This Peru honeymoon package is a specially planned unique romantic Peruvian getaway. It includes the travel, accommodation and experience of the magical Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and Cusco Area high in the Andes mountains. Your honeymoon includes luxury accomodation in the cities you visit and comfortable eco-friendly cabins in the jungle with choices of fun activities, travel in private car, boats and airplanes, guided jungle tours and discovery tours of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu. The scenery is some of the most diverse and beautiful in the world. Your Peru Honeymoon will be an unforgettable beginning to your life together. Time to unwind on this travel package and time to explore this unique culture and history through the silent voices of the monoliths and hundreds of Inca ruins including Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Relax in the lush, vibrant, lifeforce of the Amazon jungle. Experience the flora and fauna unique to the largest jungle in the world.
Day 01: Lima Arrival.
Day 02 - 04: Peruvian Amazon Homeymoon
Day 05: Cusco
Day 06: Cusco City
Day 07: Sacred Valley of the Incas Tour
Day 08: Machu Picchu Homeymoon
Day 09: Maras, Moray, Salineras and Chinchero
Day 10: Departure day
Arrival in Lima. Your Peru Honeymoon starts with a pick up from the Lima airport, where our Representative holds a paper with your name on it. Then you are transferred to your hotel. Please note that this is an arrival day, so no activities are planned. You can arrive any time. Your Lima accomodation is the beautiful Miraflores Park Hotel 5 star luxury on the beach. www.miraflorespark.com.pe
Lima is the capital and also known as the ‘City of Kings’ as it was founded by Francisco Pizarro on the Day of the Three kings (Epiphany) in 1535. The Plaza de Armas is central old Lima. Here, in this vicinity is The Government Palace, Cathedral and Archbishops Palace. There is also a beautiful coastline incredible museums and amazing fresh gourmet food.
On the last (third) day of the Amazonian trip, we transfer you back to the airport at Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Cusco, high in the Andes Mountains. You are welcomed by our Representative there and taken to your hotel. There is a choice of accommodation – The Monestario Hotel www.monestariohotel.com or the Aranwa Boutique Hotel www.aranwahotel.com/cusco. The rest of the day is free to be able to acclimatize to the high altitude as well as relax and explore some of this fascinating city.
Cusco is a colorful, vibrant small city with many remaining foundations Inca buildings, temples, walls as well as a strong Spanish colonial influence in the architecture. Andean people are friendly, warm hearted people who love to celebrate everything in life. You may feel like you have moved back in time, as the colorful clothes, textiles, art and music create an magical aura of the past merging into the present. Yes wifi works fast here too!
There are several massive ruins very near Cusco and some fascinating areas in Cusco. Sachaywaman is a huge Incan fortress. The walls are made up of huge and impressive stones weighing up to 130 tons. These stones fit together so perfectly you cannot put a razor blade between them. They have been fashioned to withstand earthquakes and almost anything including the destruction by the Spanish Conquistadors. Three of these walls run parallel to over 360 meters.
Q’enko is an Incan labyrinth and a ceremonial site. Tambomachay is a water Temple, Puca Pucara is a fortress made of a different red stone. These three special ruins are a short 15 minute bus ride from Cusco.
When the Spanish invaded they built most of the churches on to of Incan Temples and sacred places. Qoricancha is one of those Temples. The Santa Domingo Church stands together with the walls of Ooricancha, once totally covered in gold plating. As history tells us thousands of tons of gold were scavenged and taken from the Incans by the Spanish and shipped back to Spain for the King and Royalty.
Tour of the Sacred Valley. We travel to a lesser altitude here. Due to its climate and fertile soil, the Sacred Valley was and is a major agricultural producer for Cusco and surrounding areas. Pick up at your hotel with a private car and driver for your day of discovery in the Sacred Valley. There is a guided tour of Pisac Inca city and then a visit to the famous, traditional, handicraft markets in Pisac. After that we head to Urubamba for lunch in one of the lovely restaurants. Then we continue to the huge fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo. This major ruin is known for the best surviving example of Inca structural planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Incan fortress and being one of a couple of places where the Spanish lost a major battle during their conquest.
After this tour you are taken to the Ollayantaytambo train station for the 3.40pm Vistadome train to Agua Calientes. Transfer to your hotel. Choice of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge or the Inti Inn. www.thesanctuarylodgehotel.com.pe and www.hotel-inti-inn.com
Up at sunrise to enter the Machu Picchu ruins. The light at dawn on Machu Picchu is magical and perfect for once in a lifetime photographs. This antique citadel is a very popular worldwide tourist attraction and the most famous Inca’s architectural work without any doubt. It is located 122km from Cusco. The altitude is 2,430 meters above sea level. It is close to the Urubamba River, in the midst of lush sub-tropical cloud forest. The majestic beauty of the natural landscape surrounding this sanctuary as well as the archeological value of the ruins have contributed to make Machu Picchu one of the most appreciated and frequently visited place of the both Americas. UNESCO recognized the importance of Machu Picchu and ranked it as a Natural and cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1983.
Machu Picchu is a perfectly planned center and is one of the finest examples of Incan architecture. Its original builders knew very well how to perfectly combine its construction with the exceptional natural environment that surrounds and protects it, even now.
Pick up from your hotel in a private car for a tour Moray, Maras and Chinchero ruins and villages or choose a free day discovering the fascinating city of Cusco.
Moray is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Cusco on a high plateau at about 3,500 m (11,500 ft) and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m (98 ft) deep. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a sophisticated irrigation system.
The purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but their depth, design, and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference of as much as 15 °C (27 °F) between the top and the bottom. It is possible that this large temperature difference was used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. Speculation about the site has led to discussion about Moray as an Inca agricultural experimental area. Its microclimatic conditions and other significant characteristics led to the use of the site as a center for the ancient study of domestication, acclimatization, and hybridization of wild vegetable species that were modified or adapted for human consumption.
Chinchero is a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3,762m about 30km from Cusco. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colourful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac.
The village mainly comprises mud brick (adobe) houses, and locals still go about their business in traditional dress.
The village may have been an important town in Inca times. The most striking remnant of this period is the massive stone wall in the main plaza which has ten trapezoidal niches. The construction of the wall and many other ruins and agricultural terraces (which are still in use) are attributed to Inca Tupac Yupanqui who possibly used Chinchero as a kind of country resort.
In the main plaza an adobe colonial church, dating from the early seventeenth century, has been built upon the foundations of an Inca temple or palace. The ceiling and walls are covered in beautiful floral and religious designs. The church is open on Sundays for mass.
Half an hour's walk from the village brings you to Lake Piuri which once fed Cusco with water. It takes about 3 hours to walk around the lake passing through small picturesque villages.
Transfer from your hotel to the Cusco airport for you flight to Lima and then international connecting flight home. Or, choose to extend your trip with another Peruvian travel package.
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