Love Rocks at Machu Picchu! And we're ready to help you plan your amazing adventure wedding. Are you willing to go to the ends of the Earth to affirm eternal devotion to your betrothed? Til death do you part? Machu Picchu ruins are one of the most extreme and impressive destinations for a wedding, honeymoon or romatic getaway. Although ceremonies are not permitted inside the park, we have scouted out other sacred and special sites to choose from in the nearby Sacred Valley.
Whether you want to shout it aloud for all to hear, or whisper tenderly in your loved one's ear, we make it possible to express your adoration in a world-class, picture perfect setting! Machu Picchu and the Andes Mountains provides one of the most magnificent backdrops for your destination adventure wedding.
We are expert organizers with access to authentic local resources needed for any size wedding in Peru. We know how to organize tours to Machu Picchu that will blow your garters off! We have guided thousands of people to Machu Picchu. Including wedding parties & honey-mooners!
Want to do a honeymoon hike after the wedding? Check out the 4-day Inca Trail. Even the easy 1-day hike is doable by most active people. If you're traveling with a group, we can split you up for the hikes, to better accommodate different abilities.
Organizing a wedding is similar to organizing a trip-of-a-lifetime. It's special. It's unique. And each traveler/bride/groom has a vision of what their special trip/event should look like. It should have character all it's own. It's possible for the bride & groom to separate from the group after the wedding and continue their trip as honeymooners.
Machu Picchu Wedding FAQ
- Can we have our wedding ceremony inside the Machu Picchu National Park?
It's not permitted to have ceremonies inside the park. One of the best things about the Machu Picchu National Park is that they don't allow vendors or development anywhere near the ruins. That's why they look so authentic. They are! But it is permitted to bring your wedding party inside the park. We recommend that the ceremony take place in the Sacred Valley on a different day from your visit to Machu Picchu.
- Do we have to hike to our wedding?
It's your choice. You can choose to drive or walk. We have many special places in the Sacred Valley, not far from Cusco, to stage your ceremony. The amount of hiking time varies from 20 minutes to 2 hours each way. We'll work with you to choose the place that best meets your needs.
- Are there special activities that can be arranged after the ceremony?
Yes, choose from romantic catered picnic lunch for the 2 of you, in a rural setting or a community meal called a "Pachamanca" on a Qechua farm. We also offer "Luxury Glamping" on your wedding night. We'll pitch a big dome tent in a private spot and include an amazing candlelight dinner, prepared and served by our cook and porters.
- Will the ceremony in Peru be legally recognized everywhere in the world?
Probably not. Most couples have a symbolic ceremony at their destination wedding in Peru and set up a separate legal ceremony in their home country. Best to consult your local authorities or legal representative.
- Can we get married by a local shaman?
Yes! There are many special outside places to stage a wedding ceremony. In the Sacred Valley, our shaman will officiate at your wedding. It can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose.
- What if we want to get married by a Catholic priest?
In Peru, Catholicism is embraced by many. Catholic priests require additional documents before they will perform the ceremony.
- How much will our wedding cost?
The cost of simple 1-day wedding for 2 people is $278 USD pp. The cost of a private 7-day traditional tour for 2 people to Machu Picchu based on 3* accommodations is $1394 USD pp. Extras can include: grooms dinner, flowers at the ceremony, live musicians at the ceremony, priest/shaman service, catered hot picnic at the ceremony, photographer, upgraded hotels and other special requests. The extra costs will vary depending on the # of people in your group. (Flights/meals/tips/insurance not included)
- How many people can you accommodate?
Minimum 2. No limit otherwise.
- What is appropriate attire?
Once we know what kind of wedding you want and where you want to have it, we will send a packing list. It's possible to get married in khaki and fleece or a full length wedding dress. We'll provide information to help you decide what is best. We have local costumes and authentic hand-made ponchos for rent.
- How do we book flights & what travel documents are needed?
Contact our US Office for free consulation. There are no special vaccinations or visas needed for US passport holders. Our experienced travel advisors will assist you every step of the way. There is no extra cost for travel planning & organizing.
- Can we set up a wedding / honeymoon travel registry?
Yes, we can set up your trip and send out invitation emails or direct mail letters to your guests with instructions to contact us directly. We can process any major credit card in any country. There is no added fee for guests to contribute. 100% of all payments goes to the cost of your trip.
1-Day Wedding Ceremony in the Sacred Valley
- private van and driver (hotel - ceremony - hotel)
- English-speaking guide (if you bring your own camera, he can take photos)
- assistant for the shaman
- objects that shaman needs for the ceremony (includes special drinks for the couple)
- fresh flowers for decoration
- (optional) professional photographer
Cost: $556 USD couple (not including photographer)
If you have additional guests, please add $16 USD pp to cover transportation and logistics. Limited to 8 total.
Contact our office for custom quote for more than 8.
- meals or bottled water (add $48 USD pp for box lunch picnic after the ceremony)
- trip to Machu Picchu
- box lunch picnic - empanadas, fruit, cake & celebratory beverage (add $48 pp for 2 and $18 pp each additional)
- professional photographer (can be arranged)
Perfect 7-day Destination Wedding / Honeymoon / Travel itinerary
Includes a tour of Machu Picchu:
Day 1 - Arrive in Lima, Peru. Transfer to hotel for quick overnight.
Day 2 - Fly 1 hour from Lima to Cusco where our guide meets you at the airport and transfers you and your wedding party to a hotel specially chosen for you. The wedding party enjoys a private walking tour of the city center with a stop in special places for photos. The first day will be relaxing as everyone adapts to the altitude. Dinner in local restaurant of your choice.
Day 3 - Our guide arrives in a private vehicle to take you on a tour to the archaeological ruins on the outside of Cuzco, including Tambomachay, Qenco & Sacsayhuaman. Followed by an optional celebratory Groom’s dinner in Mi Manera restaurant - cost not included
Day 4 - Your Wedding Day in the Sacred Valley - Exchange vows in the shadow of the majestic, snow-capped volcanoes surrounding the Sacred Valley in the Andean Mountains. If you choose a simple ceremony, the tour continues through the Sacred Valley to hotel in Ollantaytambo or train to Aguas Calientes for your wedding night.
Day 5 - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - MachupicchuEarly breakfast at the hotel followed by guided transfer to the train station for your ride through the picturesque Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes. Board the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu for a private, guided tour of the ruins followed by time to wander alone. Return to Aguas Calientes for dinner.
Day 6 - Machupicchu -Cusco Enjoy a late morning at the hotel before you board the train to Ollantaytambo and return to Cusco for a free afternoon in the city.
Day 7 Depart Cusco for LimaTransfer to airport at least 2 hours prior to scheduled departure.
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