Adventure seekers are always looking for something new to explore and new experiences. Traveling is a way adventure seekers satisfy their need for new adventures. Taking a trip out of the country is the ideal vacation for those who enjoy exciting activities and the outdoors with the right travel accessories. There are destinations all around the world that are great for finding new adventures but Southeast Asia is home to some of the most unique cultural destinations that include everything from cuisine to nature attributions.
If you want to visit exotic rainforest and experience Asian cultures, taking a trip to the southeastern part of the continent may be a great option for you. Whether you want to backpack, stick to a budget, or indulge in a sophisticated or romantic getaway, here is a list of some of the best destinations to visit for new adventures.
The Philippines is a great destination for those who are looking to explore unusual nature in Southeast Asia. Though this destination is suitable for those who want to indulge in quality food and culture it is great for those who want to explore the wonders of the forest and its inhabitants. If you take a trip to Bohol you will witness some of the most astonishing places. The city is known for its coral reefs and abnormal hills and other geographical formations.
There are many adventures you can go on while in the Philippines, from kayaking to bamboo bridges and ziplining. You can even plunge into the dark waters of Hinagdanan Cave in Bohol or jump off cliffs and go deep end swimming. Bohol is also home to the Chocolate Hills that attracts tourists alone. Take a dip in the lagoons of Coron or get some retail therapy at the local shops in Clark.
This destination is an underrated place for adventurous travel as it is widely known for its one of a kind rainforests and big cities. If you want to take a trip solely based on nature activities and wildlife exploration, you should consider visiting Borneo, Malaysia. Borneo is home to the Danum Valley Rainforest that includes many interesting and unusual creatures and plant life. You can plan your stay at the first official eco-tourist resort in Southeast Asia at the Borneo Rainforest Lodge where you will be surrounded by the rainforest and its inhabitants.
Visit conservation camps where they keep endangered animals and learn about the Sun Bears and Orangutans at their designated sanctuaries. Take tours or hike through the rainforest or participate in the available outdoor activities to incorporate adventure to your vacation.
If you don’t necessarily want to spend your whole trip in nature, take time to visit one of Malaysia’s popular cities. Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s capital and is known for its tin towers that once lead the world as the tallest ever built. They have now been overpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Do your shopping and dining in this city for authentic Malaysian city life experience. You can even take the time to visit the city of Penang where you will get first-hand insight into its significant history.
Indonesia is known for having such beautiful landscapes and nature. Many people aspire to take their vacation to Bali, Indonesia, as it has been popularized as more and more tourists, are beginning to visit for its romantic features. Bali is perhaps one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia for tourists.
Indonesia is actually made up of many islands that all have their own attributes for tourists. Visit Komodo, Indonesia to get a Jurassic Park vibe for an affordable price. If you are infatuated with reptiles like the Komodo dragon, visiting this island may be an ideal adventurous vacation. Visit the Komodo National park and see other unique creatures and wildlife on this island, like:
- Timor rusa deer
- Water buffalos
- Wild boars
- Crab-eating macaque
- Asian palm civet
If you desire a more relaxing tropical ambiance, visit the Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok to get away from the busy city life. Cars aren’t allowed here and you must use horses and bicycles as transportation. Adventurers that want to experience a less-developed destination and want to do water activities should seek out Indonesia as their vacation destination.
Another ideal destination that is well-fitting for adventure-seekers is Singapore. With its nightlife and high-rolling culture, this place is great for those looking for party-like adventures. If you enjoy big cities and busy days, taking a trip to one of the world’s best party locations may be a good fit for you. It is highly developed so this destination may not be ideal for those looking for a nature-filled adventure. The best time of year to visit is between February and May. If you enjoy shopping visit Bugis Street for local apparel and cuisine.
If gambling is your thing you will enjoy the Casinos in Marina Bay Sands. If you have bungee jumping on your bucket list, Singapore may be the destination for you. You can easily find exciting adventurous activity in Singapore that isn’t focused on partying or city life. There are activities from ziplining to bridges.
Thailand is also known for its party culture. This destination is actually sought out by many people for exciting and eventful vacations, whether it is for a bachelor party or a romantic getaway. Those that aspire to experience the nightlife of Bangkok choose Thailand for their ultimate adventure vacation. This place is great for LGBTQ travel as they are widely accepting of all orientations and cultures.
Thailand is also known for its delicious cuisine. If you want to indulge in the most authentic Thai food of your life visit the city of Chiang Mai where you can taste the popular dish khao soi at any corner. If you want to relax on a beach you can take your vacation toward the Phi Phi Islands where you can witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. You can also get your fair share of adventure with thrilling water activities.