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5 Hidden Gem Honeymoon Destinations for 2022

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Tanzania, Africa. Photo courtesy of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Instead of following the crowds to conventional honeymoon destinations, take the path less traveled to uncover the pleasures of new and exciting corners of the world with five hidden gems for your honeymoon in 2022.

Your dream honeymoon should fit into your getaway goals, whether it be hiking, sampling new and exciting dishes, lounging by the pool, or discovering the fantastical quality of a preserved historic city.

Whether eager to find a new destination to share as a couple or interested in avoiding the crowds, you can discover treasures for couples who are looking for a little variety in the shared romance of your honeymoon.

1. Norway

Couple watching the northern lights in Norway

Lofoten islands, Norway

Norway may not seem like the obvious choice for a honeymoon destination but the country has an undiscovered romance that stretches from the pristine fjords to the dancing colors of the northern lights. With a population of approximately 5.3 million people, it’s easy to find seclusion and feel the romance of the remote wilderness. Cruise along the wonders of romantic waters, dog sled through the mountains, and witness the spectacle of whales breaching the open waters. Your experience is perfectly tailored to your preferences as you trek across a glacial surface or enjoy a luxurious boat ride beneath the night sky as you find the Aurora Borealis.

Learn more: Norway Tours & Vacations | Honeymoon Guide

2. Turkey

Couple watching the hot air balloons lift off in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey has the alluring culture, natural beauty, and enticing beaches for which the Mediterranean is known but often without the crowds of honeymooners known for visiting Italy or the Greek islands. Turkey is a true paradise for romance that can take you into the heart of an imperial capital in Istanbul or immersed in a natural spa at Hierapolis. From a vision of surreal wonder during a hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia to the golden sands of Antalya, Turkey can satisfy the hopes and tastes for the most diverse and distinctive honeymooning couple.

Learn more: Turkey Honeymoon Packages | Turkey Sample Tours

3. Ireland

Couple enjoying a carriage ride at the Muckross House in Killarney, Ireland

Killarney, Ireland

Ireland is a myth of romance breathed into life with quiet corners and secluded vistas, luxurious castles, and surprising excursions. The beauty of Ireland can immerse you in a cozy adventure or an exciting discovery as you visit charming seaside towns or listen to the ancient legends shared by a fire in a bustling local pub. Colorful, eclectic, historic, and welcoming, Ireland can take you from the Cliffs of Moher to a remote horseback riding trail, an abandoned abbey to a breathtaking sunset. Full of surprises and delights, Ireland is a timeless destination for a perfect honeymoon experience.

Learn more: Ireland Honeymoon Packages | Top 8 Things to Do in Ireland

4. Tanzania

Birds eye view of couple walking on the beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tanzania captivates visitors from around the world with promises of elephants marching along the endless plains or visions of lions sunbathing on an open rock but beyond the safari, Tanzania is a destination that can offer a secluded romance in complete luxury. Bask in the panoramic views of the wilderness and embrace the surprising pearlescent sands of Zanzibar to blend a tropical beach paradise with a gold standard of safari experiences. Tanzania can place nature on an epic scale and demonstrate how romance can match the surrounding wonder.

Learn more: Tanzania Honeymoon Packages | How to Plan Your Trip Budget in 3 Steps

5. Chile

Couple in Atacama Desert, Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

Chile is a wonderland for romance and passion, a destination that can satiate the desire for any kind of honeymoon experience. Trek beneath the open sky of the Atacama Desert to witness the unfettered starlight. Sample celebrated wines and visit hidden vineyards in the distinctive wine countries. Enjoy the coastal urban lifestyle of Valparaiso or venture into the remote wilderness of Patagonia to embrace the untouched landscape. From horseback riding in the Lakes Region to discovering the High Andes, Chile has more than what you ever dreamed your honeymoon could be.

Learn more: Luxury Chile Tours | Chile Travel Guide

Ready to Plan Your Honeymoon?

Travertine Thermal Pools in Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey

Which one of these honeymoon destinations excites you the most? Whether looking for a romantic tropical escape or a couple’s adventure on which you can build a life together, the right honeymoon destination will fit your goals, preferences, and needs. For more honeymoon inspiration to locations around the world, you can explore our luxury honeymoon vacations. For more helpful tips and insights, you can visit Zicasso’s How to Plan a Honeymoon in 5 Easy Steps. Ready to plan your honeymoon? Chat with a honeymoon travel expert by filling out a Trip Request or by calling us at 1-888-265-9707.

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