Kuala Lumpur – Cameron – Penang - Langkawi
Visit the Malaysia’s metropolis which was once a sleepy tin-mining village and now has transformed into gleaming city of high-rises and highway.
Enjoy a cup of tea while enjoying breathtaking view of Malaysia’s most extensive hill station, Cameron Highland an alpinescape of blue peaks, tea plantation, small towns and white waterfalls cutting throughout.
Penang – “Isle of the Betel Nut”. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, witness marvelous cultural sights and natural scenery which Penang has to offer
Off the coast of Kedah Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands offering the best of many worlds: beautiful beaches, world- class infrastructure, mangroves rich in flora and fauna, ultra- cheap duty-free shopping and fascinating legends
Arrival and transfer to your comfortable hotel in the city. Rest of the day free to explore your own town and discovery this city of Garden.
This morning we include a sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur. The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is an exciting, buzzing city that began life in the mid-1900 as a trading post for Chinese tin miners. The modern skyscrapers rub shoulders with traditional culture and colonial architecture. Your sightseeing tour will feature visit to National Mosque, the National Monument and Cenotaph and a photo stop at the Gate of King’s Palace.
Kuala Lumpur is best seen by foot, you will walk the streets and witness the sights, sound and smell to venture further into the abstract image of the old and new part of this city. Starting from Central Market, and stroll down the streets to visit the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Following which, venture through the busy street in China town, where housewives or tourists haggle over prices. Walk through Little India, past the Jewelry and Saree shops. Visit the beautiful Masjid Jamek mosque. Then onto Merdeka Square with Tudor style Royal Selangor Club in the background. Finally, visit a batik outlet to watch demonstrations of how various types of batik prints are produced.
OPTIONAL TOUR : Night Out at KL Tower
This evening you can take an optional to dine in the KL Tower’s revolving restaurant. Located 282 meters above the ground, you will enjoy incredible panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur at night as you dine.
Another day for you to explore the city or join our optional tour to an UNESCO Heritage Site city – Malacca !
OPTIONAL TOUR : Historical Malacca Tour with lunch
Today you will depart for a Full day Malacca Tour to learn of the history of Malaysia in Malacca - the “Historical City” - with a legacy dating back 600 years from the Malay Sultanates to Portuguese, Dutch and English influences.
Visit Porta de Santiago cir. 1512, Ruins of St. Paul’s Church cir.1571, Dutch Square – with guided sightseeing to the Stadhuys, Christ Church, Clock Tower, the Queen Victoria Fountain and the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple - the oldest functioning Chinese temple in Malaysia. Drive pass St. Peter’s Church, along rows of quaint pre-war shop houses and over the historic Malacca River and Bukit Cina or “Chinese Hill”, where huge ornate graves date back to the Ming Dynasty .
Take a stroll on Jonker Street - famous for its amazing variety of antique stores.
Enjoy an authentic Peranakan lunch - a typical local cuisine with Malay and Chinese influences
This morning we go on a scenic drive to the attractive Cameron Highlands, named after William Cameron, the British surveyor who discovered them in the late 19th century. This highland lies 6,000 ft above sea level. The cool and refreshing air over its undulating valleys and majestic mountains surrounds the area of complete beauty of vast green scenery, sprawling tea plantations, flower gardens, vegetable farms and fruits orchards are common sights. En route you stop to visit a cottage industry making bamboo baskets and the Lata Iskandar Waterfall.
Upon arrival at Cameron Highlands, check in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon/evening is free at your own leisure.
This morning, we will visit a hillside market. Here, we will learn of the many types of tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers grown on Cameron Highlands. A visit to the BOH tea plantation will give you an insight into the tried and tested methods of tea making in the Cameron Highlands. Tea tasting; enjoy BOH’s best teas and savor their exquisite flavors.
Leaving Cameron Highlands behind, you travel into Perak State, famous for its tin mines, cave temples and royal palaces. Near Ipoh, you will visit the Kek Lok Toong Cave Temple, famous Cave Temple to learn about the Buddhist, Taoist and Confucianism believes. We will make a stop at a century-old palace at Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, now converted into a museum for the Royal Regalia. See the enchanting Ubudiah Mosque, with its fairy tale architecture that seems to have emerged from the fables of the Arabian nights! It's then time to cross the impressive 13.5km-long bridge to the island of Penang, the “Pearl of the Orient” for a two nights stay.
Enjoy a heritage walk to savor the unique wonders of the old Georgetown, UNESCO Heritage Site. First visit proceed to the Khoo Kongsi – a building featuring a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings and wood work. Proceed walk to Goddess of Mercy Temple, past flower shops, Fortune Teller stalls, and stop at Joss Stick shop house to see how a joss sticks are produced by Mr. Lee. Walk to Little India – Spice Market and experience the hustle and bustle of Georgetown’s spice trade like wholesale and retail traders dealing in age old spice like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg & etc. Board on vehicle and visit to the Chew Jetty - the fishing village where houses are built on stilts over clan in mid 19th Century, who came from Southern China.
Continue to see the ruins of Fort Cornwallis, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the Burmese temple.
Rest of the afternoon free at your own leisure to explore more of this UNESCO Heritage Site!
OPTIONAL TOUR: Georgetown by Night
This evening you can take an optional to savor on local foods at local Hawker’s food.
This tour includes, take a slow trishaw ride through downtown Georgetown for a leisurely view of its heritage. Stroll along the city’s Waterfront at Gurney Drive. Experience outdoor dining Penang style and savor on local foods at a popular Hawker’s Centre (outdoor dining subject to weather). Visit a night market (subject to its opening or availability on day of visit).
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Penang jetty for a 2.5 hours ferry ride to Langkawi Island.
*Legends of Langkawi
The legends associated with Langkawi are very old and known to have existed since ancient times. Many of these legends are vague in their origins and have lost their appeal over the years; but some have survived the test of time and are fresh in the minds of the people of Langkawi. Most of the places often frequented by people have a tale or legend of their own which make them more special with an added attraction
Upon arrival Langkawi Jetty, meet and greet and transfer to beach resort for check-in.
Remarks: Extension stay in Langkawi (subject to your decision)