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Malaysian Adventure Tour

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PRIVATE TOUR - 19 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$5079+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Experience a complete survey of Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo
  • Journey through the sprawling city of Kuala Lumpur
  • Trek through the dense jungles of Taman Nagara
  • Visit the stepped tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands
  • Climb to the top of the summit of Mount Kinabalu
  • Gaze at the roaring waterfalls of Lata Berkoh
  • Climb up 5,000 feet to accommodations in the Cameron highlands
  • Take in the rustic charm of the local farms
  • Walk over nearly 100 feet above ground level over the forest canopy
  • Embark on a native longboat for a day of exploration and sightseeing along the Ulu Ai River
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Tour Overview

Yampu’s Malaysian Adventure Tour is an active exploration of the jungles, highlands and peaks of Malaysia. This comprehensive survey of both Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo takes you from the shining precipices of Kuala Lumpur to the dense jungles of Taman Negara. This tour includes visits to the stepped tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands, the traditional longhouses of Batang Ai and a summit of Mount Kinabalu.

Begin your journey in the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur. Spend a couple days getting to know the ultra modern architecture, rich history and incomparable cuisine of this pan-Asian hub. From here take a boat ride up the Tembeling River, passing through the rainforest jungles of Taman Negara. Experience guided night tours and 100 foot Canopy Walks winding through the impressive canopy. A short jaunt to the north brings you to the Cameron Highlands, full of picturesque irrigation steppes where tea farmers work to cultivate these massive hillside plantations.

After a brief stop-over on Penang Island, head to Malaysian Borneo. Explore traditional Malay culture and some of the uniquely beautiful flora and fauna indigenous to the island; all the while staying in a luxurious reproduction of a traditional Iban longhouse. Finish off your tour with a summit trek up Mount Kinabalu. Work your way to the sparse summit for an incomparable early morning view of both Borneo and the Malaysian Peninsula.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way river boat transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara, One way domestic flights from Penang to Kuching, Kuching to Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu 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)

Penang Half-Day Tours;
Tropical Spice Garden and Butterfly Farm Tour
Uncover this treasure trove of more than 500 living specimens of lush and exotic flora from all over the tropical world, including the faintly aromatic torch ginger from Indonesia, useful indigenous spices from Malaysia, colourful Amazonian bromeliads, strange palms from the Seychelles, heliconias from Ecuador and exotic ferns from Tropical America. Stop over at the Batik Factory (a local cottage industry) for a brief introduction of batik printing. Proceed to the Penang Butterfly Farm which is home to 3000 living specimens from over 50 species of colourful butterflies, frogs, scorpions and other insects. Take a slow drive to the tranquil fishing villages of Teluk Bahang where you will have a brief stop at a local fruit stall to show you some of the spices as well as some of the local fruit available in season.

Georgetown Heritage Tour
Explore the streets of George Town and its rich heritage. Admire the intricate carving, woodwork and porcelain décor of Khoo Kongsi, established in 1835. After that, continue to visit Yap Kongsi and Ciji Templ and a Taoist Temple dedicated to the Nan’an patron deity. You will also be taken to Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, which was the Hokkien secret society headquarters in the mid-19th century. Last but not least, continue to visit the world renowned Pinang Peranakan Mansion, which houses over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectible items of the era on display.

Georgetown Orientation Tour
George Town, the capital city of Penang was named after King George III of England, is an interesting blend of the old and new. It is worth to note that Penang has one of the largest Colonial Buildings in Southeast Asia. Tours includes a stop at Fort Cornwallis, built in 1808. Fort Cornwallis also marks the spot where Sir Francis Light first landed on this island. You will be driven through Streets of Harmony, which houses the Anglican Church, Kuan Yin Chinese Temple, Mahamariaman Indian Temple and Kapital Keling Mosque. Followed by a visit to the State Museum, built in 1821, which houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and pass by the colorful Little India and bustling Chinatown. Next, stop at the world’s fourth largest reclining Buddha statue at Wat Chayamangkalaram.

