Cusco – Puno – Arequipa
This itinerary begins with a luxurious train journey on the Andean Explorer from Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, to Puno. Guests will enjoy refined Andean cuisine and breathtaking views of the La Raya mountain range.
The second day features a traditional boat tour of the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca, followed by a visit to Laguna Saracocha for a night’s stay. On day three, guests can witness the sunrise over Lago Lagunillas before exploring the fascinating Sumbay Caves. The journey concludes in Arequipa, with the option to continue on to the Colca Canyon.
Welcome to Andean Explorer!
Please meet your Swifts Travel representative in the lobby at the agreed time for your private transfer to Wanchaq Train Station, where your scheduled travel awaits.
Board the Andean Explorer in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Get comfortable and relax in your luxury cabin as the train begins its journey southeast to Puno. Enjoy your first onboard lunch in one of the elegant dining cars. Refined Andean specialties are served with a contemporary touch. Take in the sensational La Raya mountain range at one of our stops before getting ready for an elegant dinner onboard.
Afterwards, you can head to the bar car and chat with your fellow travelers as the train continues its journey to Lake Titicaca, where it will remain parked overnight.
Meals included: — /Lunch / Dinner
Day 2: PUNO / AREQUIPA
Wake up early to be dazzled by the stunning sunrise over Lake Titicaca, followed by a delicious onboard breakfast. Today’s tour explores the eclectic beauty and rich biodiversity of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, which also houses several islands. You will take the traditional boat ride to the islands of the Uros, extraordinary artificial islands created from carefully woven reeds that are constantly renewed.
Have lunch onboard before heading to the Saracocha lagoon. On the way, enjoy some cocktails and canapés onboard. Arrive at Saracocha where we will spend the night and enjoy a wonderful dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast /Lunch / Dinner
Day 3: AREQUIPA
Watch the sunrise surrounded by the impressive landscape of Lake Lagunillas and then enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then visit the Sumbay caves, home to fascinating cave paintings estimated to be over 8000 years old. Return for lunch as the train continues its journey to Arequipa. Here we say goodbye before your disembarkation, either for a panoramic tour of the city or for your transfer to the airport.
Please note: You can choose to leave the train early in Cañahuas and continue your journey to explore the Colca Canyon. In this wide area of impressive beauty and one of the deepest canyons in the world, you will see countless examples of Inca and pre-Inca architecture along with alpacas, eagles and the imposing Andean Condor. Additional terms apply.
Meals included: Breakfast /Lunch / —
Join a group: ask about our fixed departure.
** Holidays surcharge applies on Jan 01, May 01, Jul 28, and Dec 25 **
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