Andean Explorer

Andean Explorer

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Belmond Andean Explorer was only launched in 2017 but has already become one of the world’s most iconic rail journeys.

Travelling through the high-altitude altiplano of the Peruvian Andes, the route operates along one of the planet’s highest rail tracks, affording breathtaking scenery along the way. Snaking through mountain passes, the train links the country’s magnificent natural wonders and ancient Inca sights in one easy journey, ideal for those who enjoy the romance of rail, and the finer things in life.

You will chug serenely from the mystical city of Cusco, capital of the former Inca Empire, speed across the never-ending Andean plains to the whitewashed city of Arequipa, glide past the reed-dappled waters of Lake Titicaca, and marvel at the unfathomable depths of Colca Canyon. The one- and two-night discovery journeys, also available in reverse, offer more than a glimpse into life in this unparalleled land, with immersive tours each day showcasing the hidden gems of this fascinating country.

Andean Explorer Lifestyle

Train Features

2691 Guests



1173 Crew Members



Entered Service


Entered Service

17 Decks



30 Accessible Cabins


Accessible Cabins

Life on Board the Andean Explorer

From exquisite fine dining, sophisticated lounges, and a sumptuous spa, spend your days on board doing as much or as little as you like.

Food & Drink

Take your seat for a world-class feast in the train’s two beautiful dining carriages. As well as delectable lunches and evening feasts, you’ll also enjoy mouth-watering breakfasts to fuel your daily adventures. Sample the full spectrum of Peruvian flavours from the acclaimed onboard chefs including ceviche and Lomo Saltado, against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery.

  • Llama
  • Muña

Bars & Lounges*

Lounge Car

A great place to spend time with fellow passengers is in the Lounge Car. Named after the Maca root, it sports an elegant grand piano and entices guests in with the promise of live music and an occasional sing-along. Savour a delicious, blended cocktail, relax on comfortable grey tweed sofas and swap stories with friends old and new.

Observation Bar Car

The open deck observation car is the perfect place to breathe in the crisp evening air and drink in the majestic views of the La Raya Mountain range. Let the world pass you by as you sip on an authentic pisco sour and witness the tranquil surroundings of the landscape.

Cabins & Suites

The train houses its 70 passengers in 35 en suite cabins and exude an Art Nouveau style reminiscent of the 1930s.

Bunk Bed Cabins

Evoke the glamour of the Golden Age of rail travel in a Bunk cabin, with two single beds arranged in an upper and lower berth configuration, which is transformed into a banquette during the day.

  • Tall wardrobe for storage
  • En suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC
  • 24/7 call buttons
  • Air conditioning
  • Adapters
  • Robe and slippers
  • 220v electrical outlets
  • Tactile fabrics like alpaca wool and leather

Curated by Imagine

At Imagine Holidays, we expertly curate unique and immersive experiences to create once-in-a-lifetime holidays that you’ll remember forever, paired with Andean Explorer rail journeys.

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Andean Explorer FAQs

Where does the Andean Explorer route begin and end?

The Andean Explorer offers four itineraries with different embark and disembark points:

Peruvian Highlands – Cusco – Puno – Arequipa

Andean Plains and Islands of Discovery – Arequipa – Puno – Cusco

Spirit of the Water – Cusco – Puno

Spirit of the Andes – Puno – Cusco

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