Bangkok to Kuta: Summits & Sunsets

Resort: Bangkok to Kuta: Summits & Sunsets
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Thailand
Price From: £1703.20

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Now’s the time to explore Thailand and Indonesia on your terms with this tour that’s affordable for young travellers. Slurp down rice noodles under the streetlights of Bangkok, wander the paddies and temples of Java, and bliss out on stunning beaches nearly everywhere you go. While this tour brings you to some of the most memorable spots in Southeast Asia, don’t forget to make the most of all the free time left for you to do whatever else you want.

Itineraries

Day 1
Bangkok

Arrive at any time and welcome to Thailand’s famous capital – Bangkok!

This evening, the famous Khao San Road is on the itinerary for your first night out. Explore this buzzing traveller hub with your CEO and check out the lively bars and dance parties that line the street. Grab a Thai beer or tea and connect with your fellow travellers. Don’t forget to sample local delicacies, and try a deep fried scorpion if you dare!

Day 2
BangkokSurat Thani

Get on first-name basis with Thailand’s capital city by bike with an optional bike tour. Today, you can check out Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, go for a street food crawl, relax with a Thai massage, or explore the klongs (canals) by boat before boarding the overnight train.

Day 3
Surat ThaniKhao Sok

Lush Khao Sok National Park awaits. Today, you can set off to Lake Cheow Lan to take in the views while hiking or swimming in the national park. Spend tonight falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle.

This area is known for its natural beauty. You know what that means: lots of chances for photos.

Day 4
Khao SokKo Samui Island

Your next stop is just a ferry ride away. Today, explore Ko Samui Island’s beauty by catching the sunset at Chaweng Beach before eating your weight in street food at the night market. For your big night out, head to a popular beach bar, enjoy a drink on us to celebrate life-changing adventures, and dance the night away.

Day 5
Ko Samui Island

Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong National Marine Park. The views here are unforgettable perfect for making friends back home jealous. Try to spot all the different kinds of marine life here. Be forewarned: it might take you all day.

Day 6
Ko Samui IslandGeorge 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.

Day 7
George Town

Get a full day in Penang. Explore the busy streets and check out the colourful famous street art. Trust us: they make for a great backdrop!

Day 8
George TownChenderoh Lake

Learn about local culture (especially how to properly tie a sarong!) at this island homestay, nestled in the middle of a beautiful lake. Tonight, relax as you take in the scenery and connect with the family that runs this homestay.

Day 9
Chenderoh LakeCameron Highlands

Enjoy slightly cooler temperatures in the Cameron Highlands. Here, explore the well-marked trails through the lush tropical forest, visit a tea plantation, or search for the rafflesia: the world’s largest flower.

Day 10
Cameron HighlandsKuala Lumpur

Today is yours to take on. Walk around and explore, but don’t skip trying the national dish of Malaysia, nasi lemak a traditional rice dish made with coconut milk and pandan leaf.

Once the sun sets, see another side to the city as you stop by the famous Petronas Towers (which light up at night) before checking out the local nightlife.

Day 11
Kuala Lumpur

You’ve got the whole day for exploring. Head out of town to visit the famous Batu Caves or the Orang Alsi Museum. Later tonight, head to some rooftop bars for drinks and dancing, or stop by the night market and find some flavours you never knew existed.

Built in 1928 as a fresh market for locals, and revamped in the 1980s as an outlet for all Malaysian handicrafts, the night market is a local institution. Make sure you don’t miss it.

Day 12
Kuala LumpurMelaka

Take to the canals by boat, and see a different side of this old port town. Stop for some famous chicken rice at Kedai Kopi Chung Wah in Chinatown. Locals love it here; they often line up for hours to get a taste.

The streets of Chinatown (also known as Jonker Walk) are also lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. Explore the many temples, churches, mosques, museums, and forts.

Day 13
MelakaSingapore

Head to Singapore today, where you can use your free time to see that famous skyline by boat or eat so much street food, you can barely walk. For a peek into the city-state’s past life, wander the old streets of Little India and Chinatown.

Day 14
SingaporeJakarta

Fly to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia and the economic heart of Java.

There may be some travellers leaving the tour in Singapore and others joining in Jakarta.

Day 15
JakartaCianjur

Ride to Cianjur and let the scenery guide you to some serenity. Floating villages, tea plantations, rice paddies, and a night at a local homestay this side of paradise is looking mighty fine.

Day 16
CianjurBandung

Get to know the city of Bandung today. After an orientation walk, get free time to visit charming Braga Street for its shopping and cafs, or see the Angklung Music Orchestra and hear the angklung, a traditional instrument made of bamboo pipes, live.

Day 17
BandungYogyakarta

Watch the world go by on a scenic train ride to Yogyakarta. Once you arrive, and if you’re not feeling too beat, check out Sosrowijayan and Prawirotaman Streets for unwinding with drinks and local eats.

Day 18
Yogyakarta

There’s more to discover in Yogyakarta today! See some Javanese temples, the volcanic Mt Merapi, try street food like gudeg (curry made from unripe jackfruit), or soak in the last rays of the sun at the stunning Buddhist Borobudur temple complex and make sure you don’t forget your camera.

Day 19
Yogyakarta

There’s more to discover in Yogyakarta today! See some Javanese temples, the volcanic Mt Merapi, try street food like gudeg (curry made from unripe jackfruit), or soak in the last rays of the sun at the stunning Buddhist Borobudur temple complex and make sure you don’t forget your camera.

Day 20
YogyakartaNgadas

Take the scenic route to Ngadas via train and private vehicle. Here, you’ll spend the evening at a local G Adventures-supported community homestay.

Get a taste of local culture with a home-cooked dinner and time with a community leader to learn about the region’s unique customs and history.

Day 21
Desa NgadasBromo

Today’s for reaching new heights. Start the day with a trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through the G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Then get a chance to hike to the volcano’s crater (and take some pictures!) before going on to the hotel.

Day 22
BromoRed Island

Skip sleeping in today for a pre-dawn hike across the Sea of Sand to Mt Bromo, where you can catch a final glimpse of the moon before the sunrise. Stop to breathe it all in before you head to a beachside surf camp.

On your way to Mt Bromo, catch a breath and see the local Buddhist Tenggerese giving offerings to the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.

Day 23
Red Island

Wake up and catch a wave on a morning surf lesson, then take the rest of the day to explore the nearby fishing village, surf some more, or rest easy in a beachside hammock.

Day 24
Red IslandPemuteran

Head back to Bali for a chill day of relaxing on the beach. Sit back, grab a drink, and soak up some sunshine. This is the place for it.

Day 25
Pemuteran

No need to say goodbye to the beach just yet it’s another day of chilling out in Bali. If you’d like, break up the beachside naps with a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.

Day 26
PemuteranKuta

Take it easy this morning before we cross rich tropical jungle and idyllic rice fields on the ride to Kuta. Catch up on sleep on the drive over you’re going to need it for your big night out tonight. Spend the evening getting to know Legian Street, the legendary party street. Grab a drink on us and dance the night away!

Day 27
Kuta

Today, its time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends as this tour comes to an end. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and exchange social medias before you head on your way.

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