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Top Honeymoon Ideas in South and Central America

Want to start your marriage right? Head to South and Central America on one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip and you’ll create lasting memories.
Lucie Grace
15 Dec 2021
Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a relative rookie when it comes to exploring new places, you’ll want to make your honeymoon as memorable and stress-free as possible. From snorkelling with sea turtles in the Galápagos Islands to trekking and white-water rafting through the jungle in Costa Rica, South and Central America can offer experiences of a lifetime. So, to give you some inspiration, we’ve selected the top TRIPS by Culture Trip in South and Central America.
1. Snorkel with sea turtles and swim with sea lions in the Galápagos Islands

Dream honeymoons don’t come much dreamier than a trip to the Galápagos Islands. With volcanic landscapes and wildlife in abundance, this Pacific archipelago is guaranteed to capture your heart. On this five-day TRIPS by Culture Trip express tour, you’ll kayak in the Itabaca Channel with a chance to safely observe white-tipped reef sharks and stay in luxury safari tents or treehouses in the Santa Cruz highlands – surrounded by free-roaming Galápagos giant tortoises. Hike along lava trails and encounter endemic birdlife on San Cristóbal, where you’ll be able to swim alongside sea lions. An optional snorkelling or scuba diving trip to Kicker Rock gives you the chance to spot whitetip sharks, eagle rays and a myriad of other aquatic creatures up close.

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2. Go horse riding in the Andes and white-water rafting through the Amazon in Ecuador

Ecuador is one of South America’s best-kept secrets, encompassing the Amazon rainforest Andes mountains and hundreds of miles of spectacular coastline. Experience the highlights and several lesser-known spots on this eight-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour through the spine of the country starting in Quito – which features some of the continent’s most impressive architecture. Whip up a feast in an Ecuadorian cooking masterclass and indulge in a chocolate tasting before venturing into the stunning Cotopaxi National Park on horseback. Hike around the Quilotoa crater lake, cycle past majestic waterfalls between Baños and Puyo and cascade through the Amazon rainforest on a white-water rafting adventure. Finally, cap off your trip by soaking in the Papallacta hot springs.

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3. Enjoy jungle safaris, coffee tasting and surfing in Costa Rica

Embrace the tranquillity of the Costa Rican jungle on this nine-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour, perfectly suited if you’re after a honeymoon that balances adventure and relaxation. First, you’ll explore the lively capital, San José, with our local insider – before heading to La Fortuna, at the base of Arenal volcano. Taste Costa Rican coffee direct from the source and enjoy a farm-to-table cooking class before venturing deep into the jungle on a wildlife safari in search of capuchin monkeys and jaguars. Swim in waterfalls, go white-water rafting, soak in hot springs and spot sloths on a moonlit hike through Monteverde Cloud Forest. Your final stop is the chilled-out surfing town of Tamarindo on the Pacific Coast – where you can learn how to ride waves, or simply soak up the sun on the pristine beach.

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4. Swim in cenotes and explore ancient ruins on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

Mayan temples, wild cenotes and sumptuous food lie in wait on Mexico’s Yucatán dazzling Peninsula. Your romantic, nine-day adventure with TRIPS by Culture Trip begins in Cancun, before heading to the car-free island paradise of Holbox – where you’ll enjoy a sunset catamaran cruise and, if you fancy, a yoga class. Marvel at the 1,500-year-old Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and step back in time as you climb the steps of Cobá – the last ancient pyramid in the region which can still be climbed. Swim in natural sinkholes and whip up a Yucatan feast in Mérida, where you’ll stay in a beautifully converted house. Your trip concludes in the charming beach resort of Tulum – where you’ll top it all off with a cocktail-making masterclass and a night on the town.

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5. Trek through the rainforest and taste street food on Colombia’s Caribbean coast

This sunny sojourn along Colombia’s Caribbean coast combines palm-fringed beaches with colourful architecture and delicious food. Start your honeymoon in the cobbled streets of Cartagena’s walled city and enjoy a street food tour, in which you’ll sample local delicacies such as arepas, followed by a rum tasting session. Get on your dancing shoes in a traditional champeta dance class, canoe through mangroves in La Boquilla and take a day trip to the idyllic Rosario Islands. You’ll spend the final three nights of this TRIPS by Culture Trip tour at a secluded eco-hotel near the laid-back beach town of Palomino – a perfect base for trekking through the hidden beaches and dense forest of the Tayrona National Park, before river tubing down the Río Don Diego.

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