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Honeymoon ideas holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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Big game safari in Tanzania
Big game safari including luxury private camping, from £2815 (8 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from £1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Honeymoon accommodation in the Dordogne, France
A secluded woodland cabin in Dordogne, SW France, from €930 - €1250 per couple per week
Tobago beach accommodation
14 beautiful accommodations in unique eco resort, from £85 - £225 per accommodation per night
Thailand wildlife & beach holiday
Beach, wildlife & adventure, from £1162 (15 days) ex flights
Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday
Africa's largest game park, from £3180 (13 days) inc UK flights
Galapagos & Ecuador tailor made holidays
Great introduction to South America, from £5695 (18 days) inc UK flights
Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from €640 (15 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from £2155 - £2650 (16 days) inc UK flights
Belize holidays, tailor made
Explore the rainforests, rivers & coral reefs of Belize, from £2700 (12 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam holidays, tailor made
Tailor made Vietnam holidays, from US $2183 (14 days) ex flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
From the Nilgiri Hills to the beaches of Goa, from £1336 (15 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
The greatest wildlife experiences tailor made, from £2155 (8 days) ex flights
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Discover the dramatic contrasts of Costa Rica's coastlines, from £1250 - £2495 (16 days) ex flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from £1465 (8 days) ex flights
Honeymoon in Vietnam
A touch of romance with time to relax, from US $1694 (15 days) ex flights
Honeymoon in Borneo
Luxury Borneo Honeymoon, best of wildlife & luxury resorts, from £3750 (16 days) inc UK flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Adventure in Finnish Lapland, huskies, northern lights & more, from £734 - £820 (4 days) inc UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from £1630 (12 days) ex flights
South Africa safari and Mauritius beach holiday
This luxury itinerary combines a wildlife safari with relaxation time on the beach, from £3135 - £5100 (13 days) inc UK flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Rainforests, orangutans, beaches tailor made, from £3150 (13 days) inc UK flights
Wildlife holidays in Brazil, tailormade
From Iguazu Falls to giant otters in the Pantanal, from £2875 (14 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from £1000 - £1065 (8 days) ex flights
Komodo Dragon ecolodge in Flores
Small eco hotel for those wishing to visit Komodo National Park, from US $90 per double room per night
Husky safari in Finland
5 day husky safari in Finland's spectacular wilderness, from £1740 - £1877 (7 days) inc UK flights
Mafia Island holiday
Off beaten track treehouse beach stay on Tanzania's coast, from £1170 - £1495 (7 days) ex flights
Weddings in Tobago
A beautiful wedding in Tobago, from £750 per wedding ceremony
Tailor made holiday in Venezuela
From beach to jungle, mountain to flat plains, from £3495 (14 days) inc UK flights
Weddings in Thailand, Buddhist & Christian ceremonies
Traditional Thai weddings, from Baht49000 per ceremony
Northern lights short break, Finland
Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora Alert system, from £1138 - £1248 (5 days) inc UK flights

