Couple hiking above coastline

Unique and adventurous honeymoon ideas

Jun 30, 2023
Reading time: 27 minutes

Do you and your fiancé love adventure? If so, perhaps leave the lazy (and clichéd) beach honeymoon to others, and instead take on something extraordinary together! We've got some great, adventurous alternatives for you!

Picture spending your honeymoon curling up together in a tent on the side of Mount Kilimanjaro. Or holding hands while sitting a few feet away from mountain gorillas in Uganda’s rainforest. Perhaps the ideal way to celebrate your new life together is exploring the hidden gems of Sri Lanka! Or, even more adventurous, why not kick of the Mr and Mrs lifestyle by going high-altitude trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal?? Or go white-water rafting in Bhutan? Or travelling to the most scenic spots in Iceland? At Follow Alice we have a great selection of unique and adventurous honeymoon ideas for you that are sure to blow your socks off.

Are you and your fiancé keen for an adventure-fuelled start to married life?

Couple at top of Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro would make a super epic, and unique, honeymoon!

A growing love for adventure honeymoons

The recent trend towards adventure travel and ecotourism has impacted the honeymoon market. More and more honeymooners want to travel somewhere unusual or remote, and to inject some real adventure into their trip.

Some go all out, trekking in the mountains, camping, kayaking or rafting and sleeping rough, ‘yurt-ing’, or staying in off-grid eco lodges. Hot showers and flush toilets generally not included.

Uganda waterfall couple

A honeymoon is a great time to explore wild places with your best friend

The more popular option, however, involves 'soft' adventure travel, with newlyweds wanting a plump bed, solid roof and perhaps a soaking tub at the end of each day. For such folks, hotels, lodges or glamping is more the tune they’re whistling, with good doses of adventure sports and cultural outings taking place during the day.

According to Pinterest, 2019 saw a major uptick in safari honeymoon research. If your honeymoon thoughts are aligning with those of these Pinterest users, know that we offer a handful of fantastic trips in that vein:

  • Go on a traditional big game safari and mountain gorilla trek in Uganda
  • Go on a Big Five safari in Tanzania and see the Great Wildlife Migration
  • Explore the hidden gems of Sri Lanka, which includes an exciting safari

We offer all of these trips in our adventure trips portfolio. 😀

Lake Manyara in Uganda

Lake Manyara in Tanzania offers a beautiful honeymoon safari and getaway

It makes more sense for you and your partner to hike along a narrow mountain path, than to just go out to dinner.

- American relationship therapist John Gottman

The value of an experienced tour operator

One of the reasons behind the success of tour operators like Follow Alice is that we offer travellers the safety of heading to destinations where you might feel uncertain about going on your own. Most of our adventure trips take place in African and Asian countries. Here, the languages, cultures, customs and transport systems are usually quite unfamiliar to many international travellers. 

There’s great benefit to travelling with an experienced tour operator, not only in terms of safety but also in terms of logistics. Tour operators organise your accommodation, transport and more. They also take most of the admin off your hands. And finally, they’ve done most of the research for you, having identified the best spots within a region or country to visit.

Sri Lanka beach scene - romantic couple photo

A Sri Lankan honeymoon can include hiking, canyoning, white-water rafting, surfing, diving, snorkelling, stilt fishing, attending festivals and more

Here are the details on these epic adventure trips, each of which would make for an extraordinary honeymoon!

Climb Kilimanjaro

Get to know your spouse even better by taking on the challenge of a lifetime together – climbing Kilimanjaro! Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. And yet it doesn't require any mountaineering skill or equipment to scale it – just hardy hiking boots, strong legs, and some grit and determination.

Couple jumping while climbing Kilimanjaro

Start married life the way you want it to continue ... full of adventure!

Picture this ...

Picture yourselves leaving all the finery of the wedding behind for a true outdoor adventure. You'll fly to Tanzania and check into a beautiful lodge. The next day you'll meet some fellow trekkers and be driven past game and open savannah to Kilimanjaro National Park. Headed by one of our trusted lead guides and accompanied by an experienced mountain crew, you'll start by hiking along dirt paths through beautiful rainforest. At the end of the day, you and your new Mr or Mrs will climb into your two-man tent (which has been set up for you by the crew) to chat over the day's events.


