Savour the natural beauty and culture of Malaysia in comfort

Emerging from Dutch, Portuguese and British rule, Malaysia has prospered into a diverse and multicultural country where Chinese, Malay, Indian and Indo-Chinese cultures have combined to give the nation its unique flavour. From the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur, travel up into the cool air of the Cameron Highlands, down to fascinating Melaka, island hop over to Pulau Langkawi, before winding up in colonial Penang. Sample mouth-watering foods, see a wealth of modern and historical sights and savour the natural beauty of the Malaysian landscape on this treasure-filled trip.

Start
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Finish
Pulau Penang, Malaysia
Countries
Malaysia
Themes
Explorer
Code
TMKP
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
249kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Soak up the modernity of Kuala Lumpur
  • Be entertained by traditional Malaysian dancers
  • Sip tea in the verdant Cameron Highlands
  • Follow the footsteps of old-world traders in Melaka
  • Relish the serenity of Pulau Langkawi's beaches
  • Peer into the past in old Penang

Itinerary

The cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia is the first stop, with its mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures. Perhaps soak up the view from atop the Menara Kuala Lumpur before being treated to a cultural performance and buffet dinner. Be entertained with traditional dances from around the Malaysian Peninsular and Borneo.
Leave urban life behind and travel into the lush and dramatic Cameron Highlands. This area, a former getaway of the colonial British, is a place of tranquillity and a welcomed escape from the humidity of the jungles. Indulge in a steamboat lunch before heading out to tour the verdant tea plantations. Be sure to sample a few cups of steaming local brew.
Travel to Melaka, a former colonial outpost, which retains a distinctive old-world air. Absorb its character on a trishaw ride through its winding streets and sample flavours of the exciting fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisine in a nonya cooking class.
With miles of white, sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforest and plenty of sleepy traditional Malay villages, Pulau Langkawi is the perfect place to get away from it all. Swim with shoals of colourful fish in the Pulau Payar Marine Park, indulge in a barbecue seafood dinner and take a cable car ride to enjoy spectacular views over this tropical haven. Be sure to spend some time channelling holiday vibes while kicking back on a soft, sandy beach.
From its elaborate Indian temples to its Chinese shop houses and statuesque Islamic mosques, Penang is packed with cross-cultural historic attractions. Take time to tour the magnificent Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, poke around the antique shops of Chulia Street or enjoy a final group dinner to celebrate the end of this Malaysian odyssey.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Transport
Boat, Plane, Taxi, Trishaw, Van
Accommodation
Hotel (7 nights)
Included activites
  • Baba Nyonya cooking class
  • Cable car
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer
  • Culture show and dinner
  • Langkawi island tour
  • Melaka - Trishaw tour
  • Seafood dinner
  • Tea plantation tour

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Notes

1. Please provide passport details at time of booking, as these are essential for booking services on this trip.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.
3. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
4. Strict luggage limits apply. See under the What to Take section of Trip Notes for more information.

TRIP CHANGES 2013

Please note in 2013 this trip will be 10 days, instead of 8 days in 2012. The itinerary will depart on selected Thursdays, rather than selected Saturdays.

The itinerary is as follows:

Day 1 Singapore
Days 2-3 Melaka
Days 4-5 Kuala Lumpur
Day 6 Island Hideaway
Day 7 Penang
Days 8-10 Pulau Langkawi

The exact itinerary and prices will be released on the 1st November 2012

Important notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

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Classic Malaysia , December 2012