• Visit the vast rolling rice paddies of Langkawi with private guide.
  • Visit Gunung Brinchang and listen to “tea talks” with expert guides.
  • Embark on city tours through Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Enjoy an expert selection of hotels.
Request a Quote

Feel the fine white sand between your toes as you watch the setting sun cast its golden glow on the peaceful Andaman Sea at Langkawi, where the lush rainforest meets azure ocean lagoons.

Here you’ll experience the laid-back island culture of Langkawi as you take time out to relax on pristine beaches, explore the rural rainforest villages, discover remote waterfalls amid dense jungle, and take in breathtaking views from atop Malaysia’s second-highest mountain. In the modern city of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll see an entirely different face of this multi-cultural country as you marvel at the city’s 21st-century skyline and explore its myriad of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic and Christian sites. You’ll also take a winding road 5000 feet above sea level to discover the roaring waterfalls, gushing jungle streams and steamy rainforest of the Cameron Highlands, and take part in the vibrant street culture and cuisine of Penang island.

This tour delivers luxury all the way with a collection of first rate hotels that will capture the imagination of even the most seasoned traveler. From elegant world-class hotels in the center of one of the most dynamic cities in Asia, to the boutique cottages of a hillside rainforest retreat and a secluded island resort, you’ll experience the many faces of Malaysia in ultimate luxury. And your team of local guides will be on-hand to ensure a seamless experience. ... Show More »

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 2 Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur
    • Tour - Private - Cultural & Heritage Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 3 Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur
    • Tour - Private - Historical Malacca Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 4 Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands
    Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands
    • Transfer - Private - Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands
  • Day 5 Cameron Highlands
    Cameron Highlands
    • At Leisure
    • Tour - Private - The Mossy Forest Of Gunung Brinchang (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 6 Cameron Highlands to Penang
    Cameron Highlands to Penang
    • Transfer - Depart Cameron Highlands, Simpang Pulai and arrive Penang
    • Tour - Private - Scenic Night Tour (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 7 Penang
    Penang
    • Private - 1/2 Day Explore Georgetown (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 8 Penang to Langkawi
    Penang to Langkawi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Penang - Langkawi [(35 min)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Langkawi
    Langkawi
    • Tour - Private - Langkawi Island Tour (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Langkawi
    Langkawi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
Kensington Advantage
Personalized itinerary with private guide & driver. Award winning value.
  • Personalized itinerary that fits like a glove
  • Full attention of your own private guide & driver
  • In-country offices for 24/7 peace of mind
  • Multi-award winning
  • 30,000 delighted clients

With the inside track on the new, the old, the off-the-beaten track and the out-of-this-world, you won't find a more knowledgeable team of destination specialists.

Meet Our Experts
Curators of extraordinary experiences, you won't find a more skillful team.
30,000 Delighted Customers
"Kensington, you've done it again...perfection!"

Don't take our word for it.
Here's what our clients say.

"Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent."

Newsletter Subscription
Have our hand picked trips, news & specials delivered to you.
Thank you for signing up!

Your details have been received and processed successfully.

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*)

The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is a welcoming presence in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s business and shopping district. It is near major landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, as well as tourist sites. Set amidst lush greenery, the hotel is about first class hospitality, with the very best in comfort and sophisticated facilities. It has 101 custom designed and luxurious suites, the most in any hotel in the city. It’s a place for those who enjoy fine dining as the hotel’s top-notch restaurants offer Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese and French cuisines. There is a bar and grill to wine and dine and be entertained with music from live bands, and a Lobby Lounge for leisurely drinks, beverages and afternoon tea and cakes. Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is only a 45-minute drive from the KL International Airport. There is also easy access to the city via public transport systems, limousines and taxis.

Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur

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, Chinatown, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Central Market, Sze Yeh Temple, Jamek Mosque, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It is advised that you wear comfortable walking shoes, and a hat or cap. 

