The Belmond Andean Explorer

On top of the world with the Belmond Andean Express

How would it feel travelling on one of the highest rail routes in the world whilst being bathed in luxury? Explore the Andes, Cusco, Lake Titicaca and Arequipa.

Enjoy a restful night in a luxury cabin, and resume your journey in the morning, travelling through UNESCO world heritage sites and incredible scenery.

About this journey

There are four fantastic routes to choose from within an intimate setting of up to 48 guests across a range of bunkbed, double, or twin en-suite cabins inspired by the decoration of traditional Peruvian and Incan culture. Enjoy your journey through the Peruvian Altiplano, the Sumbay Caves, and the world-famous Lake Titicaca.

Meander through the landscapes as you unwind and enjoy a sense of calm on your journey. Partake in chef-cooked meals in one of two dining cars, and relax in the lounge car.

Would you prefer to take in the scenery in breathtaking panoramic detail? The observation car is waiting for you. After an exciting day’s exploring, why not head to the spa car to indulge in treatments designed to transport you to another world?



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Peruvian Highlands

Cusco – Arequipa (3 days)

Andean Plains & Islands of Discover

Arequipa – Cusco (3 days)


  • Double, twin, and bunk-bed room options
  • En suites
  • Floor-length wardrobes


  • All meals included
  • Two dining cars
  • Seasonal dishes inspired by local dishes
  • Fine dining experience
  • Bar services in the lounge car

Other Services

  • Observatory car
  • Spa car
  • Lounge car with a baby grand piano and pianist
  • Casual dress code, although layers are recommended for cooler mornings and evenings in the highlands
  • Oxygen is available both on the train and off off-train excursions
  • Wifi available

Route:  Peruvian Highlands (3 days / 2 nights)

Cusco – Lake Titicaca – Arequipa City

Tour dates:

Every Thursday-Saturday, except for February

Route: Andean Plains and Islands of Discovery (3 days / 2 nights)

Arequipa City – Puno – Cusco

Tour dates: 

Every Saturday-Monday except for February

Route: Spirit of the Water (1 day / 1 night)

Cusco – Puno

Tour dates: 

Every Tuesday except for February

Route: Spirit of the Andes (1 day / 1 night)

Puno – Cusco

Tour dates:

Every Wednesday-Thursday except for February


  • En-suite with washbasin, shower and toilet
  • Double bed
  • Seating area
  • Coat rack
  • Tall wardrobe
  • Shaver socket

Twin bed cabins

  • En-suite with washbasin, shower and toilet
  • Bunk beds with day and night configuration
  • Tall wardrobe
  • Shaver socket

Bunk bed cabins

  • En-suite with washbasin, shower and toilet
  • Twin beds with day and night configuration
  • Tall wardrobe
  • Shaver socket