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.
Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations. Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation.
Min 10 Pax. Price varies for bigger group.
- • 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 & Kuantan
- • See the making of Malay’s traditional crafts like keris, tekat, batik, songket and boat in Kuala Kangsar
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
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.
Tips: 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.
At 9:00am we’ll depart from the 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!
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.
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.
Check out of hotel after early breakfast at 8:99am, heading towards Kuantan.
Stop in Kuala Terengganu to visit Pulau Duyong, famous for its traditional way of boat making in the region. A must is the visit to the Islamic Civilization Park at the Waterfront Heritage City of Kuala Terengganu showcasing twenty replicas of great Islamic monuments of the world such as Alhambra Citadel of Spain, Taj Mahal of Agra India, Masjidil Haram of Mecca Saudi Arabia, Dome of the Rock Palestine and many more.
Last but not least is the visit to the Grand Crystal Mosque, the icon and the highlight of the park.
Proceed to Kuantan. On route, taste the “lemang”, rice cooked with coconut milk in bamboo, a popular Malay delicacy not to be missed.
As we head further south towards Cherating in the district of Kuantan, we will stop at a scenic coastal fishing village and visit a turtle information Centre where you can learn more of this endangered species of the sea.
This is followed by an afternoon tea break before visiting the final stop at homegrown Batik Gallery, Malaysia’s famous art textile made from wax, using hand-drawn or hand-blocked technique. Continue to hotel and check in.
Tips: During the fasting month of Ramadhan, Islamic Civilization Park is closed. It will be replaced by a visit to the Losong Museum.
At 8:30am we’ll depart for Kuala Lumpur. En-route stop at the quaint historic town of Sungai Lembing, situated Northwest from Kuantan. Stop at a hanging bridge for a scenic view of the surroundings.
Visit Sungai Lembing Museum, dedicated to the memories of the heydays of Sungai Lembing as the town with the largest, longest and deepest subterranean tin mine in the world. Continue to experience the living museum on foot and visit the underground tunnel which once known as the El-Dorado of the East.
Continue and drop-off in Kuala Lumpur, where the tour ends.
- Transport during the tour
- 6-Night Accommodation (Twin OR Triple share only, Superior room type)
- Local guides - English speaker
- Information services
- Daily breakfast, except Day 1
- Entrance fee
- Pickup from city center hotels (within 1km radius from Malaysia Tourism Information Center @ MATIC at Jalan Ampang)
- Personal expenses
- Visa, consular fees or any other formalities
- Pickup from outskirt hotels (KL Sentral/Cheras/Damansara/Sunway/Petaling Jaya)