Top 5 Alternative Honeymoons

With Royal wedding fever gripping the nation, speculation turns to Harry and Megan’s honeymoon destination. The rumours are flying thick and fast, with Namibia the bookmaker’s favourite.

For anyone looking for doing to do something a little out of the ordinary for their honeymoon (because let’s face it, two weeks in the sun doing nothing is not everyone’s idea of a dream holiday!), here we reveal our top five alternative honeymoon destinations...

 

Trek to Everest Base Camp Together 

Take your honeymoon to new heights on a trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. What better way to prepare for married life than to take on the challenge of climbing to the base of the world’s highest mountain together? Summit the charcoal coloured Kala Pattar for jaw-dropping views of the Earth’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Drink in spectacular high altitude scenery against an impressive jagged backdrop and experience the incredible monastery at Thyangboche. An unforgettable way to get married life off on the right foot!

Taking you there: Everest Base Camp Trek

 

Seventh Heaven on the Seventh Continent 

For a truly once in a lifetime honeymoon experience, an adventure to the Antarctica is sure to give you chills for all the right reasons! Early December is by far the most beautiful time to visit this part of the world.  Your carriage awaits, in the form a luxurious expedition vessel. Share this dedicated photographic charter with expert wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein and zoologist Mark Carwardine and take in the breathtaking views of sparkling icebergs and sapphire seas. What better backdrop for your honeymoon photos? The abundance of wildlife here makes this trip really special, you could even spot the new discovered “super-colony” of Adélie penguins.

Taking you there: Special Antarctica Photographic Charter with Paul Goldstein, Mark Carwardine & Chris Packham

 

Romantic Lighting on the Arctic Circle

Why not spend your honeymoon in the coolest hotel on the planet? Deep in the Arctic Circle, the IceHotel promises a magical setting to bunk down in; complete with magnificent ice sculptures, this shimmering glassy palace is fit for any king or queen. Wake up to a cup of hot lingonberry in mesmerising surroundings and venture out to explore snow-caked forests, frozen lakes and witness the ethereal Northern Lights. What could be more romantic?

Taking you there: Arctic Sweden & the Icehotel

 

Cycle Across the Mongolian Steppe

If lying on a beach for two weeks isn’t your idea of the perfect honeymoon, try something more invigorating for your special fortnight. Mongolia has been crowned as one of the most mysterious countries in the heart of Central Asia. Offering expansive mountain scenery and rolling hills which are ripe for more active couples to explore. Combine the simplistic beauty of wild camping with two nights in a quintessential Mongolian ger – this is certainly a honeymoon with a twist! And remember… those who adventure together, stay together!

Taking you there: Cycling in Mongolia

 

Walking with Giants in South Luangwa

Zambia is certainly a honeymoon location fit for royalty. In recent years, safaris have become the epitome of honeymoon escapades, so why not try a one with a difference? South Luangwa National Park is a stunning realm of untouched wilderness. The 9,000 square kilometres of bushland and lagoons are home to some incredible wildlife. With superb guides providing expert knowledge you’ll get the chance to track wildlife on foot for an unbelievably personal experience with some of nature’s giants. Relax in an exclusive luxurious bush camp where you can watch bursting African sunsets unfold whilst celebrating with a glass of fizz.

Taking you there: South Luangwa Walking Safari

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