TOUR CODE: KULPEN
Trip Type: Independent Journey
Tour the wonders of Malaysia on this weeklong journey. See the magnificent sites in Kuala Lumpur, such as the gate of the king’s palace, national mosque, national monument and cenotaph, independence square, and the famous Petronas Twin Towers. Travel into the Cameron Highlands, marvel at the rolling hills and tea estates. From Cameron Highlands, we travel to Penang, en route stopping in the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar to see the unique architecture and discover the rich history of the Royal Town on a river cruise. Cross one of the longest bridges in the world to Penang, commonly known as the Pearl of the Orient. We explore bustling Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a living museum where past and present exists in perfect harmony. Admire Georgetown’s unique British colonial architecture on a trishaw ride. Get an up-close look at the endangered orangutan on a full-day tour of Orangutan Island before concluding your trip with transportation to the airport.
ARRIVAL IN KUALA LUMPUR
Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, we will meet our driver at the airport arrival hall to transfer to the hotel.
KUALA LUMPUR CITY TOUR (B)
Learn the story of the federal capital of Malaysia on a half-day sightseeing tour of Kuala Lumpur. We discover how it has developed from a modest tin mining town to today’s vast metropolis. Now the 6th most visited city globally, Kuala Lumpur’s development in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has been phenomenal. We will see some of the city’s ultramodern structures, such as the towering Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin-tower structure), the National Monument, and the Sultan Abdul Ahmad Building. Get a sense of the country’s history at the National Museum. Admire the unique architecture of the King’s Palace (Istana Negara) and the National Mosque. Explore local crafts at the handicraft center and make a stop at a favorite local chocolate boutique for an opportunity to learn, sample, and buy some of its finest products.
KUALA LUMPUR/CAMERON HIGHLANDS (B)
After breakfast, drive North towards Cameron Highland (137 miles), stopping en-route at Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Tour the Highlands visiting the tea plantation, tea factory (factory operations is closed on Mon & public holidays), market place and cactus garden.
CAMERON HIGHLANDS/PENANG (B)
Early morning set off to Penang (205 Miles). En route, stop at the royal town of Kuala Kangsar. Drive around Bukit Chandan and view Malaysia’s unique architecture of the exterior of Masjid Ubudiah, Istana Iskandariah, and Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, with a photo stop. Discover the rich history of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar on a river cruise. Visit one of the last few keris (dagger) making artisans; the keris is a status symbol for Malay Royalties and Dignitaries. Visit the Labu Sayong Center, where unique shaped pots are made with deft hands and creative inspirations mostly by womenfolk.
Cross over to Penang, the “Pearl of the Orient” via one of the world’s longest bridges.
DISCOVERY TOUR OF GEORGETOWN (B)
Today visit the world’s 3rd longest reclining Buddha figure, followed by Kek Lok Si Temple, the Temple of 1000 Buddhas. Visit Fort Cornwallis, the water village of The Clan Jetties at Weld Quay, and “The Street of Harmony,” where churches, Chinese temples, mosques, and Hindu temples harmonious exist side by side. Be amazed by the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride. The rest of the day is free to spend at leisure.
ORANGUTAN ISLAND (B)
This tour entails a leisurely drive across Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge to Peninsular Malaysia’s mainland from Penang Island. An hour’s drive southbound along the North-South Expressway brings you to Bukit Merah town’s sleepy community passing through small palm oil plantations and pineapple fields. On arrival, aboard the ferry boat heading to the Orang Utan Island. Step ashore and amaze yourself with the ‘People of the Jungle’ or Orang Utan, an endangered species. Scientifically identified as brilliant animals, Orangutans have one of the most extended birth intervals, on average, once in every eight years. Enjoy the hour and a half at this dedicated rehabilitation sanctuary. Capture lots of photos for your remembrance. Continue your journey to Taiping, one of the charming old tin –mining town in Perak. Visit Perak Museum, one of the first and oldest museums in Malaysia. It was founded in 1883 by Sir Hugh Low, the fourth British Resident of Perak. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Penang.
PENANG DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye and fly back home.
Meals: B= Breakfast
Per person, based on double occupancy
|Book by May 31, 2021||1st person||2nd person 50% Off|
|Jul 01 - Nov 15||$1,398||$699|
|Nov 16 - Dec 31||$1,498||$749|
|Jan 01 - 16||$1,498||$749|
|Jan 17 - Mar 24||$1,398||$699|
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