5-Day Malaysia Roundtrip from Singapore to Penang

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: 5 Days

    Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Ipoh, Penang

tour highlights

  • Batu Caves
  • Cameron Highlands tea plantation & factory
  • Half day Around Penang Tour
  • Kota Bharu Tour
  • Cherating Village

tour details

You’ll commence your tour in sunny Singapore before departing to Johor Bahru and Malacca. Here you’ll experience the colonial charm of this town as you explore the Kapitan Kling Mosque, Jonker’s Street and the famous Porta de Santiago. The following day you’ll depart for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city and a true shopper’s paradise! Here you’ll have plenty of time to explore the main points of interest including the King’s Palace, Independent Square and the world’s tallest free standing Flag Pole. Other highlights from your tour include visits to Kuala Selangor, the impressive Batu Caves and the picturesque Cameron Highlands. As you tour the highlands, you’ll visit a tea plantation, a vegetable farm and the lively market square. You’ll conclude your tour in historic Penang.

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.
    08:15 hours
    Meet in your hotel lobby between 8.00 - 8.15 hours. Cross the border to Johor Bahru and change vehicle. Before reaching Malacca city, pass through some Malay and Chinese Villages to admire the architecture that reflects the traditional culture.

    After lunch, (lunch on own account OR lunch supplement charged separately), tour the landmark historical sites of the city. These include Cheng Hoon Teng Temple - the oldest functioning Chinese Temple in Malaysia, Kapitan Kling Mosque, Jonker's Street (Antique Row), the Baba and Nyonya Museum, the Stathuys Building, Malacca Clock Tower, Christ Church and the famous Porta de Santiago.

    Accommodation at Swiss Garden Melaka or similar.

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    4 hours, 260 kilometers

    Meal included:
    09:00 hours
    After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Along the way, stop to take pictures of typical Malay houses and the scenic countryside. Lunch stop en route. On arrival at Kuala Lumpur enjoy a city tour and get a flavour of this fantastic city. A stop at the King's Palace is a perfect photo opportunity and then continue to the National Mosque and Independence Square (Merdeka Square). Next, arrive at the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building, with its distinctive Moorish-style and stunning clock tower. It is one of the most photographed buildings in KL. The Royal Selangor Club, St. Mary's Church and the world's tallest free-standing Flag Pole are the final stops before passing colourful Chinatown completes the city tour.

    Accommodation at Ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre or similar.

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    2.5 hours, 150 kilometers

    Meal included:
    After breakfast, the morning is free at leisure. Perhaps a perfect time to check out why Kuala Lumpur is known as a shopping paradise!

    15:30 hours
    Meet to transfer to Kuala Selangor, about a 90-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Selangor has much to offer the traveller, especially those who wish to take a peek at Malaysian rural life.

    Fishing and farming are the main occupations here, although a large part of the area grows oil palm and rubber. Upon arrival, visit a Chinese fishing village. A stop here for dinner allows you to try a sumptuous Chinese seafood dinner (dinner on own account OR dinner supplement charged separately). After dinner is a real treat and the highlight of the evening: watching fireflies! Take to the water and be rowed upstream where you can see thousands of fireflies flickering like Christmas lights in mangrove trees lining the banks of the river. After this marvellous spectacle, drive back to the city, reaching KL city around 23:00 hours.

    Accommodation at Ibis Kuala Lumpur City Centre or similar.

    Estimated driving time/distance:
    1.5 hours, 65 kilometers

    Meal included:
    08:30 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

    Meal included:
    09:00 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.

    (Note: The tea plantation is closed on Mondays)

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

    Meal included:

    customise the tour

    • Upgrade to luxury vehicles with a beverage package included
    • Upgrade to Suite room and enjoy more privileges
    • Let us create a special moment for your loved one
    • Extend your stay and explore 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
    • Sightseeing/touring, entrance fees
    • 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: PKSNMR5B

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