Belmond Andean Explorer: Andean Plains & Islands of Discovery
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Travel from Arequipa to Cusco in unforgettable style. Savour the unforgettable indulgence of the Belmond Andean Explorer train as you are whisked through Peru’s most spectacular destinations, including the spellbinding Lake Titicaca
Upon arrival, board the train in the Baroque city of Arequipa. Take some time to get comfortable in your cabin and acclimatise to the indulgent atmosphere of the train as you begin your journey towards Puno. Then take your seat in one of the elegant dining cars for your first dinner on board. After dinner, why not head to the bar car and enjoy a cocktail as you get to know your fellow travellers.
The train will depart at 7:00 pm.
Day 2: Lake Titicaca
Rise early for a spellbinding experience as you witness the sunrise across Lake Titicaca. Breakfast is served on board; the perfect set up for a day full of adventure. This afternoon, explore Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. The beautiful lake is home to many diverse islands, each boasting a unique way of life.
First, take a traditional boat to Uros, a man-made island artfully constructed from interwoven reeds which are constantly being replenished. The people who live on the island use the same reeds to create homes, ships and tools. Continue your exploration to Taquile Island, notable for its stunning agricultural terraces. The people here follow a social code that has been barely touched by time, and their handwoven fabrics are regarded as the best in Peru. Enjoy lunch at Collata beach, followed by a performance from local dancers and a demonstration of artisans at work.
Return to the station at the lake for a delicious afternoon tea. Board the train and relax as the journey continues on to Cusco. As evening descends enjoy another tempting dinner in the dining carriage.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.
Day 3: Cusco - Departure
Wake up to a delicious breakfast, accompanied by stunning views as the train sets off from Marangani. Along the way, disembark to visit Raqch’i. Once an important Inca settlement, today this fascinating archaeological site boasts many architectural gems. All too soon, you will arrive at Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire. Bid farewell to your crew and disembark for your onward travel arrangements.
Breakfast & lunch included.
Departs - Weekly (Thursdays)
About the Train
Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that can carry up to 48
passengers. Its observation car, lounge car, spa car and two dining cars
have all been designed down to the smallest detail. It offers four
types of cabins, each one with its own bathroom and shower.
Bunk Bed Cabin
Area size: 5.5m²
Smaller en-suite cabins with over & under bunks
2 single beds
Twin Bed Cabin
Area size: 7.4m²
Larger en-suite cabins with day & night configuration
2 single beds, wardrobe
1 banquette and one seat in day position
Double Bed Cabin
Area size: 13.1m²
Largest en-suite cabins with double bed
Sitting area with desk and two chairs
Tours led be experienced Guide(s)
Meals as specified
What's not included?
Passport, visa and immigration fees
Additional hotel nights
Travel protection plan
Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
Any items not mentioned as included
*The Belmond Andean Explorer departs every Saturday evening at Arequipa train station except in February, where it will be closed for the month.