Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air. With the romantic vibes you are feeling, maybe you’re getting ready to pop the big question, and trying to think of the best place to do it. Somewhere special and meaningful, but also somewhere beautiful that speaks to your soul. Machu Picchu is a great option, as this mystical place is on most people’s bucket lists, and offers fantastic pictures. If you’re looking for somewhere a bit less popular, however, there are many incredible places you will find in Peru with majestic landscapes, and few people to interrupt your special moment.
This alternative to its more famous cousin, Rainbow Mountain, offers three different colored mountains, views of Red Valleys, a stone forest, and also a lookout to the impressive Apu Ausangate, one of the tallest snow-capped mountains. With so much to see, you may have trouble deciding just where you’ll want to pop the question – in the stone forest? In front of the colored mountain? With Ausangate in the background? One thing that is for sure is that you will be able to get your pictures with nobody in the background, as this high-altitude hike is still relatively unknown.
On a Multi-Day Trek
If you want to be sure to be away from any people, and surrounded by some of the most incredible landscapes to be found, you can’t beat a trek through the Andes. There are many options to choose from – you can look at the classic Inca Trail, though this is the busiest option, or you can look at one of the alternative treks, such as Choquequirao, on which you will find fewer people sharing the road. No matter which trek you choose, you will find the perfect spot along the way to make your proposal truly memorable.
At a private farm-to-table lunch in the Sacred Valley
What could be more romantic than a lovely private lunch surrounded by beautiful mountains? If you’re looking for something intimate and charming, a farm to table lunch in the heart of the Sacred Valley is the perfect place for your special moment!
Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, and so has a surreal feeling as you visit the different islands. There are many options here as well – the unique and colorful Uros floating islands, the beautiful vistas overlooking the lake on the island of
Taquile, or if you decide to spend a night on the lake, one of the archaeological sites on the island of Amantani will provide a magical backdrop, being close to the sky and overlooking the vast waters of the lake.
The Amazon Jungle
Perhaps it’s the close heat or the vibrant wildlife, but there’s something raw and passionate about the Amazon jungle. Whether you visit the jungle with a lodging program or an Amazon cruise, you will feel this energy all around you. If your idea of romance includes a bit of wild passion, Amazonia may be the perfect place for you.
While Machu Picchu is an iconic place to propose, you may also want to consider other incredible areas of Peru – the impressive and otherworldly Palccoyo, the isolation on a trek, the tranquil Sacred Valley, the vast Lake Titicaca, the sultry Amazon Jungle, or somewhere not mentioned here! The best places to propose in Peru will be the one that fits the two of you!