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£3,810 Per person
18 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This itinerary is ideal for those who want to experience Malaysia's history, city life, nature and beaches. Start in Malacca, a little city bursting with colonial charm before moving on to the buzzing capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Continue on to the vast rainforest of Taman Negara before escaping the heat as you explore the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands. Your next stop is the island of Penang where you will have your base in George Town and can soak up the Chinese heritage and history of the spice race. Finish by relaxing on the topical island of Langkawi.

Itinerary highlights

  • Wander the cobbled streets of Malacca visiting the shops, galleries and museums.

  • Enjoy the great nightlife and shopping in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Explore the rivers and rainforests in Taman Negara National Park.

  • Visit the magnificent tea plantations around Cameron Highlands.

  • Enjoy the unique food of George Town in Penang.

  • Relax on one of Malaysia's most beautiful islands - Langkawi.

Audley Travel specialist Bex

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Malaysia. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
  • We work to your interests and budget
  • Advice from first-hand expertise
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malacca
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Taman Negara National Park
  • Kuala Tahan
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Penang
  • Langkawi

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2 Malacca

Kuala Lumpur , Malacca

You will be met at the airport by an Audley representative who will take you to your private car for the two hour transfer to Malacca. You have the afternoon free to rest after your flight.

Day 3 Malacca


Enjoy the day exploring the UNESCO city of Malacca - ideas for your time with a guide to the main sights will be provided before you travel.

Day 4 Kuala Lumpur

Malacca , Kuala Lumpur

This morning you will be collected at the hotel and taken to Kuala Lumpur - a journey of around two hours depending on the traffic.

Day 5 Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Today you will be taken on a private walking tour of Kuala Lumpur. You will see the main sights and also get a more in depth view of the city by taking local transport such as the monorail and visiting a local tea house to sample the famous teas!

Day 6 Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Venture up the famous Twin Towers for spectacular views over the city!

Day 7 Taman Negara National Park

Kuala Lumpur , Taman Negara National Park

Your pick up time will be a little after 8am and from the city centre you will head north on the four hour road transfer to Kuala Tembeling. Board a longboat here that will take you in to the national park and your riverside accommodation. You have the rest of the day free to explore the park at your own pace - take a jungle trek or head to the canopy walkway!

Day 8 Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park

You have the full day to do as much as you wish - perhaps take a boat trip up the Sugai Tembeling for a dip in the natural jacuzzi rapids, grab some fishing rods and relax by the river, or get your hiking boots on and climb the steep forested slopes of Bukit Indah.

Day 9 Cameron Highlands

Kuala Tahan , Cameron Highlands

Continue your overland journey heading up to the Cameron Highlands.

Day 10 Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands

Enjoy a full day exploring the Cameron Highlands with your private guide. This is where all the tea is grown in Malaysia and the area is famous for its stunning scenery and Tudor style buildings.

Day 11 Penang

Cameron Highlands , Penang

This morning you will be collected at the hotel and taken to Penang over the famous Penang bridge. You have a free afternoon once you arrive.

Day 12 Penang


Today you will take a guided walking tour of George Town seeing the history and heritage of this UNESCO city. Temples, markets and stunning architecture are all concentrated in a small area making it great for a walking tour.

Day 13 Penang


Enjoy the day exploring at your own time.

Day 14 Langkawi

Penang , Langkawi

Take the short flight over to Langkawi where you will finish your trip by the beach, staying at the superb Datai.

Day 15 Langkawi


Free time to enjoy Langkawi.

Day 16 Langkawi


Enjoy your final full day away.

Day 17 International return flight

Langkawi , International return flight

Today you will leave Langkawi, being met at the airport for your onwards flight.

Day 18 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist David

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Taman Negara National Park
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