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.
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
This trip includes 2 nights on overnight sleeper trains. Accommodation is simple but comfortable – soft sleeper class multishare compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds, with sheets and a pillow provided. Overnight trains are a real Intrepid experience and one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people.
This trip covers quite a bit of ground, and so there are some longer travelling days on public and private buses, as well as overnight trains. Many of these journeys offer a great chance to interact with the locals, soak up the scenery, and even catch up on a book, but make sure you are prepared for the journeys.
There are 2 nights at different homestays on this trip, a wonderful opportunity to witness everyday Thai life. Facilities are basic and multishare, with fold-out mattresses on the floor and shared bathrooms. The rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
This trip involves a fair amount of activity including hiking, cycling and kayaking. A moderate level of fitness will help you to get the most out of this trip.
This itinerary travels through multiple countries, each with their respective customs and National Holidays. Please see the 'Climate and Seasonal Information' section for more details.
1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 4 & 12 (homestay), and 7 & 9 (overnight sleeper train), where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Best of Thailand & Malaysia trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
Best of Thailand & Malaysia is a good three week trip seeing some natural areas and the best big cities along this 1,500 mile journey.
Review submitted 02 Aug 2017