A luxurious train ride from Cusco to Puno in Peru

There are some great train journeys all around the world. To mention a few, we have the Ghan in Australia, Venice Simplon in Italy and England, the Eastern and Oriental Express along Asia, the Bullet Trains in Japan, the Luxury Machu Picchu Train and many more… All of these journeys are life-changing experiences, but here, with Cusco Peru Travel, you will learn about a luxury train journey that you should consider during your stay in Peru, the luxurious train ride from Cusco to Puno.

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Not many countries in South America offer train journeys, so in Peru you have the opportunity to experience one of the best train trips in the world. The train from Cusco to Puno is a great way to travel crossing the Andes on the Cusco – Puno route. On that journey, you will visit The Titicaca Lake. It is an unforgettable experience all on its own. However, just this luxury train will make a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure. 

The train was created to provide the passengers with all the commodities that they would have on a trip while offering them a chance to be one with nature. It features with an open-air observatory wagon, allowing you to see the majestic views while enjoying the typical music and dances of the Peruvian highlands.

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 A train ride from Cusco to Puno

The route covered by many travel magazines one of the most beautiful and expensive. The trip that lasts ten and a half hours and the passengers are welcomed at the Wanchaq Station (Cusco) or the Puno Station, where local musicians will provide background music as you board the train

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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 Belmond Andean Explorer

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The other option for a Luxurious train from Cusco to Puno is the Belmond Andean Explorer. This 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.

In addition, the Belmond Andean Explorer train goes through to the highest train routes in the world, crossing through breathtaking cities on the way from Cusco to Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Arequipa. You will have a two-night trip. This train has Deluxe Double Bed Cabins, Junior Double Bed Cabins, Twin Bed Cabins, and Bunk Bed Cabins. Additionally, the train leaves every Thursday.

Also, 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.

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Items that you should carry along your trip

It’s never bad to remind the main items that you should carry on during your trip:

  • Train Tickets
  • Passport or ID
  • Warm Clothes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block
  • Camera
  • Extra cash

Discover Peru

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. You will find everything!

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 archaeological places to the many walks that are on offer at the site… But you may be asking yourself, like many others, when was Machu Picchu discovered? and who discovered it? Guess what! On a tour in Machu Picchu, you will learn all about it and, of course, be able to take some great pictures to remember your experience.

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Some luxury hotels

Finally, there is much luxury accommodation on offer all over Peru to complement your luxury train to Puno, but you can combine it with some luxury hotels in Cusco. Moreover, this city features some of the best hotels in Peru. Just to mention a few:

Belmond Hotels

Try the Belmond Hotels for a true luxury experience. There you will find a variety of colonial paintings, also there you will see more about Inca architecture.

Aranwa Hotel Cusco

Aranwa Hotel in Cusco is a 5 stars boutique hotel. It is a beautiful hotel housed in a Spanish Colonial house.

Peru has many wonders waiting for you to be discovered. Here in Cusco Peru Travel, our speciality is to make your trip an outstanding experience, fill-in this form and let your tailor-made luxury Peru vacation begin.

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