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Tailormade: Malaysia– Cities and Beaches

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Dicover the Cities and Beaches of Malaysia

Treat this sample itinerary as inspiration, your trip can be created specifically for you by one of our Tailormade experts and we will help you choose how you wish to travel through this destination. Maybe add in an extra day’s sightseeing, take time out to relax or we can change accommodation to your budget. It will be your adventure, your way!

Malaysia is very much a country of two halves. To the east is the island of Borneo with its jungles, Orang-utans and rivers. To the west is the Malayan Peninsula with its blend of cultures and religion, colonial history and modern flair. Wander through rainforest trails and street-food markets and take in the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of a truly diverse country.

Highlights

  • Kuala Lumpur City Tour
  • Batu Caves
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Penang City Tour
  • Relax in Langkawi

Key information

MEALS: 12 breakfasts/ 1 lunch/ 1 dinner
ACCOMMODATION: 12 nights in comfortable hotels with en suite rooms
STAFF: Local guides and drivers
TRANSPORT: Private air conditioned vehicle

What's included

• Transportation with driver in A/C vehicle

• Service of English speaking local guide

• Entrance fees and activities where mentioned

• Drinking water & cold towel during the tour

• Meals as stated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

• Ferry to Langkawi based on sharing basis

What's not included

  • Other meals than mentioned

  • Other services than mentioned

  • Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items

  • Visa for Malaysia

  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

  • Early check-in and Late check-out

  • Tourism tax a charge of 10 MYR per room per night

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas or vaccinations
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0800 643 997
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+61 3 9998 9052

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Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival - Kuala Lumpur

    Meet and greet at Kuala Lumpur International Airport upon arrival. Then transfer to the hotel for check in, with free time in the afternoon.

     

    Accommodation: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, 5 Stars (Superior)

  • Day 2

    Full Day Kuala Lumpur Walking Tour

    Take a closer look at the blends of cultures and history, old and new, that define the city on this Kuala Lumpur walking tour. Travel to Kampung Baru, a traditional neighbourhood located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, for the start of the walking tour. Sample Malaysia’s traditional breakfast dish, nasi lemak, at a local café.

    Continue to Kampung Baru’s daily fresh market. The guide will explain the various spices, fruits and vegetables on offer and share how they are used in Malaysian cuisines. After browsing all this tasty looking food, head to another local coffee house to sample curry laksa. This humble shop is located on Chow Kit Road, an area famous for its delicious laksa shops.

    Having refuelled, travel next across town by the Light Rail Train, one of the capital’s public transport systems, to the historic colonial centre of town. Walk along an impressive array of architectural wonders dating back to the late 1800s. The guide will explain the origins and influences that led to the development of the stunning facades.

    Wander onwards to Kuala Lumpur’s China Town area. Explore the eclectic mix of shops and stalls, houses and restaurants. Learn about Malaysia’s Chinese community and their influence on the country’s cuisine while tucking into a bowl of Hokkien Mee at a local restaurant that has been in open for over 100 years. There is also a chance to sample Chinese tea and learn from the local merchants about its health benefits.

    Having spent the day immersed in Kuala Lumpur’s diverse traditions and cultures, return to the hotel for a rest or continue exploring the city independently.

     

    Accommodation: Renaissance Kuala Lum-pur Hotel, 5 Stars (Superior)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Cameron Highlands

    After breakfast, check out at 9am and depart for Cameron Highlands. Enroute, stop by at Batu Caves, a limestone outcrop just outside of the city. Hindu worshippers from across the world come to pay their respects at this unique site which features three main caves. Ascend the 272 stairs to view the icons and paintings dedicated to Lord Rama.

    Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants before continuing to the Cameron Highlands. You will arrive mid-afternoon and check in to your hotel before spending the afternoon at leisure.

    This evening, sample produce from a local restaurant farm with a “steamboat” A must-have meal when in the highlands.

     

    Accommodation: The Lakehouse, 5 stars (Family Suite)

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Cameron Highlands - Penang

    Start early to enjoy the crisp morning air and light streaming across the Cameron Highland. Visit the BOH tea plantation, which was established in 1929 by a British merchant. Here, guests will enjoy a tour of the plantation, learning about the processes of tea production before sampling the produce from an outdoor café with extensive views across the plantation.

