Wat Trimitr & Wat Po Buddhist Temples, Singapore Botanical Gardens, Mt. Faber, Victoria Peak, and Repulse Bay
Experience the best that Asia has to offer with this unique blend of metropolitan Asian cities including Bangkok, Singapore, Bali, and Hong Kong. Discover some of Bangkok’s Thai architecture and Buddhist temples with visits to the Grand Palace, Wat Trimitr, and Wat Po before enjoying a day of exploring the city at your leisure. In Singapore, you’ll have time to wander around the vibrant shopping and entertainment area and then we’ll take you to the Queen Elizabeth Walk waterfront, Chinatown, and the Botanical Gardens to see exotic orchids and rare flowers. After, ascend up Mt. Faber for a panoramic view. Begin the most relaxing part of this journey as you reach your oceanfront hotel in Bali. You’ll get to tour the area, with visits to the Elephant Cave and Tegalaland Rice Terraces, as well as unwind on the beach or go shopping. Finally, continue on to Hong Kong where you’ll head to the top of Victoria Peak, visit Repulse Bay, take an optional venture over to Macau, and much more!
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- 4 nights in Bangkok
- 2 nights in Singapore
- 3 nights in Bali
- 3 nights in Hong Kong
- Round-trip airfare from the Los Angeles or New York area (this tour may also be booked without flights)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- All intra-tour flights, ground transportation and all transfers
- Accommodations at superior first class hotels
- 18 meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
- Sightseeing tours including admission fees as described in itinerary
- English-speaking tour guides throughout
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Days 1 – 2: Depart USA/Cross International Date Line
Your journey to the Asia begins this evening as you check-in for your flight bound for Bangkok. We’ll cross the international date line and lose one day en route.
*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Bangkok on Day 3.
Day 3: Arrive Bangkok (Thailand)
Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles.” Morning arrival in Bangkok, the breathtaking capital, situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. You’ll be met and escorted to your upscale, centrally-located hotel. This evening meet your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner and briefing.
Menam Riverside Hotel or similar | Dinner
Day 4: Bangkok
Following breakfast, embark on an included tour introducing you to some of Bangkok’s most outstanding Buddhist temples: Wat Trimitr with its invaluable 5-ton solid gold statue of Buddha; Wat Po, the temple featuring the colossal 150-foot long “Reclining Buddha”; and then visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, the temple of the Emerald Buddha dating back to the 14th-century. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Bangkok
This morning, we’ll travel to Nakhon Pathom province on the outskirts of Bangkok. Here we’ll visit Patom Organic Village, a family-run eco-cultural project on the banks of the idyllic Tachine River. Immerse yourself in this organic living concept and participate in a wide range of engaging hands-on workshops where we can learn about soil, seedling, planting, compost, and fertilizer. Afterward, we’ll visit the traditional kitchen where farm-to-cooking workshops are hosted. We’ll see how they turn raw organic ingredients into traditional Thai foods and then enjoy lunch. We’ll stop by the organic coffee shop before we return to Bangkok where we’ll experience a longtail boat ride through Bangkok’s small waterways, called klongs. During our cruise journey we’ll enjoy mesmerising views of local life before hopping off to explore a tucked-away village built with wooden structures, and visiting the Royal Barge Museum. We’ll end our boat ride at Wat Arun, known as the “Temple of Dawn”, where we can enjoy views of this iconic temple with its colorful spires.
| Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Bangkok
Enjoy a day to discover Thailand’s vibrant and exotic capital at your own pace. Join an optional excursion to the colorful Damnoen Saduak floating market, reached by a rice barge followed by a visit to Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest stupa in the world. You may also take a dip in your hotel’s pool or shop to your heart’s content.
Day 7: Bangkok/Singapore
Today, start your Singapore travel on this island gem with its dazzling blend of east and west. Your hotel is conveniently located in the Orchard District minutes from the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This afternoon you are free to explore on your own.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens or similar | Breakfast
Day 8: Singapore
Explore the history of the tiny nation of Singapore – referred to lovingly as the “Little Red Dot” – and how it has transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a metropolitan powerhouse. Start your adventure by hopping onboard a traditional bumboat, a humble mode of water transportation that’s operated both to ferry goods and people across Singapore River for decades. Set sail across the watery stretches bound for Merlion Park, home to a magnificent statue and water fountain shaped as the mythical creature. Take in beautiful views of Marina Bay waterfront and snap a few photos at the iconic statue before heading down to the Civic District. Here, take a wander through the boulevards lined with historic buildings before continuing down Orchard Road, a chic shopping avenue that’s the beating heart of Singapore’s glitzy commercial centre. Finally, head to National Orchid Garden (located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens) for a deep breath and a wind down. Spend time here exploring the garden’s 60,000 plants and orchids and keep an eye out for the country’s national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, before heading back to your hotel.
| Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Singapore/Bali
Today fly to the tropical island paradise to start your Bali tour. Settle into your oceanfront resort hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure for independent exploration or shopping. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant with your fellow travelers.
