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Détail du voyage :

Departure from the UK in the direction of Malaysia Day 1 - London
Departure from the UK in the direction of Malaysia
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Day 1 - London Departure from the UK in the direction of Malaysia

  • Takeoff from the UK towards Malaysia.
  • Flight from Paris towards the airport Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, which is located on the peninsular.
  • If you wish to travel in Business Class or First Class, thank you to consult our advisors.
  • Meals and night on board.
Arriving in Malaysia and visiting Kuala Lumpur Day 2 – Kuala Lumpur

Day 2 – Kuala Lumpur Arriving in Malaysia and visiting Kuala Lumpur

  • Land in Kuala Lumpur in the morning.
  • We will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
  • Spend a free afternoon getting to know the capital city and enjoying your first glimpse of Malaysia.
  • In a country that is a melting pot of cultures, Kuala Lumpur is a warm, welcoming capital city where all the communities that make up the Malay people are present. Between its charming old districts and its brand new towers that soar towards the sky, Kuala Lumpur is a multi-faceted capital. You will be amazed by the city’s bold architecture and how it has kept many havens of peace – beautiful green spaces that punctuate the city.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night at the Radius Hotel in Kuala Lumpur (or similar).
Through Kuala Lumpur Day 3 – Kuala Lumpur

Day 3 – Kuala Lumpur Through Kuala Lumpur

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning, you will leave to spend a half-day

    visiting the city of Kuala Lumpur.

    This guided tour will provide you with an overview of the entire city: between sophisticated modernism and charming colonial residences.
    Stroll through the different neighbourhoods of this city: the colonial centre, Merdeka Square, the bustling Chinatown, the National Museum that presents the story of the city, the King’s palace, Masjid Jamek mosque, etc.

  • After seeing an overview of the city with the guided tour, we recommend you walk around on your own to discover more of this paradoxical city, which has some of the hustle and bustle of Asian capitals, but is actually quite peaceful thanks to the ever-present greenery.
  • Don't miss:
    • The Petronas Towers

      these twin towers – currently the tallest twin building in the world – are the landmark of Malaysia and its capital city.
      These two steel 88-floor towers house a luxury shopping centre.
      You can walk on the Skybridge, which connects them at 170 metres (558 feet) above the ground. It provides a breath-taking view!

    • The Kuala Lumpur Tower

      the TV tower, which is 421 metres high (1,387 feet) and is the highest viewpoint in Kuala Lumpur. An impressive visit, which will allow you to enjoy a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur.

    • Get lost in

      Chinatown

      with its little streets, colourful shops, and aromas of mysterious spices and fruit.
      Don’t miss Jalan Petaling, Chinatown’s lively covered street, as well as Sri Mahamariamman, a large Hindu temple, and Sze Yah, a Taoist temple.

    • Stroll around

      Merdeka Square

      , where Malaysia’s independence was proclaimed on the 16th of September 1963. The square is surrounded by beautiful monuments and has a peaceful atmosphere.

    • Enjoy

      the Lake Gardens

      , created by the British, where you will find the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, the wonderful Islamic Arts Museum and Masjid Negara, a beautiful mosque that was inspired by the layout of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

    • Little India

      will transport you to another realm, a shimmering world where the many little shops sell fabric, saris and all kinds of sparkling objects.

    • An enjoyable stroll in a welcoming and picturesque atmosphere!
    • Walk around

      Kampung Baru

      , a traditional neighbourhood which has remained true to itself and still looks like a little village, with its traditional Malay wooden houses and beautiful gardens.

    • Not far from there, don’t miss the lively Chow Kit Market.
    • Those who enjoy shopping will find many giant shopping centres in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night at the Radius Hotel in Kuala Lumpur (or similar).
A day in Malacca Day 4 – Kuala Lumpur / Malacca / Kuala Lumpur

Day 4 – Kuala Lumpur / Malacca / Kuala Lumpur A day in Malacca

  • Have breakfast in your hotel.
  • Leave Kuala Lumpur for the city of Malacca, which is less than 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Malacca

    has remained unchanged for centuries. You will marvel at its cultural diversity, the remnants of colonial times, and its famous gastronomy, which combines all the tastes of Malay cuisine.

    Until the 14th century, it was merely a fishing village. Developed by a Hindu prince, it became the crossroads of trade routes connecting the Indian Ocean to the China Sea.
    Malacca was inhabited, in turn, by Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English colonists, and converted to Islam and then Christianity. It is a blend of many cultures and has a rich architectural past, which is visible in its picturesque architecture.
    It is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia.

  • Chinatown

    , a must-see district and the heart of Malacca, is home to a large Chinese community.

