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Bangkok to Singapore on a Shoestring
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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.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATRM/126409
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Singapore, Singapore
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Surat Thani
  • Khao Sok
  • Ko Samui Island
  • George Town
  • Chenderoh Lake
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Melaka
  • Singapore

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

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

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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.

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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.

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Day 4: Khao Sok/Ko Samui Island

Your next stop is just a ferry ride away. Today, explore Ko Samui's beauty by catching the sunset at Chaweng Beach before eating your weight in street food at the Chaweng Night Market.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Bangkok 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
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (10 nts), basic bungalows (2 nts), sleeper train (1 nt)
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, taxi
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
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Tour 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