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.
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)
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))
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
Free day to explore Koh Samui.
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))
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)
Depart at any time.
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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.Overall Rating
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!Overall Rating
I had a great time. Saw and experienced some cool new things and met some great people.Overall Rating
The Trip was excellent...lots of travelling and bus time...without our trip leader Kayln, it would have been very difficultOverall Rating
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.Overall Rating
It was good, and having someone take care of the details left me with more time to worry about other things.Overall Rating
We had a great experience! We have seen sooo much in only 2 weeks time, unbelievable! Feels like we were away for 6 weeks..Overall Rating
This tour allowed you to experience in most cases the challenges the populace in the countries visited encounter on a daily basis.Overall Rating
It was an excellant way to see Malaysia without the hassle of worrying and with the enjoyable comapny of others!Overall Rating
Well organized, good food and nice guest houses.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring
Duration: 14 Days
From Price: 1119
Trip Code: 126409
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