Roaming the Golden Peninsula

14 days from £2,995pp

Your classic tour of Malaysia with a VIVID twist. You’ll spend 14 days exploring the best this vibrant country has to offer starting in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, where you'll learn to cook with the locals and visit the amazing Batu Caves. Next it's onto the lush Cameron Highlands to explore tea plantations and trek through beautiful rainforest, before heading to the colonial city of Penang to check out the vibrant arts scene and colourful architecture. Once you've explored to your heart's content, you'll fly to the paradise island of Langkawi for some down-time on the beach and wildlife spotting, before heading to your final stop in Malacca, on Malaysia's coast. 

Highlights

  • Stay on a stunning beach paradise island

  • Trek around the dense rainforest of Cameron Highlands

  • Spot mischievous water animals and exotic birds

  • See the oldest remnants of colonial architecture in Southeast Asia

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Roaming the Golden Peninsula

14 days from £2,995pp

Itinerary

This enlightening trip to Malaysia includes international flights, transfers, accommodation and selected excursions.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.
All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

 

Day

Location

Type

1-4

Kuala Lumpur

City

You’ve arrived in Malaysia and it's time for your adventure to begin! Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport ready to take you to your hotel to freshen up and attend your welcome dinner.

Spend the next few days touring Little India, learning to cook with the locals, learning about the mix of religions of the Indian Malay, and enjoying a southern Indian style feast. You'll also visit the Batu Caves, make your way up to the top of the iconic Petronas Towers to see the sun set over the city, and take a full day's food tour of Kuala Lumpur's exciting culinary scene.

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Things to do

5-6

Cameron Highlands

Activity and Adventure

Take a scenic drive in the morning from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands. On the way stop off to see Iksandar Waterfall and Orang Asli Village before you settle into your hotel in the Cameron Highlands. Spend the next few days exploring tea plantations and sampling Malaysian tea at the Boh tea factory. You'll take a three hour trek through the Montane Rainforest, exploring a variety of eco-climates and navigating a maze of giant tree roots - you'll feel like you're in Jurassic Park!

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7-9

Penang

General Tour

On day 7, you’ll descend back to the lowlands towards Penang. You’ll stop mid-journey at a historical mining town and enjoy a walking tour around an old railway station and ancient alleyways. After lunch you’ll visit the Perak Tong Caves Temple before heading off to Georgetown where you’ll spend the next few days enjoying a tasty dim sum breakfast, following Penang’s culinary trail and checking out the arts vibrant art scene. You'll have plenty of free time to explore this gorgeous colonial town at your own leisure, too.

Places to Stay

Things to do

10-11

Langkawi

Beach

Transfer to the airport for a 25 minute flight to the stunning island paradise that is Langkawi. Spend the next few days in a dreamy beach resort. On day 10 we’ve got a tour arranged for you where you’ll cruise around the lush mangrove forest, looking out for sea otters, tree crabs, and exotic birds like the Fish Eagle. Then you’ll visit a bat cave and a fish farm.

Places to Stay

12-14

Malacca

City

Spend your time in Malacca cruising the Melaka River, checking out the ancient attractions, exploring old antique stores and cafes, and sampling traditional dishes. Malacca has a rich history with a mishmash of Portuguese and Dutch culture and on your city tour, you’ll see the oldest remaining example of European architecture in Southeast Asia. Look out for the restored Peranakan buildings as well – they were originally built by a mix of Han-Chinese and Malayans who made up their own style known as the Baba-Nyonya.

On day 14 it's time to go home. On your flight home, you’ll dream of the incredible scenery of the Cameron Highlands, the interesting and new flavours you tried, the beautiful architecture you saw influenced by so many different cultures, and the absolutely breath-taking paradise island you stayed at. 

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