Latin America

Latin America for Lovers

written by | Posted on June 1st, 2010

sol & luna lodge
Make the Sacred Valley of the Incas the centerpiece of an adventurous, cultural and magical honeymoon in Peru for your clients. Its other name is the Urubamba Valley, a beautiful area, dotted with fascinating little Andean villages, Inca ruins and colorful Indian markets. French-Swiss owners have built luxury and beauty into their Sol & Luna Lodge, about a mile from the town of Urubamba, and they welcome newlyweds to a getaway that features 28 self-contained circular cottages with high, wood-beamed ceilings, decorated in appealing and rustic Andean ambiance, king beds and private verandahs from which to savor a landscape of whispering eucalyptus and majestic Andes Mountains. For honeymooners, book a duplex suite bungalow; the first floor has the bedroom with private bath with all amenities, while the living room with the grandest vistas is on the second floor. While honeymoon requests are customized, the per night rate for these 2-person suites with breakfast is $325. The lodge has a swimming pool, tennis court, a beautiful spa and restaurant with an open fireplace and featuring typical Peruvian dishes and international favorites. Here you can hike, bike, horseback ride, or raft on the Urubamba River. Other elements of this most memorable of all Andean experiences will, of course, include spending time in the former Inca Empire capital in Cuzco—an hour’s flight from Lima—and a day or more at the citadel of ancient Machu Picchu. Actually, the most active newlyweds might want to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, starting here in the Sacred Valley.