8 Romantic Reasons Why the Amazon is the Best Honeymoon Destination
So you’ve recently said “Yes!” and have your wedding planning on the way. Now it’s time for you to start putting together your dream Honeymoon. Are you out of honeymoon ideas? Skip the tourist beaten paths and plan a honeymoon unlike any other as newlyweds. Not many experiences can match the adventure and romance of the Amazon rainforest. From luxury honeymoon cabins and all inclusive honeymoon cruises, to exploring the depths of the Amazon jungle, Rainforest Cruises has selected the best honeymoon package options for the Amazon jungle in Peru.
Why the Amazon is the best destination for your honeymoon:
1. Best Honeymoon Destination for Scenery
The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and is made up of many unique ecosystems and various vegetation types. It goes without saying that from the breathtaking Amazon sunrise to the romantic starry night sky, the Amazon rainforest is full of unique and astounding picture-perfect honeymoon moments.
The Amazon has been named as one of the world's new seven wonders of nature, but for time immemorial has been described as the cradle of evolution, an ancient, almost mythical ecosystem whose richness and wonder continues to lure adventurous travellers from all walks of life. If it’s a scenic honeymoon destination you are after, look no further, as the Amazon rainforest will show off her beauty anytime she can.
2. Treehouse Lodge Luxury Honeymoon Cabins
Rub shoulders with the treetop wildlife and gain unique and thrilling views of Peru's Amazon with a stay in luxury honeymoon bungalows built into the rainforest canopy at Treehouse Lodge. Scientists estimate that up to 90% of life in the rainforest is found in the tree tops, making this the richest habitat for plant and animal life, so expect to wake up as newlyweds to a call of nature, quite literally!
The lodge has 8 en-suite bungalows with comforts you just wouldn’t expect to find high in the trees in the middle of the jungle, during your honeymoon. With showers, sinks, toilets, fresh white linens, chairs and comfortable beds with mosquito-netting as standard. The bungalows range from 36 ft to a staggering 67 ft in the air, all joined by secure walkways and platforms for excellent wildlife spotting opportunities with your spouse. During your unique honeymoon, you and your spouse may be fortunate enough to see up to 5 different species of monkeys, pink and grey dolphins, sloths, toucans, macaws, parrots, parakeets, and with some luck, even a jaguar.
Your Treehouse Lodge honeymoon package includes daily activities that can be tailored to your tastes. Choose from a wide range of adventure honeymoon activities, each lasting 2-3 hours, that include daytime and nocturnal jungle walks, piranha fishing, dolphin-watching and visits to the local communities. The Treehouse Lodge all inclusive honeymoon package is bound to make your heart race. Learn more about our Treehouse Lodge honeymoon packages here.
3. All Inclusive Honeymoon Cruise
Sit back, relax and drink your glass of wine while watching the Amazon rainforest pass by. An all inclusive honeymoon cruise on the Amazon river can be both the most relaxing and adventurous vacations you’ve ever taken. Rainforest Cruises has honeymoon cruise itineraries aboard vessels in Peru, cruising through the breathtaking wilderness of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
You can expect spacious and luxurious honeymoon suites (Jacuzzi and massage rooms included on selected cruises), delicious gourmet meals, adventurous jungle excursions and romantic Amazon river sunsets. A honeymoon cruise package in the Amazon jungle is guaranteed to give you breathtaking scenery, wild adventures and romantic starry night skies. That’s the formula for the most luxurious and exotic honeymoon imaginable! View all of our Honeymoon Cruises here.
4. Unique Honeymoon Full of Adventure
One things for sure, on your adventurous jungle honeymoon, you won't be getting bored. From dawn until dusk, you have the option of participating in various Amazon jungle excursions and activities. All of them are optional, so if you prefer to relax in your honeymoon suite, you can enjoy the view, but if you're up for a newlywed adventure, we recommend joining in on as many rainforest activities as you can!
Early in the morning is the prime time to go bird watching. You'll get on a skiff and cruise deep inside the Amazon jungle to look for wildlife. After lunch, walk through the jungle canopies looking for packs of monkeys migrating by. Other activities on your Amazon honeymoon itinerary include: Stand-up paddle boarding, pink dolphin watching, piranha fishing, kayaking, jungle trekking, amazon community visits and more! Start your adventure together as newlyweds in the canopies of the Amazon jungle.
5. Romantic Gourmet Amazonian Cuisine
The best part of your Amazon honeymoon will definitely be the food. If you and your newlywed are foodies and are looking for a great food experience during your honeymoon, you’ve found the right place. The Amazon is full of delicious (and nutritious) ingredients that top chefs of the world are always after.
Our recommendation for foodie honeymooners is to take the Delfin Amazon cruise. On the Delfin Amazon cruise, the menus on board are a real source of pride and care, designed by world-class chefs to make the best use of the national recipes and locally-sourced ingredients. Meal times are a truly special experience, as guests await expectantly for the next dish, with the real possibility of new flavors. Even the table decor changes with every meal! Whether over a romantic candlelight meal or privately in your honeymoon suite, enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne after your delicious gourmet meal. Foodie honeymooners, this one is for you!
6. Discover a New Culture Together
"Luna de Miel" is Spanish for Honeymoon. While you are on your honeymoon in the Amazon, you'll get to learn a new culture, and hopefully pick up some words from the local language. Get to the know the local customs of the Amazonians, maybe you'll be inspired to bring some of the culture back home with you!
The Amazon culture is quite extraordinary, particularly speaking about traditional Amazon tribes. Indigenous tribes of the Amazon have inhabited the rainforest for thousands of years and a large percentage of these people continue to live in complete isolation from the outside world. They are entirely self-sufficient: they hunt and produce their own food, create their own shelter and provide their own security. Their customs and culture are therefore entirely unique. On your honeymoon cruise you'll get the opportunity to interact with some Amazon communities, these may include tribes, local schools and artisans.
7. Face your Fears Together as Newlyweds
We dare you to spend at least one night together at the thrilling Treehouse Lodge. Walking across canopy bridges to get to your honeymoon cabin in the pitch black Amazon jungle will be quite the adrenaline experience. An Amazon adventure honeymoon can help you get over all of your newlywed fears! You’ll learn how to conquer the fear of heights, the dark and fear of all the jungle’s creepy crawlies (of course, all of your jungle honeymoon activities are optional, you can choose what’s most comfortable for you).
During your jungle excursions (both cruise excursions and land), some of the Amazon's most feared (yet often harmless) wildlife might come out to make an appearance. Who do you think would handle seeing a large boa constrictor or tarantula better? You or your spouse?
8. The Honeymooners of the Year!
Lastly, the most romantic reason why the Amazon rainforest is the best honeymoon destination is that you'll experience this once in a lifetime adventure with your true love. Your love, a passport and plan for adventure is all you need to bring your dream honeymoon into reality! Cheers to the newlyweds! View our Honeymoon Packages here.