The journey from Puno to Cusco is made aboard the deluxe classic Andean Explorer that travels along one of the highest and most beautiful train routes in the world, across the high Andean Altiplano. The luxury train features an observation car with open-air deck, a lounge car with comfortable seating and bar and two dining cars where gourmet seasonal dishes are served, made using locally-sourced ingredients from the Peruvian Andes. The train carries up to 48 passengers. There are four types of cabin - Deluxe double, Junior double, Twin bed and Bunk bed, all with private bathrooms and showers.
The Belmond Andean Explorer departs from Puno at 11:00 am. As Lake Titicaca fades into the distance, settle into the Observation Car to gaze out across the Altiplano, the highest plains of the Andes, or maybe breathe in the crisp Andean air from the open deck as you travel through the ever-changing landscapes towards Cusco. Lunch is taken in the elegant dining carriages.
The train continues towards La Raya that marks the border between the Cusco and Puno regions. It is the highest point on the route at just over 4,300 metres, with spectacular views of the Andes.
Relax over afternoon tea as you absorb the spectacular scenery and watch the landscape changing colours with the setting sun. Dinner is taken on board, as the train continues towards Cusco, arriving in the Cusco region at night.