We asked supplier tribe member,, to update us on the latest alternative honeymoon destinations. Of course, many couples use Buy Our Honeymoon to help fund honeymoons to the Maldives, Italy, the Caribbean, Australia, or the USA. But they’ve also had lots of couples use them for amazing honeymoons to destinations considerably further off the beaten track.
Central and South America has so much to offer. Of course, Mexico is a super-popular destination that combines fascinating culture, incredible cuisine and fabulous resorts. Further south, Argentina has both the buzz of Buenos Aires and the penguins of Patagonia. And in Peru, you can climb the Andes to find Machu Picchu or explore part of the Amazon rainforest. (Editors note from Linzi: I did a guided group tour of Peru 4 years ago and can wholly recommend it!)
And then, right on the equator itself, is Equador. Active volcanoes, a capital city at high altitude, and the awe-inspiring wildlife reserve of the Galápagos Islands. Wander alongside giant tortoises, make friends with sea lions and even swim with sharks. Only in Ecuador can you experience the Swing at the End of the World.
If you happen to be in southern Argentina, why not accompany a team of research scientists on an adventure of a lifetime? From Ushuaia, the very southernmost tip of Patagonia, you can journey by boat to discover Antarctica for yourselves.
On your expedition, you’ll negotiate the Drake Passage, encounter leopard seals and penguins, camp on the ice and explore towering glaciers. Why not include some extra warm clothes as part of your honeymoon gift list?
From one end of the Earth, to the other. You can visit Greenland by plane from Denmark or Iceland, or arrive as part of a cruise. So it’s a spectacular destination to combine with quirky Reykjavik or beautiful Copenhagen.
Hike the fjords, glaciers and valleys, take a boat trip around icebergs, go whale watching and chase the Northern Lights. Here you can see the midnight sun, bathe in hot springs and take a dog sled tour to find polar bears. It’s vast, friendly and completely unique.
If you’d like to add a bit of mystery to your honeymoon, spend some time in one of the most remote inhabited places in the world: Rapa Nui (Easter Island). You can fly to Easter Island from Santiago in Chile or from Tahiti, so it makes an amazing part of a multi-destination trip.
Encounter the Moai and tour the coastal road, discover the island’s ancient history and explore archaeological sites, fishing coves and secluded beaches. Go diving and surfing, stay in an ecofriendly tent lodge overlooking the ocean expanse, and sample delicious Chilean and Polynesian cuisine.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is an ancient and remote Buddhist country deep within the Himalayas between India and Tibet. It’s the only country on Earth to measure its prosperity by Gross National Happiness, not Gross Domestic Product.
A welcoming, sacred and truly distinctive place to spend your honeymoon, Bhutan is packed full of unforgettable scenery and ancient traditions. Make the 900m climb to the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Palphug Monastery) for breathtaking views. Spend the night in a former Bhutanese Royal palace, a contemporary boutique hotel, or even a traditional farm house with a local family.
While East Africa’s amazing safari reserves deservedly get a lot of attention, with Tanzania and Zanzibar as firm honeymoon favourites, Ghana is quietly serving up its own magic over on the opposite coast.
Beautiful beaches, historic forts and castles, and lower-cost safaris with fewer crowds. The Mole National Park is the biggest elephant sanctuary in West Africa, and don’t miss the Kakum Canopy Walk: seven rope bridges that hang over 130 feet above the tropical jungle floor.
The open road
If you can’t settle on just one honeymoon destination, why not enjoy lots of them? Hire a car or a campervan, and set off on your own unique adventure across Europe, or Canada, New Zealand or the USA?
A bit more about Buy Our Honeymoon
We started Buy Our Honeymoon for our own wedding, and to help us fund our road trip honeymoon through Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia. A loose plan, a few motels, and a lot of freedom. Our wedding gifts transformed our honeymoon into the trip of a lifetime.
You can use Buy Our Honeymoon to fund your dream honeymoon anywhere. Your gift money goes directly to your bank account as soon as each payment clears, so you’re always in complete control. You’re also not tied in to the packages offered by any one particular travel agent. It’s an incredibly flexible and uniquely personal way to get cash for your honeymoon, while your guests get to choose a gift that’s meaningful. Check out for more information.
All photos courtesy of Buy Our Honeymoon.
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