Peru is a fantastic place to enjoy your honeymoon. Explore incredible attractions, beautiful scenery, the Andes mountains, virgin rainforest, and the incredible Amazon River.
There are many comfortable and luxury tours to consider, including historic luxury hotels, luxurious river cruises, and luxury lodges deep in Amazonia. Not only offering tours with high-class service and comfort, Peru offers you some of the world’s finest culinary fusions to enjoy delicious meals.
The main attraction for many visitors to Peru is the incredible Incan structure of Machu Picchu and there are some fantastic luxury experiences including this Incan citadel.
Enjoy the luxurious Hiram Bingham and Vistadome train to visit Machu Picchu and combine with nearby attractions. Enjoy beautiful scenery of the Andes mountains and then Machu Picchu itself.
To have the best Machu Picchu experience, we recommend the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, which is the only hotel built close to this incredible monument. You can even enjoy fantastic views of Machu Picchu from the hotel itself.
You can enjoy the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge on the Belmond Adventurous Peru Tour and Belmond Insider’s Peru Tour, which also include other fantastic attractions and city tours.
The Belmond Adventurous Peru Tour
To combine luxury and adventure, the Belmond Adventure Tour offers 8-days of luxury hotels, high quality service, adventure activities, and Machu Picchu from the fantastic Sanctuary Lodge.
Let’s have a more detailed look of the Belmond Adventure Peru Tour.
You will first arrive in Peru’s capital city of Lima where you will enjoy a night at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, which ranks as one of the city’s finest. After enjoying beautiful coastal views and a relaxing night’s sleep, it will be time to head to Cusco. This was the capital of the Incan Empire where you will find some incredible Incan and pre-Incan attractions.
You will be accommodated in the beautiful Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado near the Urubamba River. This is a great place to enjoy adventure activities with beautiful scenery of the Andes mountains.
From here, you will begin your first adventure activity as you enjoy guided ATV (all-terrain vehicle) exploration of the Pumahuanca Gorge. On this adventure, you will also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Andes mountains and Urubamba River.
After this, you will visit the palace of Huayna Capac as your first experience of Incan history. You will then enjoy the adventure activity of rafting the Urubamba River itself.
Following river rafting, experience the smooth Peruvian Paso way of horse riding as another way of exploring the Andean environment and enjoying Peruvian culture.
After the Urubamba region, you will visit the Incan archaeological sites of Moras and Moray. Moras is an area of salt pans still used today by local inhabitants in much the same way as their Incan ancestors.
Moray is one of the most thought provoking structures of Andean civilizations. Moray is an area of concentric circles that resemble an amphitheatre. It’s now thought that this was an Incan laboratory to help produce the thousands of maize and potato varieties.
It is now time to begin your journey to the incredible structure of Machu Picchu. However, the journey there will be part of the experience. You will board the fantastic Vistadome train with skylights and large windows to absorb the beautiful Andean environment.
You will then enjoy a short trail dotted with archaeological attractions, including Wiñaywayna and the Sun Gate.
You will later arrive at the luxurious Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, which will be your base for exploring Machu Picchu.
Enjoy beautiful views, comfortable relaxation areas, the hotel’s facilities, and a restful night’s sleep before exploring Machu Picchu the next morning. You will then explore Machu Picchu in private due to the hotel’s proximity to this incredible structure.
You will then return to Cusco for a tour of the city itself and some of the most popular city attractions. This is followed by exploration of Lima before your return flight home.
The Belmond Insider’s Peru Tour
The Belmond Insider’s Peru Tour offers a luxury 7-day experience of Peru, including Machu Picchu, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
After your arrival in Peru’s capital city of Lima, you will stay your first night in the Belmond Miraflores Park hotel, which ranks as one of the top hotels in Lima. You will enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep before your journey to Cusco the following day.
Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be escorted to the luxurious Palacio Nazarenas Hotel. This was once a palace and convent, which now ranks as one of Cusco’s finest hotels. Due to its central location, the hotel is also a great base to explore Cusco city.
