Malaysia

Taste of Malaysia: 8-Day Tour of City Wonders, Cameron Highlands and Culinary Traditions with Five-Star Hotel Stays

Unravel a country where towering skyscrapers overlook wooden houses on stilts, luscious tea plantations reach dramatically for the sky and rainforest slopes lead to culinary havens where traditions are continuously reinvented on this eight-day Taste of Malaysia tour. On this breathtaking journey, you will stand in awe of the iconic Petronas Towers, ascend to the summit of KL Tower, venture into the depths of the Cameron Highlands and visit Aborigines Village, explore rolling tea plantations that grow 6,666 feet above sea level, taste your way through Penang’s culinary traditions and lavish the senses with an explosion of culture.

Includes seven nights of five-star accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and Penang, daily buffet breakfast plus lunch at a local Ipoh restaurant and a Penang foodie walking tour, air-conditioned transportation and return airport transfers, the services of local, English-speaking guides and more.

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TASTE OF MALAYSIA - TWIN SHARE
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages
  • Seven nights of deluxe five-star accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and Penang
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Marvel at Kuala Lumpur’s many wonders, including the King's Palace and Dataran Merdeka

Immerse yourself in one of the most diverse and fascinating destinations in the world: Malaysia. Roam the bustling streets of its capital city, Kuala Lumpur, where modern skyscrapers stand side by side with colonial houses and delve into the country’s melting pot of cultures as you discover the sights, smells and flavours of this unique destination, unveiling the reason behind its famed slogan: “Malaysia, truly Asia”.

The Experience — Stand in awe of the Petrona Towers, wander through tea plantations and embark on a gourmand discovery

‘Selamat Datang’ — welcome to Kuala Lumpur! On arrival in this sultry capital of sizzling food stands, Mogul-style skyscrapers and banyan trees, you will embark on a discovery of the grand King's Palace, the National Mosque with its unique star-shaped dome, the Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square and Sultan Abdul Samad Building. You will also ascend above the city to the summit of KL Tower’s observation deck, stand in awe of the iconic, Instagram-worthy Petronas Towers, and savour fine chocolate at Cocoa Boutique.

Imagine walking through emerald fields of unfurling tea plantations surrounded by majestic mountain-side forest and some of Malaysia’s best hiking trails – that’s the Cameron Highlands. It’s in these mist-shrouded mountains that you will gain insight into the nomadic way of life with a visit to an Aborigines Village (Kampung Orang Asli) and watch the light filtering through the tea plantation hillscape at sunset.

Experience the montane rainforest, a necessary part of Malaysia’s ecosystem and the conservation efforts put into place help preserve this luscious patch of nature for future generations. Ascend through rolling tea gardens to 6,666 feet above sea level to experience the beauty of Gunung Brinchang, a dense area of tangled, Mossy Forest and some of the most atmospheric hiking in the highlands. It's here you will also visit the aromatic Rose Valley Village and put your haggling skills to the test in a local market.

Learn how your favourite cup of tea is made at the Sungei Palas ‘BOH’ Tea Factory, the largest plantation in Southeast Asia, and revel in the thriving cuisine scene of Ipoh with lunch at an acclaimed local restaurant. Immerse yourself in Penang’s cocktail of historical heritage with a visit to Georgetown, home to Kek Lok Si Temple, Malaysia’s largest Buddhist Temple, and Penang Hill, home to a butterfly farm and the breathtaking botanical garden.

Consistently ranked amongst some of the best cuisine in the world, you'll cap off your tour in the street food capital of Penang with a foodie crawl. Embrace your inner gourmand as you sample some of the finest hawker-style eats and street food Malaysia has to offer.

Accommodation — Experience Malaysia in five-star luxury

Revel in the beauty of Kuala Lumpur from the city’s centre at Hotel Istana, your five-star oasis in the prestigious Golden Triangle with the Petronas Towers a mere 10-minute walk away via the Skybridge.

Perched amid the cool climate and peaking hills of the Cameron Highlands, the Strawberry Park Resort offers European-tinged charm in this idyllic part of Malaysia. A sleek modern aesthetic of polished wood and clean furnishings characterise the charming rooms, while the onsite Thai restaurant is a great place to feast during your downtime.

As your tour begins to wind down, spend time relaxing in the elegant and welcoming surrounds of the G-Hotel in Penang. Located next to two high-end shopping malls, 10 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and draped in contemporary design with the comforts of the Deluxe Room beckoning, you won’t want to leave.

Your package includes:

  • Seven nights of deluxe five-star accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and Penang
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Marvel at Kuala Lumpur’s many wonders, including the Kings Palace and Dataran Merdeka
  • Ascend to the observation deck of KL Tower
  • Stand in-awe of the Petronas Towers
  • Enjoy a complimentary chocolate tasting at Cocoa Boutique
  • Watch the sunset over the Cameron Highlands
  • Visit Sungei Palas ‘BOH’ Tea Factory, the largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia
  • Ascend 6,666 feet above sea level to hike through the Mossy Forest
  • Visit Rose Valley Village and meander through a local market
  • Journey to Aborigines Village (Kampung Orang Asli) to gain insight into local life
  • Savour Ipoh’s thriving cuisine scene at an acclaimed local restaurant
  • Tour through Penang with a visit to Georgetown’s Kek Lok Si temple
  • Embark on a foodie crawl of Penang’s acclaimed hawker-style eats with an English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation and return airport transfers
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