As part of Orient Xplorer’s recent launch of its Honeymoon Tours, the following blog, drawing on first hand experience, provides an insight into the ‘romantic journey’ that you and your partner may one day take and what to expect along the way.
Whilst travelling through far-flung destinations, one often comes across couples. Whether meeting en route or setting off together, travelling with a partner is a revealing experience.
Together you explore hidden lands, climb glorious vistas, laughingly wade through knee high rainwater, or sit united, concerned over a boat capsizing and missing connections. You will have days of walking as far apart as possible but within eyesight, even wishing for a change of company.
Going away for an extended period tests individual and relationship boundaries. Together you will experience trials and tribulations that will measure compatibility, communication, increase mutual understanding and the ability to share. Everything! Space, clothes, thoughts, food, mosquito bites and most importantly, experiences.
Romantic Travel In North Thailand
North Thailand is a wonderful setting for couples. If you are ‘anti-social travellers’/prefer to veer away from typical tourism, to experience the land and each other, trips can be customised to cater to desires for more romatacism.
The province of Chiang Mai, completely different in scenery, activities and atmosphere to the popularised south, has a wide variety of locations ideal for couples in search of romance. A perfect example of this is OX’s Tharn Thong Mountain Lodge tours, a hidden jewel in a valley surrounded by a lush tropical forest complete with a rocky stream filtering down to plantations and villages.
Traveling Northern Thailand with a partner enables the discovery of that which larger groups may find inaccessible. As a couple you can experience the unusual and beautiful, such as a night secluded under the stars or a secret getaway such as OX’s Tree House Hideaway, set in foot hills of the majestic Chiang Dao Mountain (Thailand’s third highest mountain). In this ‘City of the Stars’ you can gaze at tropical jungle and listen to sound of a mountain river, whilst sat on the Tree House’s spacious veranda. Local village tours are also offered as well as jungle trekking to local waterfalls. To soothe your aches and pains you can also treat you and your partner to a traditional Thai herbal sauna, using herbs collected from the local area. A stay here can be uniquely combined with other locations in Chiang Mai for a Honeymoon tour.
Just like in the ‘real world’ there will be disagreements over accommodation and money, as well as who to make friends with, travel routes, activities, even arguments because it is too hot/wet, being ‘templed out’, or mosquitoes being bad bed partners.
Compromise Is Key!
It is important to have the trip and both of your needs discussed and prepared, as well as having a contingency plan. You could arrange independent days and vary activities. Reticence to do something often stems from anxiety, so be brave and experiment! Sensitivity and good humour will help to reassure and encourage – maintaining the choice of opting out. Travelling as a couple aids the expansion of personal and relational boundaries, enabling the realisation of new dreams.
Negativity falls to the wayside when indescribable moments arise such as a just caught sunrise atop a derelict temple, the tranquillity of a midnight swim in a waterfall, the adrenalin rush from white water rafting or zipliningthrough the top of a jungle canopy. Once with little sleep we angrily stumbled into a village at 4am, to wake grouchy to the dawn chorus. With the sunlight pouring through the wooden slats and row suddenly forgotten, we
threw the blinds open to be greeted by the most glorious rice terraces, in a thousand shades of green, made even more special because we shared in its loveliness, making it just for us.
There is nothing like sharing with someone you love!
There is only one way to see if it will work, to gain wonderful memories, try new things and have amazing times, so take the plunge!
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