Private Tour

Singapore Explorer - 5 Days / 4 Nights

Discover more local neighborhoods where few visitors are aware of including Pulau Ubin, a precious last remaining rural area in Singapore to experience traditional village life prior to mass modernization in 1980s. This tour also features a unique creepy night tour to explore one of the world’s largest outdoor Chinese cemetery and former battle sites during WWII. For foodies who are interested in the uniqueness of Singapore cuisine, our foodie tour will allow you to experience an explosion of flavors that reflects the diversity of various ethnic groups.

Private, Local Guides!

Whether you are a single person, a couple, or a group, you'll have your own guide and driver for all airport pickups, drop offs, and daily excursions.

Choose Your Dates!

This is not a fixed-departure-date tour. Just let us know the dates that work best for you and we will arrange everything.

Customizable!

Need more time? Less time? Want to see or do something that isn't included? The options are unlimited, so talk to us about the different possibilities and our recommendations.

Great Accommodation!

We've scouted the best hotels in the best locations of all categories. We'll recommend accommodation to suit your budget and travel style.
  • Kampong Glam, the historic quarters of the Malay people and home to the Sultan’s Mosque
  • A Sunset Toast with the World Famous Singapore Sling Cocktail
  • Authentic Local Neighborhoods at Ang Mo Kio & Toa Payoh
  • Unique & Mouth-Watering Foodie Tour that includes Food Items You have probably Never Heard Of
  • Cycling around the island of Pulau Ubin to see Village Life and Tropical Fruit Trees including the famous stinky Durian Fruit
  • A Spooky Night Tour of a Chinese Cemetary & Former WWII Battle Sites
Private Tour

Singapore Explorer - 5 Days / 4 Nights

Discover more local neighborhoods where few visitors are aware of including Pulau Ubin, a precious last remaining rural area in Singapore to experience traditional village life prior to mass modernization in 1980s. This tour also features a unique creepy night tour to explore one of the world’s largest outdoor Chinese cemetery and former battle sites during WWII. For foodies who are interested in the uniqueness of Singapore cuisine, our foodie tour will allow you to experience an explosion of flavors that reflects the diversity of various ethnic groups.

  • Day 1Arrive Singapore

    Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is free to rest up from your long flight. 

    Take advantage of direct flights between North America and Singapore departing from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

    Overnight at Singapore 

  • Day 2Kampong Glam, Chinatown, Singapore River Sunset

    Start the morning at Kampong Glam, the historic quarters of the Malay people and home to the Sultan’s Mosque where the Malay Royalty once resided among Javanese, Sumatrans, Arabs and Chinese communities. At Victoria Street, visit tombs of the Malay royalty in one of the oldest cemeteries in Singapore, dating back to the 1820s. Stop by the Malay Heritage Center, the former Sultan’s Palace, learn about the colorful heritage and culture of Singapore’s Malay community. Take a break with local coffee and snacks before walking through Haji Lane dotted with interesting murals, cafes and shops. 

    A short drive to the heart of Chinatown, a 19th century enclave for early Chinese immigrants. Explore the streets lined with shop houses lovingly restored into tempting eateries, tea houses and Chinese herbal stores. Stop by the informative Visitor’s Center for a glimpse of early lives and challenges of early Chinese immigrants. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples and the historic Sri Mariamman Temple, a beautiful Hindu temple built in 1827.

    At sundown, enjoy a refreshing Singapore Sling Cocktail and light snacks at a rooftop bar for breathtaking views of the city and bustling bay dotted with hundreds of commercial ships. Continue to the Singapore Riverside where Sir Stamford Raffles from the British East India Company establish a trading port in Singapore in 1819. After taking iconic photo shoots of the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands, hear more about the colonial past as you take a stroll from the former General Post Office towards Cavenagh Bridge, Singapore’s oldest bridge. Enjoy a great view of shop houses of Boat Quay that were former canneries, ice houses and godowns that helped Singapore flourished during its early founding. 

    Overnight at Singapore 

  • Day 3uthentic Local Neighborhoods, Evening Ethnic Foodie Tour

    Today you will discover the real life of ordinary Singaporeans and some unique customs. 

    Starting first at Ang Mo Kio, a typical public housing estate established in the 1970s. Stop by a “Bird Singing” corner, a community garden and meet possibly the last remaining artisan maker of traditional bird cages in Singapore. Continue to a local market for a typical morning snack and fresh brewed coffee or tea in a tin can, local style.   

    Then a short drive to Toa Payoh, another historic local neighborhood. Hear fascinating facts about their high percentage of home ownership and see sample units of public apartments built by the government. Take a walk around this area before heading to a famous local restaurant to enjoy a popular national dish, Hainanese Chicken Rice.  

    Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to visit the interesting National Museum or National Art Gallery housed in former Supreme Court building, a historic colonial era architecture 

    This evening you will experience a unique foodie tour that reflects the cultural heritage of Singapore. The local cuisine in Singapore is best described as a colorful fusion of various ethnic groups from the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians and Peranakans. Foodie items that best reflects this culture includes Laksa, rice noodle with thick coconut curry gravy and Rojak, fresh salad tossed with a savory fermented shrimp paste 

    Overnight at Singapore 

  • Day 4Ubin Island, Evening Spooky Tour

    Pulau Ubin is one of the last rural areas in Singapore to experience life in a traditional village surrounded by a lush tropical forest and coastline. Take a 15-min ferry boat ride to this charming island where time has stood still for about 50 inhabitants in their kampong, a Malay word for village. Cycle around the island on well paved roads to Chek Jawa, a large natural intertidal wetland and Ubin Fruit Orchard to see durian trees, the most expensive tropical fruit in Asia. Stop by a 1930 Tudor Style house known to the locals “House No. 1” and a 150 year old Chinese temple. It’s also possible to arrange for a local taxi if you prefer not to cycle.  

