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Magical Malaysia holiday

13 days - This classic tour is for the adventurer who want to travel in style to explore the unique natural wildlife and Cultural diversity of Malaysia.

We travel to the modern and exciting capital city of Kuala Lumpur, lush tropical rainforest in the Cameron Highlands and beach area of Penang- this fantastic trip does it all...

KUALA LUMPUR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS - PENANG - KOTA BAHRU - TERENGGANU - KUANTAN - TAMAN NEGARA

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Wed Day 01
Depart from Heathrow or your preferred airport for a scheduled flight to Kuala Lumpur. Meals provided on board plane.

THUR / DAY 02 : ARRIVAL KUALA LUMPUR

Arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where you will meet your guide in the arrival hall. Assisted transfer to the Kuala Lumpur city centre and check-in to your hotel.

In the afternoon (approx 1400hrs), we take a CityTour of Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's capital city. This is where the old blends into the new and where rustic charm meets modern sophistication - indeed a delightful mix of cross-cultural influences.

Among the highlights of the tour is a visit to the King's Palace (photo stop), National Mosque- famed for its star-shaped dome; the historic Railway Station (photo stop) and the Sultan Abdul Samad building (photo stop) fondly remembered for its Moorish architecture. We then travel to see the historic sites of the National Monument, Independence Square and Selangor Club (photo stop). Next we take a photo stop at the world's tallest twin tower - Petronas Twin Towers which will bring you back to the present and modern Kuala Lumpur ! Overnight . Hotel : Swiss Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur / Room : DELUXE www.swissgarden.com

FRI / DAY 03 : KUALA LUMPUR ( B,L )

Breakfast at the hotel. At 0900hrs we depart by coach to Malacca , located 160 kilometers south of Kuala Lumpur. Malacca is the most important historical landmark in the country. Founded by Parameswara, a Hindu Prince from Palembang. The Portuguese, Dutch and English also ruled Malacca. The ruins and building of these conquerors can still be seen today, blending with the fast developing but careful planed township. Visit St. Peter's Church (1710) - the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia. Drive past the largest 17th century Chinese cemetery outside of China, located at Bukit China or Chinese Hill. Stop at the foothill to view the Sultan's Well before driving through the Portuguese Settlement.

Proceed to view the famous gateway, 'Porta De Santiago' and the ruins of St. Paul's Church lined by 17th century Dutch tombstones. Next on the list is "Red Square" - the salmon pink Dutch administrative buildings which today houses the Malacca Museum and government offices. Visit Christchurch before stopping for lunch, we visit the "Abode Merciful Clouds' or the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple - the only temple where you can find 3 major doctrines of local Chinese belief under the same roof, viz: Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

After lunch we take a stroll along Malacca's Jonker Street, which ends by the banks of the Malacca River before returning to your coach and proceed to Kuala Lumpur . Expected arrival time in Kuala Lumpur at 1600hrs , direct transfer to hotel and free at leisure for the rest of the day . Hotel : Swiss Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur / Room : DELUXE ( www.swissgarden.com )

SAT / DAY 04 : KUALA LUMPUR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS ( B )

Breakfast at hotel . Depart by 08:30 hours for Cameron Highland, which is located at 1542 meters above sea level. Famed for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. On the way, we will stop and visit a basket weaving cottage industry, a native settlement and Lata Iskandar Waterfall. Enjoy the wonderful scenery and cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands.