Enjoy guided tours of the city, including a tour of both Incan and colonial Spanish attractions. A fusion of both cultures is seen throughout the city.
Visit the Incan baths of Tambomachay where Incan royalty would once relax in the warm waters. You will also visit other Incan sites, such as Qenqo and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
You will then be shown the fusion of Incan and Spanish architecture on your return to the hotel. You can then enjoy the hotel’s heated swimming pool, modern local cuisine, and butler service.
The next day, you will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas. While here, you will be shown traditional Andean weaving techniques from an expert of Andean textiles.
You will then arrive at the Hotel Rio Sagrado for lunch and visiting the beautiful Urubamba River. See the fortress of Ollantaytambo before enjoying a fantastic journey on the luxury-class Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu.
Enjoy accommodation at the Sanctuary Lodge from where you can explore Machu Picchu. Enjoy spectacular views of the Incan monument and a self-guided tour the next day before your return to Lima.
The Belmond Essential Peru Tour
If you have less time available, the Belmond Essential Peru Tour offers 6 days of luxury hotels, high quality service and discovery.
Upon arrival in Lima, your first night will be spent at one of the city’s top hotels, the Belmond Miraflores Park. You will travel to Cusco the next day to begin your exploration of Peruvian history and beautiful scenery.
After your arrival in Cusco, you will enjoy a stay at the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, which is an attraction its in own right. Built in 1592 as a former monastery, the hotel now ranks as one of the finest in Cusco and is a great place for city exploration.
The next day, you will board the Hiram Bingham train, which turns the journey to Machu Picchu into a fantastic experiencet. Styled as a Pullman carriage from the 1920s, enjoy polished wood and brass with large comfortable armchairs.
You will be served delicious cuisine accompanied by shining crystal and polished cutlery. The Hiram Bingham chef and maître d’ will provide a delicious brunch and gastronomic dinner as you travel towards the Incan citadel.
On arrival, you will have a privately guided tour of the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. Learn the fantastic history while admiring the surrounding Andean scenery. After exploration, travel back to Lima for a city tour of the Historic Center.
You will then have a comfortable night’s sleep at the Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel before your journey home.
Amazon River Cruises
As another excellent honeymoon experience in Peru, you can enjoy a luxury cruise of the Amazon River.
From Iquitos in Peru’s north, enjoy heading deep into Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The beauty of the reserve is part of the attraction, but the Pacaya Samiria is famous for incredible wildlife.
Known as the forest of mirrors, because the Pacaya is a flooded area of Amazonia, the nutrient-rich waters reflect the above trees and blue sky, which creates some beautiful scenery.
On the following luxury cruises, enjoy high quality service, very comfortable suites, and delicious cuisine. Your dining experience is often influenced from the surrounding rainforest. You will then be treated to incredible wildlife expeditions away from the main vessel.
The Delfin I & Delfin II
With only 4 oversized suites, the Delfin I provides one of the most exclusive luxury cruises on the Amazon River.
The Delfin I is featured in many travel publications, including Travel+Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Money, and National Geographic Traveler. Enjoy fantastic Amazon tours, delicious cuisine and luxury in Amazonia.
Enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows to keep constant connection to this incredible environment. Guests even enjoy spotting colorful birds and spectacular scenery from the vessel itself.
Enjoy your large comfortable bed, private terrace, and two of the suites feature a private whirlpool. Enjoy cabin service 3 times each day to provide the most personalized and dedicated suite service.
As sister vessel to the Delfin I, the Delfin II provides the same standard of luxury and comfort, but aboard a larger vessel with 14 large guest suites in total.
Aboard the Delfin II, enjoy comfortable beds with fine linen and large picture windows to observe the rainforest pass by. The four Master Suites at the front of the vessel offer incredible views as you head deep into Pacaya Samiria Reserve.
Aboard both the Delfin I and Delfin II, explore the rainforest on guided skiff expeditions and forest walks to see incredible wildlife. Spot colorful macaws, several different monkeys, attractive plants, and towering rainforest trees.
