Savour the stunning landscapes of the Peruvian Andes in South America’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer (fares from $642 per person per night; belmond.com). Believed to be one of the highest train journeys in the world, the new train will traverse the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa, giving you a glimpse of ancient Inca kingdoms and delightful Andean views.
Once the train launches in May 2017, Belmond will offer a selection of four itineraries ranging from one to three days. One of the itineraries, ‘Peruvian Highlands’, will take you on a 2N/3D journey from Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire and across the highest Andean plains, reaching a height of 4,800m, to Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru and surrounded by three volcanoes.
Designed by Inge Moore of The Gallery HBA, the interiors of the train are inspired by Peruvian fabrics and it will accommodate up to 68 guests and it even has an open-air observation deck to better enjoy the dramatic views of the Peruvian terrain. The Andean Explorer will be Belmond’s 8 th luxury train.