Andean Explorer, A Belmond Train, Peru
The Andean Explorer is a luxurious and unique rail experience that takes guests on a journey through Peru. It has become one of the world's most acclaimed trains, and for a good reason: it offers an exceptionally comfortable ride along with spectacular views of the Peruvian landscape.
The Andean Explorer is part of Belmond Trains, which is a collection of high-end trains offering journeys of discovery aboard classic trains around the world. These journeys provide guests with an opportunity to explore some of the world's most remarkable destinations with utmost luxury and style.
Belmond Trains was born out of Belmond's long-standing commitment to preserving and celebrating historic train travel that began in 1976 with the launch of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express. This iconic train provided travel across Europe, connecting major cities such as London, Paris, and Vienna, creating unforgettable memories along its starlit nighttime routes.
In 2017, Belmond Trains expanded to include South America with the launch of the Andean Explorer in Peru. From this small seed grew a big dream – to bring together passionate visitors and experienced staff to create extraordinary journeys in total comfort. The resulting rail journey has become one of Peru's most celebrated experiences and has won numerous awards since its debut.
The cuisine served aboard The Andean Explorer is renowned for its exceptional flavor and presentation. Each meal begins with a selection from a variety of starters, including ceviche – Peru's signature seafood dish – or tuna tartare infused with ginger dressing. Mains range from a steak cooked to perfection with rosemary butter sauce to succulent grilled fish accompanied by roasted Peruvian chili peppers filled with cheese. For dessert, indulge in haut chocolat caramels topped off by creamy ice cream or cheese fondue swiftly delivered to your table by attentive waiters dressed in traditional clothing from the Cusco region—a wonderful way to end each meal!
The train features six carriages fitted out with marquetry panels depicting symbols from ancient Incan culture; richly upholstered armchairs; a bar car where you can enjoy cocktails or afternoon tea; a lounge car complete with pianists playing classical music throughout your journey; and an observation car at the back where you can take in views over sweeping landscapes as far as Lake Titicaca—all providing continuous luxury throughout your voyage! Every room also comes equipped with state-of-the-art amenities like Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV sets, USB ports for charging devices, iPod docks, etc., making it easy for travelers to stay connected on their trip.
The Andean Explorer operates four different routes:
Lima–Cusco–Puno–Lake Titicaca route
Puno–Lake Titicaca route
On these routes, travelers experience mesmerizing mountain peaks covered by lush vegetation and dazzling snowcaps, captivating colonial towns full of fascinating stories and sites, including floating islands built by hand using local reeds on Lake Titicaca—and much more!
These extraordinary experiences make taking The Andean Explorer an enchanting way to discover one's sense of adventure while enjoying the highest level of comfort possible!
The Luxury of LuxRally Travel, a Belmond Benefits Partner
Travel has never been more exciting than with LuxRally, an official travel partner of Belmond Hotels. With their exclusive partnership, you can enjoy a range of benefits and amenities that will make your experience even more luxurious. From free breakfast for two daily to complimentary Wi-Fi in-room and a $100 credit per stay for use at spas or restaurants, LuxRally has it all. The icing on the cake? Early check-in and late check-out when available, as well as a welcome amenity and VIP service. Book your next Belmond Hotel, Train, or cruise experience today with LuxRally - you won't regret it!