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JANUARY 11-28, 2025

BEST OF MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE

18 days/17 nights Small-Group Cultural Tour in Singapore and Malaysia Led by Malaysia Expert, Peter Spaits with Beach Holiday in Langkawi

Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves, Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Taman Nagara Rainforest, Cameron Highlands, Banjaran Hot Springs, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Penang, Langkawi and Singapore

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Join Us on Malaya Travel's Premiere Cultural Tour Led by Malaysia Expert, Peter Spaits and Immerse Yourself in the Rich History and Culture of Malaysia & Singapore

This journey starts in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur and ends in the dazzling Singapore. Begin your adventure by discovering Kuala Lumpur's iconic landmarks. Explore the Batu Caves before visiting the world’s oldest rainforest, Taman Negara. Journey to the cool Cameron Highlands and unwind at The Lakehouse, a charming Tudor-style inn nestled amidst tea plantations. Wander through mossy forests, visit tea plantations, and savor a delightful BBQ Steamboat dinner while taking in the serene landscapes. In Ipoh, experience ultimate relaxation at The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat, a luxurious spa resort. Enjoy gourmet dining in a 260-million-year-old cave cellar at 

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Jeff's Cellar, and meet Malaysia's forest people, the orangutans. Later, explore Penang's UNESCO-listed Georgetown, where you’ll uncover colonial architecture, Chinese temples, and vibrant street art. Indulge in a luxurious beach holiday in Langkawi, and eenjoy pristine beaches, explore the enchanting Kilim Geoforest Park, and take in panoramic views from the Skybridge. Conclude your Best of Malaysia & Singapore journey in the Lion City, Singapore. Explore the Civic District, Chinatown, and Kampong Glam on guided tours. End your Singapore adventure with a private farewell dinner at a Peranakan-style mansion, featuring an enchanting Chinese Opera performance.

 

This tour offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and luxurious relaxation, making it an unforgettable experience for any travelers. Book now to secure your spot on this exclusive journey!

Why we love this itinerary

  • Unique Lodgings: Stay at luxurious and unique hotels and resorts both in Malaysia and Singapore end enjoy Southeast Asian Hospitality at hotels such as the Seven Terraces, The Lakehouse, Pelangi Beach Resort Langkawi and much more!

  • Expert Leadership: Led by Malaysia Expert, Peter Spaits, whose passion for Southeast Asia infuses every aspect of this journey. Peter meticulously crafted specially curated walking tour itineraries in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Singapore for this tour. The Best of Malaysia and Singapore Tour is recommended for travelers who seek an in-depth exploration,  while enjoying the best of these countries can offer.

  • Langkawi's Beach Bliss: Enjoy a 4-night escape at the newly renovated Pelangi Beach Resort, within walking distance to the lively Cenang Beach, complete with daily breakfast and a host of exclusive amenities for a truly unforgettable experience.

  • Taman Negara Adventure: Spend two nights in the world’s oldest rainforest, Taman Negara, with jungle treks and canopy walks.

  • Unique Experiences: Engage in diverse cultural activities such as an Indian garland making workshop, a thrilling Vespa sidecar night ride in Singapore, learning about Asian Elephant conservation at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, crafting and exploring the beliefs associated with the Keris (Malay dagger), enjoying a trishaw ride in Penang, and man more.

  • Guided City Tours with Wireless Tour Guide System: Explore Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Singapore on guided city tours enhanced by a wireless tour guide system, ensuring a seamless and informative experience as you uncover the cultural and historical landmarks of each vibrant city.

  • Spa Retreat in Ipoh: Indulge in a tranquil and rejuvenating experience at The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat, nestled in the midst of limestone hills and enjoy a traditional Malay Massage and an unforgettable fine-dining experence!

  • Exclusive Farewell: Conclude with a private Peranakan-style mansion dinner in Singapore, featuring a Chinese Opera performance, ensuring unforgettable cultural immersion.

