Active adventures in Indochina
Beyond the cacophonous streets of Indochina'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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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.
Follow the mighty Mekong on a journey through the glorious landscapes of Laos, from magical Luang Prabang to the beautiful 4,000 Islands.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
Residence Sisouk (Pakse)
This traditionally influenced property is a great place to stop on your exploration of the Mekong
For some southern Laos colonial charm, Residence Sisouk is a great option. This historic residence has been in the French proprieter's family since the 50s, and here you are welcomed as part of the family. All 16 rooms are individually decorated in different colours, each making use of traditional Lao textiles and with parquet flooring and high ceilings. All are en-suite with flat screen TVs. Throughout the corridors and winding staircases you'll find Laos antiques and photographs of local people. The hotel is in a great location in the centre of Pakse, close to many restaurants and café. From the top-floor restaurant there are great views of the Sedong River as it flows into the Mekong. On the ground floor is a lovely café too, serving wonderful French pastries including freshly-baked croissants, and good sandwiches. Bags of local Lao coffee can also be bought here.
Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel (Preah Vihear)
The Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel in Cheom Ksan District is perfectly located for visiting Preah Vinhear Temple! The hotel blends traditional Cambodian architecture with modern design elements, the rooms are spacious and each has a garden and pool view. The on-site resturanst offers a selection of Cambodian and French dishes.
Forest Floor Lodge (Nam Cat Tien National Park)
Forest Floor Lodge is a thoughtfully designed eco-lodge overlooking the Ben Cu rapids and Monkey Island, a small densely-vegetated island that is home to the Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre. Accommodation is spread out into the surrounding jungle in African safari-lodge style, with some wooden cabins and a small number of luxury safari tents on stilts overlooking the river. A range of excursions into the National Park are offered by the lodge, working in conjunction with the park office located nearby. The central lodge where meals are taken offers a beautiful and relaxing spot to sit overlooking the river and watch the local wildlife.
Ha Giang Homestay (Ha Giang)
Discover the remote valleys and little-visited villages of northern Vietnam as you explore Ha Giang region. Along the way you will stay in various homestays, providing a wonderful opportunity to get beneath the surface of local life in this beautiful minority region. Facilities are clean but very basic; suitable for those willing to rough it a little in search of the most authentic experiences.
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.
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.