Peninsular Island Hopping Self Drive Tour (12D/11N)

Peninsular Island Hopping Self Drive Tour (12D/11N)

Marvel at the beauty of Malaysia's islands as you drive your way through Peninsular Malaysia.

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For those of you who are not into typical traditional tours, this self-drive tour is definitely recommended. Some of Malaysia's beautiful islands are the highlight of this tour, including the lesser known Banding Island, surrounded by one of the largest man-made lakes in the country. This promotional package includes hotel accommodations with breakfast, airport transfers and car rental with GPS.

Your tour begins in Kuala Lumpur and includes islands like Tioman Island, Perhentian Island, Banding Island and Penang Island. These islands contain numerous attractions that will capture your imagination as you encounter them. Here are some suggestions on how to occupy your time at some of these places.

Sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur is a must if it is your first time to the city. The city boasts a mix of modern skyscrapers and colonial era buildings, many of which have its own distinct architecture. These buildings trace the city's evolution from a tin mining town to its present status of a capital city. Some must see sights include the Petronas Twin Towers – the tallest twin towers in the world, Jamek Mosque – built where Kuala Lumpur originally began, and many more.

Tioman Island is a beautiful island that lies off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. There are many lovely white sandy beaches, each offering something unique to visitors. The water that surrounds the island is crystal clear, with numerous dive sites featuring coral reefs and an astounding array of marine life.

Banding Island is a lesser known island that is set right in the middle of a large man-made lake and surrounded by one of the oldest rainforests in the world. The area encompasses what is regarded by the public as the Temenggor-Belum forest and is still very much unexplored by visitors. Jungle trekking and hunts for the elusive Rafflesia flower are highlights for any visitor there.

Penang Island's most recent tourist attraction is also its oldest – the heritage city of Georgetown. Georgetown, together with Malacca Town, was listed as a World Heritage City in 2008 and still enjoys this status. The many heritage buildings are a key feature of this city, but it is the living heritage – the people, the traditional arts and crafts – that truly make it unique.

Day 1 ARRIVE KUALA LUMPUR

Distance: 70 Kms (1 hour by car)

Meals: None

Drive Information:

No driving for the day

Remarks:

Arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Flight TBA

Meet & greet by our driver and transfer to hotel.

Day 2 KUALA LUMPUR

Distance: 0 Kms (0 hour by car)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Information:

No driving for the day

Remarks:

Breakfast at hotel

Stroll through the capital city of Malaysia for a sightseeing tour. The mix of modern and old architecture creates an eclectic atmosphere that can be hardly found anywhere else in the world.

Day 3 KUALA LUMPUR – MERSING – TIOMAN ISLAND

Distance: 352 kms (4-5 hours by car, 1.5 hours by boat)

Driving Information:

After getting acquainted with the rented car, drive out of Kuala Lumpur through the North South Expressway, turn off turn off at Ayer Hitam (toll charges approx. MYR 30), continue head Kluang then onto Mersing jetty. Park the car near Mersing jetty (parking cost approx. MYR 8 per day)

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast at hotel

The rented car will be delivered to your hotel by AVIS in the morning.

Enjoy the varied scenery of the Malaysian countryside as you make your way towards Tioman Island. At Mersing, take a ferry to Tioman Island.

Ferry Schedule - From Mersing to Tioman: 10:30, 11:30, 17:00

Day 4 TIOMAN ISLAND

Distance: 0 kms (0 hours)

Driving Information:

No driving for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast at resort

Spend a day of leisure at Tioman Island. Relax on the white sandy beaches, or go on a snorkelling trip at the many spots at the island.

Day 5 MERSING – TIOMAN ISLAND – KUANTAN

Distance: 259 kms (1.5 hours by boat, 4-5 hours by car)

Driving Information:

After departing Tioman Island by ferry, continue by car from Mersing to Kuantan, the capital of Pahang. In the afternoon, you might want to drive to the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Kemaman.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast at hotel

During your drive to Kuantan, you might want to stop at Cherating Beach at one of the villages to observe their traditional way of life. Later in the afternoon, if you choose to drive to the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, and if it is between July to mid-September, you get the chance of observing the turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs at the nearby beach at night.

