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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, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Pangkor Laut
Best for: Beach, Highlights, Honeymoon
A great option for couples and honeymooners, this relaxing itinerary takes in the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur, a stately retreat in the Cameron Highlands and a luxurious private island off Malaysia’s west coast.
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Experience the diversity of the Malay peninsula in comfort and style on this relaxed and varied 11 night itinerary. Starting with an intimate city retreat in Malaysia’s bustling capital, you head into the Cameron Highlands to stroll through the undulating hills, visit tea plantations and relax amidst the stunning rural scenery. Next, soak up some local culture in Penang before heading to a private beach resort and spa off the west coast to offer a relaxing end to this romantic adventure.
Days 1 - 3 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Stay at Villa Samadhi for 2 nights
Upon arrival in Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in the city. Enjoy a private guided tour of the city ancient and modern relics the following day, taking in both historic treasures and modern masterpieces. Highlights include the iconic Petronas Towers, the extravagant Sultan Abdul Samad Building and King’s Palace. 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. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before being taken back to your hotel.
Days 3 - 5 : Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Stay at Cameron Highlands Resort for 2 nights
On the morning of day three, you will be collected from your hotel and driven approximately four hours to the Cameron Highlands, with a short stop made on route at the remarkable Batu Caves just outside of Kuala Lumpur. Spend the next day explore the rural delights of this region, touring local tea plantations, visiting a strawberry farm and taking some time to enjoy the spoils of your hotel as you soak up the picturesque scenery.
Days 5 - 7 : Penang, Malaysia
Stay at Eastern & Oriental Hotel for 2 nights
Today, you will be collected from your hotel and driven to Penang, with stops at various interesting sights along the way including interest Perak Cave Temple and Iskandariah Palace. The next day, embark on a private guided tour of Penang island, stopping by fruit farms, journeying through charming villages and visiting the UNESCO listed George Town and the its historic and cultural treasures.
Days 7 - 12 : Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Stay at Pangkor Laut Resort for 5 nights
On the morning of day seven you will travel by road and speedboat to Pangkor Laut, a beach and spa resort tucked away amongst a private rainforest clad island off Malaysia’s west coast. The next five days are at your leisure to spend as you wish. Relax on the pristine sands, take a refreshing top in the swimming pool, enjoy candlelit dinners on the beach or indulge in luxurious treatments at the spa. The more adventurous can enjoy a range of water sports or join the resort’s resident naturalist on his daily rainforest treks in search of local wildlife. On the morning of day 12, you will take a short speedboat back to the mainland before continuing to the airport in time for your flight back 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.
A Heritage Tour of Georgetown
An extensive half day tour experiencing all the sights and sound of exotic Penang Island.
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.
Countryside of Penang 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 Fruit Farm and Village Tour
Uncover Penang’s enchanting beauty on a tour of the island, stopping by fruit farms and exploring the countryside by bike.
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.
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.
From $2661 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfast
Excursions and activities as listed 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.