Bayon Temples, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Image courtesy of Ministry of Tourism Cambodia.
What You'll Get
This 13 day/12 night tour crosses three countries, taking its travelers deep into the region's history and culture as seen through key cities across Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia.
Spend the better part of two weeks winding through some of Southeast Asia's top cities, in a trail that takes you from Singapore through Malaysia and Cambodia –
Singapore: one of Southeast Asia's most forward-looking cities offers a number of surprises – from Southeast Asia's first zoo for nocturnal animals, the Singapore Night Safari; to the ultra-modern Gardens by the Bay housing thousands of plants from ecosystems around the world (the scenic SuperTrees are a must-see); to its city streets combining colonial British architecture with the most cutting-edge building designs in the world.
Penang: the British transformed this island into one of their finest trading ports in Southeast Asia – you'll rediscover this history through a tour of buildings around George Town, the hills and temples in the hinterlands, and amazing street food that draws eaters from all around Asia.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's capital offers a whirlwind view of history and culture with tours through its historic city center (combining century-old architecture and iconic new buildings like the Petronas Twin Towers), best seen on a night tour that concludes with a buffet dinner and cultural show; and visits to Kuala Selangor nature reserve beyond the city.
Siem Reap: once the capital of the mighty Angkor empire, today it's a launchpad to the Tonle Sap lake and its waterborne communities; cultural experiences like the Rosana Broadway and the Angkor Silk Farm, and of course the majestic temples left standing around the Angkor temple complex.
Phnom Penh: Cambodia's present capital features a mix of ancient and modern attractions, including (but not limited to) the Royal Palace, which you can explore at your leisure.
Trishaw in Penang, Malaysia. Image courtesy of Tourism Malaysia.