Southeast Asia Through the Ages
Singapore - Malaysia - Bangkok - Cambodia
Take an unforgettable rail journey through the heart of Southeast Asia aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. Continue to Cambodia and explore the world-famous Angkor Wat with a stay at Belmond La Residence d’Angkor.
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.
Upon arriving into Singapore settle in for a two-night stay at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Singapore.
Enjoy time at leisure or book a half-day sightseeing tour with us (supplement applies).
Sightseeing options include a bumboat ride along Singapore River or visits to the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court, City Hall, Thian Hock Keng Temple and the National Orchid Garden.
Enjoy a private transfer to the iconic Raffles Hotel where you will check-in for your train journey aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express.
Dinner is served, and later you can spend time relaxing or exploring the train. Afterwards, head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travellers or retire to your cosy converted cabin.
After breakfast arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Travel by coach to Labu Kabong to discover rural Malaysian life with a warm welcome ceremony from the villagers. Take a guided tour through lush rice paddies ending with refreshments and a chance to sample local produce. Alternatively, advanced trekkers can follow our expert naturalist on an invigorating hill-trek. We recommend long sleeves, trousers and suitable footwear for this choice. Cold towels and refreshments await at the top while you take in spectacular panoramic views. Rejoin the train for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous final dinner on board. Return to the train and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your leisure as you continue your journey to Thailand. A decadent dinner is served on board.
This morning alight at Kanchanaburi for your choice of tour. The Classic includes guided visits to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum. Tracks to Unseen Thailand tour will have you biking through rice paddies, stopping off at a local farm. The Local Flavours tour explores the wet market, a rice noodle house and combines a raft cruise with a cooking class.
Return to the train for lunch, before ending your journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon.
Take a private transfer to the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Bangkok for your two-night stay.
Discover Bangkok at leisure. Marvel at the ornate buildings and stupas while learning about the colourful history of the Kings of Siam.
Take a private transfer to the airport for your Bangkok Airways Economy Class flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival our representative will meet you to arrange your private transfer to Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor for a five-night stay.
Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor sits on the banks of Siem Reap’s tree-lined river. It is ideally placed to explore the breathtaking complex of temples at Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After breakfast embark on a full day guided tour. Visit fascinating temples and historical sites, including the royal baths of Srah Srang, Ta Keo and the ancient Khmer capital of Angkor Thom.
Having explored the ancient cultures of the Angkor Empire, today we discover contemporary Cambodia. Explore Kompong Phluk, a stilted village rarely visited by tourists. Meet a local family for an intimate look at a world barely changed for 2,000 years.
Today’s sightseeing starts with a walk off the beaten track to find some rarely visited Angkorian temples. You’ll meet local farmers and children, and stop to try seasonal fruit found along the way
After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure, whether it be lounging by the pool or indulging with a spa treatment at the hotel’s Kong Kea Spa. Other options include private yoga and meditation classes.
It is time to bid farewell to Siem Reap as you continue with your onward travel arrangements. Please note: This journey is also available travelling from Bangkok to Singapore.