6 best places to propose for a unique engagement

February 6, 2024

If you’re looking for an engagement filled with rose petals strewn inside a luxurious hotel with classical music playing in tandem with the sparkle of the Eiffel Tower, this post isn’t for you. While charming, consider instead that our world is dotted with hidden gems that create an adventurous and memorable backdrop that’s unique to you as a couple. And so, we’ve dug deep and rounded up some undeniably romantic places to propose around the world.

1: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

This wondrous waterfall is one of the most photographed features in all of Iceland for its majestic natural beauty. If the weather cooperates, there’s a pathway that stretches all the way around the falls which lets you get right behind them. If it’s rainy or snowy it might be too slippery to get around so double-check the weather beforehand. Fingers crossed for a beautiful day to create a memorable start together for nature lovers.

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Pop the question on: Iceland Northern Lights & Golden Circle

2: Island hopping in Greece

While Greece is no stranger to romance, the islands stand out for their stunning golden hour and crystal blue seas. Picture yourself proposing on a sunset cruise with the white domes of Santorini in the background. Or, for an even more intimate vibe, try lesser-visited Tinos with its rocky outcrop known as the castle or follow the cheese and wine trails to a vineyard in Naxos. All we can say is we opa they say yes!

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Pop the question on: Greece: Walking in the Greek Islands

3: Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan

For a quirky and unforgettable proposal, head to the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano. Surrounded by hot springs and the delightful company of snow monkeys bearing witness, this unconventional setting adds a touch of playfulness to your special moment. And hey, having the Japanese Alps as your backdrop doesn’t hurt either.

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Pop the question on: Back Roads of Japan

4: Cappadocia, Turkey

Known for its stunning rock formations, Cappadocia is the place to ask for their hand while floating on a hot air balloon at sunrise above the fairy chimneys below. Or, head up to the rooftop of your hotel (if that’s an option!) and settle into the most romantic atmosphere with hundreds of balloons floating dreamlike in the sky.

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Pop the question on: Cultural Wonders of Turkey

5: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

We get it. Glowworms aren’t the first thing you think about when setting up your romantic proposal but let us paint the picture. Imagine a peaceful boat ride through 30 million year old caverns and the luminous wonder of glowworms unique to New Zealand sparkling all around. Not only is this idea incredibly offbeat (in a good way!) but it includes years of cultural and natural history everywhere you look. Swooooon!

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Pop the question on: New Zealand: North Island Multisport

6: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Proposing on one of Zanzibar’s stunning beaches surrounded by endless clear blue sky and water is almost too good to be true. Not a beach person? Get down on one knee at an aromatic spice garden tour for a more sensory experience. Want to go the extra mile? Tap into Zanzibari culture with local musicians playing the qanoun (lap harp) or oud (fretless lute) softly in the background as you ask that life-changing question.

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Pop the question on: Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar

Hot tip: If you plan to propose on a G Adventures trip, speak with your CEO first. They can help make special arrangements, recommend romantic or unique spots, and even capture that once-in-a-lifetime moment for you. With so many breathtaking destinations to choose from, we can’t wait to be a part of your ongoing love story!

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