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THE ONLY LUXURY SLEEPER TRAIN IN SOUTH AMERICA

The best way to travel the incredible route from Cusco to Puno and visit Lake Titicaca, with unrivaled service at your beck and call, is aboard the Andean Explorer.

Board South America’s only luxury sleeper train and experience an unparalleled journey across the Andean highlands. Travel in unparalleled style between Cusco, Puno and Arequipa on one or two night routes and enjoy spectacular sights and places such as Lake Titicaca and the Sumbay Caves. On board, every detail is a representation of the beautiful landscapes through which the train travels, from subtle touches of Peruvian motifs to textiles handmade by local communities. Enjoy local culinary specialities in our dining cars, delicious cocktails in the bar car and special treatments in our spa car.

Experiences on board

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Overnight during your journey
This luxury train operates overnight, offering the opportunity to enjoy one- or two-night journeys through Peru's most spectacular landscapes.
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Stunning Views Along the Way
The journey departs from Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, and crosses the vast Andean plains to reach Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. The train then arrives in Arequipa, a city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Accommodation
The cabins are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, from built-in oxygen to assist with acclimatization to a private bathroom with a shower. The cabin design, featuring traditional Peruvian elements, creates a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
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Dining
Passengers can indulge in a wide variety of dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Chefs combine traditional flavors with modern techniques to create an unforgettable culinary experience.
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Relaxation Onboard
Passengers can enjoy a range of exclusive treatments designed to reduce stress and improve well-being. The spa car is a perfect way to pamper yourself and enjoy a moment of relaxation. Additional charge applies.
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Tours in Southern Peru
Depending on the type of journey you choose, you can enjoy a visit to the Uros Floating Islands, a tour of the Sumbay Caves, or the opportunity to stargaze and observe constellations, a fascinating activity that allows you to appreciate the beauty of the universe.
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Amenities
• Restrooms
• Air conditioning and heating
• Power outlets
• The best air sanitization system thanks to HEPA filters.

Train interior

  • En-suite cabins with double bed
  • Sitting area (2 seats)
  • Wardrobe
  • Private bathroon with a washbasin, shower and toilet
  • Mirror in front of the washbasin
  • Coat rack
  • 110v/220v shaver socket outlet
  • Total area of each compartment: 13.1 m2
  • En-suite cabins with day and night configuration, all lower level
  • 2 single beds, side by side in night position
  • 1 banquette and 1 seat in day position
  • Wardrobe
  • Shower, washbasin, WC
  • 110v/220v shaver socket outlet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Total area of each compartment: 7.4 m2
  • Smaller en-suite cabins with a bunk bed with day and night configuration
  • 2 single beds (upper and lower berth) in night position
  • 1 banquette in day position
  • Wardrobe
  • Shower, washbasin, WC
  • 110v/220v shaver socket outlet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Total area of each compartment:5.5 m2
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Cars

  • Gather together new-found friends and take a seat in the Piano Bar Car. A medium grand piano sets the musical tone as you discuss your day’s adventures. With a refreshing cocktail in hand and sensational passing scenery as a backdrop, it’s the ideal spot to weave together your own spellbinding story.
  • Fresh, colourful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients are served in the two elegant dining carriages. Menus are skilfully designed by our chefs from Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel..
  • Unwind in our sumptuous Picaflor Spa Car and enjoy luxurious treatments as you glide through spectacular Andean landscapes. Choose from an exceptional menu of therapies specially selected to enhance your Peruvian experience with natural Andean ingredients. To make an appointment, simply speak to any member of the onboard crew.. Download brochure
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  • The Observation Car is the ultimate spot to unwind and let the world pass you by. Make new friends and enjoy the enchanting views while sipping on a Pisco Sour from the bar. Breathe in the fresh Andean air from the open deck as the train meanders through breathtaking landscapes..
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Stations for boarding the train

Wánchaq Station (Cusco)

Located in the heart of the city of Cusco, a 15-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas. From this station you can also take the bus in the Bimodal bus service (bus + train) for Machu Picchu Pueblo. For more information click here

 

  • Address: Av. Pachacútec s/n, District of Wánchaq, Cusco.

Puno Muelle Station (Puno)
With a majesty all around, this station is one where you will disembark to get to know a bit of the city and also to continue your route by train.
  • Address: Jr. The Port s/n, Puno Muelle Station (Km. 351.70 Arequipa – Puno railway line), Puno.
Arequipa Station (Arequipa)
The White City welcomes you when you cross the Arequipa station. A very warm climate and beautiful streets that will make your trip the most beautiful experience.
  • Address: Av. Tacna y Arica 200, Arequipa, Perú

Route

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Journeys

Cusco – Puno – Arequipa: 3 Days, 2 Nights (Departure every Thursday)

Embark on the ultimate Peruvian escape and journey from Cusco to Arequipa in style, visiting charming Puno and the majestic Lake Titicaca. Tours each day let uncover the hidden gems of this fascinating land.

