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Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, hilltribe villages, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Singapore
Unearth the exquisite "land of smiles" in comfort and style. Thailand conjures up images of spicy cuisine, majestic elephants, golden Buddhas, colourful hilltribe villages, fantastic shopping and exotic hideaways, and this trip has it all. Head south to Malaysia where breathtaking scenery and a cultural melting pot will exceed your expectations.
Max 15, Avg 10 Group Leader:
Tour leader throughout. Accommodation:
Superior hotels (14 nts). Transport:
Private and public bus, minivan, elephant, boat, overnight train, plane. Meals Included:
11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinner Meal Budget:
Allow USD200 for meals not included. For additional expenses, see dossier. Notes:
Arrival airport transfer is included, so please advise flight details at time of booking.
Grand Palace tour
Cycling at Sukhothai Historical Park
JEATH War Museum
Bridge over the River Kwai
Train journey on Death Railway
H'mong cultural show
Doi Suthep Monastery visit
Kantoke dinner in Chiang Mai
Thai cooking class
Bangkok Dinner cruise
City tour of Kuala Lumpur
Day 1 Arrive Bangkok: Arrive in Bangkok at any time.
Days 2-4 Chiang Mai (3B,L,D): Discover some of the secrets of Thai cuisine by joining a cooking course. Explore Chiang Mai by bike, pausing at your leisure to discover gilded Buddhist temples, temple ruins and vibrant local markets. Get up close and personal with friendly elephants or enjoy a traditional Thai massage.
Day 5 Sukhothai (1B): Explore the remains of the ancient royal realm, now one of Thailand's World Heritage sites and marvel at the evocative religious art and architecture of the classic Sukhothai era.
Day 6-7 Kanchanaburi (2B): Gain an insight into the lives of allied POWs during the war through a sobering trip to the JEATH War Museum and the infamous "Bridge on the River Kwai".
Day 8 Bangkok (B,D): Return to Bangkok for a day of exploring glittering temples, vibrant markets, and the slow pace of life along the Chao Phraya river.
Day 9-10 Penang (1B): Fly to the famous island of Penang with its beautiful colonial buildings and wonderfully atmospheric Chinatown and Indian quarter.
Day 11-12 Kuala Lumpur (1B): Malaysia's vibrant capital is buzzing with activity. The immense Petronas Towers, the Batu Caves, and the famous night market make KL a favourite among travellers.
Day 13 Melaka (1B,1L): The historic Portuguese trading port of Melaka features lovingly restored old buildings hosting cafes and restaurants as well as an excellent historical park to explore.
Day 14 Singapore (1B): Home of Raffles Hotel, Sentosa Island and of course curried crab, Singapore is a wonderful modern city mixed with more traditional corners just waiting to be explored.
Day 15 Depart Singapore: You are free to depart at any time today.
B - breakfast L - lunch D - dinner
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27 December 2008
Comfort is ideal for travellers looking for a little extra cushiness from their G.A.P Adventure, while maintaining the grassroots travel experience. Comfort adventures make use of upgraded hotels with continental breakfast, travel by private and first class transportation, and include your arrival transfer.
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*All Rand prices have been calculated at 1USD=ZAR8.00 or 1GBP=ZAR16.00 and are subject to change according to currency fluctuations
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