Difficult to decide where to go on your honeymoon? Here are most adventurous destinations for honeymoon:
Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 meters (2,385 ft).
Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The island is served by Bora Bora Airport on Motu Mete in the north, with Air Tahiti providing daily flights to and from Papeete on Tahiti. The major settlement, Vaitape is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon. Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra. According to a census performed in 2008, the permanent population of Bora Bora is 8,880.
Rental cars and bicycles are the recommended method of transport. There are also small fun-cars for hire in Vaitape. Snorkeling and scuba diving in and around the lagoon of Bora Bora are popular activities. Many species of sharks and rays inhabit the surrounding body of water. There are a few dive operators on the island offering manta ray dives and also shark-feeding dives.
Borneo is the Asian epicenter of adventure travel, drawing in travelers with the opportunities to do caving, wildlife watching and many other activities. The deep cave systems of Gunung Mulu National Park are some of the best systems to do caving: remember to explore the enticing Lang Cave and Clearwater cave. Outdoor enthusiasts will love to explore the surrounding jungle or climb the Mount Kinabalu peak.
- Ecuador - Hiking through the Amazon Jungle
Few places in the world offer such raw adventure: trudging through the thick foliage of the Amazon in the sultry heat and stumbling upon wildlife and primitive tribes give modern-day travelers a taste of jungle life. Definitely the highlight of our trip through South America, a multi-day jungle trek brings you close to nature and back to basics.
There is no other extreme sport that is more jaw-dropping or adrenaline-pumping than jumping off a plane, at an elevation of 1500 feet. There are over thousands of skydiving spots around the world, but many claim skydiving in Sebastian, Florida as one of the most scenic. The dropzone is situated directly on the east coast of Florida, offering a freefall over the beautiful Sebastian Inlet and Atlantic Ocean. Anyone can do it – no physical fitness required!
Just 40 minutes away from Cape Town stands the majestic Atlantis Dunes, attracting professionals and amateurs around the world. It’s pure white dunes are extremely popular thanks to the perfect sand boarding conditions and the magnificent view of the city and its surroundings. Its gentle slopes make it an excellent spot for beginners.
The eerie desert of Wadi Rum – with its psychedelic rock formations and vast wilderness – provides some of the best terrains for rock-climbing.
There are several routes, with the longest and toughest being the Towering Inferno. Combine a climbing trip in Jordan with a camping trip with the Bedouins – guarantee to lure you deep into the desert’s soul.
You've heard about them, even studied them, now visit them. The high-altitude National Park offers visitors prime rock-climbing, hiking and biking trails, and plenty of camping options. The Rocky Mountain Nature Association Field Seminars offers a more learned experience for those of you who are little more intellectually inclined.
For adventurers, the most exciting way to appreciate the Grand Canyon’s natural capacity and power is to raft through it; the Colorado River through canyon is one of the wildest stretches of white water in the United States. The full journey through the canyon (from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead) is 275 miles in length and makes for a challenging, fun adventure with some staggering scenery, white-water thrills, and magical hikes.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, covering over 350,000 square kilometers of the sea and is the only living collection of organisms that are visible from Earth’s orbit. Most of the Reef’s diversity occurs in the top 4 meters of water and the best way to experience this is by snorkeling. The reef is believed to be the densest assemblage of living organisms to be found in any comparable area in the world thus the thousands of beautiful coral gardens and abundant marine life will leave you mesmerized.
Tiny Latvia boasts some 350 miles of coastline. Near Jurmala, which claims to be the most popular seaside resort in the Baltic region, the dense forests of Kemeri National Park (pictured) are famous for bird watching from observation towers, above marshes crisscrossed by wooden walkways.
In the capital, Riga, cultural tourists will want to visit the Latvian Open-Air Ethnographic Museum, one of Europe's oldest and largest with some 118 historic structures and activities from ice-fishing to bread-making.
Romania may have emerged from the Eastern Bloc in economic ruins, but tourism is breathing in life and much needed cash.
Visitors come for camping and hiking in the Carpathian Mountains, to explore the Painted Monasteries of northern Moldavia and to experience medieval cities surrounded by traditional villages. The Danube River finishes its nearly 1,800-mile trek from Germany here, and its delta offers 2,200 square miles of canals, marshes, lakes and islands.
