Malaysia is a vibrant and interesting fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures and customs. From the impressive cityscape with the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpar, to the idyllic paradise beaches of Langkawi archipelago, to the lush tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands and the dense jungle of the Borneo rainforest. Learn about the conservation work to protect the endangered Orangutan species and spend a few days chilling on the idyllic Langkawi beaches.
Malaysia truly is an effervescent and bustling melting pot of races and religions. In Malaysia, there is astonishing natural beauty to take in, that includes stunning beaches and some of the oldest tropical rain-forests of this planet. The national parks of this country are excellent for trekking and wildlife trips, and sometimes for cave discovery and river rafting. One is bound to stun himself when he comes close to the natural and man-made marvels that add to the magical touch of the nation.
The Belum Temengor Forest Complex is reputed to be more than 130 million years old, the oldest in the world, and older than the Amazon forest and Congo basin. Meanwhile the Aman Jaya Forest Reserve is a newly gazetted Permanent Forest Reserve (18,866ha) – a 3 km width development corridor flanking the East West Highway along Gerik and Jeli that separates Royal Belum State Park and Temengor Forest Reserve. Belum-Temenggor's relatively untouched forest is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna including 14 of world's most threatened mammals including the Malaysian tiger, Asiatic elephant, white handed gibbon, Malaysian sunbear and tapir. Other animals that also roam freely include seladang, wild boars, numerous species of deer, pythons and cobras. Belum Temengor is ideal for bird watcher with over 300 avian species including the hornbill.
Off the coast of Kedah is a cluster of 99 islands offering the best of many worlds: beautiful beaches, world- class infrastructure, mangroves rich in flora and fauna, ultra- cheap duty-free shopping and fascinating legends. The entirecluster of islands covers an area of 47,850 hectares and is separated from the mainland by the Straits of Malacca. Of the 99 islands in the group, only Pulau Tuba, Pulau Singa, Pulau Dayang Bunting, and Pulau Langkawi are inhabited. Mainly a padi-growing and fishing region, Pulau Langkawi’s residents have diversified into more commercial and tourism-related activities.
Fly to Kuala Lumpar.
Explore the Hindu shrine the Batu Caves dedicated to Lord Murugun. Make your own pewter dish in at the School of Hard Knocks and in the evening take a boat trip to see the fireflies.
Visit the Kuala Gandah elephant orphanage, have a go at bathing and feeding these amazing animals.
Includes entrance to a water park, amusement park and a wildlife park – have fun!
Spend a couple of days exploring the Belum Rainforest – a walk along the longest tree-top walk in the world! Belum Rainforest is one of the largest untouched forest reserves in the peninsula of Malaysia. You may see elephants, rhinoceroses, tapirs and even the illusive tiger!
Take a ferry across to Orang Utan Island and see these amazing primates up close. This island serves as a uniqu breeding sanctuary, as well as conservation, research and education centre to protect these endangered animals. Continue to Penang Island.
Visit a butterfly farm and a batik factory.
Spend a few days relaxing on the beautiful tropical island of Langkawi. Take a boat trip and go snorkelling to see the fascinating marine life under the waves.
Back to Kuala Lumpar and fly to home.