This luxury locomotive will take you on a stylish tour of the Andes

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Commuting to the Andes is about to get a whole lot easier — or at least it will if you hop aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer.

The train, set to launch in 2017, will travel along one of the highest rail routes on earth – from Cusco, Peru, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, to Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, and then the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Passengers can choose to stay in a variety of rooms including suite/doubles, twin and bunk beds – and because this train is more hotel than locomotive – all 34 come with their own en-suite toilet and shower.

Along with the impressive cabins, the lounge car features a bar and a baby grand piano, meanwhile the two dining carriages serve seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients from the Peruvian Andes.

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Plus there’s an open deck Observation Car to enjoy those Andean views.

The decor was masterminded by designer Inge Moore, who was inspired by the texture of Peru’s hand-woven fabrics and the soft tones of Alpaca wool.

Trips start from $462 per person, per night, which includes meals, drinks and excursions.

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