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Out of the cold: fifteen active adventures that get you away from winter


Cycling the temples of Angkor in Cambodia

Cycling the temples of Angkor in Cambodia is but one of many active adventures that get you out of the cold (photo credit Exodus Travels)

When cold weather hits our continent, the snow piles up in your driveway or the rain pelts on your windows, it is time to leave. And what better way to beat the winter blues than with a cycling, hiking or multi-activity trip in a warm country.

Here are some of our most popular active adventures that get you away from winter.

Vietnam: ​

Cycle Vietnam

15 days from $1,803

Physical rating 3 out of 5

More than 30 million Vietnamese can't be wrong - handle-bar height gives you the best view of Vietnam! Our cycling tour through this mesmerising country provides opportunities to meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn't otherwise be possible. So come with us and get active as we travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, down country lanes and over spectacular mountain passes. And, of course, all the exercise gives you the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam:

Cycle Indochina & Angkor

14 days from $3,245

Physical rating 3 out of 10

This journey takes us through three countries with divergent histories and subtly different cultures. From the bustling streets of Bangkok, to the serene tranquillity of the shimmering paddy fields, to the magnificence of Angkor’s temples, we see a little piece of everything these amazing countries have to offer. In Vietnam we enter the Mekong Delta, a spectacular patchwork of rice paddies and waterways. Our journey ends in Saigon where the frenetic pace and vibrant street life contrasts starkly with the rural areas we have cycled through, and will leave a lasting impression.

Costa Rica:

Hike, Raft & Zipline

11 days from $2,632

Physical rating 4 out of 5

Jump onto this active journey through the incredible wilderness of Costa Rica. Even though it’s surrounded by countries of amazing natural landscapes, Costa Rica is still a standout. From vibrant San Jose, head to the pristine San Gerardo de Dota Valley, home to endless cloud forests and a haven for unique birdlife. Pull on your boots and stretch your legs for an unforgettable 4-day hike to the Pacific coast, through misty forests and humid jungle. Stick on a helmet and savour a full day of rappelling down cliff faces and riding the rapids of the Rio Naranjo. Continue down the coast to Drakes Bay and explore the rainforests of Corcovado National Park and the Rio Claro, then look out for sloths in Manuel Antonio National Park. This trip will open the eyes and quicken the pulse.

Sri Lanka:

Hike, Bike & Kayak

13 days from $1,710

Physical rating 4 out of 5

Ride through tea plantations, kayak down rivers, and