Epic Bangkok to Singapore

22 Days | Take an epic journey from bustling Bangkok to saucy Singapore

4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
USD $1,880
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

On this epic 22-day exploration of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, you’ll explore the bustling hub of Bangkok, checking out the night markets and bars before trekking the hillside villages outside Chiang Mai. See the city and its colourful nightlife, then find waterfalls, herds of elephants and some pretty unforgettable natural scenery you’d only see from local hilltribes. Kick back on the pristine waters of Ko Samui Island and cycle through rural villages to waterfalls. Laze on the palm-fringed beaches of Ao Nang (with loads of free time to go sea-kayaking or brush up on your rock-climbing skills) and eat your way through Penang’s street food. Stay with the locals during unique homestay experiences in Phrom Lok and northern Thailand and tuck into some delicious home-cooked Thai food. On this adventure, you’ll visit temples, take street food tours, soak in panoramic views, see UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tantalise your tastebuds with some of the tastiest food in the world!

Trip overview

Map of Epic Bangkok To Singapore including Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Singapore, Singapore
18 to 35s
Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia
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Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
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This trip generates 55 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.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Trek deep – super deep – into the northern Thai hinterland with two days of trekking and two nights staying in a traditional hilltribe village, laughing with the locals and learning about their lifestyle. 
  • Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Thailand, from cascading waterfalls and mountainside views to a kayaking adventure on Mae Taeng River and a couple of days lazing on Ko Samui Island. 
  • Tick some South East Asian highlights off your bucket list with this epic trip through the paradise of Koh Samui Island, the serenity of the Cameron Highlands and the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
  • Settle into local life with a homestay in Phrom Lok. Cycle around the countryside, cool off in a waterfall and tuck into some delicious home-cooked meals.
  • Take some time out in Ao Nang to recharge and relax and soak up the beach side bliss with loads of free time to go sea kayaking, rock climbing or cocktail hunting.  

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is designed with a lot of free time, rather than set included activities to give you the flexibility and space for making your own discoveries. This is a great way to travel independently while drawing on the knowledge of local leaders.
  • This trip includes a two-day hillside trek, which is challenging and involves a lot of walking. Take note of the time of year you’re trekking to know what to expect weather-wise. The wet season runs from May to October and often results in muddy or slippery paths. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have a good level of fitness. 
  • Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way, you get the most out of your interactions with local people. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. 
  • This trip involves some long journeys on the road and overnight trains, which can be tiresome. Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are a true local experience and the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at your destinations. Occasionally, passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and/or you'll share with locals or travellers from other groups. For your own security, take a lock for your luggage. 


Map of Epic Bangkok To Singapore including Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand



9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners


Shared boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Public bus, Songthaew, Taxi


Hotel (13 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 night), Hilltribe Village House (multi-share) (2 nights), Resort (2 nights), Homestay (1 night)

  • Bangkok - Orientation Walk
  • Chiang Mai - Night Bazaar & Anusarn Market
  • Chiang Mai - Orientation Walk
  • Huey Nam Dang - Hilltribe Trek – 2 Days
  • Hilltribe Trek - Mae Malai Market Visit
  • Hilltribe Village - Home-cooked Dinner
  • Hilltribe Trek – Mok Fah Waterfall
  • Sop Kai Village - River Kayaking
  • Bangkok - Wang Lang Local Market
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho
  • Ko Samui - Half Day Guided Tour
  • Phrom Lok – Bike Hire
  • Phrom Lok – Home-cooked Dinner
  • Phrom Lok – Community Visit and Homestay
  • Phrom Lok – Waterfall Visit
  • Penang - Hawker food experience
  • Penang - leader led orientation walk
  • Ipoh - Temple Visit
  • Melaka - Orientation Walk
  • Singapore - Orientation Walk
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Chiang Mai - Thai massage - THB200
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple Complex (Entrance) - THB50
  • Chiang Mai - Bicycle tour - THB990
  • Chaing Mai - Cooking at Home Cookery School - THB1400
  • Chiang Mai – Zipline (from) - THB1900
  • Mae Taeng - Whitewater Rafting - THB1800
  • Chiang Mai - Muay Thai Class (Thai boxing) - THB460
  • Chiang Mai - Chuan Chom Vocational Training Centre - Massage (from) - THB250
  • Chiang Mai - Wat Chedi Luang Temple - THB40
  • Chiang Mai - ChangChill Elephant Sanctuary - THB1900
  • Chiang Mai – Whitewater Rafting - THB1800
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon (Entrance) - THB300
  • Chiang Mai - Wat Prasingh Temple - THB40
  • Ko Samui - Samui Elephant Sanctuary - THB3500
  • Ko Samui - Thai Massage - THB300
  • Ko Samui - Thai Cooking Class - THB2300
  • Ko Samui - Ang Thong Marine Park tour - THB2500
  • Ko Samui - Day trip to Koh Tao - THB2400
  • Ko Samui - Island sightseeing tour - THB1800
  • Koh Tao - Koh Nang Yuan Snorkeling Day Trip - THB2200
  • Ao Nang - Transport to Railay Beach (round trip) - THB200
  • Ao Nang - Rock Climbing - THB1800
  • Ao Nang - Sea kayaking - THB1800
  • Ao Nang - Thai Cooking Class - THB1300
  • Ao Nang - Phi Phi Island Day Tour - THB1600
  • Ao Nang - Scuba Diving (3 dives) - THB4000
  • Ao Nang - Four Islands Snorkelling Tour - THB1400
  • Penang - Trishaw Ride - MYR50
  • Penang - Teluk Bahang National Park - MYR9
  • Penang - Khoo Kongsi - MYR10
  • Penang - Kek Lok Si Temple - MYR8
  • Penang - Funicular Railway - MYR55
  • Penang - Penang Hill and Temple Tour - MYR230
  • Cameron Highlands – Sightseeing Tour - MYR25
  • Cameron Highlands – Adventure Tour - MYR50
  • Kuala Lumpur - Batu Cave - Free
  • Kuala Lumpur - KL Tower - MYR49
  • Kuala Lumpur - National Mosque - Free
  • Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Towers Skybridge & Observation Deck - MYR98
  • Kuala Lumpur - Islamic Arts Museum - MYR14
  • Kuala Lumpur – Bike Tour - MYR215
  • Kuala Lumpur – Foodie Experience - USD62
  • Melaka - Baba Nonya Heritage Museum - MYR16
  • Melaka - Museum Of Enduring Beauty - MYR1
  • Melaka - River Tour - MYR30
  • Melaka - Trishaw sightseeing tour - MYR50
  • Melaka - Eco Bike Tour - MYR120

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is bookable on this trip, subject to availability, and excludes Days 2, 7 & 9 (Overnight train), Days 4 & 5 (Hilltribe Village), and Day 12 (Homestay). Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.
2. Please provide your full name as per passport and passport number 45 days prior to departure in order to secure the train ticket in Malaysia. 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.

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4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Alicia · Traveled February 2023
I really enjoyed this trip, I felt like the Thailand aspect was very well organised, Malaysia we had a lot more free days. I loved staying in the jungle and the rafthouse - they were definite highlights for me. I felt like we had too long at some places in Malaysia and there wasn’t much to do. Singapore was great too but I would recommend staying there more than the one night included as there was lots to do.
Review submitted 12 Mar 2023

Amber · Traveled October 2022
I had an amazing time . Phenomenal guide and fun activities.
Review submitted 28 Oct 2022
Epic Bangkok to Singapore
USD $1,880