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Peru & Mexico Honeymoon - Incas & Mayas

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Riviera Maya

Two of Latin America's most remarkable civilizations, magical ruins, jungle, colonial cities and white powder beaches - this inspiring itinerary combining the worlds of the Inca in Peru and the Maya in Mexico will have you reaching for superlatives.

At a Glance

  • Wonderfully varied itinerary that combines culture, adventure and relaxation

  • Walking through Machu Picchu after dawn as the mists rise from the forest

  • Wandering through Cuzco's colonial quarter

  • Sipping a margarita on the white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya

  • Head inland in Mexico to discover amazing Maya ruins

  • Best time to combine these two destinations is April to June

Culture, Beach, Honeymoon, Adventure


Begin by flying into Lima and connect on to Cuzco and the stunning Sacred Valley. This valley which runs almost from Cuzco to Machu Picchu is incredibly beautiful and is still a sacred place for the Incas, with a greater density of archaeology here than anywhere else on earth. High snow-capped peaks guard the Urubamba River, and there are colorful market towns and ancient sites to explore. Stay at the charming Sol y Luna where you can go horse riding, rafting and much more.

Next it’s one of the real highlights of your trip as you board the Vistadome train for a thrilling journey to Machu Picchu, where you will receive a guided tour of this most iconic of ancient sites. Stay overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu, a comfortable hotel set amongst the cloud forest.

Return by train to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital, and one of the most interesting cities in the Americas. Spanish colonial architecture sits on top of Inca masonry, and there are many narrow streets and squares, great museums and wonderfully evocative sites like the temple of Sacsayhuaman to explore. We would suggest the boutique spa hotel Casa Cartagena, located in the old part of Cuzco.

Return to Lima for a night staying at the lovely Hotel B, located in Lima's bohemian Barranco district, a great spot to sample some of the city's restaurants and peña bars, before flying to spend a relaxing time on the gorgeous white sand beaches of Mexico.

The Viceroy Riviera Maya overlooks the beach and turquoise waters of the Caribbean and it is a great place to go giving offshore on the world’s second longest barrier reef, or to kick back and do as little as you want. However enticing it is to sit on the beach, though, it would be a shame to miss out on the incredible ancient cities of the Mayan world, and we’ll be happy to arrange visits to Chichen Itza or down the coast to Tulum so that you can discover this incredible civilization for yourself.





Fly to Cuzco (via Lima)
3 nights

Transfer to the Sacred Valley

Hotel Sol y Luna
1 night

Train to Machu Picchu

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
2 nights

Train to Cuzco

Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa
1 night

Fly to Lima

Hotel B
5 nights

Fly to Cancun

Viceroy Riviera Maya
Fly home from Cancun

Location & Directions

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco & Riviera Maya

When to go

April to October is best for time for visiting Peru’s Andean region and main highlights. It is typically sunny in the day and cold at night due to altitude. Heavy rains last from December to end of February with January and February being the wettest months. The Amazon is generally hot, wet and humid year round. Peru is very popular in the high season, especially during their many cultural festivals such as Inti Raymi on 24 June, so best to book well in advance.

The Yucatán Peninsulao of Mexico is hot and humid. The best time to visit is during the dryer, slightly cooler months between November and May. Hurricane season runs from June to November. There’s afternoon showers most days during the tropical season with September and October typically being the wettest months.

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