1007 reviews for honeymoon ideas holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent honeymoon ideas holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Tailor made holiday in Peru
Memorable parts? EVERYTHING - it was just great! Tips? To inform themselves very early (6 month before booking) to get the most out of it. We therefore had the best holidays ever and people we met on our tour were just jealouse, because we could do all the cool stuff (we had organised the permits for Huayna Picchu, the Trek to Huchuy Qosqo etc.) Local benefits? Yes I do Overall rating? Great! (more)Barbara Buchegger
From £3350 including UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
Memorable parts? All of it Tips? If you are bird watcher you are in for a treat Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? (more)Julie Newberry
From £2155 - £2650 including UK flights
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
Memorable parts? We were a small and delightful group of 6 travelers and 4 crew, including the skipper and a fabulous chef. We all got to know one another very well. The boat was cozy and comfortable, the landscapes and cloudscapes, sublime; and the day trips and hikes, especially our visit to Iona and its sacred and ancient abbey were vitamin C for the spirit. Tips? Bring waterproof clothing and shoes. One day the water was rough and the wind was very strong. Those of us who... (more)Patricia Knowles
From £1995 excluding flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Fabulous trip. Enjoyed the whole thing. Good home cooked food, comfortable accommodation, friendly & knowledgeable guide and good company during the evenings. We had several sightings of the aurora, which was an added bonus. (more)Sue Hodges
Overall the best experience ever and would look at having more winter holidays now than summer :-) (more)Elizabeth Watson
It was a fantastic experience and one of the best holidays we have ever had. We thought it would be a once in a lifetime holiday, but are already talking of going back to do the 2 day husky trail (more)Rowena Schofield
From £734 - £820 including UK flights
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach
I would say break it down into areas where 10/10 or 9/10 is assigned. I loved the way in which I was with Elephants and then in a city. (more)Georgina Mackenzie
A very memorable holiday with lots of different experiences - a great mixture of travel, activity and finally relaxation! (more)Amanda Henson
From £1149 excluding flights
Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia
I hesitate to write this review for selfish reasons. Why? Because this holiday is so wonderful I'd rather keep it a secret! Situated on the southern slopes of Mt Batakaru in remotest Bali, this place is a pocket of paradise, far removed from the ravages of the 21st century. Having spent a week there I did not want to leave. (more)Daphne Donkin
Most memorable was walking through the rice-fields... It was just great. (more)Astrid Dello
From US $85 - US $210 per house per night
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
First class!!....Owners of the property helped us plan wonderful cycling trips in the area through majestic woodland, gorgeous beaches, unspoilt villages and great restaurants. Also wonderful breakfasts. (more)kath Ferguson
We needed a break and did that in a peacefully located “green” guest house in the rural hills of the amazing Sintra Natural Park - in other words “Mission Completed” (more)benedikte lohfert würtz
We thoroughly enjoyed our break in a great place where Aasta and James were super supportive and helpful hosts. (more)Martin Ruddock
From €70 - €107 per room per night
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Monkeys. Saw all four species and such fun! All the wildlife was spectacular, lots of it up close and easy to see. The local wildlife guides are brilliant and everyone in the country seems to know about and care about wildlife - wonderful! (more)Dee Stephens
Macenque & Monteverde & Sarapiqui were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Anton Gill
We saw monkeys in the hotel grouse, sloth and of course the scarlet macaws. We had never been to a rainforest before and could not believe how green it was. All the places we stayed at were interesting and different. (more)Barbara Dart
From £1250 - £2495 excluding flights
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
From US $1284 excluding flights
History, culture & wildlife of India holiday
The most exciting part was not on the original programme. We asked Rajat to give us somewhat more nature and less culture. He arranged for us to spend a day and two nights in a resort on the Kabini Lake, across from the Nagarhole National Park. On a boat safari at dusk, amidst myriad birds and beasts, we saw a male tiger emerging muddily from the river, slinking into the jungle. (more)Robin Fox
Excellent, we enjoyed it all. The two home stays were an amazing part of our trip. Take the plunge and travel on an overnight train with shared accommodation. It's a great experience. (more)Caroline Powell
