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Old 06-20-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default Inside the new super-luxury Belmond Explorer that will travel over the Andes' highest plains

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The Belmond Andean Explorer will launch in 2017 and guests can experience hotel luxury on the scenic journey
Cabins are all en-suite, meals are locally sourced and there is an open deck - plus a bar with cocktail chairs
Passengers will be able to choose from four different journeys, which start at £323 per person, per night
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...st-plains.html


The lounge car is modelled on modern hotel living, with cocktail
chairs and a baby grand piano next to the bar



Customers can choose from a range of cabins for their
accommodation, including two double-bed options



Chefs from Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco, will serve up dishes
using locally sourced ingredients from Peruvian Andes



Guests can take in the sights from the open air observation deck
on the train



The train will make frequent stops, giving passengers ample
opportunity to explore the breath-taking landscape



Travellers will experience hotel luxury inside the carriages as they
make the scenic journey
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:26 PM   #2
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OMG that's gorgeous!! Anyone ever read The Old Patagonian Express?

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Imagine, Fart wanting to take a train ride that stops at Lake Titicaca!
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I wish we, the US still had a train service like that. I really enjoyed train trips as a kid, however, two cross country trips via Amtrack in 1997 and 2000, let me greatly saddened.

The trains themselves were shabby, the dining car disappointing, the so-called 'club car' was horrible and I'll leave it to your imagination what the bathrooms looked like.

I didn't book a sleeper...... mainly because the round trip for a so-called 'reserved seat' (HA!! It was take what you could find and then if you had a decent seat, being bounced if the Amtrack employee wanted to give your seat to a 'friend') was about $300 and a sleeper with a micro bathroom, meals included, was close to 2K ......

And at the risk of sounding like a snob, about 75% or more of the travelers where dirty. I don't mean a little unkempt from not having access to a blow dryer every day, rumpled clothes from sleeping sitting up; but dirty, filthy, the sort that in prior decades might have taken Greyhound buses for their trips.

It was horrible. Fortunately I'd brought several bottles of water for the sole purpose of brushing my teeth, facial wipes and personal wipes, too. Along with a small thermos to put coffee from the club car in, so I could sip coffee in relative comfort. Had toiletries and changes of undies and a change of clothes in my oversized bag. That bag had seen me through many travels, too many concerts to count and I knew from experience I could pack enough in it, to function / dress for a month and not look like a refugee.

But Amtrack, at least on the cross country routes, was a sad, sad, experience. Thought about taking hubby and I to Tampa to take the train to Miami, however several people I spoke with who had taken that train said it was the longest, most unpleasant 6 hours of a trip they'd ever taken.

I would gladly pay extra for a decent, well appointed train vacation, but alas, that's a thing of the past in the US.
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NV, Check it out:

http://www.luxurytrainclub.com/categ...united-states/
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Perfection!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Would love to take the L.A. CA to Virginia City, NV, trip!

It would be like traveling through time; wouldn't it?
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What if there is an accident and the passengers eat each other ?
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What if there is an accident and the passengers eat each other ?
In that case, taking a cue from Hannibal Lector, we'll have to hope they have fava beans and a nice chianti
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