Belmond Andean Explorer Competition8.09.17 | Oliver
As seen in our latest Travel Explorer magazine
Peru has a special place in my heart as one of the most interesting and vibrant countries I have ever visited. Steeped in history and culture it has some of the world’s most famous archaeological sites to explore. I was lucky enough to stay at the wonderful Belmond Hotel Monastario in Cusco and also visit Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. The latter sits at the entrance to Machu Picchu allowing early entrance for guests to the site to avoid the crowds.
What struck me was Belmond’s aim to reflect the local surroundings, and respect the country’s traditions and culture. Since my visit, Belmond have developed their presence in Peru with the opening of more authentic and luxurious hotels in Cusco, the Sacred Valley and more recently the Colca Canyon. This year they launched their first overnight sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer which travels from Cusco to Puno for Lake Titicaca and then to Arequipa.
During my tour of Peru I also thoroughly enjoyed a journey on the Belmond Hiram Bingham, their luxury passenger train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes for our visit to Machu Picchu. This was most definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me. We were entertained in a pure, luxurious style as we meandered through the valleys to our final destination, passing significant points of interest pointed out to us by our hosts. The food on-board and accompanying local entertainment made for a lifelong memory I will keep with me forever.
In celebration of all the Peruvian developments, we can now orchestrate an itinerary to include many of the Belmond experiences and I am really excited that we are giving you the chance to experience the Belmond Hiram Bingham for yourself. This is a wonderful opportunity to integrate the journey into your own Peru adventure. See details below of how to enter.
As we aim to offer a superior, personalised VIP service, I invite you to contact me to discuss and plan your tour of Peru. Whether that be joining an escorted group tour or creating the perfect tailor made itinerary. It is truly a great country and one which I am sure you can tell I am very passionate about.
How to enter
For every overseas flight inclusive holiday you make with RB Collection between 15th September and 31st December 2017 you will receive one entry into the competition, receive an additional entry for every Belmond experience booked. You can also enter by answering the following question:
1) What is the name of Belmond’s new luxury sleeper train?
a) Belmond Hiram Bingham
b) Belmond Andean Explorer
c) Belmond Northern Belle