Belmond Andean Explorer, a novel way to cross the Andes

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The Belmond Andean Explorer, which will launch in summer 2017, will offer a unique opportunity to cross the Peruvian Andes in style and luxury, on a unique sleeper train


Belmond, famous for its luxurious rail journeys on the iconic Orient Express train from London through Europe, is offering a new product, a luxury sleeper train that will journey on one of the world’s highest railways, crossing the Andes in Peru. The Belmond Andean Explorer, which will launch next year, will offer a unique and extremely sumptuous journey across the Andes, for approximately $467 per night per person. This includes accommodation, meals, drinks and excursions.


The luxury train will transport a maximum of 68 passengers in style and luxury in an atmosphere of elegance that combines classic style and Peruvian vibrance. The Belmond Andean Explorer will feature an observation car with an open-air deck so that passengers can enjoy the spectacular scenery while the train is in motion, travelling past the floating islands of Lake Titicaca and the breathtaking Colca Canyon where condors make their home.


This is the eighth luxury train to be produced by Belmond, and its route traverses the Andes from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Arequipa, reaching an altitude of 15,748 feet, one of the highest railways in the world. The Belmond Andean Explorer will offer guests every luxury that is expected of a mobile five star hotel, with en suite cabins, superb dining opportunities, a fully stocked elegant bar and the open deck for excellent viewing. Passengers will get to choose from a selection of four different journeys and a range of cabins, including suites, double, twin or bunk bed configurations, all with en suite shower and toilet.


The train will boast two dining cars, where chefs from The Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco will serve up superb dishes using locally sourced ingredients from the Peruvian Andes. The lounge car is modern and plush, with cocktail chairs and a baby grand piano for entertainment. Guests can enjoy after dinner cocktails in the observation car while they soak up the stunning views.


The Belmond Andean Explorer was furnished by Inge Moore, Chief Designer at the Gallery HBA, who was inspired by South American textiles and nature. You’ll see plenty of pretty Peruvian fabrics and Alpaca wool in the train’s 34 bedrooms.


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