Romantic Andean Getaway

12D / 11N

As a country, Peru brims with romantic sentiment musically, gastronomically, and geographically. The Andes alone is an incredibly diverse region in Peru, from sacred Incan towns like Ollantaytambo to the famed Machu Picchu. There is much to be discovered in this region.

Peruvian dishes like ceviche or lomo saltado marry fresh and local ingredients to create culinary delights. The landscapes offer coastlines, sun and surf as much as they do stark mountain landscapes. The following sample itinerary, ideal for a Honeymoon in Peru or a romantic re-encounter, takes you on an exclusive tour of the country’s most enchanting venues, exploring its sights, sounds, and tastes. Are you ready to fall in love all over again?

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
JULY - SEPT

IDEAL TRIP LENGTH
12 DAYS

Highlights

  • Fall in love with Peru’s wide-eyed llamas, alpacas and delicate vicuñas at Awanakancha Living Museum.
  • Walk the grounds of a stoically beautiful hacienda that specializes in corn production practices dating back to the Incas; try one of the world’s most unique corn varieties locally called choclo also known as Giant White Corn!
  • Take the harrowing journey up Mountain Huayna Picchu that lovingly overlooks and protects the Machu Picchu ruins below.
  • Spoil your taste buds as you embark on a journey tasting three exquisite Peruvian products: coffee, chocolate, and Pisco!
  • Practice yoga by the shore of crystalline Lake Piuray before connecting with the still water on a stand-up paddle or kayak.
  • Explore the vibrant marine life, idyllic beaches, and soft sunsets of Peru’s Northern Coast.

Itinerary

Arrive at your hotel in Lima after your international flight to Peru!

Upon your arrival to Lima, you’ll find your Kuoda host ready to take you directly to your hotel where you can relax into the evening and enjoy a good night’s rest before embarking on the next day’s adventure.

Fly to Cusco and visit the Awanakancha Living Museum in Sacred Valley.

We’ll escort you back to the airport for your morning flight to Cusco in the morning. Watch the windows as the desert coast rises into the snow-capped peaks of the Andes!

Upon touching down in Cusco, we’ll bring you out for a tasty lunch, before taking you to the Sacred Valley, where the lower altitudes make it easier to acclimatize. Just 15 minutes outside of Cusco, true Peruvian countryside will stretch away on either side of you as impossibly steep peaks rise in the distance. Our first stop is at Awanakancha Living Museum. At this “living museum,” you’ll come face-to-face with some of South America’s most endearing inhabitants, including alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, and guanacos, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn about traditional weaving.

Tour an ancient local hacienda and stop by the agricultural ruins and vibrant market of Pisac.

After breakfast, your journey will take you to an ancient hacienda, nestled in the fertile valley next to the pueblo of Pisac. Step onto the family-owned hacienda grounds and step into centuries past while your hosts expound upon the growing process of Giant White Corn and its profound cultural significance in the Andes Mountains. This hacienda dates back generations, and you’ll immediately be immersed in local customs steeped in the spirits and mysticism of the Andes, and embraced by the warmth of local Peruvians.

Relish your time on the farm with a delicious multi-course lunch with sample dishes featuring none other than the “white gold” giant-kernelled corn, and make sure to visit the on-site stables housing the renowned Peruvian Paso horses. Watch the horses dance with their human counterparts in a “marinera” demonstration, and even go for a quick trot yourself if you feel up to the task!

From there, your exclusive tour of Peru will take you to another valley town – Pisac – where you’ll have the chance to rub shoulders with locals as you survey the artisan offerings of the market. Vegetables, textiles, and silver jewelry are just some of the items that are sold here.

From here, continue up the mountain in your private vehicle for today’s final stop at the ruins overlooking Pisac. Here, you’ll learn about the complexity of the Incan agricultural system, and their methods of cultivating thousands of varieties of corn and potatoes, and you’ll watch the sun sink over the tips of the Andes Mountains surrounding you.

Meet with an Andean shaman for a traditional wedding ceremony and offering to Pachamama (Mother Earth)!

Performed by an Andean shaman amidst the splendor of Peru’s sierra, and in the presence of the Apus (mountain spirits) and Pachamama (Mother Earth), an Andean wedding ceremony is an incredibly mystical and meaningful way for a couple to bind their lives together or renew their vows to one another.

The ceremony begins in the morning and will include rites of purification and flowering, as well as rites of the four elements – water (purity), fire (strength), air (the Apus), and earth (Pachamama). Together with the help of your shaman, you will make an offering to Pachamama, asking that she protect your union, before exchanging symbolic presents and drink to ensure the strength of your union.

Enjoy a morning train through the cloud forest and visit the Machu Picchu Citadel.

In the morning, we will board the train in Ollantaytambo for our journey to Machu Picchu. Watch the cloud jungle pass by through the large glass windows! Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, we’ll tuck into an early lunch in order to refuel before ascending to Peru’s lost citadel.

