(Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Langkawi)
From the the futuristic towers, ancient temples & spicy culinary delights of Kuala Lumpur to the talcum powder beaches, waterfalls & jungle wilds of sun-drenched Langkawi, delve into the true rhythm of Malaysia with this all-encompassing private guided journey. A fusion of sweet & spicy, heaven-sent wilds, ancient traditions & diverse cultures, discover the lush Cameron Highlands & the colonial elegance & holy sites of Penang. Featuring quaint villages, fragrant tea plantations, mangrove cruise, spiritual blessings, animal encounters, vivid batik painting workshops, lively night bazaars, private guide, driver & 5-star hotels.
Transfer between Kuala Lumpur Airport and your hotel with private vehicle and English speaking guide/driver. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, a tranquil oasis of luxury and service in one of Asia's most dynamic cities, offers elegant accommodations, world-class dining and premier recreation choices.
This tour will take you through the Heritage Trails of the early cultures in Malaysia – an insight into Malaysia’s multi – cultural society. This exploration tour visits numerous monuments and locations including Chan See Shu Yuen Clan House - (one of the most interesting clan House in Malaysia), China Town - (pre - war building), Sri Maha Mariamman Temple - (Hindu Temple), Central Market - (Build in 1930), Sze Yeh Temple - (Build in 1880), Jamek Mosque (closed on Friday) - (North India Islamic architecture), and Sultan Abdul Samad Building - (Merdeka Square). It is advised that you wear comfortable walking shoes, and a hat or cap. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
Enjoy the sites in and around the historical hub of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca. 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. ‘Port 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 house the Malacca Museum and government offices. Visit Christ church before proceeding for lunch and then continue on to see 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, viz: Taoim, Buddhism and Confucianism. Take a stroll along Malacca’s Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca river. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
Leave your hotel for the journey up north to the hill resort of Cameron Highlands. Arrive at Tapah town, foothills of Cameron Highlands. Wind your way up to 5000 ft above sea level. Along the way, stop at Iskandar waterfalls and pass gurgling jungle streams. Break for lunch and then your driver/guide will take you on a tour of Cameron Highlands covering the Rose Garden, tea plantation and vegetable farms (entrance fees included). Check in at your hotel and rest of the evening is free to just be revived by the cool fresh air. A light sweater is recommended on cool evenings.
The Cameron Highlands Resort is situated on the largest hill retreat in Malaysia, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, lush greenery, rolling hills and Tudor-styled cottages. The luxurious boutique Resort features 56 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, and fronts Cameron Highlands' 18-hole golf course. It also houses the third wellness centre of the award-winning Spa Village group, which offers exotic treatments focusing on the healing and restorative properties of tea.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel this morning. At noon, check out and descend the winding road to Simpang Pulai, continuing the journey up north to the state of Perak. Cross the Penang bridge which measures 13.5 km across, before arriving into Penang island. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Watch the city of George Town comes alive at night with blazes of lights and street peddlers. As Penang is famous for its local cuisine, your evening will begin with local cuisine dinner. After dinner, you will be taken on a short Trishaw ride. An authentic mode of transport used till today to ferry people from one destination to another. We then will proceed on a scenic drive across Penang Bridge, a total of 13.5km from the island to the mainland and back to Penang Island by ferry, the oldest ferry service in Malaysia since 1920. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
The hotel has a 750-foot promenade located directly behind it, accommodating a swimming pool and numerous dining options. 101 suites are available that feature WiFi Internet access and private butlers among other amenities.
George Town, the capital city of Penang was named after King George III of England, is an interesting lend of the old and new. It is worth to note that Penang has one of the largest Colonial Buildings in Southeast Asia. Tours includes a stop at Fort Cornwallis, built in 1808. Fort Cornwallis also marks the spot where Sir Francis Light first landed on this island. You will be driven through Streets of Harmony, which houses the Anglican Church, Kuan Yin Chinese Temple, Mahamariaman Indian Temple and Kapital Keling Mosque. Followed by a visit to the State Museum, built in 1821, which houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and pass by the colourful Little India and bustling Chinatown. Next stop, The World’s Fourth Largest Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Chayamangkalaram. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
Private transfer between your hotel and the pier.
Transfer on the ferry from Penang to Langkawi.
Transfer between the Langkawi Pier and your hotel. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
Situated on the northwestern tip of Langkawi Island, The Datai is nestled inside an ancient tropical rainforest, with a secluded white sandy beach facing the calm Andaman Sea. Some people think a hotel is just a bed for the night but a stay in The Datai will change that perception. Built on stunning scenery which leaves the heart fully-warmed; The Datai will provide you an experience of Langkawi like no other. Blended with nature and fine traditions, The Datai maintains quality and excellence in providing accommodation for all its guests. Look around you and you’ll notice subtlety and luxury that none can compare with. In 1993, after every construction puzzle was solved, The Datai proudly opened and since then, has evolved into a renowned, friendly harbour for travellers to find. Built with love and imagination - it’s one of a kind.
You will be picked up by private vehicle and english speaking guide for a fascinating tour that will take you through the urban and rural areas of legendry Langkawi. The journey begins with visit to a showcase of local cottage industry where you will witness the process of traditional batik painting using wax and dyes. Proceed to Makam Mahsuri where the legendry Mahsuri is laid to rest in a garden of traditional Malays House. Go up the second highest mountain in a cable car ride and get bird`s eye view of the island. Visit a waterfall in the northern part if this island. Visit the Galleria Perdana and proceed to Rice Garden, one of Langkawi’s eco-tourism attractions. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
Private transfer between airport and your hotel with English speaking guide. Please note that in Malaysia your driver is also your guide.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Malaysia for the most up to date visa information.
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