4-Day Glimpse of the Northern Peninsular

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 4 Days

    Cameron Highlands, Ipoh, Penang

tour highlights

  • Watch local artisans at work as you visit cottage industries
  • Explore the vibrant rain forest of Temenggor
  • Witness the mighty Kek Lok Si Temple, home to 10,000 Buddha pagodas
  • Relax and unwind on beautiful Banding Island, home to rich culture

tour details

Travel from highland to island on this relaxing journey. You’ll start by visiting the famous Batu Caves, known as a prominent Hindu Shrine. You’ll also visit a cottage industry and waterfall before settling into your hotel. The next day, you’ll visit a tea plantation and factory in the Cameron Highlands before stopping at a cave temple, a mosque, and a palace. The next day, you’ll explore beautiful Banding Island, with two full day tour options. On one tour, you’ll explore Temenggor, a rich rain forest filled with flowers and animal life. On the second tour, you’ll cruise along the Lake of Royal Belum, stopping at local settlements and viewing wildlife. On the last day, you’ll cross the third largest bridge in the world before enjoying the mighty Kek Lok Si Temple, with 10,000 pagodas.

0830hrs, Depart from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur and proceed to visit the famous Batu Caves where the shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam is set within an outcrop of limestone caves. After this, we will proceed north to the Hill Resort of Cameron Highlands, which is 1542 meters above sea level. Cameron Highlands is famous for its world-renowned tea. En route, make a stop to visit the Lata Iskandar Waterfall. Upon arrival at the Cameron Highlands, check in hotel. Rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Accommodation at STRAWBERRY PARK RESORT or similar.

Meals included:None
Breakfast at hotel. After which, proceed for a tour of Cameron Highlands visiting a tea plantation, tea factory, a vegetable farm and the market square. Following which,you will continue the journey and drive towards Banding Island in the very north of Peninsular Malaysia. Enroute visits along the way include the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace. Arrival and check-in to the hotel and free at your own leisure.

Accommodation at BELUM RAINFOREST RESORT or similar hotel.

(Note: The tea plantation is closed on Mondays)

Meals included:Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Banding Island. You may wish to go on full day Discover Belum Tour.

Discover Belum Tour: Cruise along the Lake of Royal Belum, to and through the outlying lushly green islands to an uninhabited island, anchoring off a selected waterfall area for a picnic lunch and a dip in the cool waters, explore or just relax and enjoy the jungle. This day adventure takes you to the scenic spots of Sungai Hulu Kejar to the Orang Asli settlement. Visit the indigenous settlement at Kampung Aman Damai, Jenut Papan for the wild life hide salt lick, Rafflesia sighting, followed by small treks. A perfect way to explore the Belum forest by boat.
(Note: 21 working days required for permit application for Discover Belum Tour with full passport details)

The rest of the day is free at own leisure.


Meals included:Breakfast
After breakfast, check-out & continue to Penang. Cross over to Penang using the third longest bridge in the world arriving in the afternoon. Upon arrival, proceed for KekLok Si Tour. A "must" stop at the "KekLok Si" temple, a majestic Buddhist Taoist temple with its imposing 10,000 Buddha Pagodas and the most awesome Tortoise Pond of Longevity. The Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) pavilion is a gargantuan pavilion at KekLok Si Temple. It shelters the gigantic statue of the Kuan Yin.
Tour ends in Penang.

Meals included:Breakfast


  • 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transfer and tours with an English speaking driver cum guide
  • Sightseeing as specified in the program with an English speaking driver cum guide
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner


  • Domestic airfare and/or International airfare to/from Malaysia (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme


  • Hotels can be changed without prior notice, but substitute will be within the offered category.
  • Tours will be offered as stated in the program, but some may be done on different days than stated in the program. For example, if our program states a city tour on Day 1, it may be postponed to Day 3 instead, without any prior notice given.
Tour code: KULDMGNP4P19

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