Day 1 Departure from London for Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2 Morning arrival in KL and transfer to our hotel in the heart of the Capital’s bustling Chinatown. Afternoon to relax, get over your jet-lag or explore the area’s lively markets before an evening trip on the ‘sky-train’ to see the iconic Petronas Towers by night.
Day 3 Walking tour of some of the very varied sites of the fascinating Malaysian capital: Little India, the fabulous Victorian era architecture of Merdeka Square and the Central Mosque.
Day 4 Scenic morning drive to the old British hill station and tea growing region of the Cameron Highlands – an area famed for its spectacular jungle-clad mountain scenery and mild temperatures. Afternoon to discover the lush tropical vegetation as well as a visit to one of the famous tea plantations.
Day 5 Drive up the West Coast to Penang where we’ll stay in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage George Town, the Island’s capital: - a bewildering mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese cultures, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindu religions with Thai and Indonesian influences thrown in for good measure! Walking tour of this well preserved, historical town in collaboration with the ‘Penang Heritage Trust’: temples, Chinese clan houses and British colonial period architecture.
Day 6 Visit Penang Hill with its Victorian era cable car, graceful villas and spectacular views and hike down the forested slopes to the famous Botanical Gardens. Evening visit to one of the town’s famous street markets.
Day 7 Head off into the rarely visited interior; through the jungle-clad, hills to tranquil Banding Island in Temenggor Lake. Accommodation at a beautifully situated, lakeside eco-resort.
Day 8 Expedition into the surrounding Belum Forest, hike through pristine rainforest to mountain streams and waterfalls, visit a village of the indigenous, forest-dwelling Orang Asli tribe, an exciting night hike through the forest and camping overnight in the jungle. With luck we’ll see monkeys and maybe even elephants - spectacular scenery guaranteed!
Day 9 Second day of our exploration of Belum Forest State Park continues with a boat trip on Lake Temenggor and an afternoon return to the eco-lodge for some relaxation time in this stunning setting.
Day 10 Morning transfer to the Thai border at Satun Town and a chance to visit to the lively border market. After ,lunch we’ll continue to Trang on the Andaman Sea Coast with a stop on the way to check-out the excellent Trang Botanical Gardens and canopy walkway .
Day 11 Head for the coast to Chao Mai National Marine Park where we’ll canoe through mangrove swamps and along underground streams to visit the spectacular and mysterious sacred sea caves. Afternoon transfer to Koh Libong Island for accommodation at a secluded beach resort
Day 12 Leisurely day on this tranquil unspoilt island; make the most of the turquoise waters and sandy beaches, sling a hammock between a couple of palm trees or visit the local fishing village.
Day 13 Boat tour through the spectacular scenery of Chao Mai National Marine Park; snorkel and swim on the archipelago’s vibrant coral reefs.
Day 14 Morning at leisure to explore the island or top up your suntan, before returning to Krabi for an evening flight to London via Bangkok.
Day 15 Arrival in London
Notes: This tour if offered with or without return flights from London. Persons not wishing to take up the flight option will join the tour on day 2 in Kuala Lumpur and depart in Bangkok on day 14.
Visa requirements: Malaysia: a 60 day visa will be issued to you upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur Airport.
A 15 day visa for Thailand is issued free of charge on arrival at the border. VISA INFORMATION FOR UK & US CITIZENS ONLY – ALL other nationalities will eed to consult the relevant embassies in their countries. Any visa/immigration costs are not included in the price of the tours – you will need to pay for these in addition, as indicated.
Please note these are photos of sample hotels and resorts; accommodation options may vary and are subject to availability
View over bustling downtown from our favourite Kuala Lumpur hotel, the comfortable and ideally located Ancasa Hotel.
Located right on the edge of Chinatown but you can already sample the local delicacies and take in the bustling streetlife from the excellent hotel coffee shop.
View across World Heritage George Town from the Hotel Continental, Penang
The outstanding Belum Rainforest Resort, Banding; comfort in the heart of the jungle!
And our lakeside jungle campsite in Belum Forest.
View from the hotel of the distant mountains seen over the roof-tops of Trang Town. 3* accommodation, including pool, makes for a comfortable base to return to after your jungle exertions!
Comfortable and tranquil, these individual beachfront chalets make the Koh Libong Beach Resort a very popular stop on this unspoilt Andaman Sea island.
Traditional style wooden chalets a stone’s throw from the turquoise waters of Koh Libong Island.
"We just wanted to say a personal thank you for our wonderful holiday in Malaysia. We could not have asked for a better host as an introduction to your beautiful country with its fascinating culture. We started our holiday with a guide and finished it with a friend!" Jim and Sue 2011
"Once again we had an absolutely fabulous time on the tour through All Points East. My son and his partner joined us on this tour and had an unforgettable time. This was evidenced in the 2,500 photos they took!
From start to finish the whole experience, staff and arrangements were excellent. The two guides we had with us on this tour, Jeremy (in Malaysia) and Wi (in Thailand) were equally fantastic. Nothing was too much for them. They were friendly, very knowledgeable of the countries and answered all our questions with confidence. The tour was very well planned and every day was packed with great sights, activities and experiences to sample and immerse ourselves in the local culture. The hotels we stayed in were all very different and all of a good standard.
This tour was arranged as a birthday celebration for my husband and he could not have been looked after any better. On his birthday a special breakfast on the beach was arranged. In the evening a beach barbeque was arranged, along with a cake, presented on the beach. He had an amazing birthday and this was all down to the attention to detail that the tour and staff provided. It was certainly memorable. We would also like to say thank you to the local guides and those that were part of activities on the tour, they were friendly, helpful and thoughtful in ensuring that we had excellent experiences.
Many thanks to all your team for making this so very special. We have no hesitation in recommending your company and we are already looking at where we might go with All Points East (as a family) next year" Staley Family Nov 2016
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