Welcome to Southeast Asia


Elemental Forces

The soul of Southeast Asia has been forged by the elements. Mighty volcanoes have thrust the land up, and raging rivers have carved it down. Coral reefs have formed islands, and sea spray has sculpted them into surreal karst outcrops. Millennia of monsoon rain have created cultures defined by the seasons, and by the annual flooding of rivers, which double as super-highways through impenetrable jungles. In this region of rivers, oceans and islands, you're as likely to travel by boat as by road, following trade routes that were old when the great powers of Europe were young.

Spiritual Spaces

Spirituality swirls around Southeast Asia like the smoke from incense sticks swirls around its myriad temples. At dawn in Buddhist nations, monks flood into the streets to gather alms in endless monochrome chains. In Muslim countries, the call to prayer rises in a multi-throated chorus above rooftops. In Taoist temples, devotees fill the morning air with thick incense smoke, while tribal people in remote villages mark the new day's arrival with arcane animist rituals. Every aspect of life here has a spiritual dimension, from the food people eat to the religious geometry that dictates the layout of centuries-old mosques and temples.

Urban Adventures

Southeast Asia's mighty megacities are stepping boldly towards the future with one foot planted firmly in the past. Skyscrapers rise above streets like crystal gardens, while at street level, traders hustle, food-hawkers hawk, and temples bustle with devotees toting their offerings. For many travellers, the first taste of the region is the urban chaos of Bangkok, or the organised modernity of Singapore, but each of Southeast Asia's capitals has its own unique character, defined by religion, culture, geography and, in most cases, by centuries of colonialism and feuding dynasties. Learning the rhythms of each is part of the magic here.

Epicurean Encounters

Southeast Asia is both a melting pot and a cooking pot, where the flavours of some of the world's greatest cuisines melt into one another, throwing up ever more mesmerising combinations. The region's spices were once valued more highly than gold, and combined with one notable import – the South American chilli – they've created a cooking palette that inflames the senses and leaves the taste buds begging for more. This is a region where humble hawker stalls come with Michelin stars, and where a meal at a roadside canteen or night market can be as memorable as a five-star, dim sum banquet.


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$40.41 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Singapore Zoo with Transfer, Breakfast with Orangutans Option

Meet your guide upon hotel pickup in Singapore for a comfortable, air-conditioned ride first to the ticket collection center, then to the Singapore Zoo. Located on the northern part of the island, the zoo boasts a new concept in animal keeping that features landscaped gardens where animals roam freely in naturalistic habitats. The 64-acre (26-hectare) wildlife park, nestled within the lush Mandai rainforest, is home to 3,600 animals representing more than 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles. If you’ve booked the optional upgrade, start with a jungle breakfast among an amazing family of orangutans (see below) before boarding the open tram for your morning tour. Those who do not select the breakfast option have free time to explore the zoo at leisure before the guided portion begins. Then hop aboard a tram for an informative ride around the open spaces that are specially designed to replicate the natural environments of the critters, from the Himalayan foothills to the Southeast Asian rainforest. There are protective barriers that keep you a safe distance from animals such as zebras and elephants, but you can expect a number of amazing creatures to come right up to your tram as you travel. Along the way, you will stop to get out and explore on foot, too. With commentary highlighting the plight of these magnificent creatures, Singapore Zoo hopes to inspire in its guests a respect and deep appreciation of nature.

$71.85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer

Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Singapore city or Sentosa Island hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach with your guide and enjoy the views as you travel to Singapore’s downtown district. Begin in Chinatown, a prettily illuminated warren of markets, eateries and stalls bursting with activity. As you walk, learn from your guide about its origins as the first home of Singapore’s early Chinese immigrants. Savor the atmosphere and history of the bustling, temple-dotted lanes, and stop at a Chinese medicine hall to learn about traditional Chinese medical practices. Hear how herbs and activities like tai chi and acupuncture have been used since ancient times to stay healthy. After dinner at a Chinatown restaurant, browse the myriad of stalls in the fascinating Night Market, where you can bargain with local vendors for gifts and souvenirs. Then board a 2-seater trishaw for a memorable ride. Be swept up in the captivating street theater around you as your cyclist-chauffeur pedals you through the Night Market and Chinatown to Clarke Quay.Leave your trishaw here and enjoy a Singapore River cruise on a bumboat, a modern version of the old cargo vessels that once plied the river. Admire the illuminated skyscrapers and glimpse the iconic Merlion statue and the three towers of the Marina Bay Sands complex along the way.

