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, you’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 40 days will fly by.
Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Bangkok/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 3 Surat Thani/Khao Sok
Travel to lush Khao Sok. Opt to go hiking or swimming in Khao Sok National Park.
Day 4 Khao Sok/Koh Samui (1B)
Take a ferry to Koh Samui and explore the island’s beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.
Day 5 Koh Samui (1B, 1L)
Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong Marine Park. Take in the views and opt to snorkel if the tide is right.
Day 6 Koh Samui/George Town (1B)
Gear up for a long day of travel. Ferry back to the mainland and continue by private vehicle to cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".
Day 7 George Town
Full day in Penang.
Day 8 George Town/Chenderoh Lake (1D)
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 9 Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands (1B)
Continue to the 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 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
Opt to take a city tour, visit the famous Petronas Towers or check out the Islamic Arts Museum.
Day 11 Kuala 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 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka
Opt to tour the canals of Melaka by boat.
Day 13 Melaka/Singapore
Border crossing from Malaysia into Singapore. Free time to take a harbour cruise or try mouth-watering street food.
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.
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.
Day 16 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)
Travel€ross bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park.
Day 17 Bukit Lawang (1B)
Opt to go jungle trekking in Gunung Leuser NP.
Day 18 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)
Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs.
Day 19 Berastagi (1B)
Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.
Day 20 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)
Travel to the world’s largest volcano lake, Lake Toba.
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 Samosir Island/Padangsidempuan (1B)
Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, stopping at the bustling city of Padang Sidempuan for the night.
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.
Day 24 Bukittinggi (1B)
Enjoy a free day to check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.
Day 25 Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)
Travel to Padang and settle in at the beach hotel before enjoying some free time to explore.
Day 26 Padang (1B)
Enjoy a full free day in Padang. Opt for a trip to nearby scenic islands.
Day 27 Padang/Jakarta (1B)
Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java.
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.
Day 29 Cianjur/Bandung (1B)
Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.
Day 30 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)
Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.
Days 31-32 Yogyakarta
Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
Day 33 Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D)
Continue the journey€ross the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a G Adventures-supported community homestay.
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 volcano’s crater before continuing to the hotel.
Day 35 Bromo/Red Island (1B)
Enjoy an early morning hike to a viewpoint to take in the the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo as the sun rises, then travel to a sweet surf camp on the beach.
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.
Day 37 Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)
Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax.
Day 38 Pemuteran (1B)
Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
Day 39 Pemuteran/Kuta (1B)
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Explore Kuta with some free time.
Day 40 Kuta
Depart at any time.
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