Travel to Thailand and Malaysia and visit Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur

Visit South-East Asia’s buzzing cities and pristine islands on a highlight packed journey through Thailand and Malaysia. Explore these distinct cultures, from the laidback beachside bliss of Krabi to modern Kuala Lumpur. Travel to Northern Thailand and experience the incredible hospitality of the Thai people on a rural homestay. Discover Chiang Mai, a treasure trove of glittering temples and mouth-watering cuisine, before heading south to the beach haven of Penang. Contrast the sights and sounds of South-East Asia by ending the trip in ultra-modern Singapore, a glimpse of the future and a great place to explore.

Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Singapore, Singapore
Countries
Themes
Explorer
Code
TTSLC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
184kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Soak up the frenetic vibe of Bangkok city
  • Try fried bugs at Sukhothai's night market
  • Experience Thai culture and adventure in Chiang Mai
  • Spot wildlife in Khao Sok National Park
  • Walk through Penang’s colonial Georgetown

Itinerary

Make the most of a day in bewitching Bangkok city, a place full of skyscrapers, temples, chaos and calm. Nestled on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok is a frenetic fusion of tradition and modern. Perhaps visit the towering Turquoise Buddha at Bangkok's Grand Palace or cruise around the city in a tuk-tuk.
Enjoy the tranquillity of Thailand's first capital, Sukhothai, set amid leafy forests, perfumed gardens and fertile rice paddies. A trip to the night market is a real eye-opener - the culinary smorgasbord ranges from fried rice to fried bugs.
Situated at the crossroads of one of South East Asia's most important trade routes, Thailand's northern capital is a legendary centre of ancient culture, adventure, relaxation and shopping. Bike between gold-gilded temples, enjoy a cooking class, take a river tour aboard a bamboo raft or hone haggling skills at the markets. Perhaps wake early to give alms to the monks at the Kad Ton Payom flea market and then sample the best local specialties in town.
Rise early to offer alms to the monks before travelling to Chiang Mai, via relaxing thermal hot springs. Situated at the crossroads of one of South East Asia's most important trade routes, Thailand's northern capital is a legendary centre of ancient culture, adventure, relaxation and shopping. Bike between gold-gilded temples, enjoy a cooking class, take a river tour aboard a bamboo raft or hone haggling skills at the markets.
Before the adventure begins, why not tuck into a pad thai at a local street stall or relax with a traditional Thai massage. Then it's time to escape the city heat with a cruise along Chao Phraya River and a visit to the impressive reclining Buddha.
After an overnight train from Bangkok to Surat Thani, travel into the verdant Khao Sok National Park. Spend a night in a rustic hut amid ancient gnarled rainforest trees. Explore this dense and mysterious jungle on foot before cooling off underneath a waterfall.
Sit back and enjoy a local bus ride to Krabi province. Upon arriving at a village homestay, take a walk through the surrounding area and enjoy fine local food and hospitality. This is a wonderful opportunity to absorb some of the daily rituals of Thai culture.
Sun-seekers will fall in love with Krabi's unspoilt beaches; the spectacular limestone cliffs will tempt avid rock climbers, while scuba fans can embark on a Krabi diving adventure.
Take a rickshaw tour through the streets of Georgetown, visiting Fort Cornwallis and Kek Lok Si temple.
Absorb the multicultural mix that is Kuala Lumpur on a half-day city tour. In free time, stroll Dataran Merdeka, shop in Suria KLCC or scale the 272 steps up to the Batu Caves. Be sure to indulge in the myriad tasty food options Kuala Lumpur is famous for.
Get to know the historic port city of Melaka, and admire Chinatown's unique Peranakan architecture from the back of a trishaw.
Arrive in Singapore where the journey ends. While here, why not sip a Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel, where the famous drink was invented, or seek out a bargain on Orchard Road.
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Inclusions

Meals
11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Bus, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Public bus, Songthaew, Taxi, Underground/Subway, Van
Accommodation
Guesthouse (2 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights), Resort (4 nights)
Included activities
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho temple
  • Chiang Mai - Baan Thai Cookery School half-day course OR Half-day cycling
  • Homestay - Thai cooking demonstration
  • Homestay - Village walk
  • Khao Sok - Cheow Lan Lake tour
  • Kuala Lumpur - City tour
  • Kuala Lumpur - KL Tower
  • Lampang - Friends of the Asian Elephant
  • Melaka - Guided Orientation Walk
  • Melaka - Trishaw Tour
  • Penang - Fort Cornwallis
  • Penang - Half Day Sightseeing
  • Penang - Kek Lok Si
  • Penang Orientation Walk
  • Sukhothai - Historical park guided cycle tour & home-cooked picnic lunch

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