4 Sites for Outdoor Adventures
If ziplining through a jungle in Laos or biking through Mongolia sounds like your idea of a good time, head to these sites to book your next trip. By Mrigaa Sethi.
Take a hike
nepalhikingteam.com Book a helicopter tour, a rafting trip or a multi-day trek or on this thorough website. The treks offered here aren’t for the faint of heart, starting with nine-day tours, but include guides, accommodation, basic equipment (to be returned at the end) and most meals. While you can’t pay for the trip through the site, you can send a detailed enquiry with your preferred dates and questions.
Ride a bike
Spiceroads.com This bike tour company organizes single- and multi-day bike trips in 18 countries, such as Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam and India. Look over detailed itineraries, maps and galleries for each tour. The straightforward engine lets you search for bike tours based on location, duration and tour style, based on theme (heritage, family) and bike type (mountain, road).
Zip on a line
Greendiscoverylaos.com This Laos-based adventure ecotourism company does trekking, kayaking and biking trips in Luang Namtha, Champassak, Khammouane (in addition to the more usual Vientiane, Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang). The highlight, however, is their one- or two-zip line tour in Nam Lik jungle, which also has a kayaking component.
Climb a rock
thailandclimbing.com Railey in Krabi is the renowned rock climber’s paradise, but for a more hilly atmosphere and a top-notch professional outfit, head to the hills of Crazy Horse Buttress in Mae On, near Chiang Mai for a single-day outing or a several-day climbing course for every skill level. The website also lets you browse and book courses online easily.