Multi-Day Tour

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring (21 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Bangkok, Thailand To Singapore, Singapore

Valid for Departures: 09 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2019

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring (21 days)

Day 5

Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam

Day 6

Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai

Day 10

Surat Thani/Khao Sok

Day 11

Khao Sok/Koh Samui

Day 12

Koh Samui, Thailand

Day 13

Koh Samui, Thailand

Day 16

Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands

Day 17

Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur

Day 20

Melaka/Singapore

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bangkok, Thailand
None None
Day 1 Bangkok: Today is arrival day, so there are no activities planned. Enjoy free time to relax, explore the city, and adjust to the frantic pace and humid heat of Bangkok. After your meeting, head out for an optional dinner to get to know your CEO and fellow group members better. Additional Notes: Please arrive at our start point hotel before 18:00 for an important group meeting where you will meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members. Please look for a sign on the hotel's notice board for the time and location of your group meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand
None Breakfast
Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai: Opt to visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace, or check out the city's klongs by boat. Board an overnight train to Chiang Mai. Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 3
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None None
Day 3 Chiang Mai: Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO. Opt to visit Doi Suthep temple, comb the night markets for souvenirs, or participate in a Thai cooking class. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl
Day 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok: We might have time to visit a local market before stopping for lunch and starting our trek. Tucked away in the hills of northern Thailand is where the most colourful and unchanged traditional communities can be found. Trek through forests and rural terrains to visit some of these diverse hilltribe villages; often, each will have their own unique language, clothing style, and belief system that differs significantly from those of neighbouring tribes. You are well looked after by your local guides, who take the responsibility of preparing all meals and carrying food supplies. Additional Notes: The exact itinerary of the walking on this trip may change from time to time, taking into account the weather and local conditions. Also, please note there may be times when the use of video and/or still cameras may be inappropriate -- your CEO and guides will be able to advise you. Be prepared for the accommodation to be basic; remember, it's all about an authentic and unique experience! Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 1 Transport: Pickup truck
Day 5
Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam: You will also have the chance to fish at Mae Tang River using local tools; learn how to construct a bamboo raft. Included Activities: Hilltribe Trek Day 2
Day 6
Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai: After breakfast, leave the village by bamboo raft, stopping at other villages along the way. Meet the van after lunch and head back to Chiang Mai for some free time to explore. Included Activities: Bamboo Rafting to Lahu Village Lahu Village Visit Bamboo Rafting to Shan Village Transport: Pickup truck
Day 7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None Breakfast
Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok: Opt to go shopping, enjoy a Thai massage, or explore Chiang Mai's many temples. Board an overnight train to Bangkok. Additional Notes: Due to disruptions of Thai trains in the north during the monsoon season, trips running July through October may use alternative transport. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 8
Bangkok, Thailand
None None
Day 8 Bangkok: Get out and explore this fantastic city where there is endless sightseeing to be done. Additional Notes: As this longer tour is comprised of two shorter tours, there is the possibility that you will need to change hotels on this day. Check in with your CEO about this while on tour. The two hotels we generally use are within walking distance.
Day 9
Bangkok, Thailand
None Breakfast
Day 9 Bangkok/Surat Thani: 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. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl Transport: Basic overnight train (beds)
Day 10
Surat Thani/Khao Sok
None Breakfast
Day 10 Surat Thani/Khao Sok: Khao Sok is a diverse area of natural beauty, a perfect place for people who want to hike and get out there in nature or those that just want to chill out in a hammock by the riverside watching monkeys take their afternoon bath. Transport: Local bus
Day 11
Khao Sok/Koh Samui
None None
Day 11 Khao Sok/Koh Samui: 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. Transport: Local bus Local bus Ferry
Day 12
Koh Samui, Thailand
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Koh Samui: Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong Marine Park. Take in the views and opt to snorkel if the tide is right. Included Activities: Ang Thong Marine Park Island Hopping Tour
Day 13
Koh Samui, Thailand
None Breakfast
Day 13 Koh Samui/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, the "Pearl of the Orient". Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia) Transport: Ferry Private Vehicle
Day 14
Penang, Malaysia
None None
Day 14 George Town: Full day in Penang.
Day 15
Penang, Malaysia
None None
Day 15 George Town/Chenderoh Lake (1D): Travel to a local island homestay in the middle of a scenic lake. Spend the evening connecting with the locals and taking in the scenery. Included Activities: Chenderoh Lake Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 16
Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands
None Breakfast
Day 16 Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands: Continue to the 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! Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 17
Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
None None
Day 17 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur: 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. Transport: Local bus
Day 18
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
None None
Day 18 Kuala Lumpur: 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.
Day 19
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
None None
Day 19 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka: 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. Transport: Local bus
Day 20
Melaka/Singapore
None None
Day 20 Melaka/Singapore: 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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore) Transport: Local bus
Day 21
Singapore, Singapore
None Breakfast
Day 21 Singapore: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Feast on a Nyonya delicacy in Melaka or delicious street food in Singapore as you hit the highlights of Southeast Asia. With other travellers your own age, you’ll enjoy this adventure’s pace, exploring the hilltribes of northern Thailand before mellowing out on the white-sand beaches of the exotic south. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEO, you’ll enjoy the freedom of roaming where you want to and choosing your activities – cross into Malaysia to experience mouth-...

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