MALAYSIA LAND OF CONTRASTS
(Kuala Lampur, Cameron Highlands, Georgetown, Kuala Lumpur)
Duration: 12 days /11 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Kuala Lumpur
Day 2: Kuala Lumpur Tanjung Karang-
Day 3: Tanjung Karang-Gopeng
Day 4: Gopeng-Cameron Highlands
Day 5: Cameron Highlands
Day 6: Cameron Highlands, Penang Island
Day 7: Georgetown (Penang)
Day 8: Georgetown
Day 9: Georgetown-Batu Ferringhi (Penang)
Day 10: Batu Ferringhi, Kuala Lumpur
Day 11: Kuala Lumpur
Day 12: Kuala Lumpur. Departure
Day 1: Luala Lumpur. Arrival
Pick up at airport, transfer to guesthouse of the central city. Free time. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2: Luala Lumpur- Tanjung Karang (B)
After breakfast, departure for the region rice fields Tanjung Karang, crossing the Malaysian countrysides and its plantations of palm oil and rubber. We arrive around noon with our host in the region of rice fields where we enjoy a meal typically Malaysian. Then wakling in the rice fields surrounding the house and the countryside, enjoying the peace of the place and admiring fishers, the egrets and other aquatic birds. Continue to visit the fishemen’s village, the river Selangor. Village populated mainly by the Chinese Malaysians, in the houses on stilts, where they make dry in the sun fishes, shrimps, squids and the make chips in the shrimp and the famous "fishballs" very popular with Chinese.
In the late afternoon, hike in the natural park of Kuala Selangor, on the other side of the river. About 2 hours of walking in the park where monkeys and multitudes of migratory birds live and the local gateway built on the mangrove seashore to discover unusual fauna.
For the first dinner, we return to the fishemen’s village to taste the local specialties of seafood in the oriental flavors. Then we return to stay with our host.
Optional at night: cruise boat to see fireflies.
Day 3: Tanjung Karang-Gopeng (B)
We leave for the town of Gopeng (approx. 2/2h30 of drive), not far from Ipoh. After lunch we will reach a village Orang Asli-(aborigines) of the Semai tribe. We discover the surrounding Orang Asli with a guide, and luckily, we see perhaps a rafflesia, the biggest flower in the world whose the flowering lasts only 4/5 days. Stick insects and big butterflies Raja Brooke are many here. Dinner and overnight at the inhabitant’s house.
Day 4: Gopeng-Cameron Highlands (B)
We leave Gopeng to reach Cameron Highlands, the region of tea plantation at 1600 m of altitude, taking a winding road. Along the way, we stop at Lata Iskandar Waterfall. We have lunch on the way. We visit a plantation first, then leave in search of leaf pickers. Visit the tea factory. Overnight in a small cottage.
Day 5: Cameron Highlands (B)
The morning,trek on a ridge called "mossy mountain" at about 2000m. Amazing sight, the trees are covered with moss, and you can see many carnivorous plants and orchids. (3 or 4 hours of walking ). A detour to admire the panoramic view from Gunung Brinchang (2032m). After lunch, visit a butterfly farm, a local market and Chinese and Hindu temples.
In the villages of Cameron Highlands, Indian restaurants are many and good. We advise the tandoori chicken and other roti canai, pancake grilled served with a curry sauce. Beside Chinese restaurants, the steamboat - fondue Chinese noodle, seafood, meat and vegetables is very appreciated as far as the evenings can be fresh. Overnight in the cottage.
Day 6 : Cameron highlands- Penang Island (B)
Departure in the morning, we descend into the valley by another road, less sinuous, to admire the immensity of the jungle and the mountains on the horizon. Detour to Ipoh, one of the biggest cities inMalaysia but very peaceful and has it kept its colonial charm. Its station railway was made famous by the shooting of scenes in the mouvie Indochina. Lunch at Ipoh. Then we continue our journey toPenang Island, the "Pearl of the Orient" a World Heritage of Humanity since 2008. A fascinating island with its temples and natural sites- the Penang Hills. Explore the historic center of Georgetown, the capital of the island. Enjoy a diner. Overnight in a guest room in a house entirely renovated with living room and located close to the historic center.
Day 7: Georgetown (Penang) (B)
Visit with a local guide the ancient colonial city, Chinese and Hindu temples, mosques Thai Pagoda of Chaiya Mangkalaram with a reclining Buddha, 33m long, the Burman pagoda and the mosque in Jalan Kapitan Keling - the oldest of the city, Anglican Cathedral St Georges- building of neo-classic style with pediment and columns, kongsi - buildings typical of the organization of Chinese clans accommodating several families in the community. Lunch and dinner in Georgetown. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 8: Georgetown (B)
This morning, we continue to explore the island with a visit of the temple Kek Lok Si, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia located on the Ayer Hitam Hill. Enjoy a lunch. Afternoon, discovery of shophouses of Chinataown and Little India at your leisure by walking or by trishaw.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 9: Georgetown- Batu Ferringhi (Penang) (B)
We go to the north of the island to the dea resort of Batu Feringghi. Have lunch. Afternoon, free time and relaxing on the beach. Evening at leisure. Overnight in a chalet.
Day 10: Batu Ferringhi- Kuala Lumpur (B)
We leave Penang Island to Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy a lunch en route. Arrival at Kuala Lumpur in the afternoon. Transfer to a hotel / guesthouse. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 11: Kuala Lumpur (B)
Discovery of Kuala Lumpur with a local guide: according to your desires, the Batu Caves, the center of KL, the Museum of Islamic Art or the bird park ... Free evening. Overnight at hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 12: Kuala Lumpur (B). Departure
Transfer to airport for your flight off. End of our services!
Wishing you a pleasant trip!
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