Day 1: Kuala Lumpur
Arrive into Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur where modern sky scrapers rub shoulders with impressive historic buildings. You’ll be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is free to relax or head out to explore this vibrant city.
Hotel: Swiss Garden
Day 2: Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy a city tour which will include a visit to the King’s Palace, the National Museum, the Moorish style railway station and a photo stop at the Petronas towers. The afternoon is free to relax or perhaps jump aboard the monorail and explore the vibrant Bukit Bintang shopping district or take a wander through China Town, the choice is yours. In the evening, visit a local restaurant for a typical Malay buffet dinner and a vibrant cultural performance.
Hotel: Swiss Garden
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Day 3: Malacca
After breakfast depart to Malacca once an important trading post in the days of the empire and its heritage is evident in the unique mix of architectural styles. Take in the city highlights including the the Dutch Stadhuys, Cheng Hoon Teng temple and a walk through the ruins of St Paul’s Church. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant with the rest of the day free to explore further.
Hotel: Hatten Palace Melaka
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Day 4 & 5: Cameron Highlands
Transfer by overland to Cameron Highlands, which is 1542 metres above sea level and famous for its tea plantation and cool temperatures. A short stop at the Lata Iskandar waterfall along the winding drive up Cameron Highlands. The plateau is marked by the rolling hill slopes of tea bushes. You may catch some workers collecting tea leaves.
Gunung Brinchang at 6,666 feet, above sea level is the highest peak in Cameron Highlands. Translated into English, the Malay word “Gunung” means Mountain and “Brinchang” means strong winds. With the temperature sometimes recording less than 15 degrees centigrade during the night, this mountain is a home to numerous species of mosses, pitchers plants, wild orchids and flowers. It is also a showpiece of what mossy forests is all about. The ride to the top and the view from the lookout point will allow you to enjoy and appreciate the panoramic view of our mountain forests. After short walk to the mossy forest, we will take you through carpets of manicured bushes where some of the best black tea is produced. Then a guided tour to the processing factory at the BOH Tea House.
Next you will visit the Butterfly Farm, where you can find over 50 species of butterflies and different interesting insects. We include a stop at the Cactus Valley, Strawberry Farm and Buddhist Temple.
Before you return to hotel we will visit the hillside market to learn of the many types of fruits, vegetables and flowers available on this highland.
Hotel: Strawberry Park Resort
Meals: 2 Breakfasts
Day 6 & 7: Penang
Say goodbye to the cool highlands and head for Penang. Travel via Ipoh to see the Cave Temple, followed by a stop in Kuala Kangsar to see Ubudiah Mosque and Iskandariah Palace. Later, arrive on the island of Penang, known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ for a two night stay.
The next day head to Georgetown, the capital of Penang to explore its rich history including Fort Cornwallis, the State Museum and Wat Chayamangkalaram, with its large reclining Buddha. The rest of the day is free to relax or wander the atmospheric streets.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Penang
Meals: 2 Breakfasts
Day 8 - 12: Langkawi
After breakfast travel to the jetty for your ferry ride to Langkawi (please ask about flying if preferred). On arrival you will transfer to your hotel where you will stay for the next 5 nights. Spend time enjoying the lovely beaches and exploring the island at your leisure.
Hotel: Holiday Villa Beach Resort
Meals: 5 Breakfasts
Day 13: Farewell
It’s time to bid farewell to this lovely island and head to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals: 1 Breakfast
13 day Private Tour - from £1269
With flights from £1969