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11 days / 8 nights
Availability : July 2019 – March 2020
London
Kuala Lumpur

Tour Details

Malaysia is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in South East Asia. You will have the chance to visit the vibrant capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, the picturesque hilly Cameron Highlands and Penang Island with it’s striking colonial architecture in contrast to the traditional temples.

Departure & Return Location

London

Price Includes

  • International flight tickets: London - Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur - London
  • Train tickets: Penang - Kuala Lumpur
  • Airport fees for international flights
  • 8 nights accommodation at the mentioned hotels, in the specified type of rooms
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All the transfers and tours as described above
  • Transportation in sharing basis
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide for the included tours and visits
  • Travel tips
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Service fees
  • 24/7 emergency phone number

Price Excludes

  • Excess baggage charge
  • Tips for local guides and drivers
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Optional tours
  • Non-included meals (lunch and dinner do not include drinks)
  • Personal expenses (minibar items, phone, internet, safe lock, cleaning services, babysitting, etc.)

Top Attractions

Latah Iskandar Waterfall

George Town

Mallaca

Kek Lok Si Temple

Off the Beaten Track Experience

Visit a traditional community – Orang Asli

Afternoon tea in Cameron Highlands

Traditional trishaw ride

Itinerary

Day 1Departure London

Day 2Arrival Kuala Lumpur

Transfer airport – hotel in Kuala Lumpur (PVT)
Upon arrival at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, you are waited by our guide and driver. They will directly transfer you to your hotel for overnight.

Day 3Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Kuala Lumpur – Cameron highlands (SIB)
Morning journey starts in Kuala Lumpur city and head by road northwards to Cameron Highlands, which is in the State of Pahang, approximately 1542 meters above sea level. Cameron Highlands is famous for its world-renowned tea.

Latah Iskandar Waterfall Visit (SIB)
En-route, you will stop at the Latah Iskandar waterfalls and orang asli (aboriginal people) village.

Afternoon tea in Cameron Highlands
Upon arrival at Cameron Highlands, stop-by at the Smokehouse Hotel for Afternoon Tea before proceeding with check in at your hotel.

Day 4Cameron Highlands

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Gunung Brinchang Tour (SIB)
After breakfast, get ready for The Mossy Forest of Gunung Brinchang Tour. Hop into Land Rover cruising along the picturesque rolling tea garden toward 6,666 feet above sea level, The Gunung Brinchang. Listen to our guides ‘tea talks’ while enjoying breath-taking view of the tea garden. On clear days the drive up to the highest mountain accessible by road in South East Asia, one will be blessed with the magnificent view of the surrounding area. An interpretive walk with our nature guides into the Mossy forest will reveal some of the exotic floras on earth, like the Pitcher plant, Orchids, Primitive Ferns, Spices and Medicinal Plants. A short drive down from the mountain will bring you to the Sungai Palas ‘BOH’ Tea Factory. A factory tour will be conducted before you may appreciate the many varieties of tea offered at the Tea Shop.

Note: Tea factory closed on every Monday

Day 5Cameron Highlands - Penang

Breakfast
Have breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Cameron Highlands – Penang
Pick-up from the Cameron Highlands hotel and transfer to Penang by road.

Day 6Penang

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Heritage Walking Tour (SIB)
This morning enjoy a walking tour through the beautifully preserved colonial centre of George Town. A UNESCO World Heritage site, George Town is perhaps unique in South East Asia in having over 30,000 pre-war buildings.
The walk will begin with a visit to KHOO KONGSI, the largest temple-clan on the island. Passing through Chinatown and Little India, we will discover how the Church, the Chinese temple, the Muslim mosque and the Hindu temple are within walking distance of each other on the “Street of Harmony”, meanwhile looking for the famous Zacharevic’s street arts.
Finally, you will experience the trishaw, which was a popular and the only mode of transportation in Penang in the olden days. The ride will start from the famous historic FORT CORNWALLIS, passing by the QUEEN VICTORIA MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER, going towards the WATERFRONT JETTIES. Next, take a ride through the ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, old Chinese Temples and a number of narrow and quaint streets dotted with heritage boutique hotels and cafes. The ride will end at a world-famous mansion – THE BLUE MANSION.
Note: Trishaw ride duration is 2 hours and Trishaw is based on 2 persons per unit.

