JUNGLE
& TREKKING
THAILAND
CHUMPHON
Chumphon’s national park region is massive and abounds with mangrove forests, streams, mountains, jungles, beaches, sea and islands. This is one of the best places to go trekking. If you don’t feel like trekking in a national park, we can recommend Phato Water Source Arrangement Unit.
KOH SAMUI
There are many different trekking tours in Koh Samui, and luckily there are something for everyone. We’ve been so nice and allocated these trekking tours into its activity levels. You will find easy, moderate and strenuous trekking on this list.
Easy
These one to two-hour tours are easy tours even the most inexperienced trekker can enjoy.
Hin Lad Waterfall Trails
This river gradually leads you up through the jungle to the scenic area where the flowing waterfall falls. You can enjoy a swim after your walk – or just dip your toes – before walking down again.
Maenam Viewpoint Trail
Normally you could expect to trek for hours to reach a beautiful view of the islands, but not here. This easy trail finishes off with a picturesque viewpoint high up in the mountain range.
Moderate
You can expect to trek for around two to three hours in the moderate trekking trails. You’ll experience a good workout, that’s for sure, but you don’t have to be an expert to try these trekking trails.
The Magic Garden/Secret Buddha Garden
This is a sculpture park built by Buddhist Uncle Nim. The trail up to Magic Garden, through dense forests, can be steep and challenging in a few spots, but it’s well worth it!

You can continue on your own moderate path towards the surrounding jungle after spending some time with the statues. An edition of Sleeping Buddha – a golden restoration of the spiritual leader – is found around 90 minutes along another path that starts at Magic Garden.

Strenuous
You will definitely want to start early for these three to four-hour trekking trails. We recommend bringing plenty of fluids and make sure you have a full battery on your camera – you’ll need it when you arrive at these majestic peaks!

Nathon Mountain Ridge Trail

This trekking hike takes you on a 13 km long loop around the entire Nathon Valley. Along the way you’ll pass coconut plantations, evergreen forests and jungle plantations – all offering an opportunity for great pictures!

Another 13 km long trail combines some of the easy and moderate tours, creating a long, good trekking trail that takes you through Buddhist Temples. At Maenam Viewpoint-Wat-Lamai-Magic Garden Trail you can enjoy Koh Samui’s most amazing views. You can continue up to the Wat Lamai tower to enjoy views of the mainland.

PATTAYA
Pattaya must be one of the best places to visit for outdoor activities, even though it often synonyms with relaxation and sunbathing. Trekking is one of the many outdoor activities that are being overlooked when booking a trip to Pattaya, but this is a must-do for anyone who likes the outdoors and beautiful scenery.
Khao Yai National Park
One of the best national parks to trek is Khao Yai National Park in Pattaya. The beautiful national park offers hikers three different types of trekking trails. These trails are the Trekking Trail, Hiking Trail and Natural Trail. Each route is unique and gives a different perspective of the national park.

Trekking Trail

This trail is for the more advanced hikers and involves between one to three days of hiking and camping. It is recommended that potential hikers wishing to partake in this tour prepare all the necessary equipment and acquire a proper guide for walking and camping.

The Hiking Trail

The Hiking Trail is a more touristy trail that offers six different routes that range between two and eight kilometres and between one and five hours of walking. To venture off on one of these trails, you must make sure to get permission from a park ranger. There are many scenic views, bird watching opportunities and guided tours. The range of difficulty on the paths means that there is something for everyone, regardless of your hiking levels.

Natural Trail

One of the most beautiful trails in the park brings travellers to the Kaeow Waterfall for a wonderful natural experience. This trail can be completed in about half an hour or so, which makes it an easy walk that is suitable for everyone. The path crosses a swinging bridge that runs along the river, giving it a jungle-like feel.
PHUKET
To experience a new side of Phuket, we recommend taking one
trekking through the island’s interior.

Khao Phra Thawe National Park

This is Phuket’s last remaining virgin forest and is the home to several protected species of wild animals. The national park has several forest trails for hiking, and guides can be rented from the office close to Tan Sai Falls.
CAMBODIA

Ream National Park

Sihanoukville

Large mangrove forests, deserted beaches, tropical jungles and mountains make Ream National Park a worthwhile place to visit for any nature lovers and adventurous backpackers. For some ‘twitters’ out there (the old kind, of course), the park has an amazing variety of birdlife, with over 150 species registered! You can easily wander around Meditation Mountain which is very interesting for its range of medicinal plants that have been used by locals for hundreds of years to cure a variety of diseases.
INDONESIA
BALI
Bali is perhaps best known for its great beaches and relaxed atmosphere,
but for those looking for something more, the island is full of great trekking tours.
Most of Bali’s trails offer spectacular views and are varied enough for all levels,
from beginners to experts.

