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Luxury Honeymoon Peru

Luxury Honeymoon Peru

Peru is the destination chosen by many newlyweds as a honeymoon trip. A favorite choice for the magic of its ruins, the magnificent coast on the Pacific, the infinite beauty of the Andes and the exuberance of the Amazon rainforest, together with its gastronomy and culture, that make the trip a totally unforgettable experience for couples be encouraged to spend your honeymoon here. Peru is majestic by its people, festivals, music, architecture and gastronomy, literature in particular, customs that Peruvian citizens have their codes, norms, lifestyles and traditions of society. Peru Culture was formed by the kinship between Amerindian and Hispanic cultures. The Peruvian people are made up of different races, for example, mestizo (the majority of Peruvians have this Race) which is a mixture of Amerindians and Peruvians of European, African, Japanese, Chinese descent. Peruvian music is a mixture of sound and style. There are many genres of Peruvian music: These can be classified into music and dance from the Peruvian coast and also the Peruvian and Amazonian highlands. The harps, lutes, guitars, bandurrias, vihuelas, etc., are some of the variety of instruments that are used in Peruvian music. Peru has a wide variety of musical styles such as "Criolla music", African music, huayno, cumbia, rock, etc. They also have a large number of typical dances that have an association with agricultural work, hunting and war, apart from the dances of native origin. Peru is home to one of the most varied folkloric legacies in the world, they are part of rhythms and rituals. Peruvian music has a legacy of more than 3,000 folk festivals, 1,500 musical performances and countless arts and crafts. The cuisine of Peru is the most diverse in the world, has the largest number of dishes in the world, 4911 in total. Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of the culinary tradition of ancient Peru with Spanish cuisine. Cusco cradle of the most powerful peruvian culture will conquest you.  Visit with that special person one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Starting in the city of Cusco, you will visit the towns of Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes. After going by bus, you will have a guided tour of the majestic lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu. They will be able to visit the Inca temples and terraces, energy points and the nearby mountains. After the visit you can enjoy a break in hot springs, perfect for relaxing. Conquering this citadel together is a story you will never forget! The magical experience of Machu Picchu can be yours. You will not regret it!

Quick Itinerary:

Day 01: Lima

Day 02: Fly to Cusco

Day 03: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 04: Machu Picchu

Day 05: Machu Picchu

Day 06Cusco

Day 07:Departure

 

Cusco Peru weather: 

The climate in the city of Cusco is relatively cool, although it is very changeable, it can pass from a radiant sun to a torrential rain, in just minutes. So you should be prepared for a small rain, even if it comes in Dry Season. The temperatures in the city of Cusco oscillate between 13 and 15 ºC, and it is thus in almost all the South region of Peru; nevertheless, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where Machu Picchu is located, enjoys one of the best climates in the region, with temperatures bordering 19ºC. In general, the region of Cusco enjoys a climate that varies in 2 seasons a year; the dry season and the rainy season. Although the days in Cusco are very sunny, so much so that you need sun protection, the nights can be really cold, especially in the months of June and July; so if you are planning your trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu for these months, we recommend you bring warm clothes with you.


Rainy season in Cusco (November to March): 

The "rainy season" in Cusco goes from November to February or March, with an average in annual rainfall, which ranges from 600 to 1000 mm. The intense rains are given by the general in the afternoon and as we said, if you do not mind getting a little wet, the city of Cusco and Machu Picchu dress up during this time, Cusco is full of rainbows 2 or 3 at the same time, and the Inca city of Machu Picchu dresses in its most intense green, and this is really fabulous in a totally green environment like that of Machu Picchu. While it is rainy season, it is also summer in Cusco; so, no matter how it rains, the days are warm; In addition, traveling to Machu Picchu in the rainy season has many advantages. 

  • Precipitation: Less than 500 mm to 1000 mm / year. 
  • Temperatures: Maximum up to 26 ° C. 
  • Average: 18 ° C to 23 ° C. 
  • Minimum: Descends to 4 ° C. although in the higher areas. 
  • What to bring? If you come during this time, do not forget to pack waterproof clothing, an umbrella and shoes that allow you to walk safely on wet and slippery surfaces. Sun protection (cap, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, although you have to bring all this, you can also buy here, we recommend that your luggage is as light as possible.  

