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Brief Malaysia

PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$2416+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Begin on the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur
  • See a complete display of Malay culture
  • Marvel at the ultra-modern sky scrapers of Kuala Lumpur
  • See everything in Kuala Lumpur – from architecture to street food
  • Visit the island of Borneo and the Batang Ai Lake
  • Experience the picturesque small city of Kuching
  • Journey by boat to the Batang Ai Longhouse Resort
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Batang Ai’s jungles
  • One of the most modern pewter factories as well as a Batik factory to see how Batik is designed
  • Take an evening drive to Kuala Selangor, a coastal village well known for its fireflies
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Tour Overview

This brief Malaysia tour is ideal for those with limited time. From the ultra modern to the traditional, a complete range of Malay culture is on full display in this diverse excursion. Begin your exploration on the urban streets of Kuala Lumpur where everything from architectural sightseeing to samplings of the street food in Chinatown will introduce you to this modern crossroads of pan Asian influence. Then, after a quick plane ride, enjoy a visit to the island of Borneo and the Batang Ai Lake.

On this tour, enjoy a a longer orientation to the city that will leave you in awe as you stroll past old world architectural splendors that stand among the ultra modern high rises. Not only will you visit the many classy museums and monuments, but you will get a bit more culture strolling through the Chinese bazaar and experiencing the fine Malay cuisine. A brief trip outside of the city will also bring you to some other cultural highlights of interest, including the mystical shrine at the Batu Caves.

The latter half of the tour starts and finishes in Kuching, the largest city in Malaysian Borneo. Considered one of the cleanest cities in Southeast Asia, Kuching is peaceful, relaxed, and feels much more like a small town. Stroll the picturesque waterfront, explore the open air markets, or visit one of the small, free museums. From Kuching you will travel by car and boat to reach the luxurious Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. While at the resort you will have ample time to relax, enjoying the natural jungle scenery surrounding the resort. You will also explore the river on a long boat, and visit the Orangutan Center.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
Domestic round-trip between Kuala Lumpur and Kuching, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, All private transfers & tours with English speaking driver/guide, Meals where specified (food only), Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)

Notes:
* Additional supplements may apply during the weeks immediately preceding and following the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. The dates vary each year, but fall sometime between January 21st and February 20th:
2016 – Monday, February 8th
2017 – Saturday, January 28th
2018 – Friday, February 16th

* Suggested Packing List: comfortable trekking shoes, light weight clothes, sun hat, raincoat, water bottle, insect repellent

* Activities in Batang Ai are offered by the lodge and may include other guests.
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$2363 £$2416 £$2589 £$2753
Single £$4011 £$4119 £$4439 £$4662

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Kuala Lumpur

Overnight international flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Overnight international flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Day
2

Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

kuala-lumpur-palace
Day
3

City tour of Kuala Lumpur

This morning, enjoy a privately guided tour of Kuala Lumpur’s highlights consisting of both historic and modern architecture. The private walking tour will include the Jamek Mosque, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Central Market, the Sze Ya Temple and the Chan See Shu Yuen Clan House. In the afternoon transfer to a local Indian restaurant to enjoy lunch.

Note: The Jamek Mosque is closed on Fridays. Please consider the tour today is done primarily on foot, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

This morning, enjoy a privately guided tour of Kuala Lumpur’s highlights consisting of both historic and modern architecture. The private walking tour will include the Jamek Mosque, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Central Market, the Sze Ya Temple and the Chan See Shu Yuen Clan House. In the afternoon transfer to a local Indian restaurant to enjoy lunch.

Note: The Jamek Mosque is closed on Fridays. Please consider the tour today is done primarily on foot, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

kuala-lumpur-skyline-malaysia
Day
4

Tour of the Royal Selangor, Batik Factory & Kuala Selangor

Enjoy a trip into the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, passing Istana Sharif Ali and Malay Villages on the way to Royal Selangor. This tour features the largest and most modern pewter factory in the world, reputed internationally for its high quality and craftsmanship. The different processes, such as casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving will be observed during this factory tour.

Next, stop at a Batik factory to see how Batik is designed and printed. The last stop will be at the limestone hills of Batu Caves. Comprised of three caverns and several smaller caves, Batu Caves is the shrine of Lord Murga, a Hindu deity. Climb a flight of 272 steps to the Temple Cave, where many Hindus pay their devotions, and visit the Museum Cave to view images of deities, and murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures.

