The Cameron Route To Penang (4D/3N)
Marvel at the natural beauty of Cameron Highlands and discover the best of Penang.
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This package showcases two distinct Malaysian lifestyles – country living at Cameron Highlands and modern island life in Penang, the Pearl of the Orient. Take in the sights and sounds of Georgetown, a UNESCO heritage city, and immerse yourself in the best Penang has to offer!
But first, enjoy the laid-back country lifestyle at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia's premier hill resort, and discover how the British love for tea transformed this unexplored highland range into a veritable garden brimming with nature's bounty.
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands (4 hrs)
Your vacation begins with a morning drive from Kuala Lumpur towards Cameron Highlands. The drive is approximately 4 hours long, taking you through the state of Perak, past Brinchang, the biggest town on the highlands, and finally ending at Tanah Rata, where you will settle into the hotel of your choice.
Highlights of the day will include a stop at a quaint aboriginal village and a tea-house, where you can sample Cameron Highland's distinctive teas.
Day 2: Cameron Highlands to Penang (7 hrs)
Wake up to the cool and pleasant surroundings of the hills and then explore the highlands. Visit a tea plantation to learn the art of tea making, or take a stroll in the market and blend in with the local population.
Bid goodbye to Cameron Highlands as you make your way towards Penang. The highlight of the drive will be a pleasant visit to the Orang Utan Island at Bukit Merah Laketown, Perak. End your day by unwinding on Penang island after checking into your hotel upon arrival.
Day 3: Penang
An entire day of wonders awaits you as you begin your tour of Penang. Founded in 1786, the island rapidly rose to fame as the Pearl of the Orient, one of the most illustrious jewels of the British Empire. Its rich history and culture led to the listing of its city Georgetown as a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 2008.
The city's unique blend of diverse cultures is evident as you visit landmarks like Fort Cornwallis, the starting point of British expansion in South East Asia, and the Khoo Kongsi clan house, the ancestral heart of one of the most illustrious chinese clans in Penang. Marvel at the docile pit vipers that reside within the island's legendary Snake Temple, and gaze in awe at the world's third largest reclining Buddha statue at the Buddhist temple Wat Chayamangkalaram. Wander through the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a museum showcasing the Peranakan Chinese lifestyle and traditions and immerse yourself in Penang's unique heritage.
Day 4: Depart Penang
Spend your time walking the streets of Georgetown, sampling some local delicacies or relax at the many pocket beaches that line Penang's northern coastline. Remember to grab some last minute bargains at nearby shopping malls or gift shops before your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.