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Peru Belmond Andean Explorer: Spirit of the Waters Train Journey

2 Days
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From the heart of Incan civilisation to Lake Titicaca, the Belmond lets passengers arrive in style.

In a bygone era, travelling by train was a way of life. Now it can be considered as a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Train travel now offers the ability to take in passing vistas while eating, reading or just relaxing.

Goway’s selection of great train journeys in South America vary from a simple day trip in Ushuaia to the a luxurious journey across the altiplano in Peru to the famed rail journey to Machu Picchu.

The imposing presence of the Andean mountain range makes Latin America home to some of the most exhilarating and spectacular train journeys anywhere in the world. Goway’s selection of great train journeys on 4 continents vary from the simple to the luxurious depending on your style. Most of the journeys include sleeping accommodation, sightseeing and some meals.

This overnight train journey travels from Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, and still a major centre of Peruvian culture today, to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The journey is considered one of the top ten rail trips in the world. Though it weaves through the harsh environment of Peru’s beautiful Altiplano, you’ll enjoy some of the best cuisine and overnight luxury the country has to offer.


At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
2 Days
On request

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Day 1

Cusco to Puno

The Belmond Andean Explorer - South America's first luxury sleeper train - departs Cusco 11:00AM with check in at 10:00AM for the journey across the Altiplano to the shore of Lake Titicaca.

This classic journey, recently voted "one of the top ten railway journeys of the world" cuts across the formidable Peruvian Altiplano, whose high plains are rich with llama herds, green Ibises and mountain villages where life is harsh but the resilient locals keep their communities with pride and good humor. During the journey you will see the changing landscapes among mountains, rolling plains, and the various weathers of the area. En route there is a quick stop at Raqchi Temple. The Inca site at Raqchi was a primary control point on a road system that originated in Cusco and expanded as the Incan empire grew. There is also a stop at La Raya - the highest point on the journey and where you can purchase some local handicrafts. The train arrives into Puno at 11:30PM.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night

Belmond Andean Explorer Train

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    Belmond Andean Explorer Train

    One of the highest train journeys on earth, exploring ancient kingdoms to natural wonders from sunrise to sunset and all through the night. Belmond Andean Explorer takes you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. From Cusco, the ancient capital of the …

    One of the highest train journeys on earth, exploring ancient kingdoms to natural wonders from sunrise to sunset and all through the night. Belmond Andean Explorer takes you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

    From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire - traversing the highest plains of the Andes - to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.


    • Dining Area
    • Lounge
    • Observation Car

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Day 2

Sunrise at Lake Titicaca

Rise to a magnificent sunrise over the scared Lake Titicaca, with breakfast on board before disembarking the train at 8:00AM for your onward travels.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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  • Transfer to train station
  • Train accommodation as indicated
  • Local taxes
  • All meals and drinks on board train
  • Tour to Rachi Temple
  • Welcome bottle of wine courtesy of Goway


  • Accommodation in Cusco on last day
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Visas if required
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified.


The Belmond Andean Explorer train has a capacity of 68 passengers, with 2 dining cars, an observation car, 1 lounge car. Onboard available accommodation are 2 double cabins. 20 twin and 12 bunk cabins. The Belmond Andean Explorer is the most of luxurious way to travel between Cuzco and Lake Titicaca and beyond.

Other train journey options are: 3 day Belmond Andean Explorer - Andean Plains & Islands Arequipa to Cusco via Lake Titicaca, the 3 day Belmond Andean Explorer - Peruvian Highlands Cusco to Arequipa  the 2 day Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Andes Puno to Cusco

Fresh, colorful and seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients from the Peruvian Andes are served in the elegant
dining carriages. Menus are skillfully designed by our chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco.

The place to unwind, meet new friends and enjoy the views whilst sipping a Pisco Sour from the bar. Breathe in the Andean air from the open deck of the Observation Car as the train travels through the ever-changing landscape.

Invite new friends to gather Around the baby grand piano and relax in comfortable seating as majestic vistas drift past outside. Share a lively story from the day’s adventures and enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

6 Dec 2022
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