While there’s certainly nothing wrong with a week at the beach, sipping down endless varieties of piña coladas and margaritas, many couples crave something a little more daring. Like swapping that bikini for a full-body suit to dive around sunken ships in Barbados, or trading in that plush oceanfront suite for an eco bungalow in the jungles of Costa Rica. If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie than beach bum, consider one of these adventure-packed honeymoons for the guaranteed trip of a lifetime.
Hiking in Patagonia
A couple that sweats together stays together, so set off on the adventure of a lifetime with a honeymoon in Patagonia. Spanning across Chile and Argentina, boasting the gorgeousness of both Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Park, and offering hundreds of miles of jaw-dropping hiking trails, you two could easily spend weeks climbing the staggering mountains of the area.
Wildlife Peeping in Africa
Put on one of those cool pith helmets and drive across the dirt roads of Africa to enjoy days spotting elephant and giraffes in the brush, and snapping photos of prowling lions in the distance. Travel agents know which safari operators are the most reputable, and they can set you up in a wide range of camp styles, even a luxurious 5-star resort with breathtaking views of the Serengeti or Maasai Mara.
Biking through Italy
Skip the crowds of Venice and the Amalfi Coast by opting for a bike tour through Tuscany, along the winding roads of the Dolomites and Italian Alps or through Apulia, Italy’s famous heel. These regions boast sweeping lakes and snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vineyards and medieval villages. Be sure to buy a GoPro with your wedding money so you can film the winding roads and beautiful scenery as you pedal.
Ziplining in Costa Rica
Known the world over as the home of ziplining, you can’t go far in Costa Rica without stumbling upon an epic ropes course or canopy adventure. If you’re serious adrenaline junkies, don’t just soar through the jungle once – spend your entire honeymoon jumping from mountain to mountain to experience the best in aerial adventure. To start, hit up the sky trek in Arenal Volcano National Park, then make your way down to the cloud forest of central Costa Rica for a soar through the Monteverde Extremo Course or get soaked with a canopy tour through the Montezuma Waterfall.
Adventure is Everywhere
No matter where you wish to honeymoon, embarking on unique adventures helps you connect more authentically to nature, culture and yourself. The tricky part is creating a personalized itinerary that includes the perfect blend of action and relaxation, all while handling the tiny little travel details that make or break a vacation. That’s where a travel agent can help you. Using their experiences and connections, they can tailor the ultimate adventure around your unique interests, all while making sure the entire journey is planned to perfection.