2021 Eastern and Oriental Express

Oct. 28 – Nov. 10, 2021
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Reserve and read more details)
Price: From $7,245 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 13 days
UNC Lecturer: Peter Coclanis, Department of History
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Discover the diversity of Southeast Asia on this 10-night adventure that takes you from the modern metropolis of Singapore to the ancient Khmer temples at Angkor. Witness Singapore’s top attractions and Peranakan heritage through traditional cooking and handicraft demonstrations.

Bask in luxury aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express and marvel at lush countryside as we journey north to Thailand. In Bangkok, cruise the Chao Phraya River and explore the city’s palaces and shrines. Marvel at the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya and explore the unforgettable Angkor Wat, plus experience the magic of other legendary temples.

Experiment with new flavors as you delve into the region’s exciting food culture, learning the secrets to homemade Chinese dumplings and strolling through spice markets. Additionally, enjoy an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner, and first-class accommodations as your expert local guides provide context and insight all along the way.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Cross international date line
  • Day 3 : Arrive in Singapore
  • Day 4 : Singapore
  • Day 5 : Singapore | Board train
  • Day 6 : Kuala Kangsar
  • Day 7 : Kanchanaburi | Bangkok | Disembark train
  • Day 8 : Bangkok
  • Day 9 : Ayutthaya
  • Day 10 : Fly to Siem Reap
  • Day 11 : Angkor Wat
  • Day 12 : Angkor Thom | Ta Prohm | Thommanon
  • Day 13 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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