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Destination for this trip:
Kota Bharu, Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Kuantan, Malaysia; Penang, Malaysia; Terengganu, Malaysia
Length of trip:
Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 1999 to $ 3000
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Detailed Description of this trip:
During these 12 days of the Fascinating Malaysia Tour, you will visit Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Kota Bharu, Terengganu, Kuantan, and Cherating.
This Trip is Recommended for:
Day 1 - On the Plane
Depart USA for Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2 - On the Plane
Day 3 - Kuala Lumpur
Arrive at Kuala Lumpur.
You will be met and greeted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and be transferred to your hotel.
Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 4 - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur (B).
Today you will take an interesting city tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and new Kuala Lumpur. First you will visit Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque), which is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur.
Then you will visit Tugu Negara or War Memorial where those who perished in the war were worshiped. Chinatown is full of good bargains and deals, foods and rich Chinese culture.
You will visit the Thien Hou Temple.
You will also pass the Moorish-styled Federal Court, the Railway station which is a striking piece of Mohammedan architecture,the Tudor styled Cricket Club and the Kings Palace.
Arts, Crafts and Antiques
The last stop will be at the Handicraft center where you can see fine and splendid OE Jewelry making demonstrations
Day 5 - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Cameron Highlands (B).
Today you will be driven to Cameron Highlands, which is 1,542 meters above sea level. Cameron Highlands is famous for its world-renowned tea. Along the way, we will stop and visit the famous Batu Caves where the shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam is set within an outcrop of limestone caves.
We will also stop at the Royal Selangor Pewter factory to view famous Malaysian pewter.
After which, we will proceed north to the Hill Resort of Cameron Highlands, making another en route stop to visit a cottage industry that makes bamboo baskets and the Lata Iskandar Waterfall.
Upon arrival at Cameron Highlands, check in hotel. Rest of the day is free at your own leisure.
Day 6 - Penang
Cameron Highlands - Penang (B).
After breakfast at hotel, you will visit a tea plantation, a tea factory, a vegetable farm and the market square.
Then you will continue your journey to Penang. Along the way you will visit Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan Museum. Finally cross over the third longest bridge in the world, arriving in Penang in the evening.
Day 7 - Penang
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a half-day "Around Penang" tour with visits to a batik factory, a nutmeg and clove stall, the Snake Temple and Wat Chayamangskalaram Temple. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. (B).
Day 8 - Kota Bharu
Penang - Kota Bharu (B).
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards, drive towards Kota Bharu along the East-West Highway. This highway cuts through the main mountain range and offers breathtaking views of the tropical Rainforest. If you are lucky you may have to stop for elephants crossing the road. You should arrive in Kota Bharu in the evening. (B).
Day 9 - Terengganu
Kota Bharu - Terengganu (B).
In the morning, take a short orientation tour through Kota Bharu. Visit the colorful wet market. You can find a variety of local items like batik clothing, cloth with exotic patterns, fruit, vegetables and more. Continue towards Pulau Duyung Besar, where fishing boats are built using age-old techniques and tools.
Following that, continue the drive along Chinatown and visit the colorful Central Market, Princess Hill or Bukit Puteri (with a good view of the city), Maziah Palace and State Mosque.
Day 10 - Kuantan
Terengganu - Cherating- Kuantan (B).
Breakfast at hotel. You will proceed to Kuantan, en route visit Cherating. Stops at local villages to observe their traditional way of living.
You will be able to see local boat making and brassware making. In the afternoon, you will visit the village of Cherating where you can see pandan leaves being woven into bags, mats and crafts. Also see brown sugar being made and a monkey plucking coconuts.
Day 11 - Kuala Lumpur
Kuantan - Cherating - Kuala Lumpur (B).
Food and Dining
Breakfast at hotel.
Private Car Service
Drive to Kuala Lumpur. Balance of the day is at leisure.
This is your last chance to do your shopping. (B).
Day 12 - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur / USA (B).
You will be transferred to Kuala Lumpur International airport and board your flight back to USA. (B).
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