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Trip Highlights
Trip code: ATRM

  • Explore Bangkok's busy markets
  • Chill on the beaches of Krabi and party hard
  • Stop by Penang's Chinese shop houses
  • Get a glimpse of the beautiful green vistas in the Cameron Highlands
  • Explore Kuala Lumpur and see the Twin Towers
  • Shop till you drop in Singapore
  • Visit three diverse countries in two weeks

Tour Details

If you are all set to explore the madness of Bangkok and party at the Khao San Road with your new travel mates, before traveling towards the south for a snorkeling excursion to Koh Phi Phi, then this 14 days tour will be perfect for you! Oh wait - there's actually much more to it! You'll be heading to Cameron Highlands in Malaysia and then to the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, to witness the heights of the Twin Towers! Your trip will finally wind up in Singapore, where you can binge on some delicious Asian cuisine, explore the zoo and the bird park to see some rare species of birds and animals and walk around Marina Bay! Sounds like an exciting gap year plan, doesn't it?
 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Bangkok

Our coordinator will be there at Suvarnabhumi Airport to greet you once you arrive, and then you'll be taken to the accommodation where you can take rest after your long flight. Meet your fellow travelers and get to know them better, as you'll be spending almost a month with them! In the evening, you can head out to explore the Khao San Road and binge on some local delicacies.
 

Day 2 - Bangkok to Surat Thani

You can head out to visit the Wat Pho and the Grand Palace in the morning. You can also head out for a street food crawl during lunch. You’ll catch the overnight train to Surat Thani.
 

Day 3 - Surat Thani to Krabi

Today you'll be traveling to Krabi - a favorite spot for beach lovers! You'll be here for the next couple of days, so relax, unwind, and enjoy the beach life!
 

Day 4 to Day 5 - Krabi

You'll be getting an opportunity to enjoy a full day snorkeling trip to Koh Phi Phi - isn't that exciting? Get closer to the marine life, and enjoy the beachside vibes.
 

Day 6 - Krabi to George Town

It'll be a long journey today, as you'll be traveling from Thailand to Malaysia. From Krabi, you'll be heading to Georgetown, which is the colorful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang.
 

Day 7 - George Town

You'll have the entire day to explore Penang! You can go for visiting the Penang Peranakan Museum, Kek Lok Si Temple and binge on some street food at the local markets.
 

Day 8 - George Town to Cameron Highlands

It'll take around 6 hours to travel to Cameron Highlands. You can walk around town and opt to take a tour of the highlands. Your coordinator will take you for an Orientation Walk.
 

Day 9 - Cameron Highlands

You have the entire day to explore the highlands. You can go for the Rainforest Expedition, and explore the flora and fauna of the region and spot the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower. Soak in the freshness of nature and bathe under a waterfall as well!
 

Day 10 - Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur

It's time to explore the Malaysian capital. Kuala Lumpur. Visit the famous Petronas Towers, also known as the Twin Towers. You'll have ample time to see the city's impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cosmopolitan culture.

Day 11 - Kuala Lumpur

You have the entire day to explore the city! The best thing would be to head out of town to visit the famous Batu Caves. These 400-million-year-old limestone caves will definitely leave you awestruck. Return back by evening and spend some time exploring the food scenes in Kuala Lumpur.
 

Day 12 - Kuala Lumpur to Melaka

It's time to head towards the old port town of Melaka. You can opt for a boat ride and explore the Malay villages. Otherwise, visit the temples, churches, mosques and museums and binge on their traditional cuisine, Nyonya.

Day 13 - Melaka to Singapore

You'll be crossing the Straits of Johore and enter Singapore. Visit the Merlion Park and the Marina Bay Sands, and opt for a cruise around Boat Quay, and later go to Chinatown for an amazing dinner!

Day 14 - Explore Singapore and fly back home

You can visit the Singapore Zoo and the Jurong Bird Park, or head towards Sentosa Islands to explore the Universal Studios. You can book your returning flight for the evening and head back home.

Dates & Cost

Price Includes
  • Full-day snorkeling excursion to Koh Phi Phi
  • Orientation walk in Cameron Highlands
  • Two street food crawls in different cities
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodation - Hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (10 nights), basic bungalows (2 nights), sleeper train (1 night)
  • Meals - 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch
     
Price Excludes
  • International/Domestic Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
  • Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at nominal cost)
  • Vaccinations
     

Living

Accommodation

Accommodation - Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (10 nts), basic bungalows (2 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).

A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers. In some major cities in Malaysia and Singapore, hotel rooms do not have windows. Multi-share Accommodation: Multi-share same-sex accommodation is used on this tour, as such, if you are travelling with someone of a different gender you will not be in the same room. For private accommodation please see tours in our Classic Travel Style.

Meals

Meals Included - 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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