Beginning in Singapore, this luxury cruise with Silversea sails north through the Malacca Strait towards Burma (Myanmar), visiting Indonesia en route and finishing by turning south again to dock in Thailand. Stops will be made to visit ancient rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, snorkel over coral reefs in Thailand's Ko Tarutao National Park, and discover the remote Burmese Mergui archipelago, home of the Moken, or 'sea gypsies'.
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Fly from London to Singapore, with Singapore Airlines. (N)
Arrive in Singapore and transfer to The Fullerton Hotel for a 2-night stay. The following day is at leisure to explore Singapore, an easy city to navigate with an interesting colonial history, excellent restaurants and a variety of museums. (N)
Today you will board Silver Discoverer and begin cruising north along the coast of Malaysia, passing the port town of Malacca. (B, L, D)
Arrive into Belawan, a busy port on the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the gateway to Gunung Leuser National Park. Gunung Leuser is one of Indonesia's oldest parks and part of the 'Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra' Unesco World Heritage site. Visit the Bukit Lawang Visitor Centre to learn about the flora and fauna of the park, which includes more than 120 species of mammals, 190 species of reptiles and amphibians and 350 species of bird. Afterwards, begin a jungle walk through the park to search for orang utans that were released in the area years ago by the Bohorok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and are now living wild. Eight other primate species are also present in the park. (B, L, D)
Continue north into coastal Thailand and visit the island of Ko Rawi in the Ko Tarutao Marine Park, which offers excellent snorkelling over hard coral sheltering anemones, giant clams and tropical fish. (B, L, D)
Once Silver Discoverer has been cleared into Burma, you will visit the border town of Kawthaung, formerly known as Victoria Point, which has a strong Muslim and Indian influence and a Buddhist monastery on top of the hill to the north of the town. The monastery has impressive guardian dragon statues and superb views of Kawthaung. (B, L, D)
Begin cruising into the Mergui archipelago, which encompasses over 800 islands off the south-west coast of Burma in the Andaman Sea. Some islands are uninhabited rocky outcrops, while others cover hundreds of square kilometres. Many islands have a thick rainforest covering and coastlines featuring granite headlands, mangroves and some stunning, deserted beaches. The shores are protected by pristine coral reefs, sheltering a diverse range of marine species and relatively intact eco-systems. The archipelago is home to the sea-dwelling Moken (or Mawken), a minority ethnic group often referred to as the 'sea gypsies'. Highlights of your time in the archipelago include snorkelling over coral reefs, birdwatching and hiking on remote islands. On the evening of day 12 the ship will leave the Mergui archipelago and return to Thailand, cruising overnight through the Surin islands in the Andaman Sea. (B, L, D)
Arrive back at the harbour in Phuket, where you will be met and taken to the Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa for an overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Fly to London with Thai Airways via Bangkok. (B)
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation in each destination throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard room and cabin category.
Enjoy a complimentary programme of unique, small-group shore experiences, led by Silversea's team of expert guides and lecturers. Availability is limited and excursions must be booked direct with the cruise line on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ask your Cox & Kings tour consultant for further information.
When on board the cruise, the transfers and excursions relevant to that cruise are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Silversea and its cancellation conditions apply.
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The sleek, 120-guest Silver Discoverer cruise ship is the perfect platform for viewing untamed landscapes, with all ocean-view suites and plenty of deck space so that a breaching whale or a pod of dolphins is always within sight. Silver Discoverer's shallow draft allows her to navigate closer to shore, along with her fleet of 12 Zodiacs. The vessel features 60 cabin types spread over five decks, ranging from Explorer suites with two porthole windows to sumptuous Medallion suites with a teak balcony and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Ship facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, a beauty salon, steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and a fitness centre with aerobics, yoga and pilates classes.
Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Phang Nga is located on the sunset side of the Andaman Sea set on the pristine Natai beach. Phuket International airport, the Blue Canyon Golf Course and the picturesque Phang Nga Bay are all less than 20 minutes' drive away. Resort accommodation ranges in size from 80 sq metres for the Ocean View Lofts and Pool Suites to 600 sq metres for 2- and 3-bedroom Beachfront Villas. All accommodation has a contemporary style and a range of modern amenities. Special features differ but can include private infinity pools, private chef and butlers and direct beach access. The onsite Ayurah Spa & Wellness centre offers a range of therapies, massages and treatments, complemented by the Linda Meredith range of skincare products. Bikes are available for hire, and classes in Thai cooking, Thai boxing, tai chi, yoga and meditation can all be arranged locally.
The sleek, 120-guest Silver Discoverer cruise ship is the perfect platform for viewing untamed landscapes, with all ocean-view suites and plenty of deck space so whatever happens out on the ocean, be that a breaching whale or a pod of dolphins, you will have an excellent chance of seeing it,. Silver Discoverer's shallow draft allows her to navigate closer to shore, along with her fleet of 12 Zodiacs. The vessel features 60 cabin types spread over five decks, ranging from Explorer suites with two porthole windows to sumptuous Medallion suites with a teak balcony and floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Ship facilities include restaurant, bar, lounge, a beauty salon, steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and a fitness centre with aerobics, yoga and pilates...
The landmark Fullerton building, located on the Singapore river was completed in 1928 and was the largest building in Singapore. It served as the General Post Office, Singapore Town Club and the Chamber of Commerce before being developed into a unique luxury hotel incorporating original features. The classic Palladian exterior hides elegant modern rooms and facilities and a huge amount of dining and entertainment options including a roof...
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