The Eastern & Oriental Express makes its way through the Asian countryside. (Orient-Express )
Luxury passenger rail company Eastern & Oriental Express offers a seven-day trip from Singapore to Bangkok with some off-the-radar stops and excursions in Malaysia and Thailand.
Fables of the Hills starts at Singapore's train station and includes visits to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands (Malaysia), the island of Penang (Malaysia), the "monkey training college" in Surat Thani (Thailand), where monkeys learn how to pick coconuts, and the famed River Kwai bridge (Thailand).
Dates: The tour is offered Oct. 2; in 2012, March 25 and Sept. 16.
Price: $8,900 for the October departure and $9,200 for the departures in 2012; rates are per person, based on double occupancy. It includes all train travel, meals and drinks onboard the train, sightseeing and excursions. The tour also adds a free night at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore before the trip and a free night at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok after the trip. Airfare is not included.
Contact: Eastern & Oriental Express, (800) 524-2420, email: firstname.lastname@example.org