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Peru: A Belmond Andean Explorer Rail Journey

Private Travel | Rail journeys 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £3495

Explore Peru's many wonders in ultimate style and comfort aboard South America's only luxury sleeper train. Begin the tour with explorations of Lima and the spectacular Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before boarding the Belmond Andean Explorer train. This magnificent rail journey traverses the Andes from Cuzco, the former capital of the Inca empire, to the shores of Lake Titicaca and on to the 'White City' of Arequipa, offering a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay overnight at Machu Picchu
  • Opulent sleeper train journey across the Andes
  • Explore the islands of Lake Titicaca & meet the people who inhabit them
  • Stay in luxurious & characterful accommodation
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways and transfer to the boutique Atemporal for an overnight stay. (N)

Day 2: Fly to Cuzco • Sacred Valley

Morning tour of Lima’s colonial centre. Afternoon flight to Cuzco and continue to the Sacred Valley for a 2-night stay at the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, offering superb views of the valley. (B)

Day 3: Sacred Valley

Visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, an astounding feat of construction and ingenuity. Afternoon at leisure or take an optional tour to a local community, the Maras salt flats or the circular terraces at Moray. (B)

Day 4: Machu Picchu

Drive to Ollanta and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu (or upgrade to the Belmond Hiram Bingham train). Tour the spectacular ruins and stay overnight at the Sumaq / Inkaterra Machu Picchu. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Cuzco

Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Return by rail to Cuzco and transfer to the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, for 2 nights. Upgrade to the Belmond Hotel Monasterio from £145. (B)

Day 6: Cuzco

Half-day tour of Cuzco, including the cathedral and the impressive Inca temple of Koricancha. (B)

Day 7: Luxury train to Lake Titicaca

Board the luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer for a 2-night journey to Arequipa via Lake Titicaca. Relax over lunch as you pass high Andean peaks, mountain streams and cultivated terraces. Stop off at the pre-Incan site of Rachi and watch the sun set over La Raya mountain range. Enjoy a carefully designed three-course dinner with local ingredients and overnight in a bunk-bed cabin (upgrades available). (B, L, D)

Day 8: Lake Titicaca • Luxury train to Arequipa

Watch the sun rise over Lake Titicaca before a full-day visit to the floating Uros reed islands and Taquile to discover traditional music and ancient weaving techniques. In the evening, the train continues on its journey. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Arequipa • Fly to Lima

Wake to spellbinding views of Lake Lagunillas. Visit ancient rock paintings, spot vicuñas and soak up spectacular views of volcanoes and altiplano scenery on the final leg to Arequipa. Brief panoramic tour of the ‘White City’ before flying to Lima for a final night at the Atemporal. (B, L)

Days 10-11: Fly to London

Fly to London with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Luxury tour

Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a modern, comfortable hotel in Aguas Calientes. It is conveniently located opposite the bus stop from which the buses to the ruins depart. The rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated in a contemporary style, while maintaining a Peruvian theme. Facilities include a spa, restaurant and bar, as well as a boutique selling traditional local artefacts.

  • Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cuzco
    Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cuzco

    The Palacio del Inka, part of the Libertador Luxury Collection, occupies the 'Casa de los Cuatro Bustos', where Francisco Pizarro once lived, in the historic centre of Cuzco. Dating back nearly five centuries, the impressive hotel retains a mix of both Inca and Spanish colonial architecture. The luxury rooms are spacious and decorated in rich colours with traditional motifs, hand-painted by local artisans. The restaurant serves a combination of international and Peruvian cuisine and overlooks the colonial courtyard. Features: 203 rooms, restaurant, bar, gym, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, iPod dock, bathrobes.

  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is situated in five hectares of cloud forest garden beside the Urubamba river, a five-minute walk from the station at Aguas Calientes. The hotel rooms are spread throughout Andean village-style cottages dotted throughout the gardens, each room offering spacious private bathrooms, phone and large beds. There is a restaurant with views over the river, a cafe & bar and a spa. The beautiful orchid gardens attract a variety of birds and butterflies, creating a tranquil atmosphere, and there is a small organic tea plantation. There are regular buses to the site of Machu Picchu, a journey of 30 minutes. Features: 81 rooms, restaurant, cafe, spa. Room amenities: Safe, en suite bathroom

  • Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
    Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

    The Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba combines contemporary and colonial design with luxurious decor and locally sourced materials. Rooms and public areas all enjoy beautiful views of the Sacred Valley, while the extensive grounds include a vegetable garden, providing ingredients for the gourmet cuisine served in the elegant dining room. Features: 36 rooms & suites, dining room with terrace, bar, spa. Room amenities: Television, iPad, safe, minibar, Wi-Fi.

  • Atemporal

    Atemporal is an intimate boutique property located on a quiet street in trendy Miraflores, near to many of Lima's award-winning restaurants. Set in a beautifully renovated 1940s mansion, it offers nine modern rooms stylishly decorated with artwork and Peruvian artefacts. There is a terrace and small garden for guests to enjoy the homely and relaxed atmosphere, and a complimentary chauffeur service to nearby locations.Features: 9 rooms, 24/7 room service, veranda, garden, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3495 per person

High season from £3595 per person


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All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Lima

    Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...

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  • Machu Picchu

    One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2,380 metres on...

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  • The Sacred Valley

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind either...

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  • Machu Picchu

    One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2,380 metres on...

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  • Cuzco

    Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in South America.

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  • Cuzco

    Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in South America.

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  • Lima

    Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...

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