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Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring

14 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time and welcome to Thailand's famous capital - Bangkok! This evening, the famous Khao San Road is on the itinerary for your first night out. Explore this buzzing traveller hub with your CEO and check out the lively bars and dance parties that line the street. Grab a Thai beer or tea and connect with your fellow travellers. Don't forget to sample local delicacies, and try a deep fried scorpion if you dare!

If you'd like, get here early to get in some sightseeing. It's best to travel around by water taxi, since the streets are so crowded. We recommend Chao Phraya River for its excellent views.

Day 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani
Get on first-name basis with Thailand's capital city by bike with an optional bike tour. Today, you can check out Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, go for a street food crawl, relax with a Thai massage, or explore the klongs (canals) by boat before boarding the overnight train. (B)

Day 3 Surat Thani/Khao Sok
Lush Khao Sok National Park awaits. Today, you can set off to Lake Cheow Lan to take in the views while hiking or swimming in the national park. Spend tonight falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle. This area is known for its natural beauty. You know what that means: lots of chances for photos.

Day 4 Khao Sok/Ko Samui Island
Your next stop is just a ferry ride away. Today, explore Ko Samui Island's beauty by catching the sunset at Chaweng Beach before eating your weight in street food at the night market. For your big night out, head to a popular beach bar, enjoy a drink on us to celebrate life-changing adventures, and dance the night away. (B)

Day 5 Ko Samui Island
Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong National Marine Park. The views here are unforgettable — perfect for making friends back home jealous. Try to spot all the different kinds of marine life here. Be forewarned: it might take you all day. (B, L)

Day 6 Ko Samui Island/George Town
Gear up for a long day of travel. Ferry back to the mainland and continue by private vehicle to cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang. (B)

Day 7 George Town
Get a full day in Penang. Explore the busy streets and check out the colourful famous street art. Trust us: they make for a great backdrop!

Day 8 George Town/Chenderoh Lake
Learn about local culture (especially how to properly tie a sarong!) at this island homestay, nestled in the middle of a beautiful lake. Tonight, relax as you take in the scenery and connect with the family that runs this homestay. (D)

Day 9 Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands
Enjoy slightly cooler temperatures in the Cameron Highlands. Here, explore the well-marked trails through the lush tropical forest, visit a tea plantation, or search for the rafflesia: the world's largest flower. (B)

Day 10 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
Today is yours to take on. Walk around and explore, but don't skip trying the national dish of Malaysia, nasi lemak — a traditional rice dish made with coconut milk and pandan leaf. Once the sun sets, see another side to the city as you stop by the famous Petronas Towers (which light up at night) before checking out the local nightlife.

Day 11 Kuala Lumpur
You've got the whole day for exploring. Head out of town to visit the famous Batu Caves or the Orang Alsi Museum. Later tonight, head to some rooftop bars for drinks and dancing, or stop by the night market and find some flavours you never knew existed. Built in 1928 as a fresh market for locals, and revamped in the 1980s as an outlet for all Malaysian handicrafts, the night market is a local institution. Make sure you don't miss it.

Day 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka
Take to the canals by boat, and see a different side of this old port town. Stop for some famous chicken rice at Kedai Kopi Chung Wah in Chinatown. Locals love it here; they often line up for hours to get a taste. The streets of Chinatown (also known as Jonker Walk) are also lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. Explore the many temples, churches, mosques, museums, and forts.

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.

Day 13 Melaka/Singapore
Head to Singapore today, where you can use your free time to see that famous skyline by boat or eat so much street food, you can barely walk. For a peek into the city-state's past life, wander the old streets of Little India and Chinatown.

Day 14 Singapore
Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and cheers before you head on your way. (B)
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All This Included
Now's the time to explore Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Bliss out on world-class beaches in lush southern Thailand, cool off in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia, and savour the street food and nightlife of Singapore. In this part of Southeast Asia, you'll get to focus on your own adventure: pack your trip with everything you want and nothing you don't.
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Bangkok Your Big Night Out Moment: Koh Samui, Ko Samui Island Your Local Living Moment: Chenderoh Lake Homestay, Chenderoh Lake
  • Ang Thong Marine Park island hopping tour
  • Two street food crawls
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Simple hotels (twin-share) (11 nts)
    Basic bungalows (1 nt)
    Sleeper train (1 nt)
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, taxi.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
Highlights
  • Explore Bangkok's busy markets
  • 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
Accommodations
Simple hotels (twin-share) (9 nts)
Melaka, Malaysia: Fenix Inn (or similar)
Bangkok, Thailand: Bangkok Centre Hotel (or similar)
Singapore, Singapore: Hotel Bencoolen (or similar)
George Town, Malaysia: Grand Swiss Hotel (or similar)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Citin Seacare Hotel Pudu (or similar)
Surat Thani, Thailand: Khao Sok Rainforest Resort (or similar)
George Town, Malaysia: Suka Suka Homestay (or similar)
Tanah Rata, Malaysia: Father's Guest House (or similar)

Hostel (multi-share) (2 nts)
Koh Samui, Thailand: Lub D Samui (or similar)

Basic bungalows (1 nt)

Sleeper train (1 nt)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 10.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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