Malaysian Peninsula & Beach - 11 days

Package from 1164.29 €

Platinum - with guide

Meet the natural jewels between Earth and Sea of the West coast of the Malay peninsula and taste all the flavours of this wonderful country with unavoidable historical cities, mountain landscapes and beaches.

Package from 628.57 €

Silver - self-drive

Meet the natural jewels between Earth and Sea of the West coast of the Malay peninsula and taste all the flavours of this wonderful country with unavoidable historical cities, mountain landscapes and beaches.

Meet the natural jewels between Earth and Sea of the West coast of the Malay peninsula and taste all the flavours of this wonderful country with unavoidable historical cities, mountain landscapes and beaches.

Day 1 - Arrival at Kuala Lumpur

 Kuala Lumpur 

Arrival at the airport of Kuala Lumpur, reception and transfer to the hotel. Free rest of the day to relax or visit Kuala Lumpur by yourself. Night at the hotel.

Swiss Inn - Deluxe


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 neighbourhood 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 your hotel

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

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 ...)

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.

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.

Swiss Inn - Deluxe


Day 3 - Malacca

 Kuala Lumpur  Malacca 

Departure to Malacca, located around a 2h from Kuala Lumpur. Discovery of this old Dutch, Portuguese, English and Japanese counter : the Dutch Square with its "stadhuis" or City House brick-colored, the Christ Church, the clock tower and the Queen Victoria fountain. The discovery continues with the oldest Chinese temple of Malaysia "Cheng Hoon Teng", built in 1645. Visit of the ruins of the Portuguese colonisation, the "Porta de Santiago" and the old fortress "A Famosa", founded in 1511, the remains of the church "Saint Paul" where was resting Saint François Xavier before being deported to Goa. Meal and free time to walk in the main street of Malacca "Jonker Street" and go to shopping in the numerous antiquity and souvenir shops. Transfer to the hotel and free evening.

Dutch Square

Classified as World Heritage by Unesco, the city of Malacca is full of major historic buildings. Among them is Christchurch, central point of the city, on Saint Paul's square. It is a church built in the 18th century, with typical Anglican architecture, which is also the oldest Protestant church in the country. The origin of the building dates back to 1741. The Stadthuys also known as the Red Square, is a historic structure located in the heart of the city.

A Famosa

Located at the foot of the eponymous hill overlooking St Paul's Church, one of the oldest buildings in the city, the Porta De Santiago is one of the oldest and most emblematic monuments of the city. Built at the beginning of the 16th century, it was a fortress erected under Portuguese rule to protect the city against external invasions, as evidenced by the many cannons located all around. Taken then by the Dutch, then by the English, the door stands today majestically, witness of a loaded and rich history in twists and turns.

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

This museum housed in a classic 19th century house showcases the local history of Chinese Malay ethnic called Baba-Nyonya or Peranakan in Malacca. The museum exhibits traditional Baba Nyonya costumes, woodworking items and antique furniture.

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is a Chinese temple, built in 1645 and practicing three doctrines; Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. It is known as the oldest active temple in Malaysia but also for the richness of its decorations

Jonker street

Jonker Street is one of the typical streets of Chinatown with multiple stalls and small restaurants, antique shops and souvenirs. In the evening, it turns into a night market. On week-end nights, it is also full of songs and dances. You will also notice a lot of pretty kitsch and illuminated tuk-tuk after dark.

Melaka Straits Mosque

Built in 2006, the mosque is located on Pulau Melaka, an artificial island of 40 hectares, located near the center of Malacca. Teh mosque is built on the coast and gives the impression of floating on the water, hence its nickname floating mosque. Its dome is Middle Eastern style while its 4 towers are Malay style. One of these peculiarities is its 30m high minaret which also serves as a lighthouse.

Swiss Garden Hotel Malacca - Deluxe


Day 4 - Mountain landscapes

 Malacca  Cameron Highlands 

Departure for Cameron Highlands and his mountainous landscapes, refreshing air and tea plantations (This is the largest tea producing region of Malaysia). Stop on the way for a photo in front of the Lata Iskandar Waterfall and visit the villages of the Orang Asli tribes. Arrival at Cameron Highlands and visit 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, check in to your Heritage Hotel (Double Deluxe) and free evening.

Lata Iskandar

Located halfway between Cameron Highlands and Tapah, the waterfalls of Lata Iskandar are a multi-level waterfalls. At each level, swimming pools are formed in which it is possible to swim. The water then retreats as a narrow stream. It is possible by walking off the beaten track, to enjoy rich fauna and flora.

Orang Asli

Orang Asli are the indigenous people of Malaysia. There is a variety of tribes; each with a unique language and subtle nuances in physical appearance. They all share the rainforest culture. They live through hunting, fishing, gathering and farming. In the Cameron Highlands, most Orang Asli come from the Temiah tribe and live mainly in villages near the foothills of Tapah.

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.

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.

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 5 - Visit of Cameron Highlands

 Cameron Highlands  Ipoh 

Direction Ipoh. On the way you will visit the mysterious and solitary Kellie’s Castle. Then, the inevitable temples Perak Tong and Kek Lok Tong, built in a cave. Arrival in Ipoh, the capital of Perak State, a beautiful city with colonial charm that has prospered thanks to the tin deposits of the Kinta Valley. Today, the "city of bougainvillea" is home to a pleasant colonial district. You will visit the old town, pass by the train station and will observe the different paintings belonging to the "Ipoh Mural Art Trail". Then, settle in and overnight at the M Boutique (Premier Queen) and free evening.

Kellie's Castle

The construction of this unique castle began in 1915 and was abruptly halted by Kellie's accidental death in 1926. The solitary, lifeless castle seems almost surreal in the middle of the wild side of the Perak plantations. It exudes a strong personality. The road leading to Kellie Castle follows the contours of the earth in a dizzying labyrinthine way, adding to the mystery and romance of the place.

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.

Kek Lok Tong temple

Kek Lok Tong is a temple in the most spectacular cave of Ipoh, a former iron mine in one of the many limestone hills of Gunung Rapat. The Kek Lok Tong complex includes a central altar with a number of Buddhist figures as well as various deities of the Chinese pantheon. Golden statues sit on huge marble pedestals. The setting is exceptional with a beautiful garden around the lake and mountains in the background.

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.

M Boutique - Premier Queen


Day 6 - Travel to Penang

 Ipoh  Taiping  Penang 

Departure towards Penang. Visit of 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 blowpipe 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.

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 7 - 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 8 - Beaches of Penang

 Penang  Batu Ferringghi (Penang) 

Transfer to your hotel located by the sea. Night at Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi (Deluxe Side Seaview)

Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi - Deluxe Side Seaview


Day 9 - Beach

 Batu Ferringghi (Penang) 

Free day and night at the Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi

Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi - Deluxe Side Seaview


Day 10 - Beach

 Batu Ferringghi (Penang) 

Free day and night at the Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi

Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi - Deluxe Side Seaview


Day 11 - Departure to Kuala Lumpur

 Penang  Kuala Lumpur 

Departure from your hotel to the airport of Penang and flight to Kuala Lumpur (To be booked by yourself)