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10 Honeymoon Packages and Curated Journeys to check out in 2017

From the tropical paradise of Seychelles to rail journeys in Great Britain, we bring you top trending honeymoon trips for 2017

Looking for the perfect honeymoon vacation this year? We have put together the top ten trips you can take for a one-of-a-kind honeymoon!

1. Seychelles
As you fly into the Seychelles, you’ll see the archipelago is made up of over 100 islands but most are uninhabited. Nature takes priority here, as most of the islands are nature reserves and even the three most inhabited islands are regulated and protected.
It makes Seychelles a paradise and perfect for a honeymoon.

You’ll arrive at your hotel by boat and spend the day just getting used to the breathtaking turquoise waters and white sands. You can take a snorkeling excursion at the St Anne Marine Park where you’ll see the most amazing marine life and corals. You could also kayak or paddle board and even scuba dive. Most resorts offer couples massage sessions which are great to relax after the wedding and get you pampered and beautiful for a romantic candle lit dinner.

Visit Mahe, where the luxurious resorts are a treat and you can explore Eden Island for its marina facing lounges, bars and a casino at the Four Seasons! You can also take a helicopter ride over the island and visit a rum distillery to sample some local brew.

If you’re up for a little adventure, don’t forget to explore the islands of Praslin and La Digue. Coco De Mer at Valle De Mai in Praslin and Anse Lazio are two of the most beautiful beaches in the world. La Digue is almost vehicle free and you can cycle around the idyll in peace.

As a final treat (or a big romantic surprise) hire a private yacht for the day and head out to the horizon for some unparalleled privacy.
The islands of the Seychelles are truly perfect for romantics seeking peace and a little more privacy.

Best time to visit: All year round
Duration: 7 to 8 days
Get in touch with: Holidays Box – Call on +91 98338 35566 / +91 98202 09964 or email info@holidaysbox.com

Honeymoon in Seychelles

Honeymoon in Seychelles

2. Great Britain – Rail Journeys
There’s nothing quite like the romance of the railways. And on your honeymoon, bring a little luxury aboard the Belmond British Pullman train. Sister train to the luxurious British Pullman and the Orient Express, the train offers two, four and six-day itineraries.

The train offers five-star dining, en-suite cabins and an observation car that oozes the atmosphere of a vintage saloon. www.belmond.com As you glide through the famed English countryside and to exciting destinations all over Britain, you can treat yourself to a silver service, delicious food and fine wines. And of course, don’t forget to stroll through the gorgeous train, admiring the unique flourishes that make Belmond British Pullman truly one of a kind: veneered panels decorated with Art Deco marquetry, plush roomy armchairs and the brass luggage racks that gleam overhead.

Duration: 2 to 6 days
Best time to visit: May – September
Get in touch with: Mercury Travels – Call on 1800 266 2345 or email outbound@mercurytravels.in

Honeymoon in Great Britain – Rail Journeys

Honeymoon in Great Britain – Rail Journeys

Honeymoon in Great Britain – Rail Journeys

3. Galapagos Islands
Walk through the heart of wildlife diversity, feel like the first humans on the planet with almost exclusive access to indigenous forests, magnificent islands of the Pacific and volcanic beauties.

The white sand is soft under your feet as you feast your eyes on basking sea lions, soaring condors, and swooping seabirds. Get in the sea and kayak alongside sea turtles and baby sharks or maybe swim with the penguins. You can also take a bike or ride a horse or maybe just enjoy the delights of this evolutionary world from the comforts of your luxury stay.

Combine this with mainland Ecuador or Peru and your honeymoon just got a whole lot more exciting.

Best time to visit: December to June
Duration: 5 days or more at Galapagos and 5-7 days exploring mainland Ecuador or Peru
Get in touch with: A Travel Duet – Call on +91 98301 65270

Honeymoon in Galapagos Islands

Honeymoon in Galapagos Islands

4. San Sebastian, Spain
The Spanish Basque Country has the perfect combination of beachscapes and city vibes. You can enjoy urban-chic and very affordable accommodation, the beautiful beaches, even if you don’t surf, alluring panoramas and you will definitely be enticed by the buzzing nightlife. Local cuisine is amazing.

San Sebastian is home to the pintxo (local tapas) and seems to have Michelin stars almost falling out of the sky on to the restaurants there! For a wondrously delicious honeymoon, San Sebastian is it.

Best time to visit: April/May to September, although weather can be unpredictable and rainfall can happen anytime.
Duration: 3 to 5 days or more
Get in touch with: A Travel Duet – Call on +91 98301 65270

Honeymoon in San Sebastian, Spain

5. Iceland
Take the open road and drive through one of the last examples of Nature, in her prime. The country’s rugged, natural landscapes take your breath away – geothermal spas, glaciers, colorful mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves and much more.

A summer honeymoon in Iceland will be beyond magical.

Offbeat romantic experience: Soak in the tranquil atmosphere at the mythical Blue Lagoon!
Duration: 10 days
Best time to visit: June to August
Get in touch with: Tripoetic – Call on +91-9650298500

Honeymoon in Iceland

6. Brazil
It doesn’t get more exotic than Brazil. Walk on white sand beaches in vibrant Rio, kayak through the peaceful Pantanal wetlands in search of wildlife, explore the dense Amazon rainforests. It’s a complete palette of adventure and natural wonders.

And when you’re done, come to where the nightlife beckons, enjoy the country’s dynamic culture, fun-loving people, and incredible food!

