Grand Tour of Malaysia
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Days : 8 | Nights : 7Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Malaysia is an incredible place to visit for so many reasons. From the bustling capital city Kuala Lumpur to the waterfront Penag, this country offers a lot to explore. The architecture of the buzzing capital city varies from the eye-catching colonial buildings of Merdeka Square to the breathtaking modern skyscrapers. Langkawi Island is a must-visit spot located in the west coast of Malaysia. Each traveler to this country love to explore the sleepy rural villages, vast paddy fields, rolling mountains, rich rainforests and mysterious caves. With unique blend of beaches, cities and rainforest, you can have some memorable holidays in this beautiful destination.
The culture of Malaysia is a lively combination of Malay, Indian and Chinese that bring a fantastic range of cultural attractions. Delicious cuisine is another attraction of this country. Breathtaking skyscrapers are certainly another fascinating feature of Malaysia. Get tickets for the entry to the Petronas Twin Towers to enjoy its marvel and the skylines of Kuala Lumpur. One of the main attractions of your Langkawi island tour is the Pulau Dayang Bunting. The meaning of this second largest island in Langkawi is 'island of Pregnant Maiden'. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the vibrant Malaysia through our affordable packages.
Day 01: Arrival Kuala Lumpur
Upon arrival to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free on own activities. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 02: Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands
After breakfast depart 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. Be immersed in the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful scenery. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, marketplace and butterfly farm. Overnight in Cameron Highlands. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Cameron Highlands - Penang
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning set off to Penang. En route visit the Sam Poh Tong cave temple. Thereafter stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar for a spell of photographing of the exterior view only of Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan. Proceed further to Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest, the best-managed mangrove forest in Malaysia and one that serves a very important ecological role in protecting the coastline from erosion. Delight in the novelty of walking through natural mangrove forest on a boardwalk. Kuala Sepetang produces the bulk of the nation’s top quality mangrove charcoal. Visit a charcoal kiln where charcoals are produced. Cross over to Penang, better known as the “Pearl of the Orient” via one of the longest bridge in the world. Overnight in Georgetown.
Day 04: Penang
After breakfast depart from hotel for a City, Culture, and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been officially declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit the 3rd 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. Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. Overnight in Georgetown.
Day 05: Penang – Kota Bahru
Departure after breakfast, traveling west to east overland across Peninsular Malaysia through the main mountain range, which offers breathtaking views of the dense tropical rainforest 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 to enjoy 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, 1050meters above sea level overlooking Thailand and Malaysian border, offering a breathtaking view of the famous Titiwangsa mountain range with its dense tropical rainforest. On arrival in the state of Kelantan, we will proceed to the border town of Rantau Panjang, a meeting, mingling and trading point for people of Thailand and Malaysia. From the Malaysian side of the border one can see Thai villages across the Golok River, which is the lifeline for the people on both sides, especially as a source of water supply for their daily and agricultural use. Duty-free shops offer varieties of products to visitors. Overnight in Kota Bahru.
Day 06: Kota Bahru - Kuala Terengganu
After breakfast 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. Drive along the scenic coastline southward towards Kuala Terengganu, tasting some keropok, the very popular local chips made of fish or prawn. Check in at the beach hotel. Free and easy day at own leisure. Overnight in Kuala Terengganu.
Day 07: Kuala Terengganu - Kuantan
Check out of the hotel after breakfast, 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 a 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. We continue our visit to a brassware-making center. 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 center where you can learn more of this endangered species of the sea. On route, taste the “lemang”, rice cooked with coconut milk in bamboo, a popular Malay delicacy not to be missed. Overnight in Kuantan.
Day 08: Kuantan – Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast, free at leisure until your departure transfer to the airport.
Days : 8 | Nights : 7