Sadara Boutique Beach Resort Bali or similar | Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Bali
Today, embark on a full-day tour of Bali to discover the wonders of the “Island of the Gods.” First, attend a performance of the famous Barong and Keris Dance. This traditional Balinese dance depicts the fight between good and evil and is a classic example of the way myth and history are blended into one reality. Continue to the “Elephant Cave,” an ancient sanctuary with creatures carved into the glistening stone. Sample delicious local coffees and hot drinks, including the world’s most expensive coffee, the famous “Coffee Luwak.” Proceed to Kintamani, set around the rim of the Gunung Batur crater. Take in the stunning views of mountains, lakes, and rice fields; the best view is only a short hike away, at the serene and less-frequented Tegalalang Rice Terraces.
| Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11: Bali
A day at leisure to enjoy your hotel’s beach and spa facilities. Shop at the local markets located nearby or join an optional tour.
Day 12: Bali/Hong Kong
Morning free. Later, fly to fascinating Hong Kong. Your attractive hotel offers an enviable harborside location.
Royal Pacific Hotel or similar | Breakfast
Day 13: Hong Kong
A morning tour of Hong Kong Island features a ride to the top of Victoria Peak for a spectacular city and harbor view.After coming back down to earth from the heady heights, continue with a drive past the beautiful beach at Repulse Bay which was named after British warship, HMS Repulse, a vessel that was instrumental in thwarting pirates who plundered this area in the early days of colonial settlement. Visit Aberdeen Fishing Village where you can gain a deeper insight into the lifestyle of Hong Kong’s fishing folks by riding on a sampan to take in a closer view of the colorful junks that dot the harbor. Lastly, visit Stanley Market where you’re free to browse and bargain among the myriad of market stalls. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping or independent exploration. Do not miss the great opportunity to savor the amazing array of delicacies in this culinary Mecca.
Day 14: Hong Kong
A day at leisure in Hong Kong, where East meets West, or perhaps join an optional excursion via high-speed turbojet ride to Macau, a fascinating city 65 kilometers west of Hong Kong. Formerly under Portuguese rule, you’ll be struck by the clear European/Mediterranean influence with its beautiful fortresses and churches yet its simultaneous Chinese heritage. Also, for those so inclined, it happens to be the gambling capital of Asia! This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15: Hong Kong/USA
Final morning is at leisure. Later, board your homebound flight. Your magical journey ends as you arrive the USA later today.
*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights on Day 15 in Hong Kong.
Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) for 2022 departures. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.
Because we can’t secure airline pricing more than a year in advance, 2023 dates and prices listed below are for the tour only. Once flights are available, we’ll notify you of your options.
|2022 Tours||Tour Only||With Flights|
|2023 Tours||Tour Only||With Flights|
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.
Flights from the NY Area (EWR or JFK):
Add $150 if departing from the New York area
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.
Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.
