bel­mond an­dean ex­plorer

Peru

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the jour­ney It’s called the ex­plorer for a rea­son, with the train’s route be­ing one of the high­est in the world. start­ing in Cusco, the cap­i­tal of the an­cient Inca em­pire, it trav­els across the an­dean plains to the city of are­quipa. the at­trac­tion What time on board lacks in du­ra­tion (be­tween one or two nights) it makes up for in In­sta­gram-ready glory, from the nat­u­ral splen­dour of Lake Tit­i­caca to the vol­canic ‘White City’ of are­quipa. on board The ex­plorer also has the dis­tinc­tion of be­ing south amer­ica’s first lux­ury sleeper. Its en-suite cab­ins come equipped with all the usual trap­pings, with some un­ex­pected ex­tras such as the train’s Pi­ano Bar Car, where a grand pi­ano pro­vides the per­fect sound­track to awestruck win­dow gaz­ing. 8 bel­mond.com/trains

a lux­ury cabin on board the ex­plorer

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