Some of us prefer a quiet honeymoon by the beach or in a secluded spot away from prying eyes. And then some of us prefer a honeymoon that would enable us to do something adventurous enough to remember for ages. If you happen to belong to the second category, then here are some fantastic honeymoon destinations around the world that would bring out the adventurous streak in you.
A Himalayan Road Trip from Tibet to Nepal
It’s a ride that would leave you breathless with wonder (and air). Considered to be one of the most adventurous rides ever, the Himalayan Road Trip will see you get into a car and drive from the Tibet’s capital Lhasa to Nepal’s capital Katmandu.
The trip will see you driving through some of the highest roads on earth (very challenging if you are prone to altitude sickness), and would include stopovers at several hotels along the way. You will also be treated to wonderful views of the majestic Mount Everest and the Himalayas as you visit ancient monasteries and summer/winter palaces belonging to the Dalai Lama along the way. It’s a once in a lifetime experience for sure.
Mountain Climbing in Mt. Fuji, Tokyo
Here’s another adventurous honeymoon destination for adventure lovers. Your trip will start off with a taste of Japan’s rural and urban cultures. A Fujikyu bus would then take you to station number 5 on Mt. Fuji just as it becomes dark.
You would then start climbing the mountain somewhere around midnight. Albeit a few rest stops on the way, the climb is tiring and a bit dangerous, thanks to the fact that you would be climbing it in complete darkness, using only torchlights to find your path.The entire climb would take about 5 hours or so. And when you reach the summit just in time for sunrise, you would realize why you went to all that trouble in the first place.
Underwater Discoveries at St. Croix, Caribbean
The Caribbean is known for its alluring crystalline blue waters. But it’s what below these water that would spellbind you for sure. And what better way to find out what these waters house than opting for a scuba diving excursion? And the best place to do just that is St. Croix.
Home to the Caribbean’s biggest coral reef (living), St. Croix is literally filled with underwater wonders. Explore the never ending reef and the diverse varieties of fishes it houses, swim through giant underwater canyons to catch glimpses of exotic marine animals, and swim along sea creatures you would have only seen in pictures till then.
The diving schools present in the region offer lessons for beginners and more advanced tours for professionals. After dicing down to the depths of the ocean, you can check into the Buccaneer Hotel for a rejuvenating spa treatment, a game of golf or tennis, or a relaxing day by the beach.
Ruin Hikes at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Most of us would have seen Angkor Wat only in pictures on in video games. And if you are looking for a really adventurous and memorable honeymoon, then this place would definitely fit the bill.
Located smack in the middle of the dense Cambodian jungle, the ruins of the 12th century city of Angkor Wat are a sight to behold! Comprising of ancient Hindu temples, gigantic sculptures and massive towers, the ruins are definitely worth exploring. It would easily take you more than a day to cover the ruins completely. It is also easy to get lost in the city, so hire a guide to help you out (a professional guide can also let you in on the area’s history).
Volcano Rides in Maui, Hawaii
How about riding a bicycle down a volcano to heat up your honeymoon? It’s an exhilarating adventure you can experience in Maui, Hawaii. The island is noted for its amazing scenery, stunning beaches and pleasant weather. However, it is also equally famous for its trademark ride down the Haleakala volcanic mountain.
Get in touch with a tour operator who would drive you along with other riders and the necessary equipment to the summit of the volcano. You then get to ride down the mountain, following a 7 hour trip that would let you see ancient lava flows, spectacular views of the island and plenty of wildlife. At the end of the trip (near the base of the mountain), opt to be driven back up (or opt to climb it on your own) to spend the night stargazing on the summit, and to welcome the breathtaking sunrise the next morning.
Glacier Cruises in Vancouver, Canada
How about spending your honeymoon on a boat cruise that would take you to the Alaskan coast for a sighting of some of the biggest glaciers you would have ever seen in your life. The cruise starts from Vancouver, Canada and lasts for a week before stopping in Anchorage. Along the way, you would be treated to spectacular sights in the form of towering mountains in the Glacier Bay National Park and plenty of wildlife in the form of penguins, seals, walruses and even a polar bear or two.