Climbing Kilimanjaro is a true adventure

The next day you'll trek up above the trees and enter moorland and heath, where the vegetation is sparse but includes towering lobelias and groundsels. On this day and the next you'll be climbing over and around rock and cliff faces, and things will be getting chilly and the air thin. In the evenings you'll sit holding hands in camp chairs drinking hot drinks and looking down over the African plain.

When you finally reach summit day, you'll wake around midnight and turn to each other and say: "We can do this!" You'll then put on your warmest layers, your beanie and gloves and thermal socks, and you'll join the group as you trek over scree and ice to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro just after sunrise. Can you see yourselves beaming for a photo at Uhuru Peak, 5,895 m above sea level??

Seven different Kilimanjaro routes

There are seven Kilimanjaro routes leading to the summit of the mountain.

Kilimanjaro tent

We love the camp life on Kilimanjaro – and climbing into warm sleeping bags after a day of hard hiking!

Except for the Marangu route, all require you to camp. Part of the adventure of climbing Kilimanjaro is how it brings you back into contact with nature.

Every day you hike through beautiful terrain, surrounded by the natural vegetation. Those who are observant see plenty of wildlife, including - on certain routes - large game like elephants and antelope. Climbing Kilimanjaro actually takes you through five different climate zones: forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert, and arctic. You pretty much enter a different ecosystem every day of the trek!

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a great adventure holiday for couples who like to test their limits, experience new things together, and do their things their own way.

All tents on the Kilimanjaro climb sleep two, so as newlyweds you'll have your own little home on the mountain for the duration of your trek.



Further reading for the interested ...

Want to know more about climbing Kilimanjaro? We've got you covered!

I climbed Kilimanjaro last year with Follow Alice and it was an unforgettable experience!! All the planning was made at their side and I just enjoyed the beautiful climb – so simple and well delivered.

– Silvia Coimbra

Kilimanjaro forest trek route

A Kilimanjaro trek is a truly unforgettable experience!

Want to make your honeymoon even more epic?

Here's an idea: go all out for your honeymoon by pairing a Kilimanjaro trek with a Tanzanian safari! Both adventures take place in north Tanzania, so we find many clients like to climb the mountain and then reward their efforts with a relaxing safari trip to see the Big Five!

Tanzania safari

Tanzania is arguably the ultimate safari destination for wildlife lovers. With 16 beautifully maintained national parks, it offers some of Africa’s best game viewing. Some of the animals one can find on safari include African elephants, lions, zebras, hippos, wildebeests, hyenas, caracals and kobs. Tanzania is a beacon when it comes to preserving its natural heritage - it has 42,000 square kilometres of national park! Picture the two of you taking safari drives during the day and then glamping in a private tent at night!

Tanzania safari elephant

African bush elephant having a munch

Highlights of a Tanzania safari

Some of the highlights of our Tanzania safari trip are:

  • Go on safari in the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater
  • Spot lions, leopards, wildebeests, black rhinos, African elephants, cheetahs, giraffes and much more! 
  • Camp overnight in some of Africa’s most beautiful national parks
  • Watch the sunrise over the African savannah
  • Experience the rich culture of the Maasai people
Close up of faces of male and female lions, New Big Five

The Serengeti has an enormous lion population

Our exciting destinations

During our time on safari we can visit any or all the following world-famous sites:

  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Natron

Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks, but it packs a real punch, boasting savannah, bush plains and evergreen forest. The chance to see elephant families moving through the forest is reason enough on its own to visit this gem of a park!

Group pic in dining room at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, Tanzania safari

One of our groups dining at Lake Manyara

The word serengeti means ‘endless plains’ in the Maasai language, and this is truly apt. Serengeti National Park is home to the Great Migration, the famous annual migration of over two million grazing animals like wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Our drive in the park affords us ample game-watching opportunities, as well as the chance to visit the beautiful Olduvai Gorge. We’ll also visit the Maasai Culture Boma to learn about the history and culture of this fascinating tribe.

Great Wildbeest Migration

The herds of the Great Migration are on a scale you've never seen before!