After a bus ride to the gates of this wonder of the world, you will pass through the main gates with your private guide to finally emerge at the top of the world – Machu Picchu. The incredible Inca stone construction will be spread below, alternately hidden and revealed by clouds. Your expert guide will give you a private tour of the ancient city.

Upon conclusion of your tour, return for an evening in Aguas Calientes. Enjoy an excellent dinner on-site at your hotel and fall into bed, lulled to sleep by the sound of the cloud forest around you.

Get ready to experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the one and only, Machu Picchu.

Today you have the option to hike two different trails – Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, so it’s completely up to you how you would like to culminate your Machu Picchu luxury tour. Feeling adventurous? Consider hiking the steep slope of neighboring Huayna Picchu, which offers unrivaled views over Machu Picchu. Please note that only a limited number of hikers are allowed to climb Huayna Picchu each day and tickets will need to be purchased in advance along with your Machu Picchu entrance.

In the afternoon, reconvene in Aguas Calientes and board the return train to Ollantaytambo. Your Kuoda host will meet you at the station and bring you to your hotel for a well-deserved good night’s rest.

Visit the Huayoccari Hacienda for an enchanting horseback ride and gourmet lunch.

After breakfast this morning, we are visiting the Hacienda of Huayoccari. Tucked away in the lush, vegetation-filled private estate of the Lambarri-Orihuela family, this centuries-old hacienda is still family-owned and operated. As you walk through the hacienda, remember to stop and look at the private collection of pre-Columbian, Inca, and colonial artifacts including an impressive collection of ‘Qeros,’ the traditional drinking vessels.

You will start the morning by taking a tour on horseback off-the-beaten-path communities surrounding the hacienda. Peruvian Fine-Step horses, or “Peruvian Paso” horses, are small and elegant creatures known for their smooth gait and friendly disposition. Afterward, return to the Huayoccari Hacienda for a delicious fresh gourmet lunch.

Explore the hidden cobblestone streets of historical Cusco and taste your way through the most iconic Peruvian products.

It’s time to get acquainted with Cusco, a romantic city that wins the heart of almost every traveler that passes through it. After breakfast, meet your guide and wander among the archaeological remains of Sacsayhuaman, where the Incas staged a great battle against the conquistadors. Return to the city and roam the atmospheric streets of the bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, which is known for its free-spirited scene. Explore Coricancha and the Santo Domingo monastery (a colonial structure built on top of the ancient Inca temple of the sun); see where the locals make their grocery runs at the open-air San Pedro market and pass the famous 12-angled stone, whose image appears on the bottle of the local Cusqueña beer.

At the end of the tour, your guide will suggest places to enjoy a delicious local lunch.

Fly from Cusco to Tumbes via Lima and settle into your beachside resort.

From the mountains to the coastline, Peru is ready to offer you something spectacular. Early this morning we will pick you up from your Cusco hotel to continue your romantic encounter or Peru honeymoon on Peru’s northern beaches. We will send you on your way to Tumbes in the north of Peru via a connecting flight to Lima.

A host from your beachside resort will be waiting to meet you at the airport in Tumbes, ready to accompany you on a breathtaking coastal road trip to Mancora.

Check in to your beautiful hotel and instantly begin enjoying its comforts on this simply lovely stretch of coast.

Spend the day soaking in the serenity of this tranquil corner of Peru.

Spend the day reveling in the luxury and tranquility of your hotel and enjoying these wonderful beaches. Relax, take a surf lesson, or ask your hotel about sites of interest and places to visit whilst you are here.

One more beach day on your romantic honeymoon in Peru? Yes, please. Enjoy a day of leisure, with activities like snorkeling in the lively Organos Bay, and discover its unique marine wonder world, including a coral reef and its colorful inhabitants. This beautiful bay is an ideal spot to enjoy snorkeling, an activity suitable for almost every level of expertise.

If it is your first time snorkeling, you will be given some basic techniques so that you will be able to learn all you need in just one day. The only requisite is to know how to swim! Delight your senses and encounter the magic of the northern coast.

Bid farewell to Peru!

After nearly two weeks of unforgettable memories made in Peru, it’s time to depart home. First, we’ll bring you to Tumbes airport for your return flight to Lima. In Lima, a Kuoda host will meet you and take you to a restaurant in Costa del Sol before returning to the airport for your journey home! Buen viaje!

Intimate, personalized, and a romantic experience all around, this Andean getaway makes for the perfect honeymoon in Peru. Get in touch with Kuoda and we’ll start crafting your very own customized private travel experience to Peru for you and your loved one!

PRICE & INCLUSIONS

Each journey is tailored to your specific needs and desires, and so our prices vary depending on the number of people
traveling, level of accommodations desired, and activities included, among other factors.

Our travel designers will curate a journey specifically for you. If you have a budget you want us to work with, please let
us know, and we will do our best to achieve it.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Personalized itinerary planning
  • A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
  • The majority of meals in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights to and from your home country
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • All gratuities

ACCOMMODATIONS

From luxury properties to boutique hotels, our staff handpicks your ideal stay to ensure you get the ultimate comfort during your travels.

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