A land of stunning diversity and allure, get to know Southeast Asia. Begin with modern Singapore’s top attractions and traditional Peranakan heritage. Then travel through a pristine landscape during a luxurious train ride to Thailand, with excursions to Kuala Kangsar and legendary Kanchanaburi. In Bangkok, witness life along the city’s Chao Phraya River and visit iconic palaces and shrines. In Ayutthaya, explore Cambodia’s remarkable Angkor Wat and temples shrouded in jungle. Along the way, delve into each region’s exciting food culture and learn how to make traditional dishes.
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- Departure Dates
Jan 25, 2023 - Feb 7, 2023
EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS
Discover Southeast Asia aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express. This spectacular train is operated by the same company that runs the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient Express. The Society of International Railway Travelers awarded the E&O a place on the “World’s Top 25 Trains” list for beauty, dining, service, and excursion experience.
Depart for Singapore
After arriving at the Singapore Airport, meet your AHI Travel Representative and travel to the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel. Kick off your journey tonight by joining your fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception.
After breakfast, learn about modern-day Singapore and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s hidden gems and key attractions, including the iconic Merlion statue — a nod to Singapore’s nautical past. Visit Thain Hock Keng, the country’s oldest Hokkien temple, and gain insight into three of the main cultures that have influenced Singaporean life while exploring Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam.
Singapore’s Peranakan people are locally born of Chinese and Malay heritage. Encounter unique aspects of this culture while learning to make traditional foods at a family business, followed by a visit to a beadwork and embroidery workshop. Later today, enjoy a delightful excursion to Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s landmark floral oasis. Stroll through spectacular floral features, vast conservatories, the Cloud Forest and the extraordinary Flower Dome.
Singapore | Bangkok, Thailand
Fly to Bangkok, Thailand. Upon arrival, enjoy an authentic lunch before checking in to the lovely Peninsula Bangkok. After a lecture about the history and culture of Thailand, embark on a special cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Relax aboard a converted rice barge and enjoy a dinner of traditional and international dishes.
Discover more of effervescent Bangkok! Discuss Thailand’s history and culture, then enjoy an atmospheric cruise along Bangkok’s legendary Chao Phraya River. Witness the glories of the Grand Palace, sacred Emerald Buddha temple and 160-foot reclining Buddha statue, followed by lunch at the landmark Blue Elephant restaurant. Cap off the day by joining our Elective Activity to a Thai dance show.
Elegant pavilions and ornamental ponds await during a visit to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. And you’re in for an eye-opening adventure at the tremendous remains of Thailand’s ancient capital. Ayutthaya Historical Park offers a history that spans over four centuries. Walk the grounds, glimpsing the city’s past grandeur, from fabulous temples to timeworn Buddhas and towering wats. On your return to Bangkok, watch daily life unfold while cruising along the Chao Phraya River.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Fly to Siem Reap, the gateway to the wondrous Angkor temples and a dynamic town with steadfastly kind locals and a thriving culinary landscape. Experience the city’s cultural scene while watching demonstrations by local artisans and admire its French Colonial architecture during a tuk-tuk tour. Tonight, join a local expert to learn about Angkor Archaeological Park, one of history’s lost civilizations.
The morning rises over the ancient temple of Angkor Wat, exceptional for its artistry and scale. As you duck through stone-structured archways and admire dancing apsaras, you’ll be immersed in a world long forgotten. Later, test your culinary skills while making rice noodles with a local family and enjoy an entertaining night out at Phare, the Cambodian circus, a social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged Cambodian youth.
Journey further into history at the ancient city of Angkor Thom, home to the striking Bayon Temple with its 54 towers and carved stone faces. Stroll jungle-claimed paths to Ta Prohm, drowning in twisting roots, before continuing to the restored temple Thommanon. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner, accompanied by a classic Khmer show.
Depart for your home city
Begin your journey home after an adventure filled with inspiring moments, unforgettable discoveries and remarkable history. Head to the airport to catch your flights home, bidding farewell to Southeast Asia.
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