Day 1 Kuala Lumpur - Malacca: - City tour
1000 hours depart from Park Royal Hotel for a 2.5 hours (151 km) drive south of Kuala Lumpur to historical Malacca, the third smallest state in Malaysia and one of the oldest, and most strategic trading ports in Malaysia which has undergone Portuguese, Dutch and English rule.
Drive past the largest 17th century Chinese cemetery outside of China, located at Bukit Cina. Stop at the foothill to view the Sultan's well. Visit the 'Abode Merciful Clouds' or the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (1600s) the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia.Visit to Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. Baba Nyonya are descendants of the early Chinese immigrants to the Malay Archipelago who inter-married with local folks. They were partially assimilated into the Malay culture, especially in food, dressing and language yet still retaining some of the Chinese traditions and culture they brought from China, thereby creating a new kind of mixed culture of their country of origin with local elements. Among those, like Baba Nyonya cuisine which has developed with strong influence of the spices of Malay cuisine and the famous Sarong Kebaya clothing for the ladies. An included Baba Nyonya lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to view the famous gateway, the well-known Portuguese "Porta De Santiago" and the ruins of St. Paul's Church lined by 17th Century Dutch
Day 2 Malacca: - River trip / Jonker Street
Today's excursion is at a more leisurely pace and features an hour boat ride along the Malacca River, relaxing and seeing the city in a different way. Where once the merchant ships came from ports in India, China and Arabia to trade their textiles and silk for spices and scented woods. The
Day 3 Malacca - Ipoh: - Heritage walk
0800 hours depart for a 5 hour (354 km) drive North West of Malacca to Ipoh in Perak. Enjoy a scenic journey passing through rural countryside and farmlands.
Proceed to check in and overnight 4 star Weil Hotel. (Breakfast / Lunch included)
Day 4 Ipoh: - Orang Utan Island / Taiping / Kuala Kangsar
After breakfast, depart Weil Hotel for 1 hour 15 minutes to Bukit Merah (87km) and then by boat for 20 minutes to Orang Utan Island at Semanggol, Perak.
While most of Malaysia's orang-utan rehabilitation efforts are focused in east Malaysia, such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, other initiatives are also forming in Peninsular Malaysia toward this goal. One fundamental hub that contributes to these efforts is the Orang Utan Island situated within the Bukit Merah Laketown at Semanggol, Perak. The Orang Utan Island is a research institution dedicated to the preservation and research of the orang-utan. The Island is a
On arrival visitors are greeted by guides who explain what the research facility is all about.
This royal town is the forerunner of Malaysia's famous rubber industry. Of the first nine rubber trees palnted with seeds from the Kew Gardens in London by first Perak Resident Sir Hugh Low in 1877, today, one of the original still stands next to Kuala Kangsar Municipal Council building.
Ubudiah Mosque is ranking high on the list of Malaysia's most beautiful mosques as it stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spell binding sight, from near and far. The imposing structure is now a symbol of great pride to all Muslims in the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan, the Land of Grace.
The Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah, housed in a former palace is the museum to showcase the life and times of the former Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak. The former palace itself is an attraction, having been built in a unique fusion of European and Malay architecture and is in fabulous condition.
Return to Ipoh and overnight 4 Star Weil Hotel. (Breakfast / lunch included)
Day 5 Ipoh - Cameron Highlands: - Kea Farm
0930 hours depart Ipoh for a 2.5 hours' drive (90 km) up the highlands in Pahang. In the 19th century the Cameron Highland was a popular spot for the British colonialists to retreat to from the heat and humidity of the lowlands. Much of the colonial character remains in the architecture of the highlands and resembles the English countryside more than tropical Malaysia. Lunch at Brinchang. Visit to Kea Farm which is an agricultural district in Cameron Highlands. It is a vegetable market along the main road and a popular shopping destination for visitors on weekends. Traders and farmers sell the best of their crops and goods here from morning till evening, including greens, corn, strawberries, flowers, souvenirs, honey and more. Your next visit is to a Strawberry Farm before going to the Butterfly Park. Your tour ends with a visit to Rose garden. Overnight in 4 Star, Strawberry Park Resort. (Breakfast / lunch included)
Day 6 Cameron Highlands: - BOH Tea Plantation
In the morning, depart hotel to visit BOH Tea Plantation. Situated on numerous hills where the slopes are covered by nothing else but tea trees.
The highland was first founded in 1885 by Mr. William Cameron, a British Government surveyor while on a mapping expedition. The cool temperature and undulating hills provide perfect conditions for growing strawberries and tea. Many hill slopes are covered with iconic tea plantations with their distinctive pattern. The beautifully manicured tea plantations look like a carpet that stretches for miles into the distance.
See how tea is grown, harvested and take a walk in the plantation and get a feel of the natural environment filled with fresh air and green scenery around you. Visit the nearby factory where harvested tea is processed immediately. See the process to turn from green tea leaves to processed tea ready for your tea pot.
We adjourn to the café built on a large and high platform to give you a panoramic view of the plantations. Enjoy a cup of BOH tea and soak it the atmosphere of this hill station.
After lunch at a local restaurant, go for a walk in the countryside filled with trees and bushes of the highlands. Enjoy the fresh air and the mossy forest around you. You may see some small animals along the way. Have a traditional afternoon tea of scone with locally grown strawberry jam. Return to and overnight at 4 Star Strawberry Park Hotel. (Breakfast / lunch included)
Day 7 Cameron Highlands - Kuala Lumpur
Transfer out Strawberry Park Resort to Kuala Lumpur