Lunch
After this fascinating ride by trishaw, you’ll enjoy an included lunch at local restaurant.
Note: Lunch at Perut Rumah (nyonya cuisine), or similar restaurant, exclude beverages (own cost).

Temples Tour (SIB)
Before returning to the hotel, you will visit the WAT CHAYAMANGKALARAM (Reclining Buddha Temple) and DHARMIKARAMA BURMESE TEMPLE where you’ll witness the famous GOLDEN RECLINING BUDDHA statue and be awed by the intricate architecture of both temples.

Day 7Penang

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple Tour (SIB)
Head to the highest peak of Penang, the must-visit PENANG HILL, where the oldest British hill station in the region was established. Enjoy a ride on the FUNICULAR TRAIN up the hill, where you’ll be amazed by the magnificent PANORAMIC VIEW of George Town and the Mainland. While you’re at it, try spotting the two Penang Bridges! Stock up on your favourite local goodies at the Coffee Tree before heading back.

Notes:
If the funicular train on maintenance on that day, it will be replaced by Jeep track, the principal road to the hill. (maxi 3–4 pax per jeep)

Lunch
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Kek Lok Si Temple Visit (SIB)
Visit the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, the KEK LOK SI TEMPLE, also known as the “Temple of Supreme Bliss”. Enjoy a breath-taking sight of the GIGANTIC GODDESS OF MERCY BRONZE STATUE overlooking the entire temple precinct and its vicinity, then take a stroll up the seven-storey Pagoda which houses over 10,000 Buddha statues.

Day 8Penang - Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer Penang – Kuala Lumpur by train
We cross the eight-mile Penang Bridge to Butterworth on the Malaysian mainland, where we take the train for the four-hour journey to the capital, Kuala Lumpur. The train has recently been upgraded and offers a modern, air-conditioned and comfortable service – a perfect way to see rural Malaysia.

Lunch
Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Kuala Lumpur City Tour (SIB)
Then proceed for quick KL City Tour (1.5hrs) – Visit the National Mosque or in Malay the Masjid Negara, which is the most distinguished mosque in KL. You will also pass the Moorish-styled Federal Court, the old Railway station which is a striking piece of Mohammedan architecture, the Tudor-styled Cricket Club and Independence Square.
Notes: Temples and mosques cannot be visited on Fridays and every day during prayer hours.

Day 9Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Full Day Malacca Tour (SIB)
This full day tour brings you to Malacca, a historical town located 150 km from Kuala Lumpur and whose city centre has been declared UNESCO Heritage Site. Malacca is the historical state of Malaysia, rich in heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures since it was here that colonial forces first reached Malaysia. Over a period of 400 years, Malacca has been first colonized by Portuguese, then by the Dutch followed by the British, and finally occupied by the Japanese during WWII. Visit the Dutch Square surrounded by the pink colored Stadthuys, Christ Church, and Clock Tower, while featuring at its centre the Queen Victoria Fountain. You will also see the finely decorated Cheng Hoon Teng, the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia which was founded in 1645. Proceed also to The Porta De Santiago, the Gate to the Portuguese fortress “La Formosa”, built in 1511, from where you can reach the ruins of the St. Paul’s Church, where St. Francis Xavier was once buried.

Lunch
After a local lunch, you will have time to stroll around the Jonker street, famous for its Malaccan antiques, nice boutiques and local handicraft.

Day 10 Departure Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast at hotel’s restaurant.

Transfer hotel – airport in Kuala Lumpur
You will be transferred to the Kuala Lumpur airport for your flight home.

Day 11Arrival London

Meals included: 8 breakfast, 4 lunch

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01st of July 2019 – 31st of March 2020

£1,730 per person

 

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