Take a spicy adventure from Bangkok to Bali, via Malaysia
Travel from Bangkok to Ubud on a voyage of discovery. Soaking up the regions traditional culture and revel in the exotic flavours of the islands. With golden temples and saffron-robed monks, soft white sand beaches and bright blue skies, tantalising seafood and a host of shopping spots, our journey from Thailand to Indonesia via the Malay Peninsula is sure to delight.
Explore the stunning natural areas including Khao Sok National Park, Ao Thaland near Krabi, and Green Canyon near Pangandaran
Get to know Thailand and Malaysian cultures through their food. Taste Thai traditions while learning how to cook an authentic Southern Thai dish with a village homestay host, sample Hawker food in Penang, and take a food tour through Kuala Lumpur
Travel by train, bus, bicycle, boat, cycle rickshaw, kayak and by foot - all the best ways to get you close to the attractions and chatting to the locals
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
Take a guided walk through the jungle and rice paddies of Seloliman Nature Reserve, then sit back, relax and soak up the ambience under the stars
Climbing Mt Bromo in the early hours of the morning is an adventure to remember. If the conditions are right, you'll be rewarded with a dazzling sunset over mist-laden volcanoes
There's plenty of time to chill out by the beach at beautiful Ao Nang in Thailand and Pemuteran in Bali
This trip is a combination of two separate itineraries and does not include the connecting flight from Singapore to Jakarta. Your will need to book your own flight between these destinations, and make your own way to the joining point hotel in Jakarta.
This trip includes includes walking, hiking, cycling and kayaking. Whilst most of these activities will not require training or much previous experience, a moderate level of fitness will help you to get the most out of this trip.
On this itinerary we cover a lot of distance. There are some longer travelling days on public and private buses, as well as an overnight train. It is best to prepare for the longer journeys with some snacks and entertainment.
This itinerary travels through multiple countries, each with their respective customs and National Holidays. Please read the trip notes for more information about what to expect and national holidays.
We stay with a family in a village homestay in Thailand, with simple mutli-share accommodation. Conservative dress is also recommended.
Dress standards in most of Java, Indonesia, are more conservative than other areas of Asia. Conservative dress is also recommended for this portion of the trip. Please refer to the 'What to Take' section of the notes.
Accommodation at Seloliman Nature Reserve, and near Mt Bromo is in basic guesthouses. Set on the edge of a tropical forest the Seloliman Reserve embraces philosophies of environmental education, and we are sure you will get a good nights sleep. The next night close to the base Mt Bromo our guesthouse is selected for it's location. Our stay is short, as we awake very early the next day for our sunrise hike.
1. The flight from Singapore to Jakarta on Day 15 is NOT included. Please see Day 15 of the Itinerary for details on when to book your connecting flight.
2. In order to book the train tickets on this trip we require your full passport details at time of booking, or at the latest 45 days prior to travel. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket or alternative transport costs.
3. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 2 (overnight sleeper train), 5 (homestay), and 22 & 23 (small guesthouse accommodation) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Bangkok to Bali trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
Brilliant trip with good combination of bustling cities and quiet countryside with a chance to meet the local people and enjoy the culinary delights of four countries. (I feel Intrepid could get free publicity from offering trip members either a "Intrepid sun hat or T-shirt" with a logo something like "I've been on a Intrepid trip"). I also strongly recommend "All4Diving" in Sanur who were very professional.
Review submitted 16 Feb 2018
Intrepid Travel is the best of both worlds. It offers the convenience of group travel with plenty of free time to explore your own interests. The guides are always professional, friendly, supportive, and helpful. All of the trips I have taken with them have been excellent.
Review submitted 12 Sep 2017