Ask The Experts: Adventure Honeymoons to Start Planning

Hello everyone and how are you all doing? Did you have a good Christmas? Mine was lovely. We hosted, so we spent Boxing day recovering from the stress of cooking Christmas dinner, but we had an amazing time, just wish we could do it all over again! Now it’s those strange few days between Christmas and New Year, where all we seem to be doing is eating up the Christmas food and going on lots of walks! So now that Christmas is over, how are the wedding plans coming along? Have you started to think about things again? If so then maybe you are looking at your honeymoon options (hopefully if Covid lets us travel next year!) If so, then I have some fabulous Honeymoon ideas for you, but these are super exciting and a bit different. Adventure Honeymoons are the way forward, instead of lounging around on the beach for a week or two, why not go out and explore, try something new and have a real adventure!

Adventure Honeymoons to Start Planning

Getting married is one of the most important experiences we’ll ever have to go through in life, so it just makes sense to plan for a honeymoon that you will remember forever.  Booking an all-inclusive holiday at some of the world’s most luxurious resorts is often the first thing that comes to mind when planning for a honeymoon. But if you’re the kind of couple who craves adventures, it’s worth seeking out off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Going for an adventure honeymoon could mean trekking into Machu Picchu, exploring the jungles of Vietnam, or seeing the majestic Northern Lights in Ireland. Whatever sort of adventure you’re after, there is certainly a destination out there that’s waiting for you to discover. To help you plan for your honeymoon, here’s our take on the best adventure honeymoons.


The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most incredible ruins, set high in the Peruvian Andes mountains. For couples who love both adventure and history, trekking Machu Picchu is certainly the perfect activity. Steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery, this is the perfect place to spend some quality time with each other while learning about the interesting history behind this 15th-century Inca citadel.

Machu Picchu offers plenty of activities for couples on honeymoon. Take time to explore the quaint town of Cusco during your visit to Machu Picchu. Explore the archaeological remains and marvel at the colonial architectures built during the Spanish occupation. Spend the day trekking through the rolling mountains that will lead you to the same path where Incas walked hundreds of years ago. Although you can visit Machu Picchu independently, booking a tour package is the best way to go.


When going for a honeymoon adventure in Africa, most couples will probably book a safari in Kenya or South Africa. But if you want your honeymoon to be something unique, head to Madagascar, a tiny island country off the Indian Ocean. The island paradise is home to vivid nature parks, beautiful beaches, and scenic resorts surrounded by the blue ocean waters and mountainous backdrop.

Madagascar may not be as popular as the other nations in Africa but this country has plenty to offer for honeymooners. If you want to frolic by the beach and listen to the relaxing sound of the ocean waves, head to Nosy Be. Aside from its gorgeous beaches, Nosy Be is also famous for its pulsating nightlife. For outdoorsy couples who love to explore the wildlife, check out Ranomafana National Park. Home to different species of lemurs, this park is a perfect spot to explore nature and discover the wild. For a more relaxing way to enjoy your Madagascar adventure, go for an intimate Madagascar adventure tour, where you will be with a guide as you explore the best of the island.

New Zealand

Known for its stunning natural scenery with a diverse landscape, there is no doubt that New Zealand is one of the world’s best destinations for a honeymoon. The country has plenty to offer for couples who wanted a memorable honeymoon adventure. From the gorgeous natural landscapes of Waiheke Island to the vibrating nightlife of Auckland, there are certainly so many things you can do with your loved one in New Zealand.

Your adventure honeymoon in New Zealand won’t be complete without a visit to Queenstown, dubbed the country’s adventure capital. Here, you can indulge in as many adventure activities as you can, depending on the season. If you’re visiting between April and November, don’t miss the chance to go skiing or snowboarding. For thrill-seeking couples, go to the Nevis Bungee, considered the highest bungee in the region. While in New Zealand, you should visit the Hobbiton Set in Matamata. Join one of the guided tours to explore the set and learn interesting tidbits about the famous site featured in the popular movie Lord of the Rings.


Couples who love to experience a unique culture while exploring breathtaking natural landscapes and historical sites should consider a honeymoon adventure in Vietnam. There are plenty of adventures waiting for you to experience in Vietnam. The best way to explore this S-shaped country is to choose a few stops as you make your way from north to south or vice versa. One of the most relaxing ways to enjoy your honeymoon in Vietnam is to go on a cruise. Cruising down the Mekong River is a popular activity, click here, if it’s something that ticks your Vietnamese adventure tick list. There are also luxury ships that offer exciting itineraries catered to couples on honeymoon. Some itineraries feature a handful of days traveling up the entire length of Vietnam’s coastline with an overnight stay in Saigon, Hanoi, or Hoi An.

Exploring the jungle of Vietnam is also a must-activity for couples who are adventure seekers. It’s a great opportunity to spot wildlife as you trek through Vietnam’s lush rainforests. There are a handful of national parks in Vietnam that you can explore and the Cat Tien National Park is the most popular of them all. Located in the south of Vietnam, the park supports a rich ecosystem and has a small sanctuary for gibbons and bears.


Unless you are a fan of Game of Thrones, Iceland may not be your ideal honeymoon destination. But for adventurous couples who wanted to experience something unique on their honeymoon, Iceland is a must-destination. Home to thundering waterfalls, black sand beaches, and natural hot springs, a visit to Iceland will surely make your honeymoon truly unforgettable. You will have plenty of options when it comes to your adventure honeymoon in Iceland, from taking a day trip to explore the so-called “Golden Circle” to relaxing at the geothermal spa of Blue Lagoon.

To make your Icelandic honeymoon even more memorable, don’t miss the chance to see the Northern Lights! In fact, seeing the Northern Lights is the ultimate reason why many couples would go to Iceland for their honeymoon. If your main purpose is to see the Northern Lights, book your trip between October and March. It is during this time that you will have a higher chance of seeing this amazing natural phenomenon. You will even have more chances of seeing the Northern Lights if you stay in Grindavík, as it has much less light pollution compared to Reykjavík.






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