If you think relaxation is great, but adventure is better, then that’s what your honeymoon should be! We’ve hand-picked our favourite honeymoon destinations for adventure lovers – is yours on our list? Safaris, rail journeys, road trips, ancient city excursions… there’s a thrill for everyone. Read on to see our top choices!
Photo courtesy of Unique Japan Tours
Irish brides craving exotic Oriental adventures don’t need to look any further than Dublin. That’s right – Unique Japan Tours is a local Irish company specialising in honeymoons in Japan. Because they’re dedicated only to this destination and know it in every detail, they’ll be able to arrange exactly what you want. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to travel, followed by summer and winter. What would you like to see? The Japan of samurai and geisha, the Golden Route to take in key cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima, or Lost in Japan – a journey focusing on spiritual sites? If you want adventure, Japan has it all, and is yours to discover.
Follow this link for an exclusive €300 tailor-made Japan honeymoon discount offer!
Above and main photo courtesy of American Sky
Get your kicks on Route 66? It’s not just a song – it could be your honeymoon. There’s simply nothing, nothing, like an American road trip… and also, how many people do you know who have actually done it? Probably none! That’s why it’s one of the world’s perfect honeymoon destinations for adventure lovers, and unlike any other. Arrive, pick up your rental car, switch on the radio, hit the open road… and keep that camera handy! American Sky has a number of superb routes to suggest – or you can make up your own. Spring, summer and autumn are your best bets – check out some popular routes here including Self Drive the West and Route 66.
Above photo of Sora, Italy from geocities
Sleeping in a different hotel every night doesn’t appeal to all. How about one place to stay, but in a perfect location for daily sightseeing trips? That’s Relais Chalons d’Orange in Alvito, Italy. It’s an oasis of tranquility, surrounded by so much opportunity for adventure, you’ll wish your days there would never end. Alvito is home to one of the oldest castles in the country, and the cities of Sora, Avezzano or Arpino are just around the corner. Rome is only 1.5 hour’s drive away, or get in touch with nature by hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and other fun stuff at the nearby National Parks of Abruzzo, Molise and Lazio. A new adventure every day – guaranteed!
Photo courtesy of Canadian Sky
Due to its enormous size, Canada is usually seen one city at a time. But if you’re an adventurer, that just won’t do! Canadian Sky have the perfect honeymoon destinations for adventure lovers. How about a combo of drive, rail and cruise? Or a long and luxurious rail journey? If you prefer lush nature and the majesty of the mountains, you’ll see plenty of that. Or if you want to visit the most famous cities – including Quebec, Vancouver and Halifax, you can do that too. They’ll even take you across to Las Vegas, if you want even more thrills. You won’t be sorry – Canada is an adventurer’s top destination.
Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt Goa
Can shopping be an adventure? Of course it can, especially when it happens in Goa at its many delightful markets. If your other half objects to this type of adventuring, there’s lots of other exciting things to do. Base yourself in the luxurious Grand Hyatt and explore all this amazing state has to offer. For culture, there are three major museums and spectacular churches, four of which are located at the Old Goa UNESCO World Heritage site. For a fun splash, enjoy water sports (including parasailing!), jet skiing, or simply lying on the beach with a good book (yes, that’s also a water sport). And would you believe it, it’s just a fraction of all you could do – check out more ideas here.
Photo courtesy of sabi-sands.com
How would you like to tell people you’ve spent your honeymoon in Zanzibar, Pumba or Mozambique? These incredible honeymoon destinations are ideal for adventure lovers and East Cape Tours and Safaris currently have superb offers available, including huge discounts on selected lodges at Sabi Sands private game reserve – a safari experience unlike any other in the world. Part of the Kruger National Park, elephants, lions, rhinos and buffalos roam freely, so they’re easy to spot on game drives. Your lodge will be a luxury accommodation, where you’ll enjoy the wild beauty of the reserve in most comfortable surroundings.
Photo courtesy of gohop.ie
Hike, bike and kayak around Thailand? Now that’s an adventure every active person can get behind. You’ll arrive in Bangkok, and set off to experience life like the locals do – on an overnight sleeper train, biking through areas rarely seen by visitors in Chiang Mai, and peaceful kayaking down the River Kwai. There’s a huge diversity of outdoor options in Thailand, and gohop.ie has picked the best ones. It’s 12 days of unforgettable sights and sounds – ideal for an adventurer. Check out the itinerary here!
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