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 repellant

* Activities in Taman Negara and Batang Ai are offered by the lodge and may include other guests.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$4819 £$5079 £$5279 £$5429
Single £$9319 £$9839 £$10229 £$10539

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.

Overnight international flight.

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.

Day
3

Tour of Kuala Lumpur’s religious architecture

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.

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, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple was founded in 1873 and sits at the edge of Chinatown. Leaving the Temple continue on 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 your tour today is done primarily on foot, so we recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.
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4

The Batu Caves

This morning you will be picked up to 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 your overland journey to Kuala Tahan. In the evening enjoy a video presentation and evening jungle walk with your nature guide.

This morning you will be picked up to 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 your overland journey to Kuala Tahan. In the evening enjoy a video presentation and evening jungle walk with your nature guide.

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Day
5

Visit to the Canopy Walk

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. Enjoy lunch at the local Seri Mutiara Restaurant before boarding the longboat for the trip 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 experience drifting without the usage of the boat’s motors. Return to the hotel for the night. ...read less

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6

Taman Negara, Cameron Highlands

Board your 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 your hotel and enjoy the peace and serenity of Cameron Highlands.

Board your 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 your hotel and enjoy the peace and serenity of Cameron Highlands.

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Day
7

Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation

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 takes you to 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

Cameron Highlands - Kuala Kangsar - Penang

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

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

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Day
9

Arrival at Penang Island

Set out to explore additional historic sites as well as some of the culinary delights of Penang. Visit Chowrasta Market where you will 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 your way to visit Fort Cornwallis. Take a look at the "Clan Jetties" - waterfront houses on stilts and return to your hotel in the afternoon. ...read less

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10

Explore Penang Island

Today, choose one of the following privately guided half-day excursions:
Tropical Spice Garden and Butterfly Farm Tour
Georgetown Heritage Tour
Georgetown Orientation Tour

Today, choose one of the following privately guided half-day excursions:
Tropical Spice Garden and Butterfly Farm Tour
Georgetown Heritage Tour
Georgetown Orientation Tour

Day
11

Penang Island – 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.

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Day
12

Visit to the Semenggoh Orangutan Center

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Transfer to the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort, passing through scenic countryside along the way. You will see quaint little towns, villages, paddy fields, pepper and oil palm plantations interspersed with secondary and virgin jungle. Stop for lunch at Lachau, a small town on the way to the resort. Continue to Hydro Lake at Lubok Antu and take a shuttle ferry to the resort. Enjoy dinner and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Note : If you arrive at the Resort before 4:00pm, you can take a nature walk with the hotel's recreation staff, weather permitting.
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13

Longboat ride on the Ulu Ai River

After breakfast, depart for Mengkak Longhouse on a motorized native longboat. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes and will bring you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake. Enjoy a short cultural performance by the inhabitants of the longhouse, followed by a blow pipe demonstration. Afterwards, eat lunch and your return to the resort. Enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure.

After breakfast, depart for Mengkak Longhouse on a motorized native longboat. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes and will bring you across the lake into the Engkari River, one of the many tributaries flowing into the lake. Enjoy a short cultural performance by the inhabitants of the longhouse, followed by a blow pipe demonstration. Afterwards, eat lunch and your return to the resort. Enjoy dinner and spend the evening at leisure.

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14

Return trip to Kuching

After breakfast, depart for Kuching and stop for lunch at a small roadside town on the way.
Private Full Day Kinabalu Park Tour with Lunch
Start your day with a 2-hour scenic drive through paddy fields and Dusun villages and over the ridges of Krocker Range to the headquarters at Kinabalu Park. The view of Mount Kinabalu rising from the park is spectacular. Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Here, Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia towers majestically at 4095 meters (13431 feet). Visit the Mountain Garden - home to many species of flowering rhododendrons, pitcher plants, ferns and plants, and enjoy a marked nature trail in the montane forest. Afterwards, you can explore the rainforest from the Poring Canopy Walkway, or continue with a 45-minute drive to Poring Hotspring. Here, there is a series of sulphur baths which are said to have therapeutic value.
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15

Kuching – Kota Kinabalu

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport. Check-out at the hotel is at 12:00 pm. Late check-out may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. You may store your luggage at the hotel until the time that you are ready to leave for the airport.

