Combination Tour of Southeast and South Asia

Highlights:

This tour includes the classic tour of Southeast Asia countries - Malaysia and Singapore with the South Asia country - Bhutan.

Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

High season
Shoulder season
Low season
Bhutan
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Malaysia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Singapore
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Route:

Kuala Lumpur - Malacca - Cameron Highlands - Penang - Langkawi - Singapore - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Haa

Itinerary

Day1:

Kuala Lumpur

Arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Be greeted by your chauffeur-guide then transferred to city hotel in KL. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur

Day2:

Kuala Lumpur

After a leisurely breakfast. Meet your chauffeur-guide at around 9:00AM for a half day tour of the city of Kuala Lumpur. We will visit Petronas Twin Tower, Kings Palace, and National Mosque. (Visit stop): National Monument, National Museum, and Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Rest of the day at leisure for discover the good bargains and cafes and restaurants of Lumpur. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur

Day3:

Kuala Lumpur - Malacca

Today we will have a tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Malaysia – Malacca. Approximately 2 hours driving south of Kuala Lumpur is historical Malacca, the third smallest state in Malaysia and one of the oldest, and most strategic, trading ports in Malaysia which has undergone Portuguese, Dutch and English rule. Visit St. Paul's Hill for a panoramic view of Malacca and its straits as well as the old town of Bandar Hilir. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur

Day4:

Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands

Depart by 0830h to Cameron Highland (approximately 3hours, 220km), which is located at1542m above sea level. Famed for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. On the way, we will stop to experience basket weaving (Malaysia cottage industry), Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. At leisure on arrival to enjoy the cool, crispy air of Cameron Highlands. Overnight in Cameron Highland

Day5:

Cameron Highlands - Penang

After breakfast, proceed for morning tour of Cameron Highlands including the sea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm. Depart to Penang. Enroute, visit the Sam Poh Tong cave Temple in Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan. Cross over to Penang using the fifth longest bridge in the world, arrive Penang in evening. Overnight in Penang

Day6:

Penang

Today, you will have a City, Culture, and Heritage tour of Penang. Visit first longest Reclining Buddha in the world, next is the Botanical Gardens which offers lush green surroundings which a wide variety of tropical plants and bird life. Visit the Kek Lok Si Temple built in 1904, the most beautiful and largest Buddha Temple Complex in south East Asia and is known as the Temple of 1000 Buddhas and Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light first landed. Continue to the old part of Georgetown. Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you can explore the nightlife along Batu Ferringhi, Penang style! Overnight in Penang

Day7:

Penang - Langkawi

After breakfast, 7:30 AM transfer to the Penang jetty to board the ferry for Langkawi Island. Sailing time is at 8:30AM and arrival in Langkawi at 11:00AM approximately. Be greeted by your chauffeur at Langkawi Jetty and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at Leisure. Overnight at Langkawi.

Day8:

Langkawi

Free day at own leisure. Overnight at Langkawi.

Day9:

Langkawi

Free day at own leisure. Overnight at Langkawi.

Day10:

Langkawi - Singapore

Morning free until transfer to airport for flight to Singapore. From Singapore, you will be board on flight to the Himalaya country – Bhutan. (Flight from Singapore to Paro is available on Thursdays and Sundays at 6:30 AM). Have several days’ optional stay in Singapore if travel date doesn’t match the flight schedule. Overnight in Singapore

Day11:

Singapore - Paro - Thimphu

Tashi Delek! Welcome to Bhutan, the country with the happiest people in the world. Meet tour guide at Paro Airport then transfer to Thimphu – the capital town of Bhutan, en route to Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Check in of your hotel in Thimphu then you are free to explore. Overnight in Thimphu

Day12:

Thimphu

Begin your day with a short drive to Kuenselphodrang, a popular vantage point, with the biggest Buddha statues in the world. This site offers a panoramic view of the capital below and also has several walking trails, which ranges from leisurely to moderate. Then visit the National Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of the Third King and for world peace. Continue on to the picturesque 12th century Changangkha Temple and Nunnery at Zilukha. Afterwards visit the Folk Heritage Museum featuring an exhibition of items and artifacts of Bhutanese villages and rural households. After visiting the museum we will walk to School for Arts & Crafts which is located close to the museum. This is one of the interesting schools where young boys & girls learn 13 different skills of arts & crafts in Bhutan. If your visit to Thimphu coincides on a weekend, you can visit the weekend vegetable market (open from Friday To Sunday). Overnight in Thimphu

Day13:

Thimphu - Punakha

Drive over the Dochu-La pass, which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley (approximately 3 hours). The drive through the countryside affords a glimpse of everyday life in this most remote of Himalayan kingdom. Punakha was the ancient capital of Bhutan. On arrival, visit Punakha Dzong. It is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move en masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. It was here in 1907 that Bhutan’s first king was crowned. Afterwards enjoy a short walk to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of the Drukpa Kuenly who is also known as the Divine Madman. He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhism in his time. He taught the people that religion is an inner feeling and it’s not necessary that one should be an ordained monk. He is also considered a symbol of fertility and most childless couples go to his temple for blessing. Overnight in Punakha

Day14:

Punakha - Thimphu - Haa

Drive back to Thimphu where you will have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores visiting Semtokha Dzong en route. The Dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture studies. Afterwards drive to Haa via Chelela Pass where you will enjoy an panoramic views of the Paro and Haa Valleys as well as Mt Jumolhari and the the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Bhutan. From Chelela drive down through a deep pine forest and into the narrow valley of Haa. Overnight in Haa

Day15:

Haa - Paro

The extraordinarily beautiful Haa Valley is newly opened to Tourists. Haa is a picturesque fertile valley ideal for mountain biking and hiking. Visit Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo (white temple and black temple) that was built in the 8th century by the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo, after he sent two doves (one black and one white) to find a sacred place to build a monastery. Enjoy strolling around the small and beautiful township of Haa with the option of exploring the valley by bicycle through villages along farmroad (additional US $ 30 bike hire charge applies). In the late afternoon transfer to Paro for overnight. Overnight in Paro

Day16:

Paro

After breakfast, we will visit Taktshang Monastery by walk for approximately 2 hours; comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended (for those who cannot hike we will arrange a horse for transfer up to cafeteria). This monastery is one of the most famous Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900 m above the Paro Valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is also called “Tiger’s Nest”. Afternoon drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought against Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snow dome of sacred Chomolhari, “Mountain of goddess” can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. On the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Overnight in Paro

Day17:

Paro

Board on vehicle and drive to airport of Paro, from where, you will catch your flight onward to your next destination. This tour service is officially finished now. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours looks forward to meeting you again in your next trip to Asia.

Ends

Dear Clients

This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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