Roaming the Golden Peninsula
You’ve arrived in Malaysia and it's time for your adventure to begin! Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport ready to take you to your hotel to freshen up and attend your welcome dinner.
Spend the next few days touring Little India, learning to cook with the locals, learning about the mix of religions of the Indian Malay, and enjoying a southern Indian style feast. You'll also visit the Batu Caves, make your way up to the top of the iconic Petronas Towers to see the sunset over the city, and take a full day's food tour of Kuala Lumpur's exciting culinary scene.
Activity and Adventure
Take a scenic drive in the morning from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands. On the way stop off to see Iskandar Waterfall and Orang Asli Village before you settle into your hotel in the Cameron Highlands. Spend the next few days exploring tea plantations and sampling Malaysian tea at the Boh tea factory. You'll take a three-hour trek through the Montane Rainforest, exploring a variety of eco-climates and navigating a maze of giant tree roots - you'll feel like you're in Jurassic Park!
On day 7, you’ll descend back to the lowlands towards Penang. You’ll stop mid-journey at a historical mining town and enjoy a walking tour around an old railway station and ancient alleyways. After lunch, you’ll visit the Perak Tong Caves Temple before heading off to Georgetown where you’ll spend the next few days enjoying a tasty dim sum breakfast, following Penang’s culinary trail and checking out the arts vibrant art scene. You'll have plenty of free time to explore this gorgeous colonial town at your own leisure, too.
Spend your time in Malacca cruising the Melaka River, checking out the ancient attractions, exploring old antique stores and cafes, and sampling traditional dishes. Malacca has a rich history with a mishmash of Portuguese and Dutch culture and on your city tour, you’ll see the oldest remaining example of European architecture in Southeast Asia. Look out for the restored Peranakan buildings as well – they were originally built by a mix of Han-Chinese and Malayans who made up their own style known as the Baba-Nyonya.
On day 14 it's time to go home. On your flight home, you’ll dream of the incredible scenery of the Cameron Highlands, the interesting and new flavours you tried, the beautiful architecture you saw influenced by so many different cultures, and the absolutely breath-taking paradise island you stayed at.