Day 6 KUANTAN – TERENGGANU – KUALA BESUT – PERHENTIAN ISLAND

Distance: 300 kms (5-6 hours by car, 1 hour by boat)

Drive Information:

From Kuantan, make your way to Kuala Besut. Head southwest via Dunggun, Kuala Terengganu, and continue on to Setiu before reaching Kuala Besut. Park near the Kuala Besut jetty (parking cost approx. MYR 5-10 per day).

Meals:

Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast at hotel

After reaching Kuala Besut, get on a ferry to Perhentian Island. When you reach Perhentian Island you can relax in the sun, go windsurfing, snorkelling or just swimming.

Day 7 PERHENTIAN ISLAND

Distance: 0 kms (0 hours)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Information:

No driving for the day

Remarks:

Breakfast at resort

Spend your day enjoying the natural beauty of Perhentian Island. Set up a snorkelling trip or just spend an entire day under the sun in the sand.

Day 8 PERHENTIAN ISLAND – KUALA BESUT – BANDING ISLAND

Distance: 188 kms (4 hours by car)

Drive Information:

Hop on a ferry back to Kuala Besut and make your way to Pulau Banding.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Remarks:

Breakfast at resort.

Pulau Banding is a man-made island located within the majestic Temenggor Lake. Sitting amidst the million-years old Belum Rainforest, visitors to the island can look forward to indulging in nature based activities such as fishing, bird watching, camping and visiting orang asli settlements.

Day 9 BANDING ISLAND

Distance: 0 kms (0 hours)

Drive Information:

No driving for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at resort

Go on a full day excursion to explore the surrounding rainforest through the Temenggor Walk or go on a Discover Belum tour.

Day 10 BANDING ISLAND – PENANG ISLAND

Distance: 173 kms (3 hours by car)

Drive Information:

Leave Banding Island and head to Penang Island. Enjoy the view of the Straits of Malacca as you opt for either the Penang Bridge or the Penang Ferry Service to get to the island.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast at resort

During the night after arriving at Penang Island, you might also want to take a drive to Batu Feringghi to check out the night market.

Day 11 PENANG

Distance: 0 kms (0 hours by car)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Information:

Time to drive around Penang Island and enjoy the sights. Remember to reconfirm with AVIS to drop off your keys at the reception of the hotel in the afternoon.

Remarks:

Breakfast at hotel

Design your very own drive around tour of Penang Island. Pick from the many amazing sights that the island has to offer, including Cheong Fat Tze Mansion, Penang Hill, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Khoo Kongsi, Kek Lok Si Temple and many more.

Day 12 DEPARTURE PENANG

Distance: 18.2 kms (45 mins by car)

Driving Info:

No driving for the day

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast at resort

Day at leisure till your transfer from hotel to Penang International airport – flight TBA

Swiss Inn Kuala Lumpur

No 62, Jalan Sultan, 50000,

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603 2072 3333

Fax: 603 2031 6699

Paya Beach Resort, Tioman Island

Kampong Paya, Pulau Tioman

26800, Kuala Rompin

Tel: 607 799 3242/1432

Fax: 607 799 1436

Swiss Garden Resort & Spa, Kuantan

2656-2657, Mukim Sungai Karang

Balok Beach, 26100 Berserah, Kuantan

Pahang Darul Makmur

Tel: 609 544 7333

Fax: 609 544 9555

Shari-La Island Resort, Perhentian Island

Bangunan Majlis Daerah Besut

Depan Stesen Bas, Kuala Besut

22300 Besut, Terengganu Darul Iman

Tel: 609 697 7500 / 609 697 7501

Fax: 609 697 7502

Belum Rainforest Resort, Perak

Pulau Banding, 33200 Gerik

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Tel: 605 791 6800

Fax: 605 791 7600

1926 Heritage Hotel, Penang

227, Jalan Burma,

10050 Penang

Tel: 604 228 1926

Fax: 604 229 1926

All package rates are nett price in USD. Valid from 1 November 2011 till 31 March 2013.

