Day 1: Kuala Lumpur- Malacca
Upon arrival Kuala Lumpur International Airport, meet & greet by local representative. Overland transfer to Malacca. On arrival begin your Malacca tour by visiting the museum Baba Nonya and start a walk in the streets of the city, starting with the left bank of the Malacca River which are grouped craft workshops, houses artists, antique dealers in the Jongker Street and the main temples of Chinatown such as Cheng Hoon Teng. The passage on the right bank will then take you to the historic districts of the city, with historic residences English, Portuguese, Dutch, and memories of the last sultans. Overnight at Equatorial Hotel Malacca (Deluxe) or similar
Day 2: Malacca-Kuala Lumpur
This morning after breakfast drive back to Kuala Lumpur, visit the National Mosque or in Malay the Masjid Negara, which is the most distinguished mosque in KL. Another must see is the Tugu Negara or War Memorial where we honor those who perished in the war. You will also pass the Moorish-styled Federal Court, the old Railway station which is a striking piece of Mohammedan architecture, the Tudor-styled Cricket Club and the King’s Palace. Visit the Thean Hou Temple situated in Robson Heights, which is the home to patron Goddess Thean Hou of the Hainanese community. This striking six-tiered temple is regarded as one of the biggest Chinese temples in South East Asia. [Note: The mosque may not be visited on Fridays] Overnight at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur (Superior) or similar. B
Day 3: Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Gandah-Kuala Lumpur
Leave the hotel in the morning and drive through the scenic Malaysia countryside to the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Camp, located in Kuala Gandah, We shall have early lunch before we arrive at the centre where you learn how the Department of Wildlife & National Parks of Malaysia continuously manages the conservation of the elephants and its habitats. Overnight at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur or similar. BL
Day 4: Kuala Lumpur-Batu Cave-Cameron Highlands
After breakfast in the hotel & check out. We depart heading north to Cameron Highlands with a brief short stop at the Selangor Pewter factory, then proceed to visit the Batu Caves, a huge limestone outcrop that houses some very ornate Hindu temples. Batu Cave are popular places of worship for the Hindus and each year during their auspicious celebration of Thaipusam hundreds of thousands of Hindu will throng the temple.
After which we will proceed to Cameron Highlands, which is 1542 meters above sea level. We will proceed north to the Hill Resort of Cameron Highlands, making another en route photo stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfall. Overnight at Strawberry Park Resort Cameron Highlands or similar. BL
Day 5: Cameron Highlands
A visit the BOH Tea plantation will give you an insight into the tried and tested methods of tea making in Cameron Highlands. We continue our tour to vegetable and strawberry farms. We will walk you through to this very fertile farmland in the heart of the vegetable farm. Visit these magnificent terraces and understand the typical lifestyle of the farmers and the method of cultivation. Overnight at Strawberry Park Resort Cameron Highlands (Studio) or similar. B
Day 6: Cameron Highlands-Belm
Today travel to Belum Rainforest enroute visit Kellie’s Castle, the ruins of Kellie’s Castle are amazing mansion from the early 19th century with an impressive story. It is surrounded by mystery with much speculation among locals about hidden rooms and secret tunnels. A wealthy British Plantation owner, William Kellie Smith, commissioned the building of the castle, which was to be the home of his son. The wonder of Kellie’s Castle was the conversation topic both locally and overseas during that time. However, William Kellie Smith died before the castle could be completed. Today it is nicely restored and accessible to all.
Next to Ipoh, the former capital of tin has retained the charm of British colonial buildings such as railway station, city hall, the court, the mission school St Michael and Cricket Club. This is in Ipoh that many scenes from the movie “Indochine” was filmed.
Arrival at Banding Island in the heart of Lake Temenggor late afternoon. Dinner & overnight at Belum Rainforest Resort . BD
Day 7: Belum
After breakfast in the resort, proceed full day Discovery Belum Tour (apprx. 6-7 hours)
Day boat on the lake to discover Aboriginal culture of minorities Orang Asli who live on the banks. Short walk (30 min) in the forest of Royal Belum Park, accompanied by a naturalist guide who will introduce you to the flora and fauna, probably the oldest on the planet, before a picnic lunch. Back to the boat to a waterfall near where the famous Rafflesia grow giant, and swim in the river before returning to the hotel. Dinner & overnight at Belum Rainforest Resort. BLD
Day 8: Belum-Penang
After breakfast in the resort, check out & proceed to Penang. Crossing the lake to the coast road and the bridge that connects the island of Penang. Visit the Kek Lok Si temple, the largest Buddhist shrine in the country perched on a hillside by Chinese immigrants arrived on the peninsular in the late 19th century.
In the evening, watch the city of Georgetown comes alive at night with blazes of nights and street peddlers. As Penang is famous for its local cuisine, your evening will begin with a local cuisine dinner (at own expenses). After dinner, you will be taken on a short trishaw ride (at own expenses). Overnight at Holiday Inn Resort Penang or similar. B
Day 9: Penang
Explore the streets of Georgetown and its rich heritage. Admire the intricate carving, woodwork and porcelain décor of Khoo Kongsi, established in 1835. After that, visit Yap Kongsi, a clan association built in 1924, and Ciji Temple, a Taoist Temple dedicated to Nan’an patron deity. Also, you will be taken to the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, which is the Tua Pek Kong temple and Hokkien secret society headquarters in the mid-19th century. Guests will then get to see another Hokkien clan temple, which is the Cheah Kongsi that was founded in 1820 and built in 1858. Last but not least, continue to visit the renowned Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Baba & Nyonya was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, which houses over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles items of the era on display. Free at own leisure in the afternoon. Overnight at Holiday Inn Resort Penang or similar. B
Day 10: Penang
Free at own leisure till departure transfer to Penang Airport for onwards flight or you may like to extend your stay in Penang or spend a few days of relaxation in Langkawi. B