The word “honeymoon” may bring to mind images of white sand and beachside cocktails, but it doesn’t have to be a leisurely affair. While many of our clients spend their honeymoons on island resorts in tropical havens, others want to add a little more adventure. After all, it is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
If you and your betrothed are seeking an adrenaline-filled honeymoon, look no further. Here are 5 ways you can turn your honeymoon into an “adventure-moon.”
1. Go on safari
Safari honeymoons are becoming a popular way to start your life together with an unforgettable adventure. The thrill of seeing a herd of elephants pass within touching distance or spotting a lion on the hunt is a life-changing experience. By staying in a luxury safari lodge, you can be pampered in romantic seclusion in between adventures.
2. Bike through New Zealand
Whether you prefer a leisurely ride through rolling green hills or adrenaline-filled mountain bike riding, you’ll find cycling heaven in New Zealand’s vast network of stunning trails. Along the way, you can stop at unique luxury lodges quietly nestled in picturesque landscapes, or visit charming and bike-friendly cities like Wellington and Queenstown.
3. Ride a motorcycle through the Outback
Australia’s Outback looks like a landscape you’d find on the surface of Mars, with its red dirt roads surrounded by desert scrub and rocky outcrops. For a unique honeymoon experience, you can discover the rugged beauty of the Outback by motorcycle. With the wind in your hair and kangaroos hopping by, you’ll feel the thrill of adventure as you explore this famed landscape.
4. Go rappelling in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Escape to another world in the magnificent caves underneath Waitomo on New Zealand’s North Island. Here, you can rappel 100m down a moss-covered rock face into the famous caves. Once you’re inside, you can zipline through the caves or go black water rafting and take in the breathtaking view of the caves’ legendary glowworms just above you.
5. Get thrills at Victoria Falls
On the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the thundering Victoria Falls is the perfect base for all kinds of adventures. You can go whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River, bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge, or take a scenic helicopter flight over this natural wonder of the world. Perhaps the most heart-pumping experience on offer is a microlight flight over the falls, where you can soar through the mist in an ultra-light aircraft that’s completely open to the elements.