Contrasting Cultures - Singapore to Laos

Singapore - Malaysia - Bangkok - Laos

11 nights

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.

With a collection of stunning hotels, trains and river cruises in some of the world's most spectacular destinations, we have perfected the art of the magical escape. Book the itinerary below, or contact us to help arrange the adventure of your dreams.

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Itinerary

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Singapore

Day 1: Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Arrive in Singapore for a two-night stay at the iconic Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

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.

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Singapore

Day 2: Mandarin Oriental Singapore

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.

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Malaysia

Day 3: 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.

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Thailand

Day 4: Eastern & Oriental Express

Enjoy breakfast in your cabin before disembarking at Kuala Kangsar. Tour this royal town, visiting the Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery.

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.

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Bangkok

Day 5: Mandarin Oriental 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 Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, and settle in for two-nights in this lively city.

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Bangkok

Day 6: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

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

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Luang Prabang

Day 7: 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.

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Luang Prabang

Day 8: 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.

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Luang Prabang

Day 9: 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.

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Luang Prabang

Day 10: 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.

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Luang Prabang

Day 11: 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.

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Luang Prabang

Day 12: Departure

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.

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