From 1 May 2023 every Monday until 11 December 2022
8 Days / 7 Nights

Hiram Bingham & Andean Explorer Trains

Trip Synopsis

Come aboard and experience the best of the best train journeys in South America, an eight-day, seven-night magical journey through spectacular mountainous terrain to Peru’s most intriguing Andean traveler destinations, including Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Arequipa. 

The journey begins in downtown Cusco, from which we travel on the Incarail First Class Train to Machu Picchu. This portion of the journey includes ascending zigzags inside Cusco itself as the train gains altitude to reach the station of Porroy. After a private visit to Machu Picchu, we have dinner aboard the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham train on the return journey to Cusco. 

We continue the journey on the luxury sleeper train Belmond Andean Explorer, among the most luxurious and spectacular train journeys in the world. The Andean Explorer Train carries us through the mountains to Puno, a town located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, where we visit the Floating Islands of the Uros and the Taquile Islands.

The last leg of our journey takes us to Arequipa, Peru’s second-largest city. The Andean Explorer Train is the only passenger train that travels the railroad from Puno to Arequipa. In Arequipa, we end our luxury train adventure with a tour of the city.  

Quite simply, it’s the ultimate Peru train adventure! But don’t just take our word for it: this Andean train tour is something you need to experience for yourself!

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Summary of the Trip

Day 1: Arrival at Cusco (Peru)
Day 2:
Cusco & Surrounding Ruins
Day 3:
Machu Picchu
Day 4:
Andean Explorer Train to Puno
Day 5:
Lake Titicaca
Day 6:
Andean Explorer Train to Arequipa
Day 7:
Day 8:
Departure from Arequipa

Rates & Travel Dates
Upcoming travel date:
From 1 May 2023 every Monday until 11 December 2022
Tour length:
8 Days / 7 Nights
Maximum travellers:
Tour for Individual Travelers
Other planned departure dates:

Pricing based on two persons traveling together and sharing a bedroom in Hotels & Train:
Belmond Andean Explorer:
Bunk Cabin: USD $5'517 per person **
Twin Cabin: USD $5'768 per person **
Suite Cabin: USD $6'082 per person **

Single traveler traveling alone:
Belmond Andean Explorer:
Bunk Cabin: USD $8'597 per person **
Twin Cabin: USD $9'037 per person **
Suite Cabin: USD $9'587 per person **

** Rates do not apply to the following holidays: Holy Week, Inti Raymi (the week of June 24), Independence Day celebrations (Week of July 28 and 29), November 1, Christmas and New Years (December 23 – 31 and January 1), and any long weekend that these holidays may generate. Please contact us for a quote if you plan to travel during these periods.

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When you book any 2022 journey, enjoy flexible payment terms with no change fees on your tour cost. For all 2022 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days before departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

If your 2022 plans do change due to COVID any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Rail South America journey of your choice.
Be assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Rail South America cannot operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2022 or 2023 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey. And if you decide that the time is not right for you to travel, we’ll refund your full tour cost.

Please Note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021/22 journeys only; deposit must be made at the time of booking.

Price Includes:
  • All services mentioned in the program,
  • Accommodations
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees, train tickets, and taxes.
  • English-speaking local guides
  • One piece of luggage up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
Price Excludes:
  • Flights to Cusco & out of Arequipa
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel, health and accident insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Tips for local guides and driver


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