Known as the ‘Fire Mountain’, Mount Merapi in central Java is Indonesia’s most active volcano, which locals believe lies on a mythical axis that keeps our world and the spirit world in balance.
Being located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, and harboring around 130 active volcanoes, Indonesia is by far the most volcanically active place on the planet.
Laos might not have its own coastline, but its forested mountain terrain and limestone karst topography offer all sorts of possibilities for thrill-seeking outdoor adventurers and enthusiasts.
This new 5-day tour incorporates wild elephant encounters and responsible travel to an animal rescue center. Along the way there is cultural immersion in Thai markets and a relaxing beach resort.
Here are some intriguing destinations in remote provinces of northern Laos like tea plantations, rugged mountain scenery and an award-winning night safari.