The Belmond Andean Explorer Train is a luxury hotel on wheels, with the most picturesque views in the world
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Everyone has heard about five-star hotels, and many have even been able to experience their high level of service and comfort. But a five-star train hotel is exotic even for seasoned tourists. Belmond Andean Explorer is a unique train with VIP-class cars, which you do not want to leave at the end of the trip.
The luxury Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train runs between the Peruvian cities of Arequipa and Cusco.
However, it is not intended for business and private trips — the hotel train performs the function of an excursion transport, allowing tourists to get acquainted with Peru and not worry about food and lodging.
The Belmond Andean Explorer bedrooms are very cozy
There are no two identical numbers on the train
The restaurant car of a five-star train can compete with the restaurants of the best hotels
And besides delicious food, you can also enjoy a wonderful view
Depending on the travel program, the trip takes 2 or 3 days — the train stops near the most important sights of Peru, where fascinating excursions are conducted for its passengers. The route includes such places of worship for every guest of the country as Machu pIcchu, Colca Canyon, the ruins of ancient Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the ancient part of Arequipa with a unique colonial building.
Ruins of Machu Picchu
Also on the way, passengers can admire the incredible mountain scenery of the Andes and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Railway tracks pass through valleys, tunnels, cross mountain streams on dizzying bridges and cling to rocks over kilometer-long precipices. The maximum height to which the train ascends is 4800 meters above sea level!
Part of the way passes along the ocean bays that cut the coast of the country
Majestic peaks of the Andes, where the snow never melts
High - altitude desert
The train itself is no less interesting than its route. There are only 24 rooms for 48 passengers in the Belmond Andean Explorer cars, but these are perhaps the most luxurious passenger seats that a mere mortal can afford. There is an excellent restaurant in the train, where you can order collectible wines, oysters, lobsters or a steak made of marbled beef.
Belmond Andean Explorer staff are high-class professionals
But guests of the Belmond Andean Explorer do not have to leave their spacious compartment rooms — there is a bell next to each bed of the train, calling the butler. Meals will be delivered directly to the room at any time of the day or night.
Entertainment is also not forgotten - in addition to modern benefits of civilization, such as wireless Internet and satellite TV, live music, performances of artists of different genres, as well as cocktail hours in the common lounge are at the service of travelers.
A train lounge where you can sit with friends and share your impressions over a cocktail
The windows of the cars provide an excellent overview, but especially demanding tourists can go out to the open area of the last car, from where breathtaking mountain panoramas open under the bottomless Peruvian sky.
It is worth adding that a tour in a luxury train is not a cheap pleasure. One day of an all-inclusive trip costs each passenger at least $460.