Frommer's Adventure Guides--Southeast Asia, 1st Edition (Frommer Other)

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9780028637099: Frommer's Adventure Guides--Southeast Asia, 1st Edition (Frommer Other)

We're proud to unveil the first three volumes in a brand-new series of full-color guides to the world's great adventures. Adventure travel is the fastest-growing trend in the travel industry today, and these exciting new guides offer a new approach to each destination. Each guide contains lively, personal accounts of 25 real adventures, combined with practical advice from the experts so you can plan a trip of your own -- no matter what your interest, skill level, or budget.

We'll tell you how to tackle each adventure on your own, or with the area's most noted outfitters. These are not catalogs of high-risk adrenaline sports, but guides to adventures within the reach of any reasonably fit person of any age and skill. We've also included a 64-page directory of other activities and outfitters in each region. Look for full-color photos throughout, plus regional and route maps, insider tips, seasonal calendars, and ideas for family travel ? everything you need for a safe, worry-free adventure!

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Adventure Guides Southeast Asia By Motorbike "There can be few more magnificent places on Earth for a motorbiking adventure. From Mae Taeng to Mae Hong Son there are more than 150 hairpin bends, but you will also be treated to spectacular scenery of mountains, forests and waterfalls." By Kayak "Towering limestone rocks burst out of jungles and coastal waters, forming a dramatic backdrop for kayaking. Secret sea lagoons are reached through narrow recesses with jagged walls and over-hung with stalactites. Lie flat against the canoe in places where the cave roof practically scrapes your nose." In Luxury "The Eastern and Oriental Express, the luxury train that plies between Singapore and Bangkok, offers a ride into fantasy—a nostalgic re-creation of the early, gracious days of travel, when style and glamour were just part of the package." By Local Transport "It is difficult to believe in the electronic age when the main forms of transport are bullock carts, bicycles, and ramshackle country buses. On the river banks an assortment of barges, sampans, and bamboo rafts, en route to markets downriver, adds to the colorful congestion." How to have the Adventure of a Lifetime Scuba-Diving in crystal water, Snorkeling for the less adventurous, or, for the really brave, Wreck-Diving in some of the best spots in the world Cruising in style up great rivers, speeding through narrow canyons or, if you feel truly intrepid, White-Water Rafting over mountain rapids Exploring remote jungle and mountain areas only accessible by 4×4, motorbikes, or the more traditional transport—elephant Trekking, Sea-Kayaking, Cycling or taking the Train—any of these may lead you to secret caves, remote tribespeople, or a national park hiding rare animals Challenge Rating

  1. If you've even thought about booking the trip, you'll manage
  2. Not too difficult, but you may need some basic skills
  3. You will need to be fit, with lots of stamina, and you may need specialist qualifications
  4. You need to be fit and determined—not for the faint-hearted*
  5. This is for the serious adventurer—physically and mentally challenging!*
*Sometimes only part of the trip is very hard and there may be an easier option Visit us online at www.frommers.com

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Adventure Guides Southeast Asia The Top 25 Adventure Travel Trips

  • A range of unforgettable adventures described in detail by experts who share their personal experiences
  • Practical advice?when, where and how to have your own adventure
  • Tips on health and safety
  • Hundreds of options for pursuing your special interests
  • Contact addresses for everything from tour companies to equipment rentals
Practical Inspiration for Adventure Travelers Visit us online at www.frommers.com

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