Here you can find the day-to-day description for Malaysia & Singapore.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|1||Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur|
|2||Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur|
|3||Bus||Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Selangor (optional fireflies)||Kuala Selangor|
|4||Boat, Bus||Kuala Selangor - Taman Negara||Taman Negara|
|5||Boat, Bus||Taman Negara||Taman Negara|
|6||Bus||Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands||Cameron Highlands|
|7||Bus||Cameron Highlands||Cameron Highlands|
|8||Bus||Cameron Highlands - Ipoh - Orangutan Island - Penang||Penang|
|10||Bus||Penang - Kota Bahru||Kota Bahru|
|11||Boat, Bus||Kota Bahru - Pulau Perhentian||Pulau Perhentian|
|12||Boat, Bus||Pulau Perhentian||Pulau Perhentian|
|13||Boat, Bus||Pulau Perhentian||Pulau Perhentian|
|14||Boat, Bus||Pulau Perhentian - Kuantan-Besarah||Kuantan-Besarah|
|16||Bus||Kuantan-Besarah - Melaka||Melaka|
|18||Bus||Melaka - Johor Bahru - Singapore||Singapore|
|21||Singapore||End of tour|
In the afternoon you have a choice of activities. You could take a further walk through the jungle. There are several longer and shorter walks, all clearly indicated. A boat trip to the rapids at Lata Berkoh is also a good option (as long as the water level allows this). You can also opt for a boat trip to the Gua Telinga cave, a damp ear-shaped cave. The ceilings are full of bats and if you are lucky you will see the Malaysian giant turtles, which can weigh in excess of 50 kg! Are you ready for a refreshing dive? that too is possible (again, water permitting) in the river.
We also stop en-route in the Chinese Sam Poh Tong cave temple in the city of Ipoh, where there is a huge number of turtles.
Another stop is at the Orangutan Island, where you have the option of looking around. It is a small tropical island in the middle of the large freshwater lake in Bukit Merah. When the orangutans are babies, they are cared for in the nursery. The program attempts to protect the apes from extinction by breeding the animals. Also take a look at the island eco-tourism development: coping and learning from nature. Orangutan means "man of the jungle" in Malay. Orangutans are the largest tree-dwelling animals with males easily weighing 83 kg.The entrance fee for Orangutan Island is excluded.
We stay in a well-kept hotel in Penang with Georgetown a short distance away.
Beserah is a village famous for fresh fish and we recommend trying the local salted fish, known to all locals. Balok beach is the place for windsurfing and you should visit Pantai Batu Hitam, the special black stone beach.
Singapore is known for its modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. Orchard Road is ‘the’ shopping street of the city. Here you will find shopping mall after shopping mall and every imaginable item is sold. Orchard Road is also known for its many restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
Singapore is also a melting pot of different cultures with districts such as Little India, Chinatown and Arab Street. In Little India you can taste, smell and feel the atmosphere of India. The many temples here are also interesting. China Town is the cultural heart of Singapore and here too you will find a variety of restaurants, shops and temples. Arab Street is the Muslim part of town, a good place to pick out batik from Indonesia, water pipes and other souvenirs.
Tour leading arrangements
Small groups (up to 6)
Groups with fewer than 7 persons will travel in the company of an English-speaking driver who also operates as the tour leader. When there are fewer than 7 persons, the tour leader will not necessarily be staying overnight in all of the same accommodations as the group. The tour leader will not accompany the group to the Perhentian Islands (Apr-Sep) or Langkawi (Oct-Mar) but will return to accompany the group on the mainland afterwards. On the island of Langkawi (Oct-Mar), assistance is provided by a local English-speaking 'station guide’.
Groups of 7 and above
Groups of 7 and above will be accompanied by a local English-speaking tour leader and a separate driver throughout, even on the islands of Perhentian (Apr-Sep) and Langkawi (Oct-Mar). For groups of 7 and above, the tour leader will sleep in the same accommodations as the group, with the exception of Kuala Lumpur.
Regardless of group size, in the Singapore sector a Singaporean English-speaking station guide will take care of the group arrival only.
Please note: Between 1st October and 31st March we will visit the beautiful island of Langkawi instead of Pulau Perhentian (due to the monsoon).
Itinerary 1st October - 31st March: 1. Kuala Lumpur 2. Kuala Lumpur 3. Kuala Selangor 4. Taman Negara 5. Taman Negara 6. Taman Negara 7.Cameron Highlands 8. Cameron Highlands 9. Penang 10. Penang 11. Penang 12. Langkawi 13. Langkawi 14. Langkawi 15. Kuala Lumpur (by flight) 16. Melaka 17. Melaka 18. Singapore 19.Singapore 20.Singapore 21. Singapore ( End of tour)
The wonderful island of Langkawi actually consists of 99 separate islands, but when we talk about Langkawi, we always refer to the main island. Langkawi is a truly Malaysian island. The population consists of real Malaysians and everything here is calm and composed.
The island is great for nature lovers and peace seekers. The nature is truly beautiful. The cliffs along the coast are covered with dark green pristine jungle. They sometimes rise steeply to 60 meters above the blue sea. The Langkawi islands are a paradise for butterfly and bird experts. There are butterflies that can be found nowhere else in Malaysia. Langkawi has relatively quiet beaches and if you wish, you can be taken to one of the uninhabited islands to sunbathe. The main island has several beautiful bays, rich in coral and marine flora and fauna.
Clearly, there is snorkeling and "scuba diving" to be done too. You can also take canoe trips through splendid mangrove forests or go jungle trekking in dense rainforest. By boat you can visit the surrounding (largely uninhabited) islands or try to catch your dinner in a deep sea fishing trip. Also visit the crocodile farm - this is a must, there are almost a thousand examples of different animals including different types of crocodile and alligators. If the diving is a little too adventurous for you, you can visit Underwater World, where you will find, amongst others, clown fish, turtles and sharks! From Langkawi you can also take an optional excursion to Pulau Payar. This emerald-green island also allows for excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities. And if you’re brave enough the marine center at Pulau Payar offers you the chance to let the baby black-tip sharks eat straight from your hand!