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Malaysia is one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in Asia, with a subtle and harmonious mix of the Chinese, Indian and Malay population interacting with each other to make Malaysia a fantastic country to visit. From its abundant wildlife, incredible National Parks, stunning beaches, rich history, colonial architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lush tea plantations. Experience incredible marine life, warm and friendly people, and the most delicious food in all of Asia.
Over the course of a hundred years Kuala Lumpur has transformed itself from a small tin-mining town of just a few houses to Malaysia’s most populous global city and cosmopolitan capital. It is an exciting and ever expanding modern metropolis with stylish new towers springing up alongside the colonial style buildings of days past. A colourful blend of the old and the new, Kuala Lumpur offers travellers a vibrant mix of historic monuments, awe-inspiring sky scrapers, deliciously diverse street food and plush mega-malls.
Penang’s richly-woven history and melting pot of cultures have transformed it into one of Asia’s foremost gastronomic destinations. Here’s a guide to our favourite local street-food delicacies to sample during your stay…
Tioman is one of Malaysia’s unsung islands. This teardrop shaped dot in the ocean is a tapestry of tropical rainforest and pristine beaches lapped by the emerald green waters of the South China Sea. Without a doubt, this sought after destination, nestled off the east coast of Malaysia, is amongst the most beautiful islands in the world. Spanning a little under forty kilometres from north to south, Tioman might be small but it is mighty, considered a haven for barefoot luxury, scuba diving and spectacular trekking.
Kuala Lumpur, Taman Negara, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Langkawi
Best for: Highlights, Honeymoon
Discover the highlights of the Malay Peninsula on this 14 night itinerary, taking in the cosmopolitan buzz of KL, the jungles of Taman Negara, historic Penang, the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands and the sun-soaked beaches of Langkawi.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
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Ideal for first time visitors to the peninsular, this two-week itinerary offers a varied introduction to the highlights of the Malay Peninsula. Starting in Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital to discover iconic sites and hidden treasures, you head into the steamy jungles of Taman Negara National Park to spot an array of wildlife species before exploring the emerald valleys and tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands. It is then time to soak up Malaysia’s unique cultural blend in Penang before finishing on the tropical beaches of Langkawi.
Days 1 - 4 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Stay at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur for 3 nights
Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. Explore the highlights of the city the next day with a private guide, exploring historic sites, bustling markets and the iconic Petronas Towers. Your second day in the city takes you to the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur to visit the Batu Caves, a remarkable limestone outcrop that is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. Be sure to take a stroll along Petaling Street, a street renowned for its delicious street food stalls.
Days 4 - 6 : Taman Negara, Malaysia
Stay at Mutiara Taman Negara for 2 nights
On the morning of day four, you will be collected from your hotel and driven to Taman Negara National Park. Over the next two days, enjoy light rainforest treks, jungle night walks, visiting a series of small waterfalls at Lata Bekoh and walking along the resort’s canopy walkway to spot wildlife hiding in the jungle below.
Days 6 - 8 : Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Stay at Cameron Highlands Resort for 2 nights
From Taman Negara, take a short boat to Kuala Tahan where you driver will meet you and transfer you to the Cameron Highlands, a former British hill station over 1,500 metres above sea level known for its world-renowned tea. Spend the following day exploring the rural beauty of this hill resort, touring tea plantations, visiting a strawberry farm, enjoying leisurely strolls through the hills and taking some time to soak up the picturesque scenery.
Days 8 - 11 : Penang, Malaysia
Stay at 23LoveLane for 3 nights
On the morning of day eight, it is time to swap to the lush scenery of the Cameron Highlands for the thriving cultural hotspot of Penang, and its historic capital of George Town. Enjoy a guided tour of this captivating island the following day, stopping by fruit farms, journeying through villages and exploring the cultural and historic highlights of UNESCO listed George Town.
