Machu Picchu Honeymoon creates the perfect settings, landscapes and premier service in one of the most romantic places in the world. Accommodation during your honeymoon has been chosen for its luxury, incredible personal service, romantic atmosphere and unique architecture and for an unforgettable and out of this world experience. Cusco and Machu Picchu, located in the mystical Andes Mountains, sets an awesome landscape for the beginnings of your life together. Making memories forever. Andean people are friendly, warm hearted, passionate, so being in love here is the perfect place to lay a magical foundation for your loving union. The energy in these natural places is literally palpable.
The tours through The Sacred Valley and Maras, Moray and Chinchero are exceptional in seeing Nature at its best in several eco systems. The mystery of the myriads of monoliths and vast stone structures throughout this total area is still unfolding as every year more is discovered. It is very hard not to begin to imagine what life would be like. The Incan and pre Incan remains of civilizations long past can often be felt in the mist and cloud forest that sometimes surround the Machu Picchu citadel.
The most important attractions, shown by your guide in Machu Picchu are the main square, The Sun Temple, Intiwatana (Sun Clock), the Royal Rooms, The Temple of the three Windows, The Condor Temple, the Royal Incas Cemetery. The guided tour takes two and half hours, then you have time to explore the vast citadel together. Don’t forget your camera. Awesome photo opportunities of One of the new 'Wonders of the World'.
When you have enjoyed the site to your fill, the shuttle bus down to Agua Calientes where you can have lunch (not included in package) in one of the many restaurants offering Andean as well as international cuisine.
Day 01:: Cusco.
Day 02:: Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Day 03 04:: Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Day 05:: Cusco city
Day 06:: Departure Day
Crew: A Tierras Vivas representative in Lima, Cusco and a profesional guide during the Homeymoon tour in Peru
Accommodation: Hotel***** ( 4 nights)
Meals: 04 Breakfast, 02 Lunches on the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Transportation: A private transportation during the all tour and Luxury Train Service to Machu Picchu
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A Tierras Vivas representative will meet you at Cusco airport and transfer you to your hotel. You have a choice to accommodation.
The Monasterio Hotel Cusco or the Arwana Boutique hotel. It is important to take it easy the first day as your body need to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Drinking coca tea really does help with altitude adjustment. It is not a myth and has been used for thousands of years in this area, long before the Incan era. Both these hotels offer complimentary oxygen pumped into your room if requested for a rapid acclimatization of altitude.
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. In the afternoon we start retuning to Urubamba, spend a night.
Pick up from hotel in private car and taken to Ollantaytambo Train Station (20 minutes from Urubamba). Board the Vistadome Train for your one and half hour trip to Agua Calientes (Machu Picchu pueblo). Pick up from train station by a hotel representative. This begins another major highlight in your Machu Picchu honeymoon.
Transfer to the Sanctuary Lodge Hotel (the only hotel aside the ruins) or the beautiful boutique Inti Inn. The rest of your day is free to relax or wander the village, take a hot spring dip, walk to the waterfall or eat some great local cuisine.
Second day: Early breakfast then 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 photograph. 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. It’s original builders knew very well how to perfectly combine its construction with the exceptional natural environment that surrounds and protects it, even now.
Free Day in Cusco. 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.
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.
Departure Day - Transfer to Cusco airport, flight to Lima then International Flight home. Or time to extend you trip in Peru.
Most of travelers use a suitcase. However, a big backpack would be more suitable. In any case, please do not forget a small rucksack that you will need for daily travels (to carry your bottled water, camera, snacks, etc.). It is better to avoid a wheeled luggage and use luggage with shoulder straps.
If you plan to visit Peruvian mountains (Andean mountain range or Altiplano), then we recommend you to take some trousers suitable for hiking, shorts, T-shirts and trekking shoes for the days; and sweaters, fleeces, hats, scarves and warm jackets for the nights. You also should take a sun protection cream, sun glasses and in some cases, mosquito repellent (depending on a route chosen). It is very convenient to have a light rain-gear available in a daypack (e.g. a waterproof poncho or jacket and/or waterproof trousers) as weather changes quickly and rains can suddenly occur. For more details, please check the below link of “What to Bring”.
All Tierras Vivas adventurous group tours are accompanied by a Tierras Vivas Tour Guide, a Representative or an expedition team. The aim of our Tour Guides is to take a hassle out of our customers’ trips and to help them to have the best trip possible. The Tour Guides provide information on places visited, offer suggestions of what to see and to do, recommend a good place to eat and introduce to his/her colleagues. The Guides have a broad general knowledge of each country visited during a tour, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local Tour Guides where we think that more specific knowledge could add more enjoyment to visited places.
A must to know is the mystical and enigmatic Machu Picchu one of the 7 wonders of Peru, the sacred city of the Incas that the conquerors never knew and that was known by Western culture in 1911. Cusco, like Machu Picchu, for its historical value and for its beauty is considered World Heritage of Humanity. The Sacred Valley of the Incas and its beautiful places are waiting for you.
On the other hand, the best kept secret of South America is the Peruvian Amazon. It has the last large virgin forests on the planet, 34 life zones have been identified, breaking several records in biodiversity. At the same time, it protects diverse human groups and many of them are in a state of total rapport with their green environment. Also, the excellent hostels and services, as well as the warmth of the inhabitants of the Peruvian jungle, make the stay of the visitors a dream experience. Machu Picchu - Amazon Honeymoon
Cusco, Historical Capital of Peru, is the most visited city in the country and the point of greatest tourist influx is undoubtedly the imposing Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. Also, Cusco and Machu Picchu are considered Historical Heritage of Humanity because of the great historical richness and variety of traditions they have.
In addition, in Cusco there are other important archaeological sites showing the Inca culture such as Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara or the archaeological groups and traditional villages in the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Maras and Moray, among others. Another very attractive attraction in Cusco is the famous Inca Trail that also takes you to the most important and most visited destination in Peru and South America, Machu Picchu. Peru Honeymoon