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Peru Honeymoon Perfection: Ideas, Tips & Top Destinations


You’ve just tied the knot and are ready to embark on the honeymoon of your dreams: you and your loved one are headed to Peru. For couples who are looking for a more unique honeymoon destination, consider this South American country for the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, beaches and mountains, cities and jungles, modern comforts and old-school romance. Have the trip of your lives sailing through the Amazon rainforest on a luxury cruise ship, savoring sumptuous cuisine in the capital of Lima, or trekking to one of the Wonders of the World at Machu Picchu. Whatever your style as a couple is, you’ll find the perfect honeymoon for it here.

For those considering honeymooning in Peru, read on for all of our honeymoon suggestions, with everything you need to know about where to go and what to do. Make it the trip you’ve always dreamed of! Depending on what you’re looking for, Peru has a variety of enchanting romantic destinations throughout the country.

Peru Honeymoon Ideas

Passengers' ship on the Amazon River

The Amazon River Cruise

1. Cruise Along the Amazon River

For those seeking a remote getaway on their honeymoon, you’ll find the relaxation and intimate setting you crave on a luxury Amazon Cruise. Sail on the impressive Amazon River by day, surrounded by breathtaking nature and resounding tranquility. Active types will love daily excursions into the rainforest or onto smaller rivers, where you’ll witness exotic wildlife and unbelievable fauna.

While on the boat, relax with your newly betrothed over a glass of champagne or gourmet dinner served in the dining room or delivered to your suite. Book a room with a private balcony and spa for more alone time, all to the backdrop of impressive landscape and vibrant sunsets on the river.

Choose a smaller cruise for more privacy, such as the Delfin I Amazon cruise, whose elegant private suites are perfect for honeymooners.

(Those who really love cruising can even combine it with a trip out of Peru to the Galapagos Islands.)

Panorama of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

2. Trek to Machu Picchu

For couples who love bonding in the great outdoors, whisk each other away to the serene Andes mountains for a tour of Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel. Spend a couple nights in the romantic, historic mountain town of Cusco before making your way through the Peruvian jungle and forest, the Wonder of the World your final destination. Trek with a local guide during the day who will teach you about the natural environment and history of the Incas, then retire to one of the many boutique hotels known for offering only the best service and facilities. Dine on delicious local cuisine, loosen your muscles in a hot tub overlooking the Sacred Valley, or indulge in couples’ spa treatments before heading out the next day. As a world-class destination (Machu Picchu sees the most visitors annually of anywhere in South America), doing something outdoorsy here doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice any comfort.

Reach your final destination together and explore the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu, steeped in history and mystery. Day trips can be taken to nearby villages known for their own ruins, ancient architecture, sprawling nature and rich cultures. Throw in as much trekking, mountain biking, river rafting and climbing as you wish!

Tuk tuk in the beach

Paracas beach

3. Lounge Seaside in Paracas

South of capital Lima is the seaside national reserve of Paracas. Couples dying to get in some beach lounging will savor this spot. Some of the country’s finest hotels stand on the water’s edge, looking out upon the reserve full of protected wildlife, the bright sand of the desert contrasting with the rich azul of the water. Spend a day poolside at a luxury resort, or take a boat tour out to sea where you’ll sail pass hundreds of sea lions, dolphins, penguins and birds.

In the evenings, sit down to romantic seafood dinners and sample Peru’s national liquor from neighboring Pisco, or relax and listen to some live music in one of the many exquisite restaurants.

Close to Lima and just a short plane ride from the mountains or Amazon, Paracas is perfect in combination with another destination.

Old town of lima with Cathedral's tower

Lima Downtown

4. Treat Yourselves in Metropolitan Lima

The rest of the country may seem like an exotic destination, but the modern capital of Lima has the means to cater to every type of traveler. With several of the finest restaurants in the world, great nightlife and the best shopping in the country, Lima is a great stop for couples who are looking for a bit of cosmopolitan luxury. Stay in one of the many world-class hotels in Miraflores or San Isidro, or perhaps a boutique hotel in Barranco, all of which will be nearby the best sights, shopping and dining in the city.

Step out for a night of fine dining and listening to live salsa, or soak in the spa treatments and room service you’ll find at its best here.

The main point of entry into Peru, a couple nights in Lima before heading for your next destination is great for a dose of city glamour.

Artificial islands on the lake, seen from above

Uros Islands On Lake Titicaca

5. Explore Another World at Lake Titicaca

A country of many different peoples and cultures, you’ll get a glimpse of a very different side of Peru at stunning Lake Titicaca. One of the largest (and the highest) lakes in the world, expansive Lake Titicaca is a peaceful destination for honeymooners who really want to get off the beaten path. Stay in lakeside huts, and spend your days drifting across the still waters high in the Andes. Visit local communities that are built entirely on water, or float past waterfront neighborhoods in a handmade reed boat. For couples who want to soak in as much culture as they can on their honeymoon, a trip to Lake Titicaca will leave you fulfilled yet speechless.

While there are several great hotels in the town of Puno, Lake Titicaca is more of a cultural stop than a luxury one. Visit for a few days in combination with another Peruvian destination (such as Cusco or the Amazon) so you can get a little taste of everything! There are trains that connect directly to Cusco from Lake Titicaca.

Ready to spend your honeymoon in Peru? For a trip you’ll spend the rest of your lives reminiscing over, consider jetting off to one (or more) of these incredibly romantic destinations.  Whether you choose the relaxation and adventure of the Amazon, a bucket list journey to Cusco, beachside luxury in Paracas, stylish romance in Lima or complete tranquility and culture at Lake Titicaca, your honeymoon in Peru will be the perfect way to start your lives together. Contact us for more information.


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This entry was posted March 23, 2016
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