Journey on board the Eastern & Oriental Express from Bangkok to exciting Kuala Lumpur through the heart of South-East Asia. Visit royal Kuala Kangsar and the infamous River Kwai. Trip is also available in reverse direction: Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok on the Eastern & Oriental Express.
Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand
Depart from Bangkok and settle into your private cabin as the train rolls through Bangkok City to the beautiful countryside.
Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars. Afterwards, head to the Bar Car to relax with fellow travelers, or retire to your cabin that has been converted into cozy sleeping quarters by your attendant.
Day 2: River Kwai Bridge
This morning, alight at Kanchanaburi for your choice from the following three tour options:
The ‘Classic’ tour includes guided visits to the River Kwai Bridge and Thai-Burma Railway Museum.
The ‘Tracks to Unseen Thailand’ tour will have you biking through rice paddies and stopping off at a local farm.
And finally, the ‘Local Flavours’ tour explores the wet market, a rice noodle house, and a raft cruise with cooking class.
Return to the train and look forward to an exceptional lunch and dinner.
Day 3: Kuala Kangsar & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Spend the morning watching the changing scenery with breakfast in bed as the train travels through Malaysia.
After a delicious brunch, arrive at Kuala Kangsar. Travel by coach to Labu Kabong to discover rural Malaysian life with a warm welcome ceremony from the villagers. Take a guided tour through lush rice paddies ending with refreshments and a chance to sample local produce.
Alternatively, advanced trekkers can follow our expert naturalist on an invigorating hill trek. We recommend long sleeves, trousers, and suitable footwear for this choice. Cold towels and refreshments await at the top while you take in spectacular panoramic views.
All guests will re-join the train this afternoon for a refreshing cocktail accompanied by live piano music before a glamorous final dinner on board. Arrive this evening into Kuala Lumpur.
2019 Dates:January 2, 24
February 5, 14, 23
March 5, 14, 24
April 5, 27
September 8, 17, 26
October 8, 20, 28
November 9, 18, 27
December 8, 25
2020 Dates:January 3, 25
February 3, 12, 21
March 1, 10, 21, 29
April 7, 27
September 15, 24
October 5, 18, 27
November 5, 15, 24
December 5, 24
Prices are per person. Deposit Required: 15%
Pricing varies based on availability and date. Prices are subject to change daily. Contact us to confirm pricing and availability for your desired departure.
No single supplement on this itinerary of the Eastern & Oriental Express in single Pullman cabins. There are only four Pullman-class cabins especially designed for single travelers on board each departure.
Please note: The Eastern & Oriental Express travels over rough track in Thailand. If you have back issues or other health issues that would be exacerbated by rough track, you may be more comfortable on a different train. Call or e-mail us to discuss which journey is right for you.