EWM – 01 - 6D/5N EAST WEST MALAYSIA EXPLORER
SIC Departure: Daily
Minimum: 02 paxs
Our East West Malaysia Explorer tour begins with a journey to Malaysia’s most popular highland retreat. Located at 1,500m above sea level, the cool temperature and undulating hillsides of the Cameron Highland provide perfect conditions for growing strawberries, vegetables, flowers and of course, tea. Today, the hills are covered with photogenic tea plantations. The beautifully manicured tea plantations look like a carpet that stretches for miles and miles into the distance. The Cameron Highland used to be very popular with the English during the colonial days but these days, it’s popular with both the locals and tourists seeking cool relief from the heat and humidity of the lowlands. Much of the colonial character remains and the architecture of the houses here resembles something from the English countryside.
Continue onto the northern state of Kelantan known as the “Cradle of Malay Culture.” Kelantan offers visitors a glimpse of old world charm and many aspects of traditional Malaysian life. The people here are also known for their friendliness and generosity. One of the country’s most photographed markets are in Kota Bharu. Always busy, it’s where women with scarves sit cross-legged selling fresh vegetables, livestock, seafood, preserved food, dried seafood and various types of meat.
Belum National Park in a remote area of Perak was closed to the public for many years because of the conflict between the Malaysian security forces and communist bandits. Virtually untouched by people, Belum National Park is a unique ecosystem full of many species of fauna and flora. Secondary forests are dominated by huge and rare rainforest hardwood trees believed to be as old as 500-600 years and home to some of the world’s most endangered mammals. You will find many streams and waterfalls with cool crystal clear water surrounded by towering trees. Needless to say, the park is of great interest to ecologists, conservationists and nature enthusiasts.
Immerse yourself in Penang’s rich culture and heritage. This predominantly Chinese state has the most number of intact pre-war buildings in all of South East Asia. Art and culture co-exist alongside the island’s modern development. It’s no wonder that parts of the capital of George Town were inscribed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 2008.
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Some comments from our Guest Book :
The tour is good with a nice mix of the highland, the sleepy towns in East Coast, and the Belum rainforest. We did not miss out on the city as we also have a tour in KL. Overall, it was nice leisurely tour.
The tea plantation in Cameron was lovely. It is quite like the old charming English town back home with a little Asian touch but minus the bad weather.
United Kingdom, 2009
The Belum rainforest was amazing as it is not so commercial and not so many tourists yet.
The Belum experience was great, we had a chance to see a small family of aborigines when we were walking in the jungle.
Good and relaxing trip.
We don’t like sky scrappers and this tour was just right, more nature and small interesting towns.
The tour was wonderfully enjoyable. The travel agent was very helpful to assist to get us a room in Belum park for our extended stay.
It was a fantastic overview of the country.
New Zealand, 2009
Good trip, good company.Thanks.