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Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru

South America Rail Journeys

Spectacular routes through the high Andes

South America luxury rail journeys


Cutting across the continent's Andes backbone, South America is blessed with several classic rail journeys that really make the most of the spectacular mountain landscapes.

In Peru, skip the Inca Trail and instead take the train to Machu Picchu on board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, which travels regularly from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, the jumping off point for the legendary Inca ruins.

Alternatively, board the Andean Explorer to journey from Puno and the shore of Lake Titicaca to Cusco and see rural life and traditional villages on the high altiplano that aren't connected to the outside world by road.

In Ecuador, travel from the coastal city of Guayaquil east through changing landscapes and into the Andes to arrive at Riobamba. On route a series of spectacular switchbacks help the train negotiate the Devil's Nose (Nariz del Diablo), a rocky promontory that appears unpassable by rail.


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Belmond Andean Explorer

Highlights of Peru by Rail

10-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £6,325 pp incl. flights

Travel in style across the Peruvian Andes, linking Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lake Titicaca by rail, including an unforgettable journey, and overnight stay, on the Belmond Andean Explorer.

Belmond Andean Explorer

Luxury Peru by Rail with Belmond

13-day tailor-made rail journey from £8,870 pp incl. flights

With luxurious accommodation, exclusive tours and a trip aboard the continent’s most luxurious train, this itinerary showcases the very best of Peru, from its Incan treasures to its spectacular natural world.

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