Between jungle & beaches, the Malaysian peninsula in freedom - 16 days

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Discover the natural and cultural jewels between land and sea on the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula that will allow you to taste all the flavors of this wonderful country with the essential stops. Visit the must-see historic towns, the mountain region, the jungle and the beach.

Discover the natural and cultural jewels between land and sea on the west coast of the Malaysian peninsula that will allow you to taste all the flavors of this wonderful country with the essential stops. Visit the must-see historic towns, the mountain region, the jungle and the beach.

Day 1 - Arrival in Malaysia

 Kuala Lumpur 

Arrival at Kuala Lumpur airport. Pick up the car and drive to your hotel The Kuala Lumpur Journal (Deluxe King).

The Kuala Lumpur Journal - Deluxe Room


Day 2 - Visit of Kuala Lumpur

 Kuala Lumpur 

Discovery of a fascinating city, a subtle mix of antiquity and modernity where glass skyscrapers rub shoulders with old buildings from the colonial era. You'll be able to soak up the atmosphere of the Malay neighborhood with its wooden houses and colorful Indian temples. You will start the circuit with the beautiful Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. Go up to the 86th to enjoy a magnificent view of the city. Our guide will then make you discover, Batu Caves, a set of caves, some of which have been converted into temples, on a limestone hill (272 steps) and which constitute the largest Hindu sanctuary outside India. Next, you will go near the Botanical Garden where you will visit the Museum of Islamic Arts and the impressive National Mosque. You will end the circuit by the independence square around which extends the colonial district. After the visit, return to KL Journal

Petronas Tower

Emblem of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, the Petronas towers, named after the Malaysian oil giant, were designed by Argentinean architect Cesar Pelli and inaugurated in 1998. With 88 floors and a total height of 452 meters, they were in 2004, the tallest twin towers in the world. From above, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Royal Palace

Istana Negara or Agong Palace, the King's Palace is a symbol of Malaysia's sovereignty. Located on a site of 110000m² above Bukit Petalin Hill, this sumptuous palace is the official residence of the King and therefore can not be visited. Visitors can, however, attend the changing of the Royal Guard.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a group of caves in a limestone hill, some of which have been converted into temples, and which constitute the largest Hindu sanctuary outside of India. Before you can access it, you have to climb 272 steps to enter the sacred place. The 42 meters high imposing Murugan statue in front of the staircase illuminates the site with its golden color

National Mosque

Accommodating 15000 people, this mosque, one of the largest in Southeast Asia, features unique modern architecture. The main dome of the National Mosque is shaped like an eighteen-pointed star, representing the thirteen states of Malaysia and the five pillars of Islam.

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Visit the largest museum of Islamic art in Southeast Asia. The museum is spread over 4 floors and covers an area of 30000m². Decorated by craftsmen from Iran and Uzbekistan, it houses 12 galleries and has 5 domes representing the 5 pillars of Islam. It contains 7000 collector's items from the Muslim world (ceramics, glass objects, woodwork, weapons and textiles ...)

Merdeka Square

Former Selangor Club Cricket Ground, Merdeka Square is where the Malay flag was first raised at midnight on August 31, 1957. For this reason, it is also known as the Independence Square. You will be able to observe the 95m high mat on which floats the Malay flag. Around this square you will find some of Kuala Lumpur's iconic buildings such as the Sultan Abdul Samad building, the Royal Selangor Club, the National History Museum and St. Mary's Cathedral.

The Kuala Lumpur Journal - Deluxe Room


Day 3 - Free Day

 Kuala Lumpur 

Free day in Kuala Lumpur. Take advantage of this day to continue the visits on your own, to relax or to go shopping. Night at KL Journal Hotel
Visiting Suggestions: Bukit Bintang Shopping Mall or Chinatown Central Market, Aquaria at KLCC, …

Swiss Garden Kuala Lumpur - Deluxe


Day 4 - To the jungle

 Kuala Lumpur  Taman Negara 

Departure in the morning for Taman Negara Park which is one of the oldest rainforests in the world; its age is estimated at 130 million years. The luxuriance and diversity of nature here are phenomenal, making it one of the most complex and richest ecosystems in the world. Arrival in Kuala Tahan, and installation at Mutiara Taman Negara (Chalet) Dinner at the hotel around 19PM, and then walk in the jungle at 20.30PM.

Night Jungle Walk

Let's go for a night walk in the jungle. This will allow you to enjoy the place in a different way. At night, the jungle comes alive. This is the best way for you to observe the creatures that we see only at night but also to discover another smell and other sounds,... in short, a completely different atmosphere and new sensations. If you are lucky, you could observe wild animals such as reindeer, tapirs, wild boars, etc.

Mutiara Taman Negara - Chalet


Day 5 - Taman Negara: jungle & villages

 Taman Negara 

After breakfast, departure by boat to the world longest canopy of the world located 45 meters high. Then lunch at the Floating Restaurant. Afterwards, new boat trip on the Trenggan River, through the wild and untouched jungle towards the rapids and visit an Orang Asli village where you can learn more about the customs of the original people of Malaysia. To finish the day, return to your hotel and dinner.

