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12 Most Adventurous Honeymoon Destinations

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Sylvia Paige

Picking the right honeymoon destination can be tricky. For your first trip as husband and wife, you want the experience to be as special as possible. If you and your significant other enjoy venturing, we’ve selected the most adventurous honeymoon destinations all around the world. From picturesque Cappadocia to thrilling Alta – find inspiration for the honeymoon of your dreams.

1. Fiji

When searching for the most adventurous honeymoon destinations, Fiji should come high on your list. The beautiful island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has plenty to offer for every type of traveler. If one of you is more on the adventurous side, while another one prefers to be pampered, you are sure to find something that fits both of your tastes. 

The best adventurous activity to try in Fiji is swimming with sharks. Typically, you are picked up from your resort in a small boat, and once the glorious animals are spotted, you will jump over the side and swim right beside them. This really is once in a lifetime experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Of course, other water activities are available too, like snorkeling or jet skiing.

2. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Many couples head to Mexico and its great resort towns and cities like Cancun, Tulum, and Puerto Vallarta. But if you dare to get off the beaten path, you will realize the country has many other exceptional places worth a visit. Set along the coast of Oaxaca, the small town of Puerto Escondido is the perfect destination to enjoy a well-needed couple’s time.

If you and your significant other are nature enthusiasts, you will be excited to know the town has many outdoor opportunities available. In the area, many turtle conservation programs take place, which is a great chance to release newborn baby turtles into the Pacific Ocean. You can also go swimming in the bioluminescent lagoon, snorkel with dolphins and enjoy other exciting activities.

3. Cappadocia, Turkey

Just imagine – waking just before sunrise to hop in a hot-air balloon (along with hundreds of other adventurers) and enjoy the mesmerizing views of Turkish land. In Cappadocia, you get to do that and even more! The region in central Turkey is known for many opportunities of having fun. 

One of the best experiences you can have is to stay in one of the incredible caves. Don’t worry about hibernating bears – these caves are usually surprisingly luxurious. Another great experience you don’t want to miss is exploring the ancient national park’s desert on horseback. Featuring fairy chimneys and natural rock formations, the national park, and its views will enchant you!

4. Mauritius

Those who love tropical adventures will have a blast on the island of Mauritius. Whether you prefer to kitesurf, scuba dive, or go deep-sea fishing, here is where you can do it. With never-ending palm trees, beautiful powdery sands and warm waters, it is the perfect example of a tropical setting. 

As far as adventurous experiences go, heading on a kayak tour to the caves of Albion is one of the best. Within the tour, you will get to paddle through eight caves made of basalt rock. 

If you don’t mind an adrenaline rush, play a visit to the Vallee Des Couleurs Nature Park, where ziplining tours, mountain luge kart experiences, as well as splendid trekking opportunities, are available for all honeymooners. Mauritius really is one of the most adventurous honeymoon destinations.

5. Tanzania

If you and your boo are animal lovers, planning a honeymoon to Tanzania – the country of natural splendor and seductive beaches – is a great idea. In Tanzania, safaris are almost everywhere you look. Seeing a variety of animals in their natural habitat really is a pinch-me experience.

Go chimpanzee trekking in the untouched rainforest of Rubondo, or perhaps witness the Great Wildebeest Migration – the mindblowing display of nature will certainly ‘wow’ you. Take a look at our 11-day Tanzania itinerary to get inspiration for your honeymoon!

6. Labrador Peninsula, Canada

Wish to escape everything and everyone? Then Torngat Mountains National Park is the right honeymoon destination for you. Getting to the park will be quite the hassle, but the challenge is all worth it. Dramatic mountains, icebergs, caribou, and – if you are lucky – even a polar bear or two will surprise you on your adventure. 

Covering 3,745 square miles of wilderness, the Torngat Mountains National Park is as fun as it gets. Once you arrive there, you will notice there aren’t any campgrounds or roads. To spend a honeymoon at the unique place, you will need to book a special tour or use the services of Torngat Mountains Base Camp.

7. Epirus, Greece

The beautiful country is a known honeymoon destination. After all – Greece is one of the most stunning places in Europe. For adventurous couples, heading to the picturesque Ioannina will be the best option. Known as the capital of the Epirus region, it boasts incredible natural beauty and fascinating history.

The city is set on the shores of Lake Pamvotis. In the center of it lies the island of Ioannina, an excellent destination to indulge in gastronomical pleasures. Try frog’s legs and pasta with crayfish – they are incredible!

At Epirus, explore one of the deepest gorges in the world, go river rafting on the Voldomatis River, discover numerous hiking routes, and simply have fun!

8. Alta, Norway

Prefer a colder adventure? Why not head to the incredible Alta in Norway. When it comes to the most adventurous honeymoon destinations in winter, it is hard to beat the magnificent town on the country’s northern coast. In summer, you get to enjoy 24 hours of daylight, but winters are what make the destination so magical.

Keep in mind that the sun never rises in the arctic winter. However, that doesn’t mean you will always be in darkness. In fact, it is more of a twilight. Being so far in the north, the Northern Lights can be expected every night, but a couple of times a month, they get more intense. A cool experience to have is staying at one of the ice hotels. You are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime!

The best adventurous honeymoon destinations in the US

9. Maui, Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands have long been loved travel destinations for couples. There is no denying the state boasts a romantic atmosphere unlike any other place in the world. While all islands deserve your attention, Maui is the best place to go for your honeymoon. 

Offering everything you might need for a wonderful experience – hidden waterfalls, spectacular beaches, and plenty of adventure – Maui will surprise even the most experienced travelers. Make sure to explore the great rainforests, go whale watching, and head atop Haleakala to see the sun emerge from below the clouds. Whatever you decide to do, discovering the Hawaiian island will be a great experience!

10. Mount Desert Island, Maine

There is nothing better than the combination of mountains and sea. On Mount Desert Island in Maine, that is exactly what you get. Famous for its Acadia National Park, it will be an excellent pick for fans of outdoor adventures. When you have such a giant outdoor playground, it is impossible not to have fun! Mount Desert Island is very diverse, and it changes drastically in each season. 

If you wish to head on hikes, plan a visit in autumn to enjoy the fall foliage. Cross-country skiing is available in winter, cycling is best in spring, and summer, of course, is the right time to swim in the Atlantic Ocean. As you can see, getting bored won’t be an issue there!

11. Alaska

A list of the most adventurous honeymoon destinations wouldn’t be imaginable without mentioning Alaska. Thanks to its incredible scenery and exceptional natural landscapes, it is a place that won’t disappoint. Go hiking in the wilderness of Denali National park, enjoy breathtaking views of the continent’s highest peak, spot wildlife, and try dog sledding or glacier hiking – Alaska has plenty to offer its visitors.

12. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

One of the best adventurous honeymoon destinations in the US is Jackson Hole in Wyoming. If you prefer woodland retreats instead of beachfront getaways, you won’t be disappointed. Set aside time to enjoy hiking in the Grand Teton National Park. Admire the wilderness as you camp outdoors, experience whitewater rafting on the Snake River, and in wintertime, go skiing!

The 48-mile valley surrounded by mountains is where enjoying diverse ecosystems and an array of wildlife is possible at every turn. Climbing, golfing, shooting – satisfying your inner adventurer is easier than ever!

The first post-wedding getaway should be epic. Leave all the stress behind and set the tone for your future adventures! Each of these most adventurous honeymoon destinations has something special to offer, and as long as you have a fun plan, you are sure to make great memories!

If you wish to learn more about creating a travel outline, take a look at our article, which covers everything you need to know about travel itineraries.

Sylvia Paige

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