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15 Awesome Adventure Getaways For Couples

As a couple in the contemporary world, you barely get to spend any time with each other exclusively, which leads to monotony, miscommunication, and a horde of other problems. But you are meant to enjoy your relationship, so find ways to unwind with each other, and replenish your stock of memories with brand new ones.

Consider getting away for an adventure. When you go on an adventure trip with your better half, you get to spend time with each other in the most productive and exciting way possible, which is sure to be a welcome break from the mundane existence of city life and responsibilities.

Here are 15 adventure vacation ideas for couples who want to relive life on the edge.

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1. Mountain climbing in the Andes

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Machu Picchu, Peru

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The Andes Mountains line the Western coast of South America. They have some of the most famous peaks in the world, including the Machu Picchu, home to the famous ancient Incan ruins. Not only do you get to experience mountain and rock climbing in the most exciting of sloped locations, but you can also go kayaking and canoeing through the many rivers that flow throughmo the area. Not only is it a wonderful adventure trip, but also a cultural immersion into the lives of the natives.

2. Riding through Yellowstone, USA


A hot spring in Yellowstone

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Whether you want to go trekking, biking, or riding, Yellowstone in the United States is one of the more popular getaways for couples. Yellowstone is the perfect place to experience the country’s Western culture, and you can also get to spend time with each other in the lush, green mountains. Needless to say, you can take a wonderfully exciting horse-riding trip into the mountains of Absaroka.

3. Zip lining through Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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Adventure does not always have to be restricted to mountain climbing and other dangerous sporting activities. Adventure can be found even when you spend time in the rural countryside of places like Costa Rica, which is one of the more unconventional vacation ideas. Go zip lining through the lush green forests, and even hike across a volcanic mountain, where the adrenaline rush you will experience with your partner is unparalleled.

4. Riding through safaris in Jordan

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Petra, Jordan

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If you are fonder of safari environments, rather than climbing and hiking through rough terrain, then make your way to Jordan, a remarkably hospitable country in the Middle East. You can book a safari to the Petra, one of the most stunning man-made marvels in existence, carved into a mountain. You can also visit the Dead Sea and engage in other adventurous sports in the desert.

5. River rafting in Colorado

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River rafting in Colorado river

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If you are searching for fun weekend getaways for couples, then it doesn’t get better than the Colorado River, which is just the right amount of rugged for you to have fun in the day, and then dine and cuddle on its banks at night. Because it is such a popular travel destination, you will have no trouble finding activities to do, and one of the most popular adventure sports is, of course, river rafting. After you have battled your way through the river, you can recline on the banks under a million stars and have the time of your life, whether it is a weekend or several weeks.

6. Animal watching in Mexico

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Whale watching in Mexico

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Watching some of the most majestic creatures on earth from just a few feet away is perhaps one of the most adrenaline-boosting experiences you can possibly have. To be able to share that experience with your better half makes it all the more special. Just off the coast of Mexico, there are tours off-shore to watch Californian grey whales come up for air in close proximity, sea turtles, and other exotic sea animals.

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7. Sailing through the Grand Canyon

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Horse-shoe bend, Grand Canyon

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No matter how popular and conventional a holiday spot it can be, the Grand Canyon will never cease to be a holiday favorite for adventure enthusiasts and not-so-adventurous amateurs. It is truly one of nature’s miracles, and is a wonderful location when it comes to getaways for couples. You can get a motorized or even a non-motorized boat trip through the Canyon, with the brown mountains rising on either side of you. Either way, it is going to be an experience you are not likely to forget anytime soon.

8. Traveling the traditional way through Mongolia

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Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia

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Mongolia is one of the most beautiful countries in central-eastern Asia. However, it is less known that there is ample scope for adventure and romantic activities when you are in this land-locked country. The Western side of the country has plenty of mountains that you can trek through, and there is also the breathtaking Lake Hovsgol, where tourists are allowed to sail. And not only can you enjoy horse rides in the Gobi desert, but camel rides as well.

9. Cruising around the Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is one of the most picturesque and scenic places you can vacation with your better half. The archipelago consists of several islands, each of which can be explored in a different way – you can either trek through the terrain, or use a catamaran to navigate your way through the easy rivers and lakes. The cuisine is exotic and will be nothing like you have ever tasted before. This is likely to be an adventure trip you two are never likely to forget.

10. Coming up close with safari animals in Africa

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African Safari

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An adventure trip list is incomplete without the inclusion of an African safari, especially in East Africa. While finding yourself in one of the best preserved wildlife ecosystems in the world, you can come into close contact with some of the most majestic creatures that exist today. Watch hordes of zebras and ostriches and even a lion or two right outside your hotel room. Experiences like this come once in a lifetime.

11. Experiencing a cultural joyride in India


Beautiful architecture, India

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India is one of the most diverse countries in the world, where each state is different from the rest in terms of culture, language, cuisine, and more. There are several spiritual and holy places you can travel to, mountains you can climb, rivers you can sail through, and cuisines you can try. In fact, navigating through the roads and finding your end destination is an adventure in itself, and certainly an experience you would want to share with your significant other.

12. Motorcycling through Vietnam


Fishing in Vietnam

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There is nothing like a nice road trip. When you are in Vietnam, you can hire a motorbike and take a wonderfully fulfilling road trip from Hanoi to Saigon, otherwise known as the famous Ho Chi Minh Trail. Not only do you get to see the splendid views and natural beauty of Vietnam, but you can also witness the history and local culture up close.

13. Camping in Tibet


A beautiful lake in Tibet

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If you are looking for low budget getaways for couples without compromising on your adrenaline quota, then Tibet, which lies to the Northeast of the Indian subcontinent, is your best bet. This is bound to be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, because you get to stay at a base camp at the foot of the tallest mountain on earth, Mount Everest. You might even get to climb some part of it, if you are determined to make the most of your trip together.

14. Trekking through the Amazon forests

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Amazon Rainforest

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One of the most exciting and adventurous parts of the world is the Amazonian forests in South America. With winding rivers, deep forests, and a wildlife scene that is bound to leave you speechless, this is the ultimate destination for couples looking for a fabulous adventure trip that they might want to take together. In fact, you may even get to see animals such as tigers and panthers, and parakeets in all imaginable colors in very close proximity.

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15. Hiking in Hawaii and Maui


Waterfall in Hawaii

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Hawaii and Maui are sister islands with a string of volcanoes you can hike through. Rest assured, climbing on a volcano mountain is going to be one of the most thrilling experiences of your life. You can even go kayaking in the waters of the islands, check out the blowholes, snorkel in the coral-rich waters, and check out the forests and national parks chock-full of local flora and fauna.

There are endless options when it comes to adventure vacation ideas for couples. In fact, an adventure is what you make of it, and as a result, any place you visit can become an adventure in itself. The main aim is to ensure that you take time out to enjoy each other’s company, and reconnect on a level that you had never experienced before. Take your spouse on an adventurous joyride and make the most of the vacation that neither of you are going to forget.

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15 Getaways For Couples Who Love Adventure
There's no better way to get your adrenaline pumping than to take an adventure getaway with your partner. Here're 15 getaways for couples who love adventure.
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.