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
From ancient temples and deserted islands to wildlife spotting in isolated jungles, camp your way through Cambodia in the most luxurious lodges in Asia.
This itinerary is the perfect mix of both rural and urban adventure for those seeking an active, exciting introduction to Vietnam.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
Rajabori Villas (Kratie)
Rajabori Villas is a beautiful eco-resort on the northern tip of Koh Trong Island just 5 minutes by local ferry from Kratie. The resort is set amongst spacious tropical gardens with a huge swimming pool in the middle. Guest rooms are in large wooden villas on stilts with shuttered windows and an outdoor terrace. Inside furniture is simple Khmer style with dark wood beds, wardrobes and desks. As an eco-resort there is no air-conditioning but all the rooms are equipped with fans. The main building has a great bar and restaurant overlooking the pool and the friendly and informative staff are on hand to offer sightseeing advice.
Thavonsouk (Vang Vieng)
The Thavonsouk is the best value hotel in Vang Vieng made up of a row of pretty white bungalows. Although an old hotel, it is spotlessly clean with immaculate gardens. The location is perfect; right on the banks of the Mekong River with to-die-for views of Vang Vieng's spectacular karst mountains. Rooms are simple but have everything you need with decent beds, TVs, air conditioning and en-suite shower rooms. There is a restaurant attached to the hotel, although it's also just a short walk to the many bars and restaurants in town.
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.
Nong Khiaw Riverside Resort (Nong Khiaw)
The settlement of Nong Khiaw is blessed with some of the most attractive natural scenery in Northern Laos. Nong Khiaw Riverside Resort overlooks the vertical limestone mountains and stretches along the river, surrounded by forest and mountains. All 15 private bungalows have big balconies that provide a glorious setting from which to enjoy the view of the river and mountains. Due to limited electricity supply there is no air conditioning, but all rooms have fridge, safety box, electric kettles, free tea and coffee and beds are covered with mosquito nets.
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.