After your excursions, you will then enjoy some delicious meals in the window wrapped dining room. The meals themselves are often influenced by the surrounding rainforest. Aboard the Delfin I and Delfin II, enjoy itineraries of 4 to 5-days.
For longer 8-day luxury cruises, we recommend the Aria Amazon Cruise or the Zafiro Luxury Amazon Cruise. The Zafiro is one of the newest luxury vessels on the Amazon River.
Enjoy elegant interiors, large windows throughout the vessels, and guided exploration into Amazonia. Spot many fascinating animals, including howler monkeys, capuchins, macaw parrots, and pink river dolphins.
As one of the most affordable luxury cruises, there is also the Delfin III. Aboard the Delfin III, enjoy delicious cuisine, expert guides, and comfortable suites.
Amazon Rainforest Lodges
Although cruises can offer more comfort, air conditioning, and a more contained hotel-like environment to return to after rainforest expeditions, rainforest lodges can offer more connection to this incredible environment.
The celebrate your honeymoon, we have selected some of the most comfortable options with surrounding rainforest rich with animals and plants.
Enjoy spotting several different monkeys on the surrounding trails, including howler monkeys, spider monkeys, titi monkeys and the curious capuchins and squirrel monkeys. From these lodges, you can also enjoy visiting a large macaw claylick where macaws and other parrots gather to feed from the medicinal clay. You can also spot other colorful birds, including the iconic toucans flying over the lodge.
The Tambopata Research Center
The Tambopata Research Center is one of the deepest lodges in the Amazon Rainforest. Due to their Deluxe Suites, this is also now one of the most comfortable lodges. Enjoy the surroundings of wildlife-rich rainforest where it’s common to see monkeys and parrots just outside your room.
The Tambopata Research Center is found within the highly diverse Tambopata National Reserve. This is part of one of the world’s largest tracts of protected tropical forest and there are incredible animals and plants to find.
The area is home to more Amazon Rainforest claylicks than anywhere else in South America. The Tambopata Research Center especially is one of the best lodges to visit the claylicks as the large Colorado Claylick is found nearby. Enjoy sitting across the river and watching the many colorful parrots visiting the clay.
The lodge also reports that 20% of guests are lucky enough to spot jaguar by the river. On guided tours from the Tambopata Research Center, you will also spot spider monkeys, howler monkeys, capuchins, and capybara.
On visits to the Tambopata Research Center, you will also spend one night at the Refugio Amazonas Lodge in the buffer zone of the reserve. The Refugio Amazonas is another fantastic lodge to visit. Enjoy Refugio’s canopy tower to see toucans and colorful birds and higher chances of spotting harpy eagles, which are another of the Amazon’s most iconic animals.
Nearby, there is also an exclusive and very comfortable bungalow-styled lodge called the Amazon Villa. This is another top pick for a rainforest honeymoon.
The Amazon Villa
One of the most exclusive luxury lodges in the Amazon Rainforest, the Amazon Villa offers your own private jungle bungalow for your Amazon experience.
Positioned in the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve, from the Amazon Villa enjoy privately guided tours of the surrounding rainforest. Find some incredible rainforest animals and plants.
Your personal guide will help you find howler monkeys, capuchins, squirrel monkeys and the many different rainforest birds. Enjoy the canopy tower to see mixed species flocks, toucans, and different parrots.
You will also tour a rainforest lake, enjoy cultural experiences, and delicious meals either in private or you can visit the Refugio Amazonas to socialise. You can also visit a large macaw claylick to see many of these beautiful birds.
While relaxing back at your exclusive Amazon Villa, enjoy WiFi internet, a television to watch nature documentaries, a place for your laptop to catch up on work or view photos, electricity in the rainforest, and a refrigerator and microwave. There is also a bath with hot water to enjoy a soak surrounded by the sounds of Amazonia.
On the last day, you can enjoy a picnic dinner around a cozy fire in Tambopata’s rainforest for memorable end to your Amazon Villa experience.