hotel and leisure company belmond has launched south america’s first luxury sleeper train, offering passengers a new way to explore some of peru’s idyllic locations. the belmond andean explorer allows travelers to journey across the peruvian andes in complete luxury, with a selection of one- and two-night itineraries available between cusco, puno and arequipa. the journey, which is one of the world’s highest train routes, takes in natural landmarks such as lake titicaca and colca canyon.


all images and video courtesy of belmond

 

 

belmond’s luxury train transports up to 48 passengers and features interiors designed by inge moore of london-based studio muza lab. ‘I wanted to connect the interior with the location and make it a holistic journey of discovery,’ explains moore. ‘the ‘journey’ starts with the immediate surroundings — a place to calm the senses, enable a new state of ‘slow living’ and relaxation whilst connecting with nature. colors and textures are inspired by peruvian nature — soft ivory alpaca tones, andean slate greys and woven textures and handicrafts.’


the belmond andean explorer offers guests uninterrupted views of snow-capped mountains

 

 

the train comprises a number of different carriages, each offering different environments to unwind and relax. the piano bar car includes a medium grand piano, while at the rear of the train, the observation car features an open deck that offers unobstructed views of the surroundings. by night, the car becomes a place to enjoy a pisco sour cocktail and dance to live latin music. dining cars serving authentic peruvian food, as well as an on-board boutique gift shop and library, are also included.


the observation car at the rear of the train features an open deck

 

 

the belmond andean explorer offers guests sweeping views of snow-capped mountains, enormous skies, majestic lakes and herds of alpacas, llamas and vicunas grazing on the altiplano. stepping off the train, experiences include a private tour of the floating islands on lake titicaca, the highest navigable water in the world, and lunch on a private beach with views across to the glacial peaks of la paz, bolivia.


dining cars serve authentic peruvian food


inge moore of london-based studio muza lab fitted out the cars’ interiors


one carriage includes a medium grand piano


a selection of one- and two-night itineraries are available


on-board en-suite bathrooms


passengers can ride aboard south america’s first luxury sleeper train


a range of sleeping options are offered


a bar remains open long into the night

 

 

drone footage of the picturesque route


the journey takes in natural landmarks such as lake titicaca and colca canyon


the belmond andean explorer allows travelers to explore the peruvian andes in complete luxury

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