This evening, drive to Kuala Selangor, a coastal village well known for its fireflies. Kuala Selangor is a typical agricultural village surrounded by fruit orchards, oil palms and coconut plantations. It is located on the Selangor River, where, just after dusk, fireflies will appear in thousands. Cruise upstream on a boat to see the spectacular display on the mangrove trees and enjoy dinner at a local seafood restaurant.
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Day
5

Kuala Lumpur – Kuching

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuching. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuching. Upon arrival, airport reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

kuching-city-malaysia
Day
6

Kuching – Batang Ai

Depart for Batang Ai, stopping at Semenggoh Orangutan Center en-route. The journey takes approximately 4 hours by car, and lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival in Batang Ai, take a short ferry to the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. Check in to the hotel, and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner tonight at the resort.

Depart for Batang Ai, stopping at Semenggoh Orangutan Center en-route. The journey takes approximately 4 hours by car, and lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival in Batang Ai, take a short ferry to the Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat. Check in to the hotel, and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner tonight at the resort.

Kuching-river-view-malaysia
Day
7

Exploring the Ulu Ai on longboat

After breakfast, embark on a native longboat for a day of exploration and sightseeing along the Ulu Ai River. Enjoy an eco picnic while exploring the jungle. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

After breakfast, embark on a native longboat for a day of exploration and sightseeing along the Ulu Ai River. Enjoy an eco picnic while exploring the jungle. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

kuching-waterfall-malaysia
Day
8

Batang Ai – Kuching

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and a morning of relaxation before returning to Kuching. Lunch will be served along the way. Upon arrival in Kuching, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and a morning of relaxation before returning to Kuching. Lunch will be served along the way. Upon arrival in Kuching, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

kuching-cityview-malaysia
Day
9

International flight home via Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Then transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuala Lumpur, to connect with a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Then transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuala Lumpur, to connect with a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Batang Ai National Park Lubok Antu Sarawak Malaysia

Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Places You'll See

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    Kuala Lumpur

    The cultural melting pot of Kuala Lumpur is overflowing with things to see and do. Look up in amazement at the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world. See a show at one of the wonderful theaters and performance halls, like the KL Philharmonic. Take a walking tour through the old colonial center, or shop at the many shopping malls.

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    Kuching

    Situated on the Sarawak River, Kuching is an emerging city on the Island of Borneo. Kuching has many historical sites and landmarks that one can visit with an assortment of sightseeing activities. Visit an assortment of national parks or take in the city sites with some local shopping.

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    Batang Ai

    Located about 250 km southeast of Kuching, Batang Ai is well known for offering visitors the opportunity to view wild orangutans including their nests. In addition, this region provides visitors with the chance to see old time longhouses, which have been least impacted by modern life.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Kuala Lumpur : Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

Kuching : Grand Margherita

Batang Ai : Aiman Batang Ai Resort and Retreat

4 Star Properties

Kuala Lumpur : Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Kuala Lumpur : InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Parkroyal Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Kuching : Pullman Kuching

5 Star Properties

Kuala Lumpur : E & O Residences Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : JW Marriott

Kuala Lumpur : The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Kuching : Hilton Kuching (standard)

Luxury Properties

Kuala Lumpur : Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Ritz Carlton

Kuala Lumpur : Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

Kuching : Hilton Kuching (deluxe)

Testimonials

Rosalie W.

Traveled November, 2014

Though our time was short, our agent was able to include all our requested stops

A friend & I just completed a 10 day tour of Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand) that was compiled by Yampu Tours. Though our time was short, our agent was able to include all our requested stops while adding some very interesting side tours, all within our budget. Everything and everyone we encountered were great: guides, hotels, flights, train, food, tours, and service.

Andy and Joan.

Traveled August, 2015

Both Joan and I had a fabulous time away

Both Joan and I had a fabulous time away and very much appreciate everything that you did to make it possible. The wildlife, particularly the sea turtles we saw laying their eggs, the monkeys, the tapir we tracked, and all of the different bird types that we encountered, were all great experiences. We also enjoyed the relaxation time that we had in Belize, where the snorkeling and diving was also good.

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Joan A.

Traveled April, 2013

As usual, everything went like clockwork

Recently I went to Bhutan with Yampu Tours. With multiple flights and visas, this is not the easiest of tours but, as usual, everything went like clockwork. I say, as usual, because this is the third trip with Yampu and I have nothing but praise for their handling of everything. The professionalism, attention to detail, economical prices, keeps me returning to their services when I want to travel. I highly recommend them.

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