Travel and discover Peru through one of the highest railway routes in the world.
The historical places of interest of the city of the mountains, the high peaks and the cities of ancient colonial and Inca history, can now do it aboard the Andean Explorer of Belmond.
Being the first luxury train in South America where you can sleep on board, El Belmond allows you to travel and observe the Peruvian landscapes in a unique way. You can enjoy wide views of the Andes and even have a private tour in one of the highest navigable lakes, Lake Titicaca.
The train travels along one of the highest rail routes in the world, reaching an altitude of 16,000 feet, which provides an unusual perspective of the region’s resplendent lakes, snow-capped peaks, alpacas and llamas from the large windows panoramic or from the outdoor observation car.
With a space to transport 48 passengers, on board you can also find a lounge car with a piano, a library, two restaurants where you can taste authentic Peruvian food and even a store where you can buy handmade gifts.
Regarding the design of the train, it reflects the Peruvian culture with vibrant colors. Engineer Moore highlights “I wanted to connect the interior with the location and turn it into a holistic journey of discovery.” The colors and textures are inspired by nature, soft tones of ivory alpaca, Andean gray, woven textures and crafts “
Guests can choose from a variety of one and two-night itineraries that travel through cities such as Cuzco, the entrance to the Lost City of the Incas, and Arequipa, which is called the Ciudad Blanca, this link opens in a new tab due to its brightness. Lye-shaped constructions made of volcanic stone.
On the way, you will also see the Colca Canyon (one of the deepest canyons in the world), the Sumbay Caves with some 500 ancient paintings that date back thousands of years, port cities such as Puno and natural places such as the Sierra de la Stripe.
Finally, all travelers aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer will be treated as a VIP. Ultra-luxurious experiences include a private tour of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca and lunch on a private beach where you can admire the peaks of La Paz, Bolivia, dotted with glaciers.
Prices for a one-night itinerary are $ 480 per person, based on double occupancy.
Source: Travel and Leisure
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