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Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring
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A two-week adventure show-casing many highlights in Bangkok to Singapore. Explore the frantic streets of Bangkok and eat delicious Thai street food, before heading off for some Island Hopping where you can laze on Thailand’s idyllic beaches and experience the buzzing party night life. Cycle the charming streets of Penang before heading for the Cameron Highlands, one of Malaysia’s most famous hill stations. Wander Kuala Lumpur’s night markets and absorb the vivid cultures of Melaka, before finally exploring the city sights of Singapore. With its combination of pulsating cities, delicious street food and luscious island beaches, Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring will give you a guaranteed fascinating insight into South East Asia.


Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126409
Starts: Bangkok, Thailand Finishes: Singapore, Singapore
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Singapore

Itinerary

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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.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Bangkok/Surat Thani (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Street Food Crawl

Transport:
Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)

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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.

Transport:
Ferry (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 4: Ko Samui Island (1B, 1L)

Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong Marine Park. Take in the views and opt to snorkel if the tide is right.

Included Activities:
Ang Thong Marine Park Island Hopping Tour

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Day 5: Ko Samui Island (1B)

Free day to explore Koh Samui.

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Day 6: Ko Samui Island/George Town (1B)

Cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia)

Transport:
Ferry (3.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))

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Day 7: George Town

Full day in Penang.

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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.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))

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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!

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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.

Transport:
Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)

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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.

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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.

Transport:
Local bus (3.00 hour(s))

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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.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore)

Transport:
Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)

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Day 14: Singapore (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Orientation to Cameron Highlands
    • Ang Thong Marine Park island hopping tour
    • Plenty of free time on Thailand's beautiful beaches
    • Two street food crawls
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Basic bungalows (2 nts), simple hotels (10 nts), sleeper train (1 nt)
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, taxi
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the streets of bustling Bangkok
  • Stop by Penang's Chinese shop houses
  • Glimpse beautiful green vistas in the Cameron Highlands
  • Dive into multicultural Kuala Lumpur
  • Visit three diverse countries in two weeks.


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Robert L Posted on: 

Great way to see Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore for the first time. A day of travel, a day sight seeing before another day of travel was a good way to get around.

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Lucy P Posted on: 

You get to see a lot and travel through lots of different places - but the long bus journeys and hectic schedule may not be for everybody!

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Marina G Posted on: 

I had a great time. Saw and experienced some cool new things and met some great people.

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Kimberly P Posted on: 

The Trip was excellent...lots of travelling and bus time...without our trip leader Kayln, it would have been very difficult

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Julianne A Posted on: 

This was a great tour. It was very social and well paced. I loved the roam aspect to it. I felt as if I didn't need to be stuck to a tour the whole time and explore for myself.

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Hillary G Posted on: 

It was good, and having someone take care of the details left me with more time to worry about other things.

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Monique J Posted on: 

We had a great experience! We have seen sooo much in only 2 weeks time, unbelievable! Feels like we were away for 6 weeks..

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Leslie C Posted on: 

This tour allowed you to experience in most cases the challenges the populace in the countries visited encounter on a daily basis.

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Heather J Posted on: 

It was an excellant way to see Malaysia without the hassle of worrying and with the enjoyable comapny of others!

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Hannah U Posted on: 

Well organized, good food and nice guest houses.

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