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Exploring Peninsular Malaysia

PRIVATE TOUR - 11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$2816+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Embark on a complete survey of Peninsular Malaysia
  • Venture through the rainforest of Taman Negara
  • Get a historical overview of Kuala Lumpur
  • Explore additional historic sites as well as some of the culinary delights of Penang
  • Experience some beautiful Malay architecture
  • Climb along the ridges of the Cameron Highlands
  • Enjoy a tour through the open air bazaar of Chinatown
  • See how Chinese, Malay and Polynesian cultures have fused together
  • Cruise down the Menanggol River in search of wildlife
  • Get multiple opportunities to view the region’s famous primates
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Tour Overview

Explore Peninsular Malaysia with this Yampu tour. Starting in the gleaming city of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll take a winding river journey into the exciting rainforest of Taman Negara, tour the picturesque steps of tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands and take an in depth look at the island culture of Penang. Experience a land as rich and diverse as the cultures of the people who inhabit it. .

The city of Kuala Lumpur offers both an historical perspective of the many architectural influences on its buildings and an exciting glimpse at the future of city planning. When you’re not admiring the structural splendor, you’ll be fully engaged in some of the most exciting markets and delicious food that have been born of the confluence of Indian, Chinese and traditional Malay cultures.

A languorous river ride from outside Kuala Lumpur transports you to Taman Negara. Considered to be one of the oldest rainforests in the entire world, at an estimated 130 million years, it is Malaysia’s greatest national park. Covering an area that is twice the size the country of Luxembourg, its rich jungles cover a swath that encompasses over 2,500 square miles and extends across three states. Within its impenetrable depths is an ecosystem comprised of ancient trees, massive root systems, exotic orchids and lush ferns that are buzzing with a world of animals.

A short distance to the north, situated over 5,000 feet above sea level, the inherent beauty and cool temperate climate of the Cameron Highlands offers travelers reprieve from the hot and sticky heat of Malaysia’s lowlands. Here, in Malaysia’s most extensive hill station, the rolling hills roll into the vast expanses of the plateau and are blanketed in lush emerald green tea plantations and forests. The Cameron Highlands also functions as a transfer point to the island of Penang, a newly (only 300 years old) developed piece of land that is an excellent distillation of the many cultural influences you will encounter in your tour of Peninsular Malaysia.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way river boat transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara, One way domestic flight from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, 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

* Activities in Taman Negara are offered by the lodge and may include other guests.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$2600 £$2816 £$3212 £$3276
Single £$4675 £$5093 £$5890 £$5951

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.

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Day
3

Tour of Kuala Lumpur

This morning, enjoy a privately guided tour of Kuala Lumpur's highlights consisting of both historic and modern architectures. This 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. For Lunch, transfer to a local Indian restaurant.


As the day winds down, enjoy a tour through the open air bazaar of Chinatown, including the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The oldest and richest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Sri Mahamariamman Temple was founded in 1873 and sits at the edge of Chinatown. Continue from there to a local Malay restaurant to enjoy a cultural show and a buffet dinner of local dishes. Following dinner and the show, return to the hotel in the late evening.


Note: The Jamek Mosque is closed on Fridays. Please consider the tour today is done primarily on foot, so we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.
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Day
4

Visit to the Batu Caves

This morning visit the Batu Caves, a sacred place for Hindus. The limestone caves were discovered in 1892 and consist of 3 main caves connected with 272 steps from the foothill. Enjoy local "pulled tea" at the nearby coffee shop before commencing the overland journey to Kuala Tahan. In the evening enjoy a video presentation and evening jungle walk with a nature guide.

This morning visit the Batu Caves, a sacred place for Hindus. The limestone caves were discovered in 1892 and consist of 3 main caves connected with 272 steps from the foothill. Enjoy local "pulled tea" at the nearby coffee shop before commencing the overland journey to Kuala Tahan. In the evening enjoy a video presentation and evening jungle walk with a nature guide.

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Day
5

Hike to the summit of Teresek Hill

In the morning, commence an exciting journey with a visit to the Canopy Walk. Walk over 1,500 feet of walkway strung up nearly 100 feet above ground level. The view from here is a sight for weary eyes. Continue the trip with a scenic trek to Teresek Hill to admire the panorama of rivers, lowlands, mountains and hills.


Then, enjoy lunch at Seri Mutiara Restaurant before boarding a longboat to the beautiful cascading waterfalls of Lata Berkoh. Swim in the clear waters of the fall and enjoy the best nature has to offer. The journey back is a wonderful while drifting downstream without the usage of the boat's motors. Return to the hotel for the night.
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6

Journey through the Cameron Highlands

Board a return boat to Kuala Tahan and take an overland transfer to the Cameron Highlands. Along the way there are many local stalls offering traditional cuisine and fruit stalls selling seasonal fruits like Rambutan and Durian - King of Fruits. Continue to drive up the road passing through Ringlet and finally the main town - Tanah Rata. Settle in at the hotel and enjoy the peace and serenity of Cameron Highlands.

