Andean Explorer

Cusco - Puno ( or vice versa)

  • Journey name: Cusco - Puno ( or vice versa)  
  • Duration: Scenic Day Trips


When the Orient Express started providing services in the region through PeruRail, one of the routes taken over was the 9.5-hour "trek" from Cusco to Puno and Lake Titicaca on the Andean Explorer. The train covers one of the highest standard-gauge rail routes in the world, reaching altitudes up to 14,150 feet. The train leaves at 8 a.m. and arrives at 5:30 p.m. in either direction. A highlight is riding at sunset the few miles before Puno alongside Lake Titicaca.

Train Departure Schedule:

2015 : January - March , April - June , July - September , October - December

Journey Dates:

  • Departures 2015:-

    April to October Friday 

    November to March: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Places Covered:

Cusco, Oropesa, Rumicolca, Raqchi, Marangi, Puno, Juliaca

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  • A gourmet 3-course lunch in the Andean Explorer Class
  • Afternoon Tea 


  • Meals in the backpacker class
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities 

Route Map

  • A Unique experience, a journey between mountains and clouds
  • Ride on the highest standard-gauge rail routes in the world
  • Experience sunset over Lake Titicaca on the Cusco – Puno Route
  • Cusco - Puno ( or vice versa)