9 days package
Discover the diversity that is Malaysia. From one of the most modern cities in the world, to peaceful and tranquil village life, Malaysia has everything to offer in such a short space of time. Experience the rich and friendly culture, the varied cuisine and the stunning scenery, along with a chance to see Orang-utan's, one of the worlds threatened species. This is what makes Malaysia such a unique and wonderful place to visit.
Day 1 - London Departure
Depart London Heathrow for international flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Day 2 - Kuala Lumpur arrival
Meet and greet at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we proceed for a half day city tour of Kuala Lumpur. Drive through the lake gardens; with stops at the National Mosque and Independence Square. From there we take a short walk to Central Market passing the convergence of the Gombak and Klang River – at Masjid Jamek, one of the first buildings that were erected in Kuala Lumpur. We then stroll through Chinatown and board the bus. Proceed to Kampung Baru, a typical Malay area where most houses are still built in traditional Malay architecture. Our journey continues toward Kuala Lumpur city centre for a great photo shoot of one of the world's tallest twin towers.
Accommodation: 4* Trader Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Day 3 - Malacca
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for a full day tour of Malacca. Malacca is located 145km south of Kuala Lumpur. The journey takes approximately 1.5hrs. Upon arrival in town we see the ruins of the A Famosa fortress and the Dutch Square. Walk across the bridge over the Malacca River to stroll along the streets of old Malacca. Most of the old buildings have been renovated in respect of the original design and converted into curio shops. Visit the Baba Nyonya house museum and proceed for lunch. After lunch we visit the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia (1645) and the Kampung Kling Mosque, the oldest mosque of Malacca. Proceed for a last stop to Bukit China (Chinese hill), the largest Chinese cemetery outside China before departing to Kuala Lumpur. Most of the visit is a walk about tour. (B/L)
Day 4 - Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands
Early morning pick up at the hotel lobby where we depart for the Cameron Highlands. Drive through a scenic mountain jungle winding road. Upon arrival in Cameron Highlands we check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the tea plantation and a small Orang Asli dwelling. Cameron Highlands is known for the high population of natives still living in the forests. This tour will take you to some of these settlements where some inhabitants who seek job opportunities in the towns or farms still prefer to live in harmony with their natural environment. (B)
Accommodation: 3-4* Strawberry Park Resort
Please note that the Tea factory is closed on Mondays and public holidays (and also on Tuesdays if the preceding Monday is a public holiday).
Day 5 - Cameron Highlands to Belum
After breakfast pick up at the hotel lobby and depart for Bukit Merah. Visit the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, residence of the Sultan of Perak, and see the Ubudiah Mosque and the Royal Palace. We then continue to Bukit Merah, the only Orang-utan Research Facility in Peninsular Malaysia. Lunch at Bukit Merah. After lunch enjoy a short boat ride that will take you to the Orang-utan Island where Orang-utans roam free. This unique island serves as a breeding sanctuary as well as conservation, research and education centre to better understand this endangered species. Proceed to Belum with arrival in the late afternoon, when we check in to the hotel. (B/L)
Accommodation: 3* Belum Rainforest Resort
Day 6 - Belum
After breakfast we meet at Belum Rainforest Resort lobby and depart for a full day excursion to explore the Belum Forest on foot and by boat. The first stop will be at Sg. Kejar to visit the 'Orang Asli Settlement' to experience their traditional lifestyle. A transfer by boat will then take you to Sira Basah for a short trek to the Wildlife hide tower to discover the Belum flora and fauna. After a packed lunch offered by the Resort we then transfer by boat, leading you to Sg. Ruok to see the famous Rafflesia (subject to availability) and to relax or swim in the waterfall. Later transfer back to the resort for overnight. (B/L)
Day 7 - Belum to Penang
After breakfast we depart for Penang. On the way we stop at *Bujang Valley to visit the only archaeological site of Peninsula Malaysia, with its many stupas and temples of the Hindu and Buddhist era, spanning from the 3rd to 13th century. Visit the *archaeological museum. Proceed for the island of Penang and the Kek Lok Si Temple where a big statue dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy dominates the scene. Check in to your hotel at the end of excursions. (B)
Accommodation: 3-4* Holiday Inn Penang
Day 8 - Penang
Breakfast at hotel. We start today with a half day tour of Penang Island. Stop at the Thai Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the Burmese Temple and the Esplanade to see Fort Cornwallis, the old fort built by Sir Francis Light, the founder of this British Settlement, and to admire the colonial architecture of the surrounding buildings. Proceed to see the Khoo Kongsi, a beautiful Chinese Clan House. Rest of final free to explore or relax. (B)
Day 9 - Penang to London
Transfer to airport for international flight to London Heathrow. Arrival at London Heathrow. (B)
9 Days Package Price on enquiry
Price will include:
- International flights to/from Malaysia;
- Private transport, sightseeing and services of an English-speaking driver/guide;
- Accommodation and meals as specified (B = breakfast, L = lunch)
- Internal flight including tax
- Travel insurance;
- Personal expenses;