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Classic Malaysia tour

12 days from $2,105pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malacca
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Penang
  • See colonial architecture in the UNESCO city of Malacca.

  • Try the monorail in Kuala Lumpur during a guided walking tour of the city.

  • Visit the vast tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands and try a local brew.

  • Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the bustling UNESCO city of George Town.

Audley Travel specialist Jack

What our specialists say...

This tour is an ideal introduction for a first time visitor to Malaysia. Explore the main highlights of the country, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca, the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, the lush Cameron Highlands and historical Penang. Accompanied by local guides, you will be able to see the key sites as well as delving a little deeper, testing out the local transport of Kuala Lumpur and trying street-food delicacies in colonial George Town. There’s plenty of time to explore independently too, with hotels within easy reach of quirky shops and peaceful temples.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malacca
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Penang

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Malacca

Kuala Lumpur , Malacca

You're met at the airport by an Audley representative this morning who will take you to your private car for the two hour transfer to Malacca. Depending on your flight time, you might like to take a walk from your hotel this afternoon. Located in the Old Town, it's surrounded by antique shops and cafes.

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Day 2 Malacca

Malacca

Enjoy the day exploring the UNESCO city of Malacca. You are staying in the heart of the old city so it's easy to explore independently on foot - ideas for your time with a guide to the main sights will be provided before you travel. If you would like a private guide, this can be arranged instead.

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Day 3 Malacca

Malacca

Enjoy a further day taking in the museums, shops, and riverside cafes of Malacca. If you are visiting on a weekend, head to the night market in the evening for a chance to try a plethora of local delicacies, as well as enjoying a lively local atmosphere.

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Day 4 Kuala Lumpur

Malacca , Kuala Lumpur

This morning you're collected from the hotel by private transfer and taken to Kuala Lumpur - a journey of around two hours depending on the traffic. On arrival in the city, you might like to walk along Alor Road, near your hotel, which is lined with busy street hawkers, selling a range of local street food.

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Day 5 Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Take a private walking tour of Kuala Lumpur today with a local guide. 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.

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Day 6 Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Today is free for you to explore Kuala Lumpur independently. You might like to venture up the famous Twin Towers for spectacular views over the city. Chinatown is also a good place to explore - dip into a few of the local temples to escape the chaos of the city.

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Day 7 Cameron Highlands

Kuala Lumpur , Cameron Highlands

This morning you're collected at the hotel and taken to the Cameron Highlands by private driver. The scenic four hour journey sees you climbing in to the cooler temperatures of the highlands. Once you've reached your hotel you may like to have a walk around the area and see why this is known as one of Malaysia's most beautiful areas.

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Day 8 Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands

Enjoy a full day exploring the Cameron Highlands with your private guide today. This is where all the tea is grown in Malaysia and the area is famous for its stunning scenery and Tudor style buildings. As this is a private tour, your guide can tailor your itinerary to your interests.

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Day 9 Penang

Cameron Highlands , Penang

Drive to Penang this morning, a journey of three to four hours, with your private driver. On reaching Butterworth, drive over the Penang bridge, the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. On arrival in Penang, check in to your hotel and, if time allows, take a walk from your hotel. Built on one of the oldest streets in the city, your hotel is surrounded by fascinating architecture.

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Day 10 Penang

Penang

Take a private guided walking tour today 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. This afternoon you might like to hunt through some of the local quirky shops for souvenirs, or try street food delicacies at one of the surrounding street stalls.

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Day 11 Penang

Penang

Enjoy the day exploring at your own pace. For views right across the city, you might like to visit Penang Hill. Reached by a funicular railway, the journey up has some amazing views of the town as well.

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Day 12 Return home

Penang

A final day in Penang, with a last chance to enjoy some superb food before your driver picks you up for a private transfer to Penang Airport for your onwards flight.

Audley Travel specialist Jack

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The specialist who designs your trip to Malaysia will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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