Bangkok to Bali on a Shoestring

28 days,Bangkok to Sanur

Watch the sunrise from Mt Bromo, hike through rice terraces, sample java from its namesake island, chill out on stunning beaches, discover the cultural side of Indonesia

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Slurp down rice noodles under the streetlights of Bangkok and wander the paddies and temples of Java—this epic adventure covers the best of Southeast Asia. Party in chaotic Bangkok, bliss out on stunning beaches and gaze out across the ‘sea of sand’ from Mt Bromo’s summit at sunrise. While this tour includes a knowledgeable CEO, accommodation and a variety of local transport, it also leaves plenty of free time for you to do what you want.

What's Included

  • Koh Phangan and Koh Samui beaches. Orientation to the walking trails of the Cameron Highlands. Orientation walk of Bandung. Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Mt Bromo sunrise climb. Two street food crawls. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 17 breakfasts. (Allow USD500-600 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (25 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), local homestay (1 nt).
  • Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, taxi, flight.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Bangkok (1B)

Free day to see the sights of Bangkok such as the Grand Palace and various markets. Overnight train to Surat Thani.

Day 3-4 Koh Phangan

Take a short boat ride to the small island of Koh Phangan. Explore the island's waterfalls, swim in its lagoons or just relax.

Day 5-6 Koh Samui (1B)

Arrive in time for a sunset cocktail then get out and explore.

Day 7 Penang (1B)

Cross the border into Malaysia and take a scenic boat trip through a sheltered archipelago to arrive in Penang. Free time to explore.

Day 8-9 Cameron Highlands

Walk around town, and opt to take a tour of the highlands. Be sure to have an afternoon tea here in this tea plantation-rich area.

Day 10-11 Kuala Lumpur

Free time to explore. Options include taking a city tour, visiting the famous Petronas Towers or the Islamic Arts Museum.

Day 12 Melaka

Opt to tour the canals of Malaka by boat.

Day 13 Singapore

Border crossing from Malaysia into Singapore. Free time to take a harbour cruise or try mouth-watering street food.

Day 14-15 Jakarta (2B)

Fly to Jakarta. Free time to explore the thriving capital of Indonesia. Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO while here.

Day 16 Cianjur (1B)

Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by sleeping at a homestay.

Day 17 Bandung (1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung then time to explore on your own.

Day 18-20 Yogyakarta (3B)

Scenic train trip to Yogyakarta, then free time to visit local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi. Get out and explore this bustling city.

Day 21 Tawangmangu (1B)

Enjoy an optional stop to explore the Prambanan temples, then opt to continue on to the Sukuh Temple with its erotic carvings, followed by a beautiful walk through small villages and farms to Tawangmangu.

Day 22 Malang (1B)

Explore Bromo Tengger Semeru NP.

Day 23 Mt Bromo (1B)

Embark on a sunrise climb of Mt. Bromo.

Day 24 Kalibaru (1B)

Visit the famous Indonesian coffee plantations.

Day 25-26 Pemuteran (1B)

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park. Opt to take a snorkelling trip to Menjangan Island.

Day 27 Sanur (1B)

Head to Sanur via hot springs and enjoy a final dinner with the group.

Day 28 Sanur (1B)

Depart any time.

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