Thailand, Malaysia & Indonesia
Explore Bangkok to Bali over 27 days in one incredible trip!
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Group Size: Avg 10, max 16
Trip code: ATBS
Duration: 27 days
See it all from buzzing Bangkok to beautiful Bali on this epic Asian adventure tour through four fantastic countries! Enjoy lively Bangkok and relax on Koh Samui Island as you kick off your travels in Thailand. Enjoy city, countryside and temples in magical Malaysia, soak up the sun in Singapore and be inspired by Indonesia as you see volcanoes in Java and relax on idyllic beaches in Bali. Don’t miss this incredible 27 day Asian experience!
- Take time to enjoy Thailand as you start in buzzing Bangkok and laze away some time on the idyllic Thai island of Koh Samui
- Make the most of Malaysia as you catch the vibe in Kuala Lumpur, visit tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands and immerse yourself in Asian culture in Melaka
- Soak up the sights in Singapore as you enjoy the diverse mix of cultures - why not try the famous Night Safari?
- Be inspired in Indonesia as you head to Java. Explore Jakarta, visit Yogyakarta, visit temples and see the sun rise over volcanic landscapes
- Enjoy beach bliss on Bali as you snorkel at Pemutaran in stunning seas and see breathtaking Balinese scenery in Kuta
Enjoy an epic 27 day tour through 4 amazing Asian countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia!
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. Welcome meeting with your group and guide.
Day 2: Bangkok/Surat Thani. Optional activities include visits to Wat Po, the Grand Palace or a Klong boat tour. Your guide will take you on a street food crawl before you board an overnight train to Surat Thani.
Day 3: Surat Thani/Khao Sok. Head over to the beautiful nature reserve of Khao Sok and walk the hiking trails, or lounge on the river bank and watch the local monkeys splash around in the water.
Day 4-5: Koh Samui. Hop on a bus then a boat to the gorgeous party isle of Koh Samui and enjoy the beach and nightlife in style. On day 5 we'll take a trip to the close by islands of Koh Taen and Koh Madsum for some snorkelling and island exploring.
Day 6: Koh Samui/George Town. Travel across the border into magical Malaysia to Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".
Day 7: George Town. A full free day in George Town, Penang with lots of great optional activities on offer.
Day 8: George Town/Chenderoh Lake. Enjoy a traditional village homestay by gorgeous Chenderoh Lake. You will interact with locals and have the option to go trekking, kayaking and fishing.
Day 9: Cameron Highlands. Travel to the beautiful Cameron Highlands and spend the day exploring. Walk the hiking trails, visit tea plantations or enjoy the cool hill climate.
Day 10: Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy the buzz of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur and see all the highlights of this city – don’t miss the views from the famous Petronas Towers.
Day 11: Kuala Lumpur. A free day to discover Kuala Lumpur. Head out of town on an optional tour to the Batu Caves or visit the Orang Asli Museum.
Day 12: Kuala Lumpur/Melaka. Head to Melaka and relax or tour the canals by boat as you enjoy your final day in lovely Malaysia.
Day 13: Melaka/Singapore. Cross the border onto the island of Singapore and sign up for an optional harbour cruise or go on the famous Night Safari.
Day 14: Singapore/Jakarta, Indonesia. Fly to Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and the heart of Java.
Day 15: Jakarta/Cianjur. Travel via Bogor to Cianjur, visit floating villages, choose to teach English to local kids and experience a slice of Indonesian life at an overnight homestay.
Day 16: Cianjur/Bandung. Bus in to Bandung and take a brief orientation tour, followed by some independent exploration time.
Day 17: Bandung/Yogyakarta. A scenic train journey takes you across country from Bandung to Yogyakarta today.
Days 18–19: Yogyakarta. Optional activities include visits to the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, local Javanese temples, or to majestic Mt Merapi.
Day 20: Yogyakarta/Ngadas. Overnight homestay in Ngadas. Learn about a local community's way of life.
Day 21: Ngadas/Bromo. Say farewell to your hosts and explore the village. Trek to the smouldering, volcanic Mt Bromo.
Day 22: Bromo/Red Island. Enjoy an early morning hike to see the sunrise over Mt Bromo and then head to exquisite Red Island.
Day 23: Red Island. Learn to skim across the waves like a pro with an included surf lesson. Explore the nearby village.
Day 24: Red Island/Pemuteran, Bali. Get the bus and boat to Bali and head to the beach at picture-perfect Pemuteran.
Day 25: Pemuteran. Relax by the beach in Bali, or join an optional snorkelling or scuba diving trip to magical Menjangan Island.
Day 26: Pemuteran /Kuta. Travel to coastal Kuta. Celebrate your final night in style with your group.
Day 27: Kuta. Your Asian adventure ends today in Kuta. You are free to depart at any time.
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Please arrange your arrival into Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok in time for a late afternoon welcome meeting on day 1.
Please note, we can arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
If you arrange your own transfer into Bangkok you can travel by public bus or taxi. The bus costs 150THB (approx £3.50). Make sure taxis use a meter; the cost should be around 350-500THB (approx £7-£10).
Please note that this tour ends in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia on day 27.
26 nights’ shared accommodation are included on this trip. The rooms that you will be staying in are typical backpacker-style accommodation, often with shared facilities, so you can try out a taste of authentic Asia - it's all part of the travel experience! Please be aware that the accommodation will be single-sex dorms of around 4-6 people. Asia is beautifully hot and often humid all year round, meaning the lack of hot water in some Asian accommodation is no problem, as a cool shower will be just what's called for after a long day lazing on the beach or taking a hike.
18 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included. Please allow USD340-445 for meals not included. Asia is famous for its street food and delicious, spicy dishes so you’ll never be far from your next feed! Two street food crawls are included on this tour and your guide will point you in the direction of the tastiest local meals.
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). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.
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.
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.