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Peru Adventure Honeymoon

13 days from £4,495 per person (excluding international flights)
Lima  → Amazon Rainforest  → Sacred Valley  → Machu Picchu  → Cusco

A Peruvian honeymoon, filled with love, adventure, and discovery

A Peruvian honeymoon, filled with love, adventure, and discovery

This Peruvian honeymoon filled with adventure, starts in Lima with a unique twist – exploring the city by bike. Pedal along the scenic Malecón, soaking in views of the Pacific Ocean and stopping at Parque del Amor to embrace the city's romantic spirit.

From Lima, journey deep into the Amazon Rainforest near Tambopata, where luxury eco-lodges await amidst the lush jungle. Immerse yourselves in the wonders of the rainforest, trekking through lush trails, encountering exotic wildlife, and sharing intimate moments surrounded by nature's splendour.

Continue your journey to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where cobblestone streets lead to enchanting plazas and colonial architecture. Explore the Sacred Valley together, discovering ancient ruins, colourful markets, and spectacular landscapes.

Finally, ascend to the awe-inspiring heights of Machu Picchu, where the misty peaks of the Andes cradle the iconic Inca citadel. Hike hand in hand along ancient trails, marvel at the intricate stone terraces, and witness the sunrise over this UNESCO World Heritage Site – a fitting finale to your unforgettable Peruvian honeymoon, filled with love, adventure, and discovery.

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Day 1: Lima

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Lima overlooking the Pacific Ocean

On arrival in Lima, you will be welcomed and transferred to the bohemian district of Barranco. Nestled in this vibrant district is Casa Republica, a charming boutique hotel where you'll stay for 2 nights. Immerse in the capital, culinary delights and art scene, all conveniently located nearby within walking distance. Ease into Peruvian time with a cold drink at the hotel’s rooftop bar and enjoy the panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean.

Day 2: Lima city tour by bike

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Bike tour at the Parque del Amor, Lima

Equipped with comfortable bikes, cycle along Avenida Arequipa to Lima’s Plaza de Armas where you will pause to witness the Changing of the Guards at Palacio de Gobierno. Explore Aliaga Mansion, Lima's Art Museum, and the historic Basilica and Convent of Santo Domingo. After a delicious Peruvian lunch, ride back along the stunning Malecón park trail, via the Parque del Amor, and overlooking the cliff with picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean.

Day 3: Amazon Rainforest

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Peruvian Amazon

Depart from Lima for the short flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon Rainforest. A short 2-hour journey leads to Refugio Amazonas, an eco-lodge where you'll spend 3 nights immersed in the wonders of this remote region. Whilst at the lodge, all meals and excursions are included, so all you need to do is enjoy the magical wildlife. Drift off to sleep to the magical sounds of the jungle.

Days 4 & 5: Amazon Exploration

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Canopy Tower overlooking the Amazon

Refugio Amazonas resides within the Tambopata National Reserve's buffer zone, where the jungle teems with life, especially at dawn and dusk. Embark on a range of diverse excursions offered by the lodge, including scaling the canopy tower for a bird's-eye vista or exploring Lake Condenado through hiking and boat journeys. Experience the mesmerising sunset on a lake cruise. Don't miss the clay licks, like the Chuncho Macaw clay lick and the mammal clay lick, where vital salt sources attract a plethora of birds and animals.

Day 6: Amazon Rainforest - Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Romantic dining at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Depart the lush jungle to the majestic Andean Highlands with a short flight to Cusco. Travel through lofty peaks to reach the lower altitudes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will enjoy a 3-night stay at the characterful Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, nestled into the valley's steep hillside. Infused with Spanish and Andean influences, the hacienda exudes vibrant colour and charm. Delight in romantic dining at the restaurant or pamper yourself with a spa treatment after a day of adventure.

