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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A grand journey taking in the both the famous and little-known highlights of this fabulously diverse country.
Eco lodges, night safaris, hidden cities and ancient mysteries – this is the ultimate adventurous traveller's introduction to Laos.
Active Holidays accommodation across Indochina
Banteay Chhmar Homestay (Banteay Chhmar)
The Homestay programme at Banteay Chhmar is organised with support of the Global Heritage Fund (GHF). The GHF are working to create a model setup of community involvement and support, to enable travelers to make a positive impact on the local community. The homestay enables visitors to have an authentic Khmer experience and helps provide additional income for the families, as well as improve their standing in the community. The rooms are distributed amoungst the traditional Khmer houses in the village; the facilities are fairly basic as you will be staying with a welcoming host family in their home. You will have a private room with mosquito nets, western style bathroom (shared) 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.
Mandala Ou Resort (Nong Khiaw)
Mandala Ou is a serene resort, situated high on the banks of the scenic and tranquil Nam Ou River.
This new premier bungalow resort in Nong Khiaw offers spectacular sunset views over the virgin rainforest and karst limestone mountains. The spacious and comfortable detached bungalows mix traditional Lao style with all the modern conveniences; king sized bedding, a large modern bathroom, a private balcony and modern amenities. You can relax in the infinity pool overlooking the river, enjoy sunset drinks from the poolside bar and savour Lao, Thai and Western cuisine in the on-site restaurant. There is also a quiet, covered Yoga Sala directly on the river; Yoga mats, blocks and straps are available for rent.
Du Parc Hotel Dalat (Dalat)
The historic Du Parc, built in 1932, was one of Dalat'sfirst and grandest hotels. Perfectly situated on the hill above the heart of the town, and just five minutes walk from the Central Market, this is a popular base for visitors to Dalat. The impressive lobby is filled with period features and French decor, and oozes charm and character. The rooms themselves are simple, unfussy and well kept. The temperature in Dalat is far milder that in other parts of Vietnam, so there is a ceiling fan in each room without the need for air conditioning. Breakfast is served over the road in an attractive French colonial restaurant. The breakfast offers a selection of traditional Vietnamese options aswell as authentic and extremely tasty French pastries.
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.
Topas Eco Lodge (Sapa)
A beautiful set of eco-friendly bungalows.
Situated on a hill top 45 minutes outside of Sapa, Topas Eco Lodge is an excellent location to really enjoy the stunning scenery. Outside of town, it is in a quiet area that really aids you in accessing some of the more remote parts of the region.