A “lavish hotel in motion” could be what best describes South America’s first ever, luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, which was designed by Inge Moore and Nathan Hitchins of London-based design firm, MUZA Lab. Its inaugural launch journey in May 2017 welcomed its passenger-guests with an elegance and exclusivity also romantically connected with the local cultural traditions of the idyllic-seeming, Peruvian Andes.
The Belmond Andean Explorer, offers a choice of one- or two-night journeys. From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, traverse the highest plains of the Andes before arriving to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Designer, Inge Moore, said that MUZA Lab‘s vision, “was to design somewhere to ponder and dream, a space where the beauty of the land can infuse the soul.” And from the moment any of the forty eight passengers step foot inside the glossy, blue cars of the sixteen carriage train they can tell, in no uncertain terms, that they are in for an unforgettable experience – an adventure story of their own, in-the-making!