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.

Highlights :

  • Visit the world’s largest pewter factory.
  • Explore Malaysia’s most sacred Hindu cave temple (open all year round except during religious festivals such as Thaipusam).
  • Experience basking weaving, one of Malaysia’s important cottage industries.
  • Visit a native village.
  • Explore many interesting places in the Cameron Highland.
  • Ascend Mount Brinchang; the highest mountain in the Cameron Highland.
  • Trek though mossy forests.
  • Visit Malaysia’s largest tea plantation and largest black tea manufacturer.
  • Discover the city highlights of Kota Bahru.
  • See batik being painted.
  • Photograph Lake Temenggor in Belum Valley.
  • Take a boat ride across Lake Temenggor.
  • Enjoy trekking through pristine rainforests.
  • Tour the highlights of Penang a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia.
  • Cross Penang Bridge, one of the world’s top ten longest dual carriageway bridges in and a national landmark of Malaysia.
  • Enjoy a journey back in time on a trishaw around historic Penang.







Departure: Daily. Minimum 2 Pax on SIC basis

Ex : Kuala Lumpur

Drop off : Penang


Our new program which gives one an opportunity to experience the pristine tropical rainforest of BelumValleywhich is 130 million years old and was closed to public for decades before its recent opening, therefore preserving its uniqueness and originality of a tropical rainforest. It also brings to life of an experience in a traditional Malay village, which is full of richness in traditional culture and heritage.




Depart by 0830 hours for Cameron Highland, which is located at 1542 meters above sea level. Famed for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Our first stop enroute, will be at the Royal Selangor Pewter featuring the largest pewter factory in the world. Discover the heritage and history of the company since its’ founding days in 1885. Lastly, view a demonstration of pewter making processes at the factory, which includes casting, filing, hammering and soldering.

Stop at Batu Caves, the famous temple cave, accessible by walking up  272 steps, which houses the shrine to Lord Muruga, a Hindu deity, while the museum cave host paintings and murals depicting scenes from Hindu scriptures.  Try the famous Malaysian local “tea tarik”- literally means pulled-tea or tea with condensed milk at any of the food stall at the famous BatuCave.

Along the way up into the mountain, we’ll also visit the basket weaving cottage industry, Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. You’ll enjoy the cool, crisp air of CameronHighlandsbeside its wonderful scenery. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.



After breakfast, depart for an exploratory tour of Cameron Highlands, used as a highland retreat station for the British during the colonial days.
Proceed by 4-wheel drive to Gunung or MountBrinchang, the highest and most accessible peak (6,666ft.) in CameronHighlands. Experience a cloudy tropical & mossy rainforest before cruising down the hill to view the most scenic tea plantation, the Sungei Palas Boh estate that is regarded as the largest and best known tea station in the region. Take a tea break after the brief guided tour of the factory. After the refreshing tea break, our next visit will be the flower and vegetable farming. From the farm, we will proceed to visit the villages of our highlands natives – the Semais. Explore the forests of the highlands. This short trek will lead us to the small waterfall where we can have a break for lunch. The return journey will take us to a day market where most of the local produce can be found.



Breakfast. 0700hrs - Depart Cameron Highland eastward towards Kota Bharu on the eastern coastal flank of the Peninsular via the town of Gua Musang. Kota Bharu is the cultural centre of the East Coast and not to be missed by visitors in experiencing its unique heritage and cultures. On arrival, visit  the Merdeka Square, the site of many historical events. It is also known as Padang Bank. Thereafter, proceed to the famous colorful wet market of Kota Bharu, where majority of the traders are women. Then visit the IstanaJaharMuseum. Built in 1887, it features Kelantan's cultural heritage. Proceed to the silver handicraft cottage industry to see how fine Kelantan silver wares are handmade.

Overnight in a typical village chalet (Air-conditioned, attached toilet, hot water). 