Day 7: Sacred Valley of the Incas - hike Maras & Moray

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Salt pans of Maras

Today’s adventure takes you through time and culture as we journey to Moray, home to one of the world's earliest agricultural experiments. Witness the stunning circular terraces, marvels of indigenous Peruvian ingenuity, fostering diverse microclimates long before modern innovations. A sumptuous lunch awaits at a private home in Maras, before we trek to the renowned salt pans. Discover Maras' salt mining tradition, sample its famed salt, prized for its health benefits. Conclude the hike at Pichingoto, an ancient Inca enclave, with its cliff-side dwellings and colonial church.

Day 8: Sacred Valley of the Incas - Pisac Ruins & Market

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Colourful Pisac Market

Join our day adventure in Pisac, a rural haven boasting a vibrant open-air market and the majestic Pisac Ruins. Ascend to the ancient Inca citadel, shrouded in mystery yet impeccably preserved. Marvel at its dual role as ceremonial centre and fortress, with panoramic vistas of the Sacred Valley and its towering Apus. Return via a leisurely descent through Andean terraces, immersing in village life. Explore Pisac's famed market, a kaleidoscope of local crafts, garments, and culinary delights, especially vibrant on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Day 9: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Winay Wayna

Embark on a scenic rail journey tracing the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley, transitioning into the lush cloud forest of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Disembark at KM104 the start of the iconic trail. Firstly, explore Chachabamba, an ancient spiritual hub honouring water deities and continue along the trail for around three hours to Wiñay Wayna, another sacred site en-route to the Sun Gate. Here at Inti Punku (Sun Gate) experience the magical and breathtaking panorama of Machu Picchu below, offering a glimpse into its enigmatic past and mystical allure. Overnight at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel, a short bus ride from the ruins.

Day 10: Machu Picchu - Cusco

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Enigmatic Machu Picchu

Following a relaxing overnight hotel stay, venture back to Machu Picchu citadel with your knowledgeable local guide. Delve into the captivating remnants, discovering insights into its past inhabitants' lives. Enveloped in the majestic cloud forest, soak in the ruins' beauty amidst the dramatic backdrop. Keep an eye out for friendly llamas, perfect for memorable photos! Journey to Cusco via a scenic train and road with spectacular mountain vistas, before settling into Antigua Casona, located in the charming San Blas with its narrow, cobblestone streets.

Day 11: Cusco

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Cusco's Plaza de Armas

Discover the history of Cusco, with a cultural journey starting at the revered temple of Qoricancha, once bedecked in gold during the Inca era. Overlaid by Spanish structures, it now showcases splendid Inca stonework, a testament to ancient craftsmanship. Then, Cusco’s Plaza de Armas unfolds, framed by the majestic Cusco Cathedral and the Iglesia de la Compañia de Jesus. Learn of its Inca heritage from the guide amidst its lively ambiance. Moving on, Sacsayhuaman reveals Incan engineering brilliance atop Cusco. Explore Q’enqo’s mystique with its puma-carved rock and intricate passages. Puka-Pukara’s imposing red fortress and Tambomachay's serene "Inca Baths" complete this enriching excursion.

Day 12: Cusco

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Cusco from above

Explore Cusco's charm on foot, wandering through San Blas's quaint streets adorned with cafes and boutiques. Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of local markets, savouring indigenous flavours. How about a lucuma smoothie? As night falls, immerse yourself in the city's lively dining scene, with an array of restaurants and bars to suit every taste. For stunning views, we recommend ascending the steep stairs to Limbus restaurant, where you can sip sundowners and admire the cityscape and surrounding valleys.

Day 13: Depart Cusco

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Qoricancha

What an adventure to start married life together! Transfer to Cusco airport, in the heart of the city (yes, the city grew around the airport) for your departure flight to the next destination.


Duration: 13 days

Location: Peru Holidays, South America Holidays

Price: £4495pp

From £4,495 pp based on two people sharing, excluding international flights.

The trip includes all accommodations, and activities specified above. Rooms and meals are as follows:

  • 2 nights at Casa Republica - Garden Superior room with breakfast
  • 3 nights at Refugio Amazonas – Comfort room with all meals included plus shared excursions
  • 3 nights at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba – Casita with breakfast
  • 1 night at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo – Superior room with breakfast & dinner
  • 3 nights at Antigua Casona - Traditional Room with breakfast

Also includes

  • All transfers, domestic flights, private guides (except in the Amazon where excursions are shared) and fees where stated as included.

