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West Peninsular Explorer

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Malaysia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1043.33 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1243.33 US Dollar (USD)

Forests in the Kenong Rimba Park are believed to be about 130 million years old. The park covers an area of 128 sq. km with pristine tropical forests which share a common eastern and northern boundary with the larger national park of Taman Negara. Although accessible to the public, a large part of the park remains unexplored by humans. This is where you will truly enjoy the unspoilt wilderness, magnificent limestone caves, cascading falls, clear streams, giant trees, a plethora of flora and fauna and, a myriad of birds and insects. A variety of wildlife namely elephants, tapirs, tigers, panthers, flying foxes, sun bears, mouse deer and sambar deer, macaques, monkeys and gibbons also make these forests their dwellings.

During the 19th century, Cameron Highland was a popular spot for the British colonialists to retreat to from the heat and humidity of the lowland. Located at 1,500 m above sea level, the cool temperature and undulating hillsides provide perfect conditions for growing strawberries and tea. Today, the hills are covered with the iconic and beautifully-manicured tea plantations which look like carpet that stretches from miles and miles into the distance. A large percentage of Malaysia’s fresh temperate vegetables and flowers are grown in the highland and trucked down every morning to the cities. Much of the colonial character remains today and its English charm can still be seen in the architecture.

Off the coast of Perak state is a small cluster of islands with the largest and most developed being Pangkor. Pangkor Island is dotted with fishing villages along the eastern coast while colourful coral reefs are situated around some of the smaller islands. Pangkor is famous for cuttlefish and anchovies that are caught offshore and much of this is dried and salted as snack food which is very popular with the locals. There is a lot to do on the island – visitors can enjoy the tropical sun, hire a boat for fishing, enjoy jet skiing, snorkeling and, rent bicycles or motorbikes to travel around the island.

Highlights:
- Trek in one of Malaysia’s more pristine and undisturbed rainforests
- Explore limestone caves
- Visit iconic tea plantations in the Cameron Highland
- Photograph the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where the present sultan lives
- Visit Malaysia’s best managed-mangrove forest
- See charcoal being produced in old kilns
- Enjoy a boat ride
- Explore Pangkor Island including a visit to an old Dutch fort
- Visit a Chinese temple
- Taste Pangkor’s signature dried seafood snacks
- Visit and dine in a Malay village and take the opportunity to mingle with the locals
- Savour a seafood dinner in a fishing village
- Take a riverboat see fireflies
- Stop at Malaysia’s most sacred Hindu cave temple (open all year round except on religious festivals like Thaipusam)
- Visit the world’s largest pewter factory.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price: Single supplement: USD 276,67.

Supplier Information
Location: Malaysia
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2008
Client Request Served: 6

Established in 1976, our company's aspiration is to show visitors the many beautiful faces of Malaysia. An adventure and travel maker, we create tours with the aspiration of giving visitors a personal feel, taste, touch and sight of the many side of our rich heritage of cultures and peoples and our rain forests,...

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