Southeast of Serengeti National Park is Ngorongoro Conservation, home to Ngorongoro Crater, the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world! The walls of the crater have created an oasis of wildlife. You can expect to see plenty of lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, wildebeest, jackals, kobs, eagles, vultures, and so much more. There are also brightly coloured flamingoes in the crater lake and hippos in the swamp, which is where we stop for lunch!

Ngorongoro Crater with clouds rolling over rim

Ngorongoro Crater would be a must-see even if it didn't possess a staggering quantity of wildlife!

Tarangire National Park is a truly fantastic, underrated game park that is at its best during the long dry season (June to October) when large herds of animals flock to its river. Of special note are the enormous elephant herds, which can number into the hundreds. The park is also a great place to visit for its different landscape, which includes immense baobab trees, quirky sausage trees, and iconic towering red termite mounds.

Kazi and clients with Follow Alice vehicle by baobab tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

One of our groups by an enormous baobab in Tarangire

Lake Natron is our newest safari offering, and we're really excited about it! This hyper-alkaline lake sits on the border with Kenya and is in a very remote region, inhabited by small Maasai villages. The waters are too alkaline for most animals, but lesser flamingoes are hardy and blanket its surface. At times the water turns shades of pink, red and orange, and you can even see this red hue from space! It's an otherworldly sight, only made better by having the active volcano Mt Ol Doinyo Lengai in the background!

Maasai tribe

The Maasai people have a strong and distinct heritage, which shows in their beautiful clothing and jewellery

And if that's still not enough for you ...

You could easily head south to Zanzibar after your safari to end off the honeymoon with some time spent dipping your toes in pale blue, warm waters and sipping on cold, fruity drinks! We can totally make that happen for you. ⛱

Zanzibar beach

Zanzibar offers a wonderful end to an adventurous Tanzania honeymoon!

Gorilla trek in Uganda

Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, for very good reason. This lush country has mountains, jungle, mountain gorillas, savannah, the Big Five, island-dotted lakes, rich culture, welcoming people, and so much more.

Uganda - Gorilla - Portrait - TW Woody 2

A mountain gorilla as snapped by our client Woody

At Follow Alice we’ve put together a wild adventure holiday that takes in the best the country has to offer: we explore the capital city of Kampala, go on a mountain bike safari, row in traditional boats on the lake, zip line into the water, visit chimpanzees in the wild, and go on a boat cruise. And finally, our pièce de resistance: we take a trek in the rainforest to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. It’s all epic times in Uganda, and the perfect destination for a romantic and out-of-the-ordinary honeymoon getaway!

tree-climbing lion

A Ugandan safari is a must when you visit the country

An adventure-packed itinerary

During your stay stay in Uganda, we take you to various beautiful spots around the country. Some of the exciting activities on the cards are:

  • Go on a mountain bike safari in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Hike to see chimpanzees in the wild 
  • Take a boat cruise to see Murchison Falls
  • Go on a game drive in beautiful Murchison Falls National Park
  • Quad bike around Bunyonyi to explore local villages
  • Row in traditional dugout canoes on Lake Bunyonyi to visit some of its islands, and zip line into the water
  • Take an evening walk into the town of Kabale
  • Go on a boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park's Kazinga Channel
  • Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see a gorilla troop

Our client Soren took this snap at Lake Bunyonyi

Those with more time on their hands might like to also:

  • Go on a day hike or multiday trek in the soaring Rwenzori Mountains, home to Africa's third highest peak!
  • Travel north for a game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park, possibly the best game park in the country
  • Travel east to hike to Sipi Falls and abseil down its cliff face, then visit a coffee plantation for some yummy coffee tasting
Murchison Falls Uganda

Murchison Falls is a powerful waterfall on the Nile River

Trekking to see mountain gorillas

The gorilla trek is the highlight of our trip. And for good reason. The mountain gorilla is an endangered animal – there are estimated to be fewer than 900 in the wild. They live only in Uganda, the DRC and Rwanda.

gorilla trek through jungle

The jungle hike to find a mountain gorilla troop is quite something in and of itself!

