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Jungles of Western Malaysia

Leave the hustle and bustle of the big cities behind and feel at peace in the serene jungles of Malaysia. Spend time exploring ancient rainforests, lush tea plantations, and historic towns with this unforgettable 10-day tour. Begin your exciting journey in Fraser’s Hill, a colonial-era hill station situated in the wilderness. Here, you’ll trek through scenic hiking trails and enjoy an afternoon of bird watching. Next, head to the beautiful Taman Negara National Park and walk high above the ground on canopy bridges. Continue to the Belum-Temengor rainforest and spend your days kayaking, fishing and hiking through the scenic landscape. Finish your adventure in Penang and uncover the rich history of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • Take a stroll high above the trees and experience an unforgettable canopy walk in Taman Negara National Park
  • Visit the vibrant green tea plantations in the gorgeous Cameron Highlands
  • Enjoy kayaking, fishing and jungle trekking through the Belum-Temengor rainforest
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Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Start your journey off by flying into the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Once landed, head to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. We recommend staying at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental. In the afternoon, consider taking a stroll through the lively city and trying out delicious local cuisine such as Malaysian curry, roti canai, laksa, satay skewers and more.

Day 2
Fraser's Hill

Depart from Kuala Lumpur in the morning and travel 2.5 hours to Fraser’s Hill, a colonial-era hill station nestled in the forest. Arrive at the station and check in to a quaint hotel in the area. In the afternoon, hike through many scenic nature trails and enjoy bird watching.

Day 3
Fraser's Hill

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Fraser’s Hill on your own. Consider playing a round of golf at one of the oldest courses in the country with a visit to the prestigious Royal Fraser’s Hill Golf Club. In the afternoon, trek along more hiking trails and admire the spectacular landscape.

Day 4
Taman Negara National Park

In the morning, say goodbye to Fraser’s Hill and take a scenic 3-hour drive to Kuala Tembeling. Transfer to a boat and sail to Taman Negara National Park. Here, you’ll get settled in at your hotel. We recommend staying at the alluring Mutiara Taman Negara Resort. In the afternoon, venture into the park and trek through an ancient tropical rainforest. Finish the day with a guided jungle walk.

Day 5
Taman Negara National Park

Prepare for a day full of adventure in Taman Negara National Park. After breakfast, take an exhilarating jungle cruise along the Tahan River. Continue to the Lata Berkoh rapids and anchor at the edge of untamed jungles. Here, you’ll hike deep into the wilderness and experience an unforgettable canopy walk, high above in the trees.

Day 6

Leave Taman Negara National Park and head to the stunning Cameron Highlands (a 4-hour drive) first thing in the morning. Here, you’ll take a stroll through vibrant green tea plantations and stop for a delicious picnic lunch at the Boh Tea Centre. After, relax at your hotel and rest up for the exciting day ahead. We recommend staying at the accommodating Cameron Highlands Resort.

Day 7
Belum-Temengor Rainforest

Begin the day by departing the Cameron Highlands and drive for 4 hours to the Belum-Temengor rainforest, the largest forest complex in the country. Here, you’ll have a guided tour through the gorgeous tropical jungle. To experience more natural beauty, an optional trip to Perak can be taken. In Perak, you can discover sandy beaches, forest reserves, and traditional fishing villages. In the evening, we recommend staying at the elegant Belum Rainforest Resort.

Day 8
Belum-Temengor Rainforest

Wake up in paradise and experience the best of the Belum-Temengor rainforest today. After breakfast, kayak around the island and be captivated by the tranquil landscape. In the afternoon, enjoy fishing off the coast and hiking through the rainforest. Continue trekking until you reach a breathtaking waterfall deep in the jungle.

Day 9

In the morning, drive for 2.5 hours to Penang, a historic island where Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultures mesh. In the afternoon, take a private guided tour of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you’ll walk through picturesque pre-Second World War houses, colonial buildings and century-old churches and temples. After, check into your hotel and relax for the evening. We recommend staying at the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Hotel.


Suggested Accommodations

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The Mandarin Oriental is ideally situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur between the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur City Center Park. The hotel has 643 rooms, including 41 suites, Mandarin Oriental Club floors, and 51 fully serviced apartments. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars, including Casbah, an Arabesque-style lounge, Lai Po Heen, a Chinese restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine, and Wasabi Bistro, a contemporary Californian-Japanese inspired restaurant. Amenities include two ballrooms and 16 function rooms, a business center, high-speed or wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, a spa with nine treatment rooms, a fitness center, an outdoor infinity pool, tennis courts and squash courts. The hotel is only approximately a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur international airport (KUL).

Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant

Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant

Welcome to the enchanting Smokehouse Hotel and Restaurant, a delightful retreat in the Cameron Highlands between Tanah Rata and Brinchang, three hours from both Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Built like a traditional timber-framed English inn, this stunning hotel features open fireplaces and charming, lush gardens, as well as a large, 18-hole golf course just begging to be played. With just 16 suites and three private bungalows, the hotel is perfect for some well-deserved peace and quiet; guests can enjoy a hike in the surrounding areas and return to the hotel for a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant, where traditional menu items include Beef Wellington, Roast Duck, and Rainbow Trout. Afterward, guests may enjoy some cocktails or retire to their canopied or four-poster bed for a good night’s rest. 

Mutiara Taman Negara Resort

Mutiara Taman Negara Resort

Uniquely situated in a lush rainforest sanctuary, Mutiara Taman Negara Resort offers guests a unique window into a pristine tropical ecosystem and the opportunity to discover the wonders of an ancient forest. An eco-tourism destination, Mutiara offers a wide variety of accommodations and modern yet rustic comforts while maintaining its ecologically responsible mandate. Guests may wake to the hum of the cicada or the song of a foreign bird, as well as enjoying wildlife sightings from the comfort and safety of your room or balcony, all beneath the towering green canopy. A number of activities are available to guests, including night safaris, a suspended canopy walk and waterfall excursions. Guestrooms are fitted with tiled or wooden flooring; most rooms and chalets are made of natural timber. With a selection of different accommodation styles from tent to bungalow guests can expect a view either over looking the Tembeling River or a window into the lush green jungle. The Seri Mutiara Restaurant serves Malaysian delicacies and international favorites. 

Cameron Highlands Resort

Cameron Highlands Resort

The Cameron Highlands Resort is situated amid the lush environs of Malaysia’s largest hill station, named after William Cameron, a British Government surveyor who discovered the area in 1885 while on a mapping expedition. The resort, which looks out on the Cameron Highlands golf course, has won numerous awards from the travel industry and consumers alike, including recognition as one of the five best tea plantation hotels in the world by the U.K.’s Independent.

Its 56 rooms and suites are appointed with bespoke teak furniture in both traditional Malay and colonial styles, as well as silk accoutrements by the house of Jim Thompson, the American ex-C.I.A. officer who revitalized the Thai silk industry (and mysteriously disappeared in the highlands in 1967). All rooms have flat-screen TV with satellite channels and Internet. The Spa Village offers a customary variety of pampering health and beauty treatments, while guests can avail themselves of a modern fitness center as well as the aforementioned 18-hole professional golf course. Dining options include The Dining Room, offering a variety of all-day dining options with ingredients sourced from nearby farms; Gonbei, the only Japanese restaurant in the Highlands, which serves sashimi, soba, tempura and more and has an adjoining Sake Bar; and the Jim Thompson Tea Room. The Cameron Highlands Resort is a 3.5-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, or a 90-minute drive from Sultan Azlan Shah airport.
Belum Rainforest Resort

Belum Rainforest Resort

Known as ‘nature’s gateway,’ the Belum Rainforest Resort is one of Malaysia’s premier eco-tourism destinations. Set in the Palau Banding rainforest, this resort is a rustic tropical paradise for nature lovers and holiday goers alike. Guests have the unique opportunity to explore the beauty and mystery of the vast jungle sitting just outside their doorstep. Thrilling outdoor activities await the adventure seeker from adrenaline pumping zip-lines to rejuvenating walks through the forest. The forest is home to 14 of the world’s most threatened mammals, including the Malaysian Tiger, Malaysian Sunbear, Sumatran Rhinoceros and the Asiatic Elephant, making Belum an ideal location for eco-tourism, education, exploration and research initiatives, all which support the conservation efforts of the area. Choose from deluxe suites to riverboat rooms, each with bright, modern design, impressive views and comfortable furnishings.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

A historical property, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is reminiscent of British elegance during the colonial era while representing present-day Penang. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008, the hotel boasts a stellar location, close to downtown Georgetown and the cultural, financial and historical districts are located. With 100 suites, the E&O boasts a 750-foot seafront promenade and facilities including a swimming pool, 24-hour room service, a fitness center, sauna, meeting rooms, a business center and fitness center. Dining options include The Starkles Corner, a casual restaurant serving international cuisine and 1885, a Western-style restaurant serving dinner and traditional English tea. The E&O Hotel is located approximately 20 minutes from the Penang International Airport.
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