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 havens of Penang and Phi Phi island. 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
Malaysia,
Singapore,
Thailand
Themes
Explorer
Code
TTSLC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
713kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Soak up the frenetic vibe of Bangkok city
  • Try fried bugs at Sukhothai's night market
  • Explore Lampang's enchanting ruins by bicycle
  • Experience Thai culture and adventure in Chiang Mai
  • Spot wildlife in Khao Sok National Park
  • Take a day trip to Phi Phi Island
  • Walk through Penang’s colonial Georgetown
  • Walk through Penang’s colonial Georgetown

Itinerary

Explore bustling Bangkok city, a pulsating urban landscape of tall buildings, tuk tuk’s and temples.
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.
Jump on a bike and peddle through Lampang's beautiful lakes and gardens. Admire stunning lotus flowers and cycle among the ruins of Old Sukohthai.
Visit an Elephant Conservation Centre and learn about these noble creatures. Take an unforgettable ride through the forest before spending the evening in the home of Intrepid's long-time village friends.
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.
After taking an overnight train from Chiang Mai, spend a few days exploring the canals and temples of Bangkok.
Set amid hectares of thick jungle, waterfalls and limestone cliffs, Khao Sok is a nature lover's paradise.
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.
Travel to the stunning headlands of Krabi and take a boat trip to the snorkeller's paradise of Phi Phi island.
Wave goodbye to Thailand and visit the World Heritage-listed Georgetown, a colonial city on the island of Penang.
Become immersed in cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur. Search the sprawling shopping complexes for a bargain and take a sightseeing tour around Malaysia's fascinating capital.
Take a trishaw tour around this classic trading port, sampling some of the regions unique cuisine.
Wander through little India and Chinatown before ending the journey among Singapore’s ultra modern vibes.
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Inclusions

Meals
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport
Bus, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Songthaew, Taxi, Train
Accommodation
Guesthouse (4 nights), Homestay (2 nights), Hotel (11 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights), Resort (2 nights)
Included activites
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho temple
  • Chiang Mai - Hot springs
  • Homestay - Thai cooking demonstration
  • Homestay - Village walk
  • Khao Sok - Cheow Lan Lake tour
  • Krabi - Phi Phi Island day trip
  • Kuala Lumpur - Half-day sightseeing tour
  • Lampang - Elephant Conservation Centre
  • Lampang - Elephant ride
  • Melaka - Trishaw tour
  • Sukhothai - Historical park guided cycle tour & home-cooked picnic lunch

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