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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.
Malaysia City and Beach
Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor Laut
Best for: Family, Highlights, Honeymoon
Combining the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur with an island retreat off Malaysia’s west coast, this week long itinerary offers a fantastic combination of culture and relaxation.
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This seven night itinerary is ideal for first time visitors to the Malay Peninsula, particularly those short on time. Over the span of just 8 days, this classic city and beach itinerary takes in the iconic sites and bustling markets of Kuala Lumpur, the sacred Batu Caves, and a relaxing beach retreat off Malaysia’s west coast to while away the days indulging in pampering treatments, unwinding on the pristine shores or enjoying a range of watersports.
Days 1 - 4 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Stay at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur for 3 nights
Upon arrival in Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city. Spend the following day exploring the towering skyscrapers, historic monuments and vibrant markets the city is known for, not forgetting a walk down Petaling Street to sample some of its renowned local street food. Following this, venture into Chow Kit Market, home to one of the largest wet markets and where housewives and hawkers haggle over prices. Walk into the heart of the action and explore where the Chinese, Malays and Indian traders have set up their poultry, beef, flowers, seafood and fruit stalls.Then discover Little India as you walk past the jewellery and saree shops. Visit the beautiful Masjid Jamek mosque and then continue to Chinatown and admire a Chinese Temple, and an Indian Temple. Finish the tour with a visit to a traditional Chinese Tea House in Chinatown. Your second full day in the city takes you to the outskirts of the city to the Batu Caves, a remarkable limestone outcrop visited by thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year.
Days 4 - 8 : Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Stay at Pangkor Laut Resort for 4 nights
On the morning of day four, you will be driven approximately three hours to Marina Island Pangkor followed by a short fifteen-minute speed boat to Pangkor Laut, a luxury beach resort off Malaysia’s west coast. The next three days are at your leisure to enjoy the spoils of the resort. Unwind on the pristine sands, indulge in spa treatments, try a range of water sports or even accompany the expert naturalist as he embarks on his daily trek into the island’s rainforested interior in search of local wildlife. On day eight, you will be collected from Pangkor Laut Resort and transferred back to Kuala Lumpur airport in time for your flight home.
When to go
Malaysia’s west coast boasts a warm tropical climate, with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. The driest months are from December to March, particularly good times to enjoy the islands of Penang, Langkawi or Pangkor when the sun is shining and there is only occasionally rainfall. The rains arrive in April and last until October, with thunderstorms typically occurring in the afternoon. However, these are usually brief and can offer a welcome relief from the humidity during the hotter months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From $1646 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfast
Activites and excursions as noted throughout the itinerary.
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.