Belmond: Spirit of the Water
Be swept up in the beauty of Lake Titicaca, the stunning final destination as you travel from Cuzco to Puno. Train journeys aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer promise countless memories to treasure. Belmond Andean Explorer is South America's first luxury sleeper train. It transports just 46 guests through Peru in style. Choose from a selection of one- and two-night itineraries journey between Cuzco, Puno and Arequipa, taking in natural wonders such as Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon en-route. Sister to the celebrated Belmond Hiram Bingham train, your time aboard promises to be every bit as inspiring as your off-board moments of discovery. Inviting, indulgent accommodation and refined Andean cuisine ensure an unforgettable journey. Observatory, Lounge, Spa and two Dining cars are the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.
"I wanted to connect the interior with the location and make it a holistic journey of discovery. The 'journey' starts with the immediate surroundings - a place to calm the senses, enable a new state of 'slow living' and relaxation whilst connecting with nature. Colours and textures are inspired by Peruvian nature - soft Ivory Alpaca tones, Andean slate greys and woven textures and handicrafts - inspirations from the interior designer Inge Moor, The Gallery, London. Accommodation on board consists of 2 deluxe double bed cabins, 6 junior double bed cabins, 11 twin bed cabins and 5 bunk bed cabins - all with their own private facilities.
Day 1 (Tues): Cuzco Board the train in Cuzco, former capital of the Inca Empire, for your 11.00am departure. Settle into your private cabin, and take the time to relax into the indulgent atmosphere of the train. Perhaps head to the Observatory Car, order a classic Pisco Sour, and watch the scenery unfold. Later, take a seat in one of the two sophisticated dining cars for a delicious lunch. Anticipate refined Andean specialties served with contemporary flair. As the afternoon continues, disembark for an excursion to Raqchi. Once a defensive stronghold of the Inca Empire, today the area is a captivating archaeological site brimming with history. Return to the train for afternoon tea as your journey southeast continues. As evening descends, savour a picturesque sunset framed by the majestic La Raya mountains. As the train continues to Lake Titicaca station, enjoy a delicious dinner on board. Complete your evening in the Lounge Car trading stories with your fellow travellers before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Day 2 (Wed) : Lake Titicaca Wake early and take in a spectacular scene as the sun rises across Lake Titicaca. Afterwards breakfast is served on board before disembarking the train after it arrives at 8.00am. Bid the crew farewell and continue with your onward travel arrangements to the airport in Juliaca, onto Bolivia or for an additional cost, tour Lake Titicaca, including the islands of Uros and Taquile.
• One night luxury train journey from Cuzco to Puno (Lake Titicaca) • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner and Afternoon tea • Onboard beverages • Visit to the Inca archaeological site at Raqchi
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions There is a 30% non refundable deposit required to hold a booking.
There is a 30% non refundable deposit required to hold a booking.