Yolo: Southeast Asia in Depth (ATSE)

Countries Visited: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 10.
    Meals Included: 31 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Watch the sunrise from Mt Bromo, hike down to a beautiful crater lake, sample java from its namesake island, chill out on stunning beaches, encounter orangutans up close and personal in Sumatra, hang ten in Java.

    Description
    Get off the beaten path and head right into the wonders of Southeast Asia. On this best-of collection of Bangkok, Bali, Sumatra, and more, youll see some of the most famous tourist areas as well as little-known marvels. With days spent on boat trips and sunny beaches, and evenings full of bonding with new friends as you enjoy the city nightlife, your schedule will be so full that the 41 days will fly by.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    41 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1BangkokDay 1 Bangkok
    The city has so many options for sightseeing, those who arrive early will have plenty to fill the day. The best way to get around Bangkok is by water taxi, as the streets are often crowded with traffic. From the Chao Phraya River, enjoy an excellent view of the vast metropolis. Consider taking a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok-the life that goes on along these canals seems like a different world. Visit Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha and consider getting a traditional Thai massage here at the school in the temple. If not at Wat Pho, be sure to get a massage at one of the many spas near the hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2Surat ThaniDay 2 Bangkok/Surat Thani (1B)
    Opt to visit Wat Po, home of the giant reclining Buddha, or arrange a longtail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok. Enjoy some free time ahead of boarding the sleeper train to Surat Thani, the gateway to the south. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl Transport: Overnight train (beds) (12.00-13.00 hours)
    Day 3Ko Samui IslandDay 3 Surat Thani/Ko Samui Island
    Lying off of Thailand's east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a tropical retreat: white-sand beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood and warm, clear waters. Transport: Ferry (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 4Ko Samui IslandDay 4 Ko Samui Island (1B, 1L)
    Take a day trip to snorkel in Ang Thong Marine Park. Included Activities: Ang Thong Marine Park Snorkelling Tour
    Day 5Ko Samui IslandDay 5 Ko Samui Island (1B)
    Free day to explore Koh Samui.
    Day 6GeorgetownDay 6 Ko Samui Island/George Town (1B)
    Cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient". Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Malaysia) Transport: Ferry (3.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 7GeorgetownDay 7 George Town
    Full day in Penang.
    Day 8Cameron HighlandsDay 8 George Town/Cameron Highlands
    Board a private bus and head for the hills! Enjoy the view from the lowlands through to mountainous terrain. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 9Cameron HighlandsDay 9 Cameron Highlands
    Full day in Cameron Highlands. Take a walk along one of the many well marked trails, visit the tea plantations or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures!
    Day 10Kuala LumpurDay 10 Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
    Enjoy ample time to see the citys impressive architecture and experience the fascinating cultural mix that gives this city such a uniquely cosmopolitan feel. Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours, 205km)
    Day 11Kuala LumpurDay 11 Kuala Lumpur
    Enjoy a full day in Kuala Lumpur to explore. Just outside of town, to the north, are the famous Batu Caves and the Orang Asli Museum. The evening is best spent at the night market sampling the different cuisine, some of the best in South East Asia. Bargain hunt among the stalls of Chinatowns night market and dont forget to visit to the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world.
    Day 12MelakaDay 12 Kuala Lumpur/Melaka
    Visit the old port town of Melaka, wander the narrow streets and absorb the atmosphere of this historically important town. The streets of Chinatown are lined with Peranakan (Straits Chinese) shophouses offering their traditional cuisine, Nyonya. There are temples, churches and mosques, museums and forts to explore. Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 13SingaporeDay 13 Melaka/Singapore
    In the morning cross the Straits of Johore and onto the island of Singapore. Tonight opt to visit the world famous night safari, take in a harbour cruise around Boat Quay or sample some mouth watering local food at one of the many hawker street stands. Wander the streets of Little India and Chinatown for a great way to see the old parts of the city. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Malaysia - Singapore) Transport: Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
    Day 14MedanDay 14 Singapore/Medan
    Fly to Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. Stroll around the city and try to spot the Dutch influence in some of its old buildings. Additional Notes: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting in the evening, followed by an optional dinner. Transport: Plane (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 15TangkahanDay 15 Medan/Tangkahan (1B)
    Enjoy a morning tour of Medan. After, traverse bumpy roads to reach the small jungle community of Tangkahan. Opt to go hiking. Included Activities: Medan City Tour Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s), 100km)
    Day 16Bukit LawangDay 16 Tangkahan/Bukit Lawang (1B)
    Travel across bumpy roads to Bukit Lawang, located close to Gunung Leuser National Park. Transport: Minibus (6.00 hour(s))
    Day 17Bukit LawangDay 17 Bukit Lawang (1B)
    An orangutan rehabilitation centre was set up in 1973 to help orangutans released from captivity to learn the skills they will need in the wild. Once they are released into the wild, they are monitored and still provided with some supplementary food until theyre 100% ready to fend for themselves. We visit a platform when they are being fed. Gunung Leuser National Park is located nearby and a great place to do some wildlife trekking in this large jungle park. Included Activities: Orangutan Feeding Platform Visit Transport: Walking (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 18BerastagiDay 18 Bukit Lawang/Berastagi (1B)
