South America’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer, is scheduled to launch May, 2017.
Running along one of the world’s highest rail routes, traversing the Peruvian Andes from Cusco to Lake Titicaca and Arequipa, the new luxury train will explore natural wonders and ancient kingdoms on one- and two-night journeys.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon, then continue towards the city center of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The reverse itinerary, from Arequipa to Cusco, also will be possible, Belmond says.
Travelers should be aware that journey involves high altitudes. Bottled oxygen will be available if needed.