Let our Peru honeymoon introduce to a side of Peru you’ve never seen; from the capital of Lima to the Amazon, the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu to the glorious Pacific coast beaches – with gorgeous, boutique stays throughout. You’ll begin in Lima with a guided city tour by bike, to get your bearings. Next, you’ll fly to Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon for a 3-night stay in a cosy, wooden cabana in the rainforest. Listen for howler monkeys and try to spot rare giant river otters as you make the most of the excursion offered by your lodge.
Fly on to Cusco next, to explore the Inca heritage of the Sacred Valley and pay a once-in-a-lifetime visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Continue to Puno, on the shore of the world’s highest lake – Lake Titicaca for another luxury stay, then make your way over to the Pacific coast. Enjoy a relaxing 5-day beach break, tucked away on one of Peru’s best-kept secret beaches. Discover Peru from top to bottom in boutique comfort on this honeymoon that combines wildlife and wonder in equal measure.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Arrive in Lima and meet your guide who will drive you to your hotel, explaining some of the city highlights as you go. You’ll then have the rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight, or to start exploring!
After breakfast, you’ll meet your guide and go for a bike tour to see the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Your route will take you along the seafront, and you’ll have panoramic views as you cycle – plus a light snack is included, to keep hunger from the door! This afternoon is free for you to spend as you wish.
After an early breakfast, today you’ll be collected and driven to the airport for your flight to Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon. Once you land, you will be met by the staff of the boutique Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, and after a quick check-in at their offices in the town, you’ll jump on a 45-minute boat ride that will take you to your eco lodge.
When you arrive, head to your cosy, rustic and luxurious wooden cabana in the rainforest to settle in. Next, you’ll be introduced to the naturalist guides and who will explain all of the excursions on offer and help you decide which you’d like to take part in, starting this afternoon! Lunch and dinner will be provided by the lodge.
The lodges are adjacent to the lush Tambopata National Reserve and offer many excursions to help you explore this pristine rainforest ecosystem. Choose from guided trail hikes to discover local medicinal plants, or stroll over the high-up canopy walkway to spot wildlife and birds. You can opt for a full-day tour to Lake Sandoval to explore by wooden canoe, looking out for endangered giant river otters as well as squirrel, capuchin and red howler monkeys.
Your stay is on a full-board basis so all meals are included, and if you’re looking for an extra special treat – why not head to the spa? The luxury treatments here combine classic nurturing with the exotic ingredients of the Amazon – the perfect opportunity to unwind!
Today you’ll have an early start, so after breakfast, you’ll be driven to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Cusco. When you land, you’ll be met and driven to your boutique hotel in the historic centre.
This afternoon we’ve included a guided tour of Cusco so you can see some of the city’s main attractions including some archaeological sites just on the outskirts of the centre.
After breakfast, you’ll head out for a guided tour to the Sacred Valley. This stunning valley lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu and is scattered with Inca heritage and archaeological sites from this past civilisation. You’ll visit some of these remarkable sites including the magnificent Ollantaytambo fortress, as well as local markets where artisans sell their traditional handicrafts. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your boutique hotel in the Sacred Valley where you have the afternoon and the rest of the evening to yourselves.
Included: Breakfast, tour, hotel
Today you’ll visit Machu Picchu! After breakfast, you’ll be driven to Ollanta train station to catch a train to Aguas Calientes, the last stop before Machu Picchu.
When you reach Aguas Calientes, you’ll be met by your guide, who will help you take the 20 minutes bus ride up to Machu Picchu. When you reach the citadel itself, your guide will show you around and explain some of the histories, but you’ll also have time to yourselves to explore independently.
After the tour, you’ll catch the bus back to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch, with the rest of the day free to relax at your hotel - the stunning Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo.
This morning after breakfast, you can relax in the hotel’s lovely grounds, or you have the option to go back to Machu Picchu for a second unguided visit - let us know, and we can include a second entrance ticket.
In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to Cusco where you will be collected and driven to your hotel.
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the bus station, to board a comfortable tourist bus to Puno that takes you through the breath-taking scenery of the Andes. The bus makes three stops; at Andahuylillas, a town known for its church dubbed the Sistine Chapel of America; then at Racchi to visit the Temple Wiracocha and finally Sicuani, where you’ll stop for lunch. You’ll also make a brief stop at La Raya, the highest point of the journey at 4,313m. You’ll reach Puno in the late afternoon where you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel on the lake shores.
If you’d like to upgrade your journey from Cusco to Puno, talk to us about switching to the iconic and unforgettable train ride onboard the luxury Titicaca Train by Belmond instead!
After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the pier in Puno to board a boat to Isla Suasi, a privately-owned island on the Peruvian side of the lake. On the way, you’ll visit the Uros floating islands and Taquile, and a packed lunch is included.
Tonight, we’ve chosen a stay at the beautiful country house, Hotel Isla Suasi which offers marvellous views over the lake’s shimmering, deep blue waters. Swing in a hammock in the pretty gardens, kayak on the lake or simply relax and enjoy views from your private balcony – this is a real retreat into nature. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.
You can spend this morning enjoying the tranquil setting of the hotel, and perhaps visiting the on-site cultural cottage which explains a little more about life in the Andes. Then you’ll head back to Puno by boat, where you’ll be driven back to your lakeside hotel.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up and driven to Juliaca airport for your flight to the beach resort of Tumbes (via Lima) for a few days relaxing on the Peruvian beaches!
Once you land, you will be met and driven to your boutique hotel on the seafront of Mancora.
Mancora is one of Peru’s best-kept secrets! This quiet seaside village whose biggest claims are surfing, ceviche, and year-round sun-drenched sandy beaches, is an idyllic setting for you to find some relaxation at the end of your honeymoon.
We’ve included a stay at a stunning beachfront, boutique hotel where you can get pampered, sip a cocktail (or two!) and watch as the sunset over the ocean paints the sky with beautiful colours. You’ll have a few days here to rest and enjoy the slow pace of things.
It’s time to say goodbye to Peru today, but you’ll be leaving with plenty of splendid memories! After breakfast, you will be driven to Tumbes airport for your flight back home.
Peru is an all year destination. However, the Andes and mountainous regions’ weather is drier and sunnier between May and October. In the Amazon, the rainy season is between December and May when it’s easier to get around by boat. Between June and November, it is sunnier and better for wildlife spotting. The beach region in the northwest of the country enjoys plenty of sunshine all year round.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
17 nights in Boutique standard accommodation.
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