Southeast Asia, comprising of Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam is thronging with adrenalin-pumping adventures. The region is so varied and exotic; stunning plains, uninhabited beaches, lush jungles, mountains and the sea everywhere. All of it comes together and simply assaults your senses and you get eager to rev up and go island hopping, sightseeing and yes, adventuring. So get ready for our list of extremely adventurous reasons to visit South East Asia.
- Shipwreck Diving
Ships are exciting when they’re sailing but when they are wrecked, it’s a whole new level of excitement. Several exciting old and eerie shipwrecks are laid out for you under the sea in in Coron Bay, Palawan, Philippines. You’ll find your fill of shipwrecks all over South East Asia but Palawan’s undersea grottos, caverns and nooks beg you to swim through to access large WWII shipwrecks. Arm yourself with a torch and explore the exciting sunken cabins along with schools of multi-hued fish. There are over 12 different wrecks here at Coron Bay.
The tiny Boracay Island in the Philippines offers the most perfect wind and water conditions for kitesurfing. The water’s the right temperature the year around as well. All year around, you’ll find kiters from around the world trying out their skill here. If Boracay gets too crowded for you, head out to Vigan in North Philippines.
Ask any surfing enthusiast where the best surfing is and they’ll tell you it’s at Bali. This enchanting city is home to some of the best surfing waves ever seen. Period. From baby waves to 12 footers, the waves are perfect for you, whether you’re a beginner or a professional surfer. Bali’s waters are warm, and the people are chilled out. The beaches throng with food stalls and vendors selling coconut water. Head out to Canggu, Padang, Medewi, Uluwatu or Keramas for the very best surfing to be had in Bali. Other surfing spots in Indonesia include bays in Java and Sumatra.
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- Quad Biking
Fancy yourself zooming through muddy roads, jungles, plantations, traditional villages, paddy fields and rugged beaches in a quad bike? Then head over to Ubud, Indonesia, and explore the rough and the rugged in a quad bike. You can do it alone or as part of a group. It is super exciting either way; a fabulous way to see the sights of the countryside.
Mui Ne in Vietnam is considered one of the best destinations for sandboarding in the world. Here you’ll find some epic dunes from which to race down on your board. What’s more, there are taller and taller dunes and you’ll never tire of challenging yourself. There are white sand dunes and red sand dunes; both are fabulous and great fun. The sands roll smoothly under your fingers; under your board, they slip and slide so you get the best action.
Canyoning involves a whole bunch of adrenalin-pumping sports. There’s cliff jumping, rafting, abseiling, mountain climbing and trekking to get to the best canyoning spots. Think of canyoning as a multiple adventure activity. You’ll be swinging through jungles, exploring canyons, jumping off waterfalls, and abseiling and down up large rocks. If you’re into canyoning, head out to Dalat, Vietnam. You’ll spend days zooming through the jungle, rappelling down a 25 meter waterfall, jumping off cliffs right into a whirlwind waterfall and more.
- Off Road Motorbiking
Luang Prabang, Laos in Thailand has the kind of rugged terrain that all off road biking adventurers favor. Kick that starter and get off the beaten path. Zoom past stunning waterfalls, quaint countryside roads and hilly dunes. Whether you’re a dirt bike enthusiast or a heavy bike motorist, you’re bound to love the rural paths around Myanmar’s Golden Triangle. For a change, head out to popular bike routes are by the Mekong River and at Chiang Mai.
Thailand has several top skydiving zones, spread near Bangkok and Pattaya. You can jump off comfortably from a plane flying at 12000 feet, and experience an adrenalin-boosting free fall for 45 seconds. It’s a nerve-wrecking, but extremely addictive adventure, once you get hooked on to it. The views of amazing Thailand that you’ll experience when you fall will be some of the best anyone’s ever seen. Interested? Then head out to Chonburi, Pattaya and Udon Thani
- Mountain Climbing Via Ferrata
If you’re a Via Ferrata exponent, then you need to get to Mount Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia, and right now. Some of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia are found here. Via Ferratas are climbing routes that are made of steel cables and wires that are set up very close to vertical peaks. They’re usually affixed at the highest point in a mountain where the mountain’s peak begins. Mount Kinabalu’s highest point begins at 3400M; from this point you have to use steel cables to get to the top, at 3800M.You’ll have to pull yourself up all the way to the top using these cables, depending heavily on your upper body strength.
- Water Rafting
You can indulge in this extreme water sport in many parts of Malaysia, especially in Perak and Sabah. Tasik Temengor is a huge body of water comprised of many rivers. Here you’ll find rapids ranging from Grade 3 to Grade 6 and 2 (non-raft able waterfall). Padas River is another challenging rapid-rich river which is located at the southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu. Each rapid has been given a name here – Break Point Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Cobra Rapid, Lambada Rapid, Head Hunter Rapid and Curve Rapid. Each challenging rapid gives you the exact meaning of its name!
South-east Asia is home ground for all water sports enthusiasts. With such a huge expanse of ocean at their disposal, the countries of S.E. Asia have made it their business to encourage water sports to entire travelers. So why not take advantage of this? Book your travel to South East Asia with us today.