Off-the-beaten-path bonding for couples has been popular in recent years, especially for adrenaline-junkies who have found their match in another! From land adventures such as off-roading and rock climbing to water activities including swimming with marine species or jumping off an aircraft, nothing surely beats a couple who conquers these thrilling adventures together. From "a couple that travels together, stays together" to "a couple who conquers a rush together, stays forever.” Without further ado, listed below are the thrilling destinations for couples around the world.
10 Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is New Zealand's southern island that claims to be the world's first bungee jumping site. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy Center, located at Shotover and Camp Street, is the most popular location. Each jumper in tandem Bungy must weigh between 35 and 117 kilograms, with the maximum combined weight of both jumpers not exceeding 235 kilograms. Apart from bungee jumping, the Centre offers other activities such as Nevis and Ledge Swings, Catapults, and Zip rides.
9 Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia in Turkey is home to many natural attractions, from geologic structures produced from ancient sedimentary rocks, hiking trails, and stunning scenery of old cathedrals and villages. But the most popular activity to experience here is riding a hot air balloon, a romantic adventure for lovers. It's a terrific chance to get a bird's-eye view of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the area while also viewing the sunrise. A single rider ticket varies depending on the flight's duration. However, it typically ranges from $68 to $266.
8 Oahu, Hawaii
Hawaii has been popularly known for its turquoise blue waters, pristine white sand beaches, and lush vegetation. As a result, it houses some of the most thrilling adventures to explore, and Oahu has a lot to offer. Shark diving is a must-do adrenaline rush for adrenaline seekers, and it's located on Oahu's southern shore, where couples may also see whales, dolphins, and sea turtles, especially in the spring and winter. Parasailing, ziplining in the Jurassic Valley, and waterfall hikes are among the other activities available on Oahu.
7 Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Whistler offers a wide range of activities, particularly during the summer. White water rafting is one of the most popular sports here, thanks to the abundance of pristine mountain rivers and glacier runoffs. Several rafting tours are available here, so couples won't have trouble finding one, and prices range from $120 to $189 per person. Hiking and climbing on beautiful views and impressive historic glaciers and bear sighting at Blackcomb Mountains are some of the other activities to do.
6 South Africa
The Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, located in the heart of Kruger National Park, is a one-of-a-kind accommodation option, particularly for couples. The eight villas and the treehouse are surrounded by trees and wildlife, making it a fascinating experience. Walking around the safari and getting a close look at the leopards, lions, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos are some of the things to do here. Couples do not need to be concerned because professional guides will escort them.
5 Yosemite National Park, California
The Half Dome hike is located in Yosemite National Park, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The trail, which stretches for 16 miles and climbs over 5,500 feet, is regarded as one of the most challenging hikes any hiker could undertake. The last 400 feet makes the hike more complex, where hikers must ascend the steep supported by two steel ropes. However, the stunning views from the summit make the entire journey worth it.
4 Cerro Negro, Nicaragua
Cerro Negro is Nicaragua's youngest volcano, located in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range near Malpaisillo. Volcano boarding is a popular activity in which visitors sit on plywood and slide down a slope of smooth ash left over after the volcano's 1999 eruption. Several tour companies offer trips up the hill; nevertheless, hiking to the top at 90 degrees Fahrenheit takes an hour. Surfing, kayaking, and ziplining through the lush vegetation are other activities to do in Nicaragua.
3 Oludeniz, Turkey
Oludeniz is home to one of the most stunning beaches in Turkey, featuring the Blue Lagoon, a national natural reserve. Towering the coast of Turkey just above the Oludeniz beach is the Babadag Mountain, which has stable weather and picturesque views, making it the best paragliding site in Europe. Before taking off, paragliders will embark on a 50-minutes jeep excursion to reach the hill. The fly tandem usually takes up to 45 minutes, and this activity is offered from April throughout November.
2 Explore Iceland
Iceland is one of the world's most adventurous destinations, and seeing its natural treasures is a must-do for thrill-seeking couples. It's famous for its postcard-perfect landscapes, ancient glaciers, and the northern lights, but there's a lot more to it. Thingvellir National Park is well known for the two tectonic plates that are slowly moving apart at a rate of 0.8 inches each year. DIVE.IS will organize snorkeling and diving for couples and take an underwater snapshot of the divers touching the two continents.
Because there is so much to see and do in Australia, it is one of the most exciting travel destinations in the world. Thrill-seekers will not be bored in Australia, which offers everything from surfing, snowboarding, scuba diving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, and canyoning and feeding kangaroos. Cairns, the country's adventure hub, is home to various daring water sports activities, including canyoning, which tourists can find at Crystal Canyon Rainforest, Katoomba, Empress Canyon, and other locations. Climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge is also an option.