Picking the perfect place to pop the question is a taxing decision, even for the most accomplished Lothario. But, what if we told you about a destination where every awe-inspiring excursion, romantic riverside restaurant or homely hotel room had proposal potential? At Inkaterra, there is endless opportunity for romance – whether it be spending a night in the Canopy Tree House, with only the sounds of the jungle for company, or sailing down the Madre de Dios to the light of a flickering lantern. Where would you propose?
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica is a realm of discovery, with trekking trails, a wide variety of wildlife and the lodge’s infamous Canopy Tree House. Here, lovebirds can wake up in bespoke wooden cabañas to birdsong and the gentle flutter of butterfly wings, truly submerged in nature, before heading out on a variety of excursions, including romantic lakeside picnics, twilight treks and boat rides.
For those wanting a once-in-a-lifetime rainforest experience, the Canopy Tree house, which is situated at the end of the 344m (1,129ft)-long Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, 30m (98ft) above ground, offers one of the most unique and intimate overnight locations in the world. With dinner served on a platform by an Inkaterra butler, guests are then left alone, immersed in the thriving jungle – the ultimate rainforest proposal.
An enchanting and isolated reserve for tropical birds, Lake Sandoval is a place of refuge for an abundance of endangered species – from howler monkeys to the black caiman – and an idyllic place to propose. Set off into the wilderness with an experienced Inkaterra Explorer-Guide, hop aboard your wooden boat and head towards the lake, a mirror reflecting the dense hues of the rainforest and crisp, blue sky onto its calm waters. Don’t wobble the boat as you get down on one knee, these waters are home to cheeky Giant River Otters, who wouldn’t think twice about stealing your ring!
A colonial style property nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba offers an idyllic romantic escape. This intimate and isolated Hacienda is decked out in traditional Andean textiles, with exposed eucalyptus beams, handmade furniture and custom-created ceramics. One of the hotel’s many excursions, Twilight Mountain, takes doting duos on a trail walk at sunset, providing an idyllic backdrop for a magical, sunset proposal.
Intimacy, tranquillity and romance are at the heart of the enchanting, 16th-century mansion, exquisitely restored by Inkaterra, and sitting on land that once played home to the elite army of the Incas. Where you pop the question is up to you – will it be under the warm, flickering lanterns casting a dull glow across the pretty Plaza de las Nazarenas, or by candle-light in the intimate dining room?
Our other options might be magical, but there’s no better place to propose than upon one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, an intimate, luxury hotel in a sprawling, Andean style village, set within a secluded 12 acres (5 hectares) of exuberant tropical gardens shrouded in the mysterious Andean Cloud Forest, before trekking up to Machu Picchu with an experience explorer-guide.
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