    At nightfall, explore some of the most eerie areas in Singapore. Head to former WWII battle sites and one of the world’s largest outdoor Chinese cemetery. More than chasing spirits, you will hear ghastly stories of some of the fiercest WWII battles and a local war hero. Visit a coastal gun battery where the Japanese possibly conducted a massacre of innocent thousands. Your final stop is a Chinese cemetery where over 100,000 tombs of early immigrants are housed and abandoned. Here about the different dialect groups from various parts of China and see the difference in tombs between a rich and poor man.  

     Overnight at Singapore 

  • Day 5Depart Singapore

    Transfer to airport for your onward journey.

    We recommend arriving at the airport at least 4 to 3 hours before your flight to explore this amazing airport that has won the World’s Best Airport award over 500 times since the 1980s! Early check-in services might be available for your airline at Level 1 Jewel (Terminal 1), your guide can assist you to check. Apart from massive shopping and dining options spread across three terminals, some highlights at Terminal 1 include a 40 meter (130ft) indoor rain vortex, Sky Nets Bouncing, Canopy Park and Canopy Bridge.  

Private Tour

Singapore Explorer - 5 Days / 4 Nights

Our private tours include the things that make it so you don’t have to worry about logistics for your trip.

This Tour Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation, including all Taxes and Service Fees
  • Private, Local, English-speaking Guides for Tours & Activities
  • All Tours and Activities as described
  • Entrance Fees to Sights

This Tour Does Not Include

  • International Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for Guides and Drivers

Itinerary Add-Ons to Consider

Consider a pre- or post-tour extension to this itinerary in either Indonesia or Cambodia. Singapore offers many convenient direct flights to several cities in either country. It’s quite easy to add a few of days at the tropical paradise island of Bali, or Siem Reap, home to the majestic Angkor Wat temples and Tonle Sap, biggest freshwater lake in South East Asia.

Bali Getaway

Starting Price : $1200 / Person

Relax at beautiful resorts by pristine beaches or explore lesser known areas around East Bali that sees less visitors. Go on easy hikes or bike rides around spectacular rice fields with scenic mountain views. Connect with a Hindu Priest to learn about local customs and receive a special spiritual blessing, or meet a friendly local family for a cooking class.

Angkor Wat Highlights

Starting Price : $1200 / Person

Explore various famous archaeological sites including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and other lesser known ones along with fascinating cultural activities in and around Siem Reap such as the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake, a cooking class with a celebrity chef, and the creative arts scene like the Phare Circus, and Bambu Stage puppet shows.

Private Tour

Singapore Explorer - 5 Days / 4 Nights

Here’s an explanation of what to expect and the planning process with a Red Lantern Journeys travel consultant.

The price for this trip will vary based on many factors including:

  • Dates of travel – high vs. low vs. shoulder season
  • Your preference of hotel standards – 3, 4, or 5-star categories. We’ve scouted the best hotels and the best locations in each category and will make our recommendations based on your budget and travel style. We’ll even try to book specific room categories to avoid street noise or other inconveniences.
  • The number of people in your group
  • Customization of tours and activities
  • How far in advance you book the trip
  • Personal Travel Consultant

    Your personal travel consult to work with you to prepare your itinerary, recommend tours and activities and accommodation and explain the reasoning behind every aspect of your tour.

  • Private Vehicles with Driver and Guides

    You'll have your own private, chauffeur-driven vehicle for all of your airport transfers and daily excursions. These will also include your personal, English-speaking guide who is licensed and will provide the insights to make each of your tours an exceptional experience.

  • Hotel Recommendations

    We've scouted the best hotels and the best locations in each category and will make our recommendations based on your budget and travel style. We'll even try to book specific room categories to avoid street noise or other inconveniences, or to get the best view from your balcony!

  • Activity Recommendations

    We have access to a wide range of activities to make your trip truly memorable. Activities range from visiting iconic sights to meeting local personalities and artists, adventure sports, and exclusive dining experiences!

Private Tour

Singapore Explorer - 5 Days / 4 Nights

Singapore experiences a warm, tropical climate year-round with daily highs in the 80s, so it’s normal to experience rain anytime of the year. Rainfall is usually the highest between November to January lasting from 20-odd minutes to a couple of hours, but outdoor temperatures are also more pleasant during this time. February to April are considered dry months, however you can expect scorching hot temperatures rising above 90s during noon time.

Avoid visiting Singapore between May and August as the air quality is low with a little haze owing to the smoke from the clearing fires in Sumatra.

 

Private Tour

Singapore Explorer - 5 Days / 4 Nights

Customize This Itinerary

Starting From: $1900 / Person
Call us at 206-568-0710 or fill out the form below. We’ll get back to you within 1 business day!

Please provide as much information as you can to help us prepare before contacting you. For example:

  • Number of travelers – adults and children with ages
  • When you want to travel – are your dates fixed or flexible?
  • Destinations of interest – country or countries, plus destinations within a country
  • Activities of interest – like beaches, wildlife, hiking, shopping, art, local culture, adventure, etc.
  • Purpose of trip and Special Occasions – holiday, honeymoons, important birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
  • Approximate budget per person

 

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