Top Ten Active Honeymoon Vacations

Relaxing on a beach, frozen drink in-hand, has long been the classic post-marriage getaway. But many newlyweds are bucking the trend, seeking active honeymoon vacations. Here, our ten favorite trips.
Taktshang monastery and cliffs, Bhutan
Taktshang monastery and cliffs, Bhutan (Image Source/Getty)

There's no rule that says honeymoons have to be all private islands and sandy beaches. Sometimes all it takes is a little adrenaline—or rather, a shared life-or-death experience—to steer the beginning days of your marriage in the right direction.

If you don't mind spending time en route, an African safari is always a popular undertaking, such as an eight-day journey through Botswana with Wildland Adventures. Or if you prefer to stay, play, and eat all in the same place, luxe lodge group &Beyond boasts 46 properties in Africa and India, where the safari starts at your back door.

Those who want more physicality and less nature might consider a coasteering trip in Wales, a mountain climbing journey in the Alps, a SCUBA diving excursion on one of the Caribbean's under-the-radar islands, or any of the other trips we've tracked down for our top ten active honeymoon vacations.

10. National Parks of the Southwest U.S.
9. Biking Bhutan
8. Camel Trek in Israel
7. Surf and Yoga in Costa Rica
6. Wilderness Camping in India
5. Mountaineering in Switzerland
4. African Safari
3. Diving Montserrat in the Caribbean
2. Coasteering in Wales
1. Cruising the Arctic Circle


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