After breakfast, go on a full day village’s experience. Enjoy the relaxed, laid-back lifestyle of Kelantan. See monkey plucking coconut. Learn the art of batik making, a very intricate artistic and interesting skill to learn. You will be also introduced to the secret of a Malay recipes and art of cooking. Lunch local style. Try to eat with your hand, the locals will be happy to show you how. Thereafter learn the art of kite making which is traditionally popular in Malaysiain particular on the east coast of Malaysia. Go on bicycle around the village (without guide but with written direction). Feel relax moving around the village getting to know the locals and mingling with them. Dinner at the village.  Overnight in a typical village chalet (Air-conditioned, attached toilet, hot water).



Breakfast. In the early morning, depart Kota Bharu for TemenggorLakein the BelumValley. Further on, stop at the highest mountain point on this route that is 1050meters above sea level overlooking Thailand- Malaysian border. From here you will have a breathtaking view of the famous Titiwangsa’s mountain range with its dense tropical rainforest. Belum valley is an area bristling with fauna and flora, a rich national heritage. This last frontier of Peninsular Malaysia beckons the adventurous to its everlasting charm.

On arrival, we will depart on a boat cruise for a tour of the BelumValley. Observe and mingle with the ‘Orang Asli’, which literally means ‘the original people’. These are of the Jahai group, one of the aboriginal’s ethnic groups of peninsular Malaysia. We will have the opportunity to trek in the jungle and with some luck, to see the ‘Rafflesia’ - the world’s largest flower, in the wilderness. Visit the waterfall and have fun swimming in its cool refreshing water deep in the 130 million years old jungle. You will also enjoy the boat ride on the vast TemenggorLake, cruising through scenic nature’s backdrops. In other words, just relax and enjoy the ever-soothing nature’s influence on you. It is indeed a place that will bring you an everlasting memory of nature’s greatness and its tropical blessing. Tour is inclusive of packed lunch.



Breakfast. 0830hrs – Depart Temenggo rLake towards Penang. On arrival in Penangproceed with a City, Culture and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been official declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple that was built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in South East Asiaand is known as the Templeof the 1000 Buddhas. Thereafter proceed to FortCornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786 when he arrived to start the first British colony in Penang. The tour carries on with a visit to the water village of the Clan Jetties at Weld Quay, so named as residents of each jetty share similar surname. We next take you along Pitt Street, also known as “The Street of Harmony”. Here churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples are built along the same street in harmonious existence side by side for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Enjoy a breezy trishaw ride, a still popular mode of transport in Georgetown.

  ** Hotel is on your own arrangement

 Note: Optional with supplement for this tour to end by boat to Langkawi via Kuala Kedah. This can only be done without doing tour of Penangon this day. Boat trip to Langkawi is without guide onboard.



  • Tour ends at city hotel or at beach hotels. There will a surcharge for transfer direct to the airport after the tour. If that is the case, please make sure that your flight is from 2000hrs onward.
  • During Muslim’s festivals of Hari Raya (Aidul Fitri) & Hari Raya Haji (Aidul Adha), some places of interest are closed  for a period of 2 days in a year (Festive Dates are subject to changes).
  • FortCornwallisis closed on Sundays. As an alternative, we will visit the clan water village and for those with the water village already in the program, it will be replaced with a visit to the museum.
  • The rainy season along the East Coast is from November to February. Unexpected flash floods, although rarely, may occur.  In such circumstances, the Company reserves the right to make necessary changes to the itinerary.

 What to bring: Rain coat, hand torch, personal toiletries, cotton material clothing, swimming attire, body soap, walking shoes with rubber sole, anti-malaria tablets and sun tan/block lotion.



All prices are per person  
Minimum 2 persons  
Valid From 01-Nov-11 to 31-Mar-13  
Per pax on twin share $1495
Per pax on triple share $1275
Single supplement $345
A:Available - This tour is available for booking.
R:On Request - This tour is on request only
All prices are per person.
If you are interested, please contact your local agent to make the booking or alternatively email us at reservations@toursite.com.au