Honeymoon hot tub, The Highlands Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Top Destinations for Luxury Adventure Honeymoons

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Written by
Louis Dhont

Published on: September 29th, 2017

Last modified: March 21st, 2024

Just married and looking for something a little more exciting than the average romantic getaway?

Here are our top five destinations for thrilling adventure honeymoons.

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Flock of scarlet macaws Costa Rica

1) Costa Rica

Escape city life and delve into the lush tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, bursting with colourful wildlife. Whether you’d prefer to tackle the rapids on an exhilarating white-water rafting adventure, or glide through the canopy on zip-lines, there’s plenty to get your new life off to an action-packed start.

Beach Costa Rica Sunset Latin America

Make yourself at home in a romantic treetop cabin, and if you have a taste for the dramatic, definitely don’t miss the helicopter tours over active volcanoes, rugged terrain and cascading waterfalls.

Reynisdrangar sunset, Iceland

2) Iceland

Leave the tropical beaches and cocktails behind and instead experience the drama and otherworldly beauty of Iceland. Wrap up warm and hike across magnificent glaciers or journey into Thrihnukagigur volcano together to take a look inside the earth’s crust. Then up the adventure quotient with extreme glacial river rafting, before unwinding in a hot tub under the stars.


With the northern lights providing a spectacular backdrop to this incredible destination, this is a honeymoon you’ll be talking about for years.

Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, Iceland
Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse from Renjo La

3) Nepal

What better way to mark a brand new beginning than with a remote trek through the Himalayas. Whether you want to tackle the slopes on foot, bicycle or horseback it’s an outdoor adventurer’s dream. Get your pulse racing with a day of zip-lining, or unleash your inner explorer as you venture into hidden palaces and forts.

Prayer Flags Nepal

This awe-inspiring mountain range boasts eight of the world’s 10 tallest peaks and it’s the perfect place to start your journey together on a high note.

Mount Everest Lhotse and Nuptse from Kala Patthar

4) New Zealand

Make your honeymoon truly unforgettable with a visit to New Zealand’s only active volcano, or spend a few days exploring the fascinating lunar-like landscape of Rotorua, complete with bubbling mud pools, steaming craters and erupting geysers.

Nelson Lakes National Park New Zealand

This breathtakingly beautiful country is especially remarkable when viewed from the air. Take in the scenic vistas together from a helicopter, or get your adrenaline pumping on a jet boat ride through Milford Sound’s narrow canyons.

Kiteboarding near Table Mountain and Cape Town in South Africa

5) Southern Africa

Whether it’s shark cage diving, paragliding or hiking that invigorates you, South Africa has you covered. Climb to the top of Table Mountain, glide off Signal Hill or drink in the unrivalled African bush views from a romantic treehouse at Lion Sands – you’ll leave energised and inspired.


Or head to Botswana and treat yourselves to a private safari by air, land, foot or water. The wildlife is incredible and the luxurious lodges are romantic – making for an exhilarating and memorable trip.

South Africa; Madikwe Game Reserve; Sanctuary Makanyane

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