Southeast Asia Uncovered

Classic, Kuala Lumpur to Chiang Mai

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Taking in the wonders of Southeast Asia shouldn’t be a hassle. We’ve made it easy for you to see all the main highlights plus this region's smaller hidden gems by putting together this handy trip beginning in Kuala Lumpur and heading north into Thailand. You’ll get a taste of history in Kanchanaburi, experience multi-cultural (and delicious) Penang, sleep in a traditional floating rafthouse, and roam the famous night market of Chiang Mai. Along the way, there’ll be plenty of chances to lounge on white-sand beaches and indulge in diverse and flavourful cuisine. Cross Southeast Asia off your travel destination list with this all-encompassing journey.

What’s included

  • Local Living: Chenderoh Lake Homestay, Chenderoh Lake Local Living: Overnight Rafthouse Excursion, Kanchanaburi
  • Kuala Lumpur city tour (half-day)
  • Rainforest Expedition (Cameron Highlands)
  • Homestay experience
  • Penang city tour (half-day)
  • Beach time in Ao Nang
  • Bangkok city tour
  • Klong riverboat tour (Bangkok)
  • Wat Po Visit
  • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
  • Rafthouse stay
  • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
  • Thai Burma Railway Centre visit
  • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Bargain hunt in bustling kuala lumpur
  • Relax at the cool tea stations of the cameron highlands
  • Lounge on white-sand beaches
  • Go local with a malaysian homestay
  • Explore magnificent temples and palaces
  • Sleep in a floating rafthouse

Itinerary

Day 1 Kuala Lumpur Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kuala Lumpur (1B) After a city tour, spend some free time exploring on your own. The evening is best spent at the night market, sampling different cuisine and bargain hunting among the stalls. Don't forget a visit to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. Included Activities: Kuala Lumpur City Tour
Day 3 Kuala Lumpur/Cameron Highlands (1B) Head to higher ground and enjoy the cooler air in the Cameron Highlands. Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)
Day 4 Cameron Highlands Take a full-day excursion, exploring the rainforest of the Cameron Highlands and visiting a butterfly farm. Included Activities: Rainforest Expedition Butterfly Farm Visit
Day 5 Cameron Highlands/Chenderoh Lake (1D) Travel to a local island homestay in the middle of a scenic lake. Enjoy connecting with the locals and taking in the scenery. Included Activities: Chenderoh Lake Homestay
Day 6 Chenderoh Lake (1B, 1L, 1D) Spend the day exploring the area. Learn about the local culture, environment, and life in the village. Head out for a walk and explore by kayak. Included Activities: Chenderoh Lake Homestay
Day 7 Chenderoh Lake/George Town (1B) Travel to the west coast island of Penang. With free time, opt to take a bicycle rickshaw tour, meander through the streets of Georgetown, take a funicular to the top of Penang Hill, see the colourful bazaars of the night markets, or visit some Chinese temples. Penang boasts an impressive variety of food, from Chinese to Malay and Indian. Enjoy! Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 8 George Town/Ao Nang Cross into Thailand and settle into the beachy vibe of Ao Nang. Opt to shop, eat or hang around the stunning beach. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malaysia - Thailand) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Ao Nang (1B) Spend a full day exploring the area. Opt to visit idyllic Railay Beach, try the world-class rock climbing, go snorkelling or relax on the local beach.
Day 10 Ao Nang/Bangkok (1B) Enjoy a last morning in paradise before boarding an overnight train to Bangkok. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)
Day 11 Bangkok Arrive in Bangkok in the morning and take a guided tour of the city. Opt to visit to the Grand Palace, Wat Po, the National Museum, or shop on Khao San Road. Included Activities: Bangkok City Tour
Day 12 Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B, 1D) Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Pho. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore. Included Activities: Klong Riverboat Tour Wat Po Visit Overnight Rafthouse Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 129km)
Day 13 Kanchanaburi (1B) Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai. Explore the Allied War Cemetery, the Thai-Burmese Railway Centre and the JEATH War Museum to learn more about the area's history. Included Activities: Erawan Waterfalls Visit Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit Transport: Enjoy a short drive to view the beautiful Erawan Waterfalls. (1-2 hours per direction) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
Day 14 Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B) Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum. Included Activities: Temple Ruins Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 15 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B) Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Day 16 Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is a vibrant city with heaps to see and do. Famous for its night market, cooking classes, and Muay Thai, it's a feat to fit it all in. Included Activities: Doi Suthep Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
Day 17 Chiang Mai (1B) With a little extra time in the area, hilltribe treks are easily accessible, as is the Golden Triangle.
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