We’ll take a guided trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to find a troop to observe. As the name of the forest suggests, we’ll be trekking through dense vegetation. You can expect overgrown trails, walls of green, dripping leaves, rivers and rivulets, forest sounds, mist and perhaps the odd downpour! Trekking through such an untouched and thick forest like this is a treat in and of itself.

Mountain gorillas are known for being mostly gentle and shy. The gorilla troops that are visited are habituated ones, meaning they’re used to the presence of humans. It’s wonderful to watch them interact among themselves, and hear their grunts and barks. Very few people are afforded the opportunity to view these gentle giants in their natural habitat – those who do rarely leave the forest unaffected.


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Further reading

Read our blog posts to learn more about Uganda and all it has to offer:

Really adventurous honeymooners could combine a gorilla trek in Uganda with a Kilimanjaro climb in Tanzania, as the two East African nations are neighbours.

Infant gorilla

An infant mountain gorilla chilling on its mom's back

Trek to Everest Base Camp

Not everyone can climb Mount Everest, but most of us can make the trek to its famous base camp. The Everest Base Camp trek is a challenging but ever-so-rewarding two-week hike through the Himalayas.

The trek starts in the temperate zone at around 2,500 m and requires you to climb up to the alpine zone at over 5,000 m. During the trek we hike as a group up steep, forested valleys, over suspension bridges, across desolate valley floors and lake beds, along high contour paths, and over snowy mountain passes. 

happy hikers on Everest Base Camp trek

It's not all snow and freezing winds on the Everest Base Camp trek – some days are sunshiny and positively balmy!

We stay in traditional Sherpa villages, eat Nepali food, visit Buddhist monasteries, stand back for passing yaks, dip our toes in icy high-altitude lakes, and marvel at snow-capped mountain peaks every way we turn. And in the middle of it all, we get to stand in Everest Base Camp, where the prayer flags are pulled at relentlessly by the wind and we contemplate the start of the trail taken by many greats to reach the top of the world’s highest mountain.



Highlights of the Everest Base Camp trek

This two-week trip to the Himalayas of eastern Nepal is not just about standing at Everest Base Camp. No, no – it has so much more in store for curious and intrepid travellers. When you travel to do the Everest Base Camp trek with Follow Alice, you’ll:

  • Take an exciting flight from Kathmandu to the mountain town of Lukla
  • Trek for two weeks through the beautiful Sagarmatha National Park
  • Stay in traditional Sherpa villages and experience the local culture and cuisine
  • Visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and other important cultural sites
  • See wild and domesticated animals like musk deer and wild goats 
  • See Mt Everest, Khumbu Glacier and many other spectacular Himalayan peaks and glaciers 
  • Visit the world’s most iconic base camp
  • Stay on the shore of the beautiful Gokyo Lake
  • Challenge yourself physically and mentally as you trek at great altitude
  • Make friends with fellow trekkers from around the world
yak in Nepal

Yaks are a common sight on the Everest Base Camp trek, not least because they're used by porters to carry trekkers' luggage

How far is the trek to Everest Base Camp?

The Everest Base Camp trek is 65 km each way when you walk the most direct route. This is the traditional trek route. There are, however, variations to this route, a common one being the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes.

We hike the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes, an exciting alternative to the classic trek route that takes in more of the area.

Snowcapped peaks in the Himalayas during Everest Base Camp trek

The peaks in the Himalayas are always covered in snow - just the way we like them!

Who should do the Everest Base Camp trek?

If you’re a curious soul who doesn’t mind a little discomfort for the sake of new experiences, then the Everest Base Camp trek is for you!

Nepal EBC trek, trekkers sitting with dog by stupa in mist

Our client Kevin took this snap on his EBC trek

You don’t need any mountaineering skills or equipment, nor do you need to be an athlete. You do, however, need to be reasonably fit. Simply put, if you’re able to go on a day-long hike wherever you live without falling over with fatigue and complaining that life is no fun, then you should be perfectly able to tackle Everest Base Camp. 

Further reading

If you’d like to know more about the challenges of the trek, we recommend you read How hard is Everest Base Camp? This blog post describes the trek route and surrounding terrain, daily hiking hours, the dangers of altitude sickness, and more. You might also like to check out out Everest Base Camp 16-day trip itinerary, or our shorter 10-day itinerary which sees you flying the home route via helicopter instead of walking!

