The Andean Explorer

Location: Cusco/Puno | Rating: 5 star | Cabins: 24 | Pool: no

Crossing the high Andes aboard a luxury sleeper train, it just does not get betetr than that. Fresh, bold and wild, Belmond Andean Explorer arrives on the horizon in striking style as the first luxury sleeper train in South America. The silky midnight-blue livery of the train’s 16 carriages shimmers against the backdrop of Peru’s lofty landscapes as it soars across the Andean plains.

Breathe in crisp evening air from the train’s open deck with the majestic La Raya mountain range rising into view. The menu is as colourful as the scenery, with seasonal dishes prepared using fresh local ingredients. Connect with fellow guests in the lounge car and sip a pisco sour to the tune of sweet piano melodies. Retreat to the spa car for a reviving Andean ritual and soothing massage. Then retire to your en-suite cabin for a restful night's sleep—tomorrow brings new adventures. Unveil the spirit of Peru with an awe-inspiring escape on Belmond Andean Explorer.

These cozy cabins offer the most authentic sleeper train experience. After a day’s activities, freshen up in a private en suite. Each 5.5m2 cabin features a long banquette that transforms into comfortable upper and lower single berths.

Why we work with them

Because its a train! We love any opportunity to reduce the carbon emissions created by our holidays and travelling by train is a great way to achieve this.

On top of this the owners of the train, Belmond, are deeply respectful of its communities and their surroundings and aim to make a positive contribution to the destinations where they have hotels and trains. All of their hotels, trains and river cruises run initiatives to support the places and people that surround them. Their “Think Global, Act Local” approachincludes; purchasing as much food as possible from sustainable sources, run and support educational programmes, follow sustainable practices to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and to ensure energy efficiency.

Among their many initiatives, the food and beverage operations of the majority of Belmond’s hotels, trains and river cruises are assessed by the UK-based Sustainable Restaurant Association. Belmond is the first global luxury hospitality brand to have undertaken this ongoing third party testing.