Peru Train Journeys

Travel to Peru’s most astounding wonders on board one of PeruRail’s excellent trains. No matter what service you choose, you can expect an unforgettable experience. Featured below are five trains, including the romantic Belmond Hiram Bingham, which is often said to be one of the world’s best rail journeys.

The ultra-luxurious Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train carries passengers in utmost splendour between the former Inca capital of Cusco and the “White City” or Arequipa. The premium Vistadome and comfortable Expedition are both very popular with travellers to Machu Picchu, whilst PeruRail Titicaca provides a day service offering incredible scenic beauty and cultural experiences between Cusco and Puno.

Where to board PeruRail trains

Please contact us to find out exactly where to board your PeruRail train.

PeruRail Train Journey Highlights

  • One of the most convenient and hassle-free ways to travel in Peru
  • Visit destinations including Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and Cusco
  • Choose from various different trains, each unique in charm and character
  • Experience Peruvian hospitality, cuisine and culture on board
  • Enjoy flexibility, value and great service whichever journey you choose

Belmond Hiram Bingham

This exclusive luxury Belmond service with its distinctive blue and gold livery runs between Cusco and Machu Picchu, and is named after the explorer who rediscovered the iconic Inca citadel. Carrying up to 84 passengers, the warm and welcoming carriages feature interiors in the style of elegant 1920s Pullman trains. There are two dining cars, an observation wagon with a bar, as well as kitchen cart.

Belmond Andean Explorer

Literally across the piazza from the Michelangelo is the property’s classy, contemporary sister – the Davinci Hotel and Suites. There are 166 spacious guestrooms at this property featuring a glamorous monochromatic palette, whilst facilities include an infinity pool, wellness spa, restaurant, wine bar and valet service.

The Vistadome

For five-star service and facilities, choose the InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, which offers easy access to the prestigious Sandton City Shopping Mall. Aside from beautifully appointed rooms, amenities include a restaurant, pool and gym.

The Expedition

Guests at this premium hotel enjoy accommodation in 330 quiet and comfortable guestrooms set in tranquil well-established gardens, whilst being mere metres from bustling Nelson Mandela Square. Facilities at this historic country-style property – a local landmark –  include an outdoor pool, gym, restaurant and bar.

PeruRail Titicaca

If your taste runs to sophisticated boutique hotels, look no further than 54 on Bath. In Rosebank, a well-to-do suburb in Johannesburg’s inner north, this ultra-contemporary property features an exclusive champagne bar and 75 guestrooms with espresso machines and feather-top beds enrobed in crisp linens, set in manicured gardens.

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Peru Accommodation

Below are a selection of our preferred hotels, lodges and cruise vessels in Peru. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

The Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado is set beside the rushing Urubamba River close to Inca archaeological sites such as found at Ollantaytambo.

Belmond Miraflores Park

Lima's Belmond Miraflores Park is a small luxury hotel just moments from the many museums and restaurants of the chic Miraflores district.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

The splendid Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only property located at the entrance to Machu Picchu, offering a chance to see the ruins without the crowds.

Country Club Lima Hotel

The Country Club Lima Hotel is one of the city's finest hotels, located in the prestigious residential neighbourhood of San Isidro.

Featured Private Peru Sample Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised Peru experience.

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Peru Tours Overview

Why Peru: Peru is a spectacular destination of ancient Inca ruins, stunning Spanish colonial architecture, snow-covered mountains and lush Amazon jungle teeming with incredible fauna and flora.

When to Go: Peru’s climate varies considerably by region and altitude. The best time for trekking is Jun – Sep, when days are sunny but nights are cold. The Inca trail is closed during the wettest month of February; however you can still visit Machu Picchu by train during this time. As one moves up into the mountains from the coast, night-time temperatures become colder. The eastern slope of the Andes, which includes the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall during the wet season, so the best time to visit this region would be Apr – Oct.

Combine With: A trip to Peru is easily combined with Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia or Brazil. Alternatively, you could visit  Central America.

Getting There: Lima has direct flights to and from cities all over South America.

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