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Overview

Guests can explore this wondrous part of the country before hitting the coast to experience the cultural highlights of Penang.

Trip Highlights

Best of Highlands Short

Explore lush tea plantations

Learn about growing and processing tea with a visit to a tranquil tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands.

Tour multi-cultural Penang

See Penang’s Chinese Clan House, informative Baba Nyonya Museum, Little India and more for a glimpse of the city’s diversity.

Visit an orangutan sanctuary

Visit a centre aiming to increase Malaysia’s orangutan population and see these amazing animals up-close.  

Itinerary

1

Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands

Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves (16km) 40 mins Batu Caves to Cameron Highlands (210km) 3 hours

Meet with the guide and driver and depart on a scenic journey to Cameron Highlands, a ride of around five hours. Stop on the way at Batu Caves, the largest and most important Hindu temple in Malaysia, nestled in the chamber of a large cave atop a stunning limestone mountain.

Pay a visit to the charming town of Tapah before taking the winding uphill road to Cameron Highlands. En route, stop to see Iskandar Waterfall and Orang Asli village, where the original tribal population of Peninsula Malaysia can still be seen. Reach Cameron Highlands in the afternoon and check into the hotel.

Overnight in Cameron Highlands 

2

Cameron Highlands - Penang

After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, head on an overland journey to the Cameron Highlands. Long regarded as a refuge from lowland tropical heat, the area is also renowned for its picturesque scenery. Visit the area’s tea plantations and a tea-processing factory for a look at how local tea is produced. After having a quick but rewarding tour of the cool highlands, head back down to the lowlands for a visit to Bukit Merah. Along the way, stop at a unique Buddhist temple. After arriving at Bukit Merah, take a boat across the lake to an Island that houses a research centre for orangutans. Have a look at these charming critters before proceeding by car to the island of Penang. Before arriving, stop at the famous Snake Temple for a daring an3d almost unbelievable temple experience.  

Upon arrival in Penang, check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight Penang.

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Penang - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, head out with the guide on a tour of the UNESCO Heritage city of Georgetown’s main attractions. Stop at the Thai Temple of the Reclining Buddha and at the Burmese Temple. Then visit Khoo Kongsi, a beautiful Chinese Clan House and the Baba & Nyonya Mansion, a picturesque museum near the beautiful St. George's Anglican Church. The tour culminates with a visit to Kek Lok Si Temple. The largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, this is the perfect place to wander around for a look at Malaysia’s unique and traditional culture.

 Afterwards, receive a private transfer onwards, either to the airport to catch a flight or to a local hotel.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Daily drinking water Transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Service of English-speaking driver cum guide for overland touring (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Legislation requires a Guide from 7+ people

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance (must include helicopter evacuation for Borneo)
  • Visa for Malaysia
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Tourism tax

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