Our tour of the island also includes a visit to a tea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm. Overnight. Hotel : Strawberry Park Resort Cameron Highlands / Room : STUDIO (www.strawberryparkresorts.com)

SUN / DAY 05 : CAMERON HIGHLANDS - PENANG ( B )

Breakfast at hotel . Depart for Penang. Enroute, visit the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan. Cross over to Penang using the fifth longest bridge in the world and arrive in Penang at 1830 hours. Overnight Hotel : Bayview Beach Resort Penang / Room : SUP HV ( www.bayviewbeach.com )

MON / DAY 06 : PENANG ( B )

Breakfast at hotel . At 0900 hours, we will proceed for a City, Culture, and Heritage tour. On the tour we visit the 3rd longest Reclining Buddha in the world, next is the Botanical Gardens which offers lush green surroundings with a wide variety of tropical plants and native bird life. Visit the Kek Lok Si Temple built in 1904 and which is one of the most beautiful and largest Buddha Temple Complex in South East Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple is known as the Temple of 1000 Buddhas. Continue to the old part of Georgetown where the Khoo Kong Si Clan House is located. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride before returning to your hotel and having the rest of the day at leisure.

In the late evening, you can explore the nightlife along Batu Ferringhi, Penang style! Overnight. Hotel : Bayview Beach Resort Penang / Room : SUP HV ( www.bayviewbeach.com )

TUE / DAY 07 : PENANG - KOTA BAHRU ( B )

Breakfast at hotel . We will depart at 08:30 hours, travelling from the West to the East Peninsular Our journey will take us through the main mountain range offering breathtaking views of the tropical rain forest. Take a rest stop at Banding Island Resort, a remote resort over looking the scenic Temenggor Lake.

Arrive at your Hotel in the evening, where we suggest you visit the open air food stall, as Kelantan cuisine is unique. Overnight. Hotel : Renaissance Hotel Kota Bharu / Room : DELUXE ( www.renaissancehotels.com )

WED / DAY 08 : KOTA BAHRU - TERENGGANU ( B )

Breakfast at hotel . At 0830 hours, we start the day with a visit to the colourful wet market and visit traditional cottage industries like the silver handicraft, songket weaving, kite making and top spinning. Drive along the coast and taste keropok (famous local chips). Stop at Pulau Duyong, known for its traditional boat making and visit a brassware making shop and local handicraft centre before arriving at Terengganu.

Visit the Losong Museum, which was built in a traditional architectural style. The museums highlight is the section showing Royal Heritage artifacts. Overnight. Hotel : Primula Beach Resort , Terengganu / Room : ROH ( www.primulahotels.com )

(Optional tour: Turtle watching is available from May to September when giant leatherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.)

THUR / DAY 09 : TERENGGANU - KUANTAN ( B )

Breakfast at hotel . At 0830 to 0900 hours, depart for Cherating/Kuantan. Pass by the Floating Mosque and the oil town of Kerteh. Visit the Marang Fishing Village and Turtle Information Centre. Enroute, taste the "lemang," rice cooked in bamboo and be a guest of a local community for afternoon tea.

In the afternoon we continue with our tour of Cherating, where the main attractions are coconut plucking, mengkuang leaves being weaved into bags and other local handicrafts. Overnight. Hotel : Swiss Garden Resort & Spa , Kuantan / Room : DELUXE GV ( www.swissgarden.com )

FRI / DAY 10: KUANTAN - TAMAN NEGARA NATIONAL PARK ( B ,D )

Breakfast at hotel . We depart from your hotel to Kuala Tembeling, for the approximate 3.5 hours journey before we board a motorised longboat for another 3 hours to Kuala Tahan, the headquarters of Taman Negara. On arrival at Kuala Tembeling, please proceed to register yourself with the National Park and Wildlife Department. The longboat departs at 1400 hours. Enroute you will be passing by local villages and lush tropical rainforest. Any sightings of birds, monkeys, monitor lizards or water buffaloes are a bonus. Sighting of wildlife cannot be guaranteed due to the dense and huge area of Taman Negara (4343 sq km). Expected arrival at Kuala Tahan is 1700 hours. Register at the reception of Taman Negara Resorts, at leisure till 2000hrs where your Nature guide will meet you for your night activity.