Reception at airport and transfer to your hotel. Note: Check in to the hotel is at 3 pm. Early check in may be available directly at the hotel subject to availability. You may store your luggage at the hotel until you are able to check in.
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16

Trekking the Crocker Range and Kinabalu Park

After breakfast, journey across the mountainous Crocker Range to Kinabalu Park. While en route, catch sight of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest peak. Kinabalu Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, a heaven for nature enthusiasts. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided nature trek along one of the many trails in the park before proceeding to Poring Hot Springs which offers visitors the opportunity for an invigorating dip. For a closer look at nature, take the canopy walk, which offers a spectacular view of the Borneo rainforest.
During this day lunch and dinner will be provided. Overnight at Park Headquarters
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17

Kinabalu National Park – Timpohon

After breakfast, proceed to Park Registration office to meet a mountain guide. Transfer to Timpohon Gate where and trek to the guest house, to begin the journey up the mountain. Overnight at Laban Rata Resthouse, or similar. Lunch and dinner will be provided on the journey or at the accommodation.

Note: This trek is recommended for those in good physical condition. Check with a physician before booking. Conditions include: strenuous uphill and downhill hiking, humidity (which can lead to slippery footing) and high altitudes.
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18

Descent to Timpohon Gate

Conquest of the summit resumes at dawn. Return to Laban Rata Resthouse, or similar for breakfast. Begin the descent to Timpohon Gate and transfer to Park Headquarters for lunch before returning to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

Conquest of the summit resumes at dawn. Return to Laban Rata Resthouse, or similar for breakfast. Begin the descent to Timpohon Gate and transfer to Park Headquarters for lunch before returning to Kota Kinabalu. Overnight in Kota Kinabalu.

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Day
19

International flight home

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Kuala Lumpur and connection home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport for flight to Kuala Lumpur and connection home or continue with the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Batang Ai National Park Lubok Antu Sarawak Malaysia

Penang Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Pahang Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Places You'll See

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    Kota Kinabalu

    Known for its proximity to lush rainforests, tropical islands, and Mount Kinabalu, Borneo’s tallest mountain, Kota Kinabalu is a growing city filled with history and colorful architecture. Take in the marvelous sea by diving or deep sea fishing along the coast. Venture into the city, visit the buildings of worship and relish in the beautiful architecture of places such as the Che Sui Khor Chinese Temple.

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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.

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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

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

Taman Negara : Mutiara Taman Negara

Cameron Highlands : The Lakehouse

Penang : Lone Pine Hotel

Penang : Parkroyal Penang

Kuching : Pullman Kuching

Kota Kinabalu : Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu : Laban Rata Resthouse

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

Kuching : Hilton Kuching (standard)

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.

Trent S.

Traveled October, 2014

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience. From the phone conversations with Yampu to the representatives who met us at each airport and hotel everyone was great. And the properties they set us up with?! Amazing! Their own websites didn’t do them justice. Every day was better than the day before so every day you saw me was the best day of my life.

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Linda S.

Traveled May, 2014

Can’t wait to plan another adventure.

This trip was another, Glad we did it when we could kind of trip. As usual, all of our guides and drivers were outstanding, but for the last and major part of the trip, our guide and driver were above and beyond. Kuelap was magical, and so many other tombs, museums, treasures, mummies, friendly people, animals (we loved the bull market), great food, pisco sours, that it truly was a trip of a lifetime. I loved the hot springs dips. I am awed to know these are sites few travelers even begin to consider, and that we have such special guides and drivers that we can trust completely. And we can rely on you to make it happen. Thank you, thank you. Can’t wait to plan another adventure.

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