Asia’s hit-list destinations are yours to uncover! A melting pot of culture and heritage awaits you in Kuala Lumpur, while Hong Kong offers a fascinating fusion of the East and the West. In Singapore, modern skyscrapers rub shoulders with heritage buildings and sprawling green spaces, while Bangkok offers a quintessential blend of the old and the new. Immerse yourself in the buzz and avant garde vibe of big city life the Far East, and savor some of the finest culinary experiences that private Asia tours have to offer!
Kuala Lumpu, or KL, as it is better known among aficionados – is your gateway to Southeast Asia. The city made its debut on the world stage back in the late 19th century, when the British made it the capital of Peninsular Malaysia.
Dinner Date in the Sky Enjoy a fascinating evening followed by a dinner date amid the clouds at Kuala Lumpur’s revolving restaurant. Begin your evening at Chinatown’s Open Air Bazaar, where Chinese traditional herbal products and artifacts are sold. Afterwards, drive past the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the famed Petronas Twin Towers that tower over the cityscape. End your evening with a Dinner in the Sky experience! Relish delicious cuisine from a carefully curated menu – it is a one-of-a-kind experience with Kuala Lumpur’s breathtaking skyline for company. (Half Day Evening Tour, Private Activity & Private Transfer; Time of Day: Evening; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Meal included: Dinner; Fitness Level: Easy).
Half Day Kuala Lumpur Countryside Tour Stop by a typical Batik cloth-making factory to understand the intricacies of producing this traditional Malaysian weave. You will also be visiting the Batu Caves in the limestone hills in the north of the city that lead to a holy Hindu shrine. If you wish, you can climb up the steps which lead to the magnificent shrine of Lord Murugah, a Hindu deity. Afterwards, drive past the glamorous Ambassadors Row to drop by The Royal Selangor Pewter Factory & Visitors Center where you can learn about the process of manufacturing high quality pewter ware. (Half Day, Private Activity & Private Transfer;Duration ;4 hrs Travel time to activity: 0.5 hrs; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring trekking shoes).
Kuala Lumpur City Highlights Discover the old roots of Kuala Lumpur on this day tour, tracing the journey of this colonial capital to its modern avatar. Begin your day with a visit to the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor’s Center that charts the early growth of Kuala Lumpur as a 19th century Chinese mining town. Visit the river confluence, the birthplace of this frenetic Asian metropolis. Witness the imposing Sultan Abdul Samad Building that was built as the secretariat of the colonial government in the late 19th century. Its Indo-Saracenic style influenced much of the city’s architecture during the period. The national aspirations of modern Malaysia are visible at Independence Square, and the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery with its large-scale model of the city. Your half day city tour ends with an exploration of the giant limestone Batu Caves, which is a holy Hindu shrine north of the city. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Duration: 4.5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable shoes)
Singapore, a city state on the Malaysian peninsula, is a melting pot of cultures. Modern skyscrapers stand next to Indian temples, while shopping malls rub shoulders with Chinatown in Singapore.
Evening in Marina Bay Explore Singapore’s amazing night life on this evening tour of the city’s iconic Marina Bay area. Visit ‘Gardens by the Bay’ and marvel at the exotic plant life on display at its splendid gardens, collected from around five continents! Admire the 35-meter tall indoor waterfall at the Cloud Forest, and catch a magnificent sound and light show at the SuperTree Grove. From exotic plants to the Singapore skyline at night, climb atop Marina Bay Sand’s Skypark for a thrilling bird’s eye view. End your evening on a perfectly delicious note by sampling delectable satays with rice cakes (ketupat) at the Lau Pa Sat Festival Village. (Half Day Evening Tour, Private Activity; Meals included: Food sampling; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring walking shoes)
History & Arts Journey of Singapore Explore the national monuments and institutions of Singapore on this day tour to better understand the history and culture of this fascinating city. Begin your day by visiting the iconic National Gallery Singapore. This former Supreme Court and City Hall is today home to over 8,000 pieces of art! Amble through its sunlit hallways, taking in intricate architectural details and priceless works of art. Walk down to The Arts House, which was built in the 1820s. This national building has been witness to the birth of Singapore and its gradual journey towards a democracy. Following a delicious luncheon of your choice, stroll over to the Victoria Theater and Victoria Concert Hall, which have been cultural landmarks for more than 150 years, and continue to support the arts to this day. Drop by the Singapore Flyer for a better understanding of the origins of this lovely city with an engaging multi-media display of the Singapore Story. As you drink in panoramic views of Singapore aboard the Flyer, sip on classic mocktails such as the Singapore Sling! (Full Day, Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy; Please bring walking shoes, sun glasses and a hat)
Singapore City Tour: Half Day Discover the history, culture and lifestyle of multi-racial Singapore. Drive past the financial and civic districts to your first stop, The Raffles Hotel. This is where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have landed in 1819. Take a walk to the Merlion Park to enjoy the impressive views of the Marina Bay area, and then head to sights such as the picturesque Fullerton Hotel, the Singapore Flyer, and Marina Bay Sands hotel. Stroll along the colorful streets of bustling Little India and move on to vibrant Chinatown – one of Singapore’s oldest neighborhoods. Visit the oldest Hindu Temple in Singapore, the magnificent Sri Mariamman Temple, as well as the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Time of the day: Morning or Afternoon; Duration: 3.5 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; please bring hat and sunglasses.)
