Most couples want a honeymoon right after their wedding in order to relax and rejuvenate after all the hectic activities before and during their wedding. However, while the charm of the usual holiday of sipping cocktails and lounging around the hotel poolside at a beach resort still remains, there is an emerging trend of newlyweds opting for more unusual activities and offbeat destinations. If you, too, are planning to stay off the beaten path for your honeymoon, here are some activities and destinations that might interest you:
This one is for the adventure lovers, as a biking trip for your honeymoon might not be an appealing idea for everyone. At Maui, you can rent a couple of bikes and enjoy an adrenaline-pumping bike ride on a route that plummets down to the outer edge of the Haleakala Volcano. This dormant volcanic crater offers a 10,000-foot-high ride, which is sure to give you the thrill of a lifetime. You can choose a mountain bike company who will drive you to the top of the volcano and then lead you on the way down. The ride will take you on a seven-hour long journey with majestic views of the wildlife, old lava flows, and of the island.
Also known as the ‘House of the Sun’, this volcanic mountain also offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset. If you want to take it a step further, you can return to the volcano peak after dark and spend the night under the stars.
Not many travelers get to experience the enticing cruise along the Arctic Circle of Greenland, an offbeat and stunning region for explorers. Take this astonishing Arctic cruise along with your new spouse for a truly unforgettable honeymoon experience. Here, you can experience nature at its finest as you take in spectacular landscapes, quaint little villages, and unfenced wilderness. You might even catch glimpses of humpback whales and polar bears, which no jungle safari can offer.
Take your romance to a whole new level as you explore the mysterious yet magnificent Mayan ruins at Tikal along with your partner. This gigantic excavated site houses the archaeological ruins of an ancient Mayan city, and a walk around these ruins will give you a feel of the glorious Mayan past. As you make your way to Tikal, you can explore the Guatemalan rainforest, which is home to various species of parrots, toucans, howler monkeys, and a host of exotic wild creatures. This isn’t your average honeymoon for sure!
Holding hands in a cozy tent or log cabin and witnessing the magical, enchanting phenomenon of bright lights dancing in the night sky—it indeed is the perfect blend of romance and adventure. Uncover the mystery of the great Aurora Borealis, or the ‘Northern Lights’, as they are more popularly known, from Yellowknife, Canada, to make your honeymoon experience a far cry from the typical ones. After all, could there be any better way to celebrate love than by witnessing the greatest light show by nature?
In addition to witnessing this enticing spectacle of nature, you can also indulge in several winter activities at this destination like ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and dog sledding.
Go for a nighttime hike to the top of Mt. Fuji, the highest and most famous mountain peak in Japan. It might sound daunting, but once you take on the challenge and scale the mountain, it will prove to be a truly rewarding experience. And what could be better than sharing this experience with your partner as you start your journey together? It will take you around four to five hours to reach the peak of the mountain, (do not worry; there will definitely be a few rest stops along the way). When you start your climb at midnight, you will make it to the summit just in time to catch the beautiful sunrise from the highest point in the country.
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