Highlights
  • Encounter the spirit of Asia as you journey from the vibrant, modern cities of Bangkok and Singapore, to the enchanted island of Bali
  • Embrace the sophistication of travel by rail on a three-night journey from Bangkok to Singapore aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express
  • Take in the soaring skyscrapers, luxury boutiques and neon nightlife of Bangkok and Singapore
  • Discover the exquisite beauty of ox-tilled earth and floating lotus flower farms on your journey through rural Thailand and Malaysia
  • Experience the rich and intriguing culture of Bali as you visit exotic temples, travel through diverse landscapes of scenic rice paddies and relax on sun-soaked beaches

Savor three distinct flavors of Asia as you travel from Bangkok to Singapore on the Eastern & Oriental Express, experiencing the lush, pastoral countryside of Thailand and Malaysia along the way. Continue on to Bali, exploring remote jungles, pristine beaches and exotic temples.

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Legends of the East by Luxury Train: Bangkok to Singapore & Bali

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The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

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  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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An excellent trip June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

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  • Value 1.0
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  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Recently had a holiday booked with Abercrombie and Kent which was so disappointing we left 5 days early and the rest of the family left 3 days early. The way that A&K dealt with the situation and with us as guests was unprofessional and the property manager we dealt with on site was rude and antagonising. We have had numerous holidays with A&K before and never have we had an experience like this. It has been constant excuses and no apologies. We will never travel with them again and have advised our extended family, friends and industry contacts to do the same.
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Abercrombie & Kent June 2016

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nothing could be more seamless or well planned than trips with A&K, however many times one changes one mind, they always manage it. Wouldn't travel to Egypt without them

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Stunning holiday October 2016

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Right from the very outset, I realised that I was in the hands of a professional and that was to be reflected and realised in our stunning holiday

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bangkok, Thailand

Accommodation: The Peninsula Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok, where you are met and swiftly moved through customs before being transferred to your hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Day 2: Bangkok | Wat Pho’s Serene Reclining Buddha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: The Peninsula Bangkok

Take a short cruise from your hotel and continue by tuk-tuk to the Grand Palace, the official residence of the kings of Siam and later, Thailand. Visit the Emerald Buddha Temple, regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It contains an image of Buddha flawlessly carved from a single block of jade. Tour the temple of Wat Pho to view its gilded, 160-foot-long Reclining Buddha, while the musical sound of coins tossed into brass offering bowls punctuate your experience. At lunch, enjoy a special Thai cooking demonstration. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a cocktail and welcome dinner.

Day 3: Bangkok | Aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Eastern & Oriental Express

Visit a local temple to witness a Thai Buddhist blessing ceremony. After some time at leisure, transfer to the railway station and board the iconic green-and-gold coaches of the Eastern & Oriental Express. Savor a superb dinner in the dining car as the train travels out into the countryside, passing rice fields, villages and water buffalo. Throughout your journey, take in sweeping views of the lush scenery from the colonial-style, teakwood observation car. Retire to your cabin, transformed from a private lounge with banquette-style sofa into a cozy bedroom, all by your steward, who is at your service around the clock.

Day 4: Wang Po/River Kwai | A Bridge to Remembrance

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Eastern & Oriental Express

Travel to the Wang Po wooden trestle bridge, an engineering marvel suspended beside a towering cliff. Disembark to board a boat at the nearby River Kwai Bridge station. Float down the Kwai Yai River with your fellow passengers as you learn from a local historian about the infamous span built by allied prisoners of war under the command of the occupying Japanese army during World War II. Back on shore, stop by the Thailand- Burma Railway Centre and Don Rak War Cemetery to gain a fuller appreciation for what remains a monumental achievement under extreme conditions, as dramatized in the classic 1957 film, The Bridge on the River Kwai. Reboard the train and roll onward into Malaysia before gathering in the dining car for an elegant formal dinner.

Day 5: Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia | Royal Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Eastern & Oriental Express

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast in your cabin as your train intersects picturesque limestone massifs rearing from rice fields. Spend the morning relaxing in the observation car or saloon lounge, watching the passing scenery. Lunch is served before arrival into Kuala Kangsar. Disembark for your guided tour of this fascinating royal town, where you visit the Ubudiah Mosque, one of Malaysia’s most majestic. Next, explore the Royal Museum of Perak, an ornate structure originally built for Sultan Iskandar Shah in 1926. Constructed entirely of wood and woven bamboo, the building was erected without the use of a single nail. Continue on to view works at the Sultan Shah Gallery. Rejoin the train as it continues southward through the lush rainforests and rural west coast towns of peninsular Malaysia. Tonight on board, dress for dinner and enjoy a nightcap in the piano bar on the final evening of your elegant journey by rail.

