Kuala Lumpur, colonial Penang, beautiful countryside and more await you on this exciting tour
Join us in Malaysia and explore this vibrant country with its rich heritage, stunning environment and diverse cultures. Visit the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur, see elephant conservation in action and travel by boat along the Malacca River and by train through the countryside. You’ll also visit the tea gardens of the Cameron Highlands and colonial Penang on this exciting journey of discovery.
10 nights in hotels and 2 in flight
16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Kuala Lumpur city tour
- Morning market in Kuala Lumpur
- Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre
- City tour of Malacca
- Scenic train ride to Ipoh
- Tour of a tea plantation
- Orang Utan Island
- Georgetown city tour
- Tour of Penang Hill
UK to Kuala Lumpur
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Kuala Lumpur.
Arrive and check into the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur hotel (4Q), where you will stay for three nights.
Your morning starts with a sightseeing tour taking in landmarks including the Petronas Towers, Parliament House, Chinatown district, and the New King’s Palace. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening.B,D.
Immerse yourself in city life this morning as you visit a bustling market, joining the locals as they shop and socialise. Afterwards drive to Kuala Gandah in Pahang, stopping at Bentong for lunch en route. At Kuala Gandah look forward to visiting the Elephant Conservation Centre established in 1974. Their skilled Elephant Relocation Team ensure elephants are transferred to safer habitats as well as caring for orphaned and resident elephants. B, L
Today you’ll head south for the small state of Malacca where a tour will take in some of its highlights including Sultan’s Well, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. After lunch continue to Malacca city – the capital – to explore further. Stay for two nights at the Equatorial Hotel (4Q). B, L
Sit back and enjoy a boat ride along the Malacca River, and see the city from a different perspective. B
Drive to Rawang in Selangor, north of Kuala Lumpur, then step aboard a train for a scenic journey through the countryside to the large city of Ipoh. After an included lunch, a walk reveals the city’s old area where British and Chinese architecture reflects its past association with tin mining. Stay overnight at the Weil Hotel (4Q). B, L
Set off for the Cameron Highlands today, the most extensive of Malaysia’s hill stations. Established by William Cameron in 1885, the area is populated with tea plantations. You’ll visit one to see how tea is grown, harvested and processed. Afterwards, explore the agricultural district where crops and goods are bought and sold, before arriving at the Strawberry Park Resort (4Q) where you will stay overnight. B
Today enjoy a drive to the town of Taiping, where you can visit the colonial Lake Garden and enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, travel by coach and boat to Orang Utan Island, Semanggol. Started in 2000, this unique island has aimed to promote the conservation and study of the orang-utan. After an introduction to these charming primates, take an enclosed walk and observe them in their natural habitat. Afterwards, continue to the city of Penang where you’ll stay for three nights at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel (5Q), the builders of which were also responsible for the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. B, L
Sometimes called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang’s main centre is Georgetown, established in the 18th century and named after King George IV. Enjoy an introductory tour this morning when you’ll also visit the Penang State museum and the Reclining Buddha Temple. The afternoon is at leisure. B
A morning excursion transports you to Penang Hill, one of the oldest British hill stations, with panoramic views of Georgetown. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before returning to your hotel for a farewell dinner. B, D
Travel to the airport for your overnight flight. B
On arrival at the airport take your included UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.