Honeymoon ideas are more important than you can fathom if you have not gone through the wedding yet. The reality is weddings are stressful. From the wedding registry to the “I Do”, there is nothing but planning in between. The day of the wedding can often feel more like a task than the dreamy exaggerated moment it’s proclaimed to be.
The honeymoon though…that’s underrated! The honeymoon should be everything you imagined and more. Let’s go over some great honeymoon ideas to help you destress post-wedding.
First, having a serious introspective couples conversation about what your life may look like in a year or two is vital. It could have a huge bearing on the destination and type of trip you pick. For example; if you decide you want to have a child right away, this may shape your decision.
Why? Let's unpack this.
It is safe to say going to Africa or Thailand would be impractical as a family vacation for the next 5 years. However, a cruise or laying by the beach in the Caribbean may be something much easier for a family. So, you may not want to miss your chance to travel far away, city hop, and be more adventurous on your honeymoon if children are potentially in your near future.
What makes you both happy? You don’t need to be beachside or traveling the streets of Paris just because that is the norm. If you like to ski…make it happen. If you decide a romantic Safari trip to Africa excites you, book it.
Regardless of what destination you pick, think about letting a service handle it for you. Tour Radar is one of the best in the business. You are likely exhausted from the wedding, it’s time to let someone else do the planning! All of the below trips can be found on Tour Radar as of January 2023.
Let’s go over 5 great Honeymoon ideas that are planned for you for those who don’t want the traditional options:
Explorer: Vietnam - Shuttles between cities, hotels, meals, tours, and even personal concierge to contact with any questions intra-trip. It is very inexpensive (9 days for $1,100 each!), you can travel the entire country; from the northern forests to the southern beaches. A great mix of history, culture, food, and fun will leave you with pictures and stories you can share for a lifetime.
Hiking & Trekking: Machu Picchu - This is a bucket list destination for many hikers and travelers. On your 4 day journey (for under $700/e) you will; learn the traditional art of cooking Peruvian food, see the Lost City, take a walk through time in the ancient route of the Incas, and meet locals to get a sense of life as an Andean. You will travel above 13K feet with an expert guide and amazing views. You can even request a private tour/hike as an upgrade. Then you can spend the remaining days in other parts of Peru relaxing before going back to reality.
Cultural: Edinburgh - Take a 5 day cultural tour of Skye & Highland Fling with 14 Scotland destinations and so much history. You’ll see the Isle of Sky, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, and so much more. Learning about the fight for independence while traveling beautiful rock formations and other amazing scenic beauty of Scotland. This trip can be as little as $450/e (without lodging/flights).
River Cruise: Amsterdam - Start in Amsterdam and end in Basel. River cruises offer the ultimate luxury relaxation. You get so many destinations all in 1 and on a budget. Not to mention the interesting market stops along the way. This trip offers accommodation, meals, guide, transport and more. All for under $1500/e.
Safari: Tanzania - 7 days in Tanzania on a Safari for under $2,000/e? Yes, this deal is hard to bear. Explore Tarangari National Park, Lake Manyara, Moshi, and so much more. The expert guides know exactly where to find the native animals and give you an experience of a lifetime.
Are you going for a traditional Honeymoon? Or something similar to above? Let us know your Honeymoon ideas in the comments.