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*)
Jamek Mosque
Jamek Mosque

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur

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. Driver past the largest 17th century Chinese cemetery outside of China, located at Bukit Cina, 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
building which today house the Malacca Museum and government offices. Visit Christchurch before proceeding for a local lunch (included), and 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, viz – Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Take a stroll along Malacca’s Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca River.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel (5*)
Malaaca River
Malaaca River

Day 4: Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands

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 feet above sea level. Along the way, stop at Iskandar waterfalls and pass gurgling jungle streams. After lunch, your driver who is also your guide will take you on a tour of Cameron Highlands covering the Rose Garden, tea plantation, and vegetable farms. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.

Accommodation: The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands (4*)

The Lakehouse is an exclusive getaway in the natural beauty of the Cameron Highlands. Set in an area dubbed "The Valley of Eternal Spring", this idyllic country house sits atop a hill overlooking rolling hills and verdant woodlands. The fresh mountain air of Cameron Highlands has always offered a welcome respite from the tropical heat since the colonial days. This refreshing destination boasts of amazing tea plantation views and the great outdoors. It is a short distance from the towns of Tanah Rata and Ringlet, as well as within close proximity to many key attractions in Cameron Highlands. 

Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands
The Lakehouse
The Lakehouse

Day 5: Cameron Highlands

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Hop into a Land Rover cruising along the picturesque rolling tea garden toward 6,666 feet above sea level, The Gunung Brinchang. Listen to the guides 'tea talks' while enjoying breathtaking view of the tea garden of Malaysia that is known as Cameron Highlands. On clear days the drive up to the highest mountain accessible by road in South East Asia, one will be blessed with the magnificent view of the surrounding area. An interpretive walk with the nature guides into the Mossy Forest of Gunung will reveal some of the exotic floras on earth, like the Pitcher plant, Orchids, Primitive Ferns, Spices and Medicinal Plants. A short drive down from the mountain will bring you to the Sungei Palas 'Boh' Tea Factory. A factory tour will be conducted before you may appreciate the many varieties of tea offered at the Tea Shop.

Accommodation: The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands (4*)
Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands

Day 6: Cameron Highlands - Penang

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 before arriving on Penang island. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Watch this internationally renowned food paradise island comes alive at night. Begin your evening by tantalising your taste buds with a delicious Local Street Food. After dinner, take a short ride in our traditional Open Top Trishaw, a three wheeler transportation allowing you to explore the city of George Town in a more leisurely pace. Introduced in 1936, before the Second World War, the trishaw was a popular form of public transport. As you ride by, you will get to see the beautiful heritage buildings in a whole different light. Next, you will brought to the popular Local Night Market. The night market moves to a different venue every night, so you will be in for a surprise! You will be able to pick up
bargains and try more local food at the night market.

Accommodation: Eastern & Oriental Hotel (5*)

Situated in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel stands at the intersection of Farquhar Street and Penang Road. The hotel is 20 kilometres from the Penang International Airport and within walking distance from the food havens, shopping complexes, and entertainment outlets of downtown George Town. Take a walk to Fort Cornwallis, the City Hall and the Penang State Museum. Browse the shops, bazaars, and restaurants for great bargains and delicious treats, and discover temples, mosques, and churches in quiet little corners. The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place. For well over a century, this remarkable hotel - known simply as `The E&O' to generations of travelers - has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. In many ways, it has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island's history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveler's treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient.

Penang
Penang
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Day 7: Penang

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.

Accommodation: Eastern & Oriental Hotel (5*)
Wat Chayamangkalaram Entrance
Wat Chayamangkalaram Entrance

Day 8: Penang - Langkawi

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Transfer by plane from Penang to Langkawi. Flight time is approximately 35 minutes.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: The Datai (5*)

The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the island Langkawi in Malaysia. Located in a 10 million year old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay, awarded by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 beaches worldwide, the iconic property enchants with mesmerizing nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service. It’s 54 rooms, 40 villas, 16 suites and 14 beach villas offer views of the surrounding nature. The award-winning dining outlets pay homage to the exotic flavors and culinary tradition of the region. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools; an award-winning spa and Els Club Teluk Datai - the most scenic 18-hole golf course in Southeast Asia designed by the golf legend Ernie Els.

