As the Belmond Andean Explorer departed on its inaugural journey last Thursday, from Cusco to Arequipa, Belmond announced the acquisition of Belmond Las Casitas in Colca Canyon, a 20-room property located in the Arequipa region of Southern Peru.
The Andean property is an intimate hotel with each individual casita featuring a private terrace with a heated plunge pool and sweeping views across the canyon. The Samay Spa, built around the energy of the canyon rock, offers treatments using natural ingredients from the hotel’s kitchen garden and hypnotic views of the surrounding canyon, inspiring deep relaxation. Belmond Las Casitas also offers one of the most unique guest experiences in the world – a chance to view the flight of the Andean condors in their natural environment.
Watch drone footage of Belmond Andean Explorer’s inaugural departure along one of the world’s highest rail routes.