Guest blog by Little Miss Ottawa Blogger, Julia Weber.
Southeast Asia is a travelers paradise. From the warm temperatures, beautiful landscape, friendly locals and delicious cuisine, its no wonder it's on the top of so many peoples bucket lists. Here are some epic experiences you can enjoy in Southeast Asia with FnEZ:
Trek Through the Jungle
How many times can you say you’ve trekked through the jungle? You’ll see some incredible views that can’t be beat as you make your way to a village, where you spend the night. Once you make it to the village, you’ll enjoy a delicious Thai meal and some Chang beers with your group members. This experience will bond you all very closely. The next day you’ll get to meet the free-roaming elephant sisters who were saved from the logging industry. The jungle trek is a once in a lifetime experience.
Take a Bamboo Raft out of the Jungle
This epic experience is the fun I didn’t even know I needed in my life. If it weren’t for FnEZ, I wouldn’t have even known this activity was possible. Your group will go down a river in Northern Thailand after the jungle trek on a bamboo raft. You’ll have a blast on the twist and turns your raft will take through the water. Don’t worry, no one fell in!
Relax at a Lake house
I wouldn’t have known this spot existed if it weren’t for FnEZ. It’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind after the jungle trek. You’ll spend the day in the water and enjoying buckets. It's a great spot to bond with your group and take in a beautiful sunset together.
Take a Thai cooking class
Don’t leave Thailand without taking a cooking class! When you return home the best way to enjoy Thai food is by cooking it for yourself because no restaurant can compare to the authentic Thai cuisine you enjoyed in Thailand. The Thai class you can take with FnEZ teaches you all the secrets and techniques you need to make an incredible curry, pad thai and more!
Take a Hot Air Balloon over Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng is known for its lush, mountainous landscape making it a great spot to take a hot air balloon ride. Take a ride at sunset so you get that perfect light over the mountains. Kids will wave at you from the ground as you pass over the city. The views are unreal and it's definitely an experience you can’t miss.
Visit a Stunning Multi-Tiered Waterfall
Kuang Si waterfall is a stunning multi-tiered waterfall you’ll find near Luang Prabang. On the bottom level it starts as a shallow pool of clear, turquoise water. At each level, you’ll see beautiful cascading pools of water surrounded by jungle. It’s easily one of the most stunning waterfalls I’ve ever seen! If you climb to the top you can reach the stream that feeds into the waterfall. It was a challenging climb with an intense incline but so worth it! You get a lookout of the jungle and also a clear pool to cool off in.
See Sunrise at Angkor Wat
This is the best way to see Angkor Wat! You make your way to this famous historical site in complete darkness early in the morning. You’ll sit with your FnEZ group as the sun comes up and the building comes to life with colour before your eyes. I’m not a morning person but it’s a magical experience not to be missed.
Cross Paths with Other Travelers on Pub Street
Pub Street is packed with travelers hopping between bars and restaurants. There are beautiful installations hanging overhead and plenty of vendors selling things like rolled ice cream or products. You’ll enjoy lots of meals with your FnEZ group here. Make sure to find somewhere to try Khmer Curry!
Swim with Sea Turtles
Snorkelling in Bali was one of my favourite experiences in Southeast Asia! I loved it so much I did it two days in a row. You and your group will take a glass bottom boat to popular snorkel spots including the famous underwater statues and swim with sea turtles. Sea turtles will glide in the water right beside you! It's an experience that can’t be beat.
Hike an Active Volcano
Hike up Mt Batur for one of the most incredible sunrises you’ll ever see! The hike is challenging but you’ll feel so proud of what you accomplished and be rewarded with a stunning view! Your group members will cheer everyone on along the way. You can hardly believe the view in front of you is real, it's that stunning!
Bike Through Ubud
You’ll take a bike trip through Ubud and try a ‘catpoochino’ - one of the most expensive coffees in the world, see rice fields, see how the locals live and go off the beaten path! To end the day you’ll enjoy a delicious meal full of Indonesian cuisine.
If these experiences have you dreaming of your own epic adventures in Southeast Asia take a look at FnEZ’s trips here. I went on the LTC 25-day trip and Bali 10-day trip! Here’s to the beginning of your own epic adventure with FnEZ.
Little Miss Ottawa is a travel blogger that focuses on travel experiences locally and abroad. She loves exploring the world with her camera in hand.