Eastern & Oriental Express and Koh Kood's Beaches
Belmond E&O Train from Singapore to Bangkok then relax at the stunning Soneva Kiri resort
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Two nights aboard the Eastern and Oriental Express
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Domestic and international flights
- Private transfers
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
Spend two nights in the glittering modern metropolis of Singapore, then step back in time to board the legendary Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express for a three day, 1,255-mile journey across Malaysia to Bangkok.
In the utmost style and opulence – think fine dining, cocktails and convivial company – the historic train winds its way past vibrant cities, rural villages and gleaming pagodas, stopping off at highlights such as the royal town of Perak and River Kwai Bridge for a cruise along the picturesque river with a local historian.
Arriving into buzzing Bangkok, explore the city by night, then fly out to Koh Kood island for four nights at Soneva Kiri, a luxurious collection of beach-side villas backed by unspoiled jungle and ancient rainforest.
Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer from Changi Airport to Singapore Hotel
Accommodation in Singapore
- 103 suites
- Nine restaurants and bars
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Shopping arcade
- Gym and spa
- Limousine service
In the midst of a city constantly pushing itself to new heights of modernity, the colonially-styled Raffles Singapore represents nothing less than a charming Old World with superior service. A stunning piece of architecture, the 19th century building has long been synonymous with luxury. Stroll through the expansive grounds and you’ll find unique features such as original polished teak verandas, marble colonnades and tropical gardens. Drink Singapore Slings in the world famous Long Bar and dine in one of the fifteen in-house restaurants, serving everything from classic French cuisine to delicate Chinese dim sum. Choose from a host of suites, from the simple and elegant Courtyard Suites with their oriental furnishings and parlour area to our personal favourites, the Personality Suites, named after famous figures associated with the hotel’s illustrious past. All suites include the services of the hotel’s chauffeured limousine and access to the resident historian, as well as the famous high standards of the 24-hour Raffles butler service.
- 98 rooms
- Rooftop pool
- Restaurant and 2 bars
One of the latest additions to the dazzling Marina Bay waterfront, the Fullerton Bay Hotel represents the height of contemporary luxury with a stunningly-designed modern space to relax in. Choose from a variety of rooms and themed suites, and expect a range of luxurious materials and amenities to feature throughout. Lavish carpets, handsome throws and comfortable seating can be found across the board, as well as an outdoor sundeck for those wishing for drinks over the neon cityscape later in the evening. The hotel is situated in the heart of Singapore’s financial district, located within walking distance from the Marina Bay Shopping Centre.
- 468 rooms, 59 suites
- Five Restaurants, Two Bars
- Spa, Fitness Centre & Outdoor Swimming Pool
- A twenty-minute drive to Changi International Airport
Shaped like enormous fan and looking out over the city’s iconic Marina Bay, the Mandarin Oriental is everything you would expect in terms of impeccable service, spacious, oriental-styled rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows for impressive views (some of which feature rather spectacular balconies), and an outstanding cache of amenities and services. There’s a tranquil spa, a fabulous outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Dining options include a steakhouse, Cantonese, Japanese and Italian restaurants, and two chic bars, with all the culture and nightlife of Singapore’s downtown just a few minutes walk away.
Spend time in this modern metropolis touring the city. If you have time, dine in the finest restaurants, go shopping in vibrant Little India and head over to the Marina Bay Sands Skybar for outstanding views across the city and some great cocktails too.
Little India is Singapore’s foremost Indian enclave and it is a riot of sights, sounds and scents. Here, you can find rows of shops selling spices, jewellery and traditional Indian clothing. At the heart of Little India is the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of power, Kali. Built in 1855, the temple is adorned with hand painted statues of the Hindu deities.
Next you'll head to Kampong Glam which has its origins as a fishing village at the mouth of Rochor River. The Malay word 'kampung' means 'village', and the area was known for the gelam tree, or paperbark tree, that grew here and was used for building ships. Visit the magnificent Sultan Mosque - built in 1928, the mosque is one of the most impressive religious buildings in Singapore.
Explore the bustling market at Bugis Street, the largest street bazaar in Singapore. First, let your guide point you to a few oddities in this maze of 600+ stalls, then armed with the necessary knowledge, return at the end to snag the bargains. Your tour ends with a delicious dim sum lunch.
