When we say honeymoon, we immediately picture a place with a cool cosy atmosphere and lit footpaths where you can walk and buy touristy knickknacks. However, today there is a trend among young couples to ditch the Paris and Switzerland formula, where you do typical honeymoon activities. Rather they prefer to enjoy some of the best adventure trips for couples and go on an adventurous honeymoon.

The honeymoon trip is said to be one of the best vacations of your life. So you can spend your honeymoon in a hotel room in a fancy city or sip cocktails by the pool in a resort. But if are an adrenaline junkie who gets his or her kicks from going off the beaten path, and you have met a person who shares the same adventure gene then this article about the best adventure trips for couples is for you.

Since more and more people are opting to go to unique locations; there has been a flurry of development in such areas offering a wide assortment of activities that you can do while you are there. Starting from jet boating to bungee jumping to snorkelling, you can do it all. Or you can ditch civilization and go canyon climbing, hiking and trekking. Nothing beats the rush of adrenaline, especially when shared with someone you love. So, without further ado, listed below are some destinations you can visit while planning for an adventurous honeymoon.

1. Rio Secreto, Mexico

Rio Secreto, Mexico
Rio Secreto, Mexico

The destination whose name translates to the secret river offers a plethora of amazing activities that you can do such as snorkelling and swimming in its rivers and caverns filled with amazing stalagmites and stalactites, or explore its underground cave system. You can also rent bikes and explore its exotic jungles and pyramids making it one of the best adventure travel for couples. [Read more: Cenotes in Mexico – everything you need to know about these amazing water sinkholes]

2. Iceland

Couple hiking through the glaciers, Iceland, best adventure trips for couples
Couple hiking through the glaciers, Iceland

The whole nation is a travellers’ delight. Besides the otherworldly view of the Northern Lights, you can scuba dive in the fault line between tectonic plates and trek through lava fields, caves and deserts made of black ash. You can even hike through glaciers here. There are many resorts and five-star hotels which would provide you with splendid rooms if you are tired after a day of adventure and decide to settle in with your spouse.

3. Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey, best adventure trip for couples
Hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey

If you are, after all, dreaming about spending a romantic night with your newlywed spouse in a cosy room, while keeping your adventurous streak alive, how about you spend the night in a cave? The caves at Yunak Evleri offer you exactly this. The caves have been plush-ly renovated for your comfort. You can also take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise or horseback through vineyards, valleys, and the national park’s desert. This makes for one of the best adventure trips for couples, offering you the necessary comfort among all the adrenaline-inducing activities.

4. Galapagos Island

Sea view if one of the islands of the Galapagos
Sea view if one of the islands of the Galapagos

If you are a wildlife fan, you will obviously love the island where Darwin made his discoveries. You can go kayaking with sea lions, swim with Galapagos penguins seek massive tortoises and marine iguanas. Whilst being there you can also stay in hotels situated in an extinct volcano crater. It’s a dream romantic getaway for a couple.

5. Belize

A palapa at sunrise on the end of a pier in Placencia, Belize, best adventure trips for couples
A palapa at sunrise on the end of a pier in Placencia, Belize.

A Central American country with amazing waterfalls and jungles, which you can trek through, Belize is usually an overlooked honeymoon spot. It also offers other adventures that you can do with your partner, like gliding down a river through an underground labyrinth of caves, exploring old Mayan temples and hiking through its jungle preserves. It has amazing year-round weather which makes it a prime location among the places which constitute as best adventure trips for couples.

6. Paracas, Peru

Coastline in Paracas National Reserve, Paracas desert, Ica Region
The coastline in Paracas National Reserve, Paracas desert, Ica Region

One of the most incredible places you can visit for your honeymoon is in Paracas. There are huge opportunities for adventurous activities like sandboarding, driving through gigantic sand dunes, and boating through Ballesta islands to spot aquatic wildlife. You can also take a flight over the Nazca Lines geoglyphs which were built as long ago as 200 BC. It is one of the most important archaeological heritage sites in the world.

While you are on the quest to find new adventures there are of course some classic exotic destinations which you can check out. Some of them are Malaysia and Singapore in Asia, New Zealand and West Australia down under and Rocky and Colorado mountains to the west and almost the entire continent of Africa. Make a budget and set out on your best adventure vacation with your life partner for an amazing start to the rest of your life.

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