Board a return boat to Kuala Tahan and take an overland transfer to the Cameron Highlands. Along the way there are many local stalls offering traditional cuisine and fruit stalls selling seasonal fruits like Rambutan and Durian - King of Fruits. Continue to drive up the road passing through Ringlet and finally the main town - Tanah Rata. Settle in at the hotel and enjoy the peace and serenity of Cameron Highlands.

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Day
7

Tea Tour

Since the discovery of the Cameron Highlands by William Cameron in 1885, the highland has not only been transformed into a farming land and a retreat for wealthy Chinese businessmen, but has also become the most popular destination for local and foreign people on holidays. In 1929, a Scottish man named John Archibald Russell became the first person to be granted a piece of land to cultivate tea in this region. Today, his company Boh Plantations is the largest tea grower in Malaysia. Enjoy a half-day tour that goes through one of his tea plantations. Watch the processing of black tea and later, sample various kinds of tea in the tea house. After the tea break, visit a local fruit and vegetable market and then a Chinese Buddhist temple. The afternoon is free at leisure.


Note: The tea factory closes every Monday and local public holidays.
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Day
8

Journey through the Simpang Pulai Highway

This morning, with a private guide and vehicle, travel to Kuala Kangsar, stopping at the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and the official palace for the Sultan of Perak. After the visit here, continue to Penang, via Penang bridge, and drop off at the hotel.

This morning, with a private guide and vehicle, travel to Kuala Kangsar, stopping at the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and the official palace for the Sultan of Perak. After the visit here, continue to Penang, via Penang bridge, and drop off at the hotel.

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Day
9

Cultural Exploration of Penang

Set out to explore additional historic sites as well as some of the culinary delights of Penang. Visit Chowrasta Market to learn about the various delicacies that define cuisine in Penang. Then take a ride on a trishaw past colorful shop houses, elaborately roofed temples, churches, and famous colonial landmarks. Further discover the rich culture and history of the people of Penang at the Reclining Buddha Temple and through the streets of old Georgetown. Continue through Chinatown to the magnificent and ornate Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse then drive by the harbor on the way to visit Fort Cornwallis. Take a look at the "Clan Jetties" - waterfront houses on stilts and return to the hotel in the afternoon. ...read less

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Day
10

Exploring Penang

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring or relaxing.

Enjoy the day at leisure exploring or relaxing.

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Day
11

International Flight home via Kuala Lumpur

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuala Lumpur, to connect with the flight home or continue with an optional yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Kuala Lumpur, to connect with the flight home or continue with an optional yampu Tours add-on.

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Taman Negara National Park Jerantut, Pahang Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Pahang Malaysia

Penang Malaysia

Places You'll See

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    Penang

    The island of Penang offers many watersports and other aquatic activities to those visiting. Along with the beaches and watersports, one can take part in some jungle trekking and camping at the Penang National Park. In the city, one can visit the largest Buddhist temple in southeast Asia, Kek Lok Si-Temple of Supreme Bliss.

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    Cameron Highlands

    Take a trek through the rolling hills of the Cameron Highlands. With a cooler climate it is home to several tea plantations, such as the Boh Tea Centre and Sg Palas Plantation where you tour the tea factory. Take guided rainforest tour, or hike up Gunung Brinchang, the highest point in Malaysia.

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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.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Kuala Lumpur : Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

Cameron Highlands : Strawberry Park Resort

Penang : Flamingo Hotel by the Beach

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

Taman Negara : Mutiara Taman Negara

Cameron Highlands : The Lakehouse

Penang : Lone Pine Hotel

Penang : Parkroyal Penang

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

Cameron Highlands : Cameron Highlands Resort

Penang : Eastern and Oriental Hotel

Penang : Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Luxury Properties

Kuala Lumpur : Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Ritz Carlton

Kuala Lumpur : Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

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.

Rachele

Traveled April, 2016

Thank you for making our stay fun and memorable!

We had a wonderful trip! Yampu was wonderful in giving us different options to make our trip more customized to suit our needs. Our guide was also very knowledgeable and helped make our stay in Singapore fun and effortless. We all enjoyed the itinerary- not too packed with activities and everyone enjoyed the gardens, the animal safari, and city tour. The bus and vans we rode in were comfortable and the air conditioner was much welcomed in the tropic heat!

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Client

Traveled May, 2012

Our SE Asia trip was awesome.

Our SE Asia trip was awesome. It would take too long to go into even the highlights of the trip, because there were so many. Your people on the ground in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong were terrific but the Kuala Lampur guy not so much. Best/highest kudos go to Sylvie in Bangkok who we feel went the extra mile to not only host us and show us around, but to take care of us like a mum on tours and events and even on our days of leisure. Our guy in Singapore and Christina in Hong Kong were merely excellent. The hotels were wonderful but we would stay at the Marina Bay Hotel in Singapore next time. What an awesome place that is. We have over 700 photos and a hundred stories about our experiences in these exotic lands.Thank you so much and your people and your colleagues for making this such a memorable trip for us.

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