- Return flights from Johannesburg to Kuala Lumpur including airlines levies
- All overland transfers
- 6 Nights hotel accommodation
- Sightseeing as specified in the program with an English speaking driver / guide
Day 2 - Cameron Highlands - Penang
Day 3 - Penang
Day 4 - Penang - Kota Bahru
Day 5 - Kota Bharu - Terengganu
Day 6 - Kuala Terengganu - Kuantan / Cherating
Day 7 - Kuantan - Kuala Lumpur
**Travel Dates: 2 May - 8 May 2018
6 nights from only R28 446 per person sharing - subject to availability and currency fluctuations at teh time of booking
KUALA LUMPUR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS - PENANG - KOTA BAHRU - KUANTAN- KUALA LUMPUR
DAY 1 - KUALA LUMPUR - BATU CAVES - CAMERON HIGHLANDS
Depart to the countryside and make a short stop at the Selangor Pewter factory, then proceed to visit the Batu Caves, a huge limestone outcrop that houses some very ornate Hindu temples. Batu Caves is popular place of worship for the Hindus and each year during their auspicious celebration of Thaipusam, hundreds of thousands of Hindu will throng the temple. After which we proceed to Cameron Highlands, which is 1542 meters above sea level. We will proceed north to the Hill Resort of Cameron Highlands, making another en route stop to visit a cottage industry making bamboo baskets and the Lata Iskandar Waterfall. Upon arrival at the Cameron Highlands, check in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon/evening is free at your own leisure. Accommodation at STRAWBERRY PARK RESORT or similar
DAY 2 - CAMERON HIGHLANDS - PENANG
Breakfast at hotel, after then proceed for a tour of Cameron Highlands visiting a tea plantation, tea factory, a vegetable farm and the market square. Following which, you will continue the journey and drive towards Penang, En route visits along the way include the Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple in Ipoh, the Ubudiah Mosque and Iskandariah Palace in Kuala Kangsar. Cross over to Penang, using the fourth-longest bridge in the Southeast Asia arriving in the evening. Accommodation at SUNWAY HOTEL GEORGETOWN or similar.
(Note: The tea plantation is closed on Mondays)
DAY 3 - PENANG
Breakfast at hotel and proceed for a half day Around Penang tour with visits to a batik factory, a nutmeg and clove stall, the Snake Temple and Wat Chayamangalaram Temple. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Accommodation at SUNWAY HOTEL GEORGETOWN or similar
DAY 4 - PENANG - KOTA BHARU
Breakfast at hotel, then drive towards Kota Bharu using the East-West Highway. This offers breath-taking views of the tropical rainforest. If you are lucky, you may have to stop for elephants crossing the road. You should arrive in Kota Bharu in the evening.
Note: Some places in the East Coast are closed on Fridays and during Ramadan fasting month. Accommodation at PERDANA HOTEL KOTA BHARU or similar
DAY 5 - KOTA BHARU - KUALA TERENGGANU
Breakfast at hotel, then in the morning have a short orientation tour through Kota Bharu. Visit the colourful wet market. You will notice that most of the traders are women, which is a unique culture of Kelantan State. You can find a variety of local items like batik clothes, cloth of exotic patterns, fruits, vegetables etc. The city is also famous for its silverware and trinkets, kite making, top spinning and songket weaving. See how brown sugar is tap and process. This town also offers a wide variety of local sweet cakes and delicacies, unique in this part of the country.
Continue journey to Terengganu. Visit PulauDuyongBesar, the largest island in the estuary. Fishing boats are built here using age-old techniques and tools. Drive along Chinatown and view the Maziah Palace and State Mosque.
Note: Some places in the East Coast are closed on Fridays and during Ramadan fasting month. Accommodation at PRIMULA BEACH HOTEL TERENGGANU or similar.
DAY 6 - KUALA TERENGGANU - KUANTAN/ CHERATING
Breakfast at hotel. Today depart to Kuantan with en route visit to Cherating Village. Stop at local villages to observe the traditional way of living. See pandan leaves being weaved into bags, mats and crafts and see the antiques of trained monkey plucking coconuts. Free at own leisure in Cherating.
Note: Some places in the East Coast are closed on Fridays and during Ramadan fasting month. Accommodation at SWISS GARDEN BEACH RESORT or similar.
DAY 7 - KUANTAN - KUALALUMPUR
Breakfast at hotel. Drive from Kuantan back to Kuala Lumpur.