The most memorable parts were staying at the home of the Kumars, visiting Golden Temple at Amritsar and WildFlower Hall...Outstanding. (more)Andrew Hollas
From £1336 excluding flights
Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland
Being in an environment which was so different to our everyday environment was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Kate O Reilly
Most memorable? Being out in beautiful natural surroundings, untouched, serene. It felt exciting to be so far up north...Excellent. (more)Antonia Cornaro
It was great to see wild reindeer wandering so close by in their own habitat and to see the respect of the local guides for the countryside, wildlife and local people. (more)Karen Horridge
From £1628 - £1745 including UK flights
Tiger watching holiday in India
It was a trip of a lifetime and to experience tigers at such close hand was an experience we will never forget. India is exhausting but the wildlife of the parks was amazing. (more)Julia Gallagher
Excellent, well organised, all arrangements went smoothly and we had a great time. (more)Lucie McKenzie
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing a tiger resting and grooming in Kanha National Park. The monsoon rains in Sikkim. The Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh. (more)Maureen Fidkin
From £610 - £810 excluding flights
Peru and Galapagos adventure holiday
It was truly the holiday of a lifetime with unique experiences that i will treasure. That was helped by a very well organised crew and an inspirational guide who was in love with his islands. (more)Debbie Cowburn
Fantastic -it was everything we expected. Sometimes reality does not meet expectations but not so this time and we are both fairly well travelled. Everything went like clock work. (more)Jennifer Parks
The view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate after a gruelling 4-day trek and the tameness of the animals in the Galapagos were the most memorable parts. (more)Glenys France
From £4705 - £7105 excluding flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
The time spent on Chumbe was so relaxing in on idyllic paradise Island & with it's eco ethics it is a place with a truly great purpose. (more)Becky Jones
Everywhere we looked there were birds: on the water's edge, in the air, perched in trees. Crocodiles slipped into the water and there were pods of hippos, plus giraffes, elephants, buffalo and impala. (more)Joanne Davenport
For me most memorable was arriving at Mwagusi and seeing elephant, giraffes and abundant wildlife en route from airstrip to camp; for Toby it was seeing a leopard resting in a tree (Ruaha). (more)Claire Roberts
From £2815 excluding flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
Excellent. The guides, accommodation, food, wildlife was better than I had expected...our guides were all local and very good at their job. (more)Sam Taylor
The wildlife was just awesome! Even more amazing than we'd expected! The crew were fantastic - really friendly and welcoming and the guides were exceptional. (more)Christine Ennew
Most memorable was swimming with sea lions, but actually it was all brilliant. (more)Bryn Parry
From £2155 excluding flights
Borneo luxury holidays, tailor made
Magical...Fantastic - comment from my husband "I normally am ready to come back to work, but this time i absolutely hated it!" (more)Deborah Flint
Fantastic - the wildlife was amazing; watching elephants bathing in the river, snorkelling with turtles, scuba diving with sharks (small ones thankfully!), and the odd orangtan and probocis monkey! The people were extremely friendly and proud of their country. (more)Anna Davies
Making it to the top of Mount Kinabalu, spotting four wild orangutans and a huge croc on a Kinabatangan river cruise and Lankayan Island were the best. (more)Sue Cheung
From £3150 including UK flights
Honeymoon in Borneo
Fantastic - best holiday we have ever been on! (more)Rachel Duncan
Trekking in the Danum Valley was a definite highlight - from sitting on our sundeck listening to the hornbill calls to walking the canopy walkway in the dawn mist before breakfast and climbing to the highest viewpoint before returning for a fabulous buffet lunch. (more)Hannah Rousell
The most memorable part was Abai Jungle lodge - so remote and romantic, plus tons of wildlife. It felt like the first time you visited a zoo. (more)Leah Brinton
From £3750 including UK flights
Cirali villa holiday in Turkey
Total delight. Super bungalow, charming people the most beautilful bay in the world, excellent food reasonable prices. Who could ask for more (more)Boris Sackville
It was a really special holiday! We highly recommend staying with the family and also Cirali as a great destination to relax in and enjoy. (more)Becky Moden
Perfect...A wonderful relaxed atmosphere (more)susan langford
From £700 - £1030 per couple per week
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the holiday, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
From £1630 excluding flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
Was exciting from beginning to end...Excellent. Would recommend this operator. (more)Denise Brooks
Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples (more)Paul Street
