The colorful and historic port town of Malacca is located roughly two hours south of Kuala Lumpur. This private full-day tour of historical Malacca transports you from one of the nation’s biggest cities to its third smallest state for a whirlwind cultural experience. Follow your expert local guide on a private tour through the trading ports that have existed through English, Dutch and Portuguese rule. Learn about the role this port played in commerce as your guide shares insight and history throughout the tour.
You’ll visit St. Paul’s Hill, where panoramic views of the historic state and the old town of Bandar Hilir prove th perfect photo op. Get an up-close look at the Portuguese Fort de Santiago and the ruins of St. Paul’s Chuch, as well the Dutch tombstones that line the grounds.
Once you’ve taken in the sites, head to a local restaurant with your guide where you’ll enjoy a savory lunch (included) of regional specialties that blend Chinese and Malay flavors. Wander along Jonker Street and comb through some of the unique shops before making your way back to Kuala Lumpur. En route to your hotel, you’ll make a stop at the Cheng Hoon Teng temple—the oldest Chinese temple in the country. This unique destination offers incredible views of Kampong Kling, a nearby Malay village.