The Exotic Delights of Malaysia

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Depending on availability, this tour can be reserved for any dates.

Our eleven day trip introduces you to the joys of Malaysia.  You find the Peninsula with its mix of cultures from Malay to Indian. You see the colonial influences from the British that began in the nineteenth century.  Today, together with so much history and beauty, you also find the contrasts of the modern and cosmopolitan capital, Kuala Lumpur, and fine beaches such as Langkawi

Add an additional week to discover Borneo, renowned for its rich and exotic wildlife, its rainforests and tribes. Also on the island of Borneo are the regions of Sabah and Sarawak home to the Iban tribe with their famous longhouses.  Or if you prefer, we create a tour for you that concentrates on the remarkable  wildlife of Borneo alone.

Bahasa Malaysia is the official language of Malaysia but English is widely spoken and understood.

The Malaysian Peninsula

Luxury travel in Malaysia has a wealth of riches for visitors to enjoy. Your eleven day tour of Malaysia begins in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.  You see Kuala Lumpur’s gleaming Petronas Towers and follow the pilgrims to the Batu Caves and Cave Temples.  Enjoy the Islamic Arts Museum, the largest in Southeast Asia. Stroll through the delightful Lake Gardens Park with its Butterfly Park and Bird Park.  You discover the colorful quarters dedicated to Chinese, Malay, and Indian communities.  You stay in the elegant Mandarin Oriental with its stunning pool that overlooks the city.

You next head to the mountains and to the beauty of the Cameron Highlands to visit tea plantations.  Because of the cool temperatures in the mountains, this hill station has been popular with the English since Queen Victoria’s dayYou stay at the Cameron Highlands Resort with its English charm. 

Then travel to Penang, famous for its rich, multicultural history, reflecting its Malay, Chinese and Indian heritage.  Penang’s capital, Georgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with its beautiful colonial buildings, churches, temples, and mosques.  Penang is also known for being the “food paradise” of Malaysia.  This cuisine comes from the cultures that were all part of the ancient Spice Route.  You will savor the colonial charm of Malaysia during your time here at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel.

A nearby jewel is the island of Langkawi, in the Langkawi Archipelago, Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO National Geopark.  Langkawi has large mangrove forests, with limestone caves and beautiful secluded coves.  On your visit here, discover fabulous wildlife such as birds, kingfishers, sea eagles, raptors, plovers, herons, and mud skippers, fish who can walk on land.  Or for the more adventurous, go jungle trekking in the rainforests.

Langkawi is consistently sunny with a climate of warm, humid weather throughout the year, ranging from 72°F at night to 92°F during the day. Typically, rain falls in September and October, but often little more than the occasional short downpour.

The northernmost tip of Langkawi is a nature lover’s paradise.  On Langkawi, you stay at the stunning Four Seasons Langkawi.  The Four Seasons blends Asian, Indian and Arabic architectural influences to create a uniquely Malaysian feel.  Features include timber floors, high ceilings, and open-air verandas. The resort is set on Tanjung Rhu, a beautiful beach that is mostly deserted because it is private.

During your visit, you have a spell-binding Cable Car Ride to the top of Mat Cincang Peak with its waterfalls, flowers and 360 degree view of mountains and coastline.  Enjoy a visit to Pulau Payar Marine Park, with the fascinating marine life of the Andaman Sea.  The waters off Langkawi are perfect for sailing on a private yacht, for a picnic and a swim.

We help you view the rural beauty of Malay’s country life with wooden houses on green padi fields and water buffaloes.  Enjoy the flavor and sights of the night market with street vendors selling their goods, from fresh fish, to children’s toys, to bowls of hot noodles.  At the Kompleks Budaya Kraf Langkawi, you will find some handmade treasures from all over Malaysia.

Borneo

For an additional week, we offer a fascinating trip to Borneo to see wildlife and the traditional long houses.  Discover the splendor of Sabah and Sarawak, Borneo’s wildest and most beautiful regions. You’ll start off in charming Kuching, a city that has well preserved colonial architecture, before heading to the coastal jungle to see monkeys and tropical birds.  Next, move into the interior, where you can shop for food and textiles at outdoor markets.  Visit majestic Mt. Kinabalu, the highest peak in Southeast Asia, and then meet delightful orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Center.

The price per person for the tours, with double occupancy, includes five star hotels, airport transfers, entrance fees, private guides, driver and private transportation, breakfasts, and gratuities.  We also have a number of single accommodations available for an additional fee.

 

Articles based on Malaysia:

Pleasures of Penang, from travelandleisure.com

Snorkeling @ Langkawi

Malaysia Unmapped

36 Hours: Penang, Malaysia

 

 

Evening at the Four Seasons, Malaysia

Evening at the Four Seasons, Malaysia

 

 

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