What Does This Region Have To Offer?
- The high-octane city of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand or ‘land of smiles’.
- Some of the world’s most beautiful, white-sand beaches, including the iconic Maya Bay where the movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed.
- Cultural landmarks and iconic street food in Penang, Malaysia.
- The green tea plantations and mystical forests of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.
- The shopping and food paradise of modern Singapore.
Why Satay Explorer is Better with Bamba:
- We open the door to authentic experiences that give you an insight into the lives of real locals. We’ll help you escape the tourist crowds.
- Plenty of opportunities for free time on your own, mixed with group activities where you’ll meet lots of different new people.
- Bamba guarantees departures without any requirement for a minimum number of travellers.
- Customer care that is personal and up to the high standard you deserve.
- For our guided experiences, all guides are professional in manner and fluent in English.
What Will You Be Doing?
Day 1: Bangkok Airport Pick-Up
Touch down in Bangkok! We’ll drop you off at your comfy accommodation and the rest of the day is yours to explore the treasures of this lively city. Be sure to check out its incredible nightlife.
Day 2: Bangkok Bike Tour
Time to get moving! Your journey starts as you meet your guide and hop on your bike. You’ll zoom across wooden bridges and through squatter settlements nestled under highways and near the railroad tracks to get a feel for the daily habits and rituals of all walks of life. Cross the river in a longtail boat and cycle through beautiful green spaces in an area that once hosted old plantations. A stunning view of Bangkok’s skyline greets you as you ride back across the river and spend the rest of the day as you please.
Day 3: Bangkok Free Day & Overnight Bus
Enjoy a full day on your own in Bangkok, checking out landmarks and getting your fix of delicious, spicy Thai food. Tonight, you’ll catch a night bus towards the Thai coast.
Day 4: High Speed Catamaran to Koh Phangan & Free Day
You’ll reach the coast by morning and catch a high speed catamaran to Koh Phangan island. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy this island known for stunning beaches, great food and awesome full moon parties.
Day 5: Koh Phangan Snorkel & Zipline Adventure
Prepare to explore hidden parts of Koh Phangan rarely sighted by tourists. In Haad Khom, you’ll snorkel crystalline waters amongst multi-coloured tropical fish and corals. Next, Bottle Beach, one of Koh Phangan’s most pristine beaches. After a local lunch, you’ll fly through the rainforest canopy on a series of ziplines across over 16 platforms and 950 meters of adrenaline and epic views. And why not opt to hone your archery skills at a local range?
Day 6: Koh Phangan to Krabi
Today you will take a ferry transfer from Koh Phangan to Krabi, land of white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, fascinating coral reefs, caves and waterfalls.
Day 7: Maya Bay “The Beach” Trip
Today, you’ll come face to face with some of Thailand’s most beautiful and well-known beaches, from Phi Phi Don, to Pileh Bay and the Viking Cave where fishermen inhabit the hostile rock caves in order to make a living. Swim at the iconic Maya Bay where the movie, “The Beach”, with Leonardo di Caprio was filmed. Other amazing beaches and islands like Bamboo Island, Hin Klarng, Ao-pelae and Loh Sama, also await.
Day 8: Krabi to Penang
Today you’ll journey through stunning landscapes to Penang, Malaysia,. After check-in, the day is yours to relax, explore, and get settled in.
Day 9: Penang City Tour
Penang is an island rich in history, culture, tradition and diversity. You’ll be exploring colonial-era homes, private mansions, famous museums and temples. Follow your local guide through fascinating Little India and Chinatown, visit the Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram’s giant reclining Buddha.
Day 10: Penang to Cameron Highlands
Onwards to Cameron Highlands! Nestled in the highlands of Malaysia, its cool climate will be a welcome change as fuzzy tea plantations, rolling green hills and crystal clear waterfalls beckon.
Day 11: Cameron Highlands Rainforest Expedition
Today, explore green plantations and sip on local tea at the tea factory. Next, head to the highest peak and trek the mysterious and fantasy-like mossy forest. Also on the agenda is the butterfly garden, strawberry farm, charming Time Tunnel Gallery, and Sam Po Buddhist temple.
Day 12: Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur
You’ll transfer today to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, a hotspot for great and cheap shopping, and even better food.
Day 13: Kuala Lumpur “Off the Eaten Track” Foodie Experience (D)
Relax and explore today before embarking on a foodie experience like no other. Our “Off the Eaten Track” food tour hits the city’s hidden alleys and shops to taste the best local delicacies with an expert local guide. Try out things you might never have attempted on your own and get to learn the Malaysian way of life.
Day 14: Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Next, Singapore. Marvel at towering skyscrapers of this modern, affluent city with a mix of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences, with tasty food, great shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene.
Day 15: Home-cooked Meal with Singaporean Family
You’ll feel spoiled today when our local hosts from Singapore welcome you with a delicious family lunch or dinner made just for you. Your meal may include nasi lemak, chicken rice, braised pork with soy sauce, salted egg prawn and more!
Day 16: Singapore Airport Drop-off
All good things must end, but memories and photos can last a lifetime. Today, we’ll drop you off at Singapore Airport to catch your outbound flight. Happy travels!