9D8N KUALA LUMPUR TO PANGKOR

This is great combination tour  between Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands,  Penang and Pangkor Island .  Enjoy wonderful journey to Cameron  Highlands and beautiful Pangkor Island

DAY 1    ARRIVE KUALA LUMPUR 

Upon arrival Kuala Lumpur International airport (KLIA) you will be met and transfer to Kuala Lumpur for an orientation tour of the city covering the major historical landmarks – 9D8N Kuala LumpurKing`s Palace, National Monument, National Mosque and Merdeka (Independence) Square. Much of the history of the city is depicted here as well as the tradition and cultural heritage of the major communities.  Included in this tour is a photo stop at the Petronas Twin Tower plus an opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the observation deck of the KL Tower.  (No meals)

DAY 2    IN KUALA LUMPUR  

9.00 AM – The highlights of this tour are the Batu Caves and Pewter Workshop. The main cave, Temple cave is a large cavern with a vaulted ceiling about 100 m above the floor. Many Hindus pay their devotions to the Lord Murga by climbing the 272 steps to reach the entrance. Then, visit a pewter workshop to see the actual process of making these wares. There will be a visit to a handicraft centre. (Breakfast)

DAY 3    KUALA LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHLANDS (4 HRS)

Travel to Cameron Highlands via the highway with a rest stop at Tapah. This is the town leading to Cameron Highlands and you will get to see the local fruits including the King of Fruits – Durian if in season.

On the way up to the mountain resort, we will stop at a small Aborigine village and a teahouse. Continue to drive up the road passing through Brinchang and finally the main town – Tanah Rata. Settle in your hotel of your choice and enjoy the peace & serenity of Cameron Highlands.  (Breakfast)

DAY 4    CAMERON HIGHLANDS – PENANG (7 HRS)

Visit one of the tea plantations owned by the Boh Plantations to watch the processing of black tea and later to sample various kind of tea in the teahouse. (Note: Tea factory is closed on Mondays). After the tea break, we head to local fruit / vegetable market to see the variety of produce from this area.

Depart Cameron Highlands via the Simpang Pulai Highway to Bukit Merah Laketown. Visit the Orang Utan Island & see the primates and the in-house infant care unit. (Visit subject to water level) Continue to Penang & cross the Penang Bridge into the island of Penang. Check into your hotel. (Breakfast)

DAY 5    PENANG

Today you explore Penang – the Pearl of the Orient and the oldest British settlement in Malaysia. Visits include the Khoo Kongsi (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan house with its ancient 9D8N - Khoo Kongsidesign constructed to capture the splendour of an Imperial palace, the historical Fort Cornwallis and the Thai temple of Wat Chayamangkalaram, which houses a 32 metres reclining Buddha.

In the afternoon, visit the legendary Snake Temple. The temple is filled with the smoke of burning incense and a variety of pit vipers. The vipers are believed to be rendered harmless by the sacred smoke. But it is not advisable to touch the snakes nonetheless. Local devotees believe that the temple’s snake population has come there of its own accord. The temple was built circa 1850 in memory of Chor Soo Kong, by a Buddhist monk who moved to Penang.

Returning to the city, we visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture. The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still evident in Penang today. (Breakfast)

DAY6     PENANG – LUMUT – PANGKOR ISLAND (3 HRS)

Transfer from Penang on the North-South Highway, exit at Simpang Pulai and forward to Lumut.Off the coastal town of Lumut, lies a gem of an island, Pangkor, the main island and the smaller, Pangkor Laut Island. These islands are blessed with lush rainforest interspersed with magnificent sweeping bays with fine sandy beaches. The main island’s inhabitants are concentrated on the eastern coastline. The majority of the locals are fisherfolk. Transfer to Lumut by overland. Take boat to Pangkor Island – a tropical island getaway for you to rest and enjoy its beauty & tranquility. (Breakfast)

Scheduled boat: Marina Island to Resort:1300,1500,1630 & 2000hrs. (Boat ride: 15 mins per way)

DAY 7    IN PANGKOR

Free at leisure.

(Breakfast)

DAY 8    IN PANGKOR9D8N - Pangkor

Free at leisure.

(Breakfast)

DAY 9    DEPART PANGKOR – KUALA LUMPUR (KLIA)

Boat transfer from Pangkor Island to Lumut. Upon arrival at the jetty, meet & transfer to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or drop off at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur City. (Note : Please depart by 8.00 PM onwards flight if you depart from Kuala Lumpur on the same day)

(Breakfast)

Scheduled boat: Resort to Marina Island: 0845,1200,1300 & 1700hrs.

 

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