Best of Thailand & Malaysia

22 Days | See South East Asia’s best, from Bangkok to Singapore.

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Visit South East Asia’s buzzing cities and pristine islands on a jam-packed journey through Thailand and Malaysia. Travel to Northern Thailand and experience the incredible hospitality of the Thai people on a rural homestay, and discover Chiang Mai – a treasure trove of glittering temples and mouth-watering cuisine. Relax in the laidback beachside bliss of Ao Nang, see a different side to the modern metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, and find food heaven in Penang and Singapore. By visiting rural communities, animal welfare initiatives and local cooking schools along the way, you’ll gain a true sense of what this region is really about and discover why South East Asia shines bright as a diverse and delightful place of adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Best Of Thailand & Malaysia including Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Singapore, Singapore
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TTSLC
This trip generates 60 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Support an important animal welfare initiative and get close to incredible creatures at Chang Chill Elephant Park.
  • See how the locals live on a bicycle ride through your homestay village. Ride past the rice fields and breathe in the fresh country air, with beautiful mountains in the distance.
  • Dive into a nature lover’s paradise at Khao Sok National Park, exploring, hiking, relaxing, and cruising by longtail boat on a limestone cliff-circled lake.
  • Find a slice of paradise on an included sea kayaking trip through the stunning inlets, caves and hidden lagoons of mangrove forests.
  • Encounter the fusion of cultures that gives Penang a unique atmosphere; walk down the backstreets where colonial buildings, tumble-down shops and hawker-filled alleyways meld with cool street art.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes a night on an overnight sleeper train. 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 is one night at a homestay 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.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Public bus, Songthaew, Taxi, Bicycle, Plane

Accommodation

Resort (5 nights), Hotel (14 nights), Multi-share Homestay (1 night), overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Activities
  • Sukhothai - Night Market
  • Sukhothai - Historical Park bike tour
  • Sukhothai - Home-cooked picnic lunch
  • Village Homestay - Cultural performance
  • Village Homestay - Khantok dinner
  • Village Homestay - Home-Cooked Lunch
  • Village Homestay - Cycling tour
  • Chiang Mai - Fresh Produce Market Visit
  • Chiang Mai - ChangChill Elephant Sanctuary
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho
  • Khao Sok - Cheow Lan Lake tour
  • Khao Sok - Rafthouse lunch
  • Ao Nang - Baan Bor Tor sea kayaking
  • Ao Nang - sea kayaking lunch
  • Trang - Mod Tanoy village walking tour
  • Trang - Mod Tanoy village community activities
  • Trang - Mod Tanoy village community lunch
  • Penang - Hawker food experience
  • Penang - Walking tour, including Clan Jetty & Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Kuala Lumpur – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Melaka - Trishaw sightseeing tour
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Chiang Mai - Night Market - Free
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple Complex (Entrance) - THB50
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Ao Nang - Rock Climbing - THB1800
  • Ao Nang - Phi Phi Island Day Tour - THB1600
  • Penang - Khoo Kongsi - MYR10
  • Penang - Funicular Railway - MYR55
  • Penang - Teluk Bahang National Park - MYR9
  • Penang - Trishaw Ride - MYR50
  • Penang - Chong Fat Tze Museum - MYR17
  • Kuala Lumpur - KL Tower - MYR49
  • Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Towers Skybridge & Observation Deck - MYR98
  • Kuala Lumpur - Planetarium - MYR12
  • Kuala Lumpur - Islamic Arts Museum - MYR14
  • Kuala Lumpur – Bike Tour - MYR215
  • Melaka - Stadhuys - MYR10
  • Melaka - Taming Sari Tower - MYR23
  • Melaka - Cheng Ho Museum - MYR20
  • Melaka - Eco Bike Tour - MYR120
  • Melaka - Museum Of Enduring Beauty - MYR1
  • Melaka - River Tour - MYR30
  • Melaka - Half day cycling tour - MYR200

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes days 4 (Homestay and 9 (overnight sleeper train), where you will be in shared accommodation. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.

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Mohtasham · Traveled April 2024
Review submitted 29 Apr 2024
Best of Thailand & Malaysia
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CAD $4,599