Best of Malaysia

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  • 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Travel to Kuala Lumpur and experience the Best of Malaysia

Travel to South-East Asia and experience the very best of Malaysia. Since its emergence from colonial rule, Malaysia has developed a reputation as a land of diverse cultures, exotic foods and natural beauty. On this adventure, we take you where the action is - past outstanding colonial architecture, among friendly locals, close to exotic marine life and into ancient rainforests. Amble along forest walks, haggle in some of Asia's best markets, discover perfect beachside paradise and make friends with welcoming locals. This trip introduces the best of Malaysia and gives an inside glimpse to this fascinating country.

  • Discover a cultural melting pot in Kuala Lumpur
  • Explore historic Melaka in a trishaw
  • Trek through an ancient rainforest
  • Feast on traditional Malay cuisine
  • Swim in the sparkling waters of the Perhentian Islands
  • Tiptoe through the treetops on a rainforest canopy walk

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Day 1 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian food has been heavily influenced by centuries of migration and trade. Chinese, India, Portuguese, Dutch and the native Malay - Peranakan. No where is that more evident than in Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2 Melaka

An intriguing blend of Malay, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese cultures, Melaka has a wealth of interesting architecture, distinctive food and cultural heritage.

Days 3-5 Taman Negara National Park

Reportedly the world's oldest tropical rainforest, stunning Taman Negara National Park is rich in plant, bird and wildlife, has extensive jungle hiking trails and plenty of river activities.

Day 6 Kuala Terengganu

While it isn't a well-known Malaysian city, Kuala Terengganu is a beautiful place with a relaxed atmosphere, amazing beaches and beautiful islands off its coast.

Days 7-9 Perhentian Islands

With two to choose from, the Perhentian Islands have everything needed to make an idyllic tropical paradise - perfect beaches, gorgeous weather and turquoise waters.

Day 10 Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the place to immerse in Malay culture with its great architecture, fascinating museums and delectable traditional cuisine.

Days 11-12 Island Hideaway

Located on a picturesque lake just outside of Kuala Kangsar, a stay in the traditional home of some long-time Intrepid friends offers a truly memorable cultural experience.

Days 13-14 Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's multicultural capital, Kuala Lumpur is home to green parks, skyscrapers, tropical storms and world-renowned food and shopping.