If the thought of sitting by the pool next to your new spouse makes you fidgety, these adventurous honeymoon destinations are for you!
Take in the museums and markets of Cusco, the beautiful city considered the birthplace of the Incan civilization. In the mountains that surround the city, you’ll find horseback riding, whitewater rafting and thermal pools. Spend the second half of your adventurous honeymoon traveling to Machu Picchu. Here, you can hike the mountains around the abandoned city for beautiful views of the ruins.
Finger Lakes, New York
You don’t have to go far for a honeymoon filled with adventure. The Finger Lakes region of New York is filled with parks, lakes and rivers that offer happy couples the opportunity to hike, bike, kayak and chase waterfalls. For something a little different, add a hot air balloon ride to your honeymoon itinerary.
Hamilton Island, Australia
This island, part of the Whitsunday Islands, lies between mainland Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel or scuba through the reefs, or see them from above while seaplaning or parasailing. Charter a boat for a sunset dinner cruise or a picnic on a nearby uninhabited island.
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Hike, zip line or ATV through the rainforest thick with trees and wildlife in Manuel Antonio National Park. You’ll see waterfalls, rocky cliffs and stunning beaches. The adventure doesn’t stop there. You can also kayak, parasail, fish and surf in the waters along Costa Rica’s western coast.
Shopping may not be an adventure in other cities, but it certainly is in Marrakesh’s busy medinas. There are also hiking trails, henna cafes and cooking classes to fill your honeymoon. When you’re ready for a bit of relaxation, the resort courtyards and balconies are sure to suit your needs.
The island of Maui is an adventure-seeking couple’s paradise. Snorkel through the coral reefs or stand up paddle board over bright blue water. The Road to Hana offers dozens of sights, including waterfalls, botanical gardens and the beautiful Wai’anapanapa State Park. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, Mt. Haleakala Crater offers stunning sunrise views.