Ama Dablam, Nepal

The mountains of the Everest Base Camp trek are the uncontested stars of the show

Trek the Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit trek is an incredibly varied and exciting high-altitude trek. Located in Nepal’s central Himalayas, the Annapurna region boasts some of the world’s highest mountains. Most famous is Annapurna I, the seventh highest peak in the world at 8,091 m (26,545 ft). 

Annapurna Circuit with trekkers and snow-capped mountain

The Annapurna Circuit is a high-altitude trek that takes you up into a rain shadow

On the Annapurna Circuit trek we hike deep into the Himalayas. We wind our way up steep, forested valleys and canyons, walk narrow paths that snake round the sides of mountains, visit an ice lake, and cross a bleak summit pass. The higher we climb, the fiercer the weather, with strong winds and temperatures that drop below freezing at night. It's a fantastic adventure trip for newlyweds (and others) who want a challenge and something out of the ordinary!

Annapurna Circuit people and culture

The people groups we meet along the Annapurna trek route vary greatly.

Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels Upper Pisang Annapurna Circuit trek

Spinning prayer wheels is a tradition in Tibetan Buddhism

At the trail’s start we meet Hindu communities with close ties to Indian culture, but when we enter into the remote mountains we meet Tibetic groups who are closely connected in culture to their neighbours to the north. Along the trail we encounter temples, prayer flags, stupas, gompas, prayer wheels, and more. Every day on the Annapurna Circuit introduces you to something new and surprising.

The Annapurna Circuit trek route

Many treks around the world involve hiking from Point A to Point B and then back along the same route, often because the terrain dictates it. Not a problem, but arguably not ideal. The Annapurna Circuit route, by contrast, is a roughly circular route that takes you anticlockwise through the valleys and gorges and over some of the heights of the Annapurna Massif. Every day brings something new!

Woman standing beneath sign for Upper Pisang village on the Annapurna Circuit

This snap of Pisang comes from our clients Vonie and Amanda

We start in the small village of Pisang. Over the next few days we hike deep into the remote mountains, eventually climbing up into a rain shadow. Colourful prayer flags and Buddhist stupas (religious monuments) can be seen all along the trek route. The pinnacle of the trek – both literally and mentally – is reaching the top of the mountain pass Thorung La. Thorung La is 5,416 m (17,769 ft) above sea level. It’s a snow-covered spot that’s blasted by fierce winds.

After this special moment of victory, the trek’s descent begins. The route drops down from the chilly heights into the woods before reaching the hills and plains of the Mustang District, where we spend a night. Next we fly to the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, a popular tourist destination, where we stay a night. We have the option of exploring the city, canoeing on the lake, ziplining above the trees, and more!

Pkhara boats Nepal

Pokhara is a beautiful lakeside city that'a s truly romantic getaway spot

At the end of the Annapurna Circuit you stay in a luxurious lakeside resort in Pokhara where there's fine dining, a spa and more.

Who should hike the Annapurna Circuit?

The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular treks worldwide. This is because of the sheer diversity and beauty of the trek route. We can vouch for the fact that every day on this trip is new and exciting. And also that the hard work and sweat to complete it is one hundred percent worth it. The views, the people and the memories are truly special. 

Annapurna Circuit river

The lower portion of the Annapurna Circuit is very lush

The Annapurna Circuit is a non-technical route, which means you don’t need any special experience or skills to complete it. You just need a good pair of hiking boots and a decent level of fitness. So if you’re a reasonably fit person with an adventurous spirit, we hope to share the experience of trekking the Annapurna Circuit with you soon!

Further reading

Want to know more? We've got you!

You can also take a look at our Annapurna Circuit itinerary.



Annapurna Circuit group photo Follow Alice unique and adventurous honeymoon ideas

We can't wait to take you trek the Annapurna Circuit!

Discover Bhutan

Bhutan is a small country sandwiched between China and India that has the Himalayan mountain range running through it. It has an abundance of natural beauty, and is rich in culture, religion and history. At Follow Alice we’ve put together an exciting itinerary that takes in some of the most culturally rich and picturesque spots of the country. This holiday is a truly unique and adventurous honeymoon idea!


