On the trail of Jim Thompson - 12 days

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Platinum - with guide


From 1566.18

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From 1139.71

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Visit of the unavoidable historical cities, mountain landscapes, tour inside the jungle and beaches.

Day 1 - Arriving in Malaysia

 Kuala Lumpur  Malacca 



Hotel Puri Melaka - Superior


Day 2 - Visit of Malacca

 Malacca  Kuala Lumpur 


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.

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

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.

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.


The Kuala Lumpur Journal - Deluxe Room


Day 3 - Visit of Kuala Lumpur

 Kuala Lumpur 


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.


The Kuala Lumpur Journal - Deluxe Room


Day 4 - Taman Negara

 Kuala Lumpur  Taman Negara 


Boat through jungle

From Kuala Tembeling, a small town along the river about 16 km north of Jerantut, you will take a wooden boat for a trip of about three hours on the river, through the jungle. During the journey you can observe life along the river, villages and picturesque views.

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 - Jungle & towns

 Taman Negara 


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 - Cruise & night safari

 Taman Negara 


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 - Mountain landscapes

 Taman Negara  Cameron Highlands 



Heritage Cameron Highlands - Deluxe


Day 8 - Transfer to Penang

 Cameron Highlands  Ipoh  Taiping  Penang 


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.

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.

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.

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.

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 9 - Visit of Penang

 Penang 


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 10 - Beaches

 Penang  Batu Ferringghi (Penang) 



Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi - Deluxe Side Seaview


Day 11 - Free day

 Batu Ferringghi (Penang) 



Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi - Deluxe Side Seaview


Day 12 - Departure

 Batu Ferringghi (Penang)  Penang  Kuala Lumpur