CONTRASTING CULTURES - SINGAPORE TO LAOS

11 nights: Singapore - Malaysia - Bangkok - Laos

Journey on the Eastern & Oriental Express before losing yourself to the timeless charm of Luang Prabang with a stay at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao.

Plan your journey

Summary

  • Day 1 - 2: Singapore
  • Day 3: Malaysia
  • Day 4: Thailand
  • Day 5 - 6: Bangkok
  • Day 7: Luang Prabang
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang
  • Day 9: Luang Prabang
  • Day 10: Luang Prabang
  • Day 11: Luang Prabang
  • Day 12: Luang Prabang
Day 1 - 2

Singapore

Raffles Hotel

Arrive in Singapore for a two-night stay at the iconic Raffles Hotel.

Explore the city at leisure or book a half-day sightseeing tour with us (supplement applies).

Sightseeing options include a bumboat ride along the Singapore River, or visits to the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall, Thian Hock Keng Temple and the National Orchid Garden.

Day 3

Malaysia

Eastern & Oriental Express

Check-in for your train journey and meet fellow travellers before departing on the Eastern & Oriental Express train.

Enjoy afternoon tea on board and spend some time relaxing or exploring the train. After dinner, disembark for an evening stroll through Kuala Lumpur’s magnificent station.

Day 4

Thailand

Eastern & Oriental Express

Enjoy breakfast in your cabin before disembarking at Butterworth.

Choose one of our guided tours of colonial Georgetown or Penang Island; discover pre-World War II mosques, temples, churches, bazaars and shophouses.

Rejoin the train for a delicious lunch, and then watch the ever-changing scenery as you cross into Thailand. Share stories with your fellow travellers over dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 5 - 6

Bangkok

St. Regis Bangkok

Alight in the morning at the River Kwai Bridge station for a sightseeing cruise with a local historian. Afterwards, visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and take some time to visit the Don Rak War Cemetery. Return to the train for lunch, before ending your journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon.

Enjoy a private transfer to the luxurious St. Regis Bangkok, and settle in for two-nights in this lively city.

Explore Bangkok at leisure, although additional tours can be arranged for you.

Day 7

Luang Prabang

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

After breakfast enjoy a private transfer to the airport for your Bangkok Airways Economy Class flight to Laos.

Upon arrival, your private transfer whisks you to your intimate hotel, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao. Settle in for a relaxing five nights in Luang Prabang.

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is located only 2km away from the old town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 8

Luang Prabang

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

This morning your guide will meet you at the hotel for a private transfer to the city centre. Walk along past ancient temples and admire the magnificent stupas.

End the tour with a gentle hike to the top of Mount Phousi, located in the centre of town, and admire the wonderful view across the Mekong and Khan rivers.

Day 9

Luang Prabang

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Learn to prepare exotic Lao dishes with a hands-on cookery course.

After a brief introduction to the local ingredients, enjoy cooking alongside one of our skilled chefs. Finally, sit down at the hotel restaurant to savour your freshly prepared dishes.

Day 10

Luang Prabang

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

After breakfast, depart on a one-hour drive to the picturesque Kuang Si waterfall. Take a leisurely hike through the national park and feast on a special picnic lunch.

For the more adventurous, continue to the top of the main waterfall, where you can swim in a large natural pool. Please remember to wear proper trekking attire if you’re going to the top of the waterfall.

Day 11

Luang Prabang

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Enjoy the day at leisure, whether laying by the pool or indulging in a spa treatment at the hotel’s Mekong Spa.

Day 12

Luang Prabang

Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao

Bid farewell to Luang Prabang as you continue with your onward travel arrangements.

Please note: This journey is also available travelling from Bangkok to Singapore.

Plan your journey

Summary

  • Day 1 - 2: Singapore
  • Day 3: Malaysia
  • Day 4: Thailand
  • Day 5 - 6: Bangkok
  • Day 7: Luang Prabang
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang
  • Day 9: Luang Prabang
  • Day 10: Luang Prabang
  • Day 11: Luang Prabang
  • Day 12: Luang Prabang