — Urcos is, according to legend, the place where the local chieftains hid the Inca’s gold to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Spanish and their sacred objects being melted into vain jewelry.

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Km285 / 3,121 masl

Km. 210 — La Raya, at 4,321 meters above sea level, is the highest point on this journey. It is a cold and remote place, where mist or a light rain tends to hide the snow-capped peaks, and whose silence is attributed to the dizzying heights that blocks the traveler’s eardrums. After crossing this enormous slope, the train travels across a sea of seemingly never-ending pastures and lost villages immune to the passage of time.

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Km. 210 — La Raya, at 4,321 meters above sea level, is the highest point on this journey. It is a cold and remote place, where mist or a light rain tends to hide the snow-capped peaks, and whose silence is attributed to the dizzying heights that blocks the traveler’s eardrums. After crossing this enormous slope, the train travels across a sea of seemingly never-ending pastures and lost villages immune to the passage of time.

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Km 159 / 4,335 masl

Km. 281 — The train travels through Juliaca, a commercial and railway hub with nearly 150,000 inhabitants, whose boisterous business sector sometimes seems to spill over onto the rails, over which the train continues on its way among merchants selling cloths and handicrafts.

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Km. 281 — The train travels through Juliaca, a commercial and railway hub with nearly 150,000 inhabitants, whose boisterous business sector sometimes seems to spill over onto the rails, over which the train continues on its way among merchants selling cloths and handicrafts.

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