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  • Address: Melaka River, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Admission: Varies

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Melaka River Tours

The Melaka River cuts across the city of the same name on its way to the Straits of Melaka (Malacca). In recent years, the river has been revitalized into a top destination, with both Malaysians and international visitors coming to soak in its history and marvel at the diverse architecture from the city’s Portuguese, Dutch, and British heritage.

 

The Basics

One of the best ways to take in the colonial architecture of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka is aboard a Melaka River cruise sailing past picturesque riverbanks and beneath numerous landmark bridges. A typical day trip from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore might include such a cruise, as well as visits to the Dutch Museum, St. Peter’s Church, and Jonker Street.

 

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A cruise on the Melaka River is a must for families and first-time visitors.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as the river has little shade.
  • River cruises last about 45 minutes round-trip.

 

How to Get There

If you’re not visiting the river as part of a guided tour, you can make your way there yourself by walking along Jonker Street until it meets the river.

 

When to Get There

The best time to enjoy the Melaka River and other outdoor attractions is during the dry season—typically April, early May, and October. Plan your cruise in the morning or early evening to avoid the worst of the heat.

 

Attractions to Visit Before or After Your Cruise

The departure point for Melaka River cruises is centrally located in the heart of the historic city. If you have some free time before or after a boat trip on the river, plan to spend some time visiting other nearby attractions, such as the Stadthuys in Red Square, Christ Church, the Maritime Museum, or Jonker Street (also called Jonker Walk).

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Private Tour: Genting Highland, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca Day Trip from Singapore, Singapore, null
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Private Tour: Genting Highland, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca Day Trip from Singapore

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Head north into Malaysia and visit Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highland and Malacca on this private, full-day trip from Singapore. Experience the colonial-era charms ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $447.11
Day Tour UNESCO Malacca, Dutch Museum & Kampong Morten Tour with local lunch, Kuala Lumpur, Private ... 
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Day Tour UNESCO Malacca, Dutch Museum & Kampong Morten Tour with local lunch

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UNESCO city of Malacca is rich in trading history and multicultural heritage.  * 1511  Portuguese Occupation  *  1641  ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Historical Malacca Trip from Kuala Lumpur Including Lunch, Kuala Lumpur, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Historical Malacca Trip from Kuala Lumpur Including Lunch

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Get a full-on multi-cultural experience on this full-day, private tour of Malacca from Kuala Lumpur. Learn about the history and culture of Malacca from the ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Historical Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Private Tours
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Historical Malacca Day Trip from Kuala Lumpur

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Take a step back in time with this fascinating tour of the historical city of Malacca. Malacca city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded in 1400, Malacca ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Half-Day Gopeng Rainforest White-Water Rafting Adventure, Ipoh, Day Trips
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Half-Day Gopeng Rainforest White-Water Rafting Adventure

This thrilling white-water rafting adventure also have other options such as waterfall abseiling, Gua Kandu Caving, Batu Putih Jungle Trekking, 4x4 OffRoad ...  Read more

Location: Ipoh, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $83.00
Guided Historical City Of Malacca Day Tour With Lunch, Kuala Lumpur, River Rafting & Tubing
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Guided Historical City Of Malacca Day Tour With Lunch

Once one of the busiest trading ports and spice routes in the world, the city of Malacca now presents a rich mix of culture developed over centuries. Spend a ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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