Private transfer to Singapore's train station
E&O Express Train
Accommodation in E&O Express Train
- Four cabin categories: the Pullman Single, the Pullman and the State and Presidential
- Observation car
- Gourmet dining
- Saloon car
- Bar car
Winding its way gracefully through Southeast Asia, the Belmond Eastern and Oriental Express takes you past vibrant cities, wild jungle, rural villages and ornate pagodas on a luxury journey. You can choose to board in either Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok as it can start in any of these cities. Each of the four categories of cabins, the Pullman Single, the Pullman and the State and Presidential are fully air-conditioned with en suite bathrooms, decorative marquetry and fine fabrics that exude an atmosphere of warm elegance. You’ll feel looked after at every step of the way by the train’s staff, perfectly trained to be attentive yet discreet. After a gourmet dinner in the Dining Car, sip a cocktail in the colonial-style, teakwood Observation Car at the rear of the train while admiring unforgettable exotic views. Retire to the saloon car and relax with a book or magazine from the library or browse through the train’s boutique for a memento of your journey. The Bar Car is open until late in the night with a resident pianist and a full aperitif and cocktail menu.
Board the Belmond and Oriental Express and settle into your private cabin as we depart from Singapore, rolling gently through the southern Malaysian countryside. Dinner is served in one of the luxurious dining cars and afterwards you can look forward to relaxing with your fellow travellers in the Bar Car.
Shortly after breakfast, we arrive in Kuala Kangsar. Disembark for a tour of the grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Afterwards, return to the train and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at your leisure as we continue onto Thailand. A decadent dinner is served on board.
Later this morning, we alight at the River Kwai Bridge station for a cruise along the picturesque river with a local historian. We then join a visit to an evocative war museum and optional war cemetery. We'll return to the train for lunch, before ending our journey in Bangkok in the late afternoon.
Private transfer to your hotel in Bangkok
Accommodation in Bangkok
- 39 suites
- 3 restaurants, café and bar
- Gym and infinity pool
- Cooking school
- Library and cinema rooms
- Spa and sauna
- The world's first hotel Muay Thai boxing ring
Championing bold contemporary design with Thai, Colonial, Jazz Age and Art Deco accents, the Siam hotel may only have 39 suites but provides some of the most spacious and fashionable accommodation in all Bangkok. It also sports three restaurants, where you can enjoy excellent Thai cuisine in Chon Thai Restaurant (which also hosts a cookery school), an international menu in the stylish art deco-themed Deco Bar & Bistro and indulgent private dinners at the Chef’s Table. The Bather’s Bar next to the hotel’s infinity pool is the place for light snacks and refreshing cocktails after a dip in the waters and to watch life on the river pass by. You can even enjoy a more secluded dining experience out on the hotel pier for a private bespoke meal. Commanding a prime location overlooking the Chao Phraya River close to the Krung Thon Bridge, all suites feature king-size beds, opulent Chinese antiquity, terraces, complimentary Wi-Fi and butler service. The Pool Villas are a perfect choice for those desiring that extra touch of privacy.
- 393 rooms
- 8 restaurants
- Jazz bar & lounge
- Swimming pool & fitness centre
- Tennis & squash courts
- Running track
- Cooking school
- Trophy room where you can view items from the hotel's long history
- Cigar shop
Providing extraordinary service and overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the Mandarin Oriental is undeniably one of the city’s premier hotels. If you’re interested in history, a stay here is a must: it’s the longest established hotel in Thailand and became one of the Mandarin Oriental group’s flagship properties due to its distinguished history. Walk into the hotel’s magnificent lobby, and you’ll be greeted by a spectacular flower display, for which the hotel is famous throughout Bangkok. Choose between a variety of rooms from entry-level luxury in the Superior Rooms to the considerably more spacious State Rooms and Authors’ Suites. Each room is designed in a colonial style with white slatted doors, dark wooden features and light pastel shades. You’ll benefit from a butler assigned to your room during your stay. The hotel also has eight restaurants; take your pick between traditional Thai, seafood, fine French cuisine and many more options. Drink tea in the opulent Authors’ Lounge or enjoy some jazz and cocktails in the Bamboo Bar if you’re looking to unwind after a long flight. In a prime location overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the Mandarin Oriental is close to some of Bangkok’s most popular attractions. Cruise along the ‘Venice of the East’ and take a long boat out onto the city canals, threading your way towards some of the city’s cultural highlights, including the Grand Palace, various temples and the famous Floating Market.
