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Our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas

by Martha Hales

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Why not turn your honeymoon into the adventure of a lifetime? As newlyweds you will want to mark the start of your married life in style, with plenty of scope for romance, new horizons and the opportunity to forge lifelong memories. We have a brilliant variety of trips to choose from, several of which have been created with honeymooners in mind. We’ve put together this quick introduction to our favourite honeymoon itineraries, all of which can be adapted and tweaked to your heart’s desire, ensuring you get the bespoke honeymoon you deserve.

Zebras greeting each other in Namibia

Picture yourselves stargazing under a velvety desert sky, watching mesmerising creatures on an African safari, or gazing at the harmonious beauty of the ultimate monument of love - the Taj Mahal. Make your honeymoon as unique as you are by setting off on a tailor-made adventure crafted by trusted local experts. Here’s some tempting honeymoon ideas to inspire and excite!

Honeymoon in Kyrgyzstan

A truly stunning destination of pristine natural scenery, Kyrgyzstan offers something unique for honeymooners in search of idyllic landscapes and an off the beaten track appeal. A distinct and ancient culture resonates throughout the country, and you will have the chance to experience this culture close up as you explore rural communities, discover the capital, and sleep in a traditional yurt by the shores of glistening Song Kol lake. There’s no better way to experience the nomadic lifestyle than by living it for a day or two, learning about the lifestyle from your friendly hosts.

Song Kol lake Kyrgyzstan

Honeymoon in India

Awaken your senses with a romantic honeymoon in India, a land of colour, history and splendour. Where better to start your married life than on an exciting Indian adventure of a lifetime, taking in some of the most evocative destinations on the subcontinent.

Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

To ensure your honeymoon has that extra special element, our handpicked local experts have found some of the most characterful and unique accommodations - luxurious, boutique and the height of romance. Enjoy the wonders of Agra, Jodhpur, Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur: a region of atmospheric palaces, serene gardens and delicious cuisine.

Udaipur, India

Honeymoon in Brazil

Immerse yourselves in the excitement of some of Brazil’s most mind-blowing destinations on this adventurous honeymoon which is a brilliant combination of city sightseeing, natural wonders and romantic relaxation.

Brazil Rio de Janeiro beach

Experience the dazzling surroundings of Rio, the breathtaking environment and wildlife of the Amazon rainforest, the drama of the Iguazu Falls, and the beauty of the coast at Porto de Galinhas. Some of the most romantic elements of this itinerary include a sunrise excursion into the Amazonian forest, a sailing trip on Guanabara Bay in Rio, and snorkelling around the reefs at the beach.

Jaguar in Brazil's rainforest

Honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius

Indulge yourselves with a luxury trip-of-a-lifetime honeymoon taking in some of South Africa’s finest destinations, followed by a blissful beach break on the dazzling island of Mauritius. Kick off your honeymoon in style with an incredible few days in Cape Town, based in luxurious lodgings with incredible ocean views.

Cheetah pair drinking in South Africa

Enjoy the vibrant city with its historic districts, legendary dining and enviable location, then head out into the gorgeous winelands to sample some of the best gastronomy from the region. Embark on a wilderness wildlife adventure at a stunning safari camp which enjoys access to a private reserve on the fringes of Kruger National Park, before hopping on a flight to Mauritius to kick back on the paradise beaches at Belle Mare.

Mauritius beach at sunset

Honeymoon in South America

Start married life with a bang on an epic South American tour taking in the highlights of Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Exclusively staying in luxury accommodation, this is a honeymoon itinerary that packs a lot in but doesn’t feel rushed, allowing plenty of time for lingering over soul-stirring views and candlelit dinners.

Iguacu Falls

What could be more romantic than seeing the stunning views over Machu Picchu, wine tasting in a Chilean winery and learning the secrets of sensual tango in Buenos Aires? Finish off your amazing trip with a stay in Rio de Janeiro, the beating heart of Brazilian culture with its breathtaking location between the mountains and the sea.

Machu Picchu

Honeymoon in Namibia

Be prepared for the sheer beauty of Namibia to blow you away. Amazing desert scenery is rich in colour and variety, from the stunning red sand dunes of Sossusvlei to the stark contrasts of Deadvlei - it’s a photographer’s dream. Once night falls in the Namib desert, make the most of the stargazing, as it is a fabulous dark sky reserve.

Stunning stars in Namibia

Change up a gear when you explore the attractions of Swakopmund, the Germanic town with a coastal location and a reputation for adventure sports and water based fun. Round off your honeymoon at a private reserve in Etosha National Park, where the romantic safari lodges overlook the plains and a waterhole frequented by all creatures great and small. Explore Etosha on a series of safari adventures.

Black Rhino at Namibia watering hole

Make it happen

Planning your honeymoon shouldn’t be a chore, so let our local experts do it for you. The beauty of TravelLocal is that any trip can be tailored to your requirements, so if you have your own ideas to add or a special hotel you’d like to stay at, just let our local experts know and they will build your bespoke itinerary accordingly. Your honeymoon can be everything you dreamed of and more - after all, local knowledge makes a world of difference to a holiday. To speak to someone in the TravelLocal office please call +44 (0)117 325 7898.

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