After the stress of planning a wedding and all that goes with that, you deserve a great honeymoon. The question is where to go and what to see. The Inca city of Machu Picchu is set among the Andes Mountain range. Soaked in history and breathtaking scenery this site offers a warm culture and has long held an allure for travelers. With the perfect setting, a Machu Picchu Honeymoon would be the perfect start to your married life together.
There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu but first you will have to get to Cusco. When you arrive into Peru, you will land in Lima, the capital of Peru. The capital is a great place to send a few days especially if you love your food, with some of the best restaurants in the world located in the seaside city. From Lima, you can catch a plane to Cusco; the flight takes around one hour and has some spectacular views along the way.
On arrival into Cusco, transfer to down town where there is much to keep you busy for a few days. To get to Machu Picchu from Cusco is very easy. There are daily train services in different styles of train. If you have the budget you must travel to Machu Picchu Honeymoon on the Belmond Hiram Bingham Train, this is the best of the best trains to Machu Picchu and you will be lavished in luxury from the moment you enter the train station which is located just outside of Cusco.
The Hiram Bingham takes around 4 hours to reach Machu Picchu and long the way you will experience some of fine cuisine for that Peru is famous. You will be offered Peru’s famous Pisco Sours and a fine selection of wine and beer from all over South America. Enjoy the view from the observation car and dance if you feel inclined to some cheerful local music, before arriving into Aguas Calientes Station ready to explore Machu Picchu.
There are other trains that travel to Machu Picchu if you do not have the budget for the Hiram Bingham, like the Vistadome, which features glass panels in the ceiling for views of the passing Andes Mountains. The other way to arrive at Machu Picchu is by hiking. This may not seem romantic but it is a once in a lifetime experience. Four days and nights of walking through the Andes seeing ancient Inca ruins, cloud forests and seeing some amazing Andean peaks that will take your breath away. On day four arrive to Machu Picchu by the Sun Gate for the best view of the ruin. Therefore, if you have a sense of adventure do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as part of your Peruvian honeymoon experience.
There is a great variety of hotels near Machu Picchu from the expensive to the budget. If you are on your honeymoon, there are some five star options for you. The most luxurious of the hotels on offer is the Belmond Sanctuary at the gates of Machu Picchu. This is the only hotel at the site and offers many luxury inclusions. The restaurant features locally sourced food prepared by Peruvian chefs. Dine on the terrace and enjoy not only great food but also spectacular views.
Located in the town of Aguas Calientes is the Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel. The hotel is the best to stay in the town and has its own wonderful garden full of beautiful flowers that you can explore. Featuring cabin like rooms the hotel has all the luxury you will need on your honeymoon.
If your budget will not stretch to five star than try the Casa del Sol in Aguas Calientes. The hotel has a warm atmosphere and a great restaurant to dine. Ask for the river view rooms, as these will give a more romantic experience.
Take a guided tour of the ruin as part of your Machu Picchu honeymoon, in the tour you will learn about the history and legends of the ruins. Take some of the many hikes on offer around Machu Picchu. The mountain located in front of Machu Picchu is called Huayna Picchu. There are hikes available to Huayna Picchu that take around three hours round trip. The hike is steep going up but the views of Machu Picchu are amazing. If you have time walk to the Sun Gate, the entrance to Machu Picchu, the views from here are also amazing, but the day will need to be clear and sunny.
There is also much Peru travel advice you can get from travel books and friends. It is good to do some investigation and find the places you want to experience in Peru on your honeymoon. Apart from Machu Picchu, you should spend some time in Cusco, which is full of romantic hotels and wonderful restaurants. The city was the heart of the Inca Empire and is full of ancient sites to visit.
Peru cost of travel is something you will need to consider on you Peruvian holiday. Peru still is an economical place to travel, not yet reaching the cost of a tour to Europe for example. The most important thing to remember as you start your life together is to enjoy your first married holiday together and Peru is that place to visit.