Launched last month, Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports up to 48 passengers through Peru in the most sophisticated way possible. The elegant carriages take guests through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world; offering vast, uninterrupted views of snow-capped mountains, enormous skies, majestic lakes and herds of alpacas, llamas and vicunas grazing on the altiplano.
Created by Muza Lab, the interior designs of Belmond Andean Explorer, embody Peruvian culture, mixing vibrant colors with natural tones and large picture windows offer the perfect vantage point of the ever-changing scenery as the train wends through the Andes. The style of 16 carriages is defined by a refined, pared-back aesthetic complemented with beautifully crafted furnishings, timber floors, linen roman blinds and colorful woven textiles. The exterior of carriages features glossy blue livery, a nod to Belmond’s 50/50 partnership with PeruRail, whose day train locomotives are also vibrant blue.
The luxury train features private, en-suite sleeper cars with double, twin or bunk beds, along with the observation, piano, spa and two dining cars. The observation car with an outdoor terrace is the social hub of the train by night; a place to enjoy a pisco sour and dance to live Latin music. There, guests can enjoy a tipple from the bar and unwind on cosy sofas to soak up the view. The indoor social hub, the elegant Piano Bar Car, features bar too.
Belmond Andean Explorer has been designed with all the lavish amenities guests expect from a luxury travel experience. The Picaflor Cars, named after the local hummingbird, are home to the spa’s three treatment rooms. There are two Dining Cars. The atmosphere transitions from the more casual feel of the breakfast service into a refined, fine-dining ambiance for the evening meal. Pale shades of taupe and cream enhance the cars’ open spaciousness, while divider screens between seating groups are refreshed with white macramé that replaced inset timber panels.
Stepping off the train, experiences include a private tour of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable water in the world, and lunch on a private beach with views across to the glacial peaks of La Paz, Bolivia, truly one of the most exceptional locations on earth.
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