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ATBS - Bangkok to Kuta on a Shoestring

Slurp down rice noodles under the streetlights of Bangkok and wander the paddies and temples of Java this epic adventure covers the best of Southeast Asia. Party in chaotic Bangkok, bliss out on stunning beaches, and gaze out across the "sea of sand" to Mt Bromo's summit at sunrise. While this tour includes a knowledgeable CEO, accommodation, and a variety of local transport, it also leaves plenty of free time for you to do what you want.


Your G for Good Moment: Ngadas Homestay, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Village Walk, Desa Ngadas Your G for Good Moment: Ancestor Trail Trek, Desa Ngadas Your Discover Moment: Bangkok Your Local Living Moment: Chenderoh Lake Homestay, Chenderoh Lake Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson
Ang Thong Marine Park island hopping tour
Orientation walks in Cameron Highlands and Bandung
Entrance to Bromo Tengger Semeru NP
Mt Bromo crater walk
Sunrise hike to Mt Bromo viewpoint
Street food crawls
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,449
Start Location
Bangkok, Thailand
End Location
Kuta, Thailand
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Fast and Fun
Physical Rating
Tour departure dates
21 Jan 201916 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
04 Feb 201902 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
18 Feb 201916 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
27 Feb 201925 Mar 20194AUD $3,449
04 Mar 201930 Mar 20194AUD $3,449
18 Mar 201913 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
22 Mar 201917 Apr 201910AUD $3,449
01 Apr 201927 Apr 201910AUD $3,449
08 Apr 201904 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
15 Apr 201911 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
19 Apr 201915 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
22 Apr 201918 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
29 Apr 201925 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
06 May 201901 Jun 20198AUD $3,579
13 May 201908 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
20 May 201915 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
22 May 201917 Jun 201914AUD $3,579
27 May 201922 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
03 Jun 201929 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
10 Jun 201906 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
17 Jun 201913 Jul 201911AUD $3,699
24 Jun 201920 Jul 201910AUD $3,699
01 Jul 201927 Jul 201911AUD $3,699
08 Jul 201903 Aug 20198AUD $3,699
15 Jul 201910 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
22 Jul 201917 Aug 201910AUD $3,699
29 Jul 201924 Aug 20199AUD $3,699
05 Aug 201931 Aug 201916AUD $3,699
12 Aug 201907 Sep 201916AUD $3,699
16 Aug 201911 Sep 201916AUD $3,699
19 Aug 201914 Sep 201916AUD $3,699
26 Aug 201921 Sep 201917AUD $3,699
02 Sep 201928 Sep 201916AUD $3,699
16 Sep 201912 Oct 201915AUD $3,579
30 Sep 201926 Oct 201915AUD $3,579
14 Oct 201909 Nov 201917AUD $3,579
18 Oct 201913 Nov 201917AUD $3,579
28 Oct 201923 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,449 
11 Nov 201907 Dec 201913AUD $3,449
22 Nov 201918 Dec 201912AUD $3,449
25 Nov 201921 Dec 201915AUD $3,449
09 Dec 201904 Jan 202018AUD $3,449
23 Dec 201918 Jan 202017AUD $3,449
27 Dec 201922 Jan 202016AUD $3,449
28 Mar 202023 Apr 202016AUD $3,449
25 Apr 202021 May 202018AUD $3,449
23 May 202018 Jun 202018AUD $3,579
20 Jun 202016 Jul 202018AUD $3,699
Day 1 - Bangkok
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Bangkok/Surat Thani
Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO either today or another day on tour. Option to visit Wat Po, the Grand Palace and Bangkok's many markets. Overnight train to Surat Thani.
Day 3 - Surat Thani/Khao Sok
Travel to lush Khao Sok. Opt to go hiking or swimming in Khao Sok National Park.
Day 4 - Khao Sok/Ko Samui Island
Take a ferry to Koh Samui and explore the island's beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.
Day 5 - Ko Samui Island
Take a day trip to scenic Ang Thong Marine Park. Take in the views and opt to snorkel if the tide is right.
Day 6 - Ko Samui Island/George Town
Gear up for a long day of travel. Ferry back to the mainland and continue by private vehicle to cross the border into Malaysia and on to George Town, Penang, the "Pearl of the Orient".
Day 7 - George Town
Full day in Penang.
Day 8 - George Town/Chenderoh Lake
Travel to a local island homestay in the middle of a scenic lake. Spend the evening connecting with the locals and taking in the scenery.
Day 9 - Chenderoh Lake/Cameron Highlands
Continue to the Cameron Highlands. Take a walk along one of the many well marked trails, visit the tea plantations or just relax and enjoy the cooler temperatures!
Day 22 - Bromo/Red Island
Enjoy an early morning hike to a viewpoint to take in the the enchanting moonscape of Mt Bromo as the sun rises, then travel to a sweet surf camp on the beach.
Day 23 - Red Island
Enjoy a surf lesson in the morning, then use free time to explore the nearby fishing village, do some more surfing or chill out in a hammock.
Day 24 - Red Island/Pemuteran
Head to Bali and the beach with time to relax.
Day 25 - Pemuteran
Chill out in Bali. Opt to take a snorkelling or diving trip to Menjangan Island.
Day 10 - Cameron Highlands/Kuala Lumpur
Opt to take a city tour, visit the famous Petronas Towers or check out the Islamic Arts Museum.
Day 12 - Kuala Lumpur/Melaka
Opt to tour the canals of Melaka by boat.
Day 11 - Kuala Lumpur
Full day in Kuala Lumpur. Explore the city, head out of town to visit the famous Batu Caves or the Orang Asli Museum. Opt to visit the Petronas Towers.
Day 21 - Desa Ngadas/Bromo
After an early breakfast, say good bye to your hosts and explore more of the village on an included walk. Then begin the trek along the Ancestor Trail to Mt Bromo, led by a local guide trained through a G Adventures-supported capacity building program. Opt to hike to the volcano's crater before continuing to the hotel.
Day 13 - Melaka/Singapore
Border crossing from Malaysia into Singapore. Free time to take a harbour cruise or try mouth-watering street food.
Day 20 - Yogyakarta/Ngadas
Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a G Adventures-supported community homestay.
Day 14 - Singapore/Jakarta
Fly to Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia and the economic heart of Java.
Day 18 - Yogyakarta
Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
Day 17 - Bandung/Yogyakarta
Travel from Bandung to Yogyakarta on a scenic train journey.
Day 16 - Cianjur/Bandung
Enjoy an orientation walk of the sprawling city of Bandung, then take some time to explore independently.
Day 15 - Jakarta/Cianjur
Venture to Cianjur via Bogor, visit the floating villages, and opt to visit a tea plantation. Experience local life by spending the night at a homestay.
Day 26 - Pemuteran/Kuta
Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax, before travelling to lively Kuta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Explore Kuta with some free time.
Day 19 - Yogyakarta
Spend free time visiting local sights such as the Buddhist Borobudur temple complex, Javanese temples, or Mt Merapi.
Day 27 - Kuta
Depart at any time.