Langkawi
Langkawi
The Datai
The Datai

Day 9: Langkawi

Enjoy this fascinating tour that will take you through the urban and rural areas of legendary Langkawi. The journey begins with visit to a showcase of local cottage industry where you will witness that process of traditional batik painting using wax and dyes. Proceed to Makam Mahsuri where the legendary Mahsuri is laid to rest in a garden of traditional Malays House. Go up the second highest mountain in a cable a ride and get bird’s eye view of the island. Visit the Rice Garden, one of Langkawi’s Eco-tourism attractions, which is definitely not something you will expect to see in an island like Langkawi. Here, you will be able to see a long stretch of paddy field, infusing senses of freshness and at the same time, brings you closer to the nature. Apart from merely looking a the green paddy, visitors will also get the learn more about their specific species as those paddies are being named accordingly. Besides, scarecrows are also being placed in the middle of the field in order to make the scenery looks more like the actual one.

Accommodation: The Datai (5*)
Waterfall
Waterfall

Day 10: Langkawi

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Shangri-La Hotel (5*): Kuala Lumpur

The Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is a welcoming presence in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s business and shopping district. It is near major landmarks like the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, as well as tourist sites. Set amidst lush greenery, the hotel is about first class hospitality, with the very best in comfort and sophisticated facilities. It has 101 custom designed and luxurious suites, the most in any hotel in the city. It’s a place for those who enjoy fine dining as the hotel’s top-notch restaurants offer Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese and French cuisines. There is a bar and grill to wine and dine and be entertained with music from live bands, and a Lobby Lounge for leisurely drinks, beverages and afternoon tea and cakes. Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is only a 45-minute drive from the KL International Airport. There is also easy access to the city via public transport systems, limousines and taxis.

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur Lobby
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur Lobby

The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands (4*): Cameron Highlands

The Lakehouse is an exclusive getaway in the natural beauty of the Cameron Highlands. Set in an area dubbed "The Valley of Eternal Spring", this idyllic country house sits atop a hill overlooking rolling hills and verdant woodlands. The fresh mountain air of Cameron Highlands has always offered a welcome respite from the tropical heat since the colonial days. This refreshing destination boasts of amazing tea plantation views and the great outdoors. It is a short distance from the towns of Tanah Rata and Ringlet, as well as within close proximity to many key attractions in Cameron Highlands. 

The Lakehouse
The Lakehouse

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (5*): Penang

Situated in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel stands at the intersection of Farquhar Street and Penang Road. The hotel is 20 kilometres from the Penang International Airport and within walking distance from the food havens, shopping complexes, and entertainment outlets of downtown George Town. Take a walk to Fort Cornwallis, the City Hall and the Penang State Museum. Browse the shops, bazaars, and restaurants for great bargains and delicious treats, and discover temples, mosques, and churches in quiet little corners. The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place. For well over a century, this remarkable hotel - known simply as `The E&O' to generations of travelers - has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. In many ways, it has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island's history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveler's treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel Lobby
Eastern & Oriental Hotel Lobby

The Datai (5*): Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the island Langkawi in Malaysia. Located in a 10 million year old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay, awarded by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 beaches worldwide, the iconic property enchants with mesmerizing nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service. It’s 54 rooms, 40 villas, 16 suites and 14 beach villas offer views of the surrounding nature. The award-winning dining outlets pay homage to the exotic flavors and culinary tradition of the region. Leisure facilities include two swimming pools; an award-winning spa and Els Club Teluk Datai - the most scenic 18-hole golf course in Southeast Asia designed by the golf legend Ernie Els.

