Grand Tour of Malaysia
MELAKA HERITAGE CITY West Malaysia

Grand Tour of Malaysia

10 Days / 9 Nights

This is a classic itinerary that covers the most charming places of the Peninsular Malaysia.
From Malacca to Penang you will witness Malaysia’s finest architecture which was influenced by Portuguese, Dutch and British during the spice trade in Southeast Asia.

Enjoy the scenic tea plantations of Cameron Highlands and learn about the tea making process before exploring
the lush rainforest in Belum where you can meet the indigenous Orang Asli people and see the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia.

Experience the charm of the historical city of Melaka and walk through Jonker Street, famed for antique shops and souvenir shops


Enjoy the scenic views of Cameron Highlands while drinking the local tea


Hike the Belum rainforests to discover lush landscapes, tropical flora, exotic animals and native villages


Enjoy the local food. Penang has established quite a reputation for being the go-to food haven

Tours Details

DURATION: 10 Days / 9 Nights

FREQUENCY: Daily

JOINING CITY: Kuala Lumpur

DEPARTURE CITY: Penang

ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing and jungle trekking

TOUR TYPE: This tour is available in private basis only

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: Year-round

What's Included

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
All internal transport as per the itinerary
Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
English speaking guide
Entry Fees
Meals as specified

THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Beverages
Travel Insurance
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Naturalis Expeditions control

Day 1: ARRIVE KUALA LUMPUR AIRPORT – MALACCA

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will be met at the airport and driven for about 2 hours to Malacca.

Overnight at the hotel in Malacca

Day 2: MALACCA – KUALA LUMPUR

After breakfast depart for a full day Malacca sightseeing.

Founded in 1403, Melaka is Malaysia’s oldest town, full of fascinating history and multi-cultural heritage. The Portuguese, Dutch and British ruled over Melaka’s silk and spice trade for centuries and these invaders have left an unparalleled legacy of historical relics and monuments, reflected most strongly in its town. The beauty of the town has now been recognized and it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.

Relive history as you walk through the city’s historic buildings including the Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Church and the mighty fortress – Porta de Santiago, built by the Portuguese in 1512. Then, have time to stroll along the Jonker Street, known for its antiques, souvenirs, arts, and crafts.

After the tour transfer to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur

Tour highlights: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple • Porta de Santiago • Stadthuys • St Paul’s Church • Christ Church • Jonker Street

Overnight at the hotel in Kuala Lumpur

BREAKFAST |LUNCH

Day 3:  KUALA LUMPUR 

After breakfast, proceed for Kuala Lumpur half day city tour.

Discover the old and new, starting from where the city began, which is the confluence of two rivers. Visit includes the King’s Palace, the National Museum, the National Monument and the superb buildings at the Independence Square as well as the Moorish-style railway station. Observe the contrast between historical architecture and modern skyscrapers in an abundant setting of greenery. You will also get to visit a local handicraft centre and a photo stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.

Overnight at the hotel in Kuala Lumpur

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Day 4: KUALA LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHLANDS 

This morning you will be driven for about 5 hrs to Cameron Highlands. Enrote visit Iskandar waterfall and a aborigine settlement.

Upon arrival in Cameron Highlands settle into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own leisure.

Overnight at the hote in Cameron Highlands

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Day 5: CAMERON HIGHLANDS 

After breakfast departs for Discover Cameron full day Tour.

This fascinating tour will cover most of the highlights of the highlands. Begin by cruising through the ‘green carpets’ of Bho Plantation – the pioneer of the growers in Malaysia. Next will be the main revenue earner of the Cameron Highlands – the flower and vegetable farming. Here, one will not only see the various types of flowers and vegetables cultivated but also the method used by the industrious local farming community.

From the farms, you will proceed to visit the highlands. This short trek will lead you to the small waterfall where you will have a short dip and a break for lunch. The return journey will take you to a local market where most of the local products can be found.

Overnight at the hotel in Cameron Highlands

BREAKFAST |LUNCH

** Tea factory is closed on Monday and public holidays.

Day 6: CAMERON HIGHLANDS – BELUM RAINFOREST

After breakfast you will be driven for about 4-5 hours to Belum Rainforest. Upon arrival in Belum, settle into your room.

In the evening proceed for night jungle walk in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Overnight at the Belum Rainforest Resort

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Day 7: BELUM RAINFOREST 

Spend the whole day in the Belum rainforest. Search for the Rafflesia flower. Visit the Orang Asli Village Explore the salt Lick at Sira Gajah.

Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Sungai Waterfall.

Overnight at the Belum Rainforest Resort

BREAKFAST |LUNCH

Day 8: BELUM RAINFOREST – PENANG 

After breakfast depart for Penang. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Late afternoon proceed for the tour Penang by night. Watch the city of Georgetown come alive at night with blazes of lights and street peddlers. As Penang is famous for its local cuisine, your evening will begin with dinner at the local Hawker Stall.

After dinner, you will be taken on a short Trishaw ride. An authentic mode of transport used till today to ferry people from one destination to another. We then proceed on a scenic drive across Penang bridge.

Overnight at the hotel in Penang

BREAKFAST | DINNER

Day 9: GEORGETOWN

After breakfast, you will be taken on Georgetown city tour.

Georgetown, named after King George III of England, has one of the largest colonial buildings in South East Asia. First stop, Fort Cornwallis built in 1808 by the British East India Company. It also marks the spot where Sir Francis Light landed on Penang. Next Chew Jetty or She Chew Kew the biggest waterfront settlement or ‘houses on stilts’ created by the Chinese immigrant in the mid-19th century. Drive through Street of Harmony, which houses the Anglican Church, Kuan Yin Chinese Temple, Mahamariaman Indian Temple and Kapitan Kling mosque.

Next, the state museum, built in 1821, houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics. Tour ends with a visit to Wat Chayamangkalaram, a Thai temple which houses a 10ft long reclining Buddha. Directly opposite is the Dhammikarama Burmese temple which houses a magnificent 8.2-meter high image of Lord Buddha.

In the afternoon, visit the Kek Lok Si Temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in South East Asia. Nestled in the hills in Penang, it also is known as the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddha’s. The 7-tier Pagoda of 10,000 Buddha’s, which dominates the temple, is influenced by the architecture style of the Thais, Burmese, and Chinese. A beautiful bronze statue of the Goodness of Mercy overlooks the temple.

Next, take the funicular rail ride up Penang Hill (830 m asl), a cool hill retreat during colonial days for a panoramic view of Georgetown and the Straits of Malacca.

Overnight at the hotel in Penang

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Day 10: PENANG – DEPARTURE 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Penang airport for your flight to your next destination.

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