Thailand Malaysia and Singapore Escapade

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Want to experience the best of South East Asia in one incredible 21-day trip? Starting in Bangkok, you'll journey through Thailand's chill northern hotspots and iconic island beaches, experience the colourful cultural fusion of Malaysia and finish up in Singapore – with a visit to an Elephant Nature Park and an unforgettable stay in floating raft huts for the...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Bangkok: Nose around the gilded Royal Palace, then travel like a local: floating down the Rivers.
    • Kanchanaburi:
    • Kanchanaburi: Cool off in emerald pools, shower under a waterfall and get your step count up. All in a day's work.
    • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya: Golden temples, a giant reclining Buddha and so many incredible sights to see. Try not to fall off your bike in shock!
    • Khao Sok National Park: Glide past immense rainforest at this little piece of tropical heaven. Home to elephants, gibbons, and more.
    • Khao Sok National Park: Glide across this emerald lake and take in the serene rainforest and towering limestone cliffs. You could actually be in Jurassic Park…
    • Khao Sok National Park: Sit back and relax as you spend the night overlooking the water.
    • Georgetown: Georgetown is home to some of the most striking temples and street art, specially created to make everyone super jelly of your insta feed.
    • Kuala Lumpur: On this half-day walking tour, you’ll explore Kuala Lumpur’s historic monuments, markets, culture spots and tastiest eateries with a local guide. This is a truly authentic Malaysian experience, where you’ll have the chance to dine on delicious hokkien mee noodles with the locals.
    • Chiang Mai: Meet these gentle giants (plus rescued rabbits, cats and water buffalo) at this Elephant Nature Park – a kind-hearted elephant sanctuary.

What's this trip about?

    Want to experience the best of South East Asia in one incredible 21-day trip? Starting in Bangkok, you'll journey through Thailand's chill northern hotspots and iconic island beaches, experience the colourful cultural fusion of Malaysia and finish up in Singapore – with a visit to an Elephant Nature Park and an unforgettable stay in floating raft huts for the vibes.


Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBangkok
End CitySingapore

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Asia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand


  • Culture


Travel Map

Day 1: Bangkok

Touch down in Thailand's capital. After checking into our hotel there'll be time for DIY exploring, a massage or lying by the pool to catch the first of that sweet tropical sunshine. Later we'll rendezvous back at base so you can hear what's in store for the trip, then the night is yours to enjoy authentic Pad thai & the Khao San road nightlife.

Nouvo City Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

The Royal Palace and its 61 acres of incredible buildings will be number one on today's to do list. We'll start the day early, with so much to see there's no time to waste. Just listing today's sites gives us the butterflies, and we'll take it all in with our Local Gu...

Day 3: Kanchanaburi to Chiang Mai

We’ll start our day with a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Falls, one of the most famous National Parks of Thailand, made up from seven levels of incredible waterfalls. Take a quick dip in the emerald-hued ponds, dive into the clear waters & get an unreal FOMO In...

Day 4: Chiang Mai to Pai

We'll pull into Thailand's northern capital of Chiang Mai bright and early, but we're going to keep this adventure going as we roll on into Pai this morning. Prepare to fall in love with this picturesque mountain town. The rest of the day is yours to explore this trav...

Day 5: Pai

With another full day in this charming town, be sure to have a strong shot of Thai espresso from one of the local cafes to get up and get going again. Just try to save some juice in the tank for an optional afternoon Muay Thai skills class with an expert, before we head out for our final night in Pai.

Baan Krating Pai Resort (or similar)


Day 6: Pai to Chiang Mai

This morning we're Chiang Mai bound, but we're treating ourselves on the way with a visit to the Elephant Nature Park. This park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre that not only provides a sanctuary for the elephants, but gives us the once in a lifetime c...

Day 7: Chiang Mai

Today is yours to make the most of the laid-back city of Chiang Mai. Maybe head out into the city's heart on foot and explore the old town, or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage. Later this evening, you have the chance to dabble in the art of authentic Thai cooking so you can wow everyone back home with a mean Pad Thai.

