South-East Asia Uncovered

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Countries: Malaysia / Singapore / Thailand
Duration: 3 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 1750 £ Pound (UK)

Now that you’ve come all the way to Asia, it’s time to go big or go home. And on this 24-day trip, we guarantee that you’ll be having too much of a blast to miss home at all. Imagine making your way overland from Singapore, through Malaysia and into Thailand.

Then just keeping on going to experience the culture and activity of the hilltribes. You’ll get to know the excitement of Kuala Lumpur, the relaxation of the tea stations of the Cameron Highlands, the somber history of Kanchanaburi and the warmth of the beaches of Krabi. With days full of sights to see and evenings full of things to do, there’s no way you’ll be bored on this dynamic tour of Southeast Asia.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Singapore
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Singapore/Melaka
Cross into Malaysia and journey to Melaka. Take a trishaw ride and then opt for a city boat trip.

Day 3 - Melaka/Kuala Lumpur
Drive to Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy a half-day city tour.

Day 4 - Kuala Lumpur
Opt to visit the Petronas Towers, Islamic Arts Museum, or Lake Gardens.

Day 5 - Kuala Lumpur/Cameron Highlands
Head to higher ground and enjoy the cooler air in the Cameron Highlands.

Day 6 - Cameron Highlands
Enjoy a full-day rainforest expedition and a visit to a butterfly farm.

Day 7 - Cameron Highlands/George Town
Travel to Penang and opt for a city tour before relaxing on the beach or shopping in town.

Day 8 - George Town
Enjoy a free day to explore Penang. Opt to visit the Pinang Peranakan Museum, Khoo Kongsi (a restored heritage site), the famous Indian quarter, Penang Hill, and the Clan Jetties to see the traditional Chinese settlement.

Day 9 - George Town/Ko Klang
Cross into Thailand and enjoy a homestay in this tropical paradise.

Day 10 - Koh Klang/Ao Nang
Transfer from your homestay to a hotel before choosing to swim, snorkel, kayak, take a Thai cooking class, or go rock climbing.

Day 11 - Ao Nang
Free time to explore or just relax on the beach.

Day 12 - Ao Nang/Bangkok
Enjoy a last day in paradise at Ao Nang before boarding an overnight train to Bangkok.

Day 13 - Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok in the morning and take a guided longboat klong tour and explore Wat Po temple. Opt to visit to the Grand Palace and National Museum or shop on Khao San Road.

Day 14 - Bangkok
Head out and explore all you can in this sprawling city.

Day 15 - Bangkok/Kanchanaburi
Enjoy a klong boat tour of Bangkok including a visit to Wat Po. Travel to Kanchanaburi and head to your floating rafthouse accommodation. Enjoy free time to explore.

Day 16 - Kanchanaburi
Enjoy a day of sightseeing at Erawan Falls and the Bridge on the River Kwai.

Day 17 - Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Travel to Ayutthaya and visit the historical sites of the old capital city. Opt to visit Chan Kasem National Museum and Chao Sam Phraya Museum.

Day 18 - Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai
Spend a full day exploring Ayutthaya before boarding an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 19 - Chiang Mai
Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the city. Visit Doi Suthep in the afternoon.

Day 20 - Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Chok
Depart from Chiang Mai and head for the remote villages of Northern Thailand.

Day 21 - Ban Mae Chok/Ban Pa Khao Lam
Trek for 3-4 hours after breakfast through rice and vegetable fields. After lunch continue on for 1-2 more hours to a Karen tribe's village.

Day 22 - Ban Pa Khao Lam/Ban Muang Kut
Board a bamboo raft for an leisurely ride along the Mae Tang River. Meet some local Lahu people before heading to the Shan village for lunch.

Day 23 - Ban Muang Kut/Chiang Mai
After breakfast, leave the hilltribe villages behind and head back to Chiang Mai with free time in the afternoon to explore.

Day 24 - Chiang Mai
Depart at any time.

 

What's Included

  • Trishaw ride in Melaka
  • Kuala Lumpur city tour (half-day)
  • Rainforest expedition in Cameron Highlands
  • Butterfly farm visit
  • Local homestay in Krabi
  • Free time on spectacular beaches
  • Bangkok klong tour
  • Wat Po entrance and guide
  • Erawan Falls and Bridge on the River Kwai visit (Kanchanaburi)
  • Rafthouse stay
  • Temple ruins tour (Ayutthaya)
  • Thai Burma Railway Centre visit
  • Doi Suthep temple visit (Chiang Mai)
  • 3-day trek
  • Karen village visit
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Accommodation: Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), rafthouse (1 nt), simple hotels (11 nts), sleeper train (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), basic huts (2 nts, multi-share)
  • Meals: 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD500-600 for meals not included)
  • Transportation: Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, trishaw, walking
  • Staff & experts: Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist local guide for the trek

Tour Price

£1599

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