Malaysia, renowned historically as “The British Indies” and “The Fabled Spice Islands of the East”, is made up of two regions, Peninsular Malaysia, comprising 11 states and East Malaysia, comprising the two states of Sabah and Sarawak. Before independence in 1957, the Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British colonized Malaya, as the country was once known. Relics of her colonial past have left behind a legacy that has lured many visitors to return to its shores for many decades. On our Essential Malaysia road trip you will get to see and experience the best that Peninsular Malaysia has to offer.
Arrival Kuala Lumpur
Upon arrival in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur international airport you will be meet by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Kuala Lumpur & Batu Caves (B)
After breakfast head for the Batu Caves. En-route, stop at the Petronas towers, King Palace and Independence square for those all important holiday photos! Continue to the Batu caves where you will walk up the 272 steps into the cool interior and admire the view from the top. After tour, return to your hotel.
Evening at your leisure.
Cameron Highlands (B)
Breakfast at hotel before leaving Kuala Lumpur overland to the Cameron highlands. En-route, stop at the Iskandar Waterfall and Orang Asli Setlement.
Penang City Tour (B)
This morning proceed for a 3 hrs City Tour to discover the heritage of Penang. Photo stop at Fort Cornwallis where Capt. Francis Light first landed; walk along the Chew Jetty, an old Chinese waterfront settlement; visit the majestic and ornate Khoo Clan Ancestral House and the massive Reclining Buddha. Next, proceed to the Royal Selangor Pewter craftsmanship before escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city to the tranquil and green surroundings of the Botanic Gardens where you may see the wild monkeys roam freely.
Free at own leisure.
Transfer to Langkawi Airport for domestic flight to Kuala Lumpur. Arrival at Kuala Lumpur Airport, meet and transfer to hotel. You will be staying one night in Kuala Lumpur before your departure flight back home.
Kuala Lumpur departure
Departure transfer to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Alternative accommodation options also available.
Please ask one of our travel consultants today.
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Vaccinations: No compulsory. Please check with your GP.
Visa: Not required for Irish Nationals for less than 30 days.
Best time to Travel: Year-round travel is possible. Rain falls fairly evenly throughout the year and the difference between the main October to April rainy season and the rest of the year is not that marked.
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