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The jewel of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a multi-cultural land with Malays, Indian, Chinese and Hindu influences. Experience the fascinating history through the colonial cities of Malacca and Kuala Lumpur where the influences of the British, Portuguese and Dutch can still be seen. Taste the aromatic, spicy cuisine, including a traditional banana leaf platter, and enjoy a five-night beach stay on the beautiful island of Langkawi. The people are said to be some of Asia’s friendliest and most tolerant – always happy to help. Malaysia is the perfect blend of dense jungle, historical monuments, futuristic cities and pristine beaches, and the perfect introduction to Southeast Asia.
– 11 nights in 4 and 5-star accommodation
– Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
– 10 guided tours and visits
– 5-night beach stay
– Expert Tour Manager & driver guides
– All local accommodation taxes
– Return flights & transfers (inc. taxes)
– Checked Luggage
– Explore Malacca
– Relax on the tropical island of Langkawi
– Marvel at the Batu Caves
Travel to the airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur
Arrive in Malacca around lunchtime and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. After checking into the hotel, near to the Jonker Walk Night Market that you can explore in your free time later in the afternoon.
In the morning, tour Malacca, including a visit to Dutch square and travel past the Tan Beng Swee Clock then proceed to St Paul Hill Complex to see the replica of the Palace of Malacca. There is also an included optional visit to the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, displaying artifacts of the descendants of Chinese traders who migrated to Malacca. After lunch, enjoy the chance to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, take an optional visit to the Magic Art 3D museum.
Travel by train to Kuala Lumpur before driving to Batu Caves. Climb the 272 vibrantly coloured steps to the Temple Cave and visit its various temples. After a banana leaf lunch, return to Kuala Lumpur for an orientation tour, starting at the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. After, travel to Independence Square, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple and Sri Maha Mariamman. In the evening, take the opportunity to explore at your leisure.
Spend a day at leisure, either exploring Kuala Lumpur or joining one of the optional excursions. Learn about beekeeping or visit an elephant sanctuary or spend a whole day discovering rural life in Kuala Selangor.
Leave Kuala Lumpur and head north into the Cameron Highlands. Cross hills carpeted with tea plantations before stopping at the Lata Iskandar waterfalls and visiting a traditional Orang Ali village. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before checking into the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Take a 4×4 drive through the tea plantations towards Gunung Brinchang, the second-highest mountain in the area. Learn about tea conservation and take aa guided nature walk through Mossy Forest, a cloud rainforest. Visit Sungai Pala tea factory for a tour and tasting session. After lunch, head to Butterfly Farm and the Time Tunnel museum to learn about the Highlands’ history.
Head to Penang to take an afternoon ferry to the island of Langkawi for a coastal beach stay.
Spend the next few days relaxing on the beach or enjoying the hotel’s facilities. During your time on the island, you can enjoy optional excursions such as a half day Langkawi discovery tour, a sunset dinner cruise or an exploration cruise of the mangroves.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight home, via Kuala Lumpur
Arrive back in the UK.
Casa del Rio, Malacca – 5*
Set on the banks of the Melaka River within a short stroll to the heart of Old Malacca, including the famous Jonker Street, is the quaint boutique-style, Casa Del Rio. Facilities include a cosy spa, rooftop infinity pool, fitness room and complimentary wifi. The easy of the eye earth tone décor is bright and cheerful.
Melia, Kuala Lumpur – 4*
The centrally located, four-star Melia Kuala Lumpur is within walking distance to Imbi monorail access, with the Petronas Twin Towers just a 3-minute monorail journey away.
The hotel has an all-day dining restaurant, two, an outdoor swimming pool (seasonal) and fitness centre plus a gift shop.
Cameron Highlands Resort – 5*
Step back in time in this uniquely-styled colonial building with a dining room, bar, tearoom, spa and gym. Located in the heart of the hill station in the central highlands, in the state of Perak and Pahang, the hotel is approximately 124 miles from Kuala Lumpur. The hotel was originally a cottage dating back to the 1930s and was extended in the 1970s, transforming it into the hotel it is today. With a cooler climate, this area was nicknamed a ‘little piece of England’ in bygone colonial days.
Park Royal Langkawi Resort – 5*
Newly opened in 2023, the hotel features unpretentious comfort with earthy modern furnishings with four dining options, so there is plenty of choices. Outdoor dining is an option within the beachside lounge, as well as the indoor, all-day dining restaurant. Alternatives include the evening speciality restaurant and the Sky pool and terrace boasting panoramic coastal views of Pantai Tengah.
• Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
• Flight time: 13 hrs 15 mins (outbound), 1 hr 15 mins (domestic inbound) and 13 hrs 25 mins (inbound)
• Language: Malaysian Malay, English
• Time zone: GMT+8 winter, BST+7
• Country: Malaysia
Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that we enjoy several walking tours of historical sites which include uphill steps are woodland walk with some uneven surfaces. Therefore, this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility.
Arrival: Kuala Lumpur airport to Malacca: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Departure: Langkawi to Langkawi airport: 30 minutes
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