Day 1: Kuala Lumpur-Cameron Highlands
Depart from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands, which is 1542 meters above sea level and famous for its world-renowned tea. At first, we will visit the Royal Pewter Factory, where tourists can watch pewter wonders in the making and even try to decorate them. Then, we will stop at Batu Caves where you’ll walk up the 272 steps leading into a limestone cave and view the splendours of the Hindu temple located within the grounds. Lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).
Continue the journey to Cameron Highlands. En route photo stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfalls. Upon arrival in Cameron Highlands, we shall proceed directly to the tea plantation and factory before checking in at your hotel. Overnight at the Strawberry Park Resort Cameron Highlands or similar. Please note: Tea Factory is closed on Monday.
Day 2: Cameron Highlands-Penang
We will begin the day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before proceeding to Penang, the Pearl of the Orient. En route visit Kellie’s Castles, an amazing leftover from the colonial times. William Kellie Smith, a wealthy British plantation owner, built this splendid mansion for his yet unborn son. Smith died in 1926 and the mansion was never finished. Next to the mansion is a Hindu Temple, built for the 70 artisans which were brought in from Madras when a mysterious illness decimated the workforce.
Drive to Kuala Kangsar the royal town of Perak. Photo-stop at the Ubudiah Mosque, the probably finest mosque in Malaysia, Istana Iskandariah and Istana Kenangan which was built in 1926 without the use of nails. Whilst journeying towards Penang, don’t forget to take some snapshots of the Penang Bridge which we will cross – this unique architectural wonder is one of the longest bridges in South East Asia. Arrival Penang in the evening and overnight at Holiday Inn Resort Penang or similar. B
Day 3: Penang
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Then we move on for a tour of Penang. A must see is the Batik Factory, where intricate cloth making skills are displayed. Not to be missed are the splendorous temples on the island – Wat Chayamangskalaram Temple, Kek Lo Si, Burmese Temple and Khoo Kongsi. Then it is time for you to rest and relax for the rest of the day, or take your leisure time to explore the city, sample Penang’s wondrous delicacies or perhaps even relax by the beach. Overnight at Holiday Inn Resort Penang or similar. B
Day 4: Penang-Kota Bharu
Breakfast at hotel before we undertake our journey towards Kota Bahru using the East West Highway which cuts through the main mountain range and offers breathtaking views of the tropical rainforest. We stop for lunch along the way (own expense) before continuing our eastbound journey. Along this stretch, you may even catch some elephants crossing the road if you’re lucky. Later in the day we arrive at Kota Bahru and check in at the Renaissance Hotel. B
Day 5: Kota Bharu-Tasik Kenyir
Start the day by having a good breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, there’ll be a short orientation tour through Kota Bharu. On your visit to the colorful wet market you’re bound to find some beautiful items of interest, culture and quality – Batik clothes and cloth, local products for instance. Then depart for Tasik Kenyir (Lake Kenyir), a magnificent lake surrounded by 1,000 acres of woodlands and hold a host of some 340 islands, 14 waterfalls, rapids, rivers and limestone caves within its grounds. It’s no wonder Lake Kenyir is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia. Lunch upon arrival (own expense) and then it’s time to enjoy the tranquility of the rainforest or simply unwind for a drink at the hotel terrace. Overnight at Tasik Kenyir Resort Terengganu. B
Day 6: Tasik Kenyir-Cherating-Kuantan
Breakfast will be at the hotel before we take a nice drive to Kuantan. Enroute we will stop by local villages to see the traditional way of living. You will have the chance to catch local boat and brassware being crafted. In the afternoon, it’s time to visit Cherating village where you will see
Pandan leaves being weaved into bags, mats and crafts. Brown sugar production and trained monkeys plucking coconuts are other interesting things you will be shown. Overnight at the Swiss Garden Resort & Spa or similar. B
Day 7: Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur
Breakfast at the hotel before we depart from Kuantan back to Kuala Lumpur. En route, we’ll visit the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Camp, located in Kuala Gandah where you learn how the Department of Wildlife & National Parks Malaysia continuously manages the conservation of the elephants and its habitats. The tour ends in Kuala Lumpur city. B