may arguably be the best part of the wedding, and if you plan it right, one of the best trips of your life. The best part about honeymoon planning is that you often have a blank slate — if it’s in your budget, anyplace can be an option. While honeymoons often include trips to the islands or a cruise
, you may want to consider a less common option: South America. Our American counterpart just south of the equator (and only an hour or so south of Mexico) has some of the most beautiful scenery honeymoon destinations have to offer. Two great options to check out are Brazil and Argentina. Brazil
When you think of Brazil, two things that often come to mind are Carnivale and of course, for most grooms, the Brazilian bikini wax. But beyond that, Brazil also has some of the most incredible beaches in the world. It’s also home to 30 percent of the world’s remaining forests, so there are many options if you want to explore all of its natural wildlife. Generally, the biggest festival months in Brazil are between December and February, so it’s a great place to visit after a winter wedding to escape the cold weather that’s descended upon much of the United States. One caveat is that it can be very hot and humid, so make sure you and your fiancée are interested in an exotic, yet very warm honeymoon.
If warm weather isn’t a problem, there some great activities can be found around Rio, Brazil’s major and most accessible city from the U. S., including hang gliding, hiking, canoeing and surfing. The dollar currently goes a long way in South America, so you can plan on spending anywhere from $50 to $200 a night, depending on the accommodations.
This great country offers different types of honeymoons to meet almost everyone’s needs. For wine aficionados, Argentina offers a beautiful wine country nestled in the foothills of the Andes, which is commonly referred to as the most beautiful mountain range in the entire world. Near the city of Mendoza, some of the world’s best red wines come from Malbec, Argentina’s variety of the red grape. Other activities around this city include hiking, rafting and skiing in the resort of Las Lenas. If you love to dance, Argentina is known for the tango. Most resorts in this country offer beginner's lessons as well as advanced tango sessions.
And if you’re looking for a bit of adventure, try a cruise from Argentina. This is no ordinary cruise, as its destination is the Antarctic. Be one of the few people to actually set foot on the rarely seen continent of Antarctica. The views and wildlife seen on this cruise are said to be unbeatable on any other place on earth. TMR Recommendation:
Your honeymoon should be an adventure you’ll talk about for years to come, and South America is a great option to consider. Whether you’re looking for beautiful beaches, great wine or an incredible cruise, South America has it all. Just remember to thoroughly research the companies that specialize in South American (or any other) tours and trips before booking your dream vacation. You won’t be disappointed.