Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Bangkok to Singapore

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Bliss out on world-class beaches and explore lush Khao Sok in southern Thailand before cooling off in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia. This two-week tour will introduce you to three diverse nations — and three of the region’s most vibrant cities. Sample street food or hit Bangkok’s clubs with other travellers your own age — so you can be sure to get down with those that’ll keep up. With your hotel and transport arranged by our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs), you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure: pack your trip with everything you want and nothing you don't.

What’s included

  • Carte Blanche: Bangkok Local Living: Chenderoh Lake Homestay, Chenderoh Lake
  • Ang Thong Marine Park island hopping tour
  • Two street food crawls
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore bangkok's busy markets
  • Stop by penang's chinese shop houses
  • Glimpse beautiful green vistas in the cameron highlands
  • Dive into multicultural kuala lumpur
  • Visit three diverse countries in two weeks

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok The city has so many options for sightseeing, those who arrive early will have plenty to fill the day. The best way to get around Bangkok is by water taxi, as the streets are often crowded with traffic. From the Chao Phraya River, enjoy an excellent view of the vast metropolis. Consider taking a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok—the life that goes on along these canals seems like a different world. Visit Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha and consider getting a traditional Thai massage here at the school in the temple. If not at Wat Pho, be sure to get a massage at one of the many spas near the hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani (1B) Opt to visit Wat Po, home of the giant reclining Buddha, or arrange a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok. Enjoy some free time ahead of boarding the sleeper train to Surat Thani, the gateway to the south. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
Day 3 Surat Thani/Khao Sok Khao Sok is a diverse area of natural beauty, a perfect place for people who want to hike and get out there in nature or those that just want to chill out in a hammock by the riverside watching monkeys take their afternoon bath. Transport: Local bus (3.50 hour(s))
Day 4 Khao Sok/Koh Samui (1B) Lying off of Thailand’s east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a tropical retreat: white-sand beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood and warm, clear waters. Transport: Local bus (3.50 hour(s)) Local bus (1.00 hour(s)) Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Koh Samui (1B, 1L) Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong Marine Park. Take in the views and opt to snorkel if the tide is right. Included Activities: Ang Thong Marine Park Island Hopping Tour
Day 6 Koh Samui/George Town (1B) Gear up for a long day of travel. Ferry back to the mainland and continue by private vehicle to cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient". Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia) Transport: Ferry (3.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
Day 7 George Town Full day in Penang.
Day 8 George Town/Chenderoh Lake (1D) Travel to a local island homestay in the middle of a scenic lake. Spend the evening connecting with the locals and taking in the scenery. Included Activities: Chenderoh Lake Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 9 Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands (1B) Continue to the Cameron Highlands. Take a walk along one of the many well marked trails, visit the tea plantations or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures! Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 10 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur Enjoy ample time to see the city's impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives this city such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel. Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)
Day 11 Kuala Lumpur Enjoy a full day in Kuala Lumpur to explore. Just outside of town, to the north, are the famous Batu Caves and the Orang Asli Museum. The evening is best spent at the night market sampling the different cuisine, some of the best in South East Asia. Bargain hunt among the stalls of Chinatown's night market and don't forget to visit to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world.
Day 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka Visit the old port town of Melaka, wander the narrow streets and absorb the atmosphere of this historically important town. The streets of Chinatown are lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. There are temples, churches and mosques, museums and forts to explore. Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Melaka/Singapore In the morning cross the Straits of Johore and onto the island of Singapore. Tonight opt to visit the world famous night safari, take in a harbour cruise around Boat Quay or sample some mouth watering local food at one of the many hawker street stands. Wander the streets of Little India and Chinatown for a great way to see the old parts of the city. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore) Transport: Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 14 Singapore (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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