There are some great train journeys all through the world, like the Trans-Siberian which is the longest most famous train journey of all, traveling from Moscow to Vladivostok. Then there the Ghan in Australia, which leaves from Adelaide and travels through the desert of Australia until it reaches Darwin in the north of Australia. Not forgetting the Venice Simplon Express in Europe, this was once the train of royalty. In Asia you have many great train journeys like the Eastern and Oriental Express traveling through South East Asia in five star luxury, The Palace on Wheels in India offers carriages of the former maharajas, delicious food visiting India’s best sites in Jaipur and Jodhpur and of course the Taj Mahal. Mention of trains would not be complete without the Bullet Trains in Japan, passing Mount Fuji on the Tokyo to Kyoto journey. Travel to North America and experience the Canadian that travels through the picturesque Rocky Mountains. In Peru, you must try the Belmond Hiram Bingham train to luxury Machu Picchu; the train is reminiscent of the fabulous 1920 Pullman trains, with five star luxury and delicious food. All of the journeys mentioned are life changing experience but here you will learn about a luxury train journey that you should consider, Luxurious train ride Cusco Puno Peru.
Not many countries in South America offer train travel so in Peru you have the opportunity to experience some of the best train travel in the world. The train from Cusco to Puno is a great way to travel crossing the Andes on the Cusco – Puno – Cusco route and visiting Lake Titicaca is an unforgettable experience all on its own. However, doing it aboard the luxury train will make this a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The train was created to provide passengers with all the luxuries they could want in a trip, while offering them a chance to be at one with nature. The train features an open-air observatory car, allowing you to take in the majestic views while enjoying the typical music and dances of the Peruvian highlands.
The route covered by the train is considered by many travel magazines to be one of the most beautiful in the world, with a trip that lasts ten and a half hours. At the start of the journey, passengers are welcomed at the Wanchaq Station (Cusco) or the Puno Station, where local musicians will provide background music as you board the train. Once aboard, you can enjoy the two dining cars decorated in the style of the Pullman cars of the 1920s. In addition, during the trip, you will have the finest in gourmet food. The Peru Rail Titicaca train runs to and from Puno every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The other option for a Luxurious train ride Cusco Puno Peru and new to the travel market is the Belmond Andean Explorer. The train is South America’s first luxury train that combines genuine daytime getaways with sleeping accommodations at night, all while traveling through the Peruvian Andes. The Belmond Andean Explorer train travels along one of the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on its way from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Arequipa, on one and two-night trips.
The train features a Piano Bar Car; a grand piano sets the musical tone as you discuss your day’s adventures. With a refreshing cocktail in hand and the passing scenery as a backdrop, the best way to travel through the Andes.
The Belmond Andean Explore has cabins to suit with Deluxe Double Bed Cabins, Junior Double Bed Cabins, Twin Bed Cabins and Bunk Bed Cabins you will pass the journey in the ultimate in luxury. The train leaves Cusco every Thursday.
You will not want to miss all the exciting attractions that Peru has to offer, from Lima and its internationally renowned food to the Jungle with all its natural wonders. Take a luxury River cruise in Iquitos in the north of Peru and see some local communities and experience the mighty Amazon River for yourself. However, no trip to South America or Peru would be complete without a trip to Machu Picchu the Inca Citadel located high in the Andes Mountain range. There are many things to do in Machu Picchu from visiting the ruins to the many walks that are on offer at the site. On a tour in Machu Picchu you will learn when was Machu Picchu discovered and who discovered it and be able to take some great pictures to remember your experience.
There is much luxury accommodation on offer all over Peru to complement your luxury train to Puno; many are housed within refurbished Spanish Colonial buildings for an extra touch of authenticity. Many feature collections of artworks to see.
Combine your luxury train journeys in Peru with luxury hotels and tours to make a dream holiday of a lifetime, book your South America experience today.