10 nights private tour
Price from: £2199pp
Kuala Lumpur 1 night
Cameron Highlands 1 night
Pangkor 2 nights
Penang 2 nights
Kota Bahru 1 night
Kuala Terengganu 1 night
Kuantan 2 nights
Day 1: Fly to Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2 Kuala Lumpur: On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3 Kuala Lumpur/Cameron Highlands: Depart KL this morning and travel by road to the Cameron Highlands, a former weekend retreat during the British colonial rule. Enroute, stop at the famous Batu Caves, enjoy lunch at Tapah and also see the Lata Iskandar Waterfall. On arrival this afternoon visit the tea plantation and vegetable markets before an evening visit to the township of Tanah Rata (approx 128 miles/3 hours drive).
Day 4 Cameron Highlands/Pangkor Island: This morning visit an Aboriginal settlement and the Sam Poh Tong cave temple in GunungRapat. After lunch you’ll stop at Kuala Kangsar, an attractive royal town to visit the Ubudiah Mosque and the Iskandariah Palace. Continue to Pangkor’s jetty and transfer by ferry and onwards by road to your hotel (approx 139 miles/4½ hours drive).
Day 5 Pangkor Island: You’re treated to an island tour with stops at temples, boat building yards and Malay fishing villages. Later, you have time to rest and relax.
Day 6 Pangkor/Penang: At leisure before taking the ferry back across to the mainland and continuing by road to Penang, with lunch en route. Later this evening head to a traditional Peranakan restaurant where you’ll get to try a variety of dishes (approx 113 miles/3 hours drive).
Day 7 Penang: A day to explore the delights of George Town. This morning, wander through Little India, perhaps visit Joss Maker to learn the process of making joss sticks, admire the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, and experience the hustle and bustle of the Spice Market. After lunch at a traditional banana leaf restaurant explore George Town’s inner enclave beginning with the Kuan Yin Temple. Continue on to the Kapitan Kling Mosque, Cannon Square and Sun Yat Sen Museum. As day slips into night board a trishaw and sit back whilst taking in the sights, smells and sounds of old George Town before ending the night at an outdoor hawker stand, eating as the locals do.
Day 8 Penang/Kota Bahru: Depart this morning for a scenic drive to Kota Bahru.The road cuts through mountain ranges and has breathtaking views of tropical rainforest, rubber and oil palm plantations and a vast lake. There are photo stops along the way and lunch is at a local restaurant. Arrive Kota Bahru this afternoon (approx 211 miles/5½ hours drive).
Day 9 Kota Bahru/Kuala Terengganu: Begin with a visit to the Central Market for a stroll amidst the bustle and colourful stalls. Afterwards, continue along the coastal roads towards Kuala Terengganu, stopping enroute to visit Pulau Duyung Besar, the largest island in the estuary (approx 103 miles/3 hours drive).
Day 10 Kuala Terengganu/Kuantan: During today’s journey you’ll visit fishing villages, brassware and weaving cottage industries, and the Turtle Museum. On arrival in Kuantan the rest of the day is at leisure (approx 145 miles/2¾ hours drive).
Day 11 Kuantan: Travel to Pekan stopping to view some of the exclusive residences of the royal family and the Summer Palace of the Sultan (external viewing only). Visit the Watercraft Gallery which houses traditional river crafts including dug-outs and bamboo houseboats. At the State Museum, trace the heritage line of the Sultan of Pahang. Finally, spend time at Pulau Keladi.
Day 12 Kuantan/Kuala Lumpur: Travel by road back to Kuala Lumpur for your onward journey (approx 142 miles/3 hours drive).
Accommodation: 5* Pullman KL City Centre, Kuala Lumpur; 4* Strawberry Park Resort, Cameron Highlands, 3* Tiger Rock Pangkor Island; 3* Vouk Hotel, Penang; 3* Hotel Perdana, Kota Bahru; 3* Primula Beach, Kuala Terengganu & 4* Swiss Garden Resort, Kuantan.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch. Dinner is also included on days 5, 6 & 7.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights, transfers between the airport and your hotels, shared boat transfer to/from Pangkor Island, accommodation, services of an English speaking guide, sightseeing as stated and entrance fees.
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