Balloon ride over the Serengeti, Tanzania

Five Romantic Travel Dates

More than just dinner and a movie
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Written by
Heather Evans, Berni de Luca, Tess Van der Winsor & Rachel O'Leary

Published on: February 9th, 2021

Last modified: December 28th, 2023

At Jacada we not-so-secretly love a little romance. Planning special touches and experiences for our clients is one of our favourite things to do. Our team has conspired with clients to plan unique dates all around the world, including more than a few surprise proposals.

Along the way we’ve had a lot of time to think about our ideal travel ‘dates’. Here are some of our favourites.

Horseback Riding in Swedish Lapland

What could be more romantic than a ride through the stillness of snow-covered forests in Swedish Lapland

A winter getaway to this frozen wonderland is high on our wish list. Swedish Lapland, the Arctic part of Sweden, is known for snow-laden trees, sparkling mountains and of course, the odd reindeer or two. 

Of all the ways to explore this part of the world, on horseback has to be the most magical. With no engines, the true silence of white-coated nature comes through and it’s easy to feel that you’re worlds away from everyone else.


Stargazing in the Atacama Desert

Away from the cities the stars shine brighter. Take a trip to the Atacama desert after dusk and marvel at the size of the universe.

The Atacama desert, in the far north of Chile, is one of the driest places on the planet. This climate means that  there is almost never any cloud cover and with little-to-no light pollution you’re practically guaranteed a clear view of the night sky whenever you go. 

Stay in one of the luxury hotels in the remote oasis of San Pedro de Atacama and head deeper into the desert for the ultimate stargazing experience. 

Amazing Star trails in Atacama desert Chile

The Serengeti by Hot Air Balloon

Drift in the breeze and experience beautiful Tanzania from above with a luxury hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Sailing above the acacia trees and the Serengeti’s iconic wildlife, the sheer scale of the landscape becomes apparent. The breathtaking change of perspective makes this a truly special safari experience. 

For an extra touch of luxury, enjoy a glass of champagne when you land.

Balloon over Africa's Serengeti and Wildebeest Herd

Sunset Drinks on the Moat at Angkor Thom

Relax in comfort and sip Cambodian cocktails on the moat as you marvel at the ruins of the last Khmer capital.

There’s no better way to end a long day exploring the iconic structures of Angkor Wat and its surroundings than to sit back and enjoy a cool drink. 

While many of the more famous temples can be very busy, Angkor Thom’s vast moat is the perfect tranquil setting for a private sunset sail. 


Wine Tour and Picnic in the Hunter Valley

No list of date ideas would be complete without wine, and no trip to Australia would be complete without a visit to the vineyards. 

Combine a tour of Hunter Valley with a romantic picnic lunch for a classic date that’s sure to please even the most demanding of wine lovers. These luscious New South Wales vineyards are some of the oldest and best in the country, known for their Semillon and Shiraz grapes.

Hunter valley kangaroos in the vineyard

In the mood for romance?
Reach out to our team today to start planning your getaway.