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Malaysia; Crossing the South China Sea

PRIVATE TOUR - 11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 4040

Private Tour Highlights

  • Experience centers of South East Asian urban progress
  • Taste the amazing cuisine of Singapore
  • Get immersed in Malay Borneo’s wide variety of flora and fauna
  • Marvel at old world architectural marvels
  • Trek through lush green forests
  • Get immersed in the vast array of flora and fauna
  • Visit an Orangutan rehabilitation center
  • Stroll picturesque waterfronts and explore open air markets
  • Explore the charming town of Kuching
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Tour Overview

An extended look at Southeast Asia’s paragons of urban progress. You’ll have a full five days to explore all aspects of what makes Kuala Lumpur and Singapore two of the most exciting cities in the world. Taste everything from the renowned Hawker Centers in Singapore to a steaming bowl of spicy Laksa Soup in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. With senses (and stomachs) fully satiated, head over to Malaysian Borneo for a luxury immersion into the flora, fauna and traditional Iban culture that dominate the deep jungles of the island.

Singapore and Kuala Lumpur offer an unequaled experience for this pocket of Asia. On this tour, enjoy an orientation to the cities that will leave you in awe as you stroll past old world architectural splendors that stand among the ultra modern high rises. These are places where differences are encouraged, embraced and celebrated from all who live there.

The next leg of the tour starts and finishes in Kuching, the largest city in Malaysian Borneo. 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 airfare Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur to 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

* 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 £$3802 £$4040 £$4508 £$5118
Single £$6524 £$7096 £$7974 £$8997

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.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

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 Singapore

Overnight international flight to Singapore.

Overnight international flight to Singapore.

Day
2

Arrival in Singapore

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

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

Day
3

Complete Singapore Highlights

This morning, explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next, stop at the Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out on this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore's oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples. Proceed to the National Orchid Garden, located within Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants. The final stop at Little India is entrancing, with the scent of joss sticks, jasmine and spices.

This afternoon, head to Raffles Landing Site, where Sir Stamford Raffles is believed to have first stepped ashore in 1819. Continue from there to an exhibit that traces the history of the Singapore River. Next, stop at Raffles Hotel, where several activities were held for high-society in the 1800's. Here, enjoy a cake and tea set before boarding a bumboat and cruising along the historic Singapore River. Disembark at Clarke Quay, a riverside festival village and the largest conservation area along the Singapore River. Check out the various dining options in the restored go downs and then return to the hotel.

Note: Ladies should not wear short dresses or clothes that expose their backs, as there is a stop at a Chinese Temple. At the Raffles Hotel, gentlemen should wear shirts or collared t-shirts paired with appropriate long pants. Ladies should wear dresses, skirts or pants. Singlets, shorts, sandals, slippers, and pool attire are not permitted.
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Day
4

Singapore – Kuala Lumpur

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

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

Kuala-Lumpur-Night-Cityscape
Day
5

Kuala Lumpur Highlights

Enjoy the morning at leisure before being transferred to a local Indian restaurant for lunch this afternoon. Following lunch, enjoy a privately guided tour of Kuala Lumpur's highlights consisting of both historic and modern architectures. 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.

As the evening falls, 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 wearing comfortable walking shoes is recommended.
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Day
6

Discovering Batik Production

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. Be shown the different processes, such as casting, filing, polishing, soldering, hammering and engraving during this factory tour.

Next, stop at a Batik factory to see how Batik is designed and printed. Then continue to 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.

Later on, 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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7

Kuala Lumpur – Kuching

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

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Day
8

Visit to Semenggoh Orangutan Center

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 Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. 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 Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort. Check in to the hotel, and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner tonight at the resort.

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Day
9

Journey down the Ulu Ai River

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.

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Day
10

Return Trip to 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
11

International Flight Home via Singapore

Enjoy the morning at leisure and then transfer to the airport for the flight to Singapore, to connect with the flight home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on choice.

Enjoy the morning at leisure and then transfer to the airport for the flight to Singapore, to connect with the flight home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on choice.

Singapore

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Batang Ai National Park Lubok Antu Sarawak Malaysia

Places You'll See

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    Singapore

    From nature and wildlife, to skyscrapers and shopping malls, Singapore has it all. Head to its east coast for beautiful beaches, enjoy the flavors of different Asian cuisine, and find peace in the National Orchid Garden. Do some winter sports at Snow City, a permanent indoor snow center, or water sports like waterskiing and canoeing.

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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

Singapore : Oasia Hotel

Singapore : Capri Hotel

Singapore : York Hotel

Singapore : Albert Court Village

Kuala Lumpur : Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : Renaissance Kuala Lumpur

Batang Ai : Aiman Batang Ai Resort and Retreat

4 Star Properties

Singapore : The Quincy

Singapore : Pan Pacific

Singapore : Swissotel The Stamford

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

Singapore : The Fullerton Bay

Singapore : Four Seasons

Singapore : Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Singapore : Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

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

Singapore : Raffles

Singapore : Capella (Sentosa)

Kuala Lumpur : Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur : The Ritz Carlton

Kuala Lumpur : Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur

Testimonials

Sergio M, from Canada

Traveled February, 2013

We had a great time.

We had a great time. We enjoyed some very special and memorable experiences in Thailand and Bali was truly magical. I am going to build an album and I will send it to you.

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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.

B+T

Traveled July, 2014

Our trip was fantastic!

Our trip was fantastic! We were met us at the airport in Saigon when we arrived and shuttled to the Hotel, the guide got us settled in and arranged the schedule with us for the next day. Each day we knew in advance what was planned and had enough time to relax too. Both guides (in the South and Central Regions) were very good. We also had a private driver in our van which was constantly stocked with cold bottled water and moist wipes for cooling off after every activity. In general the Hotels were all excellent and a couple were even better (Hoi-An and Victoria Chau-Doc). Both guides were flexible to our needs and very personable and accommodating. We had ample food and it was all great. On a couple of occasions the Guide in the Central Region even made adjustments to our Menu to make certain that we got better items (which we appreciated). We got Heavy rain on one day only and that was the day that we were driving back to Saigon from the Mekong delta, so we were safely ensconced in the Van. We saw a lot in our time there but we really have no complaints at all. The guides in country were excellent in keeping us on schedule without making us feel hurried. In Saigon the last night we even arranged for an extension of the Hotel room (for half a day) and a show that started at 8PM that evening. The guide arranged to pick our luggage up for us at the hotel and then come pick us up after the show at the Opera House and get us to the Airport in time for our flight back to Tokyo. If we go back again we will certainly be happy to use you again.

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