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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Active Holidays itineraries
Take the family on a Laos adventure they will never forget. Bath with elephants, kayak through limestone karsts, fly through the jungle on zip wires, and cycle the hidden 4000 Islands.
A grand journey taking in the both the famous and little-known highlights of this fabulously diverse country.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
Mandala Ou Resort (Nong Khiaw)
Mandala Ou is a serene resort, situated high on the banks of the scenic and tranquil Nam Ou River.
This new premier bungalow resort in Nong Khiaw offers spectacular sunset views over the virgin rainforest and karst limestone mountains. The spacious and comfortable detached bungalows mix traditional Lao style with all the modern conveniences; king sized bedding, a large modern bathroom, a private balcony and modern amenities. You can relax in the infinity pool overlooking the river, enjoy sunset drinks from the poolside bar and savour Lao, Thai and Western cuisine in the on-site restaurant. There is also a quiet, covered Yoga Sala directly on the river; Yoga mats, blocks and straps are available for rent.
Kamu Lodge (Luang Prabang)
The Kamu Lodge is an authentic eco-lodge on the banks of the Mekong, just three hours upstream from Luang Prabang. Based on the philosophy that contact with nature is essential to relieving stress, the lodge offers a range of activities interacting with, and learning from local people about traditional farming and fishing methods.
Chantha House (Kong Lor Cave)
A good accommodation option in this remote region of central Laos, the Chantha House provides a clean and comfortable base from which to explore the dramatic caves at Kong Lor.
Tam Coc Garden Resort (Ninh Binh)
Surrounded by paddy fields and lush greenery Tam Coc Garden Resort is a little countryside haven.
The 16 rooms have thatched roofs and tiled floors, each with its own private terrace and freestanding bath tub. The in-house restaurant offers tasty cuisine and the outdoor pool and friendly staff will make your stay a relaxing one. The resort has bikes for hire and makes the prefect base for exploring the near by Tam Coc and Trang An UNESCO World heritage sites.
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge (Sapa)
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge situated 35km from Sapa town in a traditional minority village, an excellent location to really enjoy the stunning scenery. The lodge is built and owned by a Red Dao minority family and although basic with shared bathroom facilities the traditional wooden building offers a comfortable and welcoming stay. Facilities include a restaurant with a large veranda overlooking the river and a newly opened spa specializing in the traditional Red Dao herbal bath.
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.