A perfect summer trip for the curious family. Combine exorbitant highlights such as Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant city life, Taman Negara’s deep rainforest, the cool greenery of the Cameron Highlands and the peaceful paradise of the Perhentian Islands. See history of Malaysian on agooddir.
Take a tailor-made tour and see some of Malaysia’s absolute highlights. Extra convenient for families with children because the distances are comfortable and the sights exciting and many. The weather makes it a perfect destination during the summer holidays. The adventure starts in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. It is a melting pot of modern architecture, ancient traditions and culture. In Taman Negara National Park you walk in the world’s oldest rainforest where the orange asli people still live in isolation. On to the idyllic and lush Cameron Highlands. The highlands are world famous for their tea plantations and the climate is cooler than in the rest of the country. Finish on white, beautiful and warm beaches in the Perhentian Islands – swim, snorkel and dive among the beautiful coral reefs.
Day 1: Departure from ScandinaviaDay
2: Arrival in Kuala Lumpur
Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. The rest of the day you spend just as you please.
Day 3: Kuala Lumpur – city tour by public transport
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your guide. You walk with the guide to the nearest train station, about 10-15 minutes from here. On the trip, you have some freedom to design the excursion yourself together with your local guide. Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of religions, peoples and traditions, which is evident from the diversity of the city’s different districts. Islamic and modern architecture, Indian temples and Bollywood posters fill the street scene in Little India – not to mention the Chinese culture in China Town. You will have a colorful experience today. Later in the afternoon, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day on your own. ( F )
Day 4: Kuala Lumpur – boat trip and night hike in Taman Negara
You have breakfast and then head to Taman Negara, where you have some eventful days of jungle adventure ahead of you. The first stage takes three to four hours via the Malaysian highways. It is a beautiful drive and you pass several rural villages. You will soon arrive in Kuala Tembeling. A boat trip along the rushing river to Taman Negara National Park awaits here. You glide past the magical rainforest and see several small fishing villages. After a three-hour boat trip, you will arrive at your resort in the world’s oldest rainforest, which has existed for 130 million years. Here in the national park, more plant and animal species hide than anywhere else on earth. In the evening, your guide arranges a few hours of night safari on foot through the jungle. We recommend that you bring a headlamp with you when you stroll along the park’s marked paths. Here you can experience the park after sunset. The wildlife is completely different in the evening. You have a good chance of seeing snakes, lizards, monkeys, small deer and not least, a rich and varied bird life – maybe even a tapir. Evening walks are fantastic because the park’s nocturnal inhabitants are very different from those you see during the day. There are also wild elephants, tigers, leopards and Asian rhinos in the national park, but the latter animals are very rare and live far from humans. The evening walk ends at your jungle resort. ( Evening walks are fantastic because the park’s nocturnal inhabitants are very different from those you see during the day. There are also wild elephants, tigers, leopards and Asian rhinos in the national park, but the latter animals are very rare and live far from humans. The evening walk ends at your jungle resort. (F )
Day 5: Taman Negara – hiking among the treetops at 30-40 meters altitude, and boat trip
This morning you will see the impressive jungle in daylight. You start by walking two kilometers to the lookout point Teresek Hill, at an altitude of 334 meters. From here you can admire the magnificent panoramic view of Mount Gunung Tahan (can only be seen in clear weather) and enjoy the stunning views of the rainforest and its lush valleys. In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in an excursion up among the treetops, 30-40 meters above ground level. The road up the trees is 530 meters long, which makes it the longest in the world. Wander among the old trees and admire the rainforest’s varied flora and fauna from a bird’s eye view. You’re back at your resort at noon. Here you eat your lunch. In the afternoon, take a boat up the Sungai Tahan River, to Lata Berkoh. Here the river forms small waterfalls that flow at different levels. It is definitely worth bringing swimwear and taking a refreshing dip in the beautiful water. From the boat you can see the river’s big, red fish – so-called “mahseer” before you go back to your resort. The rest of the day you spend just as you please. Activities are sometimes affected by the weather and in case of heavy rain, the bridges in the treetops can be closed. It rains most from December to February, but the park has a high amount of rainfall all year round. ( but the park has a high amount of rainfall all year round. ( but the park has a high amount of rainfall all year round. (F )