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Itinerary

DETAILED ITINERARY

By clicking on the 'See More' arrow, you can access a detailed description of each day. At Malaya Travel, we take pride in our approach to designing travel experiences. Our commitment to focusing on even the smallest of details, combined with our extensive on-ground expertise, allows us to offer valuable recommendations regardless of whether you are exploring Sarawak,Singapore, or relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Langkawi. 

 

Your journey with us is truly bespoke, and we look forward to tailoring it to what makes you happy.

Petronas Twin Towers

Day 1

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Selamat Datang ke Kuala Lumpur!

Welcome to Malaysia! Experience a seamless arrival in Kuala Lumpur with a private transfer to The RuMa Hotel, offering stunning views of the Petronas Towers and KLCC. Check-in to your luxurious accommodations blending traditional Malay architecture with modern design. In the evening, join us for a welcome cocktail reception followed by a delightful dinner, setting the stage for an exciting journey ahead.

Night view from pedestrian bridge of Sultan Abdul Samad Building at Merdeka square, Kuala

Day 2

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Kuala Lumpur Legends & Landmarks

Embark on a captivating Kuala Lumpur day tour with your group! Begin with a leisurely walk to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers for stunning city views. Explore KLCC Park and upscale boutiques at Suria KLCC Mall. Discover Chinatown's cultural gems like Kwai Chai Hong, Petaling Street, and Central Market and browse local souvenirs at Kasturi Walk. Marvel at Masjid Jamek and colonial landmarks in Independence Square before returning to your hotel.

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Day 3

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Kuala Lumpur Cultural Gems: Half-Day Tour with Banana Leaf Lunch

Discover Kuala Lumpur's highlights on a thrilling half-day tour. Explore Lake Gardens, Malaysia’s National Monument, and visit the stunning National Mosque. Enjoy panoramic views of the Royal Palace and savor Banana Leaf Rice in Bangsar, a true local staple. We will end today's tour with a photo op at Merdeka 118. Afternoon free at leisure. Optionally, take part in our Sambal Streets Food Tour for a culinary adventure.

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Day 4

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From Batu Caves to Taman Negara's Wild Heart

Embark on a thrilling adventure starting at Batu Caves, Malaysia’s iconic Tamil sanctuary with its towering Lord Murugan statue and vibrant shrines. Indulge in Indian snacks after climbing the rainbow-painted staircase. Continue to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary for a hands-on experience with elephants, followed by exploring Taman Negara's ancient rainforest. Enjoy jungle trails, canopy walks, and a night walk amidst nocturnal wildlife.

Taman Negara

Day 5

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Wilderness Discovery: Taman Negara Jungle Expedition

Begin your exhilarating jungle adventure in Taman Negara with a trek through dense rainforest trails. Discover hidden waterfalls and experience the world's longest canopy walkway. Enjoy a replenishing lunch before a Tembeling River boat ride to an Orang Asli village for cultural immersion and thrilling river rapids. The day ends with a scenic local dinner on a floating restaurant.

Cameron Highlands

Day 6

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Cameron Highlands Escape

Journey from Taman Negara to the serene Cameron Highlands. Visit a palm oil plantation en route, learning about Malaysia's economy and rainforest conservation. Enjoy panoramic views as you ascend to The Lakehouse, a Tudor-style inn nestled amidst tea plantations. Visit the original BOH tea factory, relax in the hotel's garden, and indulge in a BBQ Steamboat dinner overlooking lush landscapes.

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Day 7

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The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat

Discover Cameron Highlands with a visit to the mystical Mossy Forest and iconic BOH Tea Farm. Continue to Ipoh, passing through traditional villages and stop at a rubber tree plantation. Experience a truly relaxing afternoon at The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat, a luxurious spa resort offering natural hot springs and optional spa treatments. Indulge in a gourmet dinner at Jeff's Cellar, an exquisite fine-dining venue set in a 260-million-year-old limestone cave.

Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar

Day 8

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Perak's Treasures: Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar & the Orangutans

Discover Ipoh's colonial heritage with visits to Sam Poh Tong Temple and Ipoh Railway Station. Wander through Concubine Lane's lively alleyways and taste local delights. Then head to Kuala Kangsar for the majestic Ubudiah Mosque and get familiar with traditional Malay craftmanships. End your day with a memorable encounter with Malaysia's orangutans at Bukit Merah Orangutan Sanctuary.

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Day 9

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Georgetown Historic Walking Tour

Explore Georgetown's colonial charm and rich cultural tapestry with trishaw rides to historic sites like Fort Cornwallis, City Hall, and St. George's Church. Visit Clan Jetties, one of the most majestic clan temples outside of China, the Khoo Kongsi, and have fun with Penang's famous street art. Discover the Goddess of Mercy Temple and local traiditions and enjoy a guided tour at the Peranakan Mansion. We end the day with a Peranakan feast at Kebaya restaurant.

Kek Lok Si Chinese New Year

Day 10

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Penang Island's Sights, Scents, and Savors

Explore Penang Hill for breathtaking views via the historic Funicular Railway. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, adorned with intricate architecture and vibrant Chinese New Year lights. Savor iconic assam laksa at a popular local spot. Stroll through the lush Tropical Spice Garden, learning about Malaysia's rich biodiversity. End the day with local flavors at the lively Red Garden Food Center, enjoying Penang-style dishes together.

Pelangi Langkawi

Day 11

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Langkawi - Jewel of Kedah Welcomes You

Say farewell to Penang and embrace the enchanting allure of Langkawi's 99 mystical islands. Dive into turquoise waters, lounge on golden beaches, and explore emerald-green mountains steeped in legend. Your sanctuary awaits at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, nestled along the vibrant Cenang Beach. Experience Langkawi's local hospitality for 4 unforgettable nights! Langkawi Activities can be added to your package depending on your interest.

Wildlife Kilim Langkawi

Day 12

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Mangrove Adventures in KILIM Geoforest

Kick off your day with a rich breakfast, then delve into the enchanting Kilim Geoforest Park with an experienced nature guide. Cruise through winding waterways, marveling at ancient limestone formations and diverse wildlife. Encounter coastal karst formations and hidden caves, immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity of this UNESCO Global Geopark. After the 2–3-hour tour, return to the hotel for leisure time on the beautiful beach.

Langkawi Cable Car

Day 13

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Langkawi's Mysteries and Timeless Legends

Experience nature, culture and the island's most iconic sights on this full-day Langkawi Island Tour! Ride the cable car to Mount Chin Chang for stunning views, and  visit the Skybridge, then explore Atma Alam Batik Art Village for a hands-on batik experience. Enjoy lunch at Pia's The Padi sorrounded by rice fields and visit Mahsuri's Memorial Park to learn about her  tragic love story that left a lasting mark on the island's legacy. 

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Day 14

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Another Day In Paradise and fly to Singapore

Indulge in a leisurely day on Langkawi's pristine beaches, soaking up the sun and sea before heading to the airport in the late afternoon. Complimentary late check-out is provided to fully enjoy your day. Your flight to Singapore takes less then 2 hours. Upon arrival in Singapore, transfer to our centrally located five-star hotel. 

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Day 15

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Colonial Walking Tour: Raffles and the Last Malayan Tiger

Explore Singapore's Civic District with Malaya Travel on an exciting walking tour. Discover colonial landmarks, including the National Gallery, and St. Andrew's Cathedral, before ending at Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling cocktail. Enjoy free time in the afternoon, followed by a seafood feast at East Coast Park with Singapore's signature dish, the Chili Crab. We'll end the day with a thrilling Vespa sidecar ride through Singapore's illuminated streets.

