Tailor-made, Luxury Peru Honeymoons
Peru offers honeymooners the perfect mix of luxury, romance and adventure. From relaxing at an exclusive beachfront hotel to gazing out on the snow-capped Andes mountains as you trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Peru has it all. At RealWorld we will tailor-make your your perfect Peru honeymoon – ensuring you get to do and see exactly what you want. To get started, get in touch and speak to one of our friendly Peru experts and they’ll be able to assist you with planning your ideal getaway...
To provide you with some inspiration, we’ve put together an example itinerary below, so have a look and start imagining the perfect luxurious but adventurous start to your married lives together...
14-Day Peru Honeymoon for £2895pp
- Day One: Arrival in Lima
- Day Two: Fly to Cusco
- Day Three: City tour of Cusco
- Day Four: Free Day in Cusco
- Day Five: Start the Inca Trail
- Day Six: On the Inca Trail
- Day Seven: On the Inca Trail
- Day Eight: Tour of Machu Picchu
- Day Nine: Free Day at Machu Picchu
- Days Ten-Thirteen: Relaxing in Mancora Beach
- Day Fourteen: Overnight flight back to the UK
Day One – Arrival in Lima
We will be waiting for you at Lima airport to meet you when you land in Peru and take you by private transfer to your luxurious hotel in the cosmopolitan area of Miraflores. Our local representative will assist with your hotel check in and be there to answer any questions you might have or recommend a nearby restaurant for dinner.
Day Two - The Ancient Inca Capital
After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel and take you by private transfer to the airport for your flight to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco. On arrival our local representative will be waiting for you and take you to your next top class hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend how you wish. It’s a good idea to have a wander around the town as you get used to the altitude. The central Plaza de Armas is very close to your hotel and there’s a host of restaurants to choose from. (Breakfast included)
Day Three - Walking Tour of Cusco
We've kept this morning free to give you chance for a leisurely breakfast, and then this afternoon we'll pick you up from your hotel and take you on a guided tour of Cusco. Your tour will be on foot to allow your guide to help you get your bearings and point out the more interesting quirky Inca features you pass by which you don’t get to see from the window of a coach. (B)
- Our walking tour concentrates on giving you plenty of time at our favourite sites, but it does mean that we don’t visit absolutely everywhere. If you’d prefer to change to a more conventional guided tour by coach then just let us know.
Day Four – Free Day in Cusco
We usually like to give people some time to explore on their own, so today is up to you. You could visit the bustling local market, walk up to the bohemian San Blas district with its galleries and jewellers, or perhaps just sit back with a cup of coca tea and get those postcards written... Of course, if you’d prefer something more active then we’d be delighted to make some suggestions. In the evening we will have a short briefing session before we start our trek tomorrow, and if we have arranged an extra porter for you, we will pick up the items they will carry at the same time. (B)
- Or we can take you out of Cusco on a day excursion to the beautiful scenery and Inca sites of the Sacred Valley?
Day Five – Start the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
If marriage is about shared endeavour and facing things together then this should be the perfect introduction! We will pick you up from the hotel after breakfast for a spectacular drive through the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba to our trailhead. We will meet our porters here, and then we will all set out on the trek, crossing a footbridge over the Urubamba to begin a gentle two-hour hike down the valley, before stopping for lunch under the imposing Inca terraces of Patallaqta, by the banks of the Cusichaca tributary. We will then climb a little way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, the final inhabited village on the Inca Trail. Our campsite for the night will be just outside the village, and you will arrive to find all the sleeping, kitchen and dining tents ready and waiting for you, so you can just relax enjoy a well-earned and delicious dinner, prepared by our dedicated cook. (B/L/D)
- If you like the idea of walking the trail to Machu Picchu but are more into glamping than camping why not spoil yourself to a luxury trek which includes overnight stays in some really outstanding lodges.