Mount Batur

Mount Batur is guaranteed one of Bali’s most famous when it comes to hiking and trekking opportunities. The mountain is an active volcano overlooking Lake Batur. Most people choose to leave early in the morning to see the famous sunrise, but to reach it in time you have to leave around 4 am. There are two trails you can follow at Mount Batur. The most popular, yet the most difficult one, is from either Pura Jati or Toya Bungkah on Lake Batur, and it takes approximately two to three hours to reach the top. The easier trail involves walking from a parking lot close to Serongga. From this parking lot it takes around 45 minutes to reach the top.
Mount Agung
As the island’s highest mountain, Mount Agund is considered Bali’s most sacred volcano, which locals believe is a copy of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe. This is a very popular, yet challenging trekking trail. At 3,031 metres, it takes about 12 hours to trek (six to seven hours each way) if you leave from the Besakih Temple.

Alternatively, it is possible to walk from Pura Pasar Agung for a shorter trip of three to four hours each way. This is a trip you don’t want to miss if you like to test your own boundaries in scenic surroundings or if you want a trek that mixes fun, rafting and snorkelling.

Munduk Jungle
Munduk is one of Bali’s best areas to visit for tourists, with 12 beautiful hiking trails to choose from. This includes a two-hour trip to the Red Coral Waterfall and the challenging six-hour Dutch Colonial Trek. You’ll be pampered with waterfall-views for days, hidden temples, rain forests and so much more!
PHILIPPINES
Mindoro
The lush environment of Puerto Galera in Mindoro has made it a haven for trekking enthusiasts. The path to the jungle is an adventure in itself and you’ll be able to see the villages where the ancient tribe, Mangyans, have lived for centuries. Their culture and lifestyle are untouched by modern technology. As you enter the Bondong Jungle, the environment will pull you in; the sound of chirping birds, gripping water and floating streams is getting louder and louder.
Mt. Batulao
Do you need a break from the big city? Due to its proximity to Manila, Mt. Batulao is one of the best places to visit for trekking and rock climbing. The trek takes around two to three hours, and when you reach the top you can enjoy the cool breeze while overlooking spectacular rock formations and a massive grass area. The gorilla-shaped line near the top is also a must-see, as well as the 360-degree view of Batanga and its nearby towns. The trek to the top is not too exhausting and suitable for everyone.

Mt. Manunggal

This is the mountain where President Ramon Magsaysay, the President of the People, died when his plane crashed 17th March 1957. Apart from its historical importance, it’s also the perfect mountain for trekking beginners with evergreen trees, simple trails, complete facilities and sari-sari stores. While you’re here, be sure to visit the Pinatubo engine memorial and the former president’s monument.

Mt. KM 28

Mt. KM 28 is a new trekking destination and is the perfect mountain to camp. You are far away from town and the air is as refreshing as a freshly brewed coffee in the morning. The best thing about Mt. KM 28 is how the trails intersect each other in various terrain. You pass green hills, corn and vegetable plantations and grassy slopes. You’ll definitely feel small under the thick canopies and the massive tribe of old trees.
VIETNAM

Tam Dao, Hanoi

A trip to Tam Dao is an eco-adventure to explore the varied ecosystem of Tam Dao National Park, and the trekking trip usually takes around two days. You can visit the peak of Tam Dao 2, 1,300 meters above sea level. Here you can trek all year around!

Pure Paths, Hoi An

Stroll through the unspoiled nature of the Pure Paths area, which guarantees a great and amazing view. When you reach the top, you will find yourself in front of a large waterfall that sprays the pool below. Feel free to take a refreshing dip in the cool water and take a nap afterwards in one of many hammocks you can rent. Towards the end of the walk you have the opportunity to see a wide range of animals and different plant species.

Black Virgin Mountain, Ho Chi Minh

The earliest stories of the mountain date back to the 18th century, when the area was under the Khmer empire, and tells the story of how the mountain got its name. Some stories say that the mountain got its name when the black lady fell in love with a soldier and when he was forced to go to war she was so upset that she jumped from the mountain. The view is, of course, breath-taking and beautiful. From the east side of the mountain you can see Dau Tieng Lake, Vietnam’s largest water reserve.
Have you found something that tickles your inner traveller? You might want to combine some of the destinations we offer, or you might get inspired to do something completely new. We tailor the holiday of your dreams! Contact us with your thoughts and ideas so our team of travel planners can tailor the itinerary for you!