Malaysia Exploration

Malaysia Exploration


From Kuala Lumpur to Penang, this 9 – day trip will take you from modern Malaysia, deep into its colonial past then into the highlands to experience the wilderness. Join in the Kuala Lumper city tour to explore the capital of Myanmar with the Petronas Twin Towers – the city’s most recognizable feature and many famous sites such as Jamek Mosque, The National Museum, Thean Hou temple , Batu Caves. Continue come to Malacca, a taste of colonial Malaysia is waiting you. Then transfer to Cameron Highl
9 days 8 nights
Malaysia
Attractions
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Code
MAC2

Overview

Overview
From Kuala Lumpur to Penang, this 9 – day trip will take you from modern Malaysia, deep into its colonial past then into the highlands to experience the wilderness. Join in the Kuala Lumper city tour to explore the capital of Myanmar with the Petronas Twin Towers – the city’s most recognizable feature and many famous sites such as Jamek Mosque, The National Museum, Thean Hou temple , Batu Caves. Continue come to Malacca, a taste of colonial Malaysia is waiting you. Then transfer to Cameron Highlands, this unique ecosystem is home to hundreds of different floral species, vast tea plantations. Last but not least, get a deep a deep insight into history and culture of Malaysia while visiting the World’ Heritage city of Penang.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Kuala Lumpur where is the capital city of Malaysia, boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions.
  • Escape the crowded city to enjoy the fresh air, breathtaking landscape in Cameron Highlands
  • Learn more about history and culture of the World’s Heritage city of Penang

 

Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur Arrival
Warmly welcome you on arrival in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Our guide will pick you up to your hotel to check-in, and you will have time to take a rest after a long flight. And then the rest of day is on your own, you can make an impression on the city by night by exploring yourself.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Meal: None
 

Kuala Lumpur City Tour (B)
In the morning, we will pick you up then we start a journey to explore Kuala Lumpur City. 
The first destination is Petronas Twin Tower - considered as the symbol of Malaysia. Petronas Twin Tower, pair of skyscraper office buildings, is one of the most highest tower in the world with 88 storeys and 403m in height. This is the landmark of Kuala Lumpur, officially opened in 1999.
We continue to visit Jamek Mosque, located in the confluence of 2 main streams in Malaysia: Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak. This is the oldest mosque in the city, built in 1900 and opened in 1909, being the main praying place of the city until National Mosque opened in 1965. The mosque’s design was inspired from Mughal architecture of North India.
Keep going on the tour and we visit The National Museum, which brings you knowledge about Malaysia history as well as cultures and customs of Malaysian from the past to present. Moreover, the museum exhibits various valuable artifacts, such as traditional weapon, musical instruments, ceramic or pottery handicrafts, …
The last destination in the morning is Thean Hou temple - one of the largest temple in Southeast Asia. Completed in 1987 by the Selangor and Federarl Territory Hanan Association, the temple is known as the temple of Heaven God.  It is famous for its combination in architecture, between traditional and modern architectural technique. Thean Hou temple features a Chinese herb garden and a tortoise pond accompanied with a well; beside it is a sacred Boddhi tree.
In the afternoon, after lunchtime, we visit Batu Caves. Located 13km northern from bustle Kuala Lumpur, Batu caves lies inside the limestones mountain including a system of caves with various temples. Batu caves is about 400 million years old but just was found in the 19th century, known as one of the most famous and sacred Hindu shrine in Malaysia. Tourists have to climb 272 footsteps to go inside the caves. Batu caves is attractive due to its giant and dedicated handmade sculptures by Indian.
Return to hotel and the evening will be on your own.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Meal: Breakfast
 

Kuala Lumpur – Malacca (B, L)
Today, we will take a whole day to vist Malacca - such a gorgeous and historic city in Malaysia and it was recognized as a World’s Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The first destination is Saint Peter’s Church - the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia. It is the combination in structure between eastern and western. The church was built in 1710, after the occupation of Portuguese to Malacca. Under the occupation of Portuguese, churches were destroyed and Catholics were not permitted to have their cemeteries or even pray in their own homes. It was not until Dutch succeeded in the war that St. Peter’s church was constructed.
The next destination is A Famosa Fortress - one of the symbol of the old Malacca city. It is also an unforgettable milestone of Malaysian culture 600 years ago. Located in St. Paul Hill, the fortress is the oldest remainder remnant of European architecture in Asia. A Famosa was built in 1551 by Portuguese, destroyed when Dutch occupied Malacca, now there is just a wall remnant left. Nearby A Famosa Fortress is Saint Paul’s Church - a place that you can’t miss when you visit Malacca. The St Paul’s church lies at the top of St. Paul hill, built in 1521 by Portuguese and stick to revolutions of Malacca city. Located right at the center of city, the church was constructed in European unique architecture: red-painted like many other churches in Europe. The church was burned all of the top, now is just an empty building, still be a historic place of Malacca. We continue to visit Christ Church, which is outstanding on Jalan Gereja street with its red-painted wall and a huge white cross on the top. This is the heritage built by Dutch in 1753 to celebrate their occupation to Malaysia as well as to make room for praying. When English colonist came to Malaysia, they turn Christ Church from Protestantism to English denomination. The church is not huge, but there is a colorful garden outside it. 
You will have a chance to give a try to many authentic tasty cuisines before visit Cheng Hoon Teng Temple - the Chinese oldest temple in Southeast Asia. The temple is located nearby Jalan Emas Tukang street, where is contributed place of 3 different religions: Kling Mosque, Sri Poyyatha Moothri Indian temple, and Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple. Built in 1645 by two Chinese general under the period of Portuguese occupation, the temple was recognized as historic cultural heritage by UNESCO due to its special and unique architecture, being the witness of the oldest Chinese movements in Malacca and in Malaysia.
Then, we take a stroll along Malacca’s Jonker Street to the Malacca river, boarding a boat to wander around this UNESCO heritage city.
Return to Kuala Lumpur and you are free.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 

Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands (B, L)
You are free until we transfer to Cameron Highlands. En route, we across Tapah Town, where has such a must-visit place Iskandar Waterfalls. This is a waterfall along the road from Tapah to Cameron Highlands. The waterfall cascades over several tiers of granite slopes, with the last drop at 25 meters high flowing into a small pool below, before resuming its journey as a narrow stream.
We will have lunch around the town and keep going to Cameron Highlands. Checking-in you hotel and then the rest time of day is on your own.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Cameron Highlands
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 

Cameron Highlands (B, L)
In the morning, after having breakfast, we take a half-day journey to explore Gunung Brinchang mountain and the forest. This is the second highest mountain in Cameron Highlands at the height 2000 meters above sea level. There is a bridge on the top of Gung Brinchang Mountain leading to Mossy Forest. This conservation area is different from any other conservation area because it is covered by a thick layer of moss, the trees have not been touch for centuries. The ecosystem there includes such the strange plants: carnivorous plants, brilliant fruit trees…
We have lunch before continue visiting Kok Lim Strawberry Farm. Kok Lim is one of the largest strawberry farm in Cameron Highlands. Besides fresh strawberries available for sale daily, you can also pick your own load by weight at the farm on hill slopes behind. There are also a vegetable market, shopping gallery, vintage cafe and pastry corner within the complex.
Lying in Kok Lim Strawberry Farm, Time Tunnel is considered as one of the earliest museum in Cameron Highlands. The museum is full of artifacts reflecting Malaysian life under the period of Japanese occupation.
Return to the hotel and you are free to enjoy the fresh air and atmosphere on Highlands.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Cameron Highlands
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 

Cameron Highlands – Penang (B, L)
Today, you will be free until we transfer to Penang – the city was recognized as World’s Heritage by UNESCO.
En route, we have a chance to visit Sam Poh Tong Temple. Being built within a limestone cave, this Chinese Buddhist temple is the oldest and most famous cave temples in Ipoh, Malaysia. The temple was constructed in raw limestone cave in the mountains located about 5 km from Ipoh. The façade of Sam Poh Tong dates us back to the 1950s and a stiff climb of 246 steps will lead you to an open cave with an excellent view of Ipoh and its surroundings. There is also a place that nuns and monks dedicating their lives to Buddha still occupy.
Keep going and we visit Ubudiah Mosque, one of the most beautiful mosque in Malaysia. This mosque is out-standing due to its golden dome and minaret. Built in 1913, the architecture of Ubudiah Mosque is the combination between Malaysian and Indian architecture.
We have lunch and then continue on our way to reach Penang. Checking-in your hotel and the time will be on your own.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Penang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 

Penang (B)
Today, we take a half-day tour to Pulau Payar - an island in Kedah, where we can reach by speedboat. It status as a marine conservation park, offering protection for its marine life. This also is a snorkelling and diving site, famous for its brightly colored corals and fishes. 
We have lunch in Pulau Payar, then return to Penang and the rest time of the day is on your own.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Penang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 

Penang (B, L)
After breakfast, we will pick you up for the Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School. This is the first cooking school in Penang, surrounded by jungle trees and wildlife, a small herb garden and a glimpse of the Andaman Sea. Under the guidance of experienced and professional chefs, you can learn to cook local cuisines such as Nasi Lemak, Assam Laksa, Chicken Tandoori and even inspired beverages. Then you can enjoy the foods made by yourself at lunchtime in The Pavilion.
In the afternoon, we visit Kek Lok Si Pagoda. Located in such a sacred place, this is one of the biggest pagoda in Southeast Asia. There are 1000 carved Buddha statues in this 7-storey pagoda, and a huge Buddha statue at the top of Kek Lok Si. The pagoda was completely constructed in 1905, being inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street. This is such a must-visit place when come to Penang.
The last destination today is Penang Hill. This is one of the oldest colonial hill, established by English during the time in Malaysia. Penang Hill includes some hills: Strawberry Hill, Halliburton’s Hill, Flagstaff Hill, Government Hill, Tiger Hill and Western Hill. The highest point of all these hills is at Western Hill, 833m above sea level. From there, you can take a whole sight to George Town of Penang.
Return to the hotel and you can leisurely explore Penang by night.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Penang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 

Penang Departure (B)
The time will be on your own until you transfer to Penang International Airport, taking a flight to your hometown.

Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast
 

Trip notes

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation in a double or twin share room with daily breakfast
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • Local private boat cruise in Inle Lake
  • Water & cool towels
  • Government taxes & service charge

Tour excludes:

  • Malaysia Visa stamp fee 
  • International airfare and departure taxes
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Early check in/ late check out
  • Domestic flights and domestic airport taxes
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December
  • Surcharged for Public holidays
  • Drinks and meal not mentioned
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks … etc.
  • Personal travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance).

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