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Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and begin the drive to the Sacred Valley and to the venue you have chosen for your ceremony. The shaman and his assistant will meet you there with all the accessories including coca leaf and chicha, the fundamental furnishings of a nature-based ceremony. After the ceremony, box lunch picnic is included with empanadas, fruit, cake and champagne. Return to your hotel in Cusco. About 3-4 hours.
#2 Rainbow Mountain
5AM. Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and begin 3.5-4 hour drive to Rainbow Mountain. We can take you to the Palccoya route with light hiking. The shaman will conduct the ceremony in a quiet spot away from other travelers. After the ceremony enjoy a simple cake and celebratory champaigne (or non-alcoholic beverage) before returning to your hotel in Cusco. It's best to do this at the end of your trip to allow as much time as possible to acclimatize to the 16,000 ft altitude.
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Additional services can be arranged on your wedding day:
- Pachamanca luncheon in the home of a qechua farm family in the Sacred Valley. Cost is determined by how many people are in your group. It's fine if there are only 2 of you.
- Decorated wedding cake.
- Wedding Ceremony Photography (2 -3 hours approximately)
- Full Day with bride and groom in hotel, city and the ceremony :
- hotels in Cusco
- trip to Machu Picchu by train
- day hikes and multi-day treks
Frequently Asked Questions
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 extensive legal documents before they will perform the ceremony. This is out of reach for most couples traveling to Peru.
How much will our wedding cost?
Click here to see 7 Day Romantic Getaway. Click here to see 2-Day Glamping Adventure. Extras can include: grooms dinner, flowers at the ceremony, live musicians at the ceremony, Pachamanca dinner, 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.
This Adventure Includes
- All ground transportation
- English-speaking guide (if you bring your camera, he will take photos with it)
- Shaman and assistant
- Accessories for the ceremony
- Box lunch picnic
- Cusco hotel
- Trip to Machu Picchu
- Guided tours
- breakfast or dinner
- Travel insurance
- Marriage license or legal documents
- Professional photographer
- Small decorated wedding cake (add $100 USD)
- Dry season from May - October (very few showers)
- Year round average daily high temperature in Cusco is 65
- Ceremony is not legally binding.
- Hand-dyed and hand-woven Andean Ponchos available to rent for $50 USD
- Professional photographer services available on request
- Eco-friendly ceremony uses nature - based materials that are consumed, recycled or returned to ecosystem