    You can see beautiful facades as well as incredible temples, painted in bright colours.
    The neighbourhood hosts a night market on Friday and Saturday evenings.
    Not far from there, walk to Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest traditional Chinese temple in Malaysia, which was built in 1646.

  • The Stadthuys

    , the town hall and office of the Governor, is the town’s landmark and the oldest Dutch monument in Asia, since it dates back to 1641. Nearby, the “Red Square” is named after the colour of its buildings.
    The entire neighbourhood dates from the Dutch colonial period and its architecture is reminiscent of Amsterdam.

  • You will visit the church, which was built in 1753.
  • The Porta de Santiago was a magnificent fortress built by the Portuguese in 1511.
  • On the hill that houses the

    colonial neighbourhood of Bukit Saint Paul

    , visit St. Paul’s Church, from which you can enjoy a lovely view of Malacca. In the background: the sea, the famous Malacca Strait and a beautiful vista of the city.

  • The Sultan’s Palace, which has been turned into a museum, is also well worth visiting.
  • Bukit Cina is the largest Chinese graveyard outside of China and dates from the 17th century.
  • Visit

    Harmony Street

    , the home of the beautiful temple of Chen Hoon Teng, which was built in 1946 with materials imported from China.
    Its ornate roofs bring together three main doctrines: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
    You will also see an Indian temple, Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar and Kapitan Kling Mosque.

  • Walk down

    Jonker Street

    , which is famous for its 140 pre-war shops: hairdressers, acupuncture salons and souvenir shops, as well as stalls selling Chinese medicinal herbs.

  • In the evening, after this busy day, you will go back to Kuala Lumpur.
  • Lunch included and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night at the Radius Hotel in Kuala Lumpur (or similar).
Off to the Cameron Highlands Day 5 – Kuala Lumpur / The Cameron Highlands

Day 5 – Kuala Lumpur / The Cameron Highlands Off to the Cameron Highlands

  • After a delicious breakfast, you will leave Kuala Lumpur for the

    Cameron Highlands.

    Nestled at 1,600 metres (5,200 feet) above sea level, the Cameron Highlands are a breath of fresh air, a welcome break from the humid, suffocating heat of Malaysia. This region is a natural blessing, a haven of peace with amazing scenery. Between the thick jungle, the mountains, the waterfalls and the tea plantations, there are many hiking trips to be done.

  • You will leave your hotel at 9 a.m. and travel along the wild, green roads of Malaysia.
  • On the way, you will stop off at a workshop where they make baskets. You will also take a walk to the lovely Lata Iskandar Waterfalls and visit a typical local village.
  • In the afternoon, depending on when you arrive, you will have the opportunity to visit Sam Poh Temple, a singular place dedicated to a 15th century Chinese admiral. This classical, colourful Buddhist temple also boasts a beautiful view of the area.
  • Lunch included and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the Strawberry Resort Hotel in the Cameron Highlands (or similar).
In the heart of the Cameron Highlands Day 6 – The Cameron Highlands

Day 6 – The Cameron Highlands In the heart of the Cameron Highlands

  • After breakfast, you will leave to visit the region of the Cameron Highlands, which used to be a holiday location for the British in colonial times.
  • Today, you will discover the art of

    cultivating tea

    by visiting a tea plantation like Sungai Palas.

    You will learn everything about this intriguing plant and, if you want, you can even taste this fascinating product.

  • During this trip, you will discover the rose gardens and Cactus Valley, and visit a butterfly farm. Your steps will lead you to the local villages of the Semai.
  • In the afternoon, you will leave for a short hike through the forest to a little waterfall. On the way back, you will stop off at local markets where you can discover the delicious assortment of fruit and vegetables the region has to offer.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the Strawberry Resort Hotel in the Cameron Highlands (or similar).
Between the Cameron Highlands and Belum Forest Day 7 – The Cameron Highlands / Belum Forest

Day 7 – The Cameron Highlands / Belum Forest Between the Cameron Highlands and Belum Forest

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning, leave at 8:30 a.m. for the old-growth forest of Belum.
  • On the way, you will stop off twice to visit two charming sites:

    Sam Poh Tong temple

    near Ipoh

    Sam Poh Tong is an impressive limestone cave in which a Chinese monk built a Buddhist temple.

    and

    Kuala Kangsar.

    Kuala Kangsar is a former royal capital city. This provincial town still houses many wonderful buildings, including a splendid mosque, Ubudiah, and beautiful palaces: the palace of the Sultan and the Perak Royal Museum.

