Eastern & Oriental Express: Bangkok to Bali
March 16-28, 2014
Join us on the journey of a lifetime as we explore Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. On this 10-night adventure we will take in jaw-dropping tropical scenery from the refined Eastern & Oriental Express, ride tuk tuks through colorful Bangkok and float down the River Kwai. Your journey concludes in Bali, where you will discover both the lush, verdant highlands and the powder-soft beaches.
Enjoy the experience of traveling with one of our small groups, limited to 28 travelers. This program is sure to be popular, especially with the incomparable three-night Eastern & Oriental Express experience.
March 16 - Depart your gateway city for Bangkok
March 17 - In Transit Cross the international date line
March 18 - Bangkok - Upon arrival, transfer to The Peninsula Bangkok; Gather for a Welcome Reception at the hotel this evening
March 19 - Take a boat ride to the Grand Palace and the Emerald; Buddha Temple; a tuk tuk ride to Wat Pho to see the reclining Buddha; lunch of Thai cuisine at a restaurant in a century-old historic building
March 20 - Cruise the Chao Phraya River to visit Bang Pa-In, the extravagant royal Summer Palace and garden;
Visit a sanctuary for endangered Asian elephants
March 21 - Bangkok’s Thonburi Klongs and the Jim Thompson House; board the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express
March 22 - Board a boat at River Kwai Bridge station; Drive past the North Temple and Chinese Cemetery to the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and the Don Rak War Cemetery, where 7,000 Allied soldiers who died while building the railway during World War II are buried
March 23 - Stroll the narrow streets of colonial Georgetown, capital of Penang
March 24 - Explore Singapore including Thian Hock Keng Temple, the Temple of Holy Bliss; check in to the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.
March 25 - Depart for the airport for the flight to Bali; transfer to the Jimbaran Puri Bali, which overlooks one of
the island’s most beautiful beaches
March 26 - Meet a spiritual healer; visit a local school to meet the students and their teachers; see a traditional Balinese housing compound to observe the local lifestyle and traditional activities; learn about subak, an ancient irrigation system; enjoy Balinese coffee and tea and savor Indonesian specialties
March 27 - Visit to Pura Tirta Empul, a temple in Tampak Siring; Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal; Conclude with a visit to Ubud’s famous market; Farewell Dinner
March 28 - This morning, transfer to the airport
Please email National Trust Tours for questions about this program. Be sure to include your mailing address if you are requesting a paper copy of the brochure for this program.