(click to enlarge) We took the Andean Explorer on a ten hour journey from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. This train seems to be modeled on the Orient Express, with its elegantly luxurious interior. The trip is rated as one of the top 25 train rides in the world, according to PeruRail, by the International Society for Passenger Rail.
(click to enlarge) The Altiplano, where the Andes are broadest, stretches high, flat, and seemingly to infinity. It's the most extensive area of high plateau in the world, aside from Tibet.