In our fast-moving world, it feels pretty rebellious and indulgent to take the scenic route. But the momentum of the train really connects you to the landscape in such a tangible way, you get to see this little slice of the country unreachable by a car or plane, disconnecting from the frenetic world of modern travel and slowing down to see and enjoy the moment, life and the world at a different pace. You get to witness all of the “in-between” sights, which have as much to say—if not more!—about the country as its known attractions.
Peru offers some of the world’s most iconic train routes, such as the one connecting the iconic Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machupicchu, to satisfy different schedules and service standards, in the hands of world-renowned companies such as Belmond (formerly Orient Express) and Inca Rail. Peru also features the first sleeper train in all of South America — a three-days and two-nights journey crossing the high Andean plateau, passing by Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake on earth, and reaching the “White City” of Arequipa after traversing national reserves with wild vicuña galloping next to the train. Remote and untouched areas, exotic landscapes and people, and enticing adventures in a fascinating country and culture.
While you can enjoy these services in the scheduled commercial departures, Enigma can also charter the services privately: