Yolo: Bangkok to Bali on a Shoestring (ATBS)

Countries Visited: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 10.
    Meals Included: 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Watch the sunrise from Mt Bromo, hike through rice terraces, sample java from its namesake island, chill out on stunning beaches, discover the cultural side of Indonesia

    Slurp down rice noodles under the streetlights of Bangkok and wander the paddies and temples of Java - this epic adventure covers the best of Southeast Asia. Party in chaotic Bangkok, bliss out on stunning beaches, and gaze out across the "sea of sand" from Mt Bromo's summit at sunrise. While this tour includes a knowledgeable CEO, accommodation, and a variety of local transport, it also leaves plenty of free time for you to do what you want.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    28 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1BangkokDay 1 Bangkok
    The city has so many options for sightseeing, those who arrive early will have plenty to fill the day. The best way to get around Bangkok is by water taxi, as the streets are often crowded with traffic. From the Chao Phraya River, enjoy an excellent view of the vast metropolis. Consider taking a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok-the life that goes on along these canals seems like a different world. Visit Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha and consider getting a traditional Thai massage here at the school in the temple. If not at Wat Pho, be sure to get a massage at one of the many spas near the hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Surat ThaniDay 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani (1B)
    Opt to visit Wat Po, home of the giant reclining Buddha, or arrange a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok. Enjoy some free time ahead of boarding the sleeper train to Surat Thani, the gateway to the south. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
    Day 3KrabiDay 3 Surat Thani/Krabi
    Transfer to Krabi and enjoy a few days on the beach on the Andaman Sea. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 4KrabiDay 4 Krabi (1B, 1L)
    Enjoy a full-day snorkelling trip to Koh Phi Phi. Included Activities: Phi Phi Island Tour
    Day 5KrabiDay 5 Krabi (1B)
    Take advantage of a free day to do everything or nothing at all.
    Day 6George TownDay 6 Krabi/George Town (1B)
    Cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient". Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia) Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))
    Day 7George TownDay 7 George Town
    Full day in Penang.
    Day 8Cameron HighlandsDay 8 George Town/Cameron Highlands
    Board a private bus and head for the hills! Enjoy the view from the lowlands through to mountainous terrain. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 9Cameron HighlandsDay 9 Cameron Highlands
    Full day in 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 10Kuala LumpurDay 10 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
    Enjoy ample time to see the citys impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives this city such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel. Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)
    Day 11Kuala LumpurDay 11 Kuala Lumpur
    Enjoy a full day in Kuala Lumpur to explore. Just outside of town, to the north, are the famous Batu Caves and the Orang Asli Museum. The evening is best spent at the night market sampling the different cuisine, some of the best in South East Asia. Bargain hunt among the stalls of Chinatowns night market and dont forget to visit to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world.
    Day 12MelakaDay 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka
    Visit the old port town of Melaka, wander the narrow streets and absorb the atmosphere of this historically important town. The streets of Chinatown are lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. There are temples, churches and mosques, museums and forts to explore. Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 13SingaporeDay 13 Melaka/Singapore
    In the morning cross the Straits of Johore and onto the island of Singapore. Tonight opt to visit the world famous night safari, take in a harbour cruise around Boat Quay or sample some mouth watering local food at one of the many hawker street stands. Wander the streets of Little India and Chinatown for a great way to see the old parts of the city. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore) Transport: Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
    Day 14JakartaDay 14 Singapore/Jakarta (1B)
    There may be some travellers leaving the tour in Singapore and others joining in Jakarta. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 15CianjurDay 15 Jakarta/Cianjur (1B)
    Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. Additional Notes: Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. The homestay is located on the outer ring of Cianjur, and accommodation is multi-share. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
    Day 16BandungDay 16 Cianjur/Bandung (1B)
    Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesias third largest city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 17YogyakartaDay 17 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)
    Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey. Transport: Train (7.00 hour(s))
    Days 18-19YogyakartaDays 18-19 Yogyakarta
    Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
    Day 20TawangmanguDay 20 Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu (1B)
    Begin the day with an easy 2.5 hr drive. On the way, we have the option of stopping at Prambanan to explore the largest Hindu temple complex in Java by foot. This visit allows for approximately 1.5 hrs of exploration, and anyone who chooses not to visit the temple can visit an art market located near the temple. Also opt to visit the Sukuh Temple, known as a fertility temple with erotic carvings. From there, walk approximately 3 hrs through small villages and along agricultural land, finishing up at a waterfall. A walk up a staircase ends in the village of Tawangmanggu, where the evening is free to enjoy as you wish. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 21MalangDay 21 Tawangmangu/Malang (1B)
    Travel to to the second largest city in East Java. Spend the afternoon checking out the gorgeous parks, bird and flower market, Singosari temple, Jago temple, Kidal temple, or just relaxing with a cup of local tea. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours)
    Day 22BromoDay 22 Malang/Bromo (1B)
    Todays drive takes us through the tropical winding landscape of Eastern Java, climbing ever upwards and further out of the heat towards the grandeur of Mt Bromo. Part of the Tengger Calder, the largest volcanic range in the area, Mt Bromo is a distinct site -- it blew its top off completely and is constantly smouldering with white smoke. Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 23Red IslandDay 23 Bromo/Red Island (1B)
    A pre-dawn trek across the "sea of sand" to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim is a must, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Included Activities: Mount Bromo Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 24Red IslandDay 24 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. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson
    Day 25PemuteranDay 25 Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)
    Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Ferry (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 26PemuteranDay 26 Pemuteran (1B)
    Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
    Day 27KutaDay 27 Pemuteran/Kuta (1B, 1L)
    Todays drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination. Our journey takes us across the island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, and quaint scenes of local village life. We then arrive at our overnight destination, the energetic beach town of Kuta. Included Activities: Bali Community Training Lunch Program Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-5.50 hours)
    Day 28KutaDay 28 Kuta (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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