 

Dry season in Cusco (November to March) 

The "Dry Season" in Machu Picchu goes from April to October, the weather during this time is dry, at least most of the time, since intermittent rains may fall at any time of the year, notwithstanding the months of June, July and August are the driest. Although the days are warm with an average temperature between 17 and 19 ° C; the nights are colder during the dry season, and it is not uncommon for temperatures to fall below zero in the months of June and July. Between these months there is the high season of tourism, so if you choose to come to Cusco during this time, know that there are many people who will do the same as you. This causes Machu Picchu tickets, train tickets and hotels and guides in the city of Cusco, must be reserved in advance. Insects abound during this season, so bring a good insect repellent. It should be noted that it is winter and the coldest season, especially the months of June and July, where temperatures drop to -2 ° C. The month of September gives you the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu in the spring; during this time especially, the weather is wonderful, the landscapes are greener, there are fewer people than in the months between May and August (high season) and everything is more cheaper; In addition, the weather will allow you to take all the photos you want from Machu Picchu. The month of September gives you one of the best opportunities to climb some of the Machu Picchu mountains. 

  • Precipitation: intermittent 
  • Temperatures: Maximum up to 23 ° C. 
  • Average: 17 to 19 ºC. 
  • Minimum: It descends to 0 ° C., although in the higher areas of the mountain temperatures can fall below -2 ° C. 
  • What to bring? If you plan to come during this time, know that the season requires visitors to bring sunscreen (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), repellent and plenty of water. The nights are cold, so you better not forget your warmer clothes.

Cusco Peru altitude:

Cusco is located approximately at 3,350 m.a.s.l and is considered one of the highest cities in the world.
  • Latitude and longitude: The city is located at 13 ° 30 '45 "South latitude and at 71 ° 58' 33" West longitude from the Greenwich meridian. 
  • Time: Peruvian time is located 5 hours after the GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time) and is similar to the EST (Eastern Standard Time) of the United States. 
  • Reference hours: when in Peru it is 12 noon, in Santiago and Caracas it is 13 hours; in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires it is 14 hours; in New York at 12 noon, and in Tokyo, at 2 o'clock the next day.

Highlights of Peru Honeymoon:

  • Machu Picchu means old mountain, named after the location of the Inca citadel. 
  • The architectural complex was built approximately in the 15th century and according to historians it would have been built at the request of the Inca Pachacutec. 
  • The exact location is in the district of Machu Picchu town, province of Urubamba, 110 km northeast of the city of Cusco. 
  • Machu Picchu was interconnected with the entire Inca Empire through the Qhapaq Ñan, known route of the Inca roads. 
  • Its annual temperature is 6.2º C minimum and maximum of 29.5º C. 
  • The citadel has two sectors: the agricultural one, formed by the platforms and the urban one, that fulfilled administrative functions. 
  • The average altitude of the citadel is 2450 meters above sea level. 
  • The mountains of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu are ideal for panoramic photographs of the entire architectural complex.

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Day 1: Lima

Turn your honeymoon into the best experience of their lives. Salkantay Trek Machu offer trips to destinations of sun, beach, nature, and history ideal for those adventurous couples looking for outdoor emotions.This romantic adventure start at the city of kings, Lima, the city that emerged on the lands of the ancient Tahuantinsuyo empire is today a metropolis of more than 8 million inhabitants, which proudly preserves its convents and colonial mansions, symbols of its old and noble tradition. Lima is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, in the center of Peru. Although it was initially founded on the valley of the river Rímac, today it extends over desert areas and even over other valleys, so that some people consider it the largest city on a desert, followed by Cairo

Day 2: Cusco

A private transfer from your Hotel will drive us to the airport to take the local flight to Cusco.Our representative staff will waiting in the airport for you and will transfer to the hotel. You have a free day to acclimatize to the altitude and enjoy discover the unique capital of the old Incan city of Cusco. It is a magical and very romantic city, you can discover this magical city walking in the center of the city. Visit the Cathedral, the main square, the San Blas neighborhood.