Floating Market and Phra Chedi Tour
- From approx. $45 Per Person
This most interesting excursion takes you to the rural floating market of Damneon Saduak, located south of Bangkok. Spend some time in this exotic, colorful and bustling market where you can observe floating merchants hawk their fruits, crops, baskets and weavings. Proceed to Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest stupa in the world.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Siam Niramit Show and Dinner
- From approx. $58 Per Person, dinner included
This “must” evening begins with a sumptuous Thai and International buffet dinner. Dinner is followed with a stunning world-class stage show depicting Thailand’s historical and spiritual heritage. The $40 million extravagant production boasts over 150 dazzling performers and state-of-the-art special effects and is a captivating journey to the enchanting Kingdom of Siam’s history and culture. This mesmerizing performance is not to be missed! Transfers from the hotel and back are included.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
- From approx. $89 Per Person
A thrilling evening visit to discover some 1200 animals and species in their natural jungle setting. (depart approx. 7pm and return approx. 10pm)
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Singapore by Night
- From approx. $94 Per Person
Spend an exciting night out and experience the vibrant Singapore nightlife on an evening tour around the city. The highlight of the tour is a bumboat ride down the Singapore River from Clarke Quay to Merlion Park. Thereafter, we proceed to the rooftop bar of Fullerton Bay hotel, Lantern Bar to enjoy a refreshing glass of Singapore Sling while soaking in the scenic views of the Lion City’s iconic skyline. Our last stop will be to Gardens by Bay to watch the dazzling lights of Gardens by the Bay Conservatory and the glistening light show at the Supertree Grove.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Nusa Penida Island Tour
- From approx. $98 Per Person
Travel by speedboat across azure waters and into paradise with this full-day tour that incorporates history, culture, and stunning vistas. Begin with a visit to Goa Giri Putri, a breath-taking, colossal underground temple that is accessed only through a small crack in the rock face. Next travel to the sleepy, unspoilt village of Semaya to speak to local seaweed farmers and try out farming on the ocean shore. After a stop at Tanglad Village to meet the island’s only male Batik weaver, travel onto the astoundingly beautiful Atuh beach. Accessed via a set of stone steps, this secluded bay boasts spotless white sand, crystal clear water and the perfect spot to paddle, snorkel or simply relax in paradise. Head back to real life via speedboat, just in time to enjoy an evening back on the mainland.
Note: The hike down the stairs to Atuh beach is quite steep. Travelers with knee problems are not advised to take this trip.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Tanah Lot Temple Sunset Tour
- From approx. $71 Per Person
This morning, depart the sunny coast of Legian and journey inland into the region of Tabanan, one of Bali’s most historic areas. Make your first stop at the Taman Ayun Royal Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Bali, and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding moat. Next, visit Rumah Desa, a traditional Balinese compound and a perfect example of traditional Indonesian culture. Here, you’ll have your palm read by a local mystic before heading off to try your hand at a local pastime – farming! Hop on board the area’s version of a tractor – a water buffalo – before heading into the kitchen and rolling up your sleeves to prepare lunch. Learn how to whip up some Indonesian classic dishes with your local guide and enjoy your meal family-style. Next, learn how to create your own offering (an important part of Balinese rituals) and bring it along with you as you depart for Tanah Lot Temple. Follow your guide’s lead as you learn how the Balinese pray and give thanks to Gods and lay your own handmade offering at the temple. After your spiritual experience, head back to your vehicle and head back to your hotel in town for the evening.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Macau Day Tour with Lunch
- Hong Kong
- From approx. $101 Per Person
Travel to Macau, formerly under Portuguese rule, and you’ll be struck by the clear European/Mediterranean influence with its beautiful fortresses and churches yet its simultaneous Chinese heritage. Your visit today includes A-Ma Temple, Mount Fortress, Section of the Old Walls, Nam Van Lake and the ruins of St. Paul Cathedral. Time to try your luck at the Casino before returning to Hong Kong later this afternoon.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside Hotel
2074 Charoenkrung Road, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok, 10120, ThailandWebsite
Mercure Singapore on Stevens
28 Stevens Road 01 02
Sadara Boutique Beach Resort Bali
Tanjung Benoa, Jl. Pratama, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, IndonesiaWebsite
Royal Pacific Hotel
China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong KongWebsite
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Please note destination entry requirements are changing rapidly. smarTours will communicate entry requirements in your Tour Documents 10-14 days prior to departure. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong)
Your departure flight from the U.S. to the Asia and back are on the airlines below. You are expected to check-in for your flight at least 3½ hours before the scheduled departure. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Also keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change. Schedules are as follows:
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|2022: All Dates
2023: All Dates
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Please note that smarTours is not involved in your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline. The above airlines do not normally assign seats in advance. Seat assignment can only be arranged upon check-in at the airport.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. American citizens do not require a visa for the visited destinations for trips less than 30 days long. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instruction and some additional travel tips will be sent to you about 7 – 10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour Only: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at the hotel in Bangkok on Day 3 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land-only services end after breakfast at the Hong Kong hotel on Day 15 of the itinerary listed on the tour page.
Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
You may expect daytime high temperatures ranging from the 80’s and 90’s year round. Hong Kong temperatures in December thru March will be in the 60’s and 70’s.
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shop to specialty restaurants. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20 – $25 per meal per person. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.