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Overview

See the best of Malaysia’s rural highlands on this 3-night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy round-trip coach transportation from your hotel or airport, as well as comfortable accommodation on this memorable journey beyond the urban landscapes. A local guide will lead travelers through a tea plantation, and the historic city of Georgetown. Enjoy an up-close look at the Kek Lok Si Temple, as well as a traditional trishaw ride on this unique tour that showcases the area's highlights.
  • 3-night tour of Cameron Highlands and Penang from Kuala Lumpur
  • Tour a tea plantation and butterfly farm with an informative guide
  • See Lata Iskandar Waterfall, Fort Cornwallis and the Clan Jetties of Weld Quay
  • Stop at Khoo Kongsi, a historical Chinese clan house in Penang’s Chinatown
  • Ride a trishaw through Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hotel pickup and airport drop-off included
Your 3-night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur kicks off with coach transportation from your hotel or the airport. Enjoy a scenic ride through rural Malaysia, as well as overnight accommodation at the Strawberry Park Resort—home to incredible views and rustic mountain atmosphere. Choose from single, twin or triple-share room options, which all include large private balconies, perfect for relaxing.

In Penang, you’ll enjoy two night’s at the Bayview Beach Resort, just north of Penang Island. The beachfront locale on Batu Ferringhi offers a dramatic departure from the rolling hills of Strawberry Park Resort. Enjoy views of Foreigner’s Rock, as well as luxe rooms with private balconies. Accommodation includes tennis courts, fitness center, spa and swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday – Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands
Depart at 8:30am for Cameron Highlands, noted for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Stop on the way for a visit to see the cottage industry of basket weaving followed by Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm. Overnight.

Please note: Tea factory operation is closed on Monday and public holidays.

Day 2: Thursday – Cameron Highlands – Penang
Take off in the early morning to Penang. Stop at the royal town of Kuala Kangsar to see the exteriors of the Ubudiah Mosque, the Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan which was built without a single nail.

Discover the artisan crafts of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar and embark on a river cruise with live narration. Disembark to see the unique process of keris (dagger) making, a status symbol for Malay royalty and dignitaries, and watch a demonstration of tekat making, where gold threads are intricately embroidered into velvet cushions. Then visit the Labu Sayong Center, where unique shaped pots are made. The cool water from the pots is believed to have healing properties.

Cross over to Penang, better known as the 'Pearl of the Orient' via one of the longest bridge in the world. Overnight.

Please note:
  • Keris and Tekat Making are cottage industry craft making activities operated by villagers as part of family tradition. The visiting hours vary from time to time and will not be available during the fasting month, local public holidays or if any family occasions take place on the visiting day
  • A MYR 3.00 Penang Local Government Fee per room per night has been enforced since 2014. As this is a mandatory state fee, it will be collected by the respective hotels upon guest check out.
Day 3: Friday – Discovery Tour of Georgetown, Penang
Depart from your hotel at 9am for a city tour of Georgetown, a UNESCO-listed site since 2008. Visit the third longest reclining Buddha figure in the world, followed by Kek Lok Si Temple, also known as Temple of 1000 Buddhas. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in SouthEast Asia.

Next visit Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light when he arrived to start the first British colony in 1786. Continue to the water village of The Clan Jetties at Weld Quay.

Head along Pitt Street, also known as 'The Street of Harmony,' where churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples have sat in harmonious coexistence for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house, and enjoy a breezy trishaw ride, a still popular mode of transport in Georgetown.

Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. In the late evening, you can explore the nightlife along Batu Ferringhi, Penang style! Overnight.

Day 4: Saturday – Penang
After checking out of your accommodation, you’ll be transferred to Penang International Airport, located approximately 50 minutes away.

Please note:
  • On the last day of the tour, departure flight (ETD) between 1am to 8:30am is subject to a midnight surcharge.
  • During the Muslim festival of Hari Raya Aidul Fitri & Hari Raya Aidul Adha together with the Chinese New Year , some places of interest are closed for a period of 2 days. (Festive dates are subject to changes.)

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, Oct 2017

This tour was amazing!

L
, Apr 2017

This tour was jam packed with sightseeing and was very informative. The bus driver was excellent at getting us safely through the winding roads of the highlands. My only complaint, was on the second and third days there was no lunch stop which we weren't aware of, so I recommend taking snacks. Otherwise a nice overview of of the highlands and Penang, the coffee shop on the last day was great, with all the different flavoured coffees for tasting and purchasing.

d
, Jun 2016

Our guide wasn't very good - more the type to send you off in the direction of something and wait for you in the car. The Cameron Highlands were good to see but you are sort of stranded at the resort which is lovely! as the town is a bit of hike away and more of a hike uphill back. We did actually get out at Karingsar which was good as the buildings were lovely. Overall it was worth doing as it was easier and cheaper than trying to cover the same ground yourself.

J
, Sep 2015

We enjoyed our tour. We especially liked the tea plantation, butterfly gardens and the Kek Lok Si Temple. Some of the other sites, though nice, weren't great and seemed to mostly just break up the long drive. Our tour guide, Morgan, was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent understanding of Malaysian culture and people. We very much enjoyed getting to know him. I had read horror stories about unsafe tour drivers in the Cameron Highlands. Morgan was an excellent, courteous and very safe driver. Bayview hotel had a nice pool and superb breakfast buffet. The Strawberry Park Resort was fully booked, so we stayed at the Heritage Hotel. Our room was spacious and comfortable and an easy walk from restaurants in the town.

K
, Mar 2015

The Cameron Highlands were the highlight! Our guide Arif was very knowledgable and always smiling! Lots to see on the way to Penang.

P
, Feb 2015

I get travel sick so was not good for me. A lot of time on the bus bad roads going uphill. 2 day option should be provided as well.Penang was quite boring with lots of traffic and beaches weren't nice.I'm at Langkawi now and wish I had not gone on that tour. Felt like a waste. Hotels all smelt musty


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