Take a spicy adventure from Thailand to Singapore, via Malaysia.

Travel from Bangkok to Singapore on a voyage of discovery, soaking up traditional cultures and revelling in the exotic flavours of the region. With golden temples and saffron-robed monks, soft white beaches and bright blue skies, tantalising seafood and a host of shopping spots, our journey from Thailand down to the Malay Peninsula is sure to delight.

Bangkok, Thailand
Singapore, Singapore
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
303kg pp per trip


  • Cruise through Bangkok's khlongs
  • Spend a night in the wilds of Khao Sok
  • Enjoy Thai hospitality on a village homestay
  • Bliss out on delightful Krabi beaches
  • Feast on eye-watering Penang curries
  • Go wild in the shops of Kuala Lumpur
  • Hit the historic streets of Melaka on a trishaw
  • Try a Singapore Sling in Singapore


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2015 - 31 December 2015

Before the adventure begins, why not tuck into a pad thai at a local street stall or relax with a traditional Thai massage.
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.
Explore this dense and mysterious jungle and cruise the Cheow Lan Lake
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 half day kayaking trip through the lush mangrove forest at Ao Thalane. Let the waterways become your pathways, as you paddle between the mangroves and cliffs. Perhaps spot the Kingfishers, Herons and Crab-eating Macaques that call this ecosystem home. If you do see a monkey, make sure you secure your belongings and any food!
A long travel day by private minibus (approx 9 hrs), sees us saying goodbye to Thailand and hello to the cultural melting pot of Malaysia. Penang Island was the first destination of the colonial British in 1786. They invited Chinese, as well as others from all over Asia, to live on this island in the tropics. Today, this exotic blend of cultures still exists and the World Heritage site of Georgetown contains a fascinating blend of religious places of worship.
Take a orientation walk around the picturesque Georgetown area, with it's old shophouses and street art. Visit a clan jetty, Thai and Burmese Temples and Kek Lok Si Temple. Enjoy a free afternoon.
Take a local bus to Kuala Lumpur (approx 5 hrs). Kuala Lumpur, the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia, is affectionately known as KL and you'll almost always hear locals refer to it by its acronym. Communities of Indian, Chinese and ethnic Malay people mingle peacefully, allowing travellers to get the best of all three worlds.
Take a half-day tour and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives it such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel. Visit some of the city's most impressive architecture such as the National Monument, National Mosque, Istana Negara (National Palace), Batu Caves and Royal Selangor Pewter.
Transfer by local bus to the old port town of Melaka (approx 3 hrs). Once the most important trading port of Malaysia, Melaka attracted Chinese, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese and British traders, all seeking wealth or an opportunity to control the Straits of Malacca, a vital trading route between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Today, Melaka's wealth of historical sites remind visitors of times gone by and its multicultural past is revealed in its distinctive cuisine.
Take a quaint trishaw tour along the narrow winding streets to get a taste of old Melaka and learn about the ancient spice trade. Take in sites such as Harmony Street, a mosque, Chinese Buddhist Temples and a traditional Muslim house-museum.
Travel by local bus to Singapore (approx 5 hrs). Singapore has few areas untouched by modernisation, but wandering the streets of Little India and Chinatown is a great way to see the old parts of the city. To explore further, check out the renowned shopping precinct of Orchard Road, or stop by Raffles to experience the old world charm of a Singapore Sling. An evening in Singapore is not complete without an evening stroll along Clarke Quay or take a river cruise to learn more about the fascinating history of this city.
Our journey ends today in Singapore. 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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8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Bus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Public bus, Taxi, Underground/Subway, Van
Guesthouse (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (7 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Resort (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho temple
  • Homestay - Thai cooking demonstration
  • Homestay - Village walk
  • Khao Sok - Cheow Lan Lake tour
  • Kuala Lumpur - City tour
  • Melaka - Guided Orientation Walk
  • Melaka - Trishaw Tour
  • Penang - Half Day Sightseeing
  • Penang - Kek Lok Si
  • Penang - Orientation Walk


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Bangkok to Singapore , October 2015

Bangkok to Singapore , October 2015