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10 DAYS CONTRASTING MALAYSIA

  • Destination: Malaysia
  • Duration: 10 days

10 DAYS CONTRASTING MALAYSIA Highlight Put Round Trip highlight here Day 01 Arrival – Kuala Lumpur Upon arrival to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on own activities. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur. Day 02 Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Selangor – Kuala Lumpur After breakfast depart for […]

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10 DAYS CONTRASTING MALAYSIA
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Day 01 Arrival – Kuala Lumpur Upon arrival to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on own activities. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 02 Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Selangor – Kuala Lumpur After breakfast depart for a city tour to discover the beauty of an old and new Kuala Lumpur. Petronas Twin Towers, China Town, Masjid Jamek, old and new Royal King’s Palace, Thean Hou Temple, National Monument, National Mosque, Railway Administrative building and Independence Square, City Gallery.After the city tour you will have time to relax and lunch on your own till 4pm when you will depart
towards Kuala Selangor. Upon arrival visit Kota Melawati formerly known as Fort Altingsburg. The second king of Selangor had a fortress constructed on Melawati Hill to protect the state from intruders. From the top of the ruined fort, you will have a great view of the famous Straits of Malacca. If you are lucky, you may spot silver-leaf monkeys which roam around in the area. In the fort there is also an old lighthouse that was built by the British for ships passing through the straits to use as a navigation guide. Along the Selangor River, thousands of fireflies put on a dazzling display of lights, with their synchronous flickering which resembles twinkling Christmas tree lights in the darkness of the night. Enjoy the wonder of nature with its night serenity during the boat trip, before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 03 Kuala Lumpur – Batu Caves – Cameron Highlands Depart from Kuala Lumpur after breakfast and head towards Cameron Highlands, Highland located at 1542 meters above sea level and noted for its tea plantations and cool temperature. En route, stop at Batu Caves where a flight of 272 steps leads up to the sacred Hindu temple cave where the shrine of Hindu deity, Lord Murugah is located. Another cave, called the Museum Cave is filled with images of deities and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures.
Before reaching the highlands, visit a basket-making stall, the Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native Orang Asli settlement. Upon arrival enjoy the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful mountainous scenery. Since the discovery of the Cameron Highlands by William Cameron in 1885,the highlands have not only been transformed into temperate farms but they have also become a popular destination for local and foreign holidaymakers. Visit Boh Plantation, Malaysia’s largest tea producer to observe the processing of black tea. After a tea break we will visit the local market place, vegetable farms, flower gardens and a strawberry park. Overnight in Cameron Highlands.
Day 04 Cameron Highlands – Caving And White Water Rafting in Gopeng – Ipoh After breakfast we depart from Cameron Highlands for Ipoh and stop on the way at Tempurung Cave for an exhilarating “soft” caving adventure. This is a great experience for people of all ages as its dome ceiling resembles a coconut shell (thus the name Gua Tempurung – gua means cave and tempurung means coconut shell in Bahasa Malaysia). A stroll through the cave, then we crawl,slide, climb to encounter many interesting and beautiful rock formations. The limestone caves were formed some 400 million years ago. After this amazing cave experience, we head towards a splashing time in the river near Kampar. You wouldn’t want to miss taking this memorable adventure through the rainforest. We white water raft along the cool, clear river with cascading rapids that’s suitable for first-time and novice rafters. Overnight in Ipoh.
Day 05 Ipoh – Kuala Kangsar – Kuala Sepetang – Bukit Merah Following breakfast we depart from Ipoh and visit the Perak Tong Cave Temple just out of the city. Our next stop is the royal town of Kuala Kangsar for some time to photograph the exterior of Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Kenangan Palace which showcase some of Malaysia’s most striking architecture. Proceed further to the fishing village of Kuala Sepetang which has what are considered Malaysia’s best-managed mangrove forests. They serve a very important ecological role in protecting the coastline from erosion. In addition, Kuala Sepetang produces the bulk of the nation’s top quality mangrove charcoal which is so important for cooking such delicacies as satay. We visit a charcoal kiln where charcoal is produced and enjoy the novelty of walking through natural mangrove forests on a boardwalk. We will also see the first railway station in Malaysia built in 1885. This served as a link between this village and the interior and was used to transportation ore in the early days of the nation’s tin boom. We travel through the mangroves and along a river estuary on a boat cruise. Along the way, we will observe the daily activities and life of the coastal fishing folk and if we are lucky, we will see dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Check into your resort and the rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Bukit Merah.AR MALAYSIA ROUNDTRIP
