The Best Outdoor Escapes in Southeast Asia
Traveling should not be limited to the big cities and popular spots. Sometimes the best travel experiences are the ones done as close to nature as possible.
It doesn’t mean that we should neglect history and tradition. It’s just that the world is full of nature destinations which seem almost untouched despite civilization and urbanization.
Be ready for the long weekend and take a trip to these best outdoor escapes in Southeast Asia.
1. Canopy Tribes
The Canopy Tribes in Kota Tinggi, Malaysia is one of the popular glamping destinations in Malaysia.
It’s tent-styled accommodations definitely give that outdoor feel but still have the same luxurious design as a hotel room.
Canopy Tribes also has typical outdoor activities such as cycling, trekking and mountain climbing, as well as water sports like swimming, kayaking, and fishing.
The best part is that accommodations are very cheap. Two people can enjoy a night at this wonderful resort for less than a dollar.
2. JapaMala Resort
The JapaMala Resort in Tioman Island is an outdoor escape for those who have a taste for the finer things in life.
This luxurious glamping site combines a blend of rustic designs and natural habitats. You can enjoy this luxurious outdoor experience if you are willing to spend a little extra.
The resort has that warm Caribbean feel if you are looking for one in Asia. It’s combination of rainforests and the clear blue waters are mind blowing.
It is definitely the best place to go on a jungle trek or explore waters through Scuba Diving and Boat Excursions.
3. Sang Giri Mountain Glamping Camp
Bali is a paradise. This part of Indonesia is home to many beautiful beaches but it also has a number of beautiful mountains and rainforests.
Pretty much everywhere in Bali is a great outdoor experience but one of the most popular there is the Sang Giri Resort Glamping Camp.
People usually go there for meditation retreats and for good reason. Even the most rigid person wll feel like meditating upon setting foot.
Choose between mountain biking along Jatiluwin, walking along the rice fields, or simply visiting the Spiritual Temple for some yoga and meditation.
What a way to enjoy the tropical outdoors.
4. Aetas Glamping
The Philippines has suffered a lot as urbanization begins to saturate even the most rural of areas.
If it is unblemished nature you seek however, the island of Palawan might be for you. It is tagged as one of the cleanest places in the Philippines.
However, the island of El Nido gets a lot of attention because of a place called Aetas Glamping.
Get a taste of the Filipino hospitality as you live in its local culture and experience nature at its finest as the tents are pitched in the heart of the forest.
Another good thing about the Philippines is that if you are bringing in foreign currency, it is very easy to afford the most lavish lifestyle while you’re there.
5. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
We are still in the Philippines but we now go to the heart of the south which is Cebu.
The Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort in Oslob, Cebu hosts one of the best outdoor escapes in the country. The owners have perfectly combined luxury and nature as air conditioned tents and comfortable beds await once you check in.
To top it all off, they offer basic bushcraft activities for outdoor survival such as primitive cooking, knife care and fire making.