Classic Malaysia 10 Days / 9 Nights
Day 1: Arrival Kuala Lumpur airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 : Half day Kuala Lumpur City Tour SIC
If you are a first time visitor this tour will introduce you the beauty of old and modern Kuala Lumpur. Your first stop will be an opportunity to photograph the famous Petronas Twin Towers; the world's tallest, as it stands majestically in the city center. You will also visit the National Museum, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, OE Jewelry Showroom and the National Monument. By the end of the tour, you will probably feel as if you have seen the soul of Kuala Lumpur!
Day 3 : Historical Malacca SIC
Malacca, located 160 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur, is the most important historical landmark in the country. Founded by Parameswara, a Hindu Prince from Palembang. The Portuguese, Dutch and English also ruled Malacca. The ruins and building of these conquerors can still be seen today, blending with the fast developing but careful planed township. Today you will visit St. Peter's Church (1710), the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia. Drive past the largest 17th century Chinese cemetery outside of China, located at Bukit China or "Chinese Hill". Stop at the foothill to view the Sultan's Well before driving through the Portuguese Settlement. Proceed to view the famous gateway 'Porta De Santiago' and the ruins of St. Paul's Church, lined by 17th century Dutch tombstones. Next on the list is "Red Square", the salmon pink Dutch administrative buildings which today houses the Malacca Museum and government offices. Visit Christchurch before proceeding for lunch, you will then visit the "Abode Merciful Clouds" or the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the only temple where you can find 3 major doctrines of local Chinese belief under the same roof: Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Take a stroll along Malacca's Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca River.
Day 4: Depart from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands
Depart early this morning from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur for Cameron Highlands, which is located 1542 meters above sea level and famed for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Enroute visit the Batu Caves (except during Thaipusam in January) and the sacred cave temple for the Hindus. See the cottage industry of basket weaving, a native settlement and Lata Iskandar Waterfall. Enjoy afternoon tea at your hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 5: Cameron Highlands
After breakfast depart for an exploratory tour of Cameron Highlands, used as a highland retreat station for the British during the colonial days. Proceed to Gunung or Mount Brinchang, the highest peak (6,666ft.) in Cameron Highlands. Upon arrival, walk up the observation tower where you will be treated with a fantastic view over the area. Early in the morning, or when the temperature is rising fast you will witness the whole dense forest covered in white mist.
Cruise down the hill to visit one of the strawberry farms where you can pay a small fee to pick fresh succulent strawberries by hand. From the farm, you will continue to visit the most scenic tea plantation, the Sungei Palas Boh estate which is regarded as the largest and best known tea station in the region. Enjoy the amazing views over endless valleys covered with tea bushes. Take a tea break after the brief guided tour of the factory. After the refreshing tea break, visit a Butterfly and Reptiles Farm to view the many beautiful butterfly species including the renowned Raja Brooke. Stop at a day market where most of the local produce can be found. Spend some time here exploring the many delightful finds.
Last part of the tour will be a 1.5hrs walk (less than 2.5kms) through some of the unmarked trails still used by the natives. Discover the simple lifestyle of the highland natives who has been living in this part of the forests for more than a century. Observe the interesting flora such as pitcher plants, wild orchids, funky fungi, tree-bound epiphytes, huge tree ferns and lipstick plants or take a glimpse of the small creatures such as millipedes, lizards, frogs, and squirrels ( sighting of animals are not guaranteed). You will stop for pack lunch at one of the traditional hut built by the natives for R&R (Rest & Relax), while enjoying the peace and tranquility of the virgin forest before trekking back to the resort.
Day 6: Cameron Highlands to Penang
Your morning is free to enjoy breakfast and take in the mountain views. In the afternoon you will depart for Penang. Check in at your hotel.
Day 7: Half day Round Island Tour
Today you will drive along the famous stretch of Batu Ferringhi Road while enjoying the panoramic view of the ocean. A brief stop at a fishing village, an insight of various fashions and designs printed in a Batik factory. Next you will stop at a local fruit stall and lastly a visit to the famous Snake Temple. Entrance fees not included.
Day 8: Penang to Langkawi
- Penang City Hotels to Penang Jetty
- Penang to Langkawi By Public Ferry
- Kuah Jetty to Langkawi Beach Hotel
- Check in at your hotel.
Day 9: Round Island Tour
Be transported back in time with the enthralling folklore and fascinating legends of Langkawi. The beautiful natural scenery of Langkawi will be part of the tapestry alongside the legendary Underwater World, view of Pantai cenang, Mahsuri Memorial, Traditional Gamat Factory, and Eagle Square.
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast transfer to Langkawi Airport.