CATEGORY 1: Honda City 1.5 (A) or similar

1 person – USD 2800 per person

2 persons – USD 1400 per person in ½ twin room

3 persons – USD 1200 per person in ½ twin room

4 persons – USD 1100 per person in ½ twin room

Single supplement – USD 540

CATEGORY 2: Toyota Altis 1.6 (A)

1 person – USD 2900 per person

2 persons – USD 1500 per person in ½ twin room

3 persons – USD 1300 per person in ½ twin room

4 persons – USD 1100 per person in ½ twin room

Single supplement – USD 540

CATEGORY 3: Honda Civic 1.8 (A) or similar

1 person – USD 3100 per person

2 persons – USD 1600per person in ½ twin room

3 persons – USD 1300 per person in ½ twin room

4 persons – USD 1200 per person in ½ twin room

Single supplement – USD 540

CATEGORY 4: Honda Accord 2.0 (A) or similar

1 person – USD 3300 per person

2 persons – USD 1700 per person in ½ twin room

3 persons – USD 1400 per person in ½ twin room

4 persons – USD 1200 per person in ½ twin room

Single supplement – USD 540

CATEGORY 5: Toyota Innova 2.0 (A) or similar

1 person – USD 3400 per person

2 persons – USD 1800 per person in ½ twin room

3 persons – USD 1400 per person in ½ twin room

4 persons – USD 1200 per person in ½ twin room

Single supplement – USD 540

* All vehicles listed above are subjected to availability

PEAK SEASON SURCHARGES

Swiss Inn, Kuala Lumpur

USD 16 per room/night for the period of 15 December to 2 January


Paya Beach, Tioman

USD 21 per room/night for Malaysia School, Eve & Public Holidays, Saturday Night (weekend)


Swiss Garden, Kuantan

USD 16 per room/night for the following periods:

23-25 December

29 December to 1 January

21-25 January


Shari-la Island, Perhentian Island

USD27.60 per room/night for the months of March, April and May

USD 50 per room/night for Malaysia School, Eve & Public Holidays and the months of July, August, and September


Belum Rainforest, Perak

USD 25 per room/night for the following periods:

24 December

31 December

15 July to 15 August


1926 Heritage, Penang

USD 38 per room/night for Malaysia School, Eve & Public Holidays


Package Rate includes:

Accommodation in air conditioned rooms with bath/shower with daily breakfast

Service charge of 10 % and local taxes of 6 %

Meals as specified above

One (1) way arrival transfer from KLIA to Kuala Lumpur Hotel on Private basis

One (1) half day Kuala Lumpur city tour on Seat-in-coach

Two (2) ways return boat Mersing to/from Tioman Island on Seat-in-coach

Two (2) ways return boat Kuala Besut to/from Perhentian Island on Seat-in-coach

Two (2) excursions in Banding Island (night walk, temenggor walk) on Seat-in-coach

One (1) way departure transfer from Penang hotel to Penang Airport

Car rental vehicle Day 3-11

Car rental delivery/collection fees

Car on self drive basis with CDW

Garmin Global Positioning System (GPS)


Package Rate excludes:

Any damages caused by hirer carelessness or negligence

All entrance fees, sightseeing, petrol, toll, parking, etc.

Any domestic or international flights

Expenditure of a personal nature

Departure airport tax

Optional tours


Rates are not applicable during the following periods:

Formula One

Monsoon Season, between November and February

Moto GP

Minor changes to the itinerary are sometimes necessary, we will endeavour to minimise these changes, which are at times out of our control.


All prices are subject to changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as but not limited to increase in government taxes etc.


The non-waiver excess:

Model 1: USD 276.00

Model 2: USD 345.00

Model 3: USD 518.00

Model 4-5: USD 690.00


Note: Most of the sights will be closed for Friday, Saturday and Fasting month Kelantan and Kuala Terengganu.

Non-slip shoes, good walking shoes

Comfortable clothes, change of clothes (in case you caught in rain/wet)

Small plastic bags

Sun block, hat, sunglasses

Insect repellent

Rain coat or umbrella

Swim wear

Torch light

Drinking water

Malaysian currency

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