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19-Day Singapore, Thailand, India and Nepal Tour

19-Day Singapore, Thailand, India and Nepal Tour

By Mike HoUpdated Feb. 19, 2024
A Trip to Discover Cultural Wonders and Spiritual Adventures

Explore the dynamic cityscape of Singapore, then journey to Thailand to discover vibrant Bangkok and the cultural richness of Chiang Mai. Immerse yourself in the colors and diversity of India, from the historic heart of Delhi to the architectural marvels of Jaipur. Continue to Nepal to witness Kathmandu's ancient treasures and the majestic landscapes of Pokhara. This well-crafted itinerary offers a perfect blend of urban exploration, historical landmarks, and natural beauty, providing a comprehensive experience of Southeast and South Asia. Ideal for travelers seeking to explore the diverse cultures and landscapes of these enchanting regions. Book now for an unforgettable adventure.

We can customize this trip by adding anything you're interested in and scheduling days to fit your pace. We would happily organize a unique theme or activities for birthdays, young children, anniversaries, etc.

  • Days:19±
  • Best For:Slow Pacers and Couples
  • Departure date: Up to you
  • Sample Price:From US$5700p/p, (2 per room)*
  • Flights: SE Asia's included (international on request)

 

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Tour Highlights

Here are the fantastic attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Soak up the exotic charm of Thailand's capital city - Bangkok.

The Grand Palace

Relax and Enjoy Beach Time in a romantic beach resort on Phuket Island.

a romantic beach resort on phuket

Witness the miracle in the history of architecture and the symbol of true love, the Taj Mahal

the white Taj Mahal

Journey back to the Middle Ages in the hidden Kathmandu Valley palaces.

the ancient buildings in Kathmandu

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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Your preferences will shape the authentic journey. We are fully prepared to craft an tailor-made tour that fulfills your desires.

Day 1
Singapore Arrival

Your private guide will be ready to meet and greet you at the arrival hall in Singapore. A comfortable private car with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you to check-in.

Day 2
Singapore Discovery | Little Red Dot

Embark on a journey through Singapore's rich history as you explore the "Little Red Dot." This affectionate nickname perfectly suits Singapore's remarkable status in a compact space.

Begin your adventure aboard a bumboat, offering a classic river view of Singapore's modern skyscrapers that grace the skyline. Disembark at Merlion Park, home to the iconic Merlion statue, a symbol of Singapore, set against the stunning Marina Bay waterfront.

Singapore's modern skyscrapers Singapore's night view

Next, venture into the Civic District, where modern Singapore was born. Marvel at the historical architecture, including beautifully restored colonial-era buildings, and visit key landmarks like the former Supreme Court and City Hall.

Move on to Orchard Road, Singapore's shopping hub. This iconic avenue features over 5,000 establishments on a single boulevard, making it a shopaholic's paradise. For a change of pace, head to the nearby National Orchid Garden. Explore this lush paradise, home to 60,000 plants and orchids, including the delicate pink blossoms of Singapore's national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim.

Day 3
Singapore to Bangkok | Sentosa Island

Explore Sentosa Island - Fun for the Whole Family: Set your sights on Sentosa Island, a tropical paradise bursting with family-friendly attractions that promise unforgettable adventures.

Sentosa IslandSentosa Island

Unleash Your Inner Child at Universal Studios Singapore: Dive headfirst into the magic of Universal Studios Singapore, a renowned theme park where your favorite movies come to life. Get your adrenaline pumping on thrilling rides, be captivated by spectacular shows, and mingle with beloved characters in a world of cinematic wonder.

Day 4
Bankok Discovery | The Grand Palace

Begin your journey at 8:00 AM as our guide greets you at your hotel. Stroll through Pak Klong Talad, Thailand's largest flower market, indulging in local fruit, snacks, and the art of making flower garlands. Enjoy a tuk-tuk ride to Wat Pho, housing the revered reclining Buddha and traditional Thai massage school. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings while witnessing monk chanting at 9:00 AM.

The Grand PalaceThe Grand Palace

Embark on a car ride to the Grand Palace to marvel at the Emerald Buddha, a treasured Thai icon made of jade or jasper. Later, navigate the Thonburi canal on a long-tailed boat, offering insights into local life, and optionally, glimpse Wat Arun.

Day 5
Bangkok to Phuket | Chinatown and Yaowarat Road

Experience a Tuk Tuk ride to bustling Chinatown and Yaowarat Road's vibrant shops, followed by a visit to Talad Kao Market for fresh foods and Chinese herbs. Conclude your day with a flavorsome experience, relishing authentic Thai cuisine at a local restaurant. The tour ends at your choice of MBK, the weekend market (open only on weekends), or your hotel.

