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.
Eco lodges, night safaris, hidden cities and ancient mysteries – this is the ultimate adventurous traveller's introduction to Laos.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
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.
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.
Mayura Hill Resort (Mondulkiri)
With views over the Mondulkiri Highlands, Mayura Hill Resort is made up of traditionally inspired villas.
The small, 14 villa, resort is simple but charming with handmade wooden furniture, hot showers and air conditioning. The resort features a welcoming outdoor pool and a restaurant serving both western and local dishes. Located in Sen Monorom this hotel is a smart choice for visiting the Elephant Valley Project.
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.
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.
Sol Bungalows (Mai Chau)
Use these elegant bungalows as your base for exploring the stunning surrounds of Mai Chau
Sol Bungalows offers visitors a unique stay here in Mai Chau consisting of well appointed low rise semi-detached bungalows overlooking the rice paddies, mountains and impressive herb garden. Each bungalow has a private balcony, en-suite facilities and Air Conditioning. The rooms are simply styled, and are all bright and airy. The Sol Bungalows offers a wonderful spot to base yourself whilst exploring the surrounding area.