Adventurous honeymoons

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Six adrenaline-fueled honeymoon options for thrill-seeking couples.

If the thought of spending your honeymoon laying on a beach or cruising through the Mexican Riviera bores you and your significant others to tears, don’t worry: There are plenty of adrenaline-fueled honeymoon options for thrill-seeking couples. Here are six ideas for adventurous honeymoons around the world.

Hawaiian adventure

Helicopter tour of Kauai (Image: _e.t used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Helicopter tour of Kauai (Image: _e.t used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Hawaii is much more than fruity cocktails and days spent on the beach. If you’re looking for a thrill, rent a couple of bicycles and pedal your way down Haleakala, a volcano on the island of Maui. Afterwards, take in the sights from above with a helicopter tour.

African safari

If its adventure you’re looking for, why not head to Africa for an animal safari through the plains? You can book a honeymoon package with one of the more luxurious safari companies and sleep right on the reserve, then add on thrilling excursions like bungee jumping, cage diving with sharks or a helicopter tour.

Hike to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu (Image: Theodore Scott)
Machu Picchu (Image: Theodore Scott)

If you enjoy forest hikes and exploring mysterious ruins, book your honeymoon in Peru and plan to hike to Machu Picchu. These Incan ruins are an awe-inspiring sight to behold, and the hike through the Inca Trail is half the fun.

Water sports in the Caribbean

While the Caribbean is a popular honeymoon destination for its laid-back lifestyle, beautiful beaches and all-inclusive resorts, a honeymoon here doesn’t mean you can’t have a little adventure. Take to the waters to get your fill of thrills, whether you choose to go scuba diving, deep sea fishing or swim with the local dolphins. You’ll also find plenty of land-based adventures, too, like rappelling, hiking and zip lining.

Extreme sports in New Zealand

Zorbing in New Zealand (Image: MasterMan)
Zorbing in New Zealand (Image: MasterMan)

If it’s extreme thrills you’re looking for, consider a honeymoon in New Zealand. Not only is the country known for is natural beauty, but New Zealand also specializes in extreme sports like sky-diving, ice-climbing, heli-biking, rappelling and paragliding. One sport that’s not to be missed is zorbing, where you’re rolled down a hill in an oversized inflatable bubble.

Dive the Great Barrier Reef

A bucket list activity to be sure, diving the Great Barrier Reef will set the right tone for a lifetime of adventures together. This stunning reef is home to miles of coral and hundreds of different fish. You might even catch sight of a sea turtle or hammerhead shark.

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Adventurous honeymoons was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.