Day 11 : Flight from Penang to Langkawi
Days 11 - 15 : Langkawi, Malaysia
Stay at Casa del Mar Langkawi for 4 nights
The final stop on this classic Malaysia adventure is Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands resting in the sparkling blue waters of the Andaman Sea, just a 30 minute flight from Penang. One of Malaysia’s most popular island getaways, the islands of Langkawi are home to white sand beaches, wildlife-rich rainforests, charming towns and seas brimming with marine life. Your time here is free to spend as you wish. Enjoy snorkelling excursions, an array of water sports, island tours, taking the cable car up Mount Mat Chinchang or simply relaxing on the beach and enjoying the spoils of your hotel. On day 15, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your flight home.
When to go
Langkawi has a coastal tropical climate year round, with temperatures ranging from 23°C in the early parts of the year to 34°C towards the end of the year. The wet monsoon season is from April to October making the best time to visit from November to March. The rain starts falling the whole month of June. If you are wary of crowd the try to avoid the Malaysian school holidays as the island becomes very busy during these periods.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Forgotten Trails of KL City
Explore behind the scenes of modern-day Kuala Lumpur discovering the forgotten trails hidden behind the allure of the city’s skyscrapers.
Historical George Town Tour
Take an extensive tour to view the sights of George Town on Penang Island, gaining a great insight into Malaysian culture and heritage.
Langkawi Village Cycling
Explore Langkawi Island, experiencing the local attractions and the island's beauty by bicycle with your private guide.
A Heritage Walking Tour - Penang
Stroll around Georgetown, a UNESCO World heritage site, discovering the many sights and experiencing the town’s liveliness as you stop by the Spice Markets.
Kuala Lumpur City Tour
Discover the charm of Kuala Lumpur, exploring both the old and new on this captivating half-day tour of the city’s highlights.
George Town by Bicycle
Explore the local township of Balik Pulau and the surrounding countryside on this bicycle tour. Witness daily life, local traditions and sensational scenery as you journey around the Penang Countryside.
Little India Heritage Stroll - Kuala Lumpur
Get to grips with Little India, experiencing the culture and traditions whilst visiting the many Indian heritage sites on this half day heritage tour.
Penang Grand Tour
Uncover Penang’s enchanting beauty on a tour of the island, stopping by fruit farms, a butterfly farm and the historic Georgetown and its famous sights.
Eating Asia - Heritage Walk
Explore historic Georgetown, strolling the lively markets and sampling local Malaysian delicacies set amongst the backdrop of temples.
Penang By Night With Dinner - Pasar Malam Night Market
Visit Pasar Malam night market for an insight into authentic Asia and enjoy the evening strolling the stalls.
Petaling Street Heritage Food Walk
Sample the tradition and heritage of the local cuisine and its diverse flavours whilst wandering Petaling Street.
Kampong Tour (Fireflies)
Enjoy an evening taking in rural Malaysia in Kuala Selangor, savouring a Chinese seafood dinner before taking to the river to gaze upon the magnificent firefly lined riverbanks.
Batu Caves and Royal Selangor Pewter Tour
Spend a morning or afternoon marvelling at the remarkable limestone Batu caves and the temples within, including a statue of Hindu God Lord Murguan.
Cameron Highlands Tour
Explore the highlights of Malaysia's central highlands including a visit to a tea plantation and a local market.
Full Day Taman Negara
Enjoy a day in Taman Negara, one of the world's oldest tropical rainforests.
Mount Mat Chinchang Tour & Black Sand Beach
Scale the heights of Mount Mat Chinchang in a cable car, taking in the breath-taking views as you reach the top before heading to Black Sand Beach and the Handicraft Centre of Langkawi.
Penang Pickles, Spices and Cooking
Spend a morning expanding your palette with a local chef, wandering the street markets and practising your hand in traditional Malay style cooking.
Langkawi Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Finish your day cruising between the islands of Langkawi, admiring the sunset of the horizon with cocktail in hand and a barbecue on board a yacht.
Half Day Langkawi Tour
Tour Cenang on this half day trip, learning about the city’s history and culture whilst visiting important cultural sites such as the Mahsuri Tomb.
From $2820 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfast
Excursions and activities as listed
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.