What better way to spend your honeymoon or romantic vacation than exploring the very heart of the Incan Empire and the depths of the Amazon Rainforest? Now you can on this custom 10-day Inca Heartland tour, ideal for those looking for that spark of adventure combined with hints of romance.
Explore iconic archaeological sites and rich Andean cultural heritage by day and indulge in fine-dining at night as you discover Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas and their capital Cusco, before transitioning to the waterways of the Amazon for a boutique cruise to enjoy its astonishing wildlife.
Heart Of The Incan Empire
After a night in the Peruvian capital, Lima, you’ll begin your journey into the Inca heartland with a flight to Cusco – the capital of the Incan Empire – and private transfer to the Sacred Valley. Your stay here will be in one of the valley’s most remote and luxurious lodges, Explora Sacred Valley. The lodge’s design incorporates the surrounding Inca ruins with modern amenities, including its indulgent Pumacahua Bath House spa, providing you with a peaceful haven full of history and relaxation opportunities.
When not relaxing, you’ll have your choice of over 40 adventures to participate in daily. Be as active as you choose, from trekking to nearby lagoons to bike riding along ancient Inca tracks, or sit back and enjoy the various nature and culture excursions available each day. At night, dine on gourmet dishes developed by renowned Peruvian Chef Virgilio Martinez.
Soon the time arrives for your much-anticipated trip to Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Explore this spectacular archaeological site with the aid of your expert guide and marvel at the remains of the Inca royal estate dating back to the 1400s. You’ll also have a rare opportunity to visit the site again the next day so you won’t miss a thing.
No trip to the Incan heartland would be complete without exploring Cusco itself, the spiritual center of the Inca, whose name derives from the Quechua word Qosqo, meaning “navel of the world”. Discover its ancient temples, cathedrals, and surrounding fortresses before transitioning to the mysterious rainforest.
Amazon River Romance
Your flight to the Amazon lands you in the jungle city of Iquitos, where you’ll transfer to our private port of Nauta. Here you will board the Delfin I, your boutique floating accommodations while in the Amazon. Choose between air-conditioned Master and Deluxe suites, each containing a separate bath with hot showers and a private terrace to enjoy time to yourselves. Honeymooners will especially like the lower deck Deluxe Master Suites which each have a private plunge pool.
During the cruise, venture up to the third deck’s lounge for panoramic views and unique photo opportunities. Spot monkeys at play in the trees, sloths on the river banks, and various birds overhead. You’ll find out more about the diversity here from your naturalist guides, who are always available to you. Fueling your explorations will be yet more gourmet Peruvian cuisine served in the delightful dining room, or better yet, why not order a romantic candlelight dinner on your private terrace.
You’ll have a number of opportunities to discover the delights of rainforest on daily shore excursions. Foray into the jungle and walk across an 85-feet high canopy walkway for spectacular views of the rainforest from its treetops. Explore offshoots of creeks and lagoons where you can kayak or paddleboard for an even more immersive experience. You can even visit a local shaman in a remote village to get to know her village role and links to the spiritual realm.
Before ending your Amazon adventure and flying back to Lima, you’ll have a chance to see where baby manatees are rehabilitated before returning to the wild.