For the adventurous couple, five days lounging on the beach with a spicy margarita in one hand and a fish taco in the other isn’t… enough. Thrill seekers, soul searchers, and yogi students alike crave a little more je ne sais quoi in their vacations. Introducing… our pick of the best five adventurous couples vacations to spice up your world travel, together.
Drop Everything—Go Travel!
Do you ever get the urge to just drop everything, book a month away in a distant country, and find yourself among the chaos? It’s a totally normal urge—the modern world is so demanding, and it is easy to lose your self-purpose amidst the monotony of the day-to-day.
But before you cut off ties with everyone you know and Eat, Pray, Love it up, consider bringing your loved ones along with you.
Couples that travel together, not only stay together but communicate better together. All those sessions talking about where to go, hours sitting on planes, and dining together (without phones!) not only bond you, but help you navigate conflict.
Traveling together also builds your bank of happy memories that you can pull from when you’re going through the inevitable hard conversations. So, yes, you can still “find yourself” while traveling with your best friend and life partner. And you’ll likely find something else while you’re out there—each other. Awwwww.
Without further ado, we have put together a list of the best adventurous couples vacations to put on your relationship bucket list and to bring your relationship to the next level.
Five Adventurous Couples Vacations
For The Wildlife Photographers
When we say “adventure”, you say “elephants”. Our 10-night, 9-day yoga adventure in Kenya is couples-friendly to the max! Think of all the romantic adventure and mystique that a destination like Kenya has compounded with treehouse rooms, drives on private conservations (i.e., amazing photos without a million other drive vehicles around!), and dinners under incredibly star-packed skies. There’s nothing like the sound of elephant herds talking to each other in the distance while ensconced in a lux room to bring mutual “I can’t believe this” grins to your faces and the photos to remember them by.
Test your wildlife photography skills (with your smartphone!) as you get so so soooo close to lions (and cubs if you’re really lucky), zebras, giraffes (reticulated and Maasai species), and, of course, the ellies chilling out in their natural habitats.
For The Mystical Couple
If you have bonded over a shared appreciation for the spirituality of different cultures, this 10-day, 9-night yoga adventure in Bhutan is for you. You’ll travel to sacred temples and stay at a monastery, where you’ll engage in a game of footy with the Buddhist monks before sundown (yes, really).
Explore the bustle of Thimphu, raft by the Punakha Dzong (the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures!), and explore sacred mountains and ancient villages.
For The Adrenaline Hunters
Grab your wetsuit, water-resistant sunscreen, and SUP board (okay, no, you don’t have to pack this one with you), and dive into the yoga adventure of your life. This 8-day, 7-night Patagonia yoga adventure with The Travel Yogi will help scratch your white water rafting on the Futaleufú itch (if that’s something you’ve ever wanted to do).
Explore canyons, rivers, crystal-clear lake swimming, the gorgeous hidden valley, and the jaw-dropping beauty of the Lago Obsession. See stunning fjords and star-filled night skies, and taste Chilean Asado (roasted sheep) for the first time (an adventure’s gotta have some risk after all!).
For The Hopeless Romantics
Just because you crave adventure, doesn’t mean you have to chuck romance! You can have your cake and eat it too in Croatia. One of the most romantic adventurous couples vacations out there is the unique and gorgeous country on the sparkling Adriatic. In this 8-day, 7-night yoga adventure in Croatia, you can experience coastal paradise in each other’s arms. Think hiking through rolling lavender fields on your way to dinner in a deserted historic village and giggling over silly Croatian phrases you practice with local native speakers. There’s nothing more romantic and delicious than local wine and oysters enjoyed on a boat with a local, salty captain who shucks them fresh for you.
And, this is still an adventure! Expect invigorating hikes to emerald pools in Krka National Park, strolling anciently amazing towns and villages (cobblestone streets…what’s more romantic than that?), and feasting happily with locals. Romance for the here and now and as memories for the years to come…. awwww.
For The Snorkel Maniacs
If there’s nothing more thrilling to you two than seeing the flash of bright scales from a fish twelve inches from your face, you and your beau want to go to Fiji. This 8-day, 7-night Fiji yoga adventure will bring you the endless sprawl of islands (Fiji has over 300!) and the chance to explore breathtaking coral gardens–all with a local marine biologist guiding the way.
Experience a waterfall and plunge adventure, plant mangrove seedlings, kayak in the Savusavu Bay, and enjoy the unlimited ocean (or pool!) swim time with your favorite person.
The Original Yoga Adventure Travel Company
Here at The Travel Yogi, it’s our dream come true to provide carefully crafted adventures of a lifetime for you, your significant other, (heck, your whole family!), and anyone with a love of a little challenge, a ton of wellness, and a heck of a lot of fun.
To explore more bucket-list-worthy travel destinations, check out our offerings. Our trips are culturally immersive and yoga intensive. You’ll return home feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for the next. See you out there soon!