Southeast Asia on a Shoestring

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Start in Bangkok and end in Singapore City! With the in-depth cultural tour Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, you have a 21 day tour package taking you from Bangkok to Singapore City and through Bangkok, Thailand and 9 other destinations in Asia. Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Bungalow, Sleeper Train, Hut
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat, Local Transport, Mini-coach, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure

4 Reviews

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  • O
    Written on October 31, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour and an even better tour guide really wouldn’t be the same without him! Excellent knowledge brilliant English and well spoken made us feel comfortable and secure at all times!

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    Thanks for the review Oliver!
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  • A
    Written on January 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip had to be one of the greatest times in my life! I had travelled by myself to Thailand from the UK and I was really nervous as this was the first time I had even been out of Europe, let alone on my own! However, some of the people I met turned out... Read more

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  • AW
    Written on April 15, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    An amazing experience, life changing in fact. The tour crammed in the experiences of a lifetime enabling us to experience the real SE Asia. Our CEO Apple was amazing and so knowledgable. I can't wait until I have the opportunity to tour with G Aventures... Read more

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  • CC
    Written on April 11, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Amazing insider knowledge giving opportunity for greater insight/access to local communities and attractions

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Bangkok
  2. Day 2 Bangkok/Chiang Mai (1B)
  3. Day 3 Chiang Mai
  4. Day 4 Chiang Mai/Ban Mae Jok (1B, 1L, 1D)
  5. Day 5 Ban Mae Jok/Pa Khao Lam (1B, 1L, 1D)
  6. Day 6 Pa Khao Lam/Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)
  7. Day 7 Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)
  8. Day 8 Bangkok
  9. Day 9 Bangkok/Surat Thani (1B)
  10. Day 10 Surat Thani/Khao Sok
  11. Day 11 Khao Sok/Ko Samui Island (1B)
  12. Day 12 Ko Samui Island (1B, 1L)
  13. Day 13 Ko Samui Island/George Town (1B)
  14. Day 14 George Town
  15. Day 15 George Town/Chenderoh Lake (1D)
  16. Day 16 Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands (1B)
  17. Day 17 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
  18. Day 18 Kuala Lumpur
  19. Day 19 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka
  20. Day 20 Melaka/Singapore
  21. Day 21 Singapore (1B)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services


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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is it ok to arrive before the start of the tour?

      Southeast Asia on a Shoestring starts with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1, so you are more than welcome to arrive anytime before that time. I have attached the trip notes for you so you can have a look into the details of the this fabulous tour.

    • Can international flights be organised through the company or do these have to arranged separately?

      We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • Can you please provide more details about how strenuous the trekking in the Thai hillside is?

      This trip has an average physical rating and as long as you are comfortable with a small amount of trekking you should be fine.

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    • Edith, 72 years old29th September 2018
      Communication has been excellent. All queries have been answered promptly. Further information about the proposed tour has been readily available. I feel confident booking through TourRadar.



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    About the countries

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    ThailandThailandMalaysia and Singapore


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Thailand and Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Thailand and Malaysia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Recommended for Thailand and Malaysia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Ideally 1 month before travel.


    Bangkok is the starting point and Singapore City is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 January 2019 the full payment of $1,533 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1533 for Southeast Asia on a Shoestring, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    The following cards are accepted for G Adventures tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 2,730 km.
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • 582 km
    • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
    • 1,015 km
    • Koh Phangan (Thailand)
    • 25 km
    • Koh Samui (Thailand)
    • 119 km
    • Nakhon Si Thammarat (Thailand)
    • 341 km
    • Penang (Malaysia)
    • 166 km
    • Cameron Highlands (Malaysia)
    • 154 km
    • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    • 122 km
    • Melaka (Malaysia)
    • 205 km
    • Singapore City (Singapore)

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