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Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands

Peninsula Malaysia

13-day tailor-made independent tour from £2,780 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Backdrop neon cities and evocative colonial towns with island paradises and remote jungles

Highlights

  • Cruise between Malacca’s riches both colonial and Oriental
  • Taste your way through the Cameron Highlands
  • Walk through the canopy of a wildlife-filled rainforest
  • Begin with the European forts of Malacca and finish with the white sand island of Pangkor
  • Enjoy private transfers, touring and boutique stays throughout

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Malacca
  • 2 Nights Kuala Lumpur
  • 1 Night Cameron Highlands
  • 3 Nights Pangkor Island
  • 2 Nights Kuala Lumpur

About

Recommended for:
Beach | History & culture | Relaxation | Wildlife

From exotic rainforests and white-sand islands to skyscraping megacities and pretty colonial ports, the delights of peninsular Malaysia are truly diverse. And, you’ll take it all in with boutique stays, private transfers and exclusive touring included throughout, whether it’s tea tasting in the Cameron Highlands or an island relaxation. You’ll also be treated to Kuala Lumpur’s iconic skyline along with the colonial charm of Malacca, where you’ll enjoy a river cruise between Chinese temples and European forts.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2
Kuala Lumpur - Malacca

Arriving into the Malaysian capital, you’ll be met by a private driver who’ll see you to Malacca, the city formerly ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and lastly the British. A point of trade for centuries, Malacca on the eastern shore of the eponymous straits is just a two hours from Kuala Lumpur, and home to a historic landscape of cultures, especially on the weekends when the markets are in full swing. Your accommodation is a stunning 1920’s colonial mansion, The Majestic standing in the heart of Malacca overlooking the river, it reflects a mélange of Eastern and Western cultures. From original porcelain flooring, antiques, teakwood fittings and use of beautiful silks, every aspect of the property is a fusion of ancient elements and imprints from around the world. 

Stay: The Majestic Malacca (Deluxe)

Day 3
Malacca

After breakfast, you will be met by your guide for a full day tour of Malacca, a journey through more than 600 years of history. Beginning at St. Peter’s Church, the oldest Christian church still in use in Malaysia today. Next, stop to admire the landmark gateway “Porta de Santiago” and the ruins of St. Paul’s Church. St Paul’s Church lies buried between the 17th-century Dutch tombstones. The final stop is to explore Stadhuys, known for the salmon pink colour of the building. It was once a Dutch Administration centre which today houses the Malacca Museum.

Enjoy a 40-minute boat ride on the Malacca River. This journey back through time, passes heritage buildings situated along the river, traditional fishing villages, the Kampung Sentosa living museum house and the Melaka Sultanate Watermill. After the cruise, continue on a walking tour to the Cheng Hoon Teng ancient Chinese Temple. Next, visit The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, later, continue visit to Christ Church before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant and savour the praised local ‘Baba-nonya’ food. After lunch, wander along Malacca’s antique row known as Jonker Street. You will find all sorts of antiques on display with art galleries, souvenir shops, dried food shops, and more. At the end of the tour the rest of your day is at leisure

Stay: The Majestic Malacca (Deluxe)


Meals: B L

Day 4
Malacca - Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Along the way, stop to take pictures of typical Malay houses and the scenic countryside. Lunch will be enjoyed en route. On arrival at Kuala Lumpur, enjoy a city tour which unveils the beauty and charm of old and new Kuala Lumpur, the Garden City of Lights. Start with a ride up to the visitor platform of the 421-metre-high KL Tower. From here enjoy views of the city and across the Klang Valley. Afterwards, stops can be made at the King’s Palace, Petronas Twin Towers and the Parliament Building. Next, is the fascinating Thien Hou Chinese Temple. Officially opened in 1989, this temple built by the Hainanese community living in Kuala Lumpur is dedicated to the Goddess Thien Hou (The Heavenly Mother). With elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, admire the temple shrine, with dragon-inspired columns and pagoda rooftops. The tour continues to Independence Square and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the old Federal Court Houses. After that, there are stops at the Heritage Railway station, Tudor Styled Cricket Club and the National Mosque. End the tour with a stop at the Central Market famous for its handicrafts and batik, before returning to your hotel.

Stay: The Majestic, Kuala Lumpur (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Day 5
Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast is at the hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure to go shopping or explore the city on your own. In the evening we will bring you to visit the buzzing night markets in Chinatown. Wander through the open air market and test your bargaining skills for a wide variety of merchandise. Visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, located in the heart of Chinatown. The smell of burning jasmine, the continuous chanting of the Hindu priest, intricately carved deities and a mystical aura combines to create a lasting impression of this religion. We end the day with a delicious traditional Chinese dinner served in the famous Old China Café

Stay: The Majestic, Kuala Lumpur (Deluxe)


Meals: B D

Day 6
Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands

After breakfast at the hotel, at 8:30 hours, depart from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands. En route, visit the famous Batu Caves where the shrine of the Hindu Deity Lord Subramaniam set within an outcrop of limestone caves. After the cave, continue north to the Hill Resort of the Cameron Highlands, 1542 metres above sea level. The Cameron Highlands is famous for its world renowned tea. Along the way, we stop at the spectacular Lata Iskandar Waterfall. Upon arrival at the Cameron Highlands, visit the tea plantation and vegetable markets, before checking in to the hotel of your choice.

Stay: Cameron Highlands Resort (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 7
Cameron Highlands - Ipoh - Kuala Kangsar - Pangkor Island

Following breakfast at the hotel, depart the Cameron Highlands and continue your journey towards Ipoh. En route stop at the Sam Poh ong Cave temple in Gunung Rapat, 5km south of Ipoh. The temple houses an impressive work of art and various statues of Buddha, set among the natural stalactites and stalagmites. Local lunch along the way. After lunch, the next stop is at Kuala Kangsar, an attractive royal town, around 60km north of Ipoh. The route passes the Ubudiah Mosque and the Iskandariah Palace (royal palace). The Ubudiah Mosque is reputed to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the country. Look out for the bands of marble and the golden domes. Elephants damaged the Italian marble flooring twice during the First World War. We end the day at Lumut jetty, for a transfer by ferry to your accommodation at Pangkor Laut.

Stay: Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Days 8-9
Pangkor

Set in 12 acres of verdant jungle and backing onto 200 acres of forest reserve, Pangkor Laut is a perfect island retreat. Villas mingle with the surrounding jungle and verdant gardens on slopes overlooking the sea and mainland. The houses are designed in the style of a wooden Malay house and a colonial hill station. Enjoy the rainforest while lying by the gorgeous pool that overlooks bamboo forests and jungle. Observe hornbills and eagles soaring and gliding across the skies. To cap it off sip on the perfect iced tea!

Stay: Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 10-11
Pangkor Island - Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart the resort by ferry to Lumut Jetty, continue with an overland trip back to Kuala Lumpur, arriving in the evening.


Meals: B

Days 12-13
Depart for UK

After breakfast, a final private transfer will see you to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

13-day tailor-made independent tour
from £2,780 pp incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £2,780 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,060 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between London and Kuala Lumpur
  • Private arrival transfer from Kuala Lumpur International airport to Malacca (2 hours)
  • Private transfers throughout (except ferry crossing to/from Pangkor Island)
  • 10 nights accommodation in mostly 5* hotels on a BB basis
  • Private guided touring in Malacca, Cameron Highlands & Kuala Lumpur - lunches and dinners included as per itinerary
  • Malacca river cruise (40 minutes)

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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