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December 7, 2023

Traveling on the Andean Explorer Luxury Train in Peru

“The Andean Explorer is unbelievable!
The service, food, decor/quality of the train, people…I could go on and on,
it was beyond anything we have experienced.”
~ R.K., Apopka, FL

Andean ExplorerRunning along one of the world’s highest train routes, the Belmond Andean Explorer is a renowned luxury train in Peru that is a luxurious way to connect private touring in Machu Picchu and Cusco with other favorite destinations, such as Arequipa and Lake Titicaca.

The Andean Explorer whisks travelers through the spectacular landscapes of the Andes. The train features exquisite craftsmanship, world-class Peruvian cuisine, and stylish en-suite cabins with vibrant local textiles and stunning panoramic views, offering travelers an incredibly unique, immersive travel experience in Peru.

Artisans of Leisure can incorporate one- or two-night journeys on the Andean Explorer into any of our customized luxury Peru tours.

Itineraries on the Andean Explorer include overnight journeys from Cusco across the altiplano to beautiful Lake Titicaca. Located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, it’s the highest navigable body of water in the world and one of the deepest lakes in South America.

We arrange private cultural and scenic touring around Lake Titicaca, including taking our travelers out on the turquoise waters in a traditional boat to visit the floating Uros Islands and meet local weavers and crafts artisans.

Another option is to continue onboard the Andean Explorer for an additional night to Arequipa, a picturesque city and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its colonial-era buildings constructed from white volcanic rock.

Alternatively, we can arrange for travelers to disembark before Arequipa to explore breathtaking Colca Canyon. One of the world’s deepest canyons, Colca Canyon is home to the mighty Andean condor. We also arrange for our travelers to visit local villages, tour pre-Incan ruins,  meet resident alpacas and enjoy scenic and active touring.

Contact us to plan a luxury Peru tour that incorporates traveling on the Belmond Andean Explorer and other highlights of Peru.

Destinations:  Peru, South America

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