9 DAY COLOURFUL MALAYSIA
Limited spaces available
Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia offers you unmatched cultural, religious and geographical diversity. Buildings are of valuable cultural and historical significance with many retaining a unique European and Asian architectural style due to a long history of European colonisation. A cultural melting pot, Malaysia is home to Malays, Chinese, Indians, the indigenous Orang Asli, and people of many other nationalities. As such, this extraordinary variety produces some of the most sumptuous cuisine, sold at street hawker food stalls, and incredibly popular amongst locals and travellers alike.
China Southern or Malaysia Airlines economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney, Melbourne or Perth
6 nights hotel accommodation
Transportation & transfers
Meals as indicated
Admissions to scenic attractions
English-speaking tour guide(s)
Tipping prepaid in Australia: $105
Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenditure and anything not stated
Day 1: Australia Fly to Kuala Lumpur
Fly overnight to Kuala Lumpur via connecting cities (Note: some flights may depart one day later).
Day 2: Kuala Lumpur
Arrive in Kuala Lumpur. Your friendly tour guide will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel.
Day 3: Kuala Lumpur bus to Malacca and Kuala Lumpur
This morning, travel to Malacca (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a city with a history of colonisation by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Many of the buildings including churches here are a cultural blend of 18 century European and Asian architectural styles. Visit St. Peter’s Church, the oldest operational Catholic Church in Malaysia, where various celebrations are held. Afterwards, visit Porta De Santiago, a fortress that was built by the Portuguese to secure their position in Malacca. Later on, take a stroll through St Paul’s Church, a historical church ruin on the summit of St. Paul’s Hill. Proceed to the Dutch administrative building known as Red Square or ‘Stadthuys’ before exploring the finest Chinese temple in Malaysia – Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. The peaceful unity of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism found in the same complex is a unique feature of this temple. Take a stroll along Malacca River before returning to Kuala Lumpur.
Day 4: Kuala Lumpur bus to Cameron Highlands
Begin your journey today to the Cameron Highlands. Enjoy the crisp air and breathtaking views of verdant tea plantations 5000ft above sea level. On the way, stop by Iskandar Waterfall passing by gurgling jungle streams. Some of the main attractions in this area include Rose Garden, green rolling hills of lush tea plantations as well as a butterfly farm. The cooler climate due to the high altitude and abundant water is perfect for cultivating tea, and is also the perfect environment for a number of unique species of flora and fauna. Take a sip of your favourite tea (own expense).
Day 5: Cameron Highlands bus to Penang
Enjoy breakfast with a free morning at your own leisure. Travel to Penang.
Day 6: Penang
Explore Penang Island today. First stop will be Tropical Spice Garden, an award-winning landscaped tropical garden that is home to more than 500 species of tropical plants and herbs from around the world. Next, visit Penang Craft Batik Factory and learn how the pioneers of batik manufacturing create quality batik garments using complex prints and patterns. Afterwards, taste juicy tropical fruit at the Penang Tropical Fruit Farm. The farm grows 370 edible fruit species including exotic ones such as durian. Stroll through The Weld Quay Clan Jetties Waterfront Settlement , a living heritage that served as one of the main Southeast Asian ports for trading, before visiting Khoo Kongsi, the extravagant clan house of the most distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia. The building is most famous for its gorgeous gold decorations and detailed ornamental carvings. Walk down ‘The Street of Harmony’, a street with a variety of places of worship grouped together, including Kapitan Keling Mosque, Kuan-Yin-Ten – a Chinese temple and a symbol of pride, compassion and love – and St George’s Church; Southeast Asia’s oldest Anglican Church. In the afternoon, visit Kek Lok Si Temple, where a magnificent 30.2m tall bronze statue of Guanyin and the temple’s pagoda decorated with 10,000 statues of Buddha are the main drawcards for many Buddhist pilgrims. Ride a funicular train up Penang Hill for a fresh breeze and a stunning panoramic view of Georgetown.
Day 7: Penang
Free time during the day at your own leisure to explore Georgetown. Penang is the home of some of the finest oriental cuisine and is a gourmet’s paradise. The tour continues in the evening. Hop on a beca, an open-fronted pedal-powered ride, and speed through the bustling streets of Georgetown. Take a closer look at Kapitan Keling Mosque, Kuan Yin Teng and St George’s Church. Afterwards, explore Penang’s famous Red Garden Food Paradise offering a one-stop destination for delicious local and international hawker food.
Day 8: Penang Fly to Australia
Transfer to the airport for your homebound or onward flight via connecting cities.
Day 9: Australia
Arrive home this morning.
THE FINE PRINT
* Peak Season Surcharge: From $300
Interstate Surcharge: Brisbane/Adelaide $300 (flights may be via Sydney)
Early Arrival/Stay Behind/Stopover Surcharge: From $250
Airline Upgrade (economy class long haul int’l sectors): Singapore Airlines from $300, Cathay Pacific from $500 – Singapore & Hong Kong Stopover Packages available upon request
Pre/Post Tour Accommodation (incl. breakfast): From $170/twin room/night
Triple Share: Not available
Child Price: Same as adult
Note: All prices are per person subject to availability plus applicable fare difference. The airline and flights are not available until 1 month before departure and may involve up to 2 transits per leg.
All prices, itineraries, airlines, hotels and cruise ships are subject to availability and change without prior notice. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar standard and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure the smooth running of the tour. Itinerary and sites to be visited are subject to change due to local and seasonal conditions, minimum and maximum numbers, time and other unforeseen constraints beyond our control. Passengers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not deviate from the set itinerary. The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land. Please check all information before booking.