Its inaugural launch journey in May 2017 welcomed its passenger-guests with an elegance and exclusivity also romantically connected with the local cultural traditions of the idyllic-seeming, Peruvian Andes.
“Our vision was to design somewhere to ponder and dream, a space where the beauty of the land can infuse the soul.” – Inge Moore. And from the moment any of the forty-eight passengers step foot inside the glossy, blue cars of the sixteen carriage train they can tell, in no uncertain terms, that they are in for an unforgettable experience
The décor is soft and airy throughout, with predominantly neutral tones, such as the off-white, timber paneling on the walls, along with linen roman blinds framing the stunning vistas.
Locally sourced crafts – textiles, artworks – in bright, bold colors and patterns punctuate the sophisticated décor in the form of the eye-catching, accent pillows or the downy-soft, armchairs and sofas, to the art hanging on the walls.
Other, very distinctively, “Peruvian” elements abound too; such as the brass room keys which have been forged to resemble the Incan Chakana Cross (also the symbol of the train’s official crest).
The journey also provides guests with experiences unlike anything else otherwise experienced in other luxurious accommodations. Take for instance the “Ichu” Observation Car; from its scrolled balconied roof, guests can take a moment’s respite on the traditional textile upholstered, large, round center seat and embrace the invigorating 360˚ views as the train climbs nearly 4,900 meters up into the clouds!
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Photos by Richard James Taylor.