Activities, Day Trips, and Tours in Southeast Asia

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Types of Activities

The countries of Southeast Asia offer plenty of terrific sights and activities to keep travelers busy. These countries tend to be much more affordable than some other regions of the world, which is one of the reasons backpackerrs flock here and stay for long periods of time. If you're on a tight budget, plenty of activities and day trips are available at affordable prices, and they are a great deal of fun, too.


The big cities of Southeast Asia offer a great mix of exotic culture, historical sights, and nightlife right along with modern conveniences. Urban centers such as Bangkog, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore contain thriving art and music scenes, world-class restaurants, accommodation options for every budget, old world architecture, a dynamic and intracate history, a raging nightlife, and more. Walking tours, Segway tours, bike trips, historical overviews, and other activities await your arrival.


The countries of Southeast Asia offer plenty of outdoor activities. Most of these countries have large national park and nature areas where the scenery and wildlife is preserved and protected. In the region you can trek through jungles to see local villages as well as elephants and exotic birds. Furthermore, the coastlines of these countries are filled not just with great beaches, but protected marine refuges and park areas. Also, travelers can visit local tribal villages as well as the mountains of the interior for hiking, trekking, camping, fishing, or biking.

Water Sports

The coastline of Southeast Asian countries is what usually draws visitors to this region. The coast of southern Thailand alone is the main attraction for millions of visitors every year. They abound with beaches and other water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, fishing, and sailing. Surfing and nightlife are also popular with tourists. It's not hard to find someone to take you out into the water - whether it's for a romantic dinner cruise or an adventure with the creatures under the clear blue sea.

Food and Cuisine

The cities and the rural areas of Southeast Asian countries are home to world class culinary treats. The cities of Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh, and Penang, just to name a few, have multiple restaurants that are world famous. But if you're on a budget, don't worry, there are plenty of hole-in-the-wall places with exquisite options as well. Try out a food tour to hop through a variety of restaurants in one day to taste it all. Or perhaps a bar crawl is more your style? Either way, make sure that you take the time to experience some of the best food in the world.
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