Southeast Asia in Depth

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41 days,Bangkok to Sanur
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Watch the sunrise from Mt Bromo, hike down to a beautiful crater lake, sample java from its namesake island, chill out on stunning beaches, encounter orangutans up close and personal in Sumatra.

Get off the beaten path and head right into the wonders of Southeast Asia. On this best-of collection of Bangkok, Bali, Sumatra and more, we’ll see some of the most famous tourist areas as well as little-known marvels. With days spent on boat trips and sunny beaches and evenings full of bonding with new friends as you enjoy the city nightlife, your schedule will be so full that the 41 days will fly by.

What's Included

  • Full-day snorkelling excursion (destination depends on season)
  • City tour of Medan
  • Visit to orangutan feeding platform
  • Hike between Tangkahan and Bukit Lawang
  • Trek down to Maninjau
  • Orientation of the Cameron Highlands
  • Orientation walks of Bandung, Berastagi, Sipirok and Bukittinggi
  • Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
  • Mt Bromo sunrise climb
  • Two street food crawls
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 30 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD750-900 for meals not included.)
  • Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew, taxi, flight.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
  • Simple hotels (36 nts), bungalows (2 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/Medan

Fly to Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. Stroll around the city and try to spot the Dutch influence in some of its old buildings.

Day 15Medan/Tangkahan(1B)

Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to participate in an elephant bathing session or go hiking.

Day 16Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang(1B)

Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser NP.

Day 17Bukit Lawang(1B)

Visit the orangutan viewing platform and opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.

Day 18Bukit Lawang/Berastagi(1B)

Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

Day 19Berastagi(1B)

Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

Day 20Berastagi/Samosir Island(1B)

Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.

Day 21Samosir Island(1B)

Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.

Day 22Samosir Island/Sibolga(1B)

Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, finishing at a town on the Indian Ocean on Sumatra's western coast.

Day 23Sibolga/Panyabungan(1B)

Take in the landscape on another travel day. Break up the journey with an overnight stop in Panyabungan.

Day 24Panyabungan/Bukittinggi(1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival after a half-day of travel, including a few interesting stops along the way.

Day 25Bukittinggi(1B)

Enjoy a free day to go rafting or kayaking, or check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.

Day 26Bukittinggi/Padang(1B)

Spend the final evening on Sumatra with the group at a beach hotel in Padang.

Day 27Padang/Jakarta(1B)

Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.

Day 28Jakarta(1B)

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

Day 29Jakarta/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 30Cianjur/Bandung(1B)

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

Day 31Bandung/Yogyakarta(1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Days 32–33Yogyakarta(1B)

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

Day 34Yogyakarta/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 35Tawangmangu/Malang(1B)

Take a scenic journey to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP.

Day 36Malang/Bromo(1B)

Continue travelling east across Java to reach Mt Bromo.

Day 37Bromo/Kalibaru(1B)

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

Day 38Kalibaru/Pemuteran(1B)

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

Day 39Pemuteran(1B)

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

Day 40Pemuteran/Sanur(1B)

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

Day 41Sanur(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/Medan

Fly to Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. Stroll around the city and try to spot the Dutch influence in some of its old buildings.

Day 15Medan/Tangkahan(1B)

Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to participate in an elephant bathing session or go hiking.

Day 16Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang(1B)

Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser NP.

Day 17Bukit Lawang(1B)

Visit the orangutan viewing platform and opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.

Day 18Bukit Lawang/Berastagi(1B)

Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.

Day 19Berastagi(1B)

Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.

Day 20Berastagi/Samosir Island(1B)

Travel to the world's largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.

Day 21Samosir Island(1B)

Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.

Day 22Samosir Island/Sibolga(1B)

Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, finishing at a town on the Indian Ocean on Sumatra's western coast.

Day 23Sibolga/Panyabungan(1B)

Take in the landscape on another travel day. Break up the journey with an overnight stop in Panyabungan.

Day 24Panyabungan/Bukittinggi(1B)

Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival after a half-day of travel, including a few interesting stops along the way.

Day 25Bukittinggi(1B)

Enjoy a free day to go rafting or kayaking, or check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.

Day 26Bukittinggi/Padang(1B)

Spend the final evening on Sumatra with the group at a beach hotel in Padang.

Day 27Padang/Jakarta(1B)

Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.

Day 28Jakarta(1B)

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

Day 29Jakarta/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 30Cianjur/Bandung(1B)

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

Day 31Bandung/Yogyakarta(1B)

Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.

Days 32–33Yogyakarta(1B)

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

Day 34Yogyakarta/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 35Tawangmangu/Malang(1B)

Take a scenic journey to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP.

Day 36Malang/Bromo(1B)

Continue travelling east across Java to reach Mt Bromo.

Day 37Bromo/Kalibaru(1B)

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

Day 38Kalibaru/Pemuteran(1B)

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

Day 39Pemuteran(1B)

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

Day 40Pemuteran/Sanur(1B)

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

Day 41Sanur(1B)

Depart at any time.

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