Ever dreamt of an adventure which takes you from the infectious buzz of Bangkok to ancient Indonesian temples, and from the spine-tingling sunrise vistas of Mt. Bromo to the white-sand beaches of Bali? Bangkok to Bali on a Shoestring definitely fits the bill, with ancient culture, friendly locals, blissful beaches, vibrant cities infused with a mesmerising blend of spirituality and unforgettable beauty. Get lost in Bangkok’s busy backstreets, be dazzled by Penang’s colourful bazaars and night markets, try a world-famous Singapore Sling and marvel at the majesty of Mt. Bromo. Along the way, you can slurp down everything from rice noodles and Pad Thai in Bangkok to peanut satay in Indonesia.
Duration: 28 Days
Accommodation: Not Rated%
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Bangkok, Thailand
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Light
Trip Rating: 0%
Trip ID: 126965
End City: Kuta, Indonesia
|Duration: 28 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of:||Physical rating: Light|
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|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 126965|
|Starts: Bangkok, Thailand||Finishes: Kuta, Indonesia|
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
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)
Transfer to Krabi and enjoy a few days on the beach on the Andaman Sea.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a full-day snorkelling trip to Koh Phi Phi.
Phi Phi Island Tour
Take advantage of a free day to do everything or nothing at all.
Cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".
Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia)
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))
Full day in Penang.
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))
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!
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)
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.
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))
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)
There may be some travellers leaving the tour in Singapore and others joining in Jakarta.
Plane (4.00 hour(s))
Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.
Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. The homestay is located on the outer ring of Cianjur, and accommodation is multi-share.
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesia's third largest city.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.
Train (7.00 hour(s))
Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
Begin the day with the train journey to Malang. On arrival in Malang, transfer to a private vehicle for about an hour to reach Ngadas.
Upon arrival in the village, meet your hosts and settle into the homestay. In the evening, enjoy a dinner of local fare before gathering at the home of one of the community leaders to learn more about the region's customs and history.
Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
After an early breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and explore more of the village on an included walk. Then begin the trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through a G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Opt to hike to the volcano's crater before continuing to the hotel.
Ancestor Trail Trek
Mount Bromo Crater Walk
A pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim is a must, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.
Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock.
Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
Today's drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination.
Our journey takes us across the island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, and quaint scenes of local village life. We then arrive at our overnight destination – culturally-rich Ubud.
Bali Community Training Lunch Program
Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours)
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta.
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Trip Name: Bangkok to Kuta on a Shoestring
Duration: 28 Days
From Price: 3149
Trip Code: 126965
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