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Perfect holiday for couples with a sense of adventure and keen foodies
Sample the finest of Malbecs in Mendoza, Argentina's wine-growing region, surrounded by mountains and vineyards
Best visited in the spring or Autumn, making it easy to avoid the school holidays
Be blown away by the ancient Inca ruins at Machu Picchu
Enjoy gastronomic delights throughout, from Lima's fine-dining restaurants to the European flavours in Buenos Aires and the finest steaks you will ever try
Stay at charming, boutique properties throughout where attention to detail is key
The best time to combine Peru with Aregntina's wine regions would be from March to May and from September to November. This avoids the rainy season in Peru and the cooler winter in Mendoza, hopefully leaving warm bright days. Machu Picchu sits in its own microclimate and it's weather is often unpredictable so is best visited in Peru's dry season when you are less likely to experience thick fog which can disrupt your views.
This unique journey through Peru and Argentina is perfect for an alternative honeymoon and will appeal to both foodies and adventurous travellers. Explore the highlights of Peru, including Machu Picchu, before sampling Malbecs in the vineyards of Mendoza. Encounter spectacular scenery, get under the skin of fascinating ancient cultures and enjoy delicious food and wines, staying in small, boutique properties throughout.
Begin by flying into Lima, Peru's capital city and gastronomic heart. We recommend a stay in Atemporal, a nine-bedroom property which sits in the upmarket Miraflores neighbourhood, within easy reach of a number of the city's key sites and some world-class dining options. A foodie tour has been included as a perfect introduction to Peruvian cuisine. Head out of the city to nearby Inca ruins or wander the historic district and admire the colonial architecture before flying south to Cuzco.
Transfer straight into the Sacred Valley where you will be able to spend a few days adjusting to the altitude before heading to the iconic Inca site of Machu Picchu. Stay for four nights at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, marvelling at the spectacular valley scenery, exploring Andean villages and enjoying some adrenaline-fuelled adventures before boarding the train which will take you to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the site of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour and walk in the steps of these ancient people, learning about the history of the site and its discovery. Return to the Sacred Valley in the evening.
Head back to Cuzco and stay for two nights at a charming boutique hotel in the centre. We recommend making the most out of the Cuzco tourist pass which includes entry fees to all the most important museums and Inca ruins within the city, giving you plenty to discover in the next few days. Cuzco's cobbled streets and pretty colonial architecture make it a wonderful place to spend a couple of days and the perfect place to end your time in Peru.
From here, fly to Mendoza in Argentina. This is prime wine country and you will be surrounded by vineyards, the soaring peaks of the Andes Mountains constantly looming in the distance making for some stunning contrasting scenery. Here we recommend three nights to allow plenty of time for exploring the region's best vineyards and, of course, tasting the region’s best wines.
End your journey in Buenos Aires, a city of vivid colours and distinct European flavours. Enjoy tango shows, fine dining and football, explore fascinating museums and familiarise yourself with each neighbourhood's unique character before flying home. Stay at boutique CasaSur Palermo and use the hotel's bikes to get to know this delightful city, staying for two nights.
A fascinating morning visiting Lima's Surquillo Market and the San Isidro Fish Market and joining passionate local Chef Gonzalo, who will teach you how to prepare a typical Peruvian meal and a Pisco Sour.
Enjoy a fascinating private guided tour to the local village of Chinchero renowned for its archaeological site and colourful market (best on Sunday), the Inca terraces of Moray and the astounding salt pans of Maras.
Travel to Machu Picchu in total comfort on the Inca Rail First-Class service, enjoying views from the large picture windows and outdoor balcony as you pass through stunning landscapes in the Urubamba Valley.
On arrival at Aguas Calientes train station you will be met by your guide and assisted with boarding the 30 minute bus journey to the ruins. You will be able to take lunch before meeting your guide again to start your tour.
Get to know more about the Malbec grape by visiting three premium wineries in the Lujan de Cuyo area near Mendoza. Learn about the production processes and enjoy a gourmet wine lunch, with plenty of wine tasting of course!
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