(Closed) Machu Picchu Honeymoon

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
88 posts
Worker bee

So jealous.  Machu Picchu is supposed to be absolutely amazing.  I know many people who have been there who consider it the most beautiful place they’ve ever been (and they have vacationed everywhere).  We can’t go in November (rainy season), but it’s high on our list of places to go.

Post # 4
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Machu Picchu is AMAZING– I highly recommend a trip there!  I guarantee you will LOVE IT!  I went there a few years ago in June, and we got so lucky because the weather was absolutely perfect (it’s their winter during our summer).  Aguas Calientes is a very small town, with quaint hotels and restaurants… don’t expect anything fancy like the Ritz, lol.  We were poor traveling students, so we stayed at a hostel.  We went to the "hot springs" there and it was quite relaxing (but everyone in town goes there, so don’t expect it to be romantic or private).  🙂

Post # 5
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I went to Peru last year for 11 days:  2 in Lima, 5 in Cuzco, and 4 HIKING the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.  After my 4 day hike I did not actually get to go IN to Machu Picchu because I sprained my ankle FIVE MINUTES from the end of the trail and could not walk.  One of the Peruvian guides had to carry me down.  🙁

 Aguas Calientes was lame and is literally just a tourist town.  It’s not historic at all, and it’s entirely geared toward visitors of Machu Picchu.  Compared to Cuzco it sucked.  Both food and hotels were overpriced.  I wouldn’t recommend staying there more than one night.

 Cuzco was absolutely amazing and beautiful.  There were a ton, ton of things to see and do, I’d love to go back to keep seeing more of it.   It is the actual historical center of the Inca empire.  Food ranged from upscale western to dirt cheap authentic, and there were a lot of hotels and hostels in a range of budgets.  Shopping was much better in Cuzco than Aguas Calientes.  Everyone was very friendly, many spoke limited English, and those who didn’t were patient and appreciated our efforts.  There is quite a bit of nightlife.

 If you have any specific questions feel free to send me a message.

Post # 6
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m sooo jealous! I know one couple that went there for their 5th anniversary & they stayed at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. It’s not cheap– but its so close to the site & the service is unmatched. If you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime stay there! Even if you can only swing one night!

Check out tripadvisor.com, I’m sure they have a good selection of hotels to choose from! I never book a hotel without checking out its reviews online first.

I hope you have the most wonderful time!

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