One way to see the extreme landscapes of the Andes is by taking a luxurious train journey. Take in the magnificent scenery as your window is an ever changing gallery while savouring on delicious Andean-inspired cuisine. In today’s blog we take you on a journey on three popular Andean rails
Tren Crucero, Ecuador
The Tren Crucero is an award winning train, a leader in luxury trains in South America. Begin your journey in wonderful Ecuador starting a sea level before ascending 3,600 metres into the Andes. You’ll venture along coastal jungles travelling through cloud forests, the heart-pumping Devil’s Nose while stopping in towns like Bucay, Riobamba and Urbina. To ensure exclusivity and personalised services it carries only 50 passengers inside its colonial or republican themed passenger cars.
Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru
South America’s first luxury sleeper train will take you on board one of the world’s highest train routes. In Peru, the Andean Explorer travels sites such as the Colca Canyon where you can spot flying condors, you’ll marvel at the floating islands in Lake Titicaca before immersing yourself in indigenous and Spanish culture of Cuzco.
Hiram Bingham or Vistadome, Machu Picchu
Experience the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by travelling on board the Vistadome train or the deluxe Hiram Bingham. You’ll depart from Cuzco or the Sacred Valley and head along the Urubamba River. The Hiram Bingham offers a four-course Andean inspired dinner and great live entertainment complementing the spectacular views of Machu Picchu.