Malaysia

4-Day West Coast Malaysia

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

  • Visit the stunning Batu Caves, home of a great Hindu shrine
  • See local life in action in markets, artisan's workshops, and temples
  • Admire intricate architecture at religious sites
  • Learn about the region's rich history

tour details

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.

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 a cottage industry making bamboo baskets and 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 breakfast explore the many interesting sights of this hill resort. Visit tea plantation & tea factory to learn about the tea making process. The view overlooking the plantations is beautiful and perfect. Continue visit to the vegetable farm (photo stop) and the morning market where you can find all the produce of Cameron Highlands sold in one place. You will continue the journey and drive towards Penang. En route visits to Perak Cave Temple, a limestone caves temple located on the northern part just outside of the city. This cave complex is extensive, with its main chamber containing many Buddha images, a huge bell and many beutifully painted murals. Continued to the Ubudiah Mosque and Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar. Cross over to Penang using the forth longest bridge in Southeast Asia arriving in the evening.

Accommodation at SUNWAY HOTEL GEORGETOWN or similar hotel.

(Note: The tea plantation is closed on Mondays)

Meals included:Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Penang. You may wish to go on a half day Historical Georgetown Tour OR a half day Round Island Tour.

Historical Georgetown Tour:
An extensive tour to experience all the sights and sound of exotic Penang Island. Visit the world's 04th longest statue of The Reclining Buddha - Wat Chayamangkalarm. Proceed to Dhammikarama Temple, first Buddhist temple to be built in Penang in 1803, an elaborately decorated Burmese Temple. Drive past the harmony street in Penang whereby, Saint Georges Anglican Church (Church built in 1818), Kuan Yin -Goddess of Mercy Temple (Penang's oldest Taoist temple, built in about 1800 when Chinese settler in Penang). Sri Mariamman Temple (the oldest Hindu temple), Masjid Kapitan Keling (the oldest Indian Muslim mosque). Visit Khoo Clan House - building features a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings and wood work.

Visit local coffee shop. A brief photo-stop at Fort Cornwallis - the point that Francis Light and crew landed in 1786.

Penang Round Island Tour:
Discover the enchanting beauty of Penang and her secrets with this essential circular island tour that takes you through idyllic and picturesque fishing villages. Along with a stop at the Penang Batik Handicraft center to observe how Malaysian Batik is being made. Stop at a strret stall to be introduced the many varieties of fruits and spices produced from the local farmers. Drive to the valley where clusters of traditional malay villages and paddy fields where one can feel tranquillity. Proceed then to the famous Snake Temple where pit vipers coil unperturbed on altars and temple grounds. Passing glimpse of Penang Bridge - one of the longest bridge in South East Asia.

The rest of the day is free at own leisure.

Accommodation at SUNWAY HOTEL GEORGETOWN or similar hotel

Meals included:Breakfast
Breakfast at hotel. At leisure until transfer to airport.

Meals included:Breakfast

includes

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Transfer from Kuala Lumpur to destinations 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
  • Package includes GST 6% (Good and Service Tax)

excludes

  • 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

notes

  • 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: KULDMWC4

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