Pair KL's ancient cultures and cutting-edge modernity with the luxuries of a private-island retreat
- Examine Kuala Lumpur's cultural mix with two days of independent exploration
- Head to the coast for a stay on the private island of Pangkor Laut
- Relax with spa treatments amid a two-million-year-old rainforest setting
- Explore with optional excursions ranging from deep-sea fishing to guided jungle treks
- 2 Nights Kuala Lumpur
- 5 Nights Pangkor Laut
Beach | History & culture | Honeymoon | Spa
Between the ancient rainforests and pristine beaches of a private-island retreat and the multicultural bustle of the country's capital, this two-centre tour reveals the very best of Malaysia's culture and coast. Begin with a five-star stay in Kuala Lumpur, set to a backdrop of faded colonial grandeur and architecture founded in the city's strong Islamic roots. A cultural crossroads, it's a city home to Arabs, Chinese, Indians and Malays, where thronging market stalls line the same busy streets as 21st-century high-rises and designer boutiques look out to incense-filled temples. Explore it all at your own pace before a scenic drive and ferry hop brings you to your private-island paradise - Pangkor Laut. Here, ancient rainforests and shimmering white sands set the scene for days of sun-soaked spa relaxation and activities ranging from snorkelling trips to island-hopping adventures.
Day by day itinerary
Enjoy included VIP lounge access before your overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Arrive into Malaysia's modern capital, where you'll be met for a private transfer to the welcome luxuries your modern boutique hotel, set amid the city's downtown bustle. Home to a fascinating mix of peoples and cultures, KL is a beguiling mix of mosques, markets and museums, all framed by 21st-century skyscrapers, designer shops and some of Southeast Asia's best hotels and restaurants. You'll have a full day to explore its many highlights, perhaps taking in the view from the iconic Petronas Towers or haggling for souvenirs at any one of a number of bustling markets. The food here is exceptional, with a world-spanning choice of dishes served up in everything from elegant fine-dining restaurants to the colourful stalls of Little India and Chinatown. Then, return to your hotel whose rooftop pool look out to stunning views across the city.
Stay: Hotel Stripes, Kuala Lumpur (Superior)
Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Laut
Transfer by road from Kuala Lumpur to Lumut on Malaysia's west coast, a journey of between four and five hours that wends its way through forested landscapes and past tiny rural communities. On arrival, you'll transfer by boat to the pristine white sands of your private-island home. Idyllically located in the warm waters, tropical waters of the Malacca Strait, it's a secluded speck engulfed by a two-million-year old rainforest and framed on all sides by unspoilt palm-fringed bays. The resort itself, a collection of superbly appointed villas either nestled in the forest or perched in stilts over the water, serves up all manner of indulgent treats, from its award-winning Spa Village, to private beachfront dining and activities that include island hopping boat trips, guided jungle treks and days spent deep-sea fishing.
Stay: Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia (Deluxe)
Depart for the UK
Return to Lumut for your transfer back to Kuala Lumpur where you'll board your overnight flight to the UK.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
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