18-to-Thirtysomethings: Epic Bangkok to Kuta (ATSE)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 10.
Meals Included: 31 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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, hang ten in Java.
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, youll 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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2020
- 41 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Bangkok||Day 1 Bangkok|
The city has so many options for sightseeing, those who arrive early will have plenty to fill the day. The best way to get around Bangkok is by water taxi, as the streets are often crowded with traffic. From the Chao Phraya River, enjoy an excellent view of the vast metropolis. Consider taking a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok-the life that goes on along these canals seems like a different world. Visit Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha and consider getting a traditional Thai massage here at the school in the temple. If not at Wat Pho, be sure to get a massage at one of the many spas near the hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Surat Thani||Day 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani (1B)|
Opt to visit Wat Po, home of the giant reclining Buddha, or arrange a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok. Enjoy some free time ahead of boarding the sleeper train to Surat Thani, the gateway to the south. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
|Day 3||Krabi||Day 3 Surat Thani/Krabi|
Transfer to Krabi and enjoy a few days on the beach on the Andaman Sea. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Krabi||Day 4 Krabi (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy a full-day snorkelling trip to Koh Phi Phi. Included Activities: Phi Phi Island Tour
|Day 5||Krabi||Day 5 Krabi (1B)|
Take advantage of a free day to do everything or nothing at all.
|Day 6||George Town||Day 6 Krabi/George Town (1B)|
Cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient". Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia) Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||George Town||Day 7 George Town|
Full day in Penang.
|Day 8||Cameron Highlands||Day 8 George Town/Cameron Highlands|
Board a private bus and head for the hills! Enjoy the view from the lowlands through to mountainous terrain. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Cameron Highlands||Day 9 Cameron 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 10||Kuala Lumpur||Day 10 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur|
Enjoy ample time to see the citys impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives this city such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel. Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)
|Day 11||Kuala Lumpur||Day 11 Kuala Lumpur|
Enjoy a full day in Kuala Lumpur to explore. Just outside of town, to the north, are the famous Batu Caves and the Orang Asli Museum. The evening is best spent at the night market sampling the different cuisine, some of the best in South East Asia. Bargain hunt among the stalls of Chinatowns night market and dont forget to visit to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world.
|Day 12||Melaka||Day 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka|
Visit the old port town of Melaka, wander the narrow streets and absorb the atmosphere of this historically important town. The streets of Chinatown are lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. There are temples, churches and mosques, museums and forts to explore. Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 13||Singapore||Day 13 Melaka/Singapore|
In the morning cross the Straits of Johore and onto the island of Singapore. Tonight opt to visit the world famous night safari, take in a harbour cruise around Boat Quay or sample some mouth watering local food at one of the many hawker street stands. Wander the streets of Little India and Chinatown for a great way to see the old parts of the city. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore) Transport: Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 14||Medan||Day 14 Singapore/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. Additional Notes: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting in the evening, followed by an optional dinner. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 15||Tangkahan||Day 15 Medan/Tangkahan (1B)|
Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)
|Day 16||Bukit Lawang||Day 16 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)|
Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park. Transport: Minibus (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 17||Bukit Lawang||Day 17 Bukit Lawang (1B)|
Gunung Leuser National Park, located nearby, is a great place to do some wildlife trekking through the jungle.
|Day 18||Berastagi||Day 18 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)|
Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)
|Day 19||Berastagi||Day 19 Berastagi (1B)|
Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.
|Day 20||Samosir Island||Day 20 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)|
Travel to the worlds largest volcano lake, Lake Toba. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)
|Day 21||Samosir Island||Day 21 Samosir Island (1B)|
Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.
|Day 22||Padangsidempuan||Day 22 Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan (1B)|
Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night. Transport: Minibus (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 23||Bukittinggi||Day 23 Padangsidempuan/Bukittinggi (1B)|
Embark on another day of travel, including stops along the way for lunch and a spice garden visit. Enjoy a brief, CEO-led orientation walk of Bukittinggi in the evening. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (10.00 hour(s))
|Day 24||Bukittinggi||Day 24 Bukittinggi (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 25||Padang||Day 25 Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)|
Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore. Transport: Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)
|Day 26||Padang||Day 26 Padang (1B)|
Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.
|Day 27||Jakarta||Day 27 Padang/Jakarta (1B)|
Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java. Additional Notes: Some travellers may be leaving the tour in Padang and others may be joining the tour in Jakarta. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Transport: Plane
|Day 28||Cianjur||Day 28 Jakarta/Cianjur (1B)|
Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to visit a tea plantation. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. Additional Notes: Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. The homestay is located on the outer ring of Cianjur, and accommodation is multi-share. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 29||Bandung||Day 29 Cianjur/Bandung (1B)|
Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesias third largest city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 30||Yogyakarta||Day 30 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)|
Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey. Transport: Train (7.00 hour(s))
|Days 31-32||Yogyakarta||Days 31-32 Yogyakarta|
Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
|Day 33||Ngadas||Day 33 Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D)|
Begin the day with the train journey to Malang. On arrival in Malang, transfer to a private vehicle for about an hour to reach Ngadas. Upon arrival in the village, meet your hosts and settle into the homestay. In the evening, enjoy a dinner of local fare before gathering at the home of one of the community leaders to learn more about the regions customs and history. Included Activities: Ngadas Homestay Transport: Local train (7.00-8.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 34||Bromo||Day 34 Desa Ngadas/Bromo (1B, 1L)|
After an early breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and explore more of the village on an included walk. Then begin the trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through a G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Opt to hike to the volcanos crater before continuing to the hotel. Included Activities: Village Walk Ancestor Trail Trek Mount Bromo Crater Walk
|Day 35||Red Island||Day 35 Bromo/Red Island (1B)|
A pre-dawn trek across the "sea of sand" to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim is a must, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Included Activities: Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 36||Red Island||Day 36 Red Island (1B)|
Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson
|Day 37||Pemuteran||Day 37 Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)|
Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Ferry (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 38||Pemuteran||Day 38 Pemuteran (1B)|
Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
|Day 39||Ubud||Day 39 Pemuteran/Ubud (1B, 1L)|
Todays drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination. Our journey takes us across the island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, and quaint scenes of local village life. We then arrive at our overnight destination - culturally-rich Ubud. Included Activities: Bali Community Training Lunch Program Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours)
|Day 40||Kuta||Day 40 Ubud/Kuta (1B)|
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta. Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 41||Kuta||Day 41 Kuta (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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