Eastern & Oriental Express: Bangkok to Bali SOLD OUT!

April 22-May 4, 2014

Eastern Orient EX

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.

Study Leader Information

Barbara Horlbeck is an independent researcher and adjunct faculty of art history in Minnesota. With a Master of Arts in Art History, specializing in Asian and Islamic arts and architecture.

Tour Itinerary

April 22 - Depart your gateway city for Bangkok

April 23 - In Transit Cross the international date line

April 24 - Bangkok - Upon arrival, transfer to The Peninsula Bangkok; Gather for a Welcome Reception at the hotel this evening

April 25 - 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

April 26 - Cruise the Chao Phraya River to visit Bang Pa-In, the extravagant royal Summer Palace and garden;
Visit a sanctuary for endangered Asian elephants

April 27 - Bangkok’s Thonburi Klongs and the Jim Thompson House; board the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express

April 28 - 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

April 29 - Stroll the narrow streets of colonial Georgetown, capital of Penang

April 30 - Explore Singapore including Thian Hock Keng Temple, the Temple of Holy Bliss; check in to the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.

May 1 - 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

May 2 - 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

May 3 - 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

May 4 - This morning, transfer to the airport


To reserve by credit card, please call 888-484-8785; to reserve online, please fill out our reservation form. View our terms and conditions.


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