    Travel down the winding range and onwards to Penang, a 4-4.5 hour journey, stopping en route at the historical mining town of Ipoh. Enjoy a local lunch before visiting the Perak Tong Cave Temple. Created in 1926 by a local Chinese couple, this beautiful temple features brightly coloured murals as well as a large standing Buddha - a serene experience.

    After, travel a further 2 hours to Georgetown, Penang. Arrive to Penang mid-afternoon and check in to the hotel. Penang has long been recorded on traders’ maps as a place of refuge to rest and restock when traversing the long route from India to China. Blessed with a natural harbour and bountiful fresh water, it came under British control in the mid 1700s. Today, UNESCO-listed Penang is still calling visitors to its shores, promising a distinctive cuisine and colonial charm.

     

    Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Penang, 3 Stars (Deluxe Oceanfront)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Full Day Penang City Tour

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. At 9am, depart for the tour of Georgetown city and its main attractions. Stop at the Thai Temple of the Reclining Buddha and at the Burmese Temple. Continue to visit the Khoo Kongsi, beautiful Chinese Clan House and visit the Baba & Nyonya Mansion, picturesque museum is located near Little India near the beautiful St. George's Anglican Church. The city tour will allow you to also visit the Kek Lok Si Temple, the biggest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.

     

    Accommodation: Four Points by Sheraton Penang, 3 Stars (Deluxe Oceanfront)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Days 6-11

    Relax in Langkawi

    Check out and transfer to Penang Ferry Terminal for a speedboat ride to Langkawi. Upon arrival, meet and greet our representative and transfer to the hotel for check in.

    Enjoy the next few days relaxing on the beach or by the pool. There are optional island-hopping and boat trips that can be done during your stay.

     

    Accommodation: Berjaya Langkawi Resort, 4 Stars (Family Chalet)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 12

    Langkawi - Kuala Lumpur

    Enjoy breakfast at the resort. You will have some free time until your departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Kuala Lumpur.
    Meet and greet at Kuala Lumpur International Airport upon arrival. Transfer to the hotel for check in and relax.

     

    Accommodation: Renaissance Kuala Lum-pur Hotel, 5 Stars (Superior)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 13

    Depart Kuala Lumpur

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Free time at leisure until your departure transfer to the airport for your onwards flight where your trips end.

     

    Accommodation: None

    Meals included: Breakfast

Essential Info

Visas

Malaysia

A visa is not required for most nationalities including British, EU, US, Canada, Australia and NZ nationals. If you are unsure of the requirements please check with your nearest Malaysian embassy.

Vaccinations

Malaysia

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is slight, but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Eating and Drinking

Included:

12 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner

 

Weather

Malaysia generally has a tropical climate which is fairly standard year round. Different parts of the country experience wet and dry seasons at different times of the year and you can expect to have sunshine and rain at any time. In the lowlands temperatures tend to vary from lows of 20’C to highs of 30’C whilst the highlands generally have lows of 15’C with highs of 25’C. Temperatures can get very cold on top of Mt. Kinabalu where it can even freeze at night.

Kuala Lumpur

Is this trip for you?

There’s a world of life-changing experiences out there, and all our trips are hand-crafted to showcase the best, wherever you’re headed. But what happens if you want to take a detour? Linger a while longer? Or want something completely unique to you? With Exodus’ Tailormade Adventures we can tailor almost any holiday to suit you, creating a bespoke adventure. Every element can be tailored to suit your requirements: we can sort flights and hotel upgrades, extra nights, regional departures, beach extensions, stop overs and more.

Call for general departures:
0800 643 997
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+61 3 9998 9052

Accommodation

Tailormade Accommodation

Whether the destination is more important than the accommodation, or you would like to overnight in comfort, our Tailormade team can offer a wide variety of accommodation options from camping and village houses, to some of the finest hotels around. We do this so we can offer accommodation to suit every budget. The team will listen to your requirements to insure we find the right accommodation to suit you.

Call for general departures:
0800 643 997
Call for tailormade trips:
+61 3 9998 9052

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Send us your requirements and we will create your bespoke itinerary just for you. To speak to one of our dedicated tailormade team, simply enter your details below and tell us when it’s convenient for you.

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