  • You will reach Belum in the afternoon.Spend the evening at your discretion and enjoy your resort and its beautiful surroundings.
  • Lunch and dinner included (or similar).
  • Spend the night in the Belum Rainforest Resort Hotel in Belum (or similar).
The jungle and Belum's Orang Asli Day 8 – Belum Forest

Day 8 – Belum Forest The jungle and Belum's Orang Asli

  • Breakfast.
  • Early in the morning, leave to spend the whole day in the

    humid jungle of Belum.

    Located on the border with Thailand, this beautiful old-growth forest is one of the oldest in the world, as it pre-dates the Amazonian rainforest and the jungles of Congo. This region, which receives a lot less visitors than Taman Negara, is an ideal setting for hikes in the heart of the jungle. You will have the opportunity to observe many animals and birds.
    You will take a one-hour cruise in a small boat on Temenggor Lake: the second largest lake in the Malay peninsula.

  • On

    Banding Island

    , you can meet the local people, who are native to Malaysia: the Orang Asli. You will visit their villages and get to know the members of the Jahai and Temiar tribes.

    If you are lucky, you will come across rafflesia, the largest flower on the world, which is native to Malaysia, during the hike. This natural wonder only flowers for 7 days before wilting.

  • This amazing trip will take you into the farthest reaches of the jungle, where you can see beautiful waterfalls.
  • In the afternoon, you will go back to your hotel.
  • If you get back early enough, you can spend some time fishing: the surrounding waters are full of Toman.
  • Otherwise, relax and take the time to enjoy the natural setting: you are in the heart of one of the oldest lungs of the planet, a lush old-growth forest, full of life.
  • Lunch included and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the Belum Rainforest Resort Hotel in Belum (or similar).
From Belum to Penang Day 9 – Belum Forest / Penang/Georgetown

Day 9 – Belum Forest / Penang/Georgetown From Belum to Penang

  • Breakfast.
  • This morning, you will leave Belum Park and its impressive rainforest.
  • You will spend the day travelling to

    Penang

    , which has a very different atmosphere.

    Also known as the “Pearl of the East”, Penang Island is a mythical place. Indeed, Penang used to be an English port, on the tea and opium routes. This lovely jewel has a unique charm that welcomes those who are ready to experience its delights. Georgetown, the capital city, has many remnants of colonial times, and you won’t fail to be impressed by its cultural diversity, as different cultures live together in harmony.

  • The hustle and bustle of the narrow streets, the subdued light of the paper lanterns and the spicy aroma of chili and curry mixed with the scent of incense will delight you. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, is a must-see destination that combines past and present Asia.
  • Lunch included and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the G Hotel in Penang (or similar).
Discovering Penang Day 10 – Penang/Georgetown

Day 10 – Penang/Georgetown Discovering Penang

  • Breakfast.
  • Today you will discover the beauties of Penang. You will be able to see and visit:
    • The

      traditional Chinese houses

      , the most famous of which is Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, built in 1880 and nicknamed “the Blue House”.

    • Khoo Kongsi

      Kongsis are rallying points for members of the same Chinese clan, serving at the same time as temples and schools. This beautiful building, which burned down during its inauguration in 1901, was richly and luxuriously restored.

    • Kuan Yin Teng Temple

      is the oldest Buddhist temple in Penang. It was built around 1800 and is still a beautiful, lively site.

    • Sri Mariamman Temple

      is a colourful Hindu temple that is covered with sculptures and other decorations.

    • Wat Chayamang Kalaran

      Temple houses a 33 metre (108 feet) long Reclining Buddha.

    • The

      Clan Piers

      make up a singular neighbourhood, comprised of wooden houses built on stilts. Don’t hesitate to stroll down these wooden pontoons to breathe in the atmosphere of these districts that are built over the sea.

    • Penang Museum

      , which presents the history of Penang and highlights the multi-ethnic character of the Malay people.

    • The

      famous Fort Cornwallis

      was built in the spot where Francis Light landed in 1786. Not far from there, check out the Clock Tower, which was built for Queen Victoria’s 60th birthday.

    • A

      workshop that manufactures Batiks

      , the famous printed fabric that is very popular in Europe.

  • Add to your visit of the island by riding in a rickshaw that will take you through the maze of streets in Georgetown.
  • Lunch and dinner included.
  • Spend the night in the G Hotel in Penang (or similar).
The Langkawi Islands Day 11 – Penang/Georgetown / Langkawi

Day 11 – Penang/Georgetown / Langkawi The Langkawi Islands

  • After breakfast, leave early in the morning, at 8:30 a.m., to take the ferry to Langkawi.
  • After a two-hour boat trip, you will arrive on the

    main island of Langkawi.