Canopy walk

Your spirit of adventure takes you to new heights: the canopy! 510 meters long and located at 45 meters high, the highest canopy in the world will make you discover the upper floor of the forest, directly influenced by solar radiation. This area of the rainforest is sometimes considered as an ecosystem because of its rich biodiversity and biological productivity. Feast your eyes on the myriad of plants and animal species that live there.

Floating restaurant

Exotic atmosphere guaranteed for this meal, during which you will taste typical Malay dishes, in this pleasant floating restaurant.

Day 6 - Taman Negara: cruise & night safari

 Taman Negara 

After breakfast, departure for a boat cruise through the beautiful landscapes offered by the jungle, and toward Lata Berkoh rapids and the Kelah Fish Sanctuary. Then return to your hotel, lunch at the Floating Restaurant and free time in the afternoon. After dinner, around 20.30PM, departure for the "night safari" in the jungle to look for animals and then return to the hotel.

Lata Berkoh & Kelah Fish Sanctuary

Lata Berkoh is a spectacular waterfall that marks the limit of easy navigability on the river. You will find deep pools with whirlpools and very cold water currents. The trip on the river takes about an hour, depending on the level of the river. During the ride you can enjoy the sounds of the jungle and observe the local wildlife. You will also visit the Kelah Fish Sanctuary in Lubuk Tenor which has a research and conservation center for kelah fish.

Day 7 - Highlands

 Taman Negara  Cameron Highlands 

Morning departure for Cameron Highlands and his mountainous landscapes and tea plantations (Malaysia's largest tea producing region). Stop at Kuala Tembeling for lunch. Arrival at 3PM at Cameron Highlands, end of tour group, installation at Heritage Hotel (Double Deluxe) and rest of the day free.

Heritage Cameron Highlands - Deluxe


Day 8 - Highlands

 Cameron Highlands 

Start the day with a visit of the tea making workshop where you can observe the different stages of the tea making process. Take the time to sit on the terrace overlooking the plantations to enjoy a tea while admiring the beautiful landscapes offered by the surrounding plantations. The rest of the day will be devoted to different plantations and farms such as strawberry plantations and the butterfly farm. To finish the day, discover the local market, and the Sam Poh temple. Then return to the Heritage Hotel and free evening.

Tea plantations

If the Camerons Highlands are so well known for tea plantations, it is because the altitude and the climatic conditions of the region are particularly favorable for the cultivation of tea. At 1500m of altitude, the Cameron Highlands will offer you those moments of pure serenity which Asia has the secret with the visit of the many tea plantations that punctuate the plateaus. You will visit the factory to follow the tea making process.

Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm is one of the main tropical insect houses in Malaysia. It is home to a magnificent variety of live butterflies and other exotic animals. It has a large enclosure built on a hillside, with a path that leads to free-flying butterflies and colorful living insects such as beetles, mantis and stick insects. The park also has a turtle enclosure, a scorpion pond, a reptile display and an aviary.

Sam Poh Temple

The Buddhist temple of Sam Poh was built in 1972 on a hill overlooking the city of Brinchang. It is the 4th largest Buddhist temple in the country. It houses, among others, a large statue of Buddha. Surrounded by a bright yellow wall, the temple is maintained by residents and monks.

Heritage Cameron Highlands - Deluxe


Day 9 - Toward Penang

 Cameron Highlands  Ipoh  Taiping  Penang 

Direction Penang nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient. On the way, you will pass by Ipoh, where you will visit Perak Tong, a Buddhist temple built in a cave. Then you will continue to the royal city of Kuala Kangsar which served as a backdrop to the film "Indochina". The city takes its name from a tree with the deadly sap used by the Orang Asli for the blowgun hunt. Passage through the magnificent Ubudiah Mosque and the Royal Palace of Perak (Istana Iskandariah). Then drive to Taiping and visit the Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation where you can see orangutan and finally head to Penang with the crossing of one of the largest bridges in Southeast Asia connecting Penang to the Malaysian peninsula. Check in at your Bayview Georgetown Hotel (Double Deluxe). Rest of your free time.

Ipoh

The old town is home to beautiful colonial buildings. Take a look at the "Taj Mahal" train station, at the Birch Memorial Clock Tower and look for the various frescoes of the Ipoh Mural Art Trail. The old town is crisscrossed with "shophouses"; that are old boutique houses run by Chinese traders.

Perak Tong

This is one of the most famous and most visited temple among the many temples built in the caves near Ipoh. Inside, you will find a 12 meters high golden statue of Buddha and many murals depicting characters and events of Chinese mythology. You will also find many statues and sculptures scattered throughout the temple, including that of a woman with 18 arms.

Kuala Kangsar

Kuala Kangsar enjoys the coveted status of the royal capital since it was invested by the Perak sultans in the 19th century. It preserves from this period a quite remarkable heritage, a sumptuous mosque, beautiful palaces and an important colonial heritage.

