Thailand, Malaysia & Singapore Adventure
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Group Size: Max 18
Trip code: ATRM
Duration: 14 days
Experience the best of 3 amazing Asian nations in just 2 weeks. From the white sand beaches of southern Thailand, to the rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands, the historic towns of Penang and the neon lights of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok & Singapore, this trip is 100% your type! With a stellar line-up of activities, including an overnight stay with a local family in rural Malaysia and a delish street food crawl in Bangkok, it’ll be the most likes you’ll get all year.
- Bliss out on the Insta-worthy beaches of Koh Samui
- Explore Koh Madsum island.
- Visit the emerald green tea plantations of Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands
- Spend a night with the locals in a rural Malay ‘kampung’
- Explore cosmopolitan Singapore
Day 1: Bangkok. Welcome to Thailand! Make your way from the airport to your starting accommodation. If you’ve arrived early, why not get straight out into the crazy streets of Bangkok? Meet your guide and group this evening before heading out for dinner and drinks on neon lit Khao San Road.
Day 2: Bangkok to Surat Thani. As well as lots of free time today to enjoy the city, you’ll enjoy a delicious street food crawl with the rest of your group. Visit some temples, get a massage, or take a longtail boat tour through the city’s canals. Tonight, board the sleeper train to Surat Thani.
Day 3: Surat Thani to Khao Sok. Hop off the train in Surat Thani, before travelling to beautiful Khao Sok National Park by bus. On arrival, cool off with an optional river tubing activity, explore the lush green park on foot, or just chill out in a hammock and watch the monkeys!
Day 4: Khao Sok to Koh Samui. Jump on the ferry to Koh Samui. On arrival, you won’t want to waste any time getting down to the beautiful white sand beach. Bronze your bod, play volleyball, or cool off in the turquoise water. As the sun sets, prepare yourself for a big night out.
Day 5: Koh Samui and Koh Madsum. We’ve got a real treat in store for you today, with a day trip to Koh Madsum (also known as Pig Island!), stopping first at the reefs off of Koh Taen, where you will find colourful corals and tropical fish, before exploring Koh Madsum island.
Day 6: Koh Samui to George Town, Penang. Travel by private vehicle to Penang – ‘the jewel of the Orient’. Check into your George Town hotel and go out for some fabulous street food – yum!
Day 7: George Town, Penang. Explore George Town at your own pace today. Discover Little India, check out the views from the top of Penang Hill, or discover the largest Buddhist temple in the country – Kek Lok Si. This evening, sample some of George Town’s energetic nightlife.
Day 8: George Town to Chenderoh Lake Homestay. Travel to the lakeside village of Chenderoh. We’ll be spending a night in a local home. Take a hike, kayak on the lake, or just mellow out. Tonight, we’ll have dinner with the villagers – it’s a really immersive cultural experience.
Day 9: Chenderoh Lake to Cameron Highlands. Travel to the Cameron Highlands. On arrival, we’ll take an orientation walk, before leaving you to explore the stunning mountainous area for yourself. Option to join a rainforest expedition, with waterfalls, tea plantations and blow-pipe demonstration.
Day 10: Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur. We’re off to Malaysia’s glitzy capital today. Visit the famous Petronas Towers, check out the city’s glamorous malls, or head to Central Market for some souvenirs. Tonight, follow your nose to find the best street food for dinner.
Day 11: Kuala Lumpur. Free day in Kuala Lumpur. Climb the rainbow-coloured steps to the Batu Caves, tour the Islamic Arts Museum, or wander through Perdana Botanical Garden. Tonight, grab some more street food before hunting for a bargain in Chinatown’s buzzy night market.
Day 12: Kuala Lumpur to Melaka. Head to the charming port town of Melaka. Explore the historic centre by trishaw, try some Nyonya cuisine, or take a river cruise. Tonight, enjoy some dinner and drinks with your group before getting your haggle on at Jonker Walk Night Market.
Day 13: Melaka to Singapore. Cross the border into Singapore. You’ll have some free time this afternoon. Take a boat tour of the harbour, check out the malls, or discover the Botanic Gardens. Tonight, why not enjoy drinks in a rooftop bar, followed by a visit to one of the city’s amazing clubs?
Day 14: Singapore and Trip End. Pack your bags and say your farewells – your amazing adventure finishes today. Safe travels!
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Please arrange your flights to arrive in Bangkok for the first day of your itinerary. There is a welcome meeting on this first evening at around 6pm. The tour ends on day 14 in Singapore, which is where you’ll need to arrange your return flights or onward travel from. You can depart at any time. Airport transfers aren’t included on this tour, so you’ll need to arrange your own transport.
We can also arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
This trip includes 9 nights in simple hotels (twin-share) 2 nights in multi-share hostels, 1 night in basic bungalows and 1 night on a sleeper train. Some of the hotels we stay in are in stunning rural locations and may be different to what you’re used to at home. Rooms can be small and simple and there may be shared shower or toilet facilities. In some major cities in Malaysia and Singapore, rooms may not have windows. Accommodation is on a twin or multi-share basis and rooms are single sex.
6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner are included on this trip. You will have to buy the rest of your meals, snacks and drinks yourself. This gives you the best possible opportunity to experience the wide array of wonderful food on offer throughout Asia.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months’ validity).
Thailand - British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa.
Malaysia - British passport holders will normally be given permission to stay in Malaysia for 3 months upon arrival.
Singapore - British nationals don’t normally need a visa to enter Singapore for stays of up to 90 days for tourism.
Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.
Physical Rating: Light. The activities on this trip are suitable for most fitness levels.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.