Classic Malaysia & Thailand Itinerary

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Buddhas, Thailand

Chillis, Thailand

Children, Malaysia

Monkey, Malaysia

Rainforest river, Malaysia

Day 1 Singapore

Discover sultry Singapore, a city that merges towering megamalls and skyscrapers with emerald green parks and vibrant colonial history. Arrive early to take in the fragrant spices of little India, get a whiff of incense in Chinatown or escape the heat by ducking into an air-condtioned oasis for a shopping extravaganza on Orchard Rd.
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Days 2-3 Melaka

Travel to Melaka, a former colonial outpost, which retains a distinctive old-world air. Absorb its character on a trishaw ride through its winding streets and sample flavours of the exciting fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisine in a nonya cooking class.
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Days 4-5 Kuala Lumpur

Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia, a mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures. Perhaps soak up the view from atop the Menara Kuala Lumpur before being treated to a cultural performance and buffet dinner. Be entertained with traditional dances from around the Malaysian Peninsular and Borneo.
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Day 6 Malay Homestay

Be treated to a memorable homestay on a small island located in the centre of a picturesque lake. Enjoy traditional delicacies, don a sarong and get into the swing of things - Malay style.
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Day 7 Penang

From its elaborate Indian temples to its Chinese shop houses and statuesque Islamic mosques, Penang is packed with cross-cultural historic attractions. Take time to tour the magnificent Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion or poke around the antique shops of Chulia Street.
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Days 8-9 Pulau Langkawi

With miles of white, sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforest and plenty of sleepy traditional Malay villages, Pulau Langkawi is the perfect place to get away from it all. Swim with shoals of colourful fish in the Pulau Payar Marine Park, indulge in a barbecue seafood dinner and take a cable car ride to enjoy spectacular views over this tropical haven. Be sure to spend some time channelling holiday vibes while kicking back on a soft, sandy beach.
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Days 10-11 Bangkok

Arrive in Thailand and jump straight into the fray in Bangkok - a modern city with an ancient heart. Visit the Emerald Buddha housed beneath the gleaming spires of the Grand Palace and cruise the canals to see the contrast between city and canal-side life.
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Days 12-13 Chiang Mai

Venture north to Chiang Mai and learn to whip up local delicacies in a hands-on cooking lesson. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride to Wiang Kum Kam to explore its well-preserved ruins. Chat with friendly monks at the Wat Chedi Luang temple complex and climb up to Doi Suthep, a sacred mountain famous for its copper-plated chedi and sweeping views. At night, enjoy local specialties and a cultural performance.
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Day 14 H'mong Lodge

Head into the Thai countryside where rice fields meet the forest. Get acquainted with Thailand's second-largest hilltribe group - the H'mong. Admire the embroidered aprons, sashes and silver jewellery worn by many H'mong females and gain an insight into local customs during a cultural performance.

Day 15 Lampang - Sukhothai

Travel on to the pleasant town of Lampang and drop into the Friends of the Asian Elephant Centre to learn about the important work this organisation is doing in promoting elephant welfare. After spending some time in the company of these magnificent creatures, continue to Sukhothai and wander among the statues and monuments that stand as a reminder of Siam's golden age.
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Days 16-17 Kanchanaburi/River Kwai

Make a sobering visit to the Hellfire Pass Memorial. Board a train at Nam Tok station - the main terminal of the Death Railway - and ride along these historic tracks, passing over the original wooden viaduct, the bridge on the River Kwai.
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Days 18-19 Bangkok

Return to Bangkok, where there’s ample time for some last minute shopping before a cruise and farewell dinner on the mighty Chao Phraya River.
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