What to think about when planning your perfect honeymoon to Peru...
For those dreaming of a honeymoon which combines nature, adventure and culture without compromising on luxury accommodation or fine dining, a Peru honeymoon ticks all of the boxes. Whether it’s trekking to Machu Picchu and exploring the ancient sites of the Incas in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, relaxing at a luxury ecolodge in the Amazon or sampling ceviche in Lima, Peru has all of the ingredients for a truly memorable honeymoon.
Having been tailor-making honeymoons to South America for many years and having visited all of the areas and hotels we offer in Peru ourselves, we are well-placed to advise you on the best areas to visit and the most special places to stay on your honeymoon. To hear our recommendations on the best boutique and luxury hotels and lodges throughout Peru as well as our pick of fine dining restaurants please get in touch or send us an email.
If you would like to know a bit more about your options before you speak to us then here we have tried to outline some of the main areas to have a think about before starting to plan your Peru honeymoon:
Although it’s not the largest country in South America, Peru has a lot to offer in terms of different areas and attractions and it’s not always possible to fit everything in, even in a two or three week period. With internal flights being the easiest and quickest way to get around in most cases and the price of these being quite high, it’s important to think about how many of the main areas you want to visit and how much you can realistically see in the time that you have.
In our experience, 3 or 4 main destinations in a two week trip is usually about the right amount to feel like you are making the most of being in the country, but giving you some time to relax and take everything in as well. Please have a look at our example itineraries and where to go sections for some ideas.
Something else to think about when planning your honeymoon to Peru, is what you want to do while you are there. Whether it’s hiking, adventure sports, history or food that most interests you, Peru has something to offer everyone and in general you’ll be able to tick most of these boxes in one area. That said, in our ‘what to do’ sections, we have tried to give you more of an idea of what’s on offer and the best areas to head to for each activity.
In general, the best time to visit Peru is between March and October, which is the dry season in the Andes. However, you will find that certain areas are better to visit at other times of the year, for example Lima is best visited between December and March when it benefits from sunny clear days. In our experience, travelling at either end of the dry season, from April to May and from September to October can be the best time to travel as it is also the quietest. For more of a breakdown of the best months to visit, have a look at our When to go page for Peru.
Probably the most important factor for any Peru honeymoon, your budget will affect how many areas you can visit and what you can do while you’re there. Nevertheless, Peru has long been one of the destinations that offers the best value for money within South America and you should find that your money goes further here than it would elsewhere.
To help make your money go that bit further we have recently started working with a specialist honeymoon list company called "Buy Our Honeymoon".
Unlike many of the honeymoon list companies out there, they work on a single payment process where you pay a one-off set up fee of around £30 (discounted for our clients), and you can have your own Paypal account for your guests to pay directly in to, and you will also have a fully functioning web page that guests can go to and see your itinerary along with buying any of the options through the site. Guests can then contribute towards the cost of excursions and day-trips, offering an alternative to the traditional wedding gift list. For further information on this please ask us for details.
With the above points in mind, we would then suggest having a chat with you to find out a bit more about what you are looking for in your honeymoon to Peru and how we can tailor a trip to you. Whether it's spending the night in a private treehouse in the Amazon rainforest, rock climbing to the glass sky pods in the Sacred Valley or trekking to remote luxury mountain lodges on route to Machu Picchu, we are here to help make your honeymoon dreams come true.
Having personally visited all of the hotels and areas we offer in Peru, we are ideally placed to help you with these decisions and put together your ideal trip. We have put together a few reading links which should help you to get started, with our favourite honeymoon hotels, when to travel and a few recommended activities and itineraries.
To get you started, we have put together a few of our favourite itineraries that are aimed at honeymooners:
The Essentials - If you were to list the top 3 or 4 locations in Peru to visit then this itinerary will take you there! Featuring the Colca Canyon, outside of Arequipa, the floating islands of the Uros on Lake Titicaca and the infamous citadel of Machu Picchu, this keenly priced itinerary is the perfect introduction to this wonderful country. For honeymoon couples we tend to recommend taking a few nights here and there to upgrade the properties to really make it special.
The Incas and the Amazon - this itinerary takes a little closer look at two of Peru's most reknowned and interesting destinations. Taking a total of 11 nights, you will start by exploring the fascinating capital of the Incan empire at Cusco before descending to the Sacred Valley and on to the monumental citadel of Machu Picchu. After returning to Cusco you will then fly on to the Amazonian reserve to the north of the Tambopata National Park for a few nights in this verdant paradise. Featuring only the best properties throughout, this is a great and popular itinerary.
The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - if you are like us and fancy doing something a little different then this alternative to walking the Inca Trail is going to be a perfect fit. After 5 days of walking through some of the most astounding surroundings, the trail approaches the citadel at Machu Picchu from the South East, a privileged view of this famous site.
For more information on the other itineraries please follow this link: http://www.thesouthamericaspecialists.com/itineraries/itinerary-finder
If this feels like too much information and would prefer to talk through things over the phone then just give us a call at any time or send us an email and we will be more than happy to help!