When considering your honeymoon Peru might not be the first country that springs to mind. Peru is much more than Paddington Bear, and these ten reasons highlights the wonders of Peru, and why Peru should be your honeymoon destination.
Ancient Incan Sites
Discover the ancient UNESCO World Heritage citadel of Machu Picchu hidden deep in the jungle. For the adventurous you could trek the four day Inca Trail and arrive as the sun rises over the site, alternatively you can arrive by luxury train.
Lima, Peru’s capital city, is home to 3 of the world’s top 50 restaurants (2017). If you cannot wait to try some eclectic and fresh cuisine that is putting Peru firmly of the foodies map then head to one of the exciting Peruvian restaurants in London, UK.
Cusco is the former capital of the Inca Empire and the city in an absolute delight. Picture cobbled streets, ornate colonial churches and locals herding their Llamas. The main plaza comes alive at night where you will find small artisan breweries serving local beers and cocktails.
Colourful Local markets
Peru is rife with colourful, atmospheric and traditional markets where you can taste local delicacies like the guinea pig, shop for alpaca woollen garments or try the deliciously refreshing fruit juices.
The Amazon Jungle
Looking to escape and relax after the wedding and start your married life in harmony with the world? There is no better place than a stay at a remote eco lodge where there are over 670 varieties of birds, more than 180 mammals and around 20,000 plant species.
If you want a honeymoon with activity then a Peru honeymoon is perfect. Trekking in the Andean mountains, kayaking over the mythical Lake Titicaca, Ice climbing in Huarez to sand boarding in Ica. Peru is blessed with coasts, deserts, mountains and virgin jungle that all offer a huge variety of adrenaline based experiences.
Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world and you will find some world class hotels in this remote and traditional region that have their own private and natural hot springs. Soaking your muscles in the springs after the sun has set with a night cap in hand is the ultimate way to start your married life in style.
Maybe not the first thing you associate with Peru. If you want to include a little beach with activity on your Peru honeymoon then head to Mancora or Tumbes for the laid back bohemian scene and some barefoot luxury and surf.
Travel through the high altiplano in southern Peru on the luxury trains that traverse the territory. For those looking for a touch of luxury combined with eye opening discovery then the trains are a top option.
Direct flights from London
You can fly direct to Lima, Peru’s capital, from London Gatwick on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. Meaning there is no need to worry about connecting flights and long layovers.
South America Odyssey, a specialist London based tour operator are the ideal company to plan your Peru honeymoon.
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