Active adventures in Indochina
Beyond the cacophonous streets of Indochina'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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Take in the most incredible scenic vistas of Vietnam and Laos as you trek through the rolling hills, mountains and countryside villages.
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
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.
Moon Garden Homestay (Hanoi)
Moon Garden offers a unique proposition: a rural eco-retreat one hour west of Hanoi city, providing visitors an opportunity to engage in local Vietnamese activities, from farming to fishing to cooking
The property sits on a low hillside overlooking an attractive landscape of ponds and rice paddies, and is situated within easy cycling distance of Duong Lam ancient village, one of the finest preserved traditional Viet villages in the country. Accommodation is unique, comfortable and tastefully designed from reconstructed traditional homes, complete with antique furniture and decoration from around the region. For those not interested in joining in the daily activity schedule the rural setting is perfect for relaxation, aided by the herbal footbaths provided as part of the package.
Jungle Hotel Paksong (Pakse)
In the jungle of southern Laos you can spend the night in an adult sized fully functioning tree house!
Deep in the heart of Dong Hua Sao National Park you will find the Jungle Hotel Paksong. The accommodation consists of tree top house, these are single-room open sided huts. Built into the trees 10 meters off the ground the huts are only accessible by a short zip line from a nearby platform! Made wholly from local wood, grass and bamboo in a traditional style, the houses have beds, a table and chairs and mosquito nets. Electricity is powered by waterfall-powered turbines and there is a restaurant on ground level with the use of hot showers alongside serving up delicious local dishes and barbecues.
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.
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.
Tam Coc Garden Resort (Ninh Binh)
Surrounded by paddy fields and lush greenery Tam Coc Garden Resort is a little countryside haven.
The 16 rooms have thatched roofs and tiled floors, each with its own private terrace and freestanding bath tub. The in-house restaurant offers tasty cuisine and the outdoor pool and friendly staff will make your stay a relaxing one. The resort has bikes for hire and makes the prefect base for exploring the near by Tam Coc and Trang An UNESCO World heritage sites.