5 Nearby Holiday Ideas With Travel Deals For Getaways Less Than A 3H Flight Away From SG – TheSmartLocal
Southeast Asia travel deals
Travel returning to nearly full capacity may mean increased flight prices, but that doesn’t need to stop you from getting your vacay fix. Luckily, there are ways to cut down on travel expenses while still getting the most out of your getaway, whether it’s through saving on accommodation costs or searching for cheaper attraction and activity bookings.
The next time you find yourself hunting for good travel promos, make use of the many Southeast Asia travel deals available on Klook. You’ll get to explore nearby cities around the region – like Da Nang and Langkawi – on a budget.
From island-hopping to riding the world’s longest water tube slide, here are the best activities and attractions you can opt for on your mini getaway in the region:
1. Play with elephants & visit a nature theme park in Chiang Mai
Get in touch with nature when you travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand by visiting an Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (from S$50.45/pax). If you’re an animal lover, you’ll absolutely love getting up close and personal with the elephants here, with the chance to feed, play, and even bathe them. Plus, you’ll get to learn about elephant conservation during this experience and get a chance to donate to the cause.
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You’ll also be in for a unique theme park experience at the forested Pong Yang Adventure Park (from S$5.35/pax). Unlike the regular amusement parks we’re familiar with, this one has a jungle coaster amidst the forested area, and high-adrenaline attractions like ziplines.
To tie the trip together, we recommend staying at 99 The Heritage Hotel (from S$88.97/night), an affordable boutique hotel with all the necessary amenities like a pool, bar, laundry services, and complimentary breakfast – including continental, American, Asian and vegan options.
While you’re here, don’t forget to add adventurous activities in Chiang Mai such as hot air balloon rides and water rafting to your to-do list.
2. Explore the ancient town of Hoi An & Da Nang’s famous attractions
Famous golden hand bridge at the Sun World Ba Na Hills Theme Park.
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Da Nang, Vietnam has a bunch of stunning attractions to visit, like the Sun World Ba Na Hills Theme Park (from S$9.85/pax). The huge theme park – decked out in gorgeous French architecture – is only accessible via cable car, and contains attractions like a fantasy theme park, wine cellar, and wax museum.
It’s worth staying out past sunset for the vibrant lanterns in Hoi An.
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Other places to visit include Hoi An, an ancient village, Than Tai Hot Springs (from S$15,45), the largest natural hot spring in Vietnam.
If you’d like to get a good coverage of the multiple attractions, you can purchase bundles on Klook and mix and match which spots you want to visit.
For instance, get yourself a Da Nang Klook pass (from S$28.69/pax) to gain entry to multiple attractions, including Sun World Ba Na Hills, Coconut Forest Basket Boat Ride, Hoi An Memories Show and Than Tai Hot Springs at up to 30% off.
Alternatively, book a Hoi An City Tour (from S$58.05/pax) that includes must-see landmarks in the Old Town, as well as a bamboo basket boat ride that even allows you to give crab fishing a go.
Accommodation wise, we recommend having a resort vacay at the luxurious Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort (from S$233.89/night), which has an in-house spa to melt your stress away. To travel around easily, charter a car in Da Nang (from S$15.45) for extra convenience.
3. Go on a thrilling beach getaway to Penang & Langkawi
In Penang, Malaysia, thrill-seekers will be able to play to their heart’s content at places like the ESCAPE Theme Park (S$46.55/adult, S$30.85/child). The park has over 30 attractions including ziplines, obstacle courses, and even the world’s longest tube water slide for daredevils to conquer.
More family-friendly attractions to check out include the gorgeous views from The Habitat Penang Hill ($7.85) and observatory at The TOP Komtar. To enjoy a combination of these activities, you can opt to purchase the Penang Multi-Attraction Pass on Klook, with packages beginning at S$33.05/adult for non-Malaysians.
Bird’s eye view of Paradise 101 in Langkawi.
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Meanwhile, those heading to Langkawi can enjoy a special island hopping experience on the Langkawi Island Hopping Speedboat Tour (from S$12.59/adult, S$9.45/child), or tour the private island Paradise 101, where they can wine and dine or take part in vigorous water sports.
Package deals for a Private Island Adventure at Paradise 101 – a day-trip to the island with water sports and activities – are available as part of the Klook Langkawi Pass (from S$32.09/adult, S$26.10/child for non-Malaysians), bundled with other high-energy attractions like the Adventure & Xtreme Park.
Enjoy breakfast with a view at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang resort.
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At both Penang and Langkawi, you’ll get to go on the beach resort holiday of your dreams, as both cities have luxurious resort hotels. In Penang, the 5-star Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang (from S$195.37/night) has amenities like gardens, pools, and even activities like jungle tours.
Meanwhile, Langkawi’s Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (from S$178.47/night) is decked out with facilities that’ll entertain both the young and old, from a kid-friendly pool and dinosaur-themed area to a wellness spa for adults.
4. Hike a volcano & catch gorgeous sunset views at Surabaya
View from the Ijen Crater.
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If you’re a nature lover with a little edge, you’ll definitely be keen to go hiking in Surabaya, Indonesia. Not only can you scale mountains and catch gorgeous mountain sunset views, you’ll even have the option to climb actual volcanoes.
For instance, there’s an Ijen Crater Hiking Experience (from S$20.05/pax) that’ll take you on a guided tour to the crater where you’ll get to witness the famous blue flames that spew from the crater.
Admire the stunning view from Mount Bromo.
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Alternatively, opt for a Mount Bromo Sunrise and Madakaripura Waterfall Tour (from S$91.39/adult, min. 4 pax) that’ll take you to multiple sites including Mount Penanjakan, Mount Bromo, and the gorgeous Madakaripura Waterfall.
Pamper yourself after a full day of outdoor adventures and book a 5-star hotel like JW Marriott Surabaya (from S$147.75/night) while you’re at it.
5. Take a ferry to Bintan & go glamping
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Say goodbye to your regular holiday experience – the next time you travel to Bintan, take a ferry instead of a plane, and stay in a tent instead of the usual Bintan resorts. To start off, book a journey on the Sindo Ferry (S$95/pax).
For a unique stay, book an aesthetic camping accommodation at The ANMON Resort, priced from S$430.75 for a 2D1N package with breakfast, lunch, admission to Treasure Bay Crystal Lagoon, and other fun activities for 2 pax.
The one-of-a-kind glamping grounds features a desert-themed venue, with totally IG-worthy spots and cool facilities to keep you entertained, from eateries to an outdoor cinema.
Book Klook activities, attractions & hotels around Southeast Asia
Whether you want a chill beach vacay or an adventurous tour fit for thrill-seekers, Klook offers packages in the region that are sure to suit everyone’s tastes.
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Plus, keep an eye out for other fun-packed deals too, like the Genting Dream cruise package. Beginning at $199/pax for a 3D2N KL package, the cruise offers a spectacular range of amenities, from onboard clubbing at Zouk to zip-lining on the edge of the ship.
It’s hard to believe you can stay in 5-star resorts, or get to try unbelievable activities like volcano hiking at such affordable rates. Moreover, with exclusive promo codes that allow you to save up to $50 on your travels, you’ll get both quality experiences and a budget holiday experience that won’t drive a hole in your wallet.