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
Follow the mighty Mekong on a journey through the glorious landscapes of Laos, from magical Luang Prabang to the beautiful 4,000 Islands.
This two week Cambodia holiday will take you to little visited wildlife sanctuaries on the search for some of Cambodia's most endangered species.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
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.
Mango Home Riverside (Mekong Delta)
Relax in the Delta as you take advantage of the fantastic tours this homestay style accommodation has on offer
Located on the banks of a broad tributary of the Mekong River, in the heart of the Delta, is the delightful and secluded Mango Home Riverside. Facilities are simple but comfortable, and the resort is rightly renowned for the fresh and delicious local fare they produce for their guests. There is a new outdoor pool and excursions by bike, sampan and on foot are on offer from the resort, making this a fantastic base from which to explore the rich and fascinating local life in the Mekong Delta.
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.
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.
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.
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.