Wild Wonders

Planning a trip to Asia? Whether you want to get off the grid or up close and personal with some of the region’s unique wildlife, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences paired with Secret Retreats stays will amaze any adventurer or nature lover.
Elephant Owner for a Day
Experience what it feels like to own an elephant for a day at Patara Elephant Camp. "Elephant Owner for a Day" is a special programme where you can learn and interact with elephants like a mahout – an elephant trainer. Learn how to approach your elephant, gauge its temperament, bathe and brush it in the river, ride on its neck, and communicate through different spoken commands
Where to Stay
Vana Som Villas
Chiang Mai, Thailand
This luxurious villa, with its name meaning “a peaceful place in the woods,” boasts a Lanna manor house and farm-to-table restaurant near a forest reserve just outside the centre of Chiang Mai. The estate’s gardens of tropical and sub-tropical plants, culinary herbs, vegetables and flowers transform throughout the seasons and are an integral part of the guest experience. Don’t miss sipping a cocktail mixed with herbs grown from Terra & The Farmer’s Bar’s garden!
Release Turtles to the Sea
Join Neeleshwar Hermitage’s support and preservation efforts at the local turtle hatchery, which provides care and shelter to rare sea turtles. Learning more about these special creatures and, if you’re lucky, having an opportunity to participate in releasing them to the wild is sure to be a highlight of your time in India.
Where to Stay
Neeleshwar Hermitage
Northern Kerala, India
Enjoy the sunset at Neeleshwar Hermitage, situated in a secluded palm grove beside the Arabian Sea. Built according to Kerala Vatsu’s traditional architectural principles, the cottages are a mix of wood and thatch architecture with contemporary touches. The resort also features two restaurants, a sea-facing swimming pool and yoga centre.
Immerse Yourself in Nature
Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most stunning scenery and unique natural environments. Experience it for yourself by travelling far off the beaten path to become surrounded by unspoilt settings, such as those of remote Cambodia.
Where to Stay
4 Rivers Floating Lodge
Koh Kong, Cambodia
Deep within the dense wilderness of the Cardamom Mountain Range, on the river bordering the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary, 4 Rivers Floating Lodge offers unique floating tents from which to relax and soak in the scenery. This environmentally friendly, yet luxurious resort, is completely one-of-a-kind.
Climb the Highest Mountain in
Southeast Asia
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu Park encompasses four vegetation zones, from tropical lowland forest to sub-alpine meadows, and the mighty Mount Kinabalu that climbers can ascend on a two-day trekking excursion. For those who prefer staying closer to sea level, the park offers an array of other intriguing sites and activities.
Where to Stay
Kinabalu Park Lodge
Sabah, Malaysia
Base your adventurous Kinabalu experiences from the welcoming abodes at Kinabalu Park Lodge. Designed to envelop guests in pure comfort, the spacious, individual lodges come complete with dining areas, pantries, fireplaces and more for thoroughly convenient and comfortable stays.
...to start planning your Asian journey
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