Are you looking for an idyllic beach retreat? A hiking trip? Or just want to slow down and relax? The first step is to decide what kind of honeymoon you both want.
Inca Trail & Luxury Trekking in the Andes of Peru
If you’d like to take on an adventure that offers a shared sense of accomplishment and the ultimate honeymoon bragging rights, this is perfect!
Trekking in Peru is one of the best ways to discover the country's magnificent natural beauty: the stunning glacier-clad mountain passes, the traditional Andean villages, the rare wildlife, and, of course, the ancient archaeological sites. There are many options to choose from, including the famous Inca Trail to the iconic lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, which ranks high on many people’s bucket list.
Trekking doesn’t mean roughing it! For the perfect honeymoon hiking experience, there are luxury trekking options, including luxury campsites and lodges.
Horseback Riding in Colca Canyon & Eco-Spa
Another fantastic destination for a memorable honeymoon trip is Colca Canyon, one of Peru's most dramatic and spectacular natural landscapes, said to be the deepest canyon in the world and source of the Amazon river.
We recommend Colca Lodge as an accommodation base, which includes an inviting eco-spa and natural hot springs, perfect for a relaxing and pampering, whether or not you venture out on excursions!
From here, you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the canyon on foot or horseback. Known for its unique geology and wildlife you’re likely to spot wild vicuñas, and condors soaring overhead.
Explore the Rainforest from an Amazon Lodge
For a true off-the-beaten-track exotic adventure in Peru, and to connect with nature in the heart of the country, consider a honeymoon trip exploring the Tambopata National Reserve. Deep in the Amazon rainforest you’ll have the chance to explore the region on canoes, canopy walks, and even night hikes, immersed in the beauty and tranquillity of the most biodiverse region in the world.
A great choice for accommodation is Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica which offers a spa, private villas with plunge pools and butler service and gourmet cuisine. For a honeymoon wow factor, there’s the chance to sleep in a tree-house and enjoy a sunset cruise with canapés and cocktails.
Dine at the Number 1 Restaurant in Latin America
Peru is the gastronomic capital of Latin America boasting many top restaurants, so it's fitting that Lima is home to the top restaurant in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list (number 4 in the world!) - Central.
You can enjoy a decadent 16-course Altura Mater tasting menu, a tour de force of Peru’s diverse produce and flavors.
Relax on Peru's Sunny Northern Beaches
If a palm-studded, beach-resort honeymoon is what you’re after, then Peru’s 1300 miles of coastline, particularly on the tropical Northern Beaches, is an excellent choice with year-round sunshine, and away from tropical storms that threaten other beach destinations. Peru’s northern beaches offer newlyweds a range of luxury options including the five-star resort Arennas and the chic beach getaway KiChic.
Whether you want to spend your whole honeymoon relaxing with your toes in the sand or save this for some post-adventure down time, the beach is a great honeymoon choice.
Cruise through the Amazon in Luxury and Style
A once in a lifetime experience is the chance to venture into the Amazon rainforest, the most biodiverse place on the planet. You can choose one of the luxury Amazon cruises and experience the wonder of the Amazon without compromising on luxury and style.
Escape to the middle of Lake Titicaca
The highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca is known as the birthplace of the Inca gods. On a quiet corner of Anantaní island, lies Amantica Lodge, a luxurious private villa escape on the water’s edge – the perfect romantic hideaway for a honeymoon.
Make it Memorable with Aracari Special Touches
Regardless of what type of trip you choose for your honeymoon, you want it to be special and memorable. Aracari are experts in tailormade, luxury travel and are ready to help you add those special romantic touches that will enhance your honeymoon experience. Some of the romantic touches include:
Chilled champagne. Everyone loves a bit of bubbly for a special moment. Imagine surprising your loved one with a chilled bottle of your favorite vintage in the most unusual and unexpected location – like on the desert dunes in Paracas at sunset.
Pop up gourmet picnic for two. They can arrange for a gourmet meal to be prepared by a private chef and set up for you at a secluded spot, such as in a secret location overlooking Sacsayhuaman ruins on the edge of Cusco .
Professional Photography. A honeymoon is a trip to remember. If you’d like a professional to help create lasting memories, they can arrange for a photographer to capture the moment, like arriving at Machu Picchu, or a fun newlywed photoshoot in the Sacred Valley.
Spa & Pampering. Honeymoons are about spoiling yourselves together. Whether you’re in a 5-star hotel or camping on a luxury trek, they can arrange indulgent couples’ massages and other treatments.
For a memorable journey to Peru for your honeymoon, have a look at their 8 Days Luxury Honeymoon Package in Peru which takes in the classic sites that Peru has to offer.
As a destination, Peru works well for a short minimoon break with many easily accessible destinations, as well as longer multi-destination trips including more remote hideaways. So whether you want a quick escape or a lengthy adventure, Peru is an amazing choice.
Read more about Peru on Aracari’s blog.
Ready to start planning your honeymoon? Whether you choose Peru or any other destination, make sure to check out WeLoveHoneyMoons.com and browse the variety of honeymoon ideas and find the one which suits you best!