Romantic Honeymoon Destinations In Peru And The Galapagos
If you’re planning a summer wedding and haven’t given thought to the Honeymoon, then you should know Peru and the Galapagos are amongst the most perfect honeymoon destinations in the world. With romance, culture and adventure in abundance; there is something special for every couple to discover.
Here, Marisol and her team, Almost Essential’s reccomended travel specialist in Peru and South America have helpfully made a list of the most extraordinary honeymoon destinations in Peru and the Galapagos.
Perfect for couples seeking peace, quiet and a bit of luxurious downtime after the madness of wedding planning.
Marisol’s top choice for honeymoons in Peru is a cruise on the Amazon on the Delfin I ( Relais & Chateaux). Unique in size and style, this 4-cabin (yes 4 cabin!) beautifully designed and crafted river boat offers privacy, personalised service, excellent guiding and superb cuisine. The Delfin I boasts four deluxe staterooms each with a private dining area and two with a Jacuzzi. On the top deck there is an air conditioned dining room and covered open air lounge and bar. The Delfin I is the best luxury Amazon cruise for a honeymoon in Peru.
A private villa on the water’s edge of the highest navigable lake in the world is a suitable spot for a romantic getaway.
Amantica Lodge is our pick. Nestled in a quiet corner of Amantani Island, the villa offers comfortable luxury and breathtaking views across the lake. Enjoy gourmet cuisine served on your private terrace and a selection of wines and champagne produced by Amantica’s own winery.
For a glorious beach honeymoon in Peru, look no further than Mancora beach.
We love Kichic; a boutique, adult-only beach-front hotel. Stylish and intimate, the hotel has just 9 rooms. The emphasis is on health and wellness, so you’ll return from your honeymoon feeling well-rested and ready to jump into married life.
Stay here for your whole honeymoon, or book a couple of nights to unwind after trekking to Machu Picchu or exploring Colca Canyon.
BUCKET LIST ADVENTURES
Peru has so much to offer the thrill-seeking, bucket-list-ticking couple. Here are a few of our favourite experiences.
A trip to Machu Picchu offers newlywed couples an unforgettable experience. To reach it, you can trek the Inca Trail, enjoying private luxury camping and first-class equipment. En route you’ll visit the best sites in Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
If hiking isn’t for you, you can travel to Machu Picchu in style aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham luxury train. On board you’ll be treated to a gourmet four-course meal, open bar, live music and spectacular views of the Sacred Valley. You can take the train just one-way, or book a return trip.
Colca Canyon is the deepest canyon in the world. It is twice as deep as the USA’s Grand Canyon, but half as well-known so there are few tourists in this little-visited region.
The Colca Lodge is our pick for accommodation. It boasts a gorgeous eco-spa and natural hot springs; perfect for pampered relaxation.
You can explore the canyon on foot or horseback. You’ll discover unique wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Look out for wild vicuñas (a relative of the llama) and majestic condors soaring overhead!
TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE
The magnificent Amazon Rainforest is probably one of the most unique honeymoon destinations one could pick.
Staying in a lavish villa within the Tambopata National Reserve offers a fantastic base from which to explore the most biodiverse region in the world.
We strongly recommend the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica eco jungle lodge. It has a spa, private villas with their own plunge pools, a butler service and gourmet cuisine. And if you really want to up the wow-factor, you can sleep in a tree house, some 22m (73ft) above the jungle floor.
A honeymoon in the Galapagos is an exceptional way to start married life. The unspoilt beauty of the islands is truly breathtaking; you’ll see stunning landscapes and wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
One of the best ways to see as much of the Galapagos as possible is aboard a luxury cruise. You can choose to set sail on a boutique luxury yacht or a spectacular mega-catamaran. Features include expansive sun decks, spacious cabins with balconies, Jacuzzis, and state of the art facilities. And if there’s something particular you’d like on board, Marisol’s team can arrange it for you.
Feeling inspired to plan your honeymoon in Peru and the Galapagos? Talk to one of Marisol’s advisor to create your own bespoke itinerary today.
This article was origianlly published on the Aracari website.