Vacations for active explorers
If you’re anything like us, you feel like a kid in a sweetshop when it comes to choosing an active Asia vacation.
Take Vietnam. We’re sure you’ve heard of its famous bays dotted with stunning karst scenery, but did you know you can explore vast caverns filled with underground lakes and towering rock formations? Over in Laos, a day trip from the sweeping golden roofs and colonial shophouses of Luang Prabang and you can swim in ice-blue, multi-level waterfalls in the jungle. From cycling the laid-back, low-lying villages of Cambodia to snorkeling Malaysia’s coral reefs, the hardest part is narrowing Asia’s wanderlust-inducing options.
But in the end, active exploration is about getting closer to the culture and landscape of a destination. So, whether you choose to travel by foot, wheels or water, rest assured we’ve handpicked each place and experience because it does just that: it gets you away from the tourist masses and connected to your surroundings.
Here are some of our favorite active trips, destinations and places across Asia. But let’s narrow it down together; we’d love to hear what you're looking for in an active vacation.
Our top itineraries for active travelers
A selection of itineraries packed with active tours and hands-on experiences
Top destinations for active travel
Our favorite places in Asia to get the blood pumping
Action-packed guided tours and excursions
Our favorite experiences for active explorers