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A Look Inside South America’s First Luxury Sleeper Train

No more crammed cabins, pls.

If photos of Japan’s extremely luxurious sleeper train made you lament your measly travel budget, then you’re in for some bad news. South America just got it’s first ever overnight train and oh my, it’s travel in style to the umpteenth degree.

The Belmond Andean Explorer is a one or two day journey taking you through the Andean mountains, stopping off in Cusco, PunoLake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon and Arequipa. Meaning you get to witness majestic, towering mountains, wildlife and rivers from your very comfortable (and luxurious) window seat.

Your extremely fancy room

The train follows one of the highest rail routes in the world. As part of the trip, you’ll also get a tour of Lake Titicaca‘s floating islands, and enjoy a lunch stop at a private beach in Bolivia.

The train itself has 24 carriages, a restaurant, library, piano bar (!!) and an outdoor deck you can gaze out from as the train trundles through the mountainous landscape.

South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer, pictured at Lake Lagunillas, Peru, during its journey between Arequipa, Lake Titicaca and Cusco. The train cuts through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Peru and features 24 cabins, Peruvian cuisine by Executive Chef Diego Munoz, an elegant piano bar and outdoor observation car. Picture credit should read: Matt Crossick

“Hello world. This is me.”

Prices for the luxurious train are available upon request. Which means they’re probably mind-bogglingly expensive. But, hey. Can’t hurt to dream.

Check out more information on the impossibly fancy train here.

(All images: Belmond Andean Explorer)