|Some may think honeymooning at Machu Picchu in Peru an odd choice but not if you like your romance with a touch of adventure. Photo: Shannon Kircher for TravelBoldly.com|
Peru: Machu Picchu, Iquitos and the Amazon River. Unusual choices for a honeymoon?
Guest Post by Shannon Kircher
|A llama grazes peacefully among the |
stone ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru.
Machu Picchu + the Sacred Valley
|A burro walks along alone in the Urubamba River valley, also |
known as the Sacred Valley. Peru
Iquitos and the Amazon River
|Shopping in the market in Urubamba is necessity for this|
Quechua woman but a colorful photo opportunity for visitors
|The author Shannon looks out across the waters of the |
Amazon River during her Peruvian Honeymoon.
We spent days going out on excursions in the morning and evening, taking off on skiffs with small groups to explore deeper into the river. We swam in the Amazon (I know, sounds suspect, but it’s totally okay), went piranha fishing, trekked in the jungle with local guides and did a late-night excursion to spot caimans. We bonded with the small group of other passengers on the boat, and sipped on red wine, exchanging stories with other guests while floating down the river. The cruise was bittersweet. It was an exciting new adventure that also marked the last days of our time in Peru.
Sure, we could have spent much more time in Peru but we left feeling fulfilled after our disparate adventures. In two short weeks, we had explored a region that was unlike any other place we had visited together. And no, Peru may not be the sexiest honeymoon destination, but those memories and those experiences are hard to beat. Watching the sunrise in Machu Picchu together? Well, that doesn’t get much better.
Read part one of Shannon's honeymoon adventure in Peru.
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