Top 5 Best Adventure Honeymoon Destinations for Adrenaline Junkies

Last Updated On 4/11/2023

Are you planning a wedding anytime soon? Just married? While the wedding itself is the main event, the honeymoon is definitely a huge bonus. Your honeymoon is your chance to do the things you and your partner love most. It celebrates a happy milestone to enjoy each other’s company.

If you and your partner (and soon-to-be brand-new spouse!) are the thrill-seeking adventure types, you might be looking for the best adventure honeymoon destinations. Some even have opportunities to get your adrenaline pumping in new and exciting ways. But, as with all types of travel, it can be especially difficult to choose a honeymoon destination. Hopefully, this list of activities and locations for adventure-loving duos will help you pick the perfect honeymoon destination:

blue circle with white "number" 1Zipline & Canopy Tour in

Rotorua, New Zealand

Imagine this: You’re gliding over the canopy of native forests in New Zealand in awe of the beautiful national parks this destination holds. Not only that but at Rotorua Canopy Tours on the north island, you can even walk across swing bridges, cliffs, and platforms. Don’t forget to check out other canopy tours in other beautiful national parks like Mt. Aspiring. Honeymooning in the treetops is perfect for couples who enjoy a mix of an adrenaline rush and nature.

woman standing on a swing bridge in New Zealand

This isn’t the only place you can experience a honeymoon in New Zealand in a captivating way. When you’ve come down from your adventure high, be sure to check out the magnificent resorts and unique accommodations New Zealand has to endeavor. If you’re into more rustic adventure, New Zealand has horseback riding where you can ride beachside or next to snow-capped volcanoes!

blue circle with white "number" 2Skydiving in
Interlaken, Switzerland

If you ask us, one of the most adrenaline-filled adventures you can embark on is skydiving. Interlaken is known as a hub for adventure seekers of all sorts, but especially skydiving enthusiasts. Why? Located in the Swiss Alps, you’ll get views of one of the most stunning mountain ranges in the world. You might even spot Italy, France, Germany, and Austria–depending on your dive height. It is a truly epic encounter, and not one for the faint of heart. If you’re a true adventure enthusiast, why not take an adventurous honeymoon to match?

snow-capped mountains in Interlaken, Switzerland

Plus, there are a number of other outdoor activities available to you in Interlaken, including hang gliding, paragliding, kayaking, rafting, and jet boating, so you’ll be able to keep your blood pumping for your entire trip, if you’re so inclined.

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Heli-skiing in
Powder South, Chile

If you’re a skier, your honeymoon is one of the best trips to take it to the next level…with heli-skiing. What is heli-skiing, you ask? It’s off-trail downhill skiing, accessed by helicopter rather than chairlift, which means you can access much more remote (and often much more adventurous terrains) than you can at a resort. And perhaps one of the best places to heli-ski in the world is in Chile. 

skiing in mountains

“Powderhounds”, or hardcore skiing enthusiasts, visit to Powder South, Chile for the altitude, snow quality, and breathtaking views of the Andes mountains. While some heli-skiing excursions require you to be an expert skier, you can find terrain for all levels of ability at Powder South, as well as world-class guides to take you on your adventure safely. In between hitting the slopes, you can stay at a luxurious lodge nestled in the mountains. And don’t forget to enjoy delicious Chilean food to round out the adventure at this honeymoon destination! Make sure you have travel insurance in case you get hurt while skiing. Look for higher Medical Expense and Medical Evacuation coverage in your travel insurance plan.

blue circle with white "number" 4Trekking Mount Everest in

To many, the ultimate adventure is hiking Mount Everest in Nepal. Though you have to be an experienced and skilled climber to reach the mountain’s summit, less seasoned adventurers can opt to hike to its base camp, which is an incredibly epic event in and of itself. The expedition will likely take you around 20 days, depending on the group you go with, so this one is for adventurous honeymooners with some PTO to spare and an adventurous spirit.

two people climbing mount everest

Before you depart on your adventure, take a couple of days to visit Kathmandu. Spend some time taking in its history and cuisine, learning about its Sherpa culture, and perusing its monasteries. Then, get ready to embark on the hike of a lifetime, trekking 17,590 feet to your base camp destination. You’ll have to prep with your group before you take off and then your Sherpa will guide the whole crew safely. It’s a physical feat, but one that’s well worth it for the second-to-none views and adventure. Just to be extra cautious. We encourage you to take a look at the benefits hazardous sports travel insurance coverage could offer you should something unexpected happen on your trip like a medical emergency.

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blue circle with white "number" 5All-Around Adventure in
Costa Rica

If you’re not totally sure what kinds of thrills you’re seeking on your honeymoon trip, but know that you want to spend your vacation participating in beautiful and exciting open-air activities with tropical vibes, look no further than Costa Rica. Known for its gorgeous scenery and friendly people, it’s the perfect spot for active honeymooners. If you want to really make the most of your trip, we recommend moving around while you’re there, rather than settling in one place. 

swinging bridge in treetops of Costa Rica

One of our favorite spots is Arenal Volcano National Park, where you can go on an epic hike and then take a ride on the sky trek. We also highly recommend that you try a canopy tour through the Montezuma Waterfall. No matter which route you choose, you’ll find some kind of adventure against an impressive backdrop, from horseback riding to whitewater rafting to rainforest hiking to sea kayaking, and more! If you need a day to relax, we suggest hitting up one of Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches for a romantic time with your partner. It’s the perfect honeymoon destination to mix adventure and relaxation.

Need some other honeymoon destination inspiration? Check out our blogs on visiting Thailand for its beaches and islands or South Africa for its national parks or water rafting adventures. This probably goes without saying if you’re an avid adventurer, but for these types of excursions, it’s more important than ever to keep yourself safe with travel insurance. We’ve broken out what travel insurance you should be looking for with these kinds of trips, to make it as easy as possible for you to get covered.

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Kate's authoritative voice in travel writing is backed by years of extensive travel experience, allowing her to infuse her writing with the tips and tricks she has gathered over time. This wealth of experience enhances her ability to write authoritatively on travel-related topics.

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