Tour code: 3705KUL70B
Discover traditional culture and colonial heritage in Malaysia on this private 2-day tour of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur. Visit palm oil and rubber plantations with your private guide. Spend time in a local village to learn of local customs and heritage, and enjoy free time to explore bustling Malacca at your leisure. Admire top attractions including Stadthuys and the Porta de Santiago, and climb St Paul’s Hill for fine views over the beautiful Strait of Malacca. Visit the town’s oldest functioning Taoist temple and delve into Chinatown’s vibrant Jonker Street.

Highlights

  • 2-Day tour of Malacca with a private guide
  • Learn about Malacca's Portuguese and Dutch influences on a guided city walking tour
  • Visit St Paul's Church, the Porta de Santiago fortress, the Stadthuys and the Chen Hoon Teng Taoist temple
  • Stroll along Jonker Street to browse shops and sample local foods
  • Enjoy your guide's informative commentary about the sites you visit
  • Relax on a scenic drive through the countryside and stop at Morten Village to witness old Malay customs and traditions
  • Overnight accommodation, transportation and hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

2-Day Private Tour of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur

Stadthuys or Dutch Square

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur - Malacca
To begin your 2-day tour, you will be picked up from your Kuala Lumpur hotel for a 2-hour (approx.) drive to Malacca. Your guide will take you first to the outskirts of Malacca to discover what life is like outside the main town. Listen to your guide’s knowledgeable commentary as you pass by rubber and oil palm plantations, paddy fields and quaint Malay villages (kampongs) with houses built on stilts. Stop at Morten Village, a typical Malay kampong that still displays old Malay customs, such as constructing houses on stilts

Arrive in Malacca and check into your hotel. Afterward, the rest of the night is yours to explore Malacca at your leisure or relax in your hotel.

Overnight: Equatorial Hotel or similar in Malacca

Day 2: Malacca - Kuala Lumpur (B)
After breakfast, your private guide will take you on a walking tour of the city center rife with historical monuments. Visit Stadthuys, known as the Dutch Square, as it was built in 1650 by Dutch occupants. Walk past Porta de Santiago, one of the surviving gates of the historic A’Famosa Portuguese fortress. Walk up St Paul’s Hill for a panoramic view of the Strait of Malacca and the old town of Bandar Hilir. Atop the hill, see the ruins of St Paul’s Church, lined by 17th-century Dutch tombstones.

Follow your guide on a 15-minute walk to Cheng Hoon Teng, Malacca's oldest functioning Taoist temple, with prayer halls boasting rich decors. Then, stroll along the lively pathways of Jonker Street in the heart of Chinatown, where vendors are selling various souvenir items and local delicacies.

At your guide’s suggestion, choose to have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) in any of the towns you pass on your way back to Kuala Lumpur. You’ll arrive back at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur by late afternoon or early evening.

Customer Reviews

Misc13

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2014

I would strongly suggest going through another company if possible. My driver/guide wasn't very mobile so the trip itself was shortened and he would just sort of point things out front the van, being obvious he did not want to get out and actually give a 'tour' as was part of the package. He cut the tour short and just dropped me off at the hotel, which was conveniently located near a lot of the tourist things. So I just went on my own. Spent more time on my own wandering than I did with the 'tour guide.'
The hotel apparently expected some paperwork from the tour company, which was not given to me, and my driver was no way contactable until the next morning when he picked me up.
If you have many days to explore from KL then this trip may be worth it. If you're on a tight timeline then choose another city. The placards and self-tour options do not really provide enough detail to be worthwhile. Maybe the experience would have been better with a guide to supplement with info.
Also, my guide made many jokes that were quite inappropriate and lewd. He never got the hint from my responses to cut it out. Maybe my culture is too politically-correct, but surely a travel company should know to employ people who a) don't offend and b) can actually take their charges on a tour as advertised.

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