14 days from £1,621* per person Saving you £264 per person*
This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.
Day 1 Arrival in Kuala Lumpur – Malacca
You’ll be welcomed at Kuala Lumpur Airport and taken to your first hotel in Malacca.
Day 2 Malacca
Take a guided tour of the city’s key sights, including St Paul’s Hill, Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Jonkers Street, known for its antiques and handicrafts. In the evening, board a boat for a river cruise giving you the back view of traditional Malaccan houses.
Day 3 Malacca – Kuala Lumpur
Head back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s exciting capital city. Check in to your hotel then join your guide for an afternoon tour of cosmopolitan KL. Highlights include the National Monument, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the King’s Palace and the Islamic Art Museum.
Day 4 Kuala Lumpur
Follow your guide to Kuala Lumpur’s landmark skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers, where you’ll ascend to the 86th floor and view the city laid out before you.
Next, set off to the Batu Caves, a complex of caves and temples within a limestone hill. You’ll climb 272 steps up to the entrance to the main cave. It’s particularly atmospheric here over the Thaipusam Festival. Visit a workshop to see craftsmen at work on Royal Selangor pewter items, then take the afternoon to explore KL further at your leisure.
Day 5 Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands
Travel up into the Cameron Highlands to the town of Tanah Rata. Settle into your hotel and enjoy the peace of your new surroundings.
Day 6 Cameron Highlands
Start the day with a visit to a tea plantation to learn about the refining process and taste some of the tea produced here. You’ll also get a chance to browse the local fruit and veg market and try out the nature trails on your doorstep.
Day 7 Cameron Highlands – Penang
Depart for Ipoh to see its famous cave temples, then stop off at the orangutan island at Bukit Merah Laketown, where baby orangutans are cared for. Board the ferry to Penang Island and check in to your next hotel.
Day 8 Penang
Take a walking tour of Penang’s colonial district, George Town, and see its range of British colonial features, including monuments, commercial streets lined with trading company buildings and the Christian cemetery.
Day 9 Penang
Visit the Tropical Spice Garden to see its massive collection of local and imported plants, including many tropical herbs and spices.
It’s time to put your new herb and spice knowledge to use with a class in Malaysian cooking. You’ll extract your own coconut milk direct from the coconut and learn how to create an authentic seafood curry, stir-fried flat rice noodles with prawns and a dessert of bubur cha-cha. Naturally, you’ll get to taste your dishes at the end.
Day 10 Penang – Langkawi
Board the ferry to Langkawi, where you’ll be met and accompanied to your next hotel.
Day 11-13 Langkawi
Spend a few days enjoying island life and taking advantage of the local attractions, such as the Oriental Village and the Langkawi cable car.
Day 14 Depart Langkawi
Bid farewell to this tropical paradise – it’s time to catch your flight home.
*Prices are based on private arrangements (not lower priced escorted tours with set dates). Quality three star accommodation is quoted here (unless mentioned otherwise), with breakfast included and other meals where mentioned. Mostly private transfers with an English speaking driver/guide and all activities mentioned, with top guides, are included. Domestic flights and transport all included from Day 1 to end point. Can be tailored to your needs, so prices could be lower for budget arrangements or higher for luxury.
International flight is not included