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A relaxing and cultural honeymoon to Cusco and Machu Picchu with time to unwind on the beach at the end

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Feasting on local Peruvian cuisine on a food tour of Lima
  • Exploring the epic Sacred Valley by bike
  • Walking in the footsteps of the Incas at Machu Picchu
  • Making (and tasting!) your very own pisco sour

What's Included

  • All internal flights, private transfers and train tickets
  • Private tour of Machu Picchu
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Full support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

With culture, history and incredible landscapes, Peru is a wonderful place for an unforgettable honeymoon. You can choose to include as much or as little as you like, to ensure you get the perfect balance of expertly-guided tours and quality time together.

Your adventure starts in Lima, a vibrant city famous for its world-class restaurants, bars and thriving arts scene. After two nights in the capital, and a fabulous culinary tour, you’ll take a short flight to Cusco, from where you’ll head to the Sacred Valley. Once the base of Inca civilisation, this is one of Peru’s most historically rich areas and is also one of its most beautiful. You’ll spend three days relaxing here, taking in the epic scenery and exploring by bike.

No trip to Peru is complete without seeing the iconic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Explore this mystical site in the company of an expert local guide who will make the ruins come alive. After a night in a luxury lodge, you’ll enjoy some time to explore on your own, discovering its many nooks and crannies, before catching the train back.

It’s then onto the charming city of Cusco, filled with colonial architecture. Learn how to make Peru’s national drink, the pisco sour, and enjoy wandering through the cobbled streets that make this such an intoxicating city.

The final days will be spent relaxing on the beaches of Peru’s northern coast. How you choose to spend your time is completely up to you – surf, fish, dive and snorkel, or simply sit back and do absolutely nothing.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-3

Lima

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Meet and greet at Lima airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Lima

Accommodation in Lima

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Two nights in Lima Two nights in Lima

Being the capital and largest city in the country, Lima is a frequent stop for those travelling to Peru. A mix of modern developments and colonial architecture makes it a fascinating place to explore.

It’s a cosmopolitan city with some beautiful museums, parks and and gourmet restaurants. Lima is one of the culinary capitals of the world, with restaurants serving innovative and tasty interpretations of traditional Peruvian food.

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Culinary tour: Market visit and lunch at La Picanteria Culinary tour: Market visit and lunch at La Picanteria

Start with a visit to one of Lima’s most emblematic and picturesque markets, where you can see, taste and purchase the most popular ingredients used in Peruvian cuisine. In the hands of our culinary expert, you may have the chance to try fruits from the coast, mountains and jungle, such as chirimoya, pacay, mango, passion fruit, aguaymanto, aguaje, and stop by the impressive seafood section selling the likes of prawns, shrimp, octopus and scallops. You also have the opportunity to try and buy dried fruits and browse the handicrafts on offer. You then go to La Picanteria, a restaurant owned by famous chef, Hector Solís. The restaurant looks to reproduce the rustic and traditional atmosphere of a picanteria and menus vary according to what's best in the market that day.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Lima airport

Flight

Flight from Lima to Cusco

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley

Days 3-5

Sacred Valley

Accommodation in Sacred Valley

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Two nights in the Sacred Valley Two nights in the Sacred Valley

Spend your time relaxing and exploring the incredible scenery of the Sacred Valley. It's a great place to experience the culture of Peru and the landscape is breathtaking.

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Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray Ollantaytambo, Maras and Moray

Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the Sacred Valley and take you on a full day private tour. Start at the Inca fortress town of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived and is one of the most important if not visible vestiges of how the Incas inhabited and functioned in their cities making it a fascinating place to explore. There is a fortress at the top of the hill (and quite a few steps) which is particularly interesting to investigate for the techniques the Incas used in its construction.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Ollanta station

 
Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu

The Vistadome train takes you to the magnificent ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in superb modern comfort. As per its name, the train has wide glass windows built into the roof and sides of the carriages so you really do get to see the rich Peruvian countryside rushing by. Large leather seats, air conditioning, heating, and good service reflects all the contemporary efficiency and standards of Peru Rail too.

Days 5-6

Machu Picchu

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Private Tour of Machu Picchu Private Tour of Machu Picchu

Your private guide will take you on a comprehensive tour of the Machu Picchu citadel, really bringing it to life by detailing the history, significance and myths surrounding it as well as taking you to the hidden corners and best viewpoints. After your tour, you'll descend to Aguas Calientes for a delicious lunch at the rustically elegant Inkaterra hotel, before an afternoon at leisure. You can explore the areas around Machu Picchu or carry on exploring the ruins.

Return in the evening to overnight at your chosen hotel in the Machu Picchu area.

Lodges in Machu Picchu

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Morning free to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain Morning free to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

Discover the Machu Picchu citadel by climbing up either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Both scenic sites offer incredible, sweeping views, but vary in route. Huanya Picchu is a steeper route for the confident hiker as you pass sheer drops and takes around 2 hours. Machu Picchu Mountain is a rewarding 3 hour ascending hike taking you away from the larger crowds to enjoy the vistas.

Vistadome train back from Machu Picchu Vistadome train back from Machu Picchu

Board the train for the journey back from Machu Picchu with refreshments served on board.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Ollanta Station to your hotel in Cusco

Days 6-8

Cusco

Accommodation in Cusco

Two nights in Cusco Two nights in Cusco

Enjoy this beautiful city and UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this beautiful city. We can arrange a number of private, interest-led tours to booking fine restaurants for you. Your personal travel designer will be able to recommend activities that are most suitable to your interests.

Cusco city and nearby ruins tour Cusco city and nearby ruins tour

Today you will visit the Imperial City, a living example of the mixture of the Andean and Spanish cultures. You start your trip visiting the Santo Domingo Convent, built over the Koricancha Palace.

Later, you will stop at the Main Square, where you can find the Cathedral of Cusco. Going on with the tour, you will visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, which is the largest and most impressive of four archaeological ruins on the outskirts of Cusco. Built by the Incas, it served an important military function and was the site of a major battle with the Spanish in 1536. The complex was constructed out of massive stones, some weighing as much as 300 tons, cut to fit together without the use of mortar.

Later, you will take a look at the archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, located north east of the city.

Rooftop dinner at Marcelo Batata Rooftop dinner at Marcelo Batata

Enjoy a romantic dinner and excellent views across the rooftops of Cusco at Marcelo Batata, a wonderful restaurant specialising in pisco and Peruvian fusion cuisine.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Cusco airport

Flight

Flight from Cusco to Lima

Flight

Flight from Lima to Tumbes

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Northern Beaches

Days 8-11

The northern Beaches

Accommodation in The northern Beaches

Three night enjoying the Northern Beaches Three night enjoying the Northern Beaches

Relax and enjoy the warm Pacific climes, beaches, rustic atmosphere, seafood restaurants and lively bars at night. While away your days surfing, fishing, diving, horse riding and generally kicking back.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Tumbes airport

Flight

Flight from Tumbes to Lima

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