Asia Adventure Places to Travel 2023/2024


Want to go on thrilling adventures? Asia is well known for having so many beautiful sites in the world that allow your inner adventurer to go wild! Planning a memorable trip to visit the Boneo rainforests, or discover the biggest cave in the world – Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, or join in a jeep tour to witness the most magnificent active volcano on Earth – Mt Bromo, here are the top best destinations for travel adventures in Asia for you.

1. Kalimantan / Borneo Island, Indonesia

Kalimantan is the 3rd largest island in the world which occupies three-quarters of Borneo (nearly 73%) and the rest belongs to Malaysia and Brunei. As Kalimantan is situated close to the equator, it is no surprise that it can get very hot. You will not regret when travelling to Kalimantan where you have a chance to see the exotic orangutan, visit the mysterious Dayak villages, do hiking/trekking on the remote trails to check out the incredible fauna and flora, enjoy snorkelling and do boating along its impressive rivers.

  • Best things to do: Explore the Derawan Island, Visit Danau Sentarum National Park, Kutai National Park and Tanjung Puting National Park to get closer with nature, Trek to White Mountain and Have scuba diving
  • Best time to visit: June to September to see the orangutans while from April to October is the best time for diving
  • Insider’s tip: Since this is home to Dayak tribes, you might want to gain an insightful view into their daily lives and special culture
  • Recommended duration: 3 – 4 days

2. Phong Nha –Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

When it comes to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, travellers usually remind themselves of the most impressive and largest cave in the world – Son Doong Cave which could house a 40-story building. However, this UNESCO Heritage Site has much more than that. This is home to many majestic caves – Paradise cave, En Cave, Phong Nha Cave and Dark Cave, to name a few. Besides the caves, there are more than 140 mammal species and plenty of rare flora and fauna which offer you an unforgettable adventure trip.

  • Best things to do: Explore the most impressive caves (e.g., Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Cave, En Cave, Paradise Cave and Dark Cave), Hiking and getting closer to the natural animals
  • Best time to visit: March to August when the weather is pleasant for discovering the caves
  • Insider’s tip: You should have sunscreen and insect repellent with you when trekking through the forest
  • Recommended duration: 3 – 4 days

3. Sabah, Malaysia

Besides the allure-natural beauty of Sarawak, Sabah in Malaysia is not inferior to it with the Mt Kinabalu reaching 4095m into the clouds that is an ideal place for trekkers. Apart from that, if you are the one having a sense of adventure, activities such as jungle hiking, exploring the cave, white water rafting or diving are things that you don’t want to miss. Furthermore, the diversified culture will satisfy you by the numerous ethnic characteristics. You will have a chance to live in longhouses or homestays as well as enjoying the robust rice wine called “lihiing” or “hiing”.

  • Best things to do: Explore the Mt Kinabalu, Jungle hiking, Exploring the cave, Rafting and Diving Sipadan
  • Best time to visit: May to September when the weather is relatively pleasant and few chances of rainfall
  • Insider’s tip: You should wear walking trousers and long-sleeved shirts which are lightweight and flexible while trekking through the forest. Please do not forget to carry the insect repellent with you
  • Recommended duration: 3 – 4 days

4. Sarawak, Malaysia

When it comes to the best destinations to explore in Malaysia, Sarawak is always in the top places that you should not miss to get unforgettable experiences. A snow-white Renaissance English fortress originated from White Rajahs and a 19th century South Indian mosque are not only outstanding places, but nature is the very best of Sarawak’s appeal. Connect nature with your inner-self by exploring gigantic caves in Gunung Mulu National Park, kayaking along the winding rivers or hiking many remote jungle trails; Sarawak is an ideal destination for the spirit of fearless adventure in you.

  • Best things to do: Explore Deer Cave in Sarawak, Discover Gunung Mulu National Park, Kayaking along the rivers and Hiking
  • Best time to visit: April to September because these are drier months and perfect for hiking
  • Insider’s tip: You should wear walking trousers and long-sleeved shirts which are lightweight and flexible while trekking through the forest. Please do not forget to carry the insect repellent with you
  • Recommended duration: 3 – 4 days

5. Mt Bromo, Java, Indonesia

With that said, “Mount Bromo in Indonesia is one of the most magnificent active volcanoes on Earth”. Mt Bromo (also known as Gunung Bromo in the local language of Bahasa) is situated around 4-hour drive from Surabaya which is the capital of East Java. This area is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers an enormous area of nearly 800 square km. The name “Bromo” means this destination holds some great significance which offers you the incredible landscapes. The popular way to have a chance to witness these stunning volcanoes is taking a Jeep tour combining with an easy hike.

  • Best things to do: Explore Mount Bromo by a Jeep car, A walk to the sunrise viewpoint of Mt Bromo, Horse Ride in the Sea of Sand, Relax into the mountain ambience
  • Best time to visit: Make sure to visit during the dry season which lasts from April to October when the weather is clear and fewer chances of rainfall
  • Insider’s tip: You should wear proper hiking shoes as the hiking route can be quite slippery
  • Recommended duration: 4 – 6 days

Which adventure destinations do you consider the best places to visit in Asia?

Kalimantan Island

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park



Mt Bromo