Day 6
Phuket Relax | Phuket Island

Indulge in the serenity of Phuket Island as you embrace a day of leisure. Feel the gentle sea breeze under the lush palm trees, bask in the sun on the soft sands, and immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim. Phuket offers an ideal setting for a tranquil and laid-back holiday.

Phuket IslandPhuket Island
Day 7
Phuket to New Delhi | Phuket Old Town

Explore the island's diverse offerings. Meander through the charming old town, pay homage at the revered Big Buddha, and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of sunrise or sunset from stunning viewpoints. For those seeking advenure, opt for a speedboat excursion to Phang Nga Bay, renowned for its unique limestone cliffs that promise an unforgettable experience.Textexaam.

Day 8
New Delhi Discovery | The Jama Masjid

The Jama Masjid: Visit India's largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, located just across from the Red Fort, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of its stunning architecture.

Jama MasjidThe Jama Masjid

Rickshaw Ride in Chandani Chowk: Embark on a vibrant cycle rickshaw ride through Chandani Chowk, the bustling heart of commercial activity in Delhi. Navigate its narrow lanes and witness the traditional craftsmanship that has contributed to the city's renown.

Qutub Minar: Discover the towering Qutub Minar, a colossal 73-meter-high structure boasting a spiraling staircase comprising 379 steps. This historical tower was constructed to signify Muslim rule in Delhi after the defeat of the city's last Hindu ruler. Its five tiers, complete with projecting balconies, are a marvel of red sandstone and marble.

Humayun's Tomb: Experience the cultural significance of Humayun's Tomb, built in 1570. Notably, it was the first garden-tomb built on the Indian subcontinent, setting the stage for significant architectural innovations that culminated in the iconic Taj Mahal's construction.

Day 9
New Delhi to Agra | City Transfer

Delhi to Agra One-Way Transfer (Driver Only, 210KM/4-5 Hours): Your dedicated driver will arrive punctually at your hotel and drive you to your next destination, ensuring a convenient drop-off at your pre-booked hotel, airport, or railway station in Agra. Along the journey, there will be a midway stop for refreshments (available for direct payment) and restroom use. Experience a comfortable and hassle-free trip from Delhi to Agra with our reliable transfer service.

Day 10
Agra Discovery | Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah: Experience the "jewel box" mausoleum in Agra, the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah. Known for its exquisite design, this Mughal monument is considered the precursor to the iconic Taj Mahal. Built between 1622 and 1628, it features a beautiful blend of red sandstone with elegant marble decorations. The monument's gardens and intricate Persian motifs, including trees, flowers, and wine vases, add to its mesmerizing allure.

Taj Mahal: Visit the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, a masterpiece of architectural grandeur symbolizing eternal love. Built over two decades by Emperor Shah Jahan, it stands as a testament to his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The white marble structure, constructed by 20,000 workers using material transported from 200 miles away, is a must-see in Agra. Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

Agra Fort: Explore the historical Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar and adorned with palaces and gardens by Jahangir. Overlooking the Yamuna River, the fort is a remarkable architectural landmark in the city. Discover the Diwan-i-Arm (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience) built by Shah Jahan to receive audiences.

Agra FortThe Agra Fort
Day 11
Agra to Ranthambore National Park | Mehtab Bagh

Mehtab Bagh: Located north of the Taj Mahal complex across the Yamuna River, Mehtab Bagh offers breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Embrace the scenic beauty of this serene garden, once known as 'the Moonlight garden', filled with shaded pavilions, fountains, and fragrant flowers, providing an enchanting perspective of these iconic landmarks.

Day 12
Ranthambore Discovery | National Park

Ranthambore National Park: Experience the incredible wildlife of Ranthambore, renowned for its population of endangered Bengal tigers. While glimpsing these majestic big cats in the wild is a thrilling possibility, it's important to note that their sightings are based on chance. The park also houses a diverse array of wildlife including bears, leopards, jackals, elephants, striped hyenas, bison, monkeys, and various deer species.

Ranthambore National ParkTiger in Ranthambore National Park

Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National Park: Early Morning Safari (Shared Jeep): Join a 4-wheel drive Gypsy safari shared with other travelers. Accompanied by a professional driver and guide, you'll venture into the park during the first light of dawn, appreciating the sounds of the jungle and the serene beauty of nature. Late Afternoon Private Safari (Private Jeep): A late afternoon private Gypsy safari allows up to six people in the vehicle. Led by a professional driver and naturalist, this experience provides a deeper understanding of India's endangered wildlife and their natural habitat. Witness the jungle at its most active as the day transitions to dusk.