    Orientation walk upon arrival. Free afternoon with the option to visit the local hot springs. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (7.00-8.00 hours, 160km)
    Day 19BerastagiDay 19 Berastagi (1B)
    Opt to hike a volcano or tour traditional villages.
    Day 20Samosir IslandDay 20 Berastagi/Samosir Island (1B)
    Travel to the worlds largest volcano lake, Lake Toba. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s), 190km)
    Day 21Samosir IslandDay 21 Samosir Island (1B)
    Chill out and swim in the warm waters of the lake or opt for some culture by visiting local Batak villages.
    Day 22SibolgaDay 22 Samosir Island/Sibolga (1B)
    Drive through beautiful scenery on this travel day, finishing at a town on the Indian Ocean on Sumatras western coast. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 23PanyabunganDay 23 Sibolga/Panyabungan (1B)
    Take in the landscape on another travel day. Break up the journey with an overnight stop in Panyabungan. Transport: Minibus (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 24BukittinggiDay 24 Panyabungan/Bukittinggi (1B)
    Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival after a half-day of travel, including a few interesting stops along the way. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 25BukittinggiDay 25 Bukittinggi (1B)
    Enjoy a free day to go rafting or kayaking, or check out some sights, like Sianok Canyon or the Japanese Caves built during World War II.
    Day 26PadangDay 26 Bukittinggi/Padang (1B)
    Spend the final evening on Sumatra with the group at a beach hotel in Padang. Transport: Minibus (2.00 hour(s), 30km)
    Day 27JakartaDay 27 Padang/Jakarta (1B)
    Fly to Jakarta and start exploring the island of Java. Additional Notes: Some travellers may be leaving the tour in Padang and others may be joining the tour in Jakarta. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner. Transport: Plane
    Day 28CianjurDay 28 Jakarta/Cianjur (1B)
    Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to teach English to local children. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. Additional Notes: Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay. The homestay is located on the outer ring of Cianjur, and accommodation is multi-share. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
    Day 29BandungDay 29 Cianjur/Bandung (1B)
    Depart the homestay and travel to the sprawling city of Bandung, Indonesias third largest city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 30YogyakartaDay 30 Bandung/Yogyakarta (1B)
    Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey. Transport: Train (7.00 hour(s))
    Days 31-32YogyakartaDays 31-32 Yogyakarta
    Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
    Day 33TawangmanguDay 33 Yogyakarta/Tawangmangu (1B)
    Begin the day with an easy 2.5 hr drive. On the way, we have the option of stopping at Prambanan to explore the largest Hindu temple complex in Java by foot. This visit allows for approximately 1.5 hrs of exploration, and anyone who chooses not to visit the temple can visit an art market located near the temple. Also opt to visit the Sukuh Temple, known as a fertility temple with erotic carvings. From there, walk approximately 3 hrs through small villages and along agricultural land, finishing up at a waterfall. A walk up a staircase ends in the village of Tawangmanggu, where the evening is free to enjoy as you wish. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
    Day 34MalangDay 34 Tawangmangu/Malang (1B)
    Travel to to the second largest city in East Java. Spend the afternoon checking out the gorgeous parks, bird and flower market, Singosari temple, Jago temple, Kidal temple, or just relaxing with a cup of local tea. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours)
    Day 35BromoDay 35 Malang/Bromo (1B)
    Todays drive takes us through the tropical winding landscape of Eastern Java, climbing ever upwards and further out of the heat towards the grandeur of Mt Bromo. Part of the Tengger Calder, the largest volcanic range in the area, Mt Bromo is a distinct site -- it blew its top off completely and is constantly smouldering with white smoke. Transport: Minibus (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 36Red IslandDay 36 Bromo/Red Island (1B)
    A pre-dawn trek across the "sea of sand" to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim is a must, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa. Included Activities: Mount Bromo Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
    Day 37Red IslandDay 37 Red Island (1B)
    Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock. Included Activities: Surfing Lesson
    Day 38PemuteranDay 38 Red Island/Pemuteran (1B)
    Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax or explore the national park. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Ferry (0.75 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 39PemuteranDay 39 Pemuteran (1B)
    Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
    Day 40SanurDay 40 Pemuteran/Sanur (1B)
    Todays drive is a journey, highlighting the spectacular natural diversity and intense cultural wealth that makes Bali such a sought after destination. Our journey takes us across the entire island of Bali, through the rich tropical jungle, passing by idyllic terraced rice fields, quaint scenes of local village life, and eventually passing through the thriving metropolis of Denpasar. We then arrive at our overnight destination on the magnificent beaches of Sanur. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 41SanurDay 41 Sanur (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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    Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

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      Countries Visited: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, ThailandTrip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever.

     
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