This tailor-made family itinerary to Malaysia gives you a taster of this beautiful and fascinating country at the heart of Southeast Asia – from cities and beaches to jungles and tea plantations.
See the Kuala Lumpur skyline at night
Cook a Malaysian feast
Go cycling in the Penang countryside
Take a boat tour deep into the rainforest
Go snorkelling in the clear waters of Pulau Redang
From the impressive cityscape with the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, to the idyllic paradise beaches of Pulau Redang, and the lush tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands to the jungle of the Belum rainforest, Malaysia’s diversity of landscapes and experiences will enthrall adults and children alike.
On this tailor-made family adventure, you’ll also have the opportunity to cycle through countryside near Penang and visit a local rainforest community, both of which offer great opportunities for families to learn more about the country’s arts, crafts and culinary traditions.
Day1: Depart UK
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Day2: Arrive Kuala Lumpur
On arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, and then the afternoon is free to relax after the flight.
This evening, meet your guide for a short walk to the impressive Petronas Towers. Best viewed at night, these twin towers are among the most iconic modern structures in the world. Catch the sunset at the sky bridge and observation deck before descending in time to see a synchronised water fountain and light show.
Day3: Culinary tour
Today starts with a visit to the market before visiting a local family’s home for a hands-on cookery class. After lunch, return to Kuala Lumpur to explore colourful Chinatown and Central Market. You may like to stay in the area for dinner before returning to your hotel.
Day4: Batu caves & transfer to Cameron Highlands
Visit the Batu caves, a giant limestone outcrop just outside Kuala Lumpur. After lunch, continue your journey to the Cameron Highlands, the largest tea growing area in Malaysia.
Day5: Cameron Highlands
Embark on a full day exploration of the Cameron Highlands. Visit a tea plantation before enjoying a nature walk in the mossy forest of Gunung Bringchang, where families can learn about the valuable medicinal plants found in the forest. After lunch, take a three hour trek through the rainforest before returning to your hotel.
Day6: Ipoh & Georgetown, Penang
Descend back to the lowlands following a winding mountain road towards Ipoh. En route pay a visit to Gua Tempurung for a walk through one of Malaysia’s largest limestone caves. Transfer to the town of Ipoh and take a walk around the compact historic old town before continuing to Georgetown on the island of Penang.
Start the day with a dim sum breakfast before a visit to Chow Rasta market to observe local daily life. Learn how to make your own joss stick and discover some of Penang’s famous street art before visiting the 3D Trick Art Museum for some family fun.
Day8: Cycling tour
Take a morning cycling tour through the Penang countryside, visiting local artisans and villages along the way. Cycling along the quiet country roads is a perfect way for families to see the traditional side of Penang.
After a simple lunch in a local village restaurant, transfer by vehicle to Penang Hill to visit The Habitat conservation project and enjoy panoramic views from the treetop walkway.
Day9: Banding, Belum Rainforest
After a light lunch in Penang, transfer to Bandang Island in the Belum Rainforest, where you can see some of the area's nocturnal wildlife on an evening night walk.
Day10: Rainforest boat tour
Explore the Upper Belum rainforerst by boat, where you can search for the rafflesia - the biggest flower in the world - and look for wildlife. Then take a walk to nearby multi-tiered waterfalls for a swim and visit an Orang Asli village deep in the rainforest.
Days11-13: Pulau Redang
Transfer by road and by boat to Pulau Redang, a beautiful island with white sandy beaches and clear waters.
The following two days are kept free for you to relax on the beach or take up some of the many complimentary activities available from your resort on Redang Island. Perhaps take a jungle walk, kayak or paddleboard, or take to the crystal-clear waters for some snorkelling.
Day14: Fly back to the UK
Transfer to Terengganu airport in time for return overnight flight via Kuala Lumpur.
Day15: Arrive UK
Prices from (exc. international flights):£2,699per adult,£2,299per child
Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK):£3,795per adult,£3,215per child
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
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