Romania is also where you'll find Transylvania, of Dracula legend, and many of the sites in the stories can be visited although, the tourist authority points out, author Bram Stoker never actually set foot in Romania.
Part of the former Yugoslavia, this nation of just over 2 million stretches from the Alps to the Mediterranean, Italy to Croatia. In addition to hiking, cycling and water sports (such as river rafting, pictured), Slovenia sits atop some 8,000 caves. Visitors can hire a guide to explore the otherworldly, under worldly formations on foot or even by bike. Cultural tourists can experience architecture including some early churches throughout the countryside.
To spend the night, sure, you could stay in a hotel or campground, but an overnight on a farm sounds much more adventurous, don't you think?
Winters skiing and summers on the Black Sea draw tourism from all over Europe, and its mountainous terrain is great for hiking and climbing (such as the Pirin mountains, pictured).
Bulgaria also hosts a 1,200km endurance bike race through the mountains. Historical artifacts from as far back as the Thracians and Romans bring in cultural tourism, and new museums are being built to show them off.
Israel has been a place of pilgrimage for millennia, but in recent years adventure travelers are also making the pilgrimage. In fact, the survey notes an overall decline in religious tourism to Israel and a rise in general tourism.
Outdoor activities span hiking Masada and the Galilee, floating on the salt water of the Dead Sea and water sports on Mediterranean beaches of Tel Aviv (where, if you need a break from adventure travel you can also find hopping nightlife).
If you thought part of the "adventure" of Israel might include worrying about your personal security, the survey says not to. "Despite the volatile security situation, Israel is not considered unsafe by adventure travel experts."
A new 100 Years of Green campaign highlights the fact that, quoting ATDI, Israel is one of only two countries that has more trees today than it had 100 years ago.
Macedonia is a paradise of mountains, lakes and rivers, natural wonders, endemic flora and fauna, a chest filled with unique cultural treasures, legends and stories from thousands of years ago, offering great possibilities for active tours: hiking, trekking, walking, mount and cross country biking, hunting, 4WD Jeep safari, alpinism, sport and rock climbing, cave exploring, speleological adventures, ski-climbing, cannoning, paragliding, hoot air ballooning and panoramic flights, scuba and discovery diving, jet-ski, sailing, kayaking, rafting, fishing …Composing of a multitude of mountains and emerald lakes, Macedonia is favored by outdoor lovers who enjoy hiking, climbing and boating. Be sure to check out Lake Ohrid and the Bitola Mountains.
Zambia is the capital of adventure in South Africa. You can spend time in Victoria Falls that would satisfy the heart of any traveler. You might also want to do white water rafting through the gorges. This is where you can find the Zambezi River which is the best rapids in the world. If you want a thrilling ride then you can take a swing across Victoria Falls Gorge.
In the Pacific Coast, Fiji is said to be the adventure capital. There are wild activities that will not disappoint you. This is a destination where you can find all adventure activities from jet boating, riding the zip line, trekking and exploring caves. You can also find world class diving sites and island hopping. There are over three hundred islands that you can explore using a boat. There is an island paradise where you don’t want to leave anymore.
Peru offers the best adventures in world. Start by trekking the Inca trail then do some paragliding in the coast line. Try to do surfing and sand boarding. Don’t pass the opportunity and go to buggy adventure. Is jungle your interest? The Amazon basin is where you can take part of jungle activities.
Hawaii (as well as being a beautiful, tropical beach resort) is also a huge adventure location. The popular TV series LOST was actually filmed in Hawaii and if you’ve ever watched an episode of that you’ll understand what we mean when we say it is a stunning landscape. Lots of people go there to experience the amazing surfing condition, but there’s also an awesome volcano hike you can do to!
Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you're after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress the most travelled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.
The perfection of this escape should be shared. Tropical weather, welcoming accommodations, and unexpected adventures await all who travel to this paradise island. Romance can be found at up market resorts and intimate inns. Bask together under the Caribbean sun, sail into a champagne sunset, and cuddle beneath the vast starry sky. Discover new romance and re-spark old love over a candlelight dinner on a secluded beach.
Text Courtesy: Ms. Rachna Tiwari, YunaWeddings