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West Coast of Malaysia: 13 Days

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Highlights: Malacca, Porta de Santiago, St. Paul’s Church, the Stadhuys Building, Cheng Hoon Teng temple (the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia), Jonker Street, Malacca river cruise, King’s Palace, National Mosque, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Independence Square, Petronas Towers, Sam Poh Long Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque, the Iskandariah Palace and the Istana Kenangan Museum, vegetable market and butterfly farm, statue of The Reclining Buddha,
Destinations Covered: Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Cameroon Highlands, Penang,
Point of Arrival & Departure: Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 12 nights & 13 Days
Itinerary:
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur to Malacca (148 K.ms, 1.5 to 2 hours drive)
Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur you get greeted by our representative and get transferred to the hotel in Malacca. Check in to the hotel and remaining day at leisure. Overnight in Malacca
Malacca:
Visiting UNESCO World Heritage site of Malacca is a unique experience as it has a rich historical and cultural background from previous Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. The historical port of Malacca is steeped in a rich multicultural influences reflecting in its heritage architecture, diverse lifestyles and wide range of cuisine. The city is known for the outstanding Nyonya-style cooking, a delicious fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisines.
Day 2: Malacca Sightseeing & River Cruise
After a Malaccan breakfast enjoy a morning tour of this historical city founded by a Hindu prince in 15th Century, Malacca became a trading hotspot and has since had numerous landlords from the Portuguese, to the Dutch and the British. Attractions here are the Porta de Santiago, St. Paul’s Church, the Stadhuys Building, Cheng Hoon Teng temple (the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia) and Jonker Street.
Malacca River is an added attraction and is a unique way to see Melaka. Old buildings interspersed by modern-day buildings and fishing villages that once would have been a hive of activity teeming with traders and boats from around the world.Overnight in Malacca.
Day 3: Kuala Lumpur City sightseeing.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city. Upon arrival visit some of the city’s historical highlights such as the impressive King’s Palace, the National Mosque, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Independence Square and of course the awe-inspiring Petronas Towers for a photo opportunity. After checking in to your hotel the remainder of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur. Check in to your hotel.
Kuala Lumpur:
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia since 1896, is more than just a capital cit, it is a monument to Malaysian ingenuity and determination. From humble beginnings as a tin-mining shanty town Kuala Lumpur has developed into a 21st-century metropolis, dominated by the skyscrapers and flush with the proceeds of international trade and commerce. Still the city has managed to retain the strong cultural heritage that is very much evident even at street level. High rise architectures co-exist with ancient markets and antique structures. The city offers a good collection of sights, sounds and rich tastes. The most striking thing about Kuala Lumpur from a visitor’s perspective is its remarkable cultural diversity. Ethnic Malays, Chinese prospectors, Indian migrants and British colonials all helped carve the city out of the virgin jungle, and each group has left its indelible mark on the capital.
Day 4: Kuala Lumpur
Your day is at leisure to explore this bustling city. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 5: Batu Caves & Cameron Highlands (Cameron Highlands is 300 K.ms from Kuala Lumpur, 4 hours drive) 
After breakfast depart travel to the historic Batu Caves, which host the climax to a procession of over a million devotees during the Thaipusam festival. Climb the 272 steps up the limestone outcrop and explore the series of caves and Hindu cave-temples. Then proceed north towards to Cameron Highlands. Have lunch by breaking the journey en-route. Afternoon, and after a winding ascent, you will reach the temperate hill station of the Cameron Highlands. Rolling green hills, tea plantations, and intermittent jungle welcomes you with a drop in humidity. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in the Cameron Highlands.
Cameron Highlands:
The region takes its name from William Cameron, a surveyor who mapped the area in 1885, who was soon followed by tea planters, Vegetable farmers from China and wealthy colonialists in need of respite from the humidity of the lowlands. The Cameron Highlands are blessed with many beautiful trails throughout the surrounding hills, with walks ranging from easy one hour ‘stroll’ to all day ‘treks’ for the more adventurous. With the pleasant climate and huge array of flora and fauna this is the perfect place to experience the great outdoors.
Day 6: Cameron Highlands Sightseeing
Our local guide will take you for a morning walk that will last around 2-3 hours. The path will lead you through beautiful sceneries as well as high and lowland forests where you will encounter with changes in the diverse flora and fauna of surroundings. Floras include delicate orchids, ferns, mosses, palms and wild ginger.
