Day 1: Arrive Kuala Lumpur/ Malacca. Arrive Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Meet and transfer to Malacca. Unwind and rest. Overnight in Malacca.
Day 2: In Malacca. After breakfast, you tour the historical city of Malacca visiting major attractions of St. Paul’s Hill, the renowned Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Jonkers Street where you can hunt antique souvenirs. Visit the Baba Nyonya Museum - for an interesting insight of the lifestyle and tradition of the unique peranakans. In the evening, explore the old streets of Malacca on your own to see the sights and sounds of this historical city.
Day 3: Malacca - Kuala Lumpur. Transfer to Kuala Lumpur (2 hours) with sight seeing in the afternoon. An orientation tour of the city covering the major historical landmarks - King`s Palace, National Monument, National Mosque and Merdeka (Independence) Square. Much of the history of the city is depicted here as well as the tradition and cultural heritage of the major communities. Included in this tour is an opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the observation deck of the KL Tower.
In the evening, visit Chinatown – this is a night bazaar where locals and tourists alike will gather here to look for the best bargain in clothes, watches, bags and other merchandise.
Day 4: In Kuala Lumpur. This morning visit the Batu Caves and Pewter Workshop. The main cave, Temple cave is a large cavern with a vaulted ceiling about 100 m above the floor. Many Hindus pay their devotions to the Lord Murga by climbing the 272 steps to reach the entrance. Then, visit a pewter workshop to see the actual process of making these wares. There will be a visit to a handicraft center. Afternoon free at leisure for you to explore the city on your own.
Day 5: Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara. Transfer to Kuala Tembeling followed by boat to Kuala Tahan. Overnight at air-conditioned chalet at Taman Negara Resort. Slide presentation and Night Jungle Walk in the evening.
Day 6: In Taman Negara. Full day excursion to Bukit Teresek, Canopywalk and Lata Berkoh. Bukit Teresek (334 meters) can be reach in 45 minutes and one can enjoy a panoramic view of Gunung Tahan and the forest canopy. The canopy walkway stretches about 500 meters and with a height of 30 meters, visitors have a rare opportunity to experience the wilderness from a vantage point. Lata Berkoh is a spectacular cascade that marks the limit of easy navigability on the river. There is a deep pool below the cascade and rocky area overlooking the rapids offers an ideal place to relax.
Day 7: Taman Negara – Cameron Highlands. Depart Kuala Tahan by boat to Kuala Tembeling. Travel across the country to Cameron Highlands (the center of Malaysian tea production) takes you to altitude of 1500-1800 meters above sea level. Vegetables grow in profusion and flowers bloom, everywhere in the cool weather, which can drop to 8 degrees Celsius. Check in to hotel in the late afternoon. Rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 8: Cameron Highland – Penang. Cruise along the rolling tea hills to Mount Brinchang while enjoying the cool crispy air. A commentary on tea will be given at one of the view point before the drive up to the highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands (2032m). You will be blessed with the magnificent view of the surrounding area. An interpretive walk into the Mossy Forest will reveal some of the most of unique forest flora of this mountain like the carnivorous Pitcher Plant, primitive Ferns, wild Orchids, Ti trees and Rhododendrons. Other native plants like spices, medicinal plants and poisonous plants will also be highlighted by our guide. A short drive down from the mountain will bring you to the Oldest Tea Factory in Malaysia ~ Sungai Palas; here a factory tour will be conducted before visiting the Tea Shop. Return to hotel - check out.
Depart Cameron Highlands and head towards Bukit Merah to visit the Orang Utan Island. Boat ride to the island to see the Orangutan – the soft natured primates of Borneo. This place has a unique intact care unit where baby orangutans are cared for by the dedicated staff. Arrive Penang in the late afternoon and check into hotel.
Day 9: In Penang. Today you explore Penang - the Pearl of the Orient and the oldest British settlement in Malaysia. See the various attractions in Georgetown including the Khoo Kongsi (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan house with its ancient design constructed to capture the splendor of an Imperial palace, the historical Fort Cornwallis. Visit Kek Lok Si - the largest Buddhist cum Taoist monastery and temple complex in Malaysia with it's imposing 10,000 Buddha's Pagoda and the tortoise Pond of Longevity. Ascend 830 meters up Penang Hill by the Swiss funicular railway passing through hill farms and lush tropical jungles for a panoramic view of the island and mainland.
Day 10: Depart Penang. Transfer to airport for short flight to Kuala Lumpur to connect flight to next destination.
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