Active adventures in Southeast Asia
Beyond the cacophonous streets of Southeast Asia's thriving cities lies a region of towering, jungle-clad mountains that conceal cathedral-like caverns; human-sculpted landscapes of dramatic rice terraces; vast lakes, great rivers, paradise islands and hidden coves. If you love the outdoors, you'll be smitten by the myriad landscapes that await you in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Don your walking boots and head out for jungle treks in Nam Cat Tien National Park or into the beautiful mountains of northern Vietnam. Stay in homestays with the local minority people as you explore the spectacular terraced mountains of Sapa. Jump on your bike to escape the crowds and discover the hidden corners that most visitors never see. Plunge beneath the waves and discover an underwater wonderland at Nha Trang or remote Con Dao.
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From ancient temples and deserted islands to wildlife spotting in isolated jungles, camp your way through Cambodia in the most luxurious lodges in Asia.
A grand journey taking in the both the famous and little-known highlights of this fabulously diverse country.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
Sayaboury Elephant Conservation Center (Sayaboury)
Welcome to Sayaboury Elephant Camp! At the camp you will be staying in a bungalow which is a simple traditional stilt bamboo huts fit with a comfortable double bed and a mosquito net. The bungalow has a private balcony with a view on the Nam Tien lake. Please note there is no air conditioning or a fan, but the lake provides a cool breeze. The bathroom is separate and shared with other guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included at the elephant camp, served in the open-sided restaurant building. The meals are superb and feature locally grown, fresh ingredients.
Hang Village Homestay (Pu Luong)
Stay overnight with in a charming homestay in the verdant valleys of Pu Luong.
Located in the quaint and rural Hang Village, the homestay enables visitors to have an authentic Vietnamese experience and helps provide additional income for the families, as well as improve their standing in the community. Note the facilities are fairly basic but the host family and beautiful surrounds more than make up for it. You will have a private room with mosquito nets, simple shared western style bathroom and hammocks on the terrace to relax in. Your hosts may not speak a great deal of English but are eager to communicate with the help of books and hand gestures.
Luang Say Lodge (Pakbeng)
At the midway point between Luang Prabang and the Thai border you will break your journey at the beautiful Luang Say Lodge, located on the banks of the river in the small village of Pakbeng. Set against a backdrop of mountainous jungle. the property's large pavilions of solid teak and rosewood all have beautiful vistas looking out over the Mekong River. The traditional Laotian architecture provides accommodation of comfort and character, each bedroom equipped with high ceiling mosquito nets, electric fans and a large private bathroom with hot shower and western style toilet.
Du Parc Hotel Dalat (Dalat)
The historic Du Parc, built in 1932, was one of Dalat'sfirst and grandest hotels. Perfectly situated on the hill above the heart of the town, and just five minutes walk from the Central Market, this is a popular base for visitors to Dalat. The impressive lobby is filled with period features and French decor, and oozes charm and character. The rooms themselves are simple, unfussy and well kept. The temperature in Dalat is far milder that in other parts of Vietnam, so there is a ceiling fan in each room without the need for air conditioning. Breakfast is served over the road in an attractive French colonial restaurant. The breakfast offers a selection of traditional Vietnamese options aswell as authentic and extremely tasty French pastries.
Victoria Express (Hanoi)
The finest of the many sleeper train options plying the overnight route between Hanoi and Lao Cai is the Victoria Express, owned and operated by the Victoria Hotel group, whose property in Sapa will be the destination of most of the passengers onboard. On most evenings the Victoria Express comprises of two carriages of comfortable passenger cabins, with a restaurant car accompanying Hanoi departures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each carriage is comprised of six four-berth compartments, attractively decorated in wood and brass, and one two-berth deluxe cabin. Washing and toilet facilities are located at both ends of each carriage, but as with all trains on this route ensuite facilities are not available.