You will be taken back to your hotel before heading out to explore the region’s famous tea plantations. Soak up the sights, smells and of course the odd pot of fine tea. You will also stop at a local vegetable market and butterfly farm. A simple lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Back to the hotel after the tour. The rest of your day is at leisure. Spend overnight in the Cameron Highlands.
Day 7: Kuala Lumpur to Penang (243 K.ms, 4 hours drive)
After breakfast drive for Penang, stopping en route at the Sam Poh Long Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque, the Iskandariah Palace and the Istana Kenangan Museum, made entirely of wood and without the use of a single nail. Upon reaching the coast you’ll leave the Malay Peninsula by driving across the Penang Bridge, one of the world’s longest bridges. Upon arrival into Penang you will be transferred to the hotel where the remainder of your day is at leisure. While roaming in Georgetown Getting lost of way is a part of holiday but fear not, there will always be a trusty trishaw driver close to hand, willing to take you back to where you started, funny! Overnight in Penang.
Penang:
Penang is the oldest of the British Straits settlements in Malaysia and was originally acquired in 1786 as an outpost of the East India Company. Now it is a bustling tourist destination, the heart of which is Georgetown. This colourful capital is a fascinating labyrinth filled with Chinese shop houses, Hindu and Chinese temples, Colonial architecture and a wide range of restaurants all within easy walking distance. Getting lost in Georgetown is part of the fun but fear not as there is always a trusty trishaw driver close to hand, ready and willing to take you back to where you started!
Day 8: Georgetown Tour
Enjoy a morning tour of Georgetown after a delicious breakfast, visiting some of the ciy’s most important sights encompassing the four main religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. You will also visit the world’s 4th longest statue of The Reclining Buddha (58.8 metres to be precise) – Wat Chayamangkalaram. Back to the hotel and rest of your day will be at own leisure.
If you are interested, in the evening you may go for an exploration of Penang by night, perhaps one of highlights of your visit to Malaysia. Experience the Pasar Malam night market and enjoy bartering with the local stall holders before heading to Gurney Drive; here you will be able to try some of the best hawker food in Asia. After dinner, do as the locals do and jump on a trishaw for your journey back to your hotel through the streets of Old Penang. Spend the night at hotel.
Day 9: Penang Island Tour
Penang Taman Negara is a discreet nature reserve with a wide span that includes coastal hill dipterocarps, mangroves, beaches and rocky shores. Experience the different habitats ranging from sandy and rocky beaches to mudflats, mangroves, a meromictic lake (where layers of fresh water and seawater never mix) and tropical forest. Among the highlights are Monkey Beach, Pantai Kerachut (meromictic lake) where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and a cool dip, as well as trekking from Pantai Kerachut to Pasir Pandak (two hours of undulating terrain).
The remainder of your day is at leisure. Overnight in Penang.
Day 10: Penang to Langkawi ( By Ferry boat, 2 hours 45 minutes journey)
Morning we transfer you to Penang Jetty for your ferry to Langkawi, this journey is unaccompanied. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transfer he will transfer to your hotel in Langkawi.
Langkawi:
Langkawi is Malaysia’s best-known beach destination; a true tropical paradise of long sandy beaches, warm crystal clear waters, stunning sunsets and a lush jungle-clad interior. Away from the beach, activities include a cable car in the south-west of the island, claiming the longest suspension in the world between two stations. It was built without constructing any roads through the jungle and offers amazing views of the Langkawi Islands, Kedah and southern Thailand. A trip to the islands mangrove forest is always popular, floating through the mangroves and limestone caves whilst spotting anything from eagles to primates. Then there’s the beach…Overnight in Langkawi.
Day 11: Langkawi
Your day is at leisure with own activities. Overnight in Langkawi.
Day 12: Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast you will be transferred to the domestic airport for the flight to Kuala Lumpur. On arrival get transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel, spend rest of the day at leisure.
Day 13: Departure transfer
Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to homeland with the colourful memories of Malaysia.
Package Includes:
  • Meeting arrangements at the airport on arrival and departure,
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary,
  • Daily breakfast,
  • Airport Pick up & drop,
  • All road transfers & sightseeing by private car,
  • English speaking driver,
  • And all taxes and service charges.
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