Potato Head Chinatown

Day 16

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Chinatown: stories of the five-foot walkways

Explore Singapore independently in the morning. Consider visiting Marina Bay for Gardens by the Bay, featuring stunning gardens and the iconic Supertree Grove. In the late afternoon, join Malaya Travel's Chinatown walking tour, exploring Pagoda Street, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and tasting local delights at Lau Pa Sat. End your day immersed in Singapore's rich cultural and culinary heritage.

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Day 17

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Spice up your Insta in Kampong Glam

Start your day with a captivating half-day tour of Kampong Glam and Little India, exploring vibrant cultural experiences and historical narratives. Visit Tekka Centre, Tan Teng Niah villa, and Sultan Mosque, including unique activities like garland crafting. Say goodbye to Singapore with a private farewell dinner at a Peranakan-style mansion, featuring a Chinese Opera performance, creating unforgettable cultural memories in Singapore.

Singapore Marina Bay by night

Day 18

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All good things come to an end.

Today is your departure day. Choose to spend extra days in Singapore exploring sites like the Botanical Gardens or Sentosa Island. Enjoy late check-out if needed. A private airport transfer is included. Arrive at Changi Airport 5-6 hours early to explore The Jewel, featuring shopping, dining, and the Rain Vortex. Safe travels and cherish your memories!

Included

INCLUDED WITH EVERY MALAYA TRAVEL JOURNEY

  • English-Speaking Licensed Local Guides

  • Complimentary Consultations Whenever You Prefer & Pre-Departure Orientation

  • Accomodations for Guide and Driver on Multi-day Tours

  • Full Breakfast Each Day

  • Airport Meet & Greet and Private Transfers

  • Your Freedom to Select the Vehicle Category

  • Bottled Mineral Water Each Day

  • All Entrance Fees

  • All Gratuities Except Tour Guides

  • 24/7 English WhatsApp Emergency Line 

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What is included in the price

  • Selected, unique 4* and 5* accommodations  with breakfast with double occupancy (with the exception of Mutiara Taman Negara which categorized as a 3* hotel)

  • Tour Led and Narrated by Peter Spaits

  • English speaking licensed nature guides 

  • Meals and Tours as mentioned in the itinerary

  • All domestic flights with 20 kg luggage included

  • Private Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers

  • Wireless Tour Guide System

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner with your fellow travelers

  • Petronas Towers Visit with tickets included

  • Chinatown and Colonial Kuala Lumpur Walking Tour

  • Half Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour with Banana Leaf Rice lunch

  • All-inclusive Package inside Taman Negara with full-board and activities

  • Cameron Highlands Half-day Tour with tickets to the Mossy Forest

  • Steamboat Dinner Experience in the Highlands

  • Degustation Menu at Jeff's Cellar with wine pairing in Ipoh

  • Perak Tour with white coffee tasting and lunch

  • Bukit Merah Orangtan Sanctuary

  • 10 USD Donation per person to Bukit Merah Orang Utan Island Foundation

  • Georgetown Guided Tour with trishaw ride and included entrances fees

  • Peranakan Museum visit with in-house guide

  • Penang Island Tour with Fast Lane tickets to Penang Hill

  • Singapore Civic District Walking Tour with Singapore Sling Cocktail at Raffles Hotel

  • Singapore Chinatown Walking Tour with Hawker Dinner Experience at Lau Pa Sat

  • Singapore Chili Crab Dinner with Vespa Sidecar Nightride

  • Little India and Kampong Glam Tour

  • Farewell Peranakan Dinner with Chinese Opera Performance

What`s not included in your rate

  • International Flights from the US to Malaysia/Singapore

  • Tips and Gratuities

  • Entrance Fees unless mentioned in the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance

 

Langkawi Package Inclusion​

  • ​Langkawi Island Tour with lunch with tickets to Cable Car and Skybridge included

  • Kilim Geoforest Mangrove Tour