$59.42 Day Trips & Excursions

Ayutthaya Temples Tour & River Cruise from Bangkok with Lunch

The Unesco World Heritage site of Ayutthaya is 53 miles (85 kilometers) north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya was a thriving Siamese kingdom from 1350 until 1767, when it was captured by the Burmese. Today, Ayutthaya is know for its spectacular ruins and temples. Many of its temples are still intact, such as Wat Maha That ,Wat Na Phra Mane, Wat Lokayasutharam. You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. The palace is a well-preserved 'museum', providing a glimpse into a time when Thailand was known as Siam. On your full-day guided excursion from Bangkok you will visit Thailand's former ancient capital by van and returning to Bangkok by boat. During the boat cruise from Ayutthaya you will see temples such as Wat Arun lining the Chao Phraya River.

$24.70 Transfers & Ground Transport

Singapore Shared Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel

Travel from Singapore Changi Airport to your Singapore City Hotel or your Sentosa Island hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details: Arrival Flight Number Arrival Time Hotel Name (where you would like to be dropped off) Hotel Address

$63.32 Transfers & Ground Transport

Singapore Private Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Vehicles used: PRIVATE - Air-conditioned Standard Sedan Car (2000cc) (1 to 2 people) PRIVATE - Air-conditioned Minivan (3 to 6 people) At time of booking, YOU MUST include the following flight and hotel details: Arrival Flight Number Arrival Time Hotel Name (where you would like to be dropped off) Hotel Address Price is per person, based on 3 to 6 adults per car/vehicle.

$28.75 Tours & Sightseeing

Singapore City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

With your 24-hour or 48-hour hop on hop off ticket, passengers will have access to both the Yellow and Red Lines. With 38 tour stops in total, there’s plenty for passengers to see and do! Along the Yellow Line, notable attractions to hop-off and explore include the Marina Bay Sands, where you will find the world’s longest elevated pool as well as some of Singapore’s most exciting nightlife and roof-top restaurants! Hop back on to the tour bus and enjoy incredible panoramic sea views from the open-top deck. Experience a real feel for the culture of Singapore by hopping off at Stop 11 and tasting traditional Singapore cuisine at the Zion Food Centre. You can also head over to the Singapore Arts Museum at Stop 24 to see some of the city’s finest and most impressive artwork. Hop on to the Red Line and enjoy the most amazing views from our tour bus of Little India and Kampong Glam. These neighbourhoods are unique for their vibrant streets and colourful buildings – you can also find several fantastic eateries and shops here if you’d like to take a break from touring, just hop back on to the bus when you’re ready! The full list of tour stops along the routes are: Yellow Line: 1. Suntec Hub 2. Pan Pacific 3. Singapore Flyer 4. Marina Bay Sands 5. Fullerton Hotel 6. City Hall 7. Clarke Quay 8. Liang Court 9. Robertson Quay 10. Miramar Hotel 11. Zion Food Centre 12. Wheelock Place 13. Tourism Court 14. Botanic Gardens 15. Orchard Hotel 16. Marriott Hotel 17. Mandarin Orchard 18. SVC Orchard 19. Orchard Plaza 20. Rendezvous Hotel 21. Singapore Arts Museum 22. Raffles City Red Line: 23. Suntec Hub 24. Fu Lu Shou 25. Little India 26. Mustafa Centre 27. Golden Landmark 28. Kampong Glam 29. Hotel Intercontinental 30. City Hall 31. Supreme Court 32. S. Suntec Hub 33. Chinatown 34. Kreta Ayer 35. People’s Park Centre 36. Hong Lim Park 37. Old Custom House 38. Marina Bay Sands Convention Passengers can hop on and hop off at any of these tour stops to explore at their own leisure, or, stay on the tour for a full loop taking approximately 50 minutes.