Asia is outdoor adventure at its head-turning best.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, nature-lover, or just in it for the food and the people (we’re a bit of all three), there’s no place quite like Asia when it comes to outdoor adventure. It’s that feeling of sweating it out in the tropics, quenching your thirst with coconuts and mangoes, refuelling on street food that quickens the pulse like Class III rapids. It’s getting a wave from a rice farmer from back of a mountain bike, the sense of calm at a Kyoto temple, or your first thrilling glimpse of a Himalayan peak. From rafting and canoeing to zip-lining and caving, it all takes place on an epic scale here, and half the fun is what’s happening on the sidelines. Asia is active adventure at its head-turning best.

Multi-Active adventures in Asia

10 Days From 1981

Hike, bike and kayak through Negombo, Sigiriya, Knuckles, Kandy, Hatton, Weligama and...

12 Days From 1849

Travel to Bali and Lombok in Indonesia. Raft down Class 2 and 3 rapids, cycle along the...

11 Days From 1730

Hike, bike and kayak across Vietnam on this active adventure from Hanoi. Trek in Sapa,...

8 Days From 1377

See the best of Cambodia, learning about its history and customs as you cycle, trek and...

12 Days From 6552

Get a cultural workout in Japan on an active adventure. Hike the Nakasendo Way and...

Tailor-Made trips

Take four or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

8 Days From 1580

Tour through Thailand on a multi-active adventure, cycling through Ayutthaya Historical...

Create your own Multi-Active adventure

There aren't many places Intrepid hasn't been, so even if you've got a destination in mind that isn't on our list of Active Adventures, our Tailor-Made team is here to help. We'll use our 30 years of experience and regional specialists to help you create your perfect active escape.

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Why choose Intrepid

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Adventure is in our genes

We’ve been running our Active Adventures for over a decade, which means we know the best local suppliers and experts on the ground to give you an exciting and safe experience.

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Expert leaders

Don’t know what a carabiner is? Or how to secure a harness? No worries! Our experienced local leaders will show you the ropes and give you safety briefings – while also showing you the sights.

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Safety first

Our leaders are specially trained to run Active Adventures, so you're well taken care of. We run safety assessments on all our activities to meet local standards as well as our own comprehensive safety policy.

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Learn new skills

Our trips are about discovering a new destination and unlocking new skills – like horse riding, canyoneering or mountain biking. They're designed to teach you something new (and maybe even make you an enthusiast, too!).

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Support the locals

We use travel as a force for good. We have close relationships with the communities we visit and always use local adventure providers on our trips. By travelling with us, you'll also be empowering local communities.

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Sustainable travel

We use travel as a force for good. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

Highlights of Asia

H'mong villager in Sapa

Mingle with the H’mong on a hill trek in Sapa

The lush green highlands of North Vietnam have more up their sleeve than just picturesque landscapes. Take to the Hoang Lien Son mountains on foot and be rewarded with captivating snapshots of everyday life; it’s a world that feels a million miles away from the everyday hustle of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. H’mong people emigrated here from China some three centuries ago, and their colourful garb and traditional handicrafts – twisting flax, hemp weaving and indigo dyeing – stands testament to a proud culture.

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Annapurna mountains in Nepal

Hike the foothills of Nepal's Annapurna range

Nepal is an active adventurer's paradise – from mountain biking and whitewater rafting to boat trips. But is there anything more rewarding than tackling the Himalayas the old-fashioned way? Hike through rhododendron and pine forest, past tea gardens and rice fields, and to jaw-dropping lookout points never to be done justice on Instagram. Once you’ve clocked views of snow-capped Machhapuchhare and Annapurna – and interacted first-hand with the Gurung communities around Pokhara – you’ll see what all the fuss is about.

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Cyclists by river at Nara, Japan

Pedal through Japan’s tranquil past

With supermalls, late-night clubs and all-round neon craziness to make the head spin, Tokyo is its own active adventure. But you can’t pound the pavement in the big city forever. Escape to the quieter pockets of Japan to find a whole new – yet very old – Japan, much of which lends itself perfectly to cycling. Escape the temple-gazing travellers in Kyoto by hitting the Kamo River bike trail for a taste of local life. Then, en route to Osaka, detour to the Shima Peninsula to ride along the sea cliffs and check out coastal caves.

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Kayaking in Cambodia

Go kayaking and dolphin-spotting in Cambodia

Angkor Wat gets most of the glory in this neck of the woods, and those who’ve seen it know why. But Cambodia is a case of come for the temples, stay for the dolphins. Or is it the other way around? Your chances of spotting these rare creatures on a locally guided Mekong River excursion are higher than you might think, and the water-based adventures don’t stop there. Kayaking through the spectacular flooded forests around Osvay Village is surely one of this country’s most underrated thrills.

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