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Privately guided round trip - Malaysia

Malaysia round trip and swimming

Highlights

  • Hike through the oldest rainforest in the world, Taman Negara

  • The tour includes many privately guided excursions

  • Six-day beach vacation in Langkawi

  • Immerse yourself at Cameron Highlands’ world of tea

  • For a surcharge, you can book an optional PREMIUM travel variant

    With our premium trips, you’ll stay in selected high-quality accommodation. For an offer, please specify this option in your request under your travel requirements. The price for this 14-day trip includes domestic flights and breakfast: from 1725€ plus flight.

Description

A varied adventure full of contrasts awaits you on our privately guided tour.

Start in the multicultural metropolis and capital of the country, Kuala Lumpur. Your journey to Taman Negara takes you from the urban jungle to the oldest rainforest in the world. In the Cameron Highlands, between endless green tea plantations, you will find a welcoming breeze from the tropical temperatures before you go to Georgetown on Penang to get to the bottom of the country’s colonial past and immerse yourself in the street food culinary world. Your trip will round off with a final swim in Langkawi, a tropical oasis in the Andaman Sea.

Destination

Asia

Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands - Penang - Langkawi

You can visit the west of Malaysia year round! It’s hot and humid and has only minor fluctuations in temperature and humidity. A trip to West Malaysia in December, January, and February are recommended because it is primarily dry during these months. The time between November and April is best for a beach vacation in Langkawi.

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, a partner agent will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

You can use the morning to get used to the time difference and climate. In the evening, join your guide in the hotel lobby for a drive to Jalan Alor. In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this street is one of the most famous spots for food lovers in Malaysia. Relatively quiet during the day, the road turns into a busy food court at sunset. The street vendors heat their woks as hungry customers assemble and sit at the makeshift tables and chairs along the street.

Travel time Kuala Lumpur Airport - Kuala Lumpur Hotel: about 1 hour / approx. 60 km

2 nights with breakfast in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Today you will explore the capital of Malaysia. The city ​​tour reveals the charm of old and modern Kuala Lumpur and stops at numerous sights. Highlights are the Petronas Twin Towers, the King's residence, the national monument, the Malaysian National Museum, and the National Mosque. You will also see the Sultan Abdul Samad building and then visit a Tudor-style cricket club.

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Then drive to the Putrajaya administrative district, about 45 minutes away. One architectural masterpiece after another awaits you here. Probably the most impressive building is the pink Putra Mosque, which the adjacent lake reflects in the face of the building.

After breakfast, you’ll set off for about four hours by car in the direction of Kuala Tembiling. Once you’re there, park the car and cross the shallow flowing river on a traditional wooden ferry. It will take you to your next accommodation, the Mutiara Taman Negara Resort. In the Department of Wildlife, you can register for entry and get a permit to take pictures so that you can capture unforgettable impressions.

At 15:00, you can check-in at the resort and have a relaxing arrival. In the evening, enjoy a replenishing dinner before the introduction of the resort lobby.

The highlight of the day is the night hike through the jungle with an experienced guide. Discover the side of the jungle that only shows itself at night. Get to know nocturnal plants and insects and use the unique opportunity to experience the animals up close.

Travel time Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Tembiling: about 3 hours / approx. 190 km

2 nights with full board in Tahan on the edge of Taman Negara NP, Malaysia

After breakfast, head to the Canopy Walk, the tallest suspension bridge globally that runs through the Malaysian jungles. Forty meters above the ground, you will experience what it means to be in a rainforest, with meter-high trees that are centuries old and many new noises from the animals living here. The 530-meter long path through the jungle offers you unforgettable views in many places and lets you experience the actual size of the green destination.

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Around noon, you will receive refreshments in the Mutiara Restaurant, after which you can set off for another natural highlight. Take a boat down the river towards Lata Berkoh Waterfalls. Use this stop of your tour to take a refreshing dip in the clear water of the falling water and enjoy the unique nature. Return by boat to the restaurant where a buffet dinner awaits you.

After breakfast, check out and leave the rainforest to head to the Malaysian tea chamber in the highlands of the Malay Peninsula. The bright green tea bushes line up close together and stretch like a carpet over the hilly landscape.

Travel time Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands: about 5 hours / approx. 250 km

2 nights with breakfast in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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Named after their discoverer William Cameron, the highlands are a relaxed haven for big-city dwellers. Dense rainforest alternates with lush green tea plantations, vegetable farms, and small towns that exude British colonial charm. After you have explored the area, you will head to the “BOH” tea factory, where they will explain the production process and then try the different types of tea.

