Our Basic tours offer superb value and are ideal for those who are happy to forgo some creature comforts in favour of an authentic and fun experience. Under the leadership of a fully trained tour leader, you will enjoy all the highlights and freedom of independent travel with the convenience, security and companionship of a small group.
At Imaginative Traveller we always aim to provide accurate information for our travellers. Unfortunately information such as the price of optional activities is occasionally subject to change, and this means that we are constantly revising our trip notes. In order to ensure that you have the most up to date information for your trip we suggest that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure.
Trip code : GTBS
Trip valid from : 01/01/2013
Trip valid until : 30/06/2014
Trip length : 14
Trip starts in : Bangkok
Trip ends in : Singapore
Maximum group size : maximum 16
(Was Bangkok to Singapore Overland)
Time to get active. Choose between cave exploring, sea kayaking, diving, rock climbing or swimming. If you’ve slipped into extreme holiday mode, we’ll also accept “turning the pages of a book”.Spend two days in Ao Nang appreciating the peace and tranquillity. Kick back, relax and swim in the warm waters of this hidden tropical paradisePerhaps go cave exploring, sea kayaking, diving and rock climbing or even on day trips to the surrounding islands
Time for a quick round of Name That Roadkill on our bus through the highlands. Once we’ve arrived, you can take a trek, explore a green tea plantation or just tuck into some scones at Ye Olde Smokehouse. Continue on the hot coastal plains until the turn-off for the Cameron Highlands Travel through a wide variety of scenery from the flat lowlands up through mountainous terrain. Arrive at the scenic hill town of Tanah Rata. Choose from many optional activities such as a trekking, visiting the green tea plantations that have made this region famous or just relaxing in ‘Ye Olde Smokehouse’
Over the years, Malacca has been ruled by a sultan, the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese. We’re not sure who was responsible for introducing the colourful trishaws with their lights, decorations and musical horns - but we salute you.Head south to 15th-Century port town of Malacca (Melaka). Stay in the heart of the old town, in an old Baba homeTake a walking tour through the ancient streets. Visit a variety of temples such as Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque and Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple. Stop by the Baba Nonya Museum, which showcases the history of the Straits Chinese immigrants. Perhaps hire a rickshaw and explore the intriguing Chinese side streets in free time
Loosen your belt buckle and head to our pick for Singapore’s best dumpling, Paradise Dynasty on Level 4 of Ion Orchard. If you find better, let us know. We'll take any excuse to head back to Singapore.
Day 13 - Take a four-hour bus ride to the Straits of Johore and on to Singapore Head out to explore this modern city. Visit Chinatown, Boat Quay, as well as the Merlion statue - the half-fish, half-lion icon that became the symbol of Singapore
Day 14 - The trip ends this morning, but there's plenty more to see here for those who wish to stay on
While the information presented here details our planned itinerary, including routes taken, activities included, accommodation and meeting times, please accept that unforseen changes may occur. We are constantly on the lookout to improve our program and further enhance your experience. Naturally, we will keep you up to date with any last minute amendments to your tour.
Our Raw tours are best suited for those with a sense of adventure, are willing to step outside their comfort zone and don’t mind being thrown in at the deep end. For independent travellers who want to travel with others. Just the ticket for those aged between 18-35 or anyone young at heart who has an open mind, an eye on the budget and a nose for adventure. Authentic experiences that expand the mind rather than hold the hand.
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Most of our travellers like the thought of travelling with a few like-minded souls. There are NO compulsory single supplements on most tours as we simply arrange twin shared accommodation for you and another tour member of the same sex. But don't worry if that doesn't appeal. We do understand there are times when you just want a bit of privacy and 'me' time so we are more than happy to arrange a private room upon request when you book.
The local payment is the final part of your overall tour cost. It MUST be paid in cash, in the currency indicated, to your tour leader at the start of your trip. Having a local payment helps us to pass cost savings on to you. Please note that the Local Payment is non-refundable.
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