Indian train travel, sumptuous hotels and beautiful new Delhi were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Lydia Walton
From £1465 excluding flights
Algarve holiday accommodation
Great place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! (more)Monika Wolkers
We had a lovely time!...The accommodation is faultless and very beautiful and the hosts are welcoming and friendly. (more)Tracey Smith
The most memorable part was the location - so tranquil and perfect hosts. (more)Rachel Turner
From €40 - €190 per accommodation per night
Transylvania holiday accommodation
We had an amazing time and will be returning. It was the perfect place... (more)martin davis
An unforgettable holiday in a remote region of Europe. (more)Gerhard Loupal
It was all brilliant. Fantastic staff, extremely well looked after. The tour guides were great, the scenery amazing and the chance to see crafts being maintained was lovely. (more)Karen Booth
From €36 - €49 per person per night
Vietnam holidays, tailor made
Halong Bay and Siem Reap were amazing, but there were lots of other lovely places and people. (more)Yvonne Chapman
It was excellent- thank you for providing us with the introduction....The whole holiday was really good and I don't think one particular part was more memorable than all of them. (more)Carol Norman
I would recommed this trip very highly. The best part was the vietnamese people. (more)Bernard Butt
From US $2183 excluding flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
The holiday overall was amazing, there were so many memorable experiences it is difficult to name only one thing. If we had to choose it would have to be turtle watching on Rekawa beach. (more)Jude Lambert
Great!...Sri Lankean nature and food were just amazing. The chefs are real professionals! (more)Heli Aru
The elephant safari, or swimming in the Indian Ocean at sunset were the most memorable parts of the holiday (more)Emma Coleman
From £1755 including UK flights
Belize holidays, tailor made
Brilliant. My husband and I both thought it one of the best holidays we'd been on. Superb destination. Fantastic people. Great culture. Stupendous wildlife. I think I've overdosed on superlatives. I'm not giving 5 stars because I haven't finished exploring yet! (more)Joanna Lloyd
Most memorable parts of the holiday were: Black Rock Jungle Lodge, picturesque, welcoming, fascinating. (more)Clare Morgan
From £2700 including UK flights
Northern lights short break, Finland
It was in my top three holidays and I have travelled a lot. An absolute must! (more)Thomas White
The most memorable part of the holiday was husky sledging...Daughter said, "best holiday ever". (more)Alison Ferguson
When the skies opened up on our final night, it was like a big bow on top of a really special present. Amazing!...This was an amazing adventure. I would really recommend participating in all the activities as they provided me with an enthusiastic adventure each and every day. (more)Rene Ostapuk
From £1138 - £1248 including UK flights
Husky safari in Finland
The most memorable part of the holiday was not just one thing, but many memories of which - flying down hill trying to control my sledge and not fall off, making snow angels before going back into the sauna, lunch on an open fire on a frozen lake, the views, the noise of the dogs as we got ready in the morning to leave. (more)Kathryn Haw
An unforgettable experience...Riding on husky driven sledges through a winter wonderland was the most memorable part. (more)kate Pottinger
Great...Going through the woods with the sled was the most exciting part. (more)Soli Hillel
From £1740 - £1877 including UK flights
Beach holiday in Cirali, Turkey
It's a very special place and we had a fabulous holiday - it will be hard to beat. (more)Su Winsbury
Exceptional, unforgettable...The people at the hotel, the peace and solitude of the place, nature (more)Olga Coulton-Shaw
Probably one of the best holidays we have ever had. If you're looking for somewhere to relax, good food, wonderful people, as little or as much to do and see as you like then book now! (more)Kathryn Spalding
From £495 - £550
Cuba tours
Every day of my trip brought something interesting and memorable. Cuba is a beautiful country rich in natural assets, history and culture with lovely, helpful people keen to show you all their country has to offer. (more)Sue Wailoo
It was our home whilst we were there - in each casa - we were made to feel we were really at home whilst still being free to come and go wherever and whenever we wanted. (more)Charles Butler
It benefitted local people. Direct injection of tourist funds into the economy is essential to many Cubans wellbeing and this tour operator actively supports local enterprise. (more)Sue Johnson
From €640 excluding flights
Morocco holiday, tailor made
excellent (more)Alice Leftley
Most memorable part? There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades... (more)Peter John Massyn
All the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling. (more)Bill Jowett
From £995 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Honeymoon Holidays and Honeymoon Tours

