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Enjoy the enchanting experiences that Malaysia has to offer with this authentic, captivating tour. You’ll begin your adventures by heading to the ‘Garden City, Intelligent City’, Putrajaya. Here you will have the chance to visit the spectacular self-sufficient township that is unique in architecture with all buildings carefully thought-out, thus creating an impressive amalgamation of designs. As well as this, you’ll have the opportunity to grab the famous photographic shots of the majestic Putra Mosque and Putra Bridge. During your incredible journey you also have the opportunity to discover Kuala Tembeling, taking a longboat journey through jungles and villages – an experience like no other. As well as seeing all of these incredible places during the day, you’ll also have the chance to take part in guided Night Jungle walks too. An exciting trek to Canopy Walkway is on the cards too, where you’ll get to experience the panoramic views of your surroundings. During the Cameron Highland Countryside Tour you’ll get to visit the BOH plantation, where the pioneers of growers in Malaysia are found. As if all of these once in a lifetime experiences aren’t enough, you’ll also get to visit the small town of Tapah to mingle amongst authentic Malay families, as well as much more. An adventurous experience that will provide you with memories to last a lifetime.

DAY 01 KUALA LUMPUR – ARRIVAL [L] 

Meet upon arrival at KLIA by flight transfer to hotel check in with en-route DISCOVER PUTRAJAYA (approx. 3.5 hours).

Highlights:
Beyond KL City lies Putrajaya, the nation’s administrative capital. Dubbed the “Garden City, Intelligent City”, Putrajaya is a self-sufficient township with much thought put into each building, resulting in contrasting architectural creations. A trip to Putrajaya takes you on a drive through the nature enriched boulevards, the Prime Minister’s Office and Official Residence. Plus, the cannot-be-missed majestic Putra Mosque and Putra Bridge, a popular backdrop for photography. Complete your visit with a memorable cruise trip down the serene Putrajaya Lake, an incredible man-made wonder spanning across 650 hectares of beautiful waters and exotic wetlands.

Drop off to hotel after tour, check in. Free at own leisure by own arrangement. 
Overnight at Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 

DAY 02 KUALA LUMPUR / KUALA TEMBELING / TAMAN NEGARA [B/D]

Breakfast served at the hotel. After breakfast, check-out and depart to Kuala Tembeling (journey takes approx. 3.5 hours’ drive) Upon arrival at Kuala Tembeling Jetty, please proceed to register with the National Park and Wildlife Department; lunch at the jetty area (own arrangement). Normally, the boat will depart at 1300 hours daily with the exception of Friday at 1400 hours. The 3 hours longboat journey will bring you passing through intense jungle and villages.
Upon arrival Kuala Tahan, we will register and check-in to the resort. Evening, dinner will be at Sri Mutiara Restaurant (own arrangement) and followed by a video presentation at the Interpretive Center. Then, we will proceed for Night Jungle Walk with Nature Guide. You can experience walking inside the rainforest at night and learn about nocturnal plants and insects 

Overnight at Mutiara Taman Negara Resort, Taman Negara 

DAY 03 TAMAN NEGARA [B/L/D] 

Breakfast served at the hotel. The highlights of the morning activities will be the jungle trekking to Canopy Walkway and Teresek Hill with Nature Guide. This is a soft adventure activity which will take you through the rainforest to enjoy a panoramic view of Gunung Tahan on top of Teresek Hill. Next, experience the canopy walkway, the longest tree top suspension bridge in the world, 530 meters long and 50 meters in height from the ground. We will return to resort for lunch after above activities. In the afternoon, depart for a boat cruise to Lata Berkoh. Enjoy the scenery along the cruise. A short trek through the rainforest may be required to reach Lata Berkoh, subject to river water conditions. Free at leisure for the rest of the evening. Dinner will be served at the resort. 