Day 13
Ranthambore to Jaipur | City Transfer

Ranthambhore to Jaipur One-Way Transfer (Driver Only): Our professional driver will promptly arrive at your hotel at the scheduled time. Enjoy a comfortable and convenient journey covering the 190 kilometers distance to Jaipur, with a drop-off at your pre-booked destination—be it a hotel, airport, or railway station. During the transfer, a brief stop will be made for refreshments (not included) and washroom use for your convenience. Travel hassle-free and relax during this 3 to 4-hour scenic drive to your next destination.

Day 14
Jaipur Discovery | Amber Fort and City Palace

Amber Fort: Discover the ancient capital of Amber with a visit to the exquisite Amber Fort. Constructed in the 17th century by Maharaja Mansingh, the fort is a stunning testament to historical grandeur.

Elephant Ride to the Amber Fort: Embark on an intriguing elephant ride to the Amber Fort, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle of ancient Indian royalty. From the fort's base, enjoy a gentle elephant ride guided by local villagers, proceeding along the elephant lane to the fort's entrance. Once inside, the elephant will leisurely circle the courtyard, offering an unforgettable experience before exploring the fort's majestic palaces.

Elephant Ride to the Amber FortElephant Ride to the Amber Fort

Hawa Mahal: Experience the architectural marvel of Hawa Mahal, also known as the "Palace of Winds," crafted by King Sawai Pratap Singh. This five-story structure boasts 953 pink sandstone windows, providing royal ladies with covered vantage points to observe city life and processions.

City Palace of Jaipur: Explore the Chandra Mahal, or City Palace, a residence of the royal family. The palace houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, showcasing a rich collection of Mughal carpets, miniature paintings, arms, textiles, and more.

Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar is one of five astronomical observatories established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. This observatory stands as a testament to the Maharaja's deep interest in the study of celestial bodies and their movements. The site holds significant historical and scientific importance.

Day 15
Jaipur to New Delhi and Kathmandu | City Transfer

One-Way Transfer from Jaipur to New Delhi (Driver Only, 260KMS/6HRS): Our experienced driver will promptly meet you at your hotel in Jaipur, ready to provide a seamless transfer to your next destination in New Delhi. Expect a comfortable journey as you travel through the scenic route. En route, there will be a brief stop for refreshments (payment directly at the venue) and restroom use, ensuring a convenient and relaxed trip.

Day 16
Kathmandu Discovery | Boudha Nath Stupa

Boudha Nath Stupa: Marvel at the grandeur of Boudhanath, a colossal Buddhist monument, among the oldest in Nepal. This impressive structure, towering 36 meters high, stands as a symbol of spiritual significance along the ancient trade routes between Tibet and Nepal. Surrounded by vibrant private residences, the Stupa's three-tiered mandala platforms create a stunning visual. Its construction dates back to the 5th century A.D.

Pashupatinath Temple: Experience the spiritual sanctity of Pashupatinath, an exalted Hindu temple spanning 281 hectares, revered as one of the holiest shrines. Nestled on the banks of the Bagmati River, this magnificent golden temple, adorned with four triple silver doorways, exemplifies quintessential Nepalese architectural elegance. Hosting innumerable Shiva lingams, shrines, and icons, this temple complex stands as one of South Asia's largest Hindu sanctuaries. Please note that the temple restricts entry to non-Hindus.

Pashupatinath TemplePashupatinath Temple

Changu Narayan Temple: Perched on a ridge overlooking the valley, Changu Narayan Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, stands as a fine testament to ancient pagoda architecture. Adorned with exquisite stone and wood carvings, this sacred site holds the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: At the heart of Kathmandu, you'll discover Durbar Square, known locally as Hanuman Dhoka Palace Square and once the seat of Nepalese Royalty. This grand square is adorned with an array of temples dedicated to various Hindu deities. These magnificent buildings, dating back to the 15th to 18th centuries, include the Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, Kal Bhairav, Kumari Ghar, and the legendary Kasthamandap—constructed from the timber of a single tree.

Day 17
Kathmandu to Nagarkot | Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Discover the historic Bhaktapur, known as the "city of devotees," renowned for its captivating elegance, vibrant culture, and rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the allure of colorful festivals and experience the traditional Newar lifestyle. The square is adorned with a collection of temples and remarkable architectural masterpieces. Noteworthy among these is the UNESCO World Heritage site, the 55 Window and Batsala Temple.

Bhaktapur Durbar SquareBhaktapur Durbar Square
Day 18
Nagarkot Discovery | Everest View

Early Morning Everest View: Witness the awe-inspiring sight of eight majestic peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest, as the sun rises. Experience the breathtaking spectacle of these towering mountains in the early morning light.

Day 19
Kathmandu Departure

Our guide will help you transfer from your hotel to Kathmandu Airport for departure with independentcar/van and guide.

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