Peru has been a mainstay on travelers’ bucket lists for one main reason: Machu Picchu. While the ruins are truly magnificent, there are many other attractions in this vast and diverse country.
Starting in May 2017, visitors to Peru can see and do it all in a shorter span of time thanks to Belmond’s new Luxury Sleeper Train, the Andean Explorer. Take in the stunning vistas of the mountains and lakes from the comfort of a private cabin with en-suite bath. There’s no more romantic way to travel than by train, and this new train provides a lounge car with a baby grand piano, two dining cars with Belmond Hotel chefs, and an open deck observation car – best enjoyed with a cocktail in hand.
The train route is the perfect addition to a Machu Picchu trip. Post-Inca Trail, hop onto the train in Cusco and cruise to Lake Titicaca, the highest altitude navigable lake in the world. After stopping to explore the green valleys and traditional villages of Colca Canyon, continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Arequipa, a historic city surrounded by 3 volcanoes.
In a time when we are so mired with commitments that vacation seems to be a foreign word, take the time to fully relax and enjoy the beautiful country of Peru from the train tracks.