The Datai
The Datai
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Elizabeth W — June 24, 2015 — Asia

    Excellent trip. All of the guides were professional and top quality. We were able to see many sights due to their knowledge of the train system and they also taught us how to get around on our own. The guides also recommended places to see on our own time and all worth while. In addition they taught us local customs and foods that we needed to try in that region. Very helpful. Special day was with our guide on the Fish Market and sushi making tour, made sushi personally with her. She made it a very special day. Great tour for those who want guides but also some free time on our own. The guides were always on time, the transportation on time and everyone was so nice and helpful. We also appreciated not having to be in a large group of strangers and the one on one quality of the tour. Was not sure what to expect but the trip met all expectations and then some. Will use Kensington again and will refer friends.

  • Lynn m — June 18, 2015 — Asia

    We booked all accommodation ourselves so not rated on survey. Kensington did a perfect job for us customizing all our transportation needs at the airport, ferry, hotel or boat transfer. There was always someone waiting with a sing on the correct day, time and place. As well the guides we used were friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and spoke English well. Our travel consultant Marc Sison was excellent always prompt returning my call or email as well as making fabulous suggestions like going to Oslob to snorkel with the Whale Sharks, an absolute highlight of our trip. Our trip to the Philippines was primarily to snorkel and we were not disappointed, the water was warm and clear with lots of fish, coral, sea snakes, sting rays and even a couple of black tipped reef sharks. Of course there were turtles but we have seem many in our past snorkeling. This has created another way of traveling. Thanks! All the categories on the survey I rate as 10.

  • Maynard Fossum — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    My trip to China proved to be an outstanding experience. Each location provided excellent learning and entertainment opportunities. The country was very impressive both in its deep history and in the huge modernization that has taken place in recent decades. The tour guides at each location were well informed and able to answer questions while also offering detailed information at all sites. It was a pleasure to be so well taken care of. The guides and drivers were always helpful. The meals on the tour were delicious and varied. I was pleased with the choice of restaurants. The hotels were comfortable and well located. I will recommend Kensington Tours.

  • FayeLaing — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    I was a bit nervous about visiting Myanmar. Thanks to the outstanding help and planning via Kensington Tours, everything went off without a hitch!! It was a fantastic experience, that I would recommend to anyone with a spirit of adventure.

  • Craig Gelman — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent.

  • Ruth Reinhard — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic!!!Each guide and driver gave us so much information and were so helpful. They made sure that they took good care of our well being and requests. My husband, who we all call "the reluctant traveler" said, halfway through the trip, where are we going next? He said if he can go with Kensington then he will go anyplace. Thanks for making our trip to China a memorable experience.

  • SixtoCastenada Jr. — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    100% satisfied! We had a wonderful trip. Our travel adviser, Tony Newman put together a tour that included everywhere we wanted to visit and within our very limited time frame. Conrad, who booked our transportation was very professional. The tour guides, hotel accommodations and transportation arrangements were all excellent. We will be using Kensington Tours again!

  • TerryCreighton — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip that Kensington arranged for us - even at short notice. The itinerary was perfectly planned, full of extra activities like riding an elephant and a water buffalo cart ride. The guides were wonderful in all the places we went and the travel was easy between locations. Vietnam is a wonderful destination and Angkor Wat is amazing too. We loved the overnight on the boat in Halong Bay and the train ride to Sapa. The day we spent trekking between indigenous villages in the mountains of Sapa was one of the most interesting days of my life! We have travelled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken.

  • Olive Ramchand — June 03, 2014 — Asia

    I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.

    Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)

  • Jeanne Tarvin — April 21, 2014 — Asia

    The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

Kensington Tours is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring you have a positive experience on our website. You can read our complete Privacy Policy here. You can Contact Us here.

National Geographic Traveler : 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2014 Travel + Leisure : World's Best Award 2014 Family National Geographic Traveler : 50 Tours of a Lifetime