unforgettable experiences6. Wine tasting on horseback South AfricaSouth Africa's Cape Winelands are the ideal place to relax and indulge in fine food and superb wines. For a tasting tour with a twist, we can arrange a horseback ride through the vineyards. As you go, you will stop at famous wineries such as Rickety Bridge 4. Ryokan spa stay Japan A night or two at a traditional ryokan spa is completely unique to Japan. Kimono-clad ladies greet you, ready to transport you into a bygone world where simple rooms and discreet service create a haven of peace. Spend the day exploring or simply unwinding in your private, open-air hot-spring bath. In the evening, indulge your tastebuds with an exquisite, multicourse kaiseki meal in your room.For more information please contact our Japan specialists on 01993 838 210.5. Camping by Mayan temples GuatemalaSet in the heart of a protected jungle reserve, the lost Maya city of Uaxactun has only recently opened up to visitors. A two-day camping excursion here is an enchanting way to experience the temples. Accommodation is in simple yet comfortable tents with camp beds, night lights and purified water on tap. Cold-water showers provide welcome relief from the humidity of the jungle while the howler monkeys swinging in the trees above serve as a fantastic natural alarm clock. In addition to taking a guided tour of these fascinating and little-visited Maya ruins, part of the attraction of staying at Uaxactun is climbing the canopy tower to watch the sun set over the jungle. Another treat is being served a delicious three-course local dinner by candlelight right at the foot of one of Uaxactun's biggest and most impressive temples.7. Swimming with sharks and rays French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia's pristine isles (Bora Bora in particular) offer world-class diving. One of the most exhilarating experiences is to dive amongst rays and sharks - including black-tipped and lemon sharks. Although it's completely safe, swimming with these intimidating creatures really gets the adrenaline going!For more information please contact our South Pacific specialists on 01993 838 800.and Mont Rochelle to sample the vintages and learn about wine-making techniques. The stables here have knowledgeable guides and horses to suit different abilities, so whether you are a novice or experienced rider, this is a great way to spend an afternoon.For more information please call our South Africa specialists on 01993 838 550.AUDLEY TRAVELLER | 19For more information please contact our Guatemala specialists on 01993 838 695.
20 | AUDLEY TRAVELLER | www.audley.co.uk/honeymoons9. White-water rafting to a remote jungle lodge Costa Rica At Costa Rica's Pacuare Lodge, the adventure begins before you even arrive. Getting there involves a scenic white-water raft along the Pacuare River, via tumbling waterfalls and the rainforest-covered Talamanca Mountains.There is a real feeling of seclusion at the lodge. Most rooms come with private terraces and are designed to blend into the natural surroundings - some even have private plunge pools. Accommodation is also eco-friendly and Pacuare conserves 740 acres of rainforest, as well as supporting a number projects that benefit local communities. Evening meals in the candlelit restaurant are a treat as you listen to jungle sounds and the rushing river.In the unlikely event you want to leave the tranquillity of your private terrace, the lodge can arrange canopy zip-lining, a gentle walk through the forest to a waterfall, a more challenging hike to a remote indigenous community or maybe just a relaxing hot-stone massage.For more information please call our Costa Rica specialists on 01993 838 665.10. Private picnic on a sandbank Maldives Private-isle dining is just one of the unique experiences offered by the glorious Baros Maldives resort. You're taken over to a sandbank by boat, where you can enjoy breakfast, a picnic lunch or even an evening meal, where a personal chef and waiter will server you delicious seafood as you watch the sun set.For more information please call our Maldives specialists on 01993 838 310.8. visiting Floating villages cambodia The former guesthouse of King Sihanouk, Amansara is a haven of tranquillity, and perfectly placed for exploring the temples of Angkor. The hotel also offers private cruises on beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, aboard the Amanbara. Discover floating villages and varied wildlife before enjoying a cocktail as the sun sets. For more information please call our Cambodia specialists on 01993 838 160 .We understand how stressful planning a wedding can be, so we're here to take some of that pressure away. Our honeymoon team is a small group of specialists who have knowledge of all the destinations we offer, so can advise you on the best place for your honeymoon if you're undecided. We have a Honeymoon Gift Service too, which allows guests to contribute to your honeymoon, and you can also create a personalised website where you can share details about your wedding day. To speak to our honeymoon team please call 01993 838 015. For more inspiration visit: www.audley.co.uk/honeymoonsHoneymoon team & gift serviceunforgettable experiences