Visit the city of Malacca, the capital of the Malaysian state of the same name, on this day trip from Kuala Lumpur. Roughly 90 miles (145 km) south of KL, Malacca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for sites such as the A Famosa Fort, 16th-century St. Paul's Church, Christ Church, and Stadthuys in Red Square. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a guide, and explore Jonker Street, where you can stop for lunch.
Day trip from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
See city sights that are a mix of Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences
Visit the remnants of A Famosa, once a Portuguese fortress
Enjoy a Malaccan lunch at a local restaurant, and browse Jonker Street
Round-trip transportation provided from KL city hotels
We were surprised to be picked up by a car and driver when we had expected a bus. He was on time and could speak very good English.
During the drive, Neson explained the history of Malaysia, the changes that have taken place and gave an insight into everyday life. He was well informed and entertaining. On arrival at Malacca, we had two hours to explore on our own. Our guide suggested doing a boat trip down the river which we were very pleased we chose to do and would reccomend that to others as it was interesting and gave a different perspective to the town. After that we spent some time in Jonker Street before going for lunch. An enjoyable day out from the city.
As long as you are fully aware of timings - this is a good trip. It's about 2 - 2.5 hours by coach from KL to Malacca - and it is a case of 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there. All in all, around 1.5 - 2 hours total spent at the tourist sites - an hour having lunch normal chinese - nothing malaccan and then the journey back. You do get to see all the main bits of Malacca - time enough for photos and to say you have been there - but certainly no time to leisurely explore.
was good but more time was wasted on things which should not have even been visited. Things which should be seen like Museums were not even covered. Tour was spoiled by rude behavior of Guide and not eatable food.