- 370 Rooms and suites
- 3 restaurants and bars
- Spa & Gym
- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts
The vast W-shaped tower of The Peninsula Bangkok offers everything you would expect from a world-class hotel; exceptional hospitality, a great location and a huge range of facilities to keep you amused. The hotel’s unique shape ensures magnificent views across the river and cityscape from every room. Some of the largest in Bangkok, these are appointed in a traditional aesthetic – dark wood panelling, fine fabrics feature throughout and large, marble bathrooms – but contain all the vital amenities for the modern traveller. The premier suites include opulent details such as open-air terraces and outdoor Jacuzzis. During your stay, you’ll enjoy relaxing by the pool area, serviced by its own bar and dining at the numerous, fine in-house restaurants that serve a range of Cantonese, Thai and international cuisine.
Bustling and energetic, Bangkok has something for everyone. A haven for shoppers, historians, foodies and culture seekers alike, the capital is an integral part of any Thailand itinerary. It has everything from awe-inspiring temples to bustling markets and high-end shopping malls. And, of course there's the food - some of the best in the world!
Travel by long tailed speedboat on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and see a fascinating contrast of old and new – revered temples and traditional houses alongside five star hotels. You’ll glimpse an insight into local Thai life and yesteryear Bangkok as you explore some of the Klongs (canals) that lead off into Bangkok’s suburbs, as many remain largely unaffected by modern development. Your next stop is the sprawling Grand Palace, with a wealth of intricate and ornate buildings and temples within the complex.
This evening, experience the Bangkok in style on a luxury Manohra rice barge cruise that has been converted into one of Bangkok’s finest dining venues. Cruise along the Chao Phraya River, passing glittering sights, from the stunning Temple of Dawn, the illuminated Grand Palace, magnificent temples, striking bridges and other landmarks, the cruise offers a perfectly relaxing night experience in Bangkok that you will never forget. On board, you will enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner to enjoy whilst cruising up the river before returning to your hotel.
Private transfer from your hotel to Bangkok Airport
Light aircraft flight to Soneva Kiri
Accommodation in Koh Kood
- 29 private villas
- Restaurants and bars
- Children’s club
Situated on Thailand’s fourth largest island, Soneva Kiri offers guests a sanctuary of unspoilt exotic luxuries. The sophisticated private villas encompass all the modern amenities you could desire including Wi-Fi, a personal swimming pool and a sun deck. Ranging from one bedroom suites to vast five bed private beach reserves, there is something here that can fit everyone’s needs. The extensive choice of restaurants here provides traditional Thai food as well as Mediterranean favourites. For a truly unique experience take part in Soneva Kiri’s unusual Treepod Dining. Dine on delicious cuisine in a bamboo pod six metres up in the rainforest, enjoy the stunning sea and jungle views while an acrobatic waiter serves you. Other distinctive services available include The Den, a fun and safe children’s club, and the Cinema Paradiso where both classic and contemporary films are shown outside with American popcorn and hamburgers served alongside the movies. The joy of being at Soneva Kiri is not just in the destination and accommodation but also the journey. For a memorable entrance to Soneva Kiri, on arrival into Bangkok airport, guests have the option of being whisked to a private terminal where they will board the resorts seven-seater private plane to be rewarded with spectacular aerial views of the island and Gulf of Thailand.
Situated on Thailand’s fourth largest island, Soneva Kiri offers guests a sanctuary of unspoilt exotic luxuries. Koh Kood is incredibly untouched by tourism and is the ideal spot to visit for a real Robinson Crusoe feel. Plus the island has only 2000 inhabitants predominately made up of fishermen from the tiny villages
Explore the unspoiled jungle and ancient rainforest, waterfalls, beaches and fishing villages on foot, boat or vehicle on a range of excursions or simply relax on the beach.
You will be driven north of the resort to the fishing village of Ao Salad, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the village, observe the local lifestyle and buy fresh seafood from the fishermen. This is a great opportunity to interact with a rural Thai community.
You will be taken by speedboat around the island of Koh Kood, stopping at various points to enjoy snorkelling. Look out for Parrot Fish and Lion Fish swimming through the reefs.
This unique Treepod Dining experience invites you to take fine dining to new heights. Comfortably seated in a bamboo pod, the staff will gently hoist you high up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest. Enjoy fabulous ocean views as you savour a delicious meal and your chosen wines, delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of your personal waiter.
Flight aircraft flight to Bangkok airport
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