Top Adventure Travel Spots in Asia

Asia is home to fascinating cultures, ancient sites and an abundance of adventure travel opportunities. From wildlife watching to biking and trekking there is something here for everyone.

Perhaps the most visited region of Asia is South-East Asia. With some of the friendliest people, some of the worlds most beautiful beaches, and with such amazing cuisine, it’s no wonder that South East Asia keeps us coming back for more. Travellers to the region can discover many activities such as trekking, diving in coral reefs, kayaking by limestone pinnacles and much more.

For the ultimate in Asian adventure travel opportunities you can also visit Central Asia. This region of Asia is home to many “off the beaten track” adventures.

Below are some of the top Asian adventure travel destinations:

1. See orang-utans in Malaysia – Set in the lush 4,300-hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary attracts travellers and researchers alike, giving them the opportunity to get face to face with orang-utans up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk leads you to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed milk and bananas twice a day by rangers. Feeding time also attracts long-tailed macaques to the area.

2. Explore Angkor Wat – There are countless temples at Angkor but the main one of course, is Angkor Wat itself. Angkor Wat is regarded as the masterpiece of Khmer architecture. Discover the walled city of Angkor Thom; The Baphoun, an 11th century temple with a 131 ft reclining Buddha; the Bayon, famous for its superb bas reliefs and mysterious faces and Ta Prohm, still cloaked in jungle.

3. Volunteer in Borneo – Immerse yourself in the culture and live and work with the local communities and wildlife of Malaysia.

4. Cycle in Vietnam – 30,000,000 Vietnamese can’t be wrong – handle-bar height gives you the best view of Vietnam. Cycling through this beautiful country provides opportunities to meet the local people and experience the local culture in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

5. Swim with whale sharks in the Philippines – Swimming with a whale shark, locally known as Butanding (scientific name: Rhincodon typus) is the epitome of wildlife encounters – the sheer size of the largest fish in the ocean will start your adrenaline pumping. An experience of a lifetime!

With so much to offer it’s a small wonder visitors return to this part of the world many times over!