Day 06 Bukit Merah – Taiping – Belum Valley We depart for Belum Valley after breakfast. On the way we stop in Taiping which was once the Perak State capital during the booming tin-mining industry in the 19th century. Taiping was a pioneer in many fields, achieving many “firsts” in the country. Visit the Taiping Lake Garden said to be Malaysia’s most beautiful lake garden. The tranquillity, beautiful lake view and misty mountain
scenery will provide a memorable experience. Delight in visiting the oldest zoo in the country where you can experience the sights and sounds of some of Malaysia’s native animals in a natural setting of streams, lakes and abundance of flora. Drive northeast via Gerik to Banding Island in the Belum district. Along the way we will visit the Lenggong Valley Museum the site of the oldest recorded place of human activity in Peninsular Malaysia. The district of Lenggong can be likened to an open-air museum, and is home to legends, skeletons, cave drawings and precious finds such as jewellery, pottery, weapons and stone tools belong to ancient human communities that lived and hunted in this area. Upon arrival in Belum Rainforest Resort we check in and the rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Belum.
Day 07 Belum Valley After breakfast at 8.30am proceed for a tour of Belum Valley, an area rich in fauna and flora and of great importance to Malaysia’s national heritage. This last frontier of Peninsular Malaysia beckons
adventurous travellers for its natural beauty. From Banding Island situated on Temenggor Lake, we will take a boat ride for a tour of the aboriginal villages. Here we can observe and mingle with the Orang Asli people (this means ‘the original people’) who belong to the Jahai and Temiar tribes.
We will have the opportunity to trek through the rainforest and with some luck, see in the wilderness Rafflesia the world’s largest flower. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Try your luck fishing (note: fishing rod and equipment are available for rent) – who knows, you might catch a famous Toman (snake head fish). Belum is a wonderful and remote place to simply relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Overnight in Belum.
Day 08 Belum Valley – Alor Star – Penang After an early breakfast we depart to Alor Star – the capital of Malaysia’s oldest Malay Sultanate and considered the ‘rice bowl’ of Malaysia. Upon arrival, we visit the bustling Pekan Rabu or Wednesday Market (which interestingly, is open daily). Proceed to the Alor Star Tower, the second tallest communication tower in Malaysia and at 165.5m is ranked the 19th tallest in the world. The tower’s platform allows visitors to enjoy a panoramic view across the Strait of Malacca and over vast expanses of padi fields. Take an enjoyable break in the clouds. We also visit Masjid Zahir, one of the grandest and most beautiful mosques in Malaysia. It incorporates elegant Moorish design in its five black domes and slender minarets. Opposite the mosque, is the Balai Besar or Balai Penghadapan (audience hall) with an impressive wooden edifice embodying some aspects of Thai architecture. On the other far end is Balai Nobat, a unique building that houses the sacred instruments of royal orchestra. We will also visit the Kedah Royal Museum. Proceed to the Rice Museum (Muzium Padi) to learn how Kedah produces the largest rice harvest in the country. There are several galleries in the museum, one of which has a panoramic mural with an interesting 3D-effect that explains the importance of rice to the people of Malaysia. Proceed to Penang, where you will arrive in the evening hours. Overnight in Georgetown.
Day 09 Penang After breakfast depart for a half day city tour to discover culture and heritage of Georgetown which was officially declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Included in the tour is a visit to the ornate Kek Lok Si Temple built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in South East Asia and is known as the Temple of the 1,000 Buddhas. Then we proceed to Fort Cornwallis which was the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786. He arrived to start the first British colony in Penang. The tour continues with a visit to the water village of the Clan Jetties at Weld Quay, so named as residents of each jetty share similar surname. We next take you along Pitt Street, also known as the ‘Street of Harmony’ as churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples have existed along the same street in harmony side by side for centuries. We also visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan house and enjoy a breezy trishaw ride; still popular mode of transport in Georgetown. The afternoon is free in own activities. Overnight in Georgetown.
Day 10 Penang – Onwards After breakfast free and easy till your departure transfer to Penang International Airport.
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