Bangkok to Bali on a Shoestring

From$2849USD
28 days,Bangkok to Sanur
ATBS

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

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

  • Full-day snorkelling excursion (destination depends on season)
  • 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, 1 lunch. (Allow USD500-600 for meals not included.)
  • Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, taxi, flight.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
  • Hotels (25 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), local homestay (1 nt).

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary

May 1 - Oct 31

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Surat Thani(1B)

Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour. Option to visit Wat Po, the Grand Palace and Bangkok's many markets. Overnight train to Surat Thani.

Day 3Surat Thani/Ko Samui Island

Take a short boat ride to the island of Koh Samui. Spend the next few days exploring the island's beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.

Day 4Ko Samui Island(1B, 1L)

Take a day trip to snorkel in Ang Thong Marine Park.

Day 5Ko Samui Island(1B)

Free day to explore Koh Samui.

Day 6Ko Samui Island/George Town(1B)

Cross the border into Malaysia and on to Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".

Day 7George Town

Full day in Penang.

Day 8George Town/Cameron Highlands

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

Day 9Cameron Highlands

Full day in Cameron Highlands. Take a walk along one of the many well marked trails, visit the tea plantations or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures!

Day 10Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur

Opt to take a city tour, visit the famous Petronas Towers or check out the Islamic Arts Museum.

Day 11Kuala Lumpur

Full day in Kuala Lumpur. Explore the city, head out of town to visit the famous Batu Caves or the Orang Asli Museum. Opt to visit the Petronas Towers.

Day 12Kuala Lumpur/Melaka

Opt to tour the canals of Melaka by boat.

Day 13Melaka/Singapore

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

Day 14Singapore/Jakarta(1B)

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

Day 15Jakarta(1B)

Free day to explore. Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO while in Jakarta.

Day 16Jakarta/Cianjur(1B)

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

Day 17Cianjur/Bandung(1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.

Day 18Bandung/Yogyakarta(1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Days 19–20Yogyakarta(1B)

Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.

Day 21Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu(1B)

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

Day 22Tawangmangu/Malang(1B)

Take a scenic journey to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP.

Day 23Malang/Bromo(1B)

Continue travelling east across Java to reach Mt Bromo.

Day 24Bromo/Kalibaru(1B)

Enjoy an early morning hike to view the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo.

Day 25Kalibaru/Pemuteran(1B)

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.

Day 26Pemuteran(1B)

Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.

Day 27Pemuteran/Sanur(1B)

Travel to Sanur via hot springs and pristine cascades before a final night out with the group.

Day 28Sanur(1B)

Depart at any time.

Nov 1 - Apr 30

Day 1Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Bangkok/Surat Thani(1B)

Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour. Option to visit Wat Po, the Grand Palace and Bangkok's many markets. Overnight train to Surat Thani.

Day 3Surat Thani/Krabi

Transfer to Krabi and enjoy a few days on the beach on the Andaman Sea.

Day 4Krabi(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day snorkelling trip to Koh Phi Phi.

Day 5Krabi(1B)

Take advantage of a free day to do everything or nothing at all.

Day 6Krabi/George Town(1B)

Cross the border into Malaysia and on to Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".

Day 7George Town

Full day in Penang.

Day 8George Town/Cameron Highlands

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

Day 9Cameron Highlands

Full day in Cameron Highlands. Take a walk along one of the many well marked trails, visit the tea plantations or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures!

Day 10Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur

Opt to take a city tour, visit the famous Petronas Towers or check out the Islamic Arts Museum.

Day 11Kuala Lumpur

Full day in Kuala Lumpur. Explore the city, head out of town to visit the famous Batu Caves or the Orang Asli Museum. Opt to visit the Petronas Towers.

Day 12Kuala Lumpur/Melaka

Opt to tour the canals of Melaka by boat.

Day 13Melaka/Singapore

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

Day 14Singapore/Jakarta(1B)

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

Day 15Jakarta(1B)

Free day to explore. Enjoy one of two street food crawls with the group and CEO while in Jakarta.

Day 16Jakarta/Cianjur(1B)

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

Day 17Cianjur/Bandung(1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.

Day 18Bandung/Yogyakarta(1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Days 19–20Yogyakarta(1B)

Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.

Day 21Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu(1B)

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

Day 22Tawangmangu/Malang(1B)

Take a scenic journey to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP.

Day 23Malang/Bromo(1B)

Continue travelling east across Java to reach Mt Bromo.

Day 24Bromo/Kalibaru(1B)

Enjoy an early morning hike to view the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo.

Day 25Kalibaru/Pemuteran(1B)

Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park.

Day 26Pemuteran(1B)

Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.

Day 27Pemuteran/Sanur(1B)

Travel to Sanur via hot springs and pristine cascades before a final night out with the group.

Day 28Sanur(1B)

Depart at any time.

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