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Amazon, Andes & Lake Titicaca Honeymoon Safari

Embark on a honeymoon with a difference as you whisk your loved one away to the wildlife-rich forests of the Amazon, the Sacred Valley of the Incas (home to the famous citadel of Machu Picchu) and the picturesque shores of Lake Titicaca.

Duration 13 days
Price From $3,368
When Year-Round
Destination Peru

Safari Overview

Some honeymooners are content with sunning themselves in Spain or the South of France, but others opt for something a little more adventurous. The South American nation of Peru offers both cultural and natural wonders to discover, the perfect combination for travellers seeking to celebrate a new marriage in style. On this 13-day trip you'll travel by train through the Sacred Valley, allowing you to take in the beauty of the Andean highlands through your window before arriving in the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Also on the agenda are tours of Lima and Cuzco; activities on and around Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America; and wildlife-spotting among the trees of the Amazon. Throughout your journey you'll also be staying in some of Peru's best lodges, where you and your partner will be able to relax after a day's adventure.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Visit the Uros, floating islands in Lake Titicaca made from tortura reeds by the local inhabitants, who are known as the 'Water Tribe'.
  • Explore the ancient Inca capital of Peru, Cuzco, and find old temples and cathedrals.
  • Catch a train through the Sacred Valley on your way to Machu Picchu.
  • Explore the waterways of the Amazon by motorised canoe.
  • Immerse yourself in the Amazon Rainforest and observe its abundant and diverse wildlife.
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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Lima

Arriving into Peru's bustling capital of Lima, the former home of the Spanish Inquisition during colonial times, you will be met and taken to your hotel, set in the cosmopolitan district of Miraflores, which is a great place to settle into the city and enjoy your first evening soaking up the atmosphere, bars, restaurants and markets of the district’s central plaza.

Day 2

Lima

After waking on your first morning and enjoying breakfast in the historic city of Lima, enjoy a day of exploration on your own terms. Why not start by taking in Lima's colonial centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which contains some of the best-kept colonial architecture in South America. The Plaza Mayor is the historical centre, a colourful area where you can catch the changing of the guards and gaze upon the cathedral, presidential palace and other important buildings, including convents and museums. Lima's charms definitely lie in the grandeur of her architecture. After visiting the old centre, we suggest heading to the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing through the district of Pueblo Libre, as well as the picturesque El Olivar Park. This evening, make sure you indulge in Lima’s stunning food scene!

Day 3

Lima - Amazon

After breakfast, you'll commence your exciting journey into Peru's Amazon region and take your short flight to Puerto Maldonado. Here you will be met by a representative of the lodge where you'll be staying and taken to the butterfly house. Enjoy a refreshing drink and walk around the house where a variety of colourful butterfly species, all native to the Amazon, can be seen. A number of other local wildlife species also make their home here in the butterfly house, including frogs and turtles. Once check-in has been completed you will be driven across town to the port, where you will join your exciting motorised canoe transfer to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion, your river-based lodge located around an hour upstream from Puerto Maldonado. This is a great way to start your jungle adventure before immersing yourself in this unique environment for the next couple of days.

Overnight: Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion B, L, D

Days 4-5

Amazon

Spend the next two days getting under the skin of this wildlife paradise. The range of exciting half-day excursions includes a nearby oxbow lake or the reserve's very own canopy walkway, where you can observe many species from a different perspective high up in the treetops. Most of the excursions will give you a good feel for the surrounding rainforest and will allow you to see many of the endemic species of flora and fauna, before returning to the jungle lodge to relax amidst the sounds of the rainforest.

Overnight: Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion B, L, D

Day 6

Amazon - Cuzco

After a final breakfast in the jungle, you will board the motorised canoe once more for your journey back to Puerto Maldonado Airport. Catch your flight to Cuzco and, upon arrival, transfer to your comfortable hotel for the night.

Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel B

Day 7

Cuzco

Today you can enjoy a free day in Cuzco, and with no activities planned you will have time to explore this fascinating city on your own terms. Explore the markets in search of souvenirs or take in one of the many optional activities available, including trekking, mountain biking and even white-water rafting. After a busy few days on the move, you may just want to sit back and relax with a good book, or take in the views in the central square.

Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel B

Day 8

Cuzco - Sacred Valley

This morning you will set off towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, on a private full-day tour. The first stop on your tour here is Pisac Market, where the main square is packed with stands selling traditional Peruvian products made by the local people. Here you’ll find alpaca textiles, musical instruments and paintings, as well as other potential souvenirs. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, after which you will continue to the far end of the Sacred Valley and the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo was built to protect this part of the valley from invaders from the lowlands, and contains beautiful terraces and fine stonework. You'll then be taken to your beautiful lodge located at the heart of the Sacred Valley.

Overnight: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness B, L

Day 9

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

This morning you are to be taken to the train station in Ollantaytambo for your train ride on the Cuzco – Machu Picchu railway line, where today’s adventure begins. Arriving in Aguascalientes after two hours and a short transfer, you will finally reach Machu Picchu where a guided tour of the sacred Inca citadel awaits. After your visit, return to Aguascalientes for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before returning by train to Cuzco. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel B

Day 10

Cuzco - Puno

A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and then transfer you to the train station. A guide will accompany you until the boarding gate and brief you on your exciting train journey along the way. The high-rising city of Puno borders Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. Enjoy a journey from Cuzco to Puno passing through some of the most amazing landscapes in the Peruvian highlands. The train has a capacity of 132 passengers, as well as four dining cars, a bar car and an observatory car. Along the way you will enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared with exquisite Andean ingredients and there will be music and dance shows on board. Once you reach Puno, you will be picked up from the railway station, accompanied by a guide and taken to your hotel. After checking in, relax and enjoy your new surroundings.

Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Collection, Puno B, L

Day 11

Lake Titicaca

Spend the day exploring the area around Lake Titicaca on a full-day guided tour which will take you to the Uros floating islands, the authentic Quechaun island of Taquile, and the Archaeological Aymara route. If you are feeling active, you may decide to kayak around the lake, hike up to the Titilaka Arch or even cycle through the fields of Plateria. This is also an ideal spot to just relax and admire these exceptional views.

Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Collection, Puno B, L

Day 12

Puno

The hillside city of Puno is yours to explore today. Do as much or as little as you please. If you decide to venture out and explore more of the lake, your hotel will be able to assist in making any arrangements necessary.

Overnight: Casa Andina Premium Collection, Puno B

Day 13

Puno - Depart Lima

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima. Here you will connect with your international flight home, as your adventurous Peruvian honeymoon comes to an end.

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