Contrasting Malaysia

An active holiday exploring the different facets of Malaysia’s nature, culture and unique sights.

Contrasting Malaysia

A classic round trip in Peninsular Malaysia. Immerse yourself in the country’s colourful diverse culture as you explore many facets of Peninsular Malaysia including a UNESCO Heritage site.

Full Itinerary

After breakfast, drive North towards Cameron Highland stopping en-route at Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Tour the Highlands visiting the tea plantation, tea factory (factory operations is closed on Mon & public holidays), market place and cactus garden.

Early morning set off to Penang. Stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar.

Drive around Bukit Chandan and view Malaysia’s unique architecture of the exterior of Masjid Ubudiah, Istana Iskandariah, and Gallery Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, with photo stop. Discover the rich history of the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar on a river cruise. Visit one of the last few keris (dagger) making craftsmen, the keris is a status symbol for Malay Royalties and Dignitaries. Visit the Labu Sayong Center where unique shaped pots are made with deft hands and creative inspirations mostly by womenfolk.

Cross over to Penang, the “Pearl of the Orient” via one of the longest bridges in the world.

Today visit the 3rd longest reclining Buddha figure in the world followed by Kek Lok Si Temple, the Temple of 1000 Buddhas. Visit Fort Cornwallis, the water village of The Clan Jetties at Weld Quay and “The Street of Harmony” where churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples harmonious exist side by side. Be amazed by the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride.  The rest of the day is free to spend at leisure.

Today, travel from the west to the east of Peninsular Malaysia through the main mountain range, take in breathtaking views of the dense tropical rain forest. En-route, rest at Banding Island with its scenic view of Temenggor Lake. Continue to Kota Bharu, Kelantan, a friendly small town.

This morning visits the famous and colourful famous wet market of Kota Bharu. Witness the traditional lifestyle of villagers such as silver handicraft, Songket weaving and the traditional Wau (kite) making. Enjoy the scenic drive along the coastline southward towards Kuala Terengganu. Enjoy some delectable local chips made of fish or prawn. See a monkey plucking coconuts. The rest of the afternoon is free to spend at leisure.

After breakfast. Tour ends. You have the option to stay in some of the many beautiful islands of Terengganu, Redang Island, Besar Island and Tenggol Island.


  • The rainy season along the East Coast is from November to February. On the rare occasion of a flash flood, we reserve the right to make necessary changes to the itinerary.
  • During the Muslim festivals of Hari Raya Aidul Fitri & Hari Raya Aidul Adha together with the Chinese New Year, some places of interest are closed for a period of 2 days (Festive dates are subject to changes).
  • Villagers participate in cottage industry craft making activities as part of their family tradition. The visiting hours vary from time to time and will not be available during the fasting month, local public holidays or if any family occasions take place on the visiting day.
  • During the fasting month of Ramadhan, Islamic Civilization Park is closed. It will be replaced by a visit to the Losong Museum.
  • Local State Taxes and the Tourism Tax or both, ranging from RM 2 to RM 10 per room per night are payable direct to the hotel.

  • Roundtrip
  • City sightseeing
  • Available Wifi
  • Popular Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights



  • Tour Category: Roundtrip
  • Tour Type: Shared Basis English Speaking
  • Departure: Every Wednesday – Min 02  Max 16 persons
  • Start / End: Kuala Lumpur / Terengganu


  • Cameron highlands Lush tea plantations, mossy forest and cool temperatures.
  • Penang – Georgetown Soak in the UNESCO World Heritage Zone, exploring the narrow lanes, old shop houses, its famous street-art scene, quaint cafes & restaurants and lively nightlife. Partake in its delectable street food.
  • East coast – Kota bahru, Terengganu & Kuantan Strikingly different from the West Coast enjoy the serenity of many places still undeveloped. Discover local handicrafts, sleepy fishing villages and its rich Malay culture.


  • 5 Nights in a 4-star accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Entrance fees
  • Local driver cum guide specialist

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