3 day rail itinerary

Belmond Andean Explorer - Spirit of the Water

Travel along one of the highest train routes in the world with Belmond Andean Explorer. Step aboard this luxury Peru train and explore this breathtaking country in unrivalled style, experience vibrant cities and spellbinding natural wonders. The Belmond Andean Explorer, South America’s first luxury sleeper service, carries up to 48 passenger and offers a choice of four one or two night journeys criss-crossing the magnificent mountain scenery that Peru has to offer. From Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, traverse the highest plains of the Andes before arriving to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca and take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon before continuing towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The 'Spirit of the Water' journey is an overnight journey taking you from Cuzco to Puno taking in tours of Raqchi and La Raya mountian range. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Relaxing in the viewing carriage enjoying the views
  • For the ultimate experience book a deluxe double bed cabin

Sample Itinerary Summary

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2 days
Destination Breakdown
  • 1
  • Lake Titicaca
Group basis, Escorted
  • Included:
  • Luxury accommodation aboard the train
  • All onboard meals and beverages
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Excursions as stated in the itinerary
  • Guides and bus transfers
  • Tour guides who speak English and Spanish
Not included
  • Not included:
  • Flights
  • Additional excursions
  • Visas

Itinerary Breakdown

- 11:00 = Depart from Wanchaq station (Cuzco)
- 12:30 = Lunch on board
- 13:55 = Tour of Raqchi
- 15:30 = Afternoon tea on board
- 17:45 = Tour of La Raya
- 19:00 = Pre-dinner cocktails
- 19:30 = Dinner on board
- 23:30 = Arrival at Puno - Lake Titicaca station
Overnight stay on board at Lake Titicaca station (Puno)

Board the train in Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, and settle into your private cabin taking time to relax into the indulgent atmosphere of the train. Perhaps head to the observation car and order a classic Pisco Sour as you 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. The train continues to Lake Titicaca station, enjoy a delicious dinner on board. Complete your evening in the Lounge Car and trade stories with your fellow travellers before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Belmond Andean Explorer train
Sunrise at Lake Titicaca
- 06:00 = Breakfast on board
- 08:00 = Disembark at Lake Titicaca Station (Puno)

Wake early and take in a spectacular scene as the sun rises across Lake Titicaca. Afterwards breakfast is served on board.

After a wonderful overnight trip, bid the crew farewell and continue with your onward travel arrangements. Alternatively an additional tour of Lake Titicaca, including the islands of Uros and Taquile, can be arranged at an extra supplement.

  • Peru

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Relaxing in the viewing carriage enjoying the views
    • For the ultimate experience book a deluxe double bed cabin
  • Itinerary Highlights

    • Travelling on the most luxurious train in South America
    • Watching the sunrise over Lake Titicaca
    • Pre-dinner cocktails