    The archipelago of Langkawi is comprised of 99 islands, only three of which are inhabited. This idyllic stop-off is enjoyable, as its white sand beaches are beautifully lined with palm trees, and the sea is a lovely turquoise!
    The Langkawi Islands are entirely covered with thick vegetation, which is why they used to be the lair of the Malacca Strait pirates. The natural paradise of the main island will provide you with the opportunity to take many hikes through the jungle and discover beautiful waterfalls, like the Telaga Tujuh. If you look up, you will often notice curious monkeys staring at you in the hope that you will share some of your food with them!

  • You will spend the whole day touring the main island. You will take the impressive cable car, which goes above the jungle and will take you to a platform at the very top, providing you with a beautiful view of the whole island.
  • Lunch and dinner at your leisure.
  • Spend the night in the Berjaya Hotel on Langkawi (or similar).
Last day in Malaysia Day 12 – Langkawi

Day 12 – Langkawi Last day in Malaysia

  • Breakfast.
  • You can spend the day at your discretion, until your flight leaves, and enjoy Langkawi Island.
  • Langkawi has many trips in store forfishing and diving aficionados.
  • Finally, don’t forget to take a boat trip to the neighbouring islands, especially Pulau Dayang Bunting, where you will find a lovely freshwater lake in which you can swim.
  • In the evening, take a plane to Kuala Lumpur to catch your flight to London.
Arrive in the UK Day 13 - London
Arrive in the UK
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Day 13 - London Arrive in the UK

  • Arrive in the UK.
  • Meal and night on board.

Tour's activities

Our selection of activities

We invite you to take full advantage of your experiences with Marco Vasco by selecting among our additional guided tours. Don’t hesitate to talk to one of our specialists for more information or if you would prefer a Spanish-speaking guide!

Included Activities

Meeting Belum's Orang Asli

Meeting Belum's Orang Asli

Meeting Belum's Orang Asli

On Banding Island, in Belum Park, you can meet the local people. You will visit the Orang Asli villages and get to know the members of the Jahai and Temiar tribes.

Crossing Temenggor Lake by boat

Crossing Temenggor Lake by boat

Crossing Temenggor Lake by boat

You will take a one-hour cruise in a small boat on Temenggor Lake, the second largest lake in the Malay peninsula. Belum-Temenggor is the largest forest complex in the Malay peninsula. It is located in the Perak State and in the southern part of neighbouring Thailand. This cruise will give you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful vista of the forest around you!

Rickshaw in the streets of Penang

Rickshaw in the streets of Penang

Rickshaw in the streets of Penang

Take a fun, original trip through the streets of the city as you go back in time to Penang’s colonial age. Add to your visit of the island by riding in a rickshaw that will take you through the maze of streets in Georgetown.

Cable car in Langkawi

Cable car in Langkawi

Cable car in Langkawi

Take the impressive cable car to enjoy an amazing view of the whole island. It goes above the jungle and will take you to a platform at the very top.

Visiting a Batik factory in Penang

Visiting a Batik factory in Penang

Visiting a Batik factory in Penang

Marvel at the ancestral method of manufacturing the fabric and scarves that are so popular in Europe nowadays. Batik is a fabric with patterns often incorporating flowers or bright colours. Batik has been practised for over a thousand years.

Visiting a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands

Visiting a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands

Visiting a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands

Discover the origins of tea, the wonderful daily herb that the English love so much, as you see it green and in the grass!

Suggested Activities

Boat trip to Pulau Dayang Bunting Island

Boat trip to Pulau Dayang Bunting Island

Boat trip to Pulau Dayang Bunting Island

Don’t miss a boat trip to the neighbouring Langkawi Islands, especially Pulau Dayang Bunting! This island contains a wonderful freshwater lake in which you can swim and practice various water sports. The surroundings are exceptional and are worth their weight in gold! It is a must-see!

Tour's hotels

Our selection of hotels

Voici les hébergements que nous vous proposons pour votre circuit. Ils sont communiqués à titre indicatif et pourront être remplacés par des hôtels de catégorie similaire.

Included Hotels

Berjaya - Langkawi

Hotel Langkawi

Berjaya - Langkawi

Nestled between the sea and the mountains, the Berjaya is set in an ideal location. The 502 rooms of the Berjaya are spread out in the natural setting. The accommodation consists of chalets hidden in the forest or by the waterfront, both on the ground and on stilts.

Hotel G - Penang

Hotel Penang/Georgetown

Hotel G - Penang

This hotel, which combines modernity, comfort and elegance, is a beautiful creation that pays tribute to modern and contemporary design. The splendid lobby is furnished with carefully chosen designer furniture.

