RONDA – RONDA - A MALAYSIAN KALEIDOSCOPE 
 

Departure Point: Kuala Lumpur.
SIC English Speaking Departure: Every Saturday.
SIC German Speaking Departure: The Saturday following the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Minimum: 2 paxs
 

Malaysia is a friendly, beautiful, culturally-diverse country that offers extremely good value-for-money to travellers. Malaysia is known to have the lowest hotel rates in the region.

Malaysia is famous for as melting pot of cultures where its people live a harmonious existence. The mix of cultural influences is the result of centuries of immigration and trade with the outside world, namely the Arab nations as well as China, and India. While today it is a multicultural nation there are still strong elements of each culture. The mix also created a unique food that’s not only colourful, spicy and eclectic but also delicious. Being a relatively young modern country blessed with natural resources, a stable government, rich cultural heritage, colourful festivals and tropical rainforests, Malaysia offers an interesting contrast. Modern skyscrapers tower over colonial buildings to offer a diverse cityscape. Malaysia enjoys a sunny tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 32°C in major cities but somewhat cooler in the highlands. This makes it possible to be outdoors all year round with daily routines being only slightly affected during the rainy season.

Ronda-Ronda in the Malaysian language means to ‘go and explore’. Our Ronda-Ronda consists of comprehensive tours of Peninsular Malaysia and range from four to ten days in length. The tour is designed to introduce the fascinating highlights and attractions of every state visited in order to create an exciting Malaysian experience.

 

Highlights:

  • Tour the city highlights of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, home to the world’s tallest twin towers.
  • Relax amongst the iconic tea plantations and quaint English-styled homes in the Cameron Highland hill retreat.
  • Photograph the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where the current sultan resides.
  • Visit Ubudiah Mosque, Malaysia’s most architecturally ornate mosque.
  • Visit the best managed-mangrove forest in Malaysia.
  • Cross Penang Bridge, one of the longest dual carriageway bridges in the world and a national landmark of Malaysia.
  • Tour the highlights of Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia.
  • Enjoy a ride back in time on a trishaw.
  • Boat across Temenggor Lake in Belum Valley.
  • Visit the Malaysia-Thailand border to shop for cheap souvenirs and good food.
  • Tour the highlights of Kelantan known as the ‘cradle of Malay culture’.
  • Visit the colourful all-women market in Kota Bharu.
  • See songket or the ‘cloth of gold’ being woven.
  • Tour the highlights in Cherating and surrounding local cottage industries.
  • Visit the Turtle Information Centre in Rantau Abang.
  • Savour many traditional local delicacies.

 

RONDA RONDA OVERLAND TOUR

KUALA LUMPUR TO PENANG (3 NIGHTS)

 

Tour code : AO-KRR03

 

SIC English Speaking Departure :     Every Saturday.

Minimum 2 Pax. Ex-Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

SAT - DAY 01: KUALA LUMPUR - CAMERON HIGHLANDS

Depart by 0830 hours for Cameron Highland located at 1542 meters above sea level and noted for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. Stop on the way for a visit to see the cottage industry of basket weaving followed by Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Be immersed in the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful scenery. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place and butterfly farm. Overnight.

 

SUN - DAY 02: CAMERON HIGHLANDS - PENANG

Early morning set off to Penang. En route visit the Sam Poh Tong cave temple. Thereafter stop at the Royal town of Kuala Kangsarfor a spell of photographing of the exterior view only of Ubudiah Mosque, IskandariahPalaceand Istana Kenangan. Proceed further to Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest, the best-managed mangrove forest in Malaysiaand one that serves a very important ecological role in protecting the coastline from erosion. Delight in the novelty of walking through natural mangrove forest on a boardwalk. Kuala Sepetang produces the bulk of the nation’s top quality mangrove charcoal. Visit a charcoal kiln where charcoals are produced. Cross over to Penang, better known as the “Pearlof the Orient” via one ofthe longest bridge in the world. Overnight.

 

MON - DAY 03: DISCOVERY TOUR OF GEORGETOWN, PENANG

0900 hrs, depart from hotel for a City, Culture, and Heritage tour of Georgetown, which has been official declared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit the 3rd longest reclining Buddha figure in the world followed by Kek Lok Si Temple, also known as Templeof 1000 Buddhas, that was built in 1904. It is the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in SouthEast Asia. Next we visit 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 villageof The Clan Jettiesat 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. Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure. In the late evening, you can explore the nightlife along Batu Ferringhi, Penang style! Overnight.

 

TUE - DAY 04: PENANG

Transfer to airport.

 

Note:

  • 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.
  • During the Hari Raya and the Chinese New Year, some places of interest are closed

        (Festive Dates are subject to change).

 

 

TOUR CODE : AO-KRR 03   
All prices are per person  
Minimum 2 persons  
Valid From 01-Nov-11 to 31-Mar-13  
Twin share  $495
Triple share  $485
Single supp. $195

 

PARTICIPATING HOTELS FOR RONDA-RONDA

 LOCATION                                                             HOTEL

Cameron Highlands                                            Strawberry Park

Penang                                                                  Bayview Beach Resort

 

Note : Hotels above are subject to change

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