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This is a great family-friendly holiday for cultural enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Travel from the historical port of Malacca to the soaring skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, then into the mountainous, dense jungle of the highlands, and on to the beach at Penang.

  • Visit the old spice trade capital of Malacca
  • See the famous skyline of Kuala Lumpur
  • Hear the sounds of the jungle canopy
  • Ride a trishaw in George Town, Penang

Your holiday begins in Malacca, once one of Asia’s greatest spice trading ports, where families can visit the historical sites and learn about rural village life. In contrast, you can then explore the nearby smart city of Putrajaya, built less than 20 years ago.

See the famous skyline of Kuala Lumpur, as well as the fireflies in a nearby wetland reserve, before venturing into some of the world’s oldest and most biodiverse rainforest. Admire the green, mountainous landscape of the Cameron highlands before ending your tour in Penang, the pearl of the orient. 

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

    Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur. 

  2. Day 2: Arrive Kuala Lumpur, transfer to Malacca

    On arrival in Kuala Lumpur, there will be a group transfer to Malacca and then the rest of the day is at leisure to rest or explore this historical colonial town, once the spice trade capital of the world.

  3. Day 3: Visit Malay Village

    Learn about life in a traditional Malay Village and meet the locals. In the afternoon, return to Malacca to see the city’s historic sights and join an evening river cruise. 

  4. Day 4: To Kuala Lumpur

    Depart for Kuala Lumpur, visiting the smart garden city of Putrajaya on the way. This picturesque town is famed for its innovative and distinctive design, with buildings buildings inspired by Malay, Moorish, Persian, Islamic-moghul and European architecture. 

    This evening there will be a cultural show and dinner. 

  5. Day 5: Kuala Lumpur

    Enjoy a walking tour of Kuala Lumpur. Visit a batik class and create your very own batik painting, and in the evening, travel into a wetland reserve for a boat cruise and a glimpse of the fireflies who live in the mangrove forests.

  6. Day 6: At leisure in Kuala Lumpur

    Today is kept free for you to further explore Kuala Lumpur. Optional visits to a nearby water park or the Petronas Towers can be arranged, or you may wish to simply spend the day relaxing by the pool. 

  7. Day 7: Taman Negara

    Visit the Batu Caves, a limestone hill, filled with caves and cave temples, before continuing through the countryside to Taman Negara. In there evening there will be a jungle walk to look for nocturnal wildlife. 

  8. Day 8: Canopy walkway at Taman Negara

    Walk in the canopy high above the rainforest floor. This afternoon, take a boat cruise through the jungle, ride the rapids and enjoy a cascading waterfall.

  9. Day 9: Cameron Highlands

    Depart Taman Negara on a scenic drive past undulating valleys and mountains to the Cameron Highlands. The difference in climate is noticeable, as you enjoy the cool mountain air, and the vast green scenery of sprawling tea plantations and flower gardens.

  10. Day 10: To Penang

    This morning visit a hillside market and learn about the produce grown in the Cameron Highlands. A visit to a nearby tea plantation will give families an insight into tea making in the highlands.

    Drive to Kek Lok Toong Cave Temple and the royal museum of Kuala Kangsar, before continuing to the island of Penang.

  11. Day 11: Explore Penang

    Ride aboard the funicular to the summit of Penang Hill, walk beneath the trees of the ancient forest and climb a treetop viewing platform for 360° views of the island. Explore George Town and take a tour of the street art by trishaw.

  12. Day 12: Free day in Penang

    Today is kept free for you to relax at the beach or further explore Penang.

  13. Day 13: Fly back to the UK

    Depart from Penang and return to the UK on an overnight flight.

  14. Day 14: Arrive UK

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,199 per adult, £1,149 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,079 per adult, £1,879 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Transfers

    Single timed group transfer to Malacca included, departure transfer not included
  • Accommodation

    We spend 11 nights in hotels of 4* standard (with the exception of Taman Negara which is a 3* hotel). All have en suite facilities and are on a twin-share basis.
  • Meals

    11 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • City tour

    • Nature walk

    • Rafting

    • Rainforest canopy tour

    • Swimming


You can typically expect to pay from £880 for an adult, and from £730 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

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Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

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2018 23 Dec 3 Jan £1,349 £1,249 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 7 Apr 18 Apr £1,199 £1,149 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 11 Aug 22 Aug £1,299 £1,249 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 22 Dec 2 Jan £1,299 £1,249 Available* Book or Enquire