Belum Rainforest Resort - Belum

Hotel Belum Forest

Belum Rainforest Resort - Belum

The Belum Rainforest Resort (or Banding Island Resort) is the perfect place to escape from the stress of daily life. Located by the side of an artificial rate and bordered by Belum Forest, the hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere and quality services.

Strawberry Resort - Cameron Highlands

Hotel The Cameron Highlands

Strawberry Resort - Cameron Highlands

The hotel combines rustic mountain charm with a touch of urban sophistication. The hotel, which offers beautiful rooms and apartments, is one of the most beautiful places to spend a holiday in the Highlands.

Radius - Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Radius - Kuala Lumpur

Radius International offers friendly accommodation with efficient service. Located in Changkat Bukit Bintang, the hotel is only a few minutes from the main shopping centres and restaurants of Bukit Bintang.

Good to know

  • Hotels and Meals

    If a hotel mentioned in the program is not available, a hotel in a similar category will be booked.
    All the meals during the trip are included in the programme, unless the detailed itinerary mentions otherwise.
    In our programmes, the hotels offered are usually comfortable 3 or 4 star hotels. If you would like hotels in a higher or lower category, please don’t hesitate to consult one of our specialised advisers. During this itinerary, you will spend several nights in the jungle, in a longhouse, the traditional houses of the inhabitants of Borneo. The accommodation may be basic, but it is very authentic. You won’t have private toilets or bathrooms.
    Good to Know:In the peak season (Christmas holidays, July and August, from January to March), hotels quickly become fully booked. Don’t hesitate to reserve well in advance to avoid any availability issues.


  • Prices

    The prices displayed on our website are based on two people in the off season.
    This is the starting price, which can change depending on flight and accommodation availability and when you want to take your trip.
    Indeed, in the peak season, airlines and hotels don’t hesitate to apply higher rates than in the off season, due to high demand.
    Planetveo/MalaysiaVeo carefully calculate their prices in order to guarantee the best price in terms of the quality/price ratio.
    Our advice: the earlier you book, the more chance you have of getting interesting deals, especially when it comes to plane tickets – keep that in mind!


  • Additional Information

    • Procedures and Visas

      You don’t need a visa to go to Malaysia or Singapore.

    • Vaccinations and Health

      No vaccinations are required for travellers coming from Europe. However, it is recommended you make sure the following vaccinations are up-to-date: tetanus, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis B. You do not need preventative treatment against malaria.
      Health: Never drink tap water, as it is not safe to drink. Also avoid ice cubes, which are made with tap water. Always buy mineral water.

    • Meeting People

      During this trip, you will meet the Iban and other tribes of Borneo and share their lives, in their longhouses. Please be respectful and ask for their permission before taking pictures of them. We encourage you to taste the products they offer you, as this will create a positive atmosphere for your stay. In any case, please try to be as polite as possible towards your hosts, even if your cultures are very different!

    • Hiking and Sporting Activities

      Borneo is home to a lush, virgin flora. During this itinerary, you will spend time in the jungle. Please remember to dress appropriately and bring the necessary equipment. Always make sure you have snacks on you, as you will occasionally be far from everything and will not have the opportunity to buy food. Also remember to bring a bottle of water with you, as the heat can be overpowering.
      Finally, you will have many opportunities to swim: don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and a towel!


  • Bespoke travel packages

    Planetveo/MalaysiaVeo is specialised in bespoke travel packages
    Your trip will therefore be private: you will not be mixed in with a group of strangers. You will have your own car and your own guide (unless mentioned otherwise).
    The itineraries offered on our website are merely suggestions that can easily be changed or extended.
    Don’t hesitate to talk to our specialised advisers: they will adapt the trip to suit you and will create a bespoke programme for you!
    We also offer different kinds of extensions in the Extension section.
    Don’t hesitate to browse through the different tabs of the site to get an idea of the different possibilities we can offer you!
    Finally, if you want to change the accommodation to a higher or lower category, everything is possible! All you need to do is leave a note on the quotation form.



Tour Price

The price include

  • International flights with a scheduled operator in economy class
  • Airport taxes and the solidarity tax on airplane tickets
  • Accommodation in the standard hotels mentioned in the programme (or hotels in a similar category)
  • Breakfast, unless the detailed itinerary mentions otherwise
  • Entrance to the parks mentioned in the programme
  • Transfers
  • An experienced English-speaking guide
  • The ferry between Penang and Langkawi
  • The visits and activities mentioned in the programme

The price doesn't include

  • Insurance (please ask us)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals and activities not included (please see the detailed itinerary)

* price per person "from", double base in standard room

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