EXPLORE MALAYSIA & PERU IN 2024
There is something undeniably romantic about luxury train travel. The slower pace, the opportunity to absorb the cinematic landscape of a country, and the pleasures of relaxing in a moving five star hotel, all enforce the notion that the journey itself is in fact just as important as the destination. Belmond’s train journeys are among the most luxurious in the world, so we are excited to share their new collaboration with Champagne house Veuve Clicquot which will see a series of tastings, events and special inclusions added to 2024 itineraries through Malaysia and Peru.
Read on for an overview of these special journeys, then reach out to our expert travel advisors on email@example.com to secure your luxury cabin.
THREE NIGHTS EXPLORING MALAYSIA ABOARD THE EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS
APRIL 22–25, 2024
Embrace the allure of the rails on an indulgent itinerary that delves into the soul of Malaysia.
DAY 1 – SINGAPORE
Enjoy a Champagne brunch at an exclusive venue in Singapore before boarding the Eastern & Oriental Express, and settling into your luxury cabin.
As the evening draws nearer, guests will gather for a sunset aperitif with a Veuve Clicquot Master and live music as you enter Malaysia.
Take your seat for a celebratory dinner focused on sustainable Asian fusion cuisine where you’ll be lead through a vertical tasting exquisite and rare Veuve Clicquot vintages. Afterwards, gather around the piano bar for yet more liquid golf, as a storyteller regales you on the history of this storied Champagne house.
DAY 2 – TAMAN NEGARA NATIONAL PARK
Rise early for a jungle sunrise experience on board, with a Champagne breakfast and live music. Disembark for extraordinary experiences in Taman Negara, with its dense jungle, lush mountains and diverse wildlife. Here you can choose from three extraordinary tours – tiger conservation, nature photography, or a cave tour.
Sip Champagne in this amazing environment, then return to the train for an elegant lunch. Pass the afternoon with board games like mahjong and Surakarta, sample traditional teas, or simply admire the passing scenery.
In the evening, join a Champagne tasting in the piano bar before dinner focused on Garden Gastronomy.
DAY 3: PENANG
Enjoy breakfast in your cabin and explore the train’s vintage carriages, or join a reserve wine tasting and quiz.
After a traditional lunch, disembark at Penang Island for a choice of excursions that make the most of Malaysia’s cultural melting pot, with an art tour in Georgetown Old Quarter, a cookery class for food aficionados, or a tri-shaw and driver for independent travellers.
After a jaw-dropping toast with Champagne on top of Penang Hill in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, head back on board for a spectacular finale gala dinner with live music and a DJ as you pass by the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur.
DAY 4: SINGAPORE
Rise early for the final farewell breakfast, complete with Champagne, eggs, caviar and pastries. All too soon, arrive in Singapore where you depart the Eastern & Oriental Express with a lifetime of memories.
EXPLORE PERU ABOARD THE ANDEAN EXPLORER: CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – AREQUIPA
FIVE NIGHTS: OCTOBER 21ST–26TH, 2024
Embark on the ultimate Peruvian escape and journey from Cusco to Arequipa, uncovering the gems of this fascinating land while sampling the finest champagne, paired with Peruvian fine dining. With exclusive, authentic tours and special ‘Solaire’ activities with Veuve Clicquot, this is undoubtedly the most stylish way to travel through the heart of Peru.
Highlights include – feasting in a 16th Century Cusco chapel by candlelight, a day trip to the Temple of the Sun and a visit to the Floating Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca.
DAY 1: CUSCO
Arrive in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca empire and spend the day at leisure, acclimatising to the high altitude. Your accommodation for the first night is Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel, where the oxygen-enriched historic suites harmonize with modern comfort. Dip into the only outdoor heated pool in the city, or admire the Inca stone walls, colonial frescoes and elegant cloisters.
DAY 2: CUSCO
Today, you’ll spend time exploring Cusco on a city tour, exploring nearby ruins and Qorikancha temple with an expert guide. As evening approaches, you’ll visit Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, a 16th-century former monastery. In the main courtyard, gather by a 300-year-old Andean Cedar tree and enjoy a cocktail on the patio, before taking your seat for an awe-inspiring dinner in the hotel chapel. Return next door to Palacio Nazarenas for your overnight stay.
DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU
Leave Cusco in the morning for a day trip to the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. To get there, you will board the Hiram Bingham, A Belmond Train, where a Peruvian lunch will be served as on-board entertainment builds the excitement.
On arrival, tour the beautiful Temple of the Sun and enjoy a ‘Solaire’ champagne moment in the gardens of Sanctuary Lodge, A Belmond Hotel, the only hotel by the entrance to the ruins, before returning on the train back to Cusco. During the journey back, enjoy a four-course South American feast with local, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy your night at Palacio Nazarenas.
DAY 4: LA RAYA MOUNTAINS
Board the Andean Explorer at 11am and settle in for a delectable lunch as you depart Cusco. From traditional textile patterns to jaw-dropping landscapes, watch as your surroundings burst into colour from your luxury private cabin or the open-air observation car.
Pause for a sunset moment in the La Raya mountain range before enjoying a Peruvian culinary feast, expertly prepared by Belmond’s on-board chefs. Tonight, you will sleep right next to majestic Lake Titicaca.
DAY 5: LAKE TITICACA AND UROS ISLANDS
Wak early for a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise experience at Lake Titicaca. Then, take a traditional boat ride to the islands of the Uros, extraordinary artificial islands created from carefully woven reeds.
Enjoy lunch on board as you depart for the Saracocha lagoon, tasting cocktails and canapés along the way. As night falls, you will arrive in Saracocha and enjoy a wonderful on-board dinner as the sky fills with crystal-clear constellations.
DAY 6: AREQUIPA
Watch the sunrise surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Lake Lagunillas and then enjoy a delicious breakfast. Later visit the Sumbay caves, home to fascinating cave paintings estimated to be over 8000 years old. Return to the train for lunch as you journey towards Arequipa. Once in Arequipa, bid farewell as you disembark and transfer to the airport.
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