HONEYMOON GUIDE FOR AN ADVENTUROUS COUPLE
Blog: Sarah Thompson, Travel Designer
Are you looking for a honeymoon that's a bit different?
- Do you start getting restless if you are just in one place?
- Do you like packing in lots of activities and sightseeing on holiday?
- Do you like adventure activities? This could be anything from a day hike to caving....
- Are you also wanting time to relax at the end of your honeymoon? No worries-we have thought of ideas for you too!
If this sounds like you, look no further! You've found your helpful honeymoon guide!
1. Costa Rican Escape
Costa Rica, a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike, offers a perfect blend of thrilling activities and romantic settings. Zip-line through lush rainforests, explore volcanic landscapes, and relax in hot springs. With its diverse ecosystems, Costa Rica provides the ultimate backdrop for an adventurous honeymoon.
How Long?: 10-14 days
Realistic Budget: from £3500pp (low season) to £5000pp (high season)
2. New Zealand Odyssey
Embark on an epic journey through New Zealand, where stunning landscapes and thrilling activities await. Hike through the magical fjords, try bungee jumping in Queenstown, and stargaze in the clear Southern Hemisphere skies. New Zealand offers the perfect mix of adventure and romance for the daring couple. We highly recommend travelling by campervan, giving you the freedom to plan each day. One of our favourite North Island trips was tubing through Waitomo Caves to see the glowworms! Unforgettable!
How Long? 3-4 weeks
Realistic Budget: £5000pp +
3. Cultural Marvels in Cambodia (Adventure & Relax Combo!)
Combine the thrill of adventure with cultural exploration in Cambodia. Begin your journey with temple hopping in Siem Reap, exploring the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat. Head to Kratie and kayak through rapids on the Mekong. Look out for the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. This was an amazing experience! Then, unwind on the idyllic beaches of Cambodia's tropical islands, where you can relax and reflect on the incredible adventures you've shared.
How long? 2 weeks + (I spent a month in Cambodia)
Realistic Budget: £2500pp +
4. Norwegian Cruise with Hurtigruten
Embark on an expedition cruise of Norway with Hurtigruten. Sail through breathtaking fjords, to the Arctic Circle. Maybe you will witness the Northern Lights or a pod of orcas. Explore charming coastal towns and villages. Go on hikes, kayak, visit a traditional Sami village-the choice is yours! This cruise offers a perfect blend of adventure and romance, creating memories to last a lifetime.
How long: 15 days if sailing from London Tilbury.
Realistic Budget: £2900pp
5. Machu Picchu and Amazon Adventure in Peru
Embark on a thrilling adventure in Peru with a day trek or several days trek to Machu Picchu. This wonder of the world is truly a spectacle to behold! Enjoy several days in Cusco & The Sacred Valley. Why not go sand boarding near Ica? Or surfing at Lima?
Follow this awe-inspiring experience with three nights in an eco-lodge in theAmazon rainforest, immersing yourselves in the heart of nature and creating unforgettable memories. I have never seen a night sky as wonderful.
How long: 2-3 weeks
Realistic Budget: £5000pp
6. Galapagos Islands and Cloud Forest in Ecuador
Cruise around the Galapagos Islands, where unique wildlife and pristine landscapes await. After your once in a lifetime island adventure, retreat to the enchanting cloud forest in Ecuador for a tranquil and romantic escape surrounded by lush greenery and exotic bird species.
How long: 2 weeks
Realistic Budget: £7500pp +
7. Self-Drive Tour of Iceland
Embark on a two-week self-drive tour of Iceland, exploring otherworldly landscapes, majestic waterfalls, and geothermal wonders. This adventurous road trip allows you to discover the beauty of Iceland at your own pace.
How long 10 days-3 weeks
Realistic Budget: £3000pp
8. CRETE adventure
Looking for a honeymoon closer to home? Crete ticks all the boxes!
Stay in a beautiful hotel near the ocean. Hire a car and go off exploring in the day. Think mountain villages, Greek tavernas, caves, and gorges. For an epic day hike we recommend The Samaria Gorge.
How long: 7 days plus
Realistic Budget: £1000pp + for all-inclusive
9. KRUGER SAFARI & MAURITIUS COMBO
Immerse yourself in the heart of the African wilderness with a thrilling safari in Kruger National Park. Witness the Big Five and experience the magic of the savannah. Then, transition to the pristine beaches of Mauritius for a tropical retreat, combining the excitement of safari with the tranquility of turquoise waters. Mauritius has lots of fantastic all-inclusive resorts, many with non-motorised watersports included.
How long: 10 days -14 days
Realistic Budget: £4500pp +
10. Tenerife Trek and Tapas Adventure
Explore the diverse landscapes of Tenerife, trekking the majestic Mt Teide and kayaking along its stunning coastline. Experience the thrill of pilot whale watching and discover the beautiful old towns. For food enthusiasts, indulge in authentic Spanish tapas. Don't worry if you don't drive; Tenerife's excellent local bus network makes it easy to navigate the island.
How long: 7 days-14 days
Realistic Budget: £1000pp