Overnight at Mutiara Taman Negara Resort, Taman Negara

DAY 04 TAMAN NEGARA / CAMERON HIGHLANDS [B/D]

Breakfast served at the hotel. After breakfast, check out from the resort and take taxi boat across the river at 0900hrs
This water taxi is privately run. Vehicle will be waiting for you at Kuala Tahan Jetty and transfer to Cameron Highland (journey takes approximately 4.5 hours’ drive). En-route stops for lunch on your own expenses 

Upon arrival proceed for CAMERON HIGHLANDS COUNTRYSIDE TOUR 

Highlights:
This fascinating tour will cover most of the highlights of the highlands. We will begin by cruising through the green carpets of BOH plantation - the pioneer of the growers in Malaysia. Founded in 1929 by John Archibald Russell, a Scottish, this vast estate is still owned and managed by the family till today. After the guided tour to the tea factory, our next visit will be the main revenue earner of the Cameron Highlands - the flower and vegetable farming. Here, one will not only see the various types of flowers and vegetables but also the methods used by the industrious local farming community. After that, we will visit local market where most of the local produce can be found.

Check-in hotel after tour. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. 
Overnight at Strawberry Park Resort, Cameron Highlands 

DAY 05 CAMERON HIGHLANDS [B] 

  • Enjoy the true experience of Malaysia and meet its lovely people a visit to the small town of Tapah will let you get to know families for whom their livelihood depends on weaving bamboo baskets and making the most of their surroundings
  • Delve into the workings of the authentic countryside with your Cameron Highland Countryside Tour you’ll visit the BOH plantation, where the pioneers of growers in Malaysia are situated
  • Take a trip to the ‘Garden City, Intelligent City’ an exploration into Putrajaya will give you the opportunity to marvel at the amalgamation of clever architectural designs

Breakfast served at the hotel. After breakfast, proceed for THE MOSSY FOREST DISCOVERIES 

Highlights:
Be educated on the humble moss, although usually regarded as valueless, is actually important in balancing the ecosystems in the forests by storing large amounts of water. This mossy forest en-route to Gunung Brinchang functions to prevent erosion by fixing the uppermost layer of soil, particularly on steep slopes and is micro-habitats for small animals of food for certain beetles. Take extra precaution while walking for moss is slippery and tree stumps are sometimes not seen under leaves. The return journey goes through carpets of manicured tea bushes where black teas is produced and after a peek into the tea processing factory, relax with refreshments at the Boh Tea House. 

Drop off hotel after tour. Free at own leisure at own arrangement. 
Overnight at Strawberry Park Resort, Cameron Highlands 

DAY 06 CAMERON HIGHLANDS / KUALA LUMPUR [B/Coffee Break – Light Lunch] 

Breakfast served at hotel. Depart from Cameron Highlands with southerly drive to the small town of Tapah at the base of the mountain range where Cameron Highlands is situated. Here you'll find a few families whom their livelihood depends on weaving bamboo baskets used for vegetable packing. While on the way down from Cameron Highlands to Tapah, one will not miss this waterfall - The Lata Iskandar Waterfalls. Its surrounding jungle is home to one of the largest variety of exotic insect and plant life in the world. You will also do a brief stop at the Orang Asli Village Hut en-route, the Orang Asli are the indigenous minority peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. The name is a Malay term, which transliterates as “original peoples” or “first peoples”. Light lunch (e.g. coffee & noodles) will be provided at local restaurant in Bidor.

Overnight at Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 

DAY 07 KUALA LUMPUR – DEPARTURE [B] 

Breakfast served at hotel. Free at leisure until check out from hotel and departure transfer to KLIA for your flight back home. 

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Essential Malaysia

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  • Day 1KUALA LUMPUR – ARRIVAL
  • Day 2KUALA LUMPUR / KUALA TEMBELING / TAMAN NEGARA
  • Day 3TAMAN NEGARA
  • Day 4TAMAN NEGARA / CAMERON HIGHLANDS
  • Day 5CAMERON HIGHLANDS
  • Day 6CAMERON HIGHLANDS / KUALA LUMPUR
  • Day 7KUALA LUMPUR – DEPARTURE

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