In the mood for love but tired of romantic candle-lit dinners for two and generic bunches of flowers? There are lots of fun, unique and romantic date ideas in Cusco. Here’s our list of the top 7 romantic date ideas in Cusco region in no particular order.
1. Travel to Machu Picchu luxury-style…
For a beautiful memory of your Machu Picchu trip, travel in style on the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train from Cusco to the famous Inca citadel. Champagne and live music in the train station kick off this unforgettable experience, as you enjoy gourmet food, entertainment and stunning views along the journey. Guaranteed to put a big smile on his or her face!
For a shot of adrenaline unlike anything you have ever tried, book one of the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley. Spend the night in your own private plastic capsule dangling 400m above the ground attached to the cliff face by nothing more than steel cables… Yes, you heard that right just steel cables! A gourmet dinner and wine is included and this is an experience guaranteed to spice up any date night!
3. Star gazing…
For a night time activity try a trip to the Cusco Planetarium where you will learn all about Incan astronomy and can star gaze upon Cusco’s beautiful starry sky with your loved one.
4. Take a romantic night-time walk
Valentine’s doesn’t always have to be about grand gestures and expensive meals and gifts. Cusco is a great place to take a romantic walk around the heart of this colonial city that is beautifully lit up at night.
Wander through the San Blas district, around the Main Square, Plaza Regocijo and Plaza San Francisco to discover some of the romance of this city.
5. Indulge in a sensory experience
For a sensory overload, head to Fallen Angel for a cocktail or dinner. Goldfish-filled bathtub tables, disco balls and a massive ‘fallen’ angel along with lots of contemporary art by local artists on display make this one of Cusco’s coolest hang-outs.
6. Start the day with a decadent breakfast
For a decadent start to the day head to the Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel for their buffet breakfast. This is one of the best breakfast spreads in Cusco and includes healthy and gluten-free options as well great pastries, hot breakfast dishes and an a la carte breakfast menu with delicious eggs benedict and quinoa pancakes.
7. Splurge on a luxury picnic.
For a Valentine’s day date unlike any other, splurge on a luxury picnic served up by the team behind the Cicciolina restaurant. Forget soggy sandwiches and luke-warm tea and try sipping on a cocktail as you admire the stunning Sacred Valley view from your own private picnic area before dining on rustic Andean fare.
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