You have popped the question and about to tie the knot. Now that the preparations are set for your wedding, it is time to decide where you want to go for your honeymoon.
Paris and romantic cities do not appeal to you. No, you and the love of your life do not want to sit in a cafe, stare at architecture and paintings. You need adventure. You need to see breath-taking natural sights.
Here are some of the best destinations for couples who seek a different kind of honeymoon.
Experience the Beauty of Nature in Alaska
If you do not want to leave the country, Alaska has a lot to offer to you and your new spouse. The state is filled with natural wonders that are still unspoiled.
With an all-inclusive Alaska vacation, you can go fishing for salmon or halibut, kayak alongside sea otters and whales, tour historic and cultural monuments, and eat the local cuisines. You can also hike mountains and glaciers, camp under the open sky, watch the diverse wildlife in national parks, and, in the winter, witness the Northern Lights.
There is so much to see and experience in Alaska.
Hiking in Peru
Peru’s Inca Trail is one of the top destinations for hikers. If you and your beloved love to hike, take this opportunity to what is probably the most popular trail in South America.
The Inca Trail is a 26-mile (43 kilometers) stretch. Along the way, you will see tall mountains, lush forests, and, of course, ruins and tunnels left behind from the time of the ancient and great Inca Empire. At the end of the climb, you will be rewarded with one of the most amazing sights in the world. The Inca Trail leads to the Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas.
Scuba Diving in Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is home to 1,500 species of fish and 2,900 different reefs. It is one of the best places in the world to scuba dive.
Divers from around the world travel all the way to Australia to see the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 1,429-mile (2,300 kilometers) of interconnected reefs is teeming with life. You can swim in deep blue waters alongside schools of tropical fishes.
Australia has a number of other diving sites offering different sights. Off the coast of Townsville, you can explore the Steam Ship Yongala which sunk in 1911. It is still mostly intact and you can explore its remains.
Want to get up close and personal with great white sharks? Go to Port Lincoln just a 50-minute flight from Adelaide. From there, you will be taken to Neptune Islands where you can enter a metal cage and be submerged underwater. The tour operators will lure the great white sharks, so they can swim around you.
Bungy Jumping in New Zealand
An activity that will surely get your heart pumping fast: bungy jumping. Where else should you do it than in New Zealand?
The extreme sport became a commercial activity in the 80s after a couple of kiwis opened a bungy operation in the historic Kawarau Bridge. However, historians say that bungy jumping has been around for thousands of years, originating Island in the South Pacific.
In New Zealand, there are several sites where you can bungy jumping across the country. You can leap from bridges, cliffs, falls, and even stadium roofs.
Your honeymoon does not have to be cliche. If you are not the kind of couple that likes to sit around in a luxurious resort, you can get a dose of adrenaline with destinations where you can get both romance and adventure.