Lounging on a beach not really your thing? Thrill-seekers take note, as we discover more about the ‘adventure honeymoon’, from Gavin Murray of Exclusive Expeditions…
The classic idea of a honeymoon, spent relaxing on a beautiful sandy beach with endless cocktails, may be perfect for some but doesn’t necessarily suit every couple – in which case, an adventure honeymoon may be a better choice!
But what exactly can you expect from an adventure honeymoon, and how do you know if it’s right for you and your fiancé? In this article, Gavin Murray discusses everything you need to know about adventure honeymoons, from the top destinations around the world, to exciting activities that you can take on together as a newlywed couple, and the added extras that can make your honeymoon completely unique.
Adventure holidays provide a unique way to see some of the planets most beautiful and remote destinations. The Galapagos Islands for example are regarded as one of the best wildlife experiences available, with many resident species that cannot be found anywhere else on Earth, alongside some spectacular scenery and the likes of Maccu Piccu.
Jordan in Western Asia has many exciting adventures to take on, such as exploring the desert by camel or abseiling and rock climbing in Wadi Rum, while the continent of Africa also provides a wide range of inimitable activities, and honeymooners can safari across Africa’s most impressive game lands to spot the Big five: African lion, African elephant, Cape Buffalo, African leopard and Rhinoceros.
Each country you are likely to visit will have its own unique cuisine, so it’s only right that you get to sample some while you’re there! From a som tam salad in Thailand and authentic Mexican tacos created from the freshest ingredients, to sushi made by the most skilled chefs in the world – there is no end to the dishes you can try!
For thrill-seeking couples, looking for exciting activities to try together, rafting is always a popular choice. Raft trips are available in many countries across the world, such as Madagascar, Nepal or Chile; where the Rio Futaleufu runs with untamed waters through snow capped volcanoes and lush rainforest. Hiking and climbing holidays are also popular with adventurous couples, and there’s no better feeling than reaching your peak to look down on the natural wonders of the world. Such activities are perfect for a honeymoon, as together you will have achieved something amazing and made memories that will last forever.
Whilst you may think adventure travel just means sleeping on the jungle floor, you can still incorporate stays at high-end hotels to pull out all the stops and make you feel like royalty. Between scaling rockfaces and making friends with the wildlife, you can enjoy honeymoon packages at any number of hotels with offerings such as champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, commemorative champagne flutes to take away, and couples’ passes to spa facilities. Breaking up your adventures with a few nights of luxury means you get to start married life together by experiencing the best of both worlds.
About the Author: Gavin Murray
Head of Expedition Sales at Exclusive Expeditions, Gavin Murray has worked in the travel industry for over 15 years. Having worked on a number of cruise lines as a Cruise Director, including Holland America and Celebrity Cruises, has travelled extensively and visited 96 countries. He is also the host of Exclusive Expeditions’ Q&A Sessions on YouTube.
Exclusive Expeditions is an independent agency specialising in expedition cruises. Based in West Sussex, England, Exclusive Expeditions excels in arranging tailor-made travel experiences with a focus on destination-led exploration and discovery.
For more information on Exclusive Expeditions please visit: https://www.exclusiveexpeditions.co.uk/