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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Recommended Active Holidays Experiences
Active Holidays itineraries
From ancient temples and deserted islands to wildlife spotting in isolated jungles, camp your way through Cambodia in the most luxurious lodges in Asia.
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
Mondulkiri Project Jungle Lodge (Mondulkiri)
For the true adventurer, keen to shake off the tourist crowds and get deep into Cambodia's hinterland, the Mondulkiri Project is the perfect spot. For those staying overnight at the project, the rustic Jungle Lodge provides a simple, comfortable hammock surrounded by the sounds of the jungle to lull you to sleep.
Elephant Valley Project (Mondulkiri)
Experience the beauty of the Cambodian jungle staying overnight at the rustic project lodge.
Accommodation at the project is located on the slopes of the Elephant Valley, affording stunning views over the surrounding forest where many varieties of birds can be seen from eagles to hornbills. Guests accommodation comprises four secluded self-contained jungle bungalows built in the traditional Bunong style. Each bungalow is basic but with comfortable furnishings such as a double bed with mosquito net, tables and a chair, and ensuite including cold water shower and western toilet.
Spring River Resort (Kong Lor Cave)
Spring River Resort is located in the remote village of Ban Tiou, along the Hinboun River, a 20 minute boat journey from Kong Lor Cave. The accommodation consists of Lao style traditional bungalows, each simply furnished, with a balcony complete with chairs overlooking the river. The on-site restaurant beside the river serves up a tasty selection of Lao and western dishes. The beautiful secluded setting with views of the Karts Mountains, forest and the river is sure to make this a memorable stay.
The Beige (Siem Reap)
The Beige offers a truly unique experience; a luxurious tented camp in the heart of the Angkorian jungles.
“Beige” generally refers to bland upholstery and ordinary carpets. The Beige in Siem Reap however, is anything but dull. Located in the lush surrounding jungle of the incredible temples of Angkor, eight luxurious, colonial-style tented guest rooms dot the forest beside a river. A real escape from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap town, here you are in the isolated wilderness, just a stones throw from the ancient ruins.
This is no ordinary camping… the villa-sized tents are all air-conditioned, with private terraces accompanied by indoor-outdoor baths. You will have assistants on hand for everything from rolling up tent panels to drawing baths to arranging excursions and tours. There's a spa tent as well as a yoga platform, and a library, a communal fireplace for lounging and an incredible infinity pool surrounded by dense jungle. And it's all accompanied by organic Khmer cuisine made largely from ingredients produced by the Beige's own farm.
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.
Mai Chau Ecolodge (Mai Chau)
Situated in the heart of the beautiful countryside, this eco lodge is a popular choice for exploring the valleys and villages
Located in the heart of the Mai Chau valley and a gentle walk away from the villages of Lac and Pom Coong, Mai Chau Ecolodge is a refuge in the heart of this area of stunning scenery. Made entirely of natural materials and taking influence from the local style of houses, the lodge is a great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There is no television or any entertainment services, but you wouldn't even notice you were missing it, instead taking time to relax by the pool and explore the surrounding mountains and valleys.