Leave the Cameron Highlands towards Ipoh, the capital of Perak and the center of tin mining. Here you visit a Chinese cave temple made of sand limestone, which houses an imposing stalactite cave. In the royal city of Kuala Kangsar, you can admire the most beautiful Muslim building in Malaysia, the "Ubudiah Mosque" and the Royal Palace, a majestic, magnificent building that boasts Islamic style. In the afternoon, you will reach the island of Penang - the "Pearl of the Orient" - over the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.

Travel time Cameron Highlands - Penang: about 3.5 hours / 250 km

2 nights with breakfast in Georgetown / Penang, Malaysia

Captain Francis Light established Penang as the first trading post for the British. The capital, Georgetown, quickly transformed into a bustling metropolis, where rich history and tradition reflects all around. Malaysia, also known as the real Asia, boasts colorful kaleidoscopes of different Asian cultures. Indians, Chinese, Malays, and various indigenous peoples live peacefully next to and with one another. In Penang, you will find this colorful potpourri in its most concentrated form.

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You will explore Georgetown and visit, among other things, the Kek Lok Si Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Then continue through Georgetown and explore Fort Cornwallis, one of the most significant colonial structures in Southeast Asia.

After strolling through the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, return to your hotel.

With its 99 islands, the Langkawi archipelago forms a tropical oasis in the Andaman Sea, characterized by opulent vegetation and bizarre cliffs. The largest island of the archipelago is today’s destination and home for the next few days! Fly from Penang to Langkawi, then hop into a transfer to your hotel.

Flight time Penang - Langkawi: approx. 35 minutes

5 nights with breakfast in Langkawi, Malaysia

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Numerous sagas and legends surround the 99 islands of Langkawi. The island archipelago in the northwest of the Malaysian peninsula boasts beautiful sandy beaches and imposing mountain ridges. Overgrown jungles drop steeply down the cliffs into the crystal clear sea and form picturesque natural bays.

An exciting journey comes to an end today. Depending on the departure time, your transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home. We are happy to organize an extension of your stay on-site or in another region. Let us know your wishes, and we will put together your customized dream vacation.

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JW Marriott ****, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

At the JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, you'll be in the middle of the city center’s hustle and bustle on Bintang Walk in the Golden Triangle. The hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an in-house restaurant, and a bar where you can end an eventful day with a cool drink. All rooms come equipped with a flat-screen cable TV and a large bathtub with a separate shower.

Belai Serama Guesthouse, Taman Negara, Malaysia

The Malay-Dutch couple, Ijat and Marja, run the Belai Serama Guesthouse. You can look forward to quiet, comfortable accommodation in the middle of nature on the edge of the national park. The air-conditioned rooms have a terrace with garden views.

They serve a selection of regional dishes at the restaurant complemented by views overlooking the river and national park. The adjoining communal lounge on the river is the perfect place to relax after an eventful day in the Taman Negara National Park.

Strawberry Park Resort****, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

In the middle of the lush green tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands is the Strawberry Park Resort. They offer you modern rooms with parquet floors, a safe, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a telephone, a minibar, a coffee and tea maker, and a seating area. Guests can order western dishes at Bresserie'85 and enjoy traditional Thai dishes at Mulberry Thai Restaurant. The Tudor Lounge and Lobby Bar offer a wide range of fine beverages. Night owls can party in the Wildberry Club from 21:00 to 14:00, and the Wild Orchidaceae Spa invites you to relax with a soothing massage.

Campbell House****, Penang, Malaysia

The elegant boutique hotel, Campbell House, is in a restored, centuries-old commercial building in the center of the trendy Georgetown district. The spacious rooms have all the standard amenities. You can enjoy Italian dishes at the IL Bacaro restaurant. The in-house library is a welcoming retreat for a quiet day.

Berjaya Beach Resort****, Langkawi, Malaysia

Berjaya Langkawi Resort is on Burau Bay in Kedah. The elegant resort offers an outdoor pool, five restaurants, air-conditioned chalets with wooden furniture, a balcony, a TV, and a safe.

Guests of the resort can work out in the fitness center or relax with a massage in the Ayura Spa. Malaysian and international dishes are available at Cafe Sayang, while You can order Thai dishes at Pahn-Thai with beautiful views of the rainforest.

Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur *****, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur is in downtown Kuala Lumpur, less than 300 meters from KLCC Park. It features an outdoor pool and six dining options. WiFi is available in all rooms free of charge.

The twin towers Petronas Towers with the Suria KLCC shopping center are less than 300 meters away, K Avenue is 500 meters away, and Lot 10 and Sungai Wang Plaza shopping malls are two kilometers away. The nearest airport is Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, 30 kilometers from the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

The rooms come equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, and some units have views of the park. Other amenities include a 24-hour reception, a concierge service, a fitness center, a sauna, and wellness treatments at the in-house spa.

