Try These Candlelit Adventures Around the World
Lighting can change the mood instantly, whether it adds a level of romance, terror, or something even more special. Turns out, there are a number of unique experiences around the world centered around candlelight, from Guatemalan cave tours to secret speakeasy parties. Though completely distinct in their own ways, each activity has darkness in common that makes them worth adding to your bucket list. Check out seven examples around the world ahead!
Yurt Candle Dinner (McCall, Idaho)
The Blue Moon Yurt is a Winter culinary adventure experience. Guests cross-country ski and snowshoe through a trail at Ponderosa State Park lined with glowing tiki torches and enjoy a cozy gourmet meal in a yurt. The only sources of light during dinner are candlelight and lanterns.
Flooded Cave Candle Tour (Semuc Champey, Guatemala)
Walk through the dark Kan'Ba Caves at Semuc Champey, a system of limestone bridges and caves flooded by turquoise waters from the Cabahón River. On this guided tour, walk through the dark formations and even swim across pools with just a candle held above the water. There's even a part when everyone is asked to blow out their candles to hear the bats in total darkness.
Candlelit Pop-Up Speakeasy (London, UK)
Party like it's the Roaring '20s for a night at this secret pop-up in London. The Candlelight Club is a hosted cocktail party at a speakeasy completely lit by candles. The location isn't revealed until the night of to maintain secrecy, and dress code requires flapper dresses and decade-themed evening wear.
Candlelit Yoga Flow (San Francisco, California)
Enter a dark room lined with yoga mats and candles and move and breathe to the beat of the music. Ritual Hot Yoga offers unique candlelit sessions that feature hard-bumping playlists to flow to. It's fast paced and uninterrupted, making it unlike traditional classes. Though artificial candles are used for safety purposes, the ambiance isn't any less relaxing.
Candlelight Cave Tour (Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota)
Explore the darkest parts of Wind Cave with only candle buckets to guide you. The two-hour tour requires walking through narrow and low tunnels and sometimes slippery and uneven paths. Keep in mind that it's only offered during the Summer months.
Candlelit Graveyard Tour (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Enjoy one of the most popular historical tours in Nova Scotia, led by an internationally acclaimed heritage interpreter. Learn the meanings behind the art you see on tombstones all while being surrounded by stunning landscapes. Available during the Summer months, this graveyard tour is an eerie but educational experience.
Candlelit Ski Run (Wisconsin)
Thousands of visitors flock to the snowy slopes of Wisconsin for the annual candlelight ski run and hike in January and February. Families go down trails illuminated by candles come night. If you're in the area, be sure to check that the park you're planning to visit is still participating in the fun.