One of the highlights of our time in Bhutan is hiking to Tiger's Nest

Adventure activities to get the heart racing

Our Discover Bhutan itinerary has three themes: adventure sports, history and culture, and R&R. And of course, you can inject plenty of romance too! Put together we think they make for the perfect adventure honeymoon!

Some of the exciting outdoor activities on offer are:

  • Take a sightseeing hike around the Himalayan town of Punakha and visit its beautiful seventeenth-century fortress Punakha Dzong
  • Go white-water rafting down the Mo Chu river
  • Take a bike ride from Paro to Thimphu, passing through paddy fields, virgin forests and sleepy villages
  • Hike to Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, which clings to the side of a cliff
Mo Chu River in Bhutan rafting

One of our Follow Alice groups rafting the Mo Chu in Punakha

A fix of culture and history

Some of the culture and history activities we’ve got planned are:

  • Spend a day exploring the culturally rich Thimphu, Bhutan’s gorgeous capital city
  • Visit Motithang Takin Reserve to see gnu goats, also called takins 
  • Learn about Bhutanese arts and crafts at the National Institute of Zorig Chusum 
  • Tour a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse and farm before being treated to a delicious lunch
Bhutanese monks in monastery

Bhutanese monks wear distinctive red robes

Further reading for the interested

If you're keen to visit Bhutan – and maybe even make if your honeymoon! – then you might like to read:

Bhutan archer

Archery is the national sport of Bhutan



Hidden Gems of Sri Lanka

The beach honeymoon is far and away the most popular among newlyweds. And we totally get it: couples are keen to relax in beautiful, warm surroundings after the busyness and demands of a wedding. But how about choosing a more exciting and culturally rich beach destination than is the usual?

Sri Lanka group photo

Dinesh (red shirt) is our fantastic Sri Lanka local leader

What's so special about Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is an island of green hills, tea plantations, ancient temples, spicy food, astonishing wildlife and postcard-like beaches. In other words, it has it all! We invite you to explore the hidden gems of Sri Lanka with us in one of our action-packed trips.

During the adventure we’ll raft, snorkel, bike, tuk-tuk, swim, surf, hike and take a train ride through the amazing nature of this scenic island. We’ll also go on safari to see elephants, leopards, crocs and other exciting creatures. And finally we’ll relax and dine in some of the most beautiful boutique hotels and adventure lodges the country has to offer.

A couple walking through the rainforest

Sri Lanka makes for a very romantic honeymoon destination!

The landscape of Sri Lanka includes idyllic warm-water beaches, tangled jungle, tea plantations, and tree-covered mountains. In our 11-day trip to the island we explore the northwest of the country, where the turquoise waters meet the shore in beautiful white-sand beaches and pristine mangroves, and palm trees frame the scene. We then travel inland to go on safari, hike high into the mountains, and explore an ancient rock citadel. We also travel south for a dose of colonial history, some epic water sports, and more beautiful beaches. 

sri lanka beach

Sri Lanka offers you the beach honeymoon PLUS so much more

An exciting and action-packed itinerary

While staying on this beautiful island you can pick and choose from all of the following exciting activities:

  • Kite surf, whale and dolphin watch, cycle and visit the mangrove swamps in Kalpitiya
  • Go on a tuk-tuk ride in the historic city of Kandy and climb Baiharawa Kanda Buddhist statue
  • Take a guided climb to the top of the Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress 
  • Go on a jeep safari in Minneriya National Park
  • Climb to the top of the famous Adam’s Peak in the Central Highlands
  • Go canyoning and white-water rafting or kayaking in the rainforest of western Sri Lanka
  • Go surfing, diving, snorkelling and swimming at some of the country’s best southern beaches  

Sri Lanka is a paradise for the adventurous spirit, and we’re excited to show you all the amazing locations and activities we discovered there. And it’s not just us who are in love with this island nation – Lonely Planet named it the number one country to visit in 2019!