Ubudiah Mosque

The Ubudiah Mosque is located next to the Royal Mausoleum on Bukit Chandan. Sultan Idris Shah ordered the built of the mosque by grace for a return to good health after an illness. Its construction was interrupted twice: once when two running elephants broke the marble floor imported from Italy, and again during the 1st World War. Golden cupolas and black and white striped minarets rise above a white Indo-Saracenic building, adorned with Moorish arches and decorations.

Istana Iskandariah

Istana Iskandariah is the royal palace and official residence of the Sultan of Perak since its completion in 1933. It is located in the royal city of Kuala Kangsar. All the sultans of Perak have been installed in the palace since its completion. The palace takes its name from Sultan Iskandar Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Idris Murshidul Azzam Shah I Rahmatullah who initiated his construction.

Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation

Take the boat to go to the Orangutans island. This small tropical island is located in the middle of a freshwater lake where a number of orangutans live in their natural habitat. Here, the primates are at home and at liberty, it is the humans who will be in "cage". A "cage-tunnel" will allow you to observe these primates closely.

Bayview Hotel Georgetown - Deluxe


Day 10 - Visit of Penang

 Penang 

Penang was for a long time one of the privileged ports of the English on the road to Asia, carrying their ships laden with tea and opium. This city will seduce you with its old houses weathered by time and its elegant arcaded houses adorned with columns and verandas, memory of the colonial era. You will visit the main sites of Georgetown, a true multicultural mosaic and historic city classified by UNESCO as World Heritage: Fort Cornwallis, the jetty of the clans, the Harmony Street which brings together a church, a Chinese temple, a mosque and a Hindu temple, the State Museum and the Thai temple Chayamangkalaram, home to one of the largest reclining Buddha in Malaysia. You will end the day with the Kek Lok Si, temple of supreme happiness. Located on the Air Itam Hills, an extremely popular retreat for monks and Taoists in search of immortality, it is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Back to your hotel Bayview Georgetown

Fort Cornwallis

Visit the Cornwallis Fort erected in 1808 by the British to protect the port from possible French attacks. Star-shaped, it was originally built with palms palisades and no permanent structure. Among the many guns, Sri Rambai, the largest brass gun has a special history: according to local legend, it has a magical power that allows women to return to fertility if they place some flowers inside reciting a pray.

Clan Jetties

Founded more than 100 years ago, the Georgetown "Clan Jetties" are the traditional villages created by Chinese migrants. They bear the name of the family that is installed there and are located on the seafront. They are, today, 6. The most visited is Chew Jetty.

Harmony Street

Harmony Street brings together a church, a Chinese temple, a mosque and a Hindu temple! The Thai temple Chayamangkalaram located a little further away, is home to one of Malaysia's largest reclining Buddha. The proximity of these places of worship is not due to chance. They were created to guarantee each ethnic community its religious edifice. This is a fine example of religious coexistence that makes Penang a haven of security and tolerance.

State Museum

A little further in the same neighborhood, the state museum dedicated to the historic communities of Penang, as well as major events that took place in Penang, houses a beautiful collection of old photographs, maps, and ancient documents, Chinese furniture, embroidery, costumes and other remains. On the first floor, where the art gallery is located, the works of local artists and paintings of old Penang are on display.

Kek Lok Si temple

Temple of supreme happiness, it would be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Located on the hills of Air Itam, an extremely popular retreat for monks and Taoists in search of immortality, the pagoda has seven floors and is decorated with 10000 statues of Buddha. A mix of Chinese-inspired architecture with a Thai-style central part and a Burmese crown symbolizes the harmony between Mahayanna and Theravada Buddhism. A staircase leads you to the top of the pagoda where the view is exceptional.

Bayview Hotel Georgetown - Deluxe


Day 11 - Free Day

 Penang 

Free day in Penang to continue the visits.

Night at Bayview Hotel


Penang Botanical Gardens

Established in 1884 as a research center, the Penang Botanical Gardens are now a haven of peace where you can see centuries-old trees, rolling hills, giant water lilies but also wild species like crab-eating macaques, giant squirrels with black fur and a wide variety of insects and butterflies.

Bayview Hotel Georgetown - Deluxe


Day 12 - To langkawi

 Penang  Langkawi 

Departure from your hotel to Penang airport where you will return your vehicle and take your flight to Langkawi. Arrival in Langkawi, pick up your second vehicle and head to the hotel Holiday Villa Beach Resort Langkawi (Deluxe Premium)

Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi - Deluxe Premium


Day 13 - Beach

 Langkawi 

Free day and night at Holiday Villa Beach Resort Langkawi Spa

Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi - Deluxe Premium


Day 14 - Beach

 Langkawi 

Free day and night at Holiday Villa Beach Resort Langkawi Spa

Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi - Deluxe Premium


Day 15 - Beach

 Langkawi 

Free day and night at Holiday Villa Beach Resort Langkawi Spa

Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi - Deluxe Premium


Day 16 - Departure

 Langkawi  Kuala Lumpur 

Start of the day free. Then, departure from your hotel to Langkawi airport, where you will drop off the car and take your flight to Kuala Lumpur where your take your international flight