Weddings can take up a lot of time and energy which is exactly why you should choose a honeymoon that allows you to relax and enjoy each others company. It is worth doing some research on your honeymoon ideas as (hopefully) it will be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Most travel agents offer a selection of honeymoon holiday packages and will be able to discuss fulfilling your requirements.

The most important thing is to decide what you want from your honeymoon, whether it is lazing in the sun by a pool, exploring interesting cities, or learning a new skill. There are many honeymoon ideas out there; you just need to find one that suits both your personalities. When discussing the honeymoon holiday package in your chosen destination you should to be sure of the climate, language, currency, local customs, visa requirements and immunization advice.

Some couples prefer to steer away from the classic honeymoon holidays, such as the beach destinations like the Maldvies and Mauritius, particularly those who can’t afford to splash out on expensive, two-week-long honeymoons. Honeymoon holidays can be taken closer to home, you can rent out a quaint UK country cottage for a secluded romantic break. Or you can take honeymoon tours in Europe, staying on back-to-nature camp sites in luxurious yurts which offer comfortable beds and starlit nights. There are more alternative honeymoons than you can dream of; it is definitely a good idea to explore the options before you book.

Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

For those craving exotic honeymoon escapes, which offer a truly different experience to your daily lives, it is worth separately jotting down what you envision from the exotic honeymoon destinations you are considering. Is it rainforest you want? Or desert? Or untouched beaches? Or weird and wonderful wildlife?

Some of the best honeymoon destinations in the world can combine at least two of these. Borneo, for example, offers exotic honeymoons where you can stay in rustic lodges on beautiful beaches, see orangutans and turtles and take a jungle cruise, away from the crowds. Sri Lanka, could be considered one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world as it is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, perfect for a romantic getaway, that offers relaxing beaches, great culture and a real taste of wildlife and adventure. Other favourite exotic honeymoons include India, the Caribbean and Thailand.

Adventurous Honeymoons

If you prefer the idea of adventure honeymoons, consider Peru, where you can explore the Sacred Valley and the legendary Machu Picchu. You can even combine this trip with a visit to the enchanted islands of the Galapagos, famous for unique flora and fauna. Other adventurous honeymoon ideas include taking a safari in Africa, where you can experience the pristine wilderness regions of Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania. It is worth researching all types of holidays for adventure honeymoon ideas as most agencies can tailor make any holiday to suit your unique needs.

Weddings Abroad

Looking into weddings abroad is a good idea. Choosing a foreign setting for your big day can often save you thousands of pounds and getting married overseas can often be very romantic. Try St Lucia for a tropical paradise setting for your big day, or Tobago, which is ideal for a beach reception with an ocean backdrop and romantic sunsets.

Another popular alternative to the high stress Western weddings is to tie the knot in Thailand, Chiang Mai weddings have an authentic Thai rural flavour, set in tropical gardens flanked by the Royal Forest. Sri Lanka is also a great destination for weddings abroad. The wedding ceremonies are conducted according to Buddhist religious and cultural rites going back thousands of years and are a colourful vibrant experience. For a really unique experience, you can opt for a wedding in Lapland, Finland, where you can hold the ceremony in a candlelit igloo or stand before an ice altar in the middle of a frozen lake.

Honeymoon Gift Lists and Honeymoon Vouchers

Many couples choose to have a honeymoon gift list which allows friends and family to contribute toward their dream honeymoon. Alternatively you could request travel agent’s honeymoon vouchers in your guest invitations. The advantage of using honeymoon vouchers as wedding lists is that you can select from hundreds of holidays to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from luxurious beach retreats, African safaris and iconic adventures through to cosy English B&Bs and European villas. So you'll have plenty to choose from when deciding where to go on your honeymoon.

Want to know more about honeymoon holidays before going you go?

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"We live in a world where weddings are as wonderful and diverse as couples themselves, so for those looking for something more inspiring than a few weeks on the beach, check out our top 5 dream destinations..." Read this Honeymoon article for inspiration.

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"Whether you’re planning your honeymoon or think that romance in paradise shouldn’t just be the reserve of newly weds you’ll be spoilt for choice with our pick of dreamy destinations..." Read this Honeymoon article for honeymoon destinations.
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