At Follow Alice we’re all about adventure, exploration and meeting new people.

train in Sri Lanka

We take Sri Lanka by storm, travelling all over this gorgeous island, including by train

A great dose of history and culture

We know that no trip to Sri Lanka would be complete if you weren’t exposed to some local colour and culture. So don’t worry – we’ve got you sorted. We offer our guests the following handpicked outings:

  • Take a guided tour of the well-preserved seaside Galle Fort built in the 1500s by the Portuguese and later extended by the Dutch
  • Visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project to learn about these special animals
  • Visit the iconic stilt fishermen who sit on simple stick stands while line fishing in the sea 
  • Take a scenic train journey to Hatton and explore the Uva Halwapthethe Tea Estate and its factory
  • Take a guided tour of the fascinating Dumbulla Rock Cave Temple in central Sri Lanka

And finally, what’s an island getaway without a little R&R? We’ll book you in for a one-hour Ayurvedic massage at Spa Ceylon. In addition, there’s time to dine and party in vibrant Colombo, the country’s capital city.

sri lankan food

Any honeymoon worth its salt offers up plenty of opportunities to eat delicious food

Further reading for the interested ...

You might also like to check out our suggested Sri Lanka itinerary!

stilt fishing in  Sri Lanka

We go stilt fishing with the locals in Sri Lanka!

And finally, here's one more unique and adventurous honeymoon idea for you ...

Wonders of Iceland

Iceland. The name alone is capable of conjuring up spectacular visions of steaming volcanoes, gushing waterfalls, hot springs, small seaside villages, hardened animals, steep fjords and canyons, the Northern Lights, black-sand beaches and isolated churches.

And that's barely touching the surface! The varied landscapes and sharp colours of Iceland are a photographer's mecca, and the adventure's delight.

Sunset over Markarfljotsgljufur canyon on Laugevegur Trail, Iceland

Sunset at the canyon Markarfljotsgljufur

Iceland is the perfect destination for hiking and trekking, caving, rafting, snowmobiling, walking on glaciers, boating, fishing, sea kayaking and even just stone skipping!

And then of course one should also take time to relax in as many natural hot springs as possible. You can also attend the exciting festivals of Reykjavík, visit a turf-covered village, and gaze at the Northern Lights.

Iceland has as many sights and experiences to offer as you care to take in!

Seljalandsfoss Iceland

Yes, Iceland really is this beautiful! And we'll be sure to take you to see Seljalandsfoss, shown above.

A super varied itinerary

Our Wonders of Iceland summer itinerary offers the very best of the island nation that can be fit into nine days. But please use this simply as a jumping board for adding or subtracting items that do or don't appeal to you – nothing is set in stone. We're happy to work with you to create your ideal Iceland getaway, and can up the adrenaline activities if you wish!

Mývatn Nature Baths Iceland

Myvatn thermal baths

Some of the highlights of our suggested Iceland itinerary are:

  • Explore the unique city of Reykjavík
  • Hike to the impossibly pretty waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Gulfoss
  • Visit the geysers Geysir and Strokkur
  • Go on a glacier cave tour inside Kötlujökull
  • Hike (using crampons) on the glacier Skaftafell
  • Kayak or boat on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
  • Explore the fjords, peaks and villages of east Iceland
  • Visit Dettifoss, Europe's second most powerful waterfall
  • Explore a lava tunnel in the remote Snæfellsjökull National Park

Hiking the spectacular Laugavegur trail in Iceland's fierce and unforgiving interior is one of the additions we highly recommend to those able to add a few more days to their Iceland stay.

Iceland hills

The interior of Iceland has a stark beauty and we'd love to lead you on a multiday trek there

Travel the circuit route of Iceland

David, our fantastic Icelandic local leader, will be your driver and guide during your Iceland adventure. He'll ensure you see the best of the north, south east and west of his country! To do this, you'll travel the well-known circuit road of Iceland so that you see all aspects of this fascinating and unique nation.

Lupines, small church, road, mountains, mist Iceland summer

Lupines, a remote church and snowcapped mountains ... a quintessentially Icelandic summer scene!

Ready to supercharge your honeymoon?

Feeling inspired to take on a unique and adventurous honeymoon? Or do you have any questions and would just like to know more about one or two of our trips? Please contact us and we'll be in touch soon!