Have you ever dreamt of spending your honeymoon somewhere a little bit different with incredible culture, delicious and globally-renowned food, and where one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World is located? Look no further. With stunning landscape, a rich history and plenty of luxury hotels, Peru is the answer. To give you a fuller idea of the kind of wonderful places you could visit and the things you might want to do whilst you are there, we have compiled this list of suggestions.
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Peru’s tourist attractions are countless. The most famous among them is Machu Picchu, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Although it’s a relatively steep climb to the top, the views are breathtaking. Taking a ride on the Hiram Bingham luxury train or the new Andean Explorer is also a popular choice among tourists, and is a leisurely way to take in your beautiful Peruvian surroundings. If you’re a foodie, there is plenty to whet your appetite. Peru has award-winning restaurants that feature in the World Travel Awards, one of them being the 4th of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World! Its excellent hotel industry brings together renowned and award-winning networks, such as the luxurious Virtuoso network. In the region of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, SPA hotels offer a broad variety of treatments and some of these establishments specialise in organising exclusive Andean weddings (typically Peruvian weddings), providing unique experiences for couples who are keen to do things the way the locals do.
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What better way to start a honeymoon than with a romantic dinner for two at one of the world’s best restaurants, which can be found in Lima, a city that understands how to do luxury. This is one of the destinations operated by TM Travel, a boutique travel agency specialising in honeymoon travel and used to organising romantic and special trips, always with personalised itineraries to suit each couple’s profile.
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In Lima you will find all sorts of hotels, including modern ones situated on the Costa Verde, others in the heart of the more residential areas of the city where the majority of the best restaurants are also found, such as ‘Central’ the 4th best restaurant in the world, run by chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz. The dishes served here are truly authentic and are centred on traditional, indigenous Peruvian cuisine, using the finest ingredients.
Cusco is the place of dreams. Why not climb up to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, and watch the sun appear behind the Inca citadel? This a once-in-a-lifetime experience and what better way to enjoy it than with your other half?
If this sounds like the kind of honeymoon that might appeal to you, Travel Logic are the people you need to speak to in order to get things organised. They specialise in wedding ceremonies in symbolic ceremonies is places such as Peru. One of the best hotels in Peru for hosting your wedding at is the Hotel Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, a luxury hotel located near the sanctuary with a range of rooms with mountain views, the jungle and the Urubamba River.
There are various packages available for every type of wedding celebration. Each of the packages are extremely detailed to take full advantage of the magical Peruvian landscape and culture and to make sure that you are able to enjoy an unforgettable ceremony. Depending on how native you would like your ceremony to be, a shaman can be requested to perform the wedding ritual with all the traditional Peruvian offerings. In addition to this, flower arrangements, the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s lapel will be provided. You could also hire an Andean music group to play at your wedding.
The transfer from the city of Cusco to Macchu Picchu can be done on the famous Hiram Bingham train, with luxury carriages decorated in an old European style. You could even try some traditional Peruvian dishes on your journey, as well as some artistic dance performances. The route through the Sacred Valley of the Incas through the mountains and waters of the Urubamba River is a stunning journey and is not something to be missed!
Skylodge Adventure Suites
If you fancy doing something truly adventurous, try an overnight stay for couples at Skylodge Adventure Suites, located more than 400 metres above the Sacred Valley of Cusco. The transparent capsules that you will stay in are accessible only after climbing the mountain, but the stunning views make up for the climb!
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