Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Adventure
Colourful capitals, traditional culture, and tropical natural wonders this 12-day taste of some of Malaysia and Thailand's spicy highlights takes you off the typical tourist trail. Begin in bustling Kuala Lumpur, cool off at the tea fields of the Cameron Highlands, or hike through a peaceful rainforest. With accommodation like a unique Malay homestay, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
Bargain hunt in bustling Kuala Lumpur, relax at the cool tea stations of the Cameron Highlands, experience multi-cultural Penang, lounge on white-sand beaches, go local with a Malaysian homestay
Train, local bus, minibus, ferry, songthaew
Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts), homestay (2 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).
Local Living: Chenderoh Lake Homestay, Chenderoh Lake. Kuala Lumpur city tour (half-day). Rainforest expedition (Cameron Highlands). Penang city tour (half-day). Beach time in Ao Nang. Bangkok city tour (half-day). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Kuala Lumpur
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Kuala Lumpur (1B)
Explore the city on a half-day city tour. With a free afternoon, opt to visit the Petronas Towers, the Islamic Arts Museum or Lake Gardens.
Day 3 Kuala Lumpur/Cameron Highlands (1B)
Head to higher ground and enjoy the cooler air in the Cameron Highlands.
Day 4 Cameron Highlands/Chenderoh Lake (1D)
Enjoy a rainforest expedition. In the afternoon, travel to a local island homestay in the middle of a scenic lake. Spend the evening connecting with the locals and taking in the scenery.
Day 5 Cameron Highlands/Chenderoh Lake (1D)
Travel to a local island homestay in the middle of a scenic lake. Enjoy connecting with the locals and taking in the scenery.
Day 5 Chenderoh Lake (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day exploring the area. Learn about the local culture, environment, and life in the village. Head out for a walk and explore by kayak.
Day 6 Chenderoh Lake/George Town (1B)
Travel to George Town, Penang and opt to relax on the beach or shop in town.
Day 8 George Town/Ao Nang
Cross into Thailand and settle into the beachy vibe of Ao Nang. Opt to shop, eat or hang around the stunning beach.
Day 9 Ao Nang (1B)
Spend a full day exploring the area. Opt to visit idyllic Railay Beach, try the world-class rock climbing, go snorkelling or relax on the local beach.
Day 10 Ao Nang/Bangkok (1B)
Enjoy a last morning in paradise before boarding an overnight train to Bangkok.
Day 11 Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok in the morning and take a guided tour of the city. Opt to visit to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the National Museum, or shop on Khao San Road.
Day 12 Bangkok (1B)
Depart at any time.
Day 7 George Town
Discover more of Penang with a city tour before free time to explore on your own.