Rain­forests, trop­i­cal is­lands and lively ci­ties to ex­plore. There’s some­thing for ev­ery hon­ey­moon in this ex­tra­or­di­nary re­gion

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Bel­mond An­dean Ex­plorer From the com­pany that runs the Ori­ent Ex­press, the An­dean Ex­plorer is a lux­ury sleeper train that takes in the out­stand­ing sights of south­ern Peru. There are var­i­ous jour­neys avail­able – the Peru­vian High­lands op­tion takes in the Inca site of Raqch’i and Lake Tit­i­caca, with plenty of stops on the way. The train it­self has lux­ury cabins, fab­u­lous din­ing and even a spa. Two-night itin­er­ary from US$1580 in a ju­nior dou­ble, bel­


Cavas Wine Lodge, Men­doza Cavas Wine Lodge is in the heart of wine coun­try at the foot of the An­des. The out­stand­ing vine­yards are the big draw, but the re­gion it­self is stun­ningly beau­ti­ful. Get here in March for the grape har­vest fes­ti­val. Lux­ury Ar­gentina Ad­ven­ture itin­er­ary in­clud­ing three nights at Cavas Wine Lodge, all flights, trans­fers and ac­com­mo­da­tion on a min­i­mum B&B ba­sis from £6350pp, rain­bow­


One&only Palmilla, Los Ca­bos Baja Cal­i­for­nia has long been a favourite des­ti­na­tion for the stars, and this re­sort is sit­u­ated right at the end of the penin­sula. As you’d ex­pect, the ocean plays a big part of life here, and you’ll en­joy it ei­ther from the beach or scuba div­ing un­der the waves. If you pre­fer the land, see it on horse­back or in an all-ter­rain ve­hi­cle. From US$585 per night, one­an­don­lyre­ Casa Las Tor­tu­gas, Isla Hol­box For a real get­away, Isla Hol­box is hard to beat. Apart from the glo­ri­ous ho­tel and a tiny town, the rest of the is­land is a lush green na­ture re­serve. Ac­com­mo­da­tion is lux­u­ri­ously rus­tic and full of beau­ti­ful char­ac­ter. If you fancy an ad­ven­ture, go swim­ming with whale sharks (they’re friendly) be­fore a beach lunch of the fresh­est ce­viche. From US$186 per room per night on a B&B ba­sis, hol­box­casalas­tor­tu­


Awasi Ata­cama, San Pe­dro de Al­cán­tara A place where it al­most never rains sounds like the aver­age Brit’s dream – so wel­come to the Ata­cama Desert, the world’s dri­est! The ho­tel, with just 10 lodges, pro­vides a range of ex­cur­sions to ex­plore the area be­fore you re­turn for din­ner with an un­beat­able view of the stars un­der the com­pletely clear skies. From £1256 per room per night, i-es­


Uxua Casa Ho­tel & Spa, Bahia You don’t stay in rooms at Uxua, you have your own casa – one of 11 houses to call your own, giv­ing this unique ho­tel a com­mu­nity feel. While the on-site spa, pool and bar are su­perb, a short walk to the beach re­wards you with your own sofa and a bar re­cently voted one of the world’s top 10. Uxua is a favourite of in­ter­na­tional artists, and it’s easy to see why. Rooms from US$550 per night on a B&B ba­sis, But­ter­fly House Bahia On the Maraú Penin­sula, the But­ter­fly House lies be­tween beau­ti­ful coast­line and breathtaking jun­gle. Cou­ples are en­cour­aged to seek ad­ven­ture, from div­ing in the un­spoilt wa­ters to trail­ing in the rain­for­est. This re­sort is al­most car­bon-neu­tral, de­signed to have min­i­mal im­pact on the out­stand­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Seven nights from £1300 per per­son on a B&B ba­sis, in­clud­ing re­turn flights and trans­fers, orig­inal­


La Selva Ama­zon Ecolodge Look up this ho­tel on Google Maps to see its lo­ca­tion – you are firmly in Ama­zon ter­ri­tory here. Ar­rival is by pad­dle ca­noe fol­low­ing a twohour river trip, and if you book one of the three lux­ury Scenic Suites, you can re­lax on your pri­vate bal­cony over­look­ing the lake. The rest of your hon­ey­moon will be spent dis­cov­er­ing the sur­round­ing rain­for­est with your ex­pe­ri­enced guides. Four nights in a Scenic Suite on a fully in­clu­sive ba­sis in­clud­ing all flights, trans­fers and ex­cur­sions from £2770pp, aber­crom­ Pikaia Lodge, Galá­pa­gos It’s a long trip, but the ex­pe­ri­ence is worth it. You come for the ex­tra­or­di­nary wildlife, both on land and in the ocean. Pikaia Lodge, on Santa Cruz is­land, pro­vides su­perb eco-lux­ury and is the per­fect base to ex­plore and find out why the Galá­pa­gos fas­ci­nate and in­spire. A 14-night trip to Ecuador and the Galá­pa­gos, with a six-night stay at Pikaia Lodge, in­clud­ing flights and all trans­fers, from £10,350pp, orig­inal­

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