Belmond Andean Explorer set for 2017 launch in Peru

Belmond has revealed it will launch South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru.

The new train, expected to launch May 2017, is set to travel along one of the highest rail routes on earth traversing the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa, exploring natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one and two night journeys.

Travelling through some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world, Belmond Andean Explorer is designed to connect guests with the abundant nature of the Peruvian Andes.

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Interior designs, by Inge Moore of The Gallery HBA, are inspired by the texture of Peru’s hand-woven fabrics and the soft tones of the Alpaca wool blended with Andean slate greys create a sense of calm enabling guests to unplug, relax and enjoy the journey.

Belmond Andean Explorer accommodates 68 guests in refined, en-suite cabins including two double cabins, 20 twin cabins and 12, bunk bed cabins for two people.

Fresh, seasonal menus, using local ingredients are created by the chefs at Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco and served in the two Dining Cars.

The Observation Car with an open-air deck is the place to enjoy the dramatic views and a refreshing drink whilst the Lounge Car provides a comfortable setting to relax and reflect on the day’s adventures.