Day 1 Singapore After the group meeting, head out to enjoy some Singaporean cuisine with your group. Although Singapore has a few areas untouched by modernization, wandering the streets of Little India and Chinatown is a great way to see the old parts of the city.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Singapore/Melaka (1B) After a short bus journey, arrive at the old port town of Melaka. Experience a taste of old Asia with a trishaw ride around the streets of Melaka.
With free time, walk the streets and absorb the atmosphere and heritage of this historically important maritime town. There are temples, churches, mosques, museums, and forts to explore during free time.
Border Crossing (Singapore - Malaysia)
Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours, 260km)
Day 3 Melaka/Kuala Lumpur (1B) Arrive in Kuala Lumpur at lunchtime by public bus. Use the afternoon to see the city's impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives Kuala Lumpur such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel.
Kuala Lumpur City Tour
Local bus (2.00 hour(s), 148km)
Day 4 Kuala Lumpur (1B) Use some free time to explore Kuala Lumpur. 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.
Day 5 Kuala Lumpur/Cameron Highlands (1B) Head to higher ground and enjoy the cooler air in the Cameron Highlands.
Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)
Day 6 Cameron Highlands Take a full-day excursion, exploring the rainforest of the Cameron Highlands and visiting a butterfly farm.
Butterfly Farm Visit
Day 7 Cameron Highlands/George Town Travel to the west coast island of Penang. With free time, opt to take a bicycle rickshaw tour, meander through the streets of George Town, 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!
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 222km)
Day 8 George Town Enjoy a free day to explore Penang. Opt to visit the Pinang Peranakan Museum, Khoo Kongsi (a restored heritage site), the famous Indian quarter, Penang Hill, and the Clan Jetties to see the traditional Chinese settlement.
Day 9 George Town/Ko Klang (1D) Cross into Thailand and enjoy a homestay in this tropical paradise.
Border Crossing (Malaysia - Thailand)
Koh Klang Homestay
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 497km)
Ferry (0.25 hour(s))
Day 10 Koh Klang/Ao Nang (1B) Discover why Thailand is so famous for unspoiled beaches. The guesthouse in Ao Nang is close to the beach and is a perfect spot to chill out and relax. Weather permitting, take a longtail boat out to some of the beautiful islands and snorkel the reefs that have made southern Thailand so famous.
Boat (0.25 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Day 11 Ao Nang (1B) Free time to explore or just relax on the beach.
Day 12 Ao Nang/Bangkok (1B) Enjoy a last day in paradise at Ao Nang before boarding an overnight train to Bangkok.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00-10.00 hours)
Day 13 Bangkok Enjoy a longtail boat tour of Bangkok's famous klongs (canals). The trip finishes at the Royal Temple of Wat Po. The local guide will talk about Thai Buddhist culture and the famous reclining Buddha.
There's still time for some afternoon shopping, a visit to the Grand Palace, or a stroll through the backpacker area.
Klong Riverboat Tour
Wat Po Guided Tour
Day 14 Bangkok (1B) Depart at any time.