Visiting:Bangkok(4 nts) - Singapore City(2 nts) - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur(2 nts) - Hong Kong(2 nts) 

A sampling of Southeast Asia's most evocative destinations, this tour takes you from colorful Bangkok to the soaring Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Discover the ultimate of paradoxes in the "Lion City" of Singapore, where modern skyscrapers rub shoulders with ancient temples and mosques, then venture to Hong Kong and enjoy panoramic views of the harbor atop Victoria Peak.

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Day 1   |  Arrive-Bangkok 

Our grand Asia journey begins as we arrive in Bangkok. Check into our hotel and spent the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 2   |  Bangkok  (AB, L, DS)

Experience the local culture of this "City of Angels" as we venture to the colorful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Board a long-tail boat and glide through the labyrinth of canals, passing by vendors on wooden canoes piled high with fresh fruits and vegetables. After lunch we spend the afternoon free at leisure to explore this exhilarating city on our own, or we may take an optional tour to the Rose Garden. Stroll through the gardens of the cultural village and learn more about Thailand s rich heritage at the Thai Culture and Elephant Show. Tonight we are treated to a Welcome Dinner complete with a Thai Classical Dance performance.

Day 3   |  Bangkok  (AB, L)

Sightseeing begins with a visit to the Grand Palace, Bangkok s must-see site and the former walled residence of the Thai monarch. Walk through the lavishly decorated buildings and courtyards, admiring the marvelous displays of Thai art and architecture. Stop by the Coronation Hall and arrive at the Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), the most famous of Bangkok s 400-odd temples. The temple houses the most respected religious object, a seated jade Buddha, which was lost and rediscovered in the 15th century. After lunch we visit the Reclining Buddha Temple and stop by a Thai Silk store and Gems Factory.

Day 4   |  Bangkok  (AB)

Enjoy the entire day free at leisure to explore this bustling city on our own.

Day 5   |  Bangkok-Singapore City  (AB)

Board a southbound flight to the "Lion City" of Singapore, where we meet our local guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 6   |  Singapore City  (AB, L)

A truly modern metropolis, Singapore is home to a great diversity of lifestyles, religions, and cultures. We begin our city tour at Merlion Park, passing by the national half-fish, half-lion symbol. Continue to visit Thian Hock Temple, or Temple of Heavenly Happiness, and then stop by a handicrafts center. Walk through the colorful streets of Little India, past a variety of shops and street vendors, and then enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. Singapore is one of the best places on earth to sample a variety of Asian cuisines, and we can spend our free time exploring the city s wealth of restaurants and street food.

Day 7   |  Singapore City-Malacca-Kuala Lumpur  (AB, L, DH)

This morning we cross the border to Malaysia, an intoxicating country bordering Thailand and Singapore. Enjoy lunch in the historic port city of Malacca and take a city tour, exploring its rich cultural heritage and architecture. Begin at the Dutch-built Christ Church and then stop at the Melaka Ethnographical and Historical Museum at the Stadthuys Town Hall, followed by the Porta De Santiago, St. Francis Xavier Church and the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. After our full-day of sightseeing we board our motorcoach to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia s capital city.

Day 8   |  Kuala Lumpur  (AB, L)

Kuala Lumpur, or KL, has grown from humble beginnings as a tin-mining town to the sleek, modern metropolis that it is today. We begin our city exploration at King s Palace, followed by a visit to the original city center at Merdeka Square, the National Mosque and the National Monument. Marvel at the 1482-foot high Petronas Twin Towers, which once held the title of the world s tallest building. Continue to visit Batu Caves, a massive cave complex and the principle site of worship for Hindus. Complete our city tour with a visit to a Pewter Factory, KLCC Shopping Mall and a traditional Batik Demonstration.

Day 9   |  Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong  (AB)

Transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival we spend the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Day 10   |  Hong Kong  (AB)

Explore the dynamic island of Hong Kong on a city tour beginning at Victoria Peak. Board a tram on the world s steepest funicular railway to the top of the Peak and enjoy the full expanse of Hong Kong s dazzling skyline. Continue to visit the open-air Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village. After our sightseeing we enjoy the rest of the day free to explore the city, perhaps sampling some of Hong Kong s famous street food or doing some last-minute shopping.

Day 11   |  Hong Kong -USA  (AB)

Our voyage through Asia comes to an end as we board our international flight back to the US, arriving home later the same day.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show