Yun House serves traditional and local Chinese cuisine. In the show kitchen of the Curate, you can watch international specialties being prepared. Light refreshments are available at Decadent at Four Seasons Place and The Lounge at Four Seasons. The Trigona bar serves cocktails made from sustainable ingredients.

Belai Serama Guesthouse, Taman Negara, Malaysia

The Malay-Dutch couple, Ijat and Marja, run the Belai Serama Guesthouse. You can look forward to quiet, comfortable accommodation in the middle of nature on the edge of the national park. The air-conditioned rooms have a terrace with garden views.

They serve a selection of regional dishes at the restaurant complemented by views overlooking the river and national park. The adjoining communal lounge on the river is the perfect place to relax after an eventful day in the Taman Negara National Park.

The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands ****, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

This accommodation awaits you in the middle of the Highlands in an English-style country house. The spacious rooms have antique furniture, a table fan, a telephone, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The staff is amiable, and the in-house restaurant will spoil you with local and English dishes.

Eastern and Oriental Hotel*****, Penang, Malaysia

This elegant luxury hotel is in the middle of Georgetown on the famous waterfront, close to numerous restaurants, bars, and shops. Each of the 101 suites is luxuriously furnished and offers every comfort, selected furniture, delicate fabrics, and carpets. In the colonial coffee shop, you can try international and local delicacies. The 1885 restaurant offers seasonal menus, and the Poolside Terrace offers first-class cocktails, light snacks, and soft drinks. Additional hotel facilities include a pool, a fitness center, and a spa area.

The Datai Langkawi*****, Langkawi, Malaysia

The luxurious resort is a dream for all those seeking tranquility: it nestles on a group of islands off the northwest coast of Malaysia in the middle of the rainforest on a paradisiacal bay. The spacious rooms, some of which have a private pool, perfectly integrate into nature. Let your gaze wander over the Andaman Sea and get to know the area on eventful excursions. Whether you’re here for relaxation or adventure, an unforgettable vacation away from the crowds awaits you on Langkawi.

Duration of the trip: 14 days / 13 nights

Including

  • 13 nights in the mentioned hotels or similar

    • 2 nights at the JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur******** with breakfast in a deluxe room in Kuala Lumpur

    • 2 nights at the Belai Serama Guesthouse******** with full board in a standard room in Taman Negara

    • 2 nights at Strawberry Park Resort******** with breakfast in a studio in Cameron Highlands

    • 2 nights at Campbell House Penang******** with breakfast in a deluxe room in Georgetown / Penang

    • 5 nights at Berjaya Langkawi******** with breakfast in a Rainforest Chalet on Langkawi

  • 13x breakfast, 2x lunch**,** and 3x dinner

  • Privately guided tour with an English-speaking driver-guide

  • Group based boat transfers Kuala Tembilin - Mutiara Taman Negara Resort - Kuala Tahan

  • Domestic flight Penang - Langkawi

  • Visits including entrance fees according to the program

Including - Premium travel option

  • 13 nights in the mentioned hotels or similar:

    • 2 nights at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur********* with breakfast in a City View Room in Kuala Lumpur

    • 2 nights at the Belai Serama Guesthouse******** with full board in a standard room in Taman Negara

    • 2 nights at The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands********* with breakfast in a deluxe room in Cameron Highlands

    • 2 nights at the Eastern & Oriental Penang********* with breakfast in a studio suite in Georgetown / Penang

    • 5 nights at The DATAI********* with breakfast in a Canopy Deluxe Room on Langkawi

  • 13x breakfast, 2x lunch, and 3x dinner

  • Privately guided tour with an English-speaking driver-guide

  • Group based boat transfers Kuala Tembilin - Mutiara Taman Negara Resort - Kuala Tahan

  • Domestic flight Penang - Langkawi

  • Visits including entrance fees according to the program

Excluding

  • International flights

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Optional excursions (visits, admissions, etc.)

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa, entry, and/or exit fees if required

  • Tourism tax (between 20 MYR and 10 MYR per room/night, depending on the hotel category)

Notes

  • Please note that the Canopy Walkway in Taman Negara National Park is closed on Fridays for maintenance.

Additional experiences

Jungle Trekking on Langkawi

  1. Price per person 58 € excl. Flight
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Zip line adventure in the jungle

  1. Price per person from 68 € excl. Flight
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Penang Heritage Walking Tour

  1. Price per person from 61 € excl. Flight
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Enjoy Kuala Lumpur from above

  1. Price per person from 88 € excl. Flight
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