Just how much mind-boggling can be packed into a 14-day holiday? Well we'll tell you. Our hot new adventure packs serious punch on a journey through Thailand and Malaysia. From slick cities of Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, to remote lush jungles, this trip is for those looking to strike that perfect balance between action, adventure and chill. To sum it up, scenery & cities collide! Are you joining us?
- Canoe Experience
- Cheow Larn Lake Cruise
- Take a tour of Malaysia's lush tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
- Included flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
The moment you've all been waiting for - touchdown in the hot, hustling, manic and magical city of Bangkok! Today you have the chance to unwind and float about in our fancy hotel before the team joins forces in the evening. Getting acquainted with Thailand's capital & your new travel squad will seal off evening one just splendidly.
Day 2 Bangkok to Overnight Train to Surat Thani
If you're looking for ways to fill your free time today, the Royal Palace with it's 61 acres of incredible buildings is one to add to the list. The Palace is one of the symbols of Thailand, with its golden temples gleaming in the sunshine and giving you a peep into Thailand's Royal past. You can take it all in with a local guide leading the charge. Or if local history ain't your thing, you're free to gear up for some shopping, grab a massage, or indulge in some local street eats this afternoon.The word's 'one night in Bangkok' ring true, and what a night it was. We make tracks south today to Surat Thani via our comfy overnight train - where you'll wake up in our next destination and ready to explore it all.
Locations: Bangkok, Overnight Train to Surat Thani
Day 3 Overnight Train to Khao Sok via Surat Thani
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 that lay ahead.Tree top accommodation amidst the jungle of Khao Sok - don't mind if we do! After you’ve settled into this new treehouse life the day is yours to explore the lush Khao Sok National Park. Swim, take a canoe tour or just max relax under a canopy of swaying trees. It’s a tough life.
Locations: Overnight Train to Surat Thani, Khao Sok
Day 4 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. After lunch we'll stay on the watercraft theme, hopping on a bamboo raft that will take us to the incredible views of Pakarang Caves. Later you can choose to go kayaking, hiking or swimming, then we’ll seal off the day with a squad dinner, sleeping away the night’s hours on our floating raft accommodation.”
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Locations: Khao Sok
Day 5 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 poolside will be high priority; for others, a poke around the markets and a swim in the ocean overlooking Thailand's iconic vista of islands will be the call of the day. No matter how you choose to kick it, the good times are guaranteed.
Locations: Khao Sok, Krabi
Day 6 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.
Day 7 Krabi to Langkawi via Satun
In any usual situation, saying goodbye to Krabi would be quite a tear jerker. But not today. Not when we have Malaysia on the agenda. Country hopping - squeal!!Making our way to Satun, we board a ferry to the idyllic archipelago of Langkawi.Hello gorgeous, this is a place of postcards and dreams, an untapped paradise for us lucky wanderlust folk to uncover.
Locations: Krabi, Langkawi
Day 8 Langkawi
We've found the Earth's prettiest spot. Perfect turquoise ocean, slanted palm trees swaying in the breeze, mountain backdrops - Langkawi may fast become your favourite travel destination. The day is yours to soak up the sunshine and saltwater as you see fit, with an optional sunset dinner cruise topping off the day like an umbrella on a strawberry cocktail.
Day 9 Langkawi to Penang
Laters Langkawi! Us hungry travellers must kick on and see what the rest of Malaysia has to offer - next stop, Penang. Check in and throw down the bags, but no time to stop, because today we're heading to the vibrant suburb and UNESCO-listed Georgetown where we'll be whisked into a world of temples and street art. When we're done with Georgetown, we'll head back to Penang for some spicy street eats and exploring this evening.
Locations: Langkawi, Penang
Day 10 Penang to Cameron Highlands
This morning you can hit the streets of Penang for some free time. Penang is a haven for the senses, with street food and bright lights seasoning our evening to perfection. This town is known for it's plethora of delicious street eats, blending Malaysian and Indian influences. Be sure to ask your Trip Manager where to head, and make sure you're hungry and have a wallet bursting with ringgits.This afternoon we head to the hills to see a different side of Malaysia: the lush and fragrant Camaron Highlands where we'll be bunkering down a night of mountain bound bliss. Malaysia’s most extensive hillside areas, spanning 712 square kilometres this place is LUSH. Settle into our hotel for the night, we'll be sure to be resting easy knowing a full day of exploring lies ahead.
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Locations: Penang, Cameron Highlands
Day 11 Cameron Highlands
Hello heavenly highlands! Tea plantations, strawberry farms and rolling green vistas - this is precisely what the travel doctor ordered. This morning we’ll be frolicking about with a tea plantation tour and sightseeing of the local area, you could even opt to try your hand at strawberry picking.Tonight we'll get together for a typical Steamboat dinner like the locals do. A steaming pot of broth and any ingredients you like are on offer to create your own tastebud adventure.
Locations: Cameron Highlands
Day 12 Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur
Breathing in our final gulps of fresh highland air, it's then onto the city vibes of Kuala Lumpur, where we'll spend our afternoon exploring the city.We arrive to a complete change of scene as we head to the Malaysian capital city for some big city vibes and epic sights.
Locations: Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur
Day 13 Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
We came, we saw, we did it all. KL you've been a dream but we've got one last big city in our sights, this time, Singapore! We'll hop on a quick flight and before we know it, we have arrived.After landing in our final destination, spirits will be at an all time high over the last few days of seeing and doing it all. Team, let's go out with a bang.
Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Day 14 Depart Singapore
That's a wrap on our two weeks on tour. Asia is under our belts and the squad is next level tight. We'll say our sad goodbyes before going our seperate ways - big plans to reunite somewhere special.
- Most nights see you snuggled up in comfy twin-share rooms in hotels with facilities you've been dreaming of. We've also lined up an overnight Train, a Khao Sok Tree House overnight stay in the lush Thai jungle, and even a comfy floating hut on Khao Sok Lake. Not your average sleep to say the least!
- Wake up to breakfast, because we know it's the best way to start your day. We also include two lunches and two dinners to get you in on unique local tastes! Because we know you love exploring, we leave the rest of your lunches and dinners free for you to get local, and let your nose take you to the nearest spot for some mouthwatering tastes.
- A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life, along with Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Touring with Contiki
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Contiki believe that travel is so much more than just ticking boxes and saying you were there. It’s not about doing things for the sake of doing them, or seeing things just because you should. For them, travel is all about experience. It’s the number of sunsets you’ve watched with best friends, the number of ancient landmarks you’ve visited, the number of times you’ve defied your comfort zone and done the extraordinary. So that’s what their trips are all about – the #NOREGRETS experiences that will make you, the traveller, richer than your wildest dreams.
Their incredible experiences encompass all interests and cultures – bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, seeing the pyramids of Giza, walking the Great Wall of China, roadtrip along Route 66, watch the sunrise over Uluru, party in Las Vegas, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, zipline through the Costa Rica rainforest, see the Mona Lisa, fly over the Grand Canyon or cuddle a Koala. The cost of your trip ensures Contiki take care of all your travel arrangements, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, organised activities, plenty of free time and optional ‘me’ time activities to put your own unique stamp on your travel experience.
Contiki cater to all travellers, whether you want to cram in as many destinations as possible and experience everything or stick in one region for a while for an in depth exploration to really get under the skin of the country, they have the trip for you and many other options in between. Choose a purely water-based adventure with their Sailing, Cruise and Beach holidays, or snowy travels with the Winter holidays and even purely camping accommodation to make the most of your holiday budget but still see and experience all your destination has to offer.
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