This trip excludes:

  • Single Supplements.
  • International flights to/ from Peru
  • Meals not mentioned as included.
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When to go to Peru

Peru is a country that can be visited year-round, as it has a diverse climate and a range of activities to suit every season. Here's a short month-by-month guide to help you decide when to visit:

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January

January is a great time to visit the coastal regions of Peru, including Lima, Paracas, and Mancora. The weather is warm and sunny along the coast, making it perfect for beach activities and water sports.

Coastal Areas (Lima, Paracas, Nazca): Warm and humid with temperatures around 25-30°C (77-86°F).

Highlands (Cusco, Machu Picchu): Rainy season, so expect occasional showers and some trekking routes may be closed.

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February

In February, you can experience the vibrant Carnival celebrations in various cities like Cajamarca and Puno. The festivities feature colorful parades, music, and dancing, offering a unique cultural experience.

Coastal Areas: Remains warm and humid with temperatures similar to January.

Highlands: Still the rainy season, but rainfall starts to decrease towards the end of the month. Some trekking routes may be accessible again.

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March

March is an excellent time for outdoor activities in the Andes as the rainy season starts to wind down. It's a good month for trekking and exploring the natural beauty of the mountains.

Coastal Areas: The weather remains warm, but humidity starts to decrease.

Highlands: The rainy season is ending, and the landscape is lush and green.

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April

It's an ideal time to visit the jungle regions, where you can witness lush vegetation and a variety of wildlife.

Coastal Areas: Autumn sets in, temperatures begin to drop, and fog becomes more common in Lima.

Highlands: The start of the dry season, making it an excellent time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu.

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May

May is a shoulder season with generally mild weather and fewer tourists. It's a good time to explore popular destinations like Machu Picchu and Cusco before the peak tourist season begins.

Coastal Areas: Foggy mornings in Lima, but the sun usually breaks through later in the day.

Highlands: The dry season continues, with pleasant and sunny days.

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June

June is an excellent month to visit Cusco and attend the Inti Raymi festival, which celebrates the Incan sun god Inti. This festival features colourful processions and ancient rituals, adding to the cultural richness of the experience.

Coastal Areas: Cool temperatures in Lima due to the influence of the cold Humboldt Current.

Highlands: One of the best months to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, with minimal rainfall and comfortable temperatures during the day.

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July

July is the peak tourist season in Peru, especially around Independence Day (July 28th). It's a great time to visit all regions of the country, including the coast, mountains, and rainforest.

Coastal Areas: Lima's winter, cool and misty.

Highlands: Dry season continues, but July also marks the beginning of the high tourist season. Plan ahead and expect crowds

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August

August is a good time to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but make sure to book in advance, as permits can sell out quickly during this popular time of year.

Coastal Areas: Similar to July, cool and misty in Lima.

Highlands: High tourist season continues. It's essential to book treks and accommodations in advance.

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September

September is a transition month when the crowds start to thin out, and the weather remains pleasant in most regions. It's a good time for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

Coastal Areas: Springtime starts, and temperatures begin to rise in Lima.

Highlands: Crowds start to thin out, but the weather remains favourable.

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October

October is another shoulder season with fewer tourists. The weather is still favourable, making it an ideal time for exploring different parts of the country.

Coastal Areas: Pleasant spring weather in Lima.

Highlands: The dry season continues, and this month is still a good time to visit.

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November

November marks the beginning of the rainy season on the coast, so it's best to focus on the Andes and the Amazon during this month.

Coastal Areas: Springtime in Lima, with warmer temperatures.

Highlands: The dry season ends, and the rainy season begins, so expect occasional showers.

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December

It is festive time in Peru, with various Christmas and New Year celebrations taking place throughout the country. Coastal regions are popular for holiday getaways, with warm weather and beach activities.

Coastal Areas: Warm and comfortable temperatures in Lima, ideal for beach activities.

Highlands: The rainy season continues, but it's still possible to visit. Just be prepared for wet conditions.

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