Honeymoon Ideas – 7 Once in a Lifetime Experiences on a Latin American Honeymoon

Good afternoon everyone, today we are off to sunnier climes to explore South America for some honeymoon inspiration! I have Cuba on my to-do list for next year and these activities are making me more excited! Have you been to any of these places? Do you recommend? I’m going to pass you over to Tom our resident Honeymoon Expert for some exciting ideas on Latin America as a honeymoon destination.


South America is a fantastic honeymoon destination for those who like to do things a little differently. It’s thrilling, exciting, perfect for adventure-seekers, and filled with surprises along the way. From off the beaten path destinations and mind-blowing sights to experiences that will change your life forever, a Latin American honeymoon is just daringly different. If this sounds like your kind of place, here are 7 once in a lifetime experiences that you just have to try.

Helicopter Over Iguazu Falls

Bordering Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are a sight to behold, especially if you’re travelling by helicopter. Air tours are available from both sides of the river so whether you are on holiday in Brazil or Argentina you can take a ride right over the Falls for a spectacular panoramic view. Go at sunset for that added honeymoon magic and some great photo ops.

Aerial View of Devil’s Throat, the largest among the 270 cascades of Iguazú Falls’ by Jimmy Baikovicius – https://flic.kr/p/LHd7GC

Stay on the Salar de Uyuni in an Airstream Campervan

Set below the Andes in southwest Bolivia, this huge salt flat is the world’s largest and it’s a place where hopeless romantics can come and “walk on water”. Often called The Mirror of God by the locals, you can walk, skip, jump or drive over what, at first glance, appears to be a big lake. But this dried up salt flat is just a huge reflective surface where salt and minerals have solidified. A spectacular place for photography and a magical stopover if you stay in an Airstream Campervan. Some luxury campervan packages even come with a private driver, a tour guide and a personal chef – ideal for honeymooning couples who want some serious luxury.


Salar de Uyuni 4 day Tour’ by Jan Beck – https://flic.kr/p/qudVjM

Camp Beneath the Stars in the Atacama Desert

There are fewer things in the world more dreamy than looking at the stars, and camping is the best way to get a good view. Stay overnight in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile and you could spend an evening sleeping right beneath a star speckled sky. It’s one of the most remote areas in the world and it’s also one of the best places on the planet for stargazing. The small town of San Pedro de Atacama is a great place to start your journey on this moonlike landscape of the Atacama – just don’t forget to pack some warm clothing as temperatures can drop when the sun goes down.


‘Atacama’ by Danielle Pereira – https://flic.kr/p/9RUSHt

Sleep in a Suspended Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica

Staying overnight in the rainforest is such an exciting, primitive thing; there’s something very romantic about getting so close to nature. If you want an experience of a lifetime on a holiday to Costa Rica, check into a treehouse hotel or a suspended lodge, where you’ll be able to enjoy the most incredible views and complete seclusion from the rest of the world. It’s certainly not for couples who are scared of heights though…


‘Looking up at the Treehouse’ by Gail – https://flic.kr/p/8i6zxE

Walk on the Perito Moreno Glacier

The climate varies greatly across the country of Argentina because it is so vast and features a number of climatic regions – but it’s still hard to believe that the Perito Moreno Glacier is here. Take a boat cruise or enjoy a special guided tour where you can actually walk on the glacier itself! It really is one of those other-worldly adventures that you’ll never forget.


Perito Moreno glacier’ by Matito – https://flic.kr/p/Q4UBa

Go Cloud Hiking in Cocora Valley

At first glance, it’s just extremely foggy. But when you learn how high you have come, you’ll soon realise that you’re walking through the clouds. Colombia’s Cocora Valley is a great place to witness the beautiful wax palms and the country’s lushest scenery. And whilst some like to travel on horseback, the best way to really embrace the trail is on foot.


‘Cocora’ by Juan Felipe Gómez – https://flic.kr/p/bx2BWu

Swim Beneath the Angel Falls in Venezuela

Is there anything more romantic than swimming beneath the most epic waterfall in the world with the one you love? The Angel Falls (Kerepakupai Meru) in Venezuela is the planet’s highest uninterrupted waterfall (over 970 metres), and taking a dip in the pond at the bottom (or top!) is an unforgettable experience – especially after a long day’s hike.

angel-falls An Angel Revealing her Face’ by Tim Snell – https://flic.kr/p/pzzzJG


6 Ideas for a UK Honeymoon in the Summer SunTom from  is a passionate traveller and blogger who loves travelling the world and discovering new cultures and experiences. After getting married to Claire in 2012, holidays changed from backpacking to flashpacking, but the intrigue to discover new places remains the same

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