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Malaysia is wonderfully diverse: from rural villages and tea plantations to bustling cities like Kuala Lumpur, you will find fabulous beaches and tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife, and many activities and excursions available. There’s a mixture of Hindu temples, Buddhist statues, colonial architecture together with rolling hills covered in tea plantations, and private secluded beach hideaways.

Climate and when to go

Malaysia has a tropical climate but your weather depends on when and where you visit. Kuala Lumpur is warm all year round and driest in the summer months of June to August. The beach resort of Penang featured in this tour is best visited from December to April but regardless of when you go, showers tend to be intense yet brief so rain shouldn’t stop you enjoying your visit.

Top destinations

From small beginnings, Kuala Lumpur has become a major city and transport hub, teeming with skyscrapers and fabulous shopping malls, which has managed to retain the charm of the old alongside the sparkling new. Streets are clean and well maintained and feel safe so you can relax and explore. The Cameron Highlands are breathtakingly beautiful with sweeping tea plantations and great views whilst the island of Penang is full of Hindu temples, Buddhist statues and reminders of colonial times. It’s perfectly located for brilliant seafood, traditional local restaurants and food markets.

Tour Details

  • 12 nights

Tour Highlights

  • Kuala Lumpur City Tour
  • Jungle walk in Taman Negara National Park
  • Jungle Night Walk
  • Canoe trip to see cataracts of Late Berkoh
  • Ascend Cameron Highlands
  • Shop at Agro Market
  • Penang Island
  • Relaxing in Pangkor Laut

Itinerary in brief

  • Kuala Lumpur x 3 nights
  • Taman Negara x 2 nights
  • Cameron Highlands x 2 nights
  • Penang x 3 nights
  • Pangkor Laut x 3 nights

Prices include

  • Return economy flights from London
  • Accommodation for 12 nights in standard rooms
  • Private local transfers
  • Private guides

Day 1 – Depart UK for Kuala Lumpur

Depart UK for flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Overnight flight

Day 2 – Kuala Lumpur

Arrive in Kuala Lumpur and transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Overnight Kuala Lumpur

Day 3 – Kuala Lumpur

After breakfast begin the day with a half-day guided tour of Kuala Lumpur where you will take in the sights, including the Petronas Twin Towers, Jamek Mosque, Chinatown and the majestic Royal Palace. Your afternoon is at leisure to continue exploring or relax at your hotel.

Overnight Kuala Lumpur

Day 4 – Kuala Lumpur and Taman Negara National Park

After breakfast check out of the hotel and travel by private vehicle and boat to Taman Negara National Park, taking in scenes of the wildlife along the riverbanks. Arrive at Kuala Tahan in late afternoon and relax before taking a guided evening jungle night walk.

Overnight Kuala Tahan

Day 5 – Taman Negara National Park

Begin the day with a stroll along  the Canopy Walkway to spot as much wildlife as you can before embarking on a guided jungle trek. Have lunch then spend the afternoon on a motorised canoe trip to see the cataracts of Lata Berkoh.

Overnight Kuala Tahan

Day 6 – Cameron Highlands

After breakfast, journey to Tapah where the ascent to the Cameron Highlands begins. This is a chance to enjoy spectacular views across the jungle whilst navigating waterfalls and streams along the way. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon and relax in the cooler climate.

Overnight Cameron Highlands

Day 7 – Cameron Highlands

This morning enjoy a private guided tour of the Cameron Highlands and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring by yourself.

Overnight Cameron Highlands

Day 8 – Cameron Highlands to Penang

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and head towards Penang, known as the culinary capital of Malaysia. Enjoy a spot of shopping at Agro Market before a visit to the Sam Poh Temple then continue on to the island of Penang where you check in to your hotel.

Overnight Penang

Day 9 – Penang

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour of Penang island, passing through Fort Cornwallis and learning about its history at the State Museum. Visit the early Chinese stilted settlement, Little India, China Town and the temple of the Reclining Buddha. Your afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight Penang 

Day 10 – Penang

Today is at leisure for you to relax or explore independently.

Overnight Penang

Day 11 – Penang to Pangkor Laut

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and travel to Lamut Pier where you transfer to the stunning island of Pangkor Laut and check in to your hotel: we highly recommend the Pangkor Laut Resort, which is consistently highly-rated and stunningly beautiful.

Overnight Pangkor Laut

Day 12 – Pangkor Laut

At leisure. Why not take part in a tree planting ceremony, explore the island’s lush rainforest on a private guided jungle walk or enjoy a private dining experience on the beach?

Overnight Pangkor Laut

Day 13 – Pangkor Laut

At leisure. Why not charter a boat (either a sailing yacht or luxury motor cruiser) and explore the island from the sea? You could take a picnic and spend the day swimming, snorkelling, lazing on the deck or fishing, before enjoying a sunset cocktail before disembarking.

Overnight Pangkor Laut

Day 14 – Pangkor Laut to Kuala Lumpur airport

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and return by boat to Lumut Pier before transferring to Kuala Lumpur airport then flying back to the UK.

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