South America has long been a popular destination for honeymooners. Beautiful, lush landscapes, tropical climates and a vibrant culture make it just exotic enough that it serves as the perfect romantic getaway. Here are some of the best ideas for honeymoon destinations down south.
The Belmond Andead Explorer is a luxury sleeper train that runs through the Andean plains of Peru. It features 48 guest cabins alongside a spa, observation deck, a library and two dining cars serving exquisite Peruvian cuisine. During the trip you’ll experience sights that include Colca Canyon, Cusco and Lake Titicaca.
Mendoza Wine Country
The Argentinian city of Mendoza is home to the Argentina’s stunning wine country. The city rests at the foothills of the Andes Mountains, providing breathtaking views as you sample the endless acres of vineyards in the region. Popular destinations include Entre Cielos Luxury Hotel and Spa and the Lujan de Cuyo winemaking region, where you’ll find the country’s famous Malbec reds.
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago off the eastern shore of Brazil. The island is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site that caps the number of visitors at one time. Its only luxury hotel, Pousada Maravilha, is the perfect place to relax at night after a day of swimming with the dolphins and turtles.
If you’d prefer a vibrant city experience to a relaxing honeymoon at the beach, look no further than Cartagena. The Colombian city is widely believed to be the setting for Gabriel García Márquez‘s famed novel Love in the Time of Cholera. The picturesque city offers the perfect backdrop for a romantic honeymoon, filled with colorful city streets, eclectic music and an endless array of boutique shops to explore.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Getting through airport security can be a nightmare in and of itself, adding extra hours to your trip that could better be spent in any number of more enjoyable activities. Programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are helping to make the process a little more bearable, but a new program, CLEAR, is quickly emerging as an up-and-coming way to make things even easier.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Located on a flat corner in Barcelona’s Poble Nou neighborhood, a site for many a tech startup or already established tech giant (like HP Enterprise and Booking.com), Sopa serves as a perfect lunch spot during the workday. The cafeteria-style eatery lets you fill up on vegetarian and vegan dishes and either dine in, take the food outside to the patio dining area or take it back to the office for a lunchtime meeting.