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Away from the steamy lowlands strawberries, vegetables and wild flowers thrive in the temperate climate of the Cameron Highlands.

Scenery of the Cameron Highlands

Heading north from Kuala Lumpur, you quickly turn off the highway onto a breathtaking set of switchbacks that wind their way up into the lofty mountains where the tea plantations and market gardens give way to forests and waterfalls in a wonderfully unspoiled natural region.

First mapped in 1885 by William Cameron, this hill station retains a quintessentially old English atmosphere, with mock Tudor hotels serving tea in the afternoon and gin and tonics in the evenings.


Group excursion in the Cameron HighlandsIt’s great for walkers, with many trails leading through lush scenery bright with pretty orchids and flitting birds, and longer walks or drives can reach the remote hill tribe villages of the Orang Asli people.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Cameron Highlands

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Cameron Highlands, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Cameron Highlands

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    Places near Cameron Highlands

    Our expert guides to exploring Cameron Highlands

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Cameron Highlands, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Cameron Highlands at its best.

    • A fusion of cultures: our highlights of Malaysia guide
      Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

      A fusion of cultures: our highlights of Malaysia guide

      A fusion of cultures: our highlights of Malaysia guide

      A street-food tour in George Town, or a cooking lesson in Malacca? Specialist Shannon highlights her key experiences in Malaysia, from major sights like the capital Kuala Lumpur to remote private-island beaches.

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    • Luxury holidays in Malaysia
      Kuala Lumpur cityscape

      Luxury holidays in Malaysia

      Luxury holidays in Malaysia

      Fine-dining in a cave, private cooking classes, and your own geothermal hot spring... Malaysia specialist Robert shares his suggestions for the most comfortable stays and exclusive experiences in the country, from inner-city Kuala Lumpur to the beaches of Langkawi.

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    Accommodation choices for Cameron Highlands

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Cameron Highlands. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Cameron Highlands

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Cameron Highlands, and which use the best local guides.

    • Explore the Cameron Highlands
      Tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands

      Explore the Cameron Highlands

      Explore the Cameron Highlands

      This fascinating tour covers all the highlights of the highlands. Begin by cruising through the green carpets of Boh Tea Estate — the pioneer of the tea growers in Malaysia.

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    • Cameron Highlands Half-day Guided Forest Walk
      Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

      Cameron Highlands Half-day Guided Forest Walk

      Cameron Highlands Half-day Guided Forest Walk

      This two-hour walk to Gunung Brinchang, at 6,666 feet above sea level, allows you to discover how the mossy forest plays its part in providing the surrounding area with clean water.

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