Your first adventure will be a night jungle walk in the 130 million years old tropical rainforest. We will be on a look-out for nocturnal insects amidst the chorus of the rainforest. Overnight in air-conditioned chalet. Hotel : Mutiara Taman Negara Resort / Room : CHALET ( www.mutiarahotels.com )

What to bring: A pair of walking shoes with rubber base, a hat or cap, sun tan or block lotion, small water proof rucksack, insect repellent, anti-malaria pills, binoculars, water bottle, swimming attire, light clothing - preferable cotton material, torch and raincoat.

SAT / DAY 11 : TAMAN NEGARA ( B,D )

Breakfast at the resort . Accompaned by our Nature guide we take a jungle walk up Teresik Hill. This walk takes us further into the national park. Your guide will highlight to you the rich flora found en route. At the top of Teresik Hill, enjoy a panoramic view of the tropical rainforest and on a clear day, see Mount Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia. Before returning to the base, we will go on a canopy walkway, built 40 metres above the ground and 450 metres in length. From the walkway you will experience the rainforest from a different perspective, as you will be closer to the top of the trees!

This afternoon, we will take a motorised boat to the Lubuk Tenor Fish Sanctuary where a fascinating fish feeding experience awaits. Lubuk Tenor, is blessed with clear water (unless there is recent heavy rain) and the large shoal's of fish is the result of a successful eco tourism project involving local villagers and the Government to create fish sanctuaries. Continue on to the cataracts of Lata Berkoh and enjoy the deep pool, which is delightful for swimming, resting or reading on the rocky area overlooking the river. Return to Resort. Overnight. Hotel : Mutiara Taman Negara Resort / Room : CHALET( www.mutiarahotels.com )

SUN / DAY 12 : TAMAN NEGARA - KUALA LUMPUR ( B )

Breakfast at the resort . The boat for Kuala Tembeling departs at 0900hrs. This journey will take about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the water level of the river. The transfer to Kuala Lumpur will depart by 1200 hours, expected arrival time at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur city centre is between 1530hrs to 1600hrs. Direct transfer to hotel and check in . Free at leisure for the rest of the day . Hotel : Swiss Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur / Room : DELUXE 117,Jalan Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia Tel : 603 - 2141 3333 / Fax : 603 - 2141 5555 ( www.swissgarden.com )

MON / DAY 13 : KUALA LUMPUR - DEPARTURE ( B )

Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until departure time for your onward destination.

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We can also arrange private guided tours, please contact us to discuss your requirement.

Price Includes (The prices shown below are 'per person')

  • Accommodation for 11 Nights as above stated hotel and room category
  • Tours and Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary with an English Speaking Guide
  • All tours and transfers will be operated on SIC Basis
  • Entrance Fees at above stated places
  • Daily ABF, 1 lunch and 2 dinners.

Price Does Not Include

  • International flight including airport tax.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tipping.

SURCHARGE PERIOD :

  • Swiss Garden Resort & Spa Kuantan : £10 per room per night 30Aug 07 - 02Sept 07 , 09Oct 07 - 14Oct 07
  • Mutiara Taman Negara : £10 per room per night 01Jul 07 - 15Sept 07
  • Swiss Garden Hotel Kuala Lumpur : ( Formula 1 - 2008, Date to be advised)

Flights: Iinternational return flight are not included in the package. As a agent of many airline consolidators, we can help you to obtain flights at competitive rate and in various class, such as BA, Singapore Airline, Malaysia Airline, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Finnair etc. Please ask for more details at the time of your booking.

The itinerary is designed according to the most updated information of the flight available, although occasionally the sequence in which cities are visited and duration of time spent in each city can change due to local conditions which are out of our control. The above itinerary highlights the main attractions that are to be visited each day. Further places of interest may be visited during your stay, which will provide unique ethnic and cultural handcraft shopping opportunities. We reserve the right to change, amend or alter the itinerary, although we will act in your best interests to handle any amendments. Please refer to the booking form for detailed terms & conditions.

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