Brunei Darussalam: Nature-Based Tourism

Rain forest

Find nature untouched by human hands in Brunei’s rainforests, mangrove stands and islands. 1.1.  Ulu Temburong National Park Spread over 500 square kilometres of rainforest in the Temburong exclave east of Bandar Seri Begawan, Ulu Temburong National Park takes visitors to the heart of Southeast Asia’s least-touched, wildest rainforest. Apart from the canopy walkways suspended […]

Indonesia: Nature-Based Tourism

1.1. Batur Caldera (Aspiring Geopark) The Batur volcano lies at the heart of the 100-square-kilometer Batur Global Geopark in northeastern Bali: the mountain sports two concentric calderas, with Lake Batur in its midst. The park is more than just its breathtaking scenery: the lake helps irrigate thousands of hectares of rice paddies downstream using the […]

Malaysia: Nature-Based Tourism

The beautiful beaches with white sand and its palm trees on Mantanani Island. Malaysia

1.1. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah Situated in the 4,300-hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the Sepilok orang utan sanctuary uses its rehabilitation of orphaned orang utans to educate the public on the importance of wildlife conservation. Visitors get to enjoy the rare and thrilling opportunity to see an orang utan up close: the viewing gallery […]

Philippines: Nature-Based Tourism

Rare green sea turtle (Chelonia Mydas), swimming in open ocean, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

1.1. Donsol, Sorsogon and Oslob, Cebu Whaleshark Interaction Tours Whale sharks (known locally as “butanding”) congregate in the waters off Sorsogon and Cebu, feeding on the locally abundant krill blooms. From Donsol and Oslob, tourists can ride a rowboat to the feeding grounds, then snorkel in the waters to mingle with these gentle giants. Interactions […]

Thailand: Nature-Based Tourism

Landscape image of limestone mountains and lake in Noen Maprang , Phitsanulok Thailand

1.1. Khao Yai National Park Covering over 2,160 square kilometers in the Phanom Dong Rak mountain range, Khao Yai National Park straddles the borders of Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, and Prachin Buri provinces. The natural marvels of Khao Yai include over 200 species of birds; scenic waterfalls and jungle-covered mountains, all accessible via over […]

Cambodia: Nature-Based Tourism

Boat in Cambodia

1.1.  Koh Phdao CBT in Kratie Province Located in the northeastern Cambodian province of Kratie, Koh Pdao is famous for the freshwater dolphin community living in its part of the Mekong River. Travelers come to Koh Pdao to see the dolphins, but they stay for the community-based experience here that immerses them in the local […]

Lao PDR: Nature-Based Tourism

Aerial view of Nong Khiaw village at sunset, Laotian, Luang Prabang, Laos

1.1. Khon Phapheng Waterfall The Khone Phapheng Waterfall is made of several cascades of crashing water that occupy a 13km stretch of the Mekong River. The powerful rapids prevent navigation of the Mekong into China, but make up for this handicap by presenting a breathtaking natural sight for visitors. Recognized as the largest waterfalls in […]

Viet Nam: Nature-Based Tourism

Waterfall in Vietnam

1.1. Ha Long Bay The larger of Ha Long Bay’s 1,969 islands, when viewed from a “junk” boat floating in its serene waters, resemble the undulating back of a dragon – an image that has inspired generations of Vietnamese and foreign visitors. The karst geography of Ha Long Bay gives rise to its strangely shaped […]

Myanmar: Nature-Based Tourism

The Temples of Bagan, Myanmar

1.1.  Inlay Lake, Southern Shan State The historic Inlay Lake Region is home to the Intha peoples, whose lakeside villages are almost entirely dependent on the surrounding waters. The Intha grow vegetables on floating gardens, commute between places entirely by boat, and celebrate the annual Hpaung Daw U Festival as a fluvial parade. Beyond visiting […]

Singapore: Nature-Based Tourism

Mini Waterfall in Singapore

1.1. Gardens by the Bay The futuristic covered gardens overlooking the Marina Reservoir are part of Singapore’s grand plan to transform itself into a “Garden City”. Gardens by the Bay consists of three different gardens and a variety of attractions – the two cooled conservatories and the SuperTrees are just its most architecturally striking sections. […]