Day 1 – Thursday
10:00 Check-in 
11:00 Train departure from Cusco
12:30 Lunch on board
14:00 Visit to Raqchi Archaeological site
15:45 Afternoon tea in the bar car
17:20 Arrival at la Raya
19:00 Cocktails and canapes at the Piano bar
19:30 Dinner on board
22:00 Arrival at the Titicaca Lake Station – Puno Dock
Overnight at Titicaca Lake Station – Puno
Day 2 – Friday
Sunrise at Titicaca Lake
06:00 Breakfast on board
08:30 Tour of Lake Titicaca – Visit to the floating island of Uros Lunch in Taquile – Visit to the beach of Collata
16:00 Afternoon Tea Time
16:50 Departure to Saracocha
19:00 Cocktails and canapés at the Piano bar car
19:30 Dinner on board
21:15 Arrival at Saracocha
Observation of stars and constellations (subject to weather conditions)
Overnight at Saracocha
Day 3 – Saturday
Sunrise at Saracocha
06:00 Breakfast on board
09:50 Tour to the Sumbay Caves
11:30 Stop at Km 93: Disembark of guests going independently to Colca Canyon (not included in the train ticket)
12:30 Lunch on board
15:30 Arrival to Arequipa. An optional guided transfer to the airport is available; enjoy the views as you travel to the airport. Please note that this is an included service arriving at Arequipa Rodriguez Ballon International Airport at 18:00 hours.
 
Arequipa – Puno – Cusco: 2 Days, 2 Nights (Departure every Saturday) This itinerary applies only to 2024

Travel from Arequipa to Cusco in unforgettable style. Savour the unforgettable indulgence of the Andean Explorer train as you are whisked through Peru’s most spectacular destinations, including the spellbinding Lake Titicaca.

DAY 1 – SATURDAY
19:00 Check-in at Arequipa Station
20:00 Departure from Arequipa
20:45 Dinner on board
DAY 2 – SUNDAY
06:00 Breakfast on board
09:00 Tour of Lake Titicaca – Visit to the floating island of Uros Lunch in Taquile – Visit to the beach of Collata
16:00 Afternoon Tea Time
16:50 Departure to Maranganí
19:00 Cocktails and canapés on board
19:30 Dinner on board
22:40 Arrival at Maranganí
Overnight at Maranganí
DAY 3 – MONDAY
06:00 Breakfast on board
08:30 Departure to Cusco
11:30 Brunch at the bar car
13:15 Arrival at Cusco – Wanchaq Station
Cusco – Puno: 1 Day, 1 Night (Departure every Tuesday)

Be swept up in the beauty of Lake Titicaca, the stunning final destination as you travel from Cusco to Puno. Train journeys aboard the Andean Explorer promise countless memories to treasure.

DAY 1 – TUESDAY
10:00 Check-in 
11:00 Departure from Cusco
12:30 Lunch on board
14:00 Visit to Raqchi Archaeological site
15:45 Afternoon tea in the bar car
17:20 Arrival at La Raya
19:00 Cocktails and canapés at the Piano bar car
19:30 Dinner on board
22:00 Arrival at Lake Titicaca station – Puno Dock
Overnight at Titicaca Lake Station – Puno
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY
Sunrise at Titicaca Lake
06:00 Breakfast on board
08:30 Check out at Titicaca Lake Station – Puno
Puno – Cusco: 1 Day, 1 Night (Departure every Wednesday)

Discover the Spirit of the Andes as you journey aboard this luxury train from Puno to Cusco. Let yourself be enchanted by some of South America’s most beautiful scenery as you travel along one of the highest train routes in the world.

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY
11:00 Check-in at Puno´s hangar
Departure from Puno – Titicaca Lake Station
13:30 Lunch on board
16:30 Bar and cooking classes
Arrival at la Raya
19:00 Cocktails on board
19:30 Dinner on board
Arrival at Cusipata
Overnight at Cusipata
DAY 2 – THURSDAY
05:30 Departure from Cusipata
06:00 Breakfast on board
07:30 Arrival at Cusco – Wanchaq Station

NOTE: All tours are led by a professional guide. Schedules may vary in case of operational problems. The train does not run in February.

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