Day 6: Singapore | Cosmopolitan & Diverse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Arrive in Singapore, where you are greeted with an orchid garland. Get your first glimpse of this diverse and dynamic “City in a Garden” as you drive through the Civic District, arriving at your luxurious hotel to check in, get settled and enjoy lunch. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring the city on your own, shopping an eclectic mix of stores, or relaxing in the hotel. Later in the evening, gather with your fellow travellers for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Singapore | Epicenter of Diversity

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Begin with a visit to the National Orchid Garden, a lush oasis boasting a colorful display of 60,000 orchids representing 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids. Keep a careful lookout for Vanda, or “Miss Joaquim,” Singapore’s national flower. Continue on to explore a taste of Singapore’s diverse international flavor with a visit to Little India and Arab Street’s Sultan Mosque. Next, take in the harbor-side vistas of Merlion Park before pausing for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, embark on an afternoon bumboat cruise down the Singapore River into Clarke Quay. Then, continue to Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, and explore Singapore’s Chinatown market. Later, tour Katong and Joo Chiat, two bustling enclaves showcasing the city’s rich baroque Peranakan architecture.

Day 8: Bali, Indonesia | Rich Culture & Natural Beauty

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Fly to Denpasar, the capital of Bali, and check in to your luxurious resort, with the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy the many amenities on offer. Gather tonight for dinner at one of Bali’s most

Day 9: Ubud | A Sacred Connection to the Sea

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Begin with an excursion to the rocky coastal outcropping of Tanah Lot Temple, the most iconic in a chain of sea temples that dot the coastline. Highly venerated by the Balinese, the solemn temple sits atop a striking tower rock that is isolated from the shore by the sea at high tide. Try your hand at capturing this, the most photographed temple in Bali, before continuing inland through lush tropical forests and mountains to the island’s cultural heartland, Ubud. After lunch at a local restaurant, head out on your own to explore the village’s tradition of craftsmanship, strolling among artisan shops surrounded by lush rice paddies and sacred shrines. Continue to the Holy Water Temple of Sebatu to watch as Hindu pilgrims partake in a spiritual cleanse, joyfully splashing in the sacred, curative waters fed by the fountain’s cascading spigots.

Day 10: Bali | A Parting Reflection

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Enjoy a morning of leisure at your hotel, perhaps indulging in a spa treatment, lounging on the beach, or playing a game of tennis. Gather for a farewell luncheon at the hotel’s beachside restaurant, trading stories and photos with your fellow guests. Head out for one final excursion exploring the famous Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, one of the region’s most revered sacred sites. Perched 250 feet above the water on a sheer cliff, it offers a perfect vantage point to the beach below, one of the island’s best surf spots. Watch the huge waves roll in and crash against the cliffs — and keep an eye out for the playful monkeys that inhabit the area. At sunset, take in a captivating Kecak Dance as you overlook the ocean from atop a towering cliff. Dating from the 1930’s, this mesmerizing performance blends Hindu traditions with Western influences, culminating in a spectacle of hypnotic chanting, elaborate costume and rhythmic dancing. Reflect on your incredible journey as the sun bathes the sea and sky in the ebbing glow of twilight.

Day 11: Depart Bali

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart for your international flight home.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 9,995

Price Per Day:

$ 909 per day
 

Journey Details

  • Internal Air: Singapore/Denpasar (from $595)
  • Minimum age is 10 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.
  • Last group event: end of sightseeing at 8:00 p.m. on Day 10.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers to/from hotel/ship in the first/last published city regardless of day of arrival and departure
  • Services of A&K Tour Director or appropriate Guide on extensions
  • Porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage
  • Hotel taxes and gratuities throughout ,except to the Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • International and Internal airfare
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Personal Expenses
Meals Included:

10 Breakfast, 7 Lunches and 6 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 18
Limited to 18 guests
Start City
Bangkok
End City
Bali
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes

Min. Age: 10

Trip ID#: LegOftAbe

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