Day 3: Sacred Valley of the incas

This tour starts very early, we will pass by your hotel, to have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit the typical market of Pisac , where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with sellers, then we go to the city of Urubamba, traveling along the Vilcanota river,also we will visit the city of Chincheros,the most typical population of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is a distinctly Inca city that the conquistadors wanted to "civilize" to implant their culture, but never achieved it completely. Its inhabitants live almost intact Inca buildings, in the same place where their distant ancestors lived and formed the largest and most prosperous civilization in America; finally we will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo.  

Day 4 - 5: Machu Picchu

To start the 4 day , we will take the train in Ollantaytambo, arriving in Machu Picchu town, where we will have the day free and we can visit the hot springs. The second day in Machu Picchu, we will get up very early and having breakfast, we will go up to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and we will be able to appreciate the spectacular sunrise of this wonder, followed by an excursion with our guide through the citadel of Machu Picchu, for 2 hours, on the way. You will visit the most important precincts of this city such as: the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Cemeteries. Concluded in tour of the citadel of Machupicchu optionally: you can do the trekking to the summit of Huaynapicchu or the Mountain sector, this will take you a few hours, in which you can enjoy the scenery and take some breathtaking view. Then we will go down by bus to Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon we will take the exclusive Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo, where our staff will be waiting for you, to transport you by a private bus to the city of Cusco and take you to your hotel

Day 6: Cusco

The city of Cusco or known as the Empire of the Incas is the main tourist destination of Peru and one of the most important in South America. Cusco is considered a magical city because when you arrive and take a walk around the Main Square, you will be imbued with its mysticism, culture, colonial churches and much more. It is located on the valley of the Huatanay river, in the southern highlands of Peru, and owes the name of "navel of the world" (Qosco in Quechua) to having been the center of a vast network of roads that went to each of the four regions that formed the "four parts of the world or Four of Its" according to the Andean cosmovision. Of course Cusco is also a colonial city, with splendid churches and old houses. Many consider that it is, precisely, that special mixture that makes it a charming and attractive city for all visitors. The city of Cusco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and is undoubtedly one of the most important destinations in the country. Among its cobbled streets are Inca buildings, such as the Qoricancha and the Inca Roca Palace, along with colonial buildings of Andean Baroque style, such as the Cathedral and the Church of the Company; You can also visit the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas, where the workshops of the best artisans of the department can be found.

Day 7: Departure

You will be transferred to Cusco airport for your Lima flight and interconnecting international flight home.  May your Peru honeymoon be the beginning of the wonderful union of your new life together. 

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meet by our representative in Lima and Cusco Airport
  • All local flight: Lima - Cusco - Lima 
  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in 5 Star or 4 Star hotels for 6 nights
  • All entrance fees according to itinerary including tickets for Machu Picchu and climbing Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain.
  • Bilingual tour guides as per the itinerary
  • Meals: 6x breakfasts 2 buffet lunch (Sacred Valley Tour + Machu Picchu)
  • Transport by private car or vans for transfers or local tours
  • Round trip Vistadome Train tickets
  • Round trip shuttle bus from Agua Calientes to Machu Picchu.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Pre and post accomodation
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides, baggage porters etc. Please note it is customary to give tips in Peru, but not obligatory.
  • Other extras not mentioned. Extra spending money for food, gifts and special peruvian products and hanicrafts.

REMEMBER TO CARRY:

  • Repellent for mosquitoes and basic kit. 
  • Sunscreen, glasses and hat. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes. 
  • Comfortable clothes for walking or for long routes by bus or plane. 
  • Half-length halftone cool shirts. 
  • Sweater or sweatshirt at least. 
  • Jacket and rain jacket. 
  • Camera of photos or a mobile that makes good photos.

 

Please take note: The temperature in Peru is very changeable, as soon as it is hot as it refreshes. 

 

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