Category: Asia Price: From £881 (Was £979) Days: 14
Starts at Bangkok, Thailand. Ends at Singapore
Duration: 14 Days
DAY 1: BANGKOK
The city has so many options for sightseeing, those who arrive early will have plenty to fill the day. The best way to get around Bangkok is by water taxi, as the streets are often crowded with traffic. From the Chao Phraya River, enjoy an excellent view of the vast metropolis.
Consider taking a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok—the life that goes on along these canals seems like a different world. Visit Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha and consider getting a traditional Thai massage here at the school in the temple. If not at Wat Pho, be sure to get a massage at one of the many spas near the hotel.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
DAY 2: BANGKOK/SURAT THANI
Opt to visit Wat Po, home of the giant reclining Buddha, or arrange a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok. Enjoy some free time ahead of boarding the sleeper train to Surat Thani, the gateway to the south.
Street Food Crawl
Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
DAY 3: SURAT THANI/KO SAMUI ISLAND
Lying off of Thailand's east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a tropical retreat: white-sand beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood and warm, clear waters.
Ferry (3.00 hour(s))
DAY 4: KO SAMUI ISLAND
Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong Marine Park. Take in the views and opt to snorkel if the tide is right.
Ang Thong Marine Park Island Hopping Tour
DAY 5: KO SAMUI ISLAND
Free day to explore Koh Samui.
DAY 6: KO SAMUI ISLAND/GEORGE TOWN
Cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".
Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia)
Ferry (3.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
DAY 7: GEORGE TOWN
Full day in Penang.
DAY 8: GEORGE TOWN/CAMERON HIGHLANDS
Board a private bus and head for the hills! Enjoy the view from the lowlands through to mountainous terrain.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
DAY 9: CAMERON HIGHLANDS
Full day in Cameron Highlands. Take a walk along one of the many well marked trails, visit the tea plantations or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures!
DAY 10: CAMERON HIGHLANDS/KUALA LUMPUR
Enjoy ample time to see the city's impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives this city such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel.
Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)
DAY 11: KUALA LUMPUR
Enjoy a full day in Kuala Lumpur to explore. Just outside of town, to the north, are the famous Batu Caves and the Orang Asli Museum. The evening is best spent at the night market sampling the different cuisine, some of the best in South East Asia. Bargain hunt among the stalls of Chinatown's night market and don't forget to visit to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world.
DAY 12: KUALA LUMPUR/MELAKA
Visit the old port town of Melaka, wander the narrow streets and absorb the atmosphere of this historically important town. The streets of Chinatown are lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. There are temples, churches and mosques, museums and forts to explore.
Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
DAY 13: MELAKA/SINGAPORE
In the morning cross the Straits of Johore and onto the island of Singapore. Tonight opt to visit the world famous night safari, take in a harbour cruise around Boat Quay or sample some mouth watering local food at one of the many hawker street stands.
Wander the streets of Little India and Chinatown for a great way to see the old parts of the city.
Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore)
Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
DAY 14: SINGAPORE
Depart at any time.