All aboard the Singapore Flyer! Catch an exhilarating ride aboard the Singapore Flyer for a panoramic view of the island nation, as well as glimpses of neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia! Perched at a height of 165m, this 42-storey high observation wheel is the tallest in the world. An integral part of Singapore’s Marina Bay area, hop on to any of its 28 capsules with a capacity of 28 passengers each. Enjoy a pleasant, 30 minute ride for an unobstructed view of this fascinating destination! (Half Day; Private Activity & transfer; Duration: 2 hrs; Fitness Level: Easy)
Bangkok is a quintessential blend of old and new! Meaning the city of angels, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand – and is its largest metropolis.
Essential Bangkok With Lunch Discover Bangkok in all its regal glory! Begin with a cruise through the Thonburi klongs (canals) on a long tail boat. Stop enroute at Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn monastery that was built to resemble Mount Meru from Hindu mythology! Across the river, a short stroll takes you to the majestic Grand Palace, where the beautiful throne halls and enigmatic Emerald Buddha will leave you spellbound. Continue on to Wat Pho where you will find the famous reclining Buddha. Take a break for lunch at a local, riverside restaurant to sample some delicious Thai food. Once you have had your fill, continue on to Wat Benchamabophit, or the Marble Temple, which is a fantastic fusion of Thai and European architecture and offers interesting insights into the daily lives of monks. In the late afternoon, return to the comfort of your hotel. (Full day; Private Activity, transfers & longtail boat ride; Meal included: Lunch; Fitness level: Easy. To respect local customs, please dress conservatively and avoid flip flops and sandals, which are not permitted within religious complexes. Kindly note that women are generally not allowed to enter the monk’s living quarters, where chanting takes place.)
One Night in Bangkok Discover bustling Bangkok at night! Begin your Bangkok tour with a ride to the heart of the city, and then take a short walk to the swanky Park Society Bar at the Sofitel So Bangkok hotel. Witness a beautiful sunset from the bar, while you sip on a delicious Mai Tai. After sunset, hop into a tuk tuk or taxi to get to the famous food street at Silom, where mouth-watering sights and smells await at local eateries. Afterwards, board the BTS skytrain to reach Chao Phraya River, where you can take a boat to get to ‘Asiatique’ – the most popular night market in town. Spend the rest of your evening shopping your heart out and shooting the breeze by the riverside. (Half Day/Evening; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate as it includes walking; dinner can be arranged at Somtum Der Restaurant instead of street food restaurants upon prior notice; please note that tank tops, sleeveless garments, athletic clothing, spaghettis and tube tops, flip flops or Birkenstocks are not allowed at Park Society Bar)
Group Bike Ride in China Town Bangkok, known as ‘Krung Thep’ in Thai, is Thailand’s cosmopolitan pulsating metropolis, shopping heaven, tourist treasure-trove, cultural delight and capital city. Explore the greener side of Bangkok with an engaging bicycle ride. Just outside the heart of Bangkok, Bang Ka Jao is a haven of greenery, and an insightful 2hr ride exhibits a different side of the capital city. Pedal your way via Bang Ka Jao, an area of waterways and tiny roads. Pass through local markets; see lush gardens; notice small temples and Thai houses; observe local communities living and working here.
Hong Kong is a fascinating fusion of the East and the West, combining the mystery of the Orient with the avant-garde vibe of the West. Its dramatic, jagged skyline, best seen from Victoria Peak or the harbor, is accentuated by the daily Symphony of Lights show by night.
Evening Street Food Jaunt Explore the sumptuous street food delights of Hong Kong on an exciting walking tour. Sample some of the city’s finest foods on the go and stop by to taste a variety of delicious dishes. Catch up with local vendors and exchange notes with fellow foodies at food stalls as you dig into local signature street foods. Wander the streets of Island East and visit food stalls which offer local delicacies such as egg tart, suimai, fish ball noodles, milk tea and egg puffs. As a part of your itinerary, visit an open ‘wet market’ (market which sells fresh meat and produce) for a better understanding of the indigenous food culture of Hong Kong. (Half Day; Evening Activity; Private activity & transfer; Travel time to activity: 30 mins; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Moderate, as there is some walking involved. Please wear comfortable shoes. Please note that this tour is unavailable between 24 Dec to 1 Jan, and that it depends on the weather conditions.)
Highlights of Hong Kong Island & Kowloon Experience a full day group tour of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Tour. A coach will take you to the buzzing retail district of Tsim ShaTsui in Kowloon, located just across the harbor from Hong Kong Island. Visit the beautiful Kowloon Walled City Park for a peek into the historic relics of the walled city. The tour proceeds to Victoria Peak, which gives you spectacular views of the city’s iconic skyline and magnificent harbor. Your next stop will be at Aberdeen Harbour where you can glimpse into the lives of local fishermen and witness the world-renowned floating restaurants. As your tour comes to a close, enjoy the scenic drive along the coastline, as you drive past Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay. Located in south Hong Kong, Repulse Bay is a very popular beach destination. (Full Day; Private activity: Time of the day: Morning, 0930 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; please bring a hat and sunglasses.)
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