Day 6: Taman Negara – rafting in Taman Negara, and a visit to the orange asli people
After breakfast you will be picked up and go to “Shooting Rapids” in Taman Negara, where you by traditional boat must get past seven “rapids” at high speed. A fun day awaits and your clothes will most likely get wet. Depending on how much time there is available, you may have time to visit the villages of the orange asli people (check with your travel consultant). This is the indigenous people of the jungle who really care about their culture and lifestyle. There are two ethnic groups with orange Asli people in Taman Negara, who speak their own language. During the visit to their small village, you will see, among other things, when the tribal people demonstrate their traditional hunting with bamboo pipes and tell their story. You can take a self-snap when you hold their blowpipe, and then investigate how they make fire. The Orang asli people are a group of friendly and welcoming people, with great respect for their fellow human beings and their nature. Most of the tribe lives inside the jungle and has almost no contact with the outside world. After visiting the small village by the river, take the boat back to your resort. You spend the rest of the day on your own. (F )
Day 7: Taman Negara – Cameron Highlands
After breakfast you will be picked up and take the boat through the rainforest back to the river community Tembiling. You then drive to the Cameron Highlands in the state of Pahang, about 1,542 meters above sea level. It’s a great trip to Malaysia’s premier and most famous tea plantations. Along the way you can have your lunch (at your own expense). You drive through charming villages and can take unforgettable photographs. Once at Cameron Higlands, you will be accommodated in the old English village, in the middle of the green tea plantations. You spend the rest of the day on your own. ( F )
Day 8: Cameron Highlands
After breakfast, you are picked up in a Land Rover and then driven to the fascinating tea plantations. The journey takes you past the forest “Mossy Forest” which is located near the top of Gunung Brin Chang, 2,000 meters above sea level. Here you can see rare flora, including the carnivorous king jug vine, which is a very unusual plant species. You can also enjoy the view of the hilly landscape, among lush tea plantations. After a short drive from the mountain, you reach Sungei Palace and the area’s tea factory. Please note that the tea factory is closed on Mondays. Then you drive to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own disposal in the Cameron Highlands. ( F )
Day 9: Cameron Highlands – Perhentian Islands
You will be picked up at your hotel after breakfast and then driven about five hours up through the rural environment, towards the port of Kuala Besut, which is located on the northeast coast of Malaysia. From here you have to go by boat for an hour to reach the Perhentian Islands. Once there, you are welcomed by the island’s fabulous nature and exotic beaches. ( F )
Day 10-15: The Perhentian Islands
In the Perhentian Islands, the dream of a holiday awaits among the most beautiful islands in Malaysia. The archipelago consists of Perhentian Besaro, which is the largest of the islands. Here you will find the best resorts for families and therefore the island is a favorite among travelers with children. The smaller of the islands is called Perhentian Kecil and is perfectly adapted for backpacker life. You have the opportunity to combine beautiful beach experiences with jungle tours, which are offered on both islands. With a little luck, you get to see both macaques and large bears in the rainforests. In addition, we can recommend kayaking, and that you explore the islands’ colorful coral reefs through diving and snorkeling. The coral reefs around the islands are among the finest on the Malaysian Peninsula. ( F )
Day 16: Perhentian Islands – Sweden
It’s time to say goodbye to this exotic paradise island after a wonderful and eventful holiday. You will return by boat to Kuala Besut after breakfast. Upon arrival in the Malaysian Peninsula, you can expect a 1.5-hour drive to Kota Bahru Airport. ( F )
Day 17: Arrival in Scandinavia
When you arrive in Scandinavia again, you have unforgettable experiences and memories in your luggage.
Two nights in Kuala Lumpur
Three nights in Taman Negara
Two nights in Cameron Highlands
Seven nights in the Perhentian Islands