Offbeat romantic experience: Samba the night away at a sultry nightclub in Rio!
No of Days: 12
Best time to visit: November to January
Get in touch with: Tripoetic – Call on +91-9650298500

Honeymoon in Brazil

7. South Africa – Western Cape
It’s the destination that has it all – great game reserves, beautiful beaches, picturesque mountains, amazing vineyards.

Franschhoek (‘French Corner’ in Dutch) is a picture perfect village with a laid-back café culture. There’s fine colonial architecture, gourmet restaurants, art galleries and curio shops.

Only 90 minutes from Cape Town, Hermanus is the best place to go whale-watching on the planet! It’s also teeming with artisanal food, quaint boutiques and its proximity to the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route makes it a bacchanalian paradise.

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the stunning diversity of flora and marine life at the southern tip of Africa that is only 2 hours from Cape town and 30 minutes from Hermanus.

Within the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay boasts golden beaches, a rugged peninsula, and dense green forests. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours it’s the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.

Best time to visit: It’s a year-round destination
Duration: 10 to 12 days
Recommended route: Franschhoek, Hermanus, Grootbos Nature Reserve, Plettenberg bay
Get in touch with: Quantum Travels – Call on +91 98236 74584 or email holidays@quantumtravels.net

Honeymoon in South Africa – Western Cape

8. France
Start your journey in the land of love – Paris, France. Stroll hand in hand across the Pont des Arts to take selfies at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The city is a wonderful mix of fairy-tale magic (that you dip into when you take a sunset river cruise or a horse and carriage ride through the streets) and modern aesthetic (a gourmet dinner at the Eiffel Tower or a champagne-fuelled show at the legendary Moulin Rouge.)

And then there’s the French Riviera – the stuff of legends. With amazing weather and access to both beaches and mountains, unparalleled vistas of the Mediterranean shore and the French Alps, it has evolved into a fantasia of luxury beach resorts, casinos, perfumeries, yachts, and mansions.

And finally, you must savor French wine and there is no better place than in the Loire Valley known as the “garden of France”. Make a stop at the Coteaux-du-Layon to sample the famous wines of Anjou. You can stay at the Chateau Soucherie in a charming guest room and visit the wine cellar of this exceptional vineyard, see the famous white Tuffeau stone it was built with and taste the best wines of the Loire.

Best time to visit: March to November
Duration: 10 to 12 days
Recommended route: Paris, The French Riviera, Loire Valley
Get in touch with: Quantum Travels – Call on +91 98236 74584 or email holidays@quantumtravels.net

Honeymoon in France

Honeymoon in France

9. Italy
You’re spoilt for choice in Italy, Bella!
Make like George Clooney and head for Lake Como, the third largest of all Italian lakes renowned for its Hollywood residents, lakeside Italian Villas, historic gardens, sky blue water, snowy alps and Michelin starred restaurants. Take a seaplane and soak in the views or hike with an expert to the peaks near Menaggio. Or, you can simply veg out like Clooney at a waterfront restaurant enjoying a scoop of gelato with your loved one.

Get chic in Milan via the luxe shops and designer inspirations. When you’ve shopped, you can drop in at one of the gorgeous cafes or check out the world famous cathedral, the Duomo, art by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci or attend an opera at La Scala.

Trip along the Italian Riviera when you visit Cinque Terre, five picturesque seaside villages that are UNESCO world heritage sites. Take delight in the colorful houses, vineyards, harbors full of boats and cliffs overlooking the azure Mediterranean Sea.

Put the voom in the va-va-voom at the heart of the master-car world where Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati have factories and museums. You can also fulfill your dream of driving a super car here!

Venice is a dream – the never-ending canals, the mysterious walkways, the architecture and the people have inspired artists and poets and lovers forever. Visit the Doges Palace, catch some local cuisine with fine red wine or create an exquisite glass memento at the MoranoBorano islands.

Best Time to visit: April-October
No. of days: 11
Recommended route: Milan – Lakme Como (3) – Cinque Terre (3) – Modena (2) – Venice (3)
Get in touch with: Holiday Canvas – Email on info@holidaycanvas.com

Honeymoon in Italy

10. Thailand
Koh Samui (Highlight of the itinerary):
There’s an unparalleled joy to a honeymoon in the most coveted island in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui. The hotels are super luxe, you can pick from ultimate serenity to bustling nightlife, there are spas here that are renowned across the world, Michelin starred restaurants and all hues of entertainment.

Pick adventure and explore the islands of Angthong Marine Park on a traditional junk boat or choose romance with a beachside dinner with dazzling sunset views. Or try your hand at Muay Thai/Kick boxing in Samui, take a few classes or just watch.

Koh Tao: With perfect white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, it is one of the best diving destinations in Thailand. You can snorkel at Shark Bay or go diving to see amazing aquatic life, underwater sculptures or shipwrecks.

Bangkok: A city with history and modern presence, catch a tuktuk and marvel at the gleaming temples, travel across bustling Chinatown or take a long tail boat through floating markets or enjoy shopping/clubbing – Bangkok never ceases to amaze.

Best Time to visit: February – June
No. of days: 8 days
Recommended route: Koh Samui (3) –Koh Tao (2) – Bangkok (2)
Get in touch with: Holiday Canvas – Email on info@holidaycanvas.com

Honeymoon in Thailand

Honeymoon in Thailand

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