Day Six – Trekking the Inca Trail
After breakfast this morning we will leave the campsite behind and climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley, past rushing streams and through enchanting sub-tropical forest. Crossing the edge of a small plateau, we find ourselves the treeless grasslands of the high Andes known as the puna. Here, the Inca Trail crosses an exposed slope across from mighty crags, as we climb up to our first mountain pass, Warmiwañusca, at 4,200m above sea-level. The name means “Dead Woman’s Pass” in Quechua, but don’t worry: we’ve not lost anyone yet! It’s a tough slog up to the pass, but you are rewarded with spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and back to the snow-topped peaks of Huayanay massif. We will stop for lunch just after the pass, and we then follow the trail down to the floor of the Pacaymayo valley, where we will camp tonight. (B/L/D)
Day Seven - Sayacmarca & Wiñay Wayna
We will enjoy one of the best-preserved sections of the Inca Trail this morning, as we climb an Inca stairway up past the small Inca village of Runkuracay on our way to the second high pass of the trek. At just below 4000m, this is a little easier than yesterday’s climb, and gives us the chance for some wonderful views of the Pumasillo mountains. From the pass, we descend into the cloud forest to the labyrinthine ruins of Sayacmarca (aptly meaning Inaccessible Town). From here the Inca Trail broadens and passes through the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colourful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. The air is perceptibly thicker and the atmosphere warmer and more humid, even as we approach the trek’s third pass, at 3,670m, where Inca viewing platforms overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).
We will stop to explore the maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that cover the mountain-side here, before beginning a long descent through the ever-changing cloud forest. Finally, we reach an Inca stairway hewn from solid granite, which leads us down to our final campsite near the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), generally considered to be the largest and most beautiful site on the Inca Trail. (B/L/D)
Day Eight - The Sun Gate & Machu Picchu
It will be an especially early start this morning but we can promise you it will be worth it! We will get up before dawn and set out on the final stages of the Inca Trail, which will take us around two hours through the lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) and see the sun rise over an unforgettable combination of human artistry and natural beauty as the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu is revealed below us.
From the Sun Gate, we head down into the heart of Machu Picchu, where our guide will take us around the site before leaving you with the rest of the day to do some individual exploring of these breathtakingly beautiful ruins. In the early afternoon a bus takes us down to the foot of the mountain to the beautiful Inkaterra Pueblo hotel so you can relax in the private gardens and hot springs before enjoying dinner under the stars... (B/D)
- You will be staying in our absolutely favourite hotel in Peru tonight but if you would rather stay at the Sanctuary Lodge on the doorstep of Machu Picchu itself just let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.
Day Nine - Return to Cusco
You may just want to spend this morning relaxing and enjoying the lovely gardens and facilities of your hotel, but if you wish we can arrange an extra entrance ticket so that you can head back up to Machu Picchu or climb up to the Inca watch-tower on neighbouring Huayna Picchu for a new perspective on the site. However you choose to spend today, you will return by train to Cusco in the evening, where we'll meet you at the station and take you back to your hotel. (B)
- The Vistadome train is pretty impressive but if you want something really different ask us about the Hiram Bingham train which includes cocktails, dinner and live music on your journey back to Cusco.
Days Ten to Thirteen - Beach Time in Tropical Mancora
We reckon that after all your exertions some serious R & R might be needed, so we’ll pick you up in the morning and take you for a flight up to the white-sand beaches of Mancora, in the north of Peru where the sunshine is guaranteed. We will again meet you at the airport and take you by private transfer to your luxury beachfront hotel overlooking the ocean. You’ll have the next few days free to kick back under the palm trees and spend the last few days of your Peru honeymoon enjoying some quality relaxation time together. (B)
Day Fourteen - Last Day of your Honeymoon in Peru
Sadly, today is the last day of your honeymoon in Peru. We will pick you up in Mancora and take you to the airport for a flight back down to Lima in plenty of time to catch your international flight back to the UK. (B)
Our standard price for this Peru honeymoon is £2895 per person, which is based on two sharing a double room in superior 4- and 5-star hotels we have personally visited and selected.
That price includes all your accommodation, internal transport, transfers, tours, guides, porters, equipment and entrance fees. It also includes all your meals on the Inca Trail, plus dinner at Machu Picchu and breakfast every day.
We don't have any "local payments" or sneaky charges: everything you have read about on this itinerary is included in that price. And because everything we do is tailor-made, we don't have fixed departure dates or minimum numbers for our trips. Outside of national holidays or other special events, this price is valid for the whole of 2020.
So with the exception of a few meals, everything on your holiday is included. What we don't include as standard is your international flights, because with these you have a huge range of options depending on the date you want to travel, the route you want to fly, and your preferred departure airport in the UK.
We aren't tied to any particular airline, and we will be delighted to discuss all options with you, or you can even book the flights yourself if you prefer: it's totally up to you.
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