WPE-01 WEST PENINSULAR EXPLORER
SIC Departure: Daily
Minimum: 02 paxs
You will visit one of Malaysia’s less-visited national parks, head off to a popular mountain retreat and visit an island resort before heading back to Kuala Lumpur.
Forests in the Kenong Rimba Park are believed to be about 130 million years old. The park covers an area of 128km2 with pristine tropical forests which share a common eastern and northern boundary with the larger national park of Taman Negara. Although accessible to the public, a large part of the park remains unexplored by humans. This is where you will truly enjoy the unspoilt wilderness, magnificent limestone caves, cascading falls, clear streams, giant trees, a plethora of flora and fauna and, a myriad of birds and insects. A variety of wildlife namely elephants, tapirs, tigers, panthers, flying foxes, sun bears, mouse deer and sambar deer, macaques, monkeys and gibbons also make these forests their dwellings.
During the 19th century, Cameron Highland was a popular spot for the British colonialists to retreat to from the heat and humidity of the lowland. Located at 1,500m above sea level, the cool temperature and undulating hillsides provide perfect conditions for growing strawberries and tea. Today, the hills are covered with the iconic and beautifully-manicured tea plantations which look like carpet that stretches from miles and miles into the distance. A large percentage of Malaysia’s fresh temperate vegetables and flowers are grown in the highland and trucked down every morning to the cities. Much of the colonial character remains today and its English charm can still be seen in the architecture.
Off the coast of Perak state is a small cluster of islands with the largest and most developed being Pangkor. Pangkor Island is dotted with fishing villages along the eastern coast while colourful coral reefs are situated around some of the smaller islands. Pangkor is famous for cuttlefish and anchovies that are caught offshore and much of this is dried and salted as snack food which is very popular with the locals. There is a lot to do on the island – visitors can enjoy the tropical sun, hire a boat for fishing, enjoy jet skiing, snorkeling and, rent bicycles or motorbikes to travel around the island.
Trek in one of Malaysia’s more pristine and undisturbed rainforests.
Explore limestone caves.
Visit iconic tea plantations in the Cameron Highland.
Photograph the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where the present sultan lives.
Visit Malaysia’s best managed-mangrove forest.
See charcoal being produced in old kilns.
Enjoy a boat ride.
Explore Pangkor Island including a visit to an old Dutch fort.
Visit a Chinese temple.
Taste Pangkor’s signature dried seafood snacks.
Visit and dine in a Malay village and take the opportunity to mingle with the locals.
Savour a seafood dinner in a fishing village.
Take a riverboat see fireflies.
Stop at Malaysia’s most sacred Hindu cave temple (open all year round except on religious festivals like Thaipusam).
Visit the world’s largest pewter factory.
Tour the city highlights of Malaysia’s modern capital city of Kuala Lumpur home to the world’s tallest twin towers.
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The tour operator will be relieved of its obligations hereunder in the event tours or specific itinerary is delayed or prevented in the whole or in part by any cause beyond its control, including without limitation, acts of God, change of law, war, civil unrest, strikes, epidemic, fire, changes initiated by owners/vendors not informed to us or any circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator that makes it impossible for us to operate fully or partially. The tour operator shall not be liable for any claim arising from the above.
Some comments from our Guest Book :
The tour was highly enjoyable. Pangkor is a beautiful beach, not so many tourists like in Penang or Langkawi.
It is not very often that one get to visit a charcoal factory and the one we visited was very authentic and interesting.
We had a fantastic guide who made the tour exceptionally fun and interesting.
This has been incredible. The knowledge made available really highlighted the beauty and uniqueness of it all. Thank you!
A lot of effort has been put into the itinerary to make it balance and interesting.
United Kingdom, 2009
Amazing, I love these place and all that come with it. Can’t wait to revisit.
A wonderful experience, to be here to learn and see al these beautiful faces of Malaysia. We feel so privileged.
We got to see a lot of the country and appreciate the local life styles and their different ways of live.