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Just a few hours' drive from the bustling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur lies the charming state of Perak, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. While Kuala Lumpur dazzles with its modernity, Perak offers a different kind of allure – one rooted in rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. In the last couple of years, Ipoh has emerged as one of the most beloved Malaysian destinations that is loved by backpackers and guests on private tours as well. We also love Ipoh and its neighboring cities, and we are adding more and more Perak attractions into our tour itineraries to showcase the rich heritage of the country on our Malaysia tours. 

The state has a royal heritage that dates back centuries. The Sultanate of Perak, one of the oldest in the country, echoes tales of regal splendor, which can still be witnessed at the majestic Istana Iskandariah in Kuala Kangsar. The state's tin mining legacy is literally carved in its landscape. Once the world's largest producer of tin, Perak's prosperity soared on the back of this industry, attracting migrants from afar, particularly from China, to work in its mines. Perak's cultural tapestry is as vibrant as its landscapes, with a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous Orang Asli communities. This diversity is celebrated in Perak's cuisine, a fusion of flavors, from Ipoh's renowned "bean sprout chicken rice" to the comforting warmth of "Ipoh hor fun." But Perak's charm isn't limited to its history alone; its natural beauty attracts millions of visitors. From the lush rainforests of the Royal Belum State Park to the largest mangrove forests line its coast, Perak's landscapes offer a sanctuary for both nature lovers and adventurers alike. Despite its rich history, Perak continues to evolve, embracing modernity while preserving its heritage. Urban centers like Ipoh buzz with activity, fueled by a growing tourism industry and a commitment to sustainable development. 

In Perak, every step is a journey through time, where the echoes of the past harmonize with the rhythms of the present. Join us as we explore the hidden treasures of Perak, where each discovery is a testament to the enduring spirit of travel in Malaysia. Explore Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar with our customizable private tours, offering the ultimate ott-the-beaten-path experience for your travel in Malaysia.




In Ipoh, the capital city of Perak, time seems to stand still as you wander through its colonial-era streets. This picturesque town is famed for its charming old town area, where heritage buildings adorned with intricate facades whisper tales of bygone eras. Here, you'll find quaint cafes serving up Ipoh's famous white coffee, a local delicacy beloved by Malaysians and visitors alike.


For those craving a taste of coastal life, Kuala Sepetang beckons with its rustic charm and vibrant fishing village atmosphere. Here, you can witness the age-old tradition of charcoal-making, stroll along the mangrove boardwalks, or savor freshly caught seafood at one of the waterfront eateries.


The RoyalBelum Rainforest nestled in the heart of Perak's lush landscapes. This ancient sanctuary invites you to discover its untouched jungles through its verdant trails and serene waters. Explore the rainforest in search of the rafflesia and taste local honey from Malaysian stingless bees. Learn about the vibrant culture of the indigenous tribes that call Belum home while you stay at one of the new eco-lodges inside the jungle.



No journey through Perak would be complete without a visit to Kuala Kangsar, the royal town steeped in history and tradition. Admire the majestic architecture of the Ubudiah Mosque and Istana Iskandariah, explore the bustling markets, or take a leisurely boat ride along the picturesque Perak River.


The tranquil town of Taiping, often hailed as one of Malaysia's most serene destinations. Nestled amidst lush greenery and framed by majestic mountains, Taiping is home to the country's oldest public gardens, where you can stroll amidst exotic flora and fauna or take a leisurely boat ride on the serene lake.


Pangkor Island, a tranquil oasis off the coast of Perak, beckons you to escape into its pristine shores and turquoise waters. Dive into the vibrant underwater world, teeming with colorful coral reefs. Indulge in fresh seafood delicacies and unwind in cozy beachfront resorts, including the private luxurious retreat of Pangkor Laur, where breathtaking sunsets paint the sky.

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Peter Spaits, Malaysia Vacation Expert


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