The Empress Hotel (or similar)


Day 8: Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Satisfied with our exploration of the north, we're now heading down south to see what this part of the country holds for us – which, if we're lucky, will be even more beautiful destinations and mouthwatering local food. From Chiang Mai we'll board a flight to Bangkok,...

Day 9: Bangkok to Overnight Train to Surat Thani

Looking for ways to fill your free time today? How about some shopping, or a relaxing Thai massage? And if you're still hungry for some more culinary exploration, you can choose to visit the hidden local eateries in Bangkok - just one of the city's best kept secrets. ...

Day 10: Surat Thani to Khao Sok

Good morning train goers! While you were catching up on your beauty sleep, we were transporting you to Surat Thani, less than 2 hours from the paradise that is Khao Sok. Grab some breakfast before we hit the road – you’re going to need the fuel for the fun and frolics...

Day 11: Khao Sok

Hopefully the birds wake you nice and early this morning - we've got a solid day of exploring coming up. First on the agenda is a long tail boat ride across Cheow Larn Lake where we'll lose ourselves in the beauty of the limestone cliffs and surrounding wilderness. Af...

Day 12: Khao Sok to Krabi

Today we transit from one paradise found to another. Waving goodbye to our jungle setting, we head off in search of the ocean-side village of Krabi. By early afternoon we'll be slipping into the island lifestyle of Krabi. For some of us, cocktails and coconuts poolsid...

Day 13: Krabi

Smiles will be broad over breakfast this morning as we settle in for another day in Krabi. A half day cruise of the islands and Rai Lei beach is up for grabs, if you can drag yourself away from pool hangs at our hotel. Either way, a bit of swimsuit action and water submersion is pretty much a given.

Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort (or similar)


Day 14: Krabi to Langkawi

Heading south along the Thai peninsula, we'll arrive in Satun, where a ferry ride will land us in an untapped archipelago & a new country - Malaysia. For two days we will be free to lose sense of time amidst the slanted palm trees, teal waters & mountainous backdrop of Langkawi Island.

Holiday Villa Langkawi (or similar)


Day 15: Langkawi

Ocean… palm trees… mountain backdrops… is this the prettiest travel destination ever? Today you’ll have the chance to kayak in the Kilim Geoforest Park, or just kick back and enjoy the sun in your own way. Tonight, there’s an optional sunset dinner cruise too (think of it as the cherry on top of a wonderful day).

Holiday Villa Langkawi (or similar)


Day 16: Langkawi to Penang

Offering the perfect contrast to island tranquility, Penang will change the pace with its bright lights & sensory delights. We'll devour a fusion of Indian, Chinese & Malaysian street food & absorb the history of the UNESCO marked city.

Hotel Neo (or similar)


Day 17: Penang

Today we have a whole day in Penang, with the chance to explore this enchanting village by bike. A haven for the senses, this town is a plethora of delicious street eats, blending Malaysian and Indian influences. Need a recommendation on where to head? Don’t stress, just ask your Trip Manager (and make sure you're hungry).

Hotel Neo (or similar)


Day 18: Penang to Kuala Lumpur via Ipoh

So long, Penang! We’re heading to Kuala Lumpur today, with a stop-off at Ipoh along the way. Welcome to Ipoh. Awash with boutique cafes, street art and a rich heritage trail, you’ll have a splendid time breathing in the fresh highland air before we take to the city v...

Day 19: Kuala Lumpur

Today we’ll have a full day in KL. We’ll kick things off with a half-day walking tour, where you’ll experience the biggest and best aspects of the city – including some tasty eateries. Afterwards, you and your fellow travellers are free to explore however you like.

The Chowkit (or similar)


Day 20: Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

After a short flight out of Malaysia we'll land in the immaculate Asian metropolis that is Singapore. Our last night together will be open to opportunities; waterside cocktails at Marina Bay Sands being one of the most tempting.

Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen (or similar)


Day 21: End Singapore

Asia is under our belts and the squad is next level tight. We'll say our sad goodbyes before going our separate ways - big plans to reunite somewhere special.


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Last Updated: 2/21/2024
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  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 4 Lunch (L)
Age Requirements
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