4-Day Malaysia Roundtrip from Kuala Lumpur to Penang: Diethelm Standard

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Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 4 Days

English, German    Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang

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Your adventure takes you through caves, tea plantations, and temples on a rare but fascinating combination of experiences. You’ll start at the famous Batu Caves, a Hindu Shrine. After visiting basket makers and a waterfall, you’ll explore the Cameron Highlands. The next day, you’ll visit a tea plantation and tea factory to learn about the local industry. You’ll also get a chance to see local life at markets, as well as visiting a temple, mosque, and palace. Then, in Penang, you’ll choose between a half day Georgetown tour or a half day Round Island Tour. The Georgetown Tour will take you through incredible architecture and history, while the Round Island Tour will bring you up close to Batik makers. No matter what you choose, you’ll also have time to explore the region at leisure.

Why choose this tour?

A great way to discover and learn how different cultural and historical influences shaped the country is via a classic overland trip to visit the major cities in Peninsular Malaysia.
    8:30 hours
    After breakfast at the hotel, depart from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands. En route, visit the famous Batu Caves with the shrine of the Hindu Deity Lord Subramaniam set within an outcrop of limestone caves. Batu Caves is a popular place of worship for the Hindus and each year during their auspicious celebration of Thaipusam hundreds of thousands of Hindu will throng the temple. After the cave, continue to the Cameron Highlands, which are 1,542 metres above sea level and have the prefect climate to grow tea. On the way north to the Hill Resort of Cameron Highlands, visit the Lata Iskandar Waterfall. Upon arrival at the Cameron Highlands, check in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon/evening is free at leisure.

    Accommodation at Strawberry Park Resort or similar.

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    3 hours, 210 kilometers

    Meals included:
    9:00 hours
    After breakfast at the hotel, leave for a tour of the Cameron Highlands visiting a tea plantation, tea factory, a vegetable farm and the market square. Afterwards, continue the journey towards Penang. En route visits include the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque and Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar. Cross over to Penang, using the fourth longest bridge in Southeast Asia arriving in the evening.

    Accommodation at The Northam All Suites or similar.

    (Note: The tea plantation is closed on Mondays)

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    3 hours 45 minutes, 247 kilometers

    Meals included:
    Breakfast at hotel. Leave for a half day "Around Penang" tour including visits to a batik factory, a nutmeg and clove stall, the Snake Temple and Wat Chayamangalaram Temple. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

    Accommodation at The Northam All Suites or similar.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until checkout & transfer to Penang Airport, OR continue journey to Langkawi for beach stay.

    (NOTE: Transfer out for Join In Tour with English speaking driver) (No guide)

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    30 minutes, 21 kilometers

    Meals included:

    customise the tour

    • Upgrade to luxury vehicles include beverages package
    • Upgrade to Suite room for more privileges
    • Special moment for your love one
    • Add Taman Negara tour package before tour start
    • Extend tour programme with Belum Rainforest
    • Extend journey to Tioman Island, Sabah and/or Sarawak


    • Accommodation in shared Twin/Double room, air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
    • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local driver
    • Your private English speaking guide throughout the journey
    • Sightseeing/touring, entrance fees
    • WiFi in vehicle
    • Premium cold towel
    • Service charges


    • Optional tours
    • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Personal expenditure, such as tips to local guide, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
    • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
    • Visa


    • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Diethelm Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
    • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
    • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
    • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests' full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS including passport details. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change.
    • Please be advised that prices may be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers and hotel room availability at time of booking
    • This is a quotation only and reservation for services has not been made nor has availability been checked.

    Tour code: PKKNMR4C

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