Experience: Cultural, Historical, UNESCO
Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations
Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation
Group Type: Standard group
Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world
Activity Level: Easy
Perfect for any fitness level
Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations
What is included in the tour
- Transport during the tour
- Accommodation (Twin OR Triple share only, Superior room type)
- Local guides - English speaker
- Information services
- Daily breakfast, except Day 1
- Entrance fee
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal expenses
- Visa, consulate fees or any other formalities
- Any Airfare
- • Discover Malaysia’s natural beauty along this trip
- • View the country’s breathtaking landscape
- • Travel through Cameron Highlands to Penang
- • Visit heritage places in Penang
- • Experience the colourful market in Kota Bharu and panaromic view of Kuala Terengganu
- • See the making of Malay's traditional crafts like keris, tekat, batik, songket and boat in Kuala Kangsar.
Day 01 : Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands (220 km)
Depart by 8:30am for Cameron Highland located at 1542 meters above sea level and noted for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Stop on the way for a visit to see the cottage industry of basket weaving followed by Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Immerse in the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful scenery. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm.
Tips: Tea factory operation is closed on Monday and public holidays.
Hotel: Strawberry Park Resort or similar
Day02 : Cameron Highlands – Penang (330 km)
Early morning set off to Penang.
Stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar to appreciate the mesmerizing Ubudiah Mosque, the attractive Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan which was built without a single nail. The visits of these three interesting sites are from the outside. Discover interesting handicrafts of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar by embarking on a river cruise amidst a rustic ambiance that is rich in history with live narration. Disembark to visit the unique process of keris (dagger) making, a dying art. Synonymous with the Malay culture and way of life, the keris is a status symbol for Malay Royalties and Dignitaries. Witness a demonstration of Tekat making, where gold threads are intricately embroidered into velvet cushions, an item previously reserved only for the Royalties. Lastly visit the Labu Sayong Center where unique shaped pots are made with deft hands and creative inspirations mostly by womenfolk. The cool water from the pots is believed to have healing properties. Cross over to Penang, better known as the “Pearl of the Orient” via one of the longest bridge in the world.
Keris and Tekat Making are cottage industry craft making activities operated by villagers as part of family tradition. The visiting hours varies from time to time and will not be available during the fasting month, local public holidays or if any family occasions take place on the visiting day.
Hotel: Bayview Beach Resort or similar
Day03 : Discovery Tour of Georgetown, Penang
0900AM, depart from hotel for a City, Culture, and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been official declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit the third longest reclining Buddha figure in the world followed by Kek Lok Si Temple, also known as Temple of 1000 Buddhas, that was built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in SouthEast Asia. Next we visit Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786 when he arrived to start the first British colony in Penang. The tour carries on 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”. Here churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples are built along the same street in harmonious existence side by side for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride, a still popular mode of transport in Georgetown. Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. In the late evening, you can explore the nightlife along Batu Ferringhi, Penang style! Overnight.
Hotel: Bayview Beach Resort or similar
Day04 : Penang – Kota Bharu (400 km)
Depart at 8:30am, traveling west to east overland across Peninsular Malaysia through the main mountain range, which offers breathtaking views of the dense tropical rain forest whilst journeying through villages and plantations.
En route, we will make a photo stop on Banding Island with its scenic view of the famous Temenggor lake, which is good spot for a lunch break (not inclusive in tour price) or enjoying the scenery of the calm picturesque lake surrounded by the grand and immense tropical rainforest in the background. Further, on, we will stop at the highest mountain point on this route, 1050 meters above sea level overlooking Thailand and Malaysian border, offering a breathtaking view of the famous Titiwangsa mountain range with its dense tropical rainforest. Continue to Kota Bharu, Kelantan and check in upon arrival. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Hotel: Grand Renai Hotel or similar
Day05 : Kota Bharu – Kuala Terengganu (170 km)
At 8:30am, we start the day with a visit to the famous and colorful wet market of Kota Bharu and the traditional cottage industries such as silver handicraft and songket weaving. We continue our visit to traditional Wau (kite) making.
Thereafter, drive along the scenic coastline southward towards Kuala Terengganu, tasting some keropok, the very popular local chips made of fish or prawn. This is followed with witnessing trained monkey plucking coconuts before we head to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Free and easy day at own leisure.
Hotel: Felda Residence or similar
Day06 : Terengganu – End. Option Island Stay
After breakfast we'll check out and say farewell.
you have the option to stay in some of the many beautiful islands of Terengganu, Redang Island, Besar Island and Tenggol Island.