Classic Malaysia & Thailand Overview

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Visit Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Bangkok as you explore Malaysia and Thailand.

Sample the delights of South-East Asia as we bring you the best of Thailand, and Malaysia. Our journey through Thailand and the Malay Peninsula covers all the must-sees including glittering temples, palace ruins, tribal performances, traditional food, colonial cities, pristine beaches and a large dose of culture. Visit Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Bangkok and Chiang Mai as you sit back and enjoy the ride in comfort!

  • Experience Thailand's H'mong hilltribe culture
  • Follow in the footsteps of old-world traders in historic Melaka
  • Join a cooking school in Chiang Mai
  • Meet baby elephants in Chiang Mai
  • Peer into the past in old Penang
  • Relish the serenity of Pulau Langkawi
  • Update your wardrobe in the ultra-chic shops of Orchard Road
  • Wander around Thailand's ancient ruins

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Finish:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (14 nts), Lodge (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private minibus, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Taxi, Train, Trishaw, Van
  • Included activities:

    Baba Nyonya cooking class, Bangkok - Grand Palace, Cable car, Chiang Mai - Baan Thai Cookery School half-day course OR Half-day cycling, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Chiang Mai - Khantohk dinner and cultural show, Complimentary airport arrival transfer, Culture show and dinner, Death Railway & Bridge on River Kwai, H'mong Lodge meal and cultural show, Kanchanaburi - Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, Kanchanaburi - Jeath War Museum, Khlong (canal) tour, Langkawi island tour, Melaka - Trishaw tour, Seafood dinner, Sukhothai - Historical park guided cycle tour & home-cooked picnic lunch, Tea plantation tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    541kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. The flight between Penang and Bangkok (2012), or between Pulau Langkawi and Bangkok (2013) is NOT included. Please see important notes for details. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking. 4. Strict luggage limits apply. See under the Important Notes section section of Trip Notes for more information. TRIP CHANGES 2013 Please note in 2013 this trip will be 19 days, instead of 17 days in 2012. The itinerary will depart on selected Thursdays, rather than selected Saturdays. The itinerary is as follows: Day 1 Singapore Days 2-3 Melaka Days 4-5 Kuala Lumpur Day 6 Island Hideaway Day 7 Penang Days 8-9 Pulau Langkawi Days 10-11 Bangkok Day 13 Chiang Mai Day 14 H'mong Lodge Day 15 Sukhothai Days 16-17 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai Days 18-19 Bangkok The exact itinerary and prices will be released on the 1st November 2012

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Day 1 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian food has been heavily influenced by centuries of migration and trade. Chinese, India, Portuguese, Dutch and the native Malay - Peranakan. No where is that more evident than in Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2 Cameron Highlands

With rolling green hills covered in farms and tea plantations, the Cameron Highlands has a British Colonial feel and is a cooler change to the humid lowlands.

Days 3-4 Melaka

An intriguing blend of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese cultures, Melaka has a wealth of interesting architecture, distinctive food and cultural heritage.

Days 5-6 Pulau Langkawi

The largest island in the Langkawi archipelago, Pulau Langkawi is an island paradise with white, sandy beaches, pristine jungle and traditional rural areas.

Day 7 Penang

Penang - Malaysia's prized island - has a beautiful coastline, wonderful cuisine and its colonial heritage is still present in amongst the modern skyscrapers that tower over Georgetown.

Days 8-9 Bangkok

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

Days 10-11 Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Day 12 H'mong Lodge

Originally from mountainous areas of southern China, the H'mong people are made up of eighteen clans. Witness their colourful culture on a fascinating lodge stay.

Day 13 Sukhothai

With some of the most impressive ruins in Thailand, Sukhothai is a friendly town with a wealth of fabulous sights to see.

Days 14-15 Days 14-15 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Famed as the location of the Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi is a beautiful town surrounded by verdant jungle, waterfalls and rivers.

Days 16-17 Bangkok

Bangkok is more than just colourful city streets, khlongs (canals) weave their way through suburbs, forest parks green up the city and Buddhist temples help bring serenity.
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