DAY 01 (L D H) KUALA LUMPUR – CAMERON HIGHLANDS (Drive time approx 3 1/2 hours)
Strawberry Resort or similar (depending on availability)
CAMERON HIGHLANDS is a Hill resort, with cool temperatures is known for its farmlands, tea plantations, orchards, nurseries, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, wildlife, not forgetting the aborigines. 0730 – 0800hrs Our English speaking Tour Coordinators will pick you up from your hotel reception for the Cameron Highlands, enroute bonus stop at the iconic BATU CAVES. Climb 272 steps into the temple of Hindu Deity who is honored every year in January or February during the THAIPUSAM festival. Ladies to be properly attired to enter the temple. CASCADING WATERFALLS – photo shoot. Souvenirs, tribal handicrafts, aphrodisiacs, strange herbs are available at the shops around.
Lunch at Tanah Rata and visit the TEA PLANTATION – covers 8,000 acres and works closely with the WWF in the conservation of our Elephants, Tigers and Orang Utan. The tea shop sells various teas and part of the proceeds goes towards the conservation effort. A noble deed indeed. BUTTERFLY FARM AND INSECTARIUM – a secret paradise where 5,000 butterflies dance on ferns and scented flowers. Farm tour awaits you. Hand pick fresh strawberry for a fee (Optional) and visit a Vegetable market to see a showcase of various vegetables grown in the Camerons. 1700hrs Check in to hotel, Free at leisure. 1900hrs Malaysian Dinner. Bring along sweaters as the nites are cold.
DAY 02 (B L D H ) CAMERON HIGHLANDS – TAMAN NEGARA (Drive time approx 3 1/2 hours )
Mutiara Resort or similar (depending on availability)
TAMAN NEGARA is a 130 million years old tropical rainforest with most threatened mammals as in tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, tapirs, sun bear … 14,000 flowering plants, 300 bird species, 238 fresh water fish …. Objectives : To protect, conserve and propagate flora and fauna and its eco systems. Landscape: Rivers,Waterfalls, secret caves and mountains, rolling hills and lush greenery. 0800hrs After breakfast depart for KUALA TAHAN, TAMAN NEGARA. On arrival at Kuala Tahan, lunch at the Floating Cafe, take a breather. Catch a boat for Rapids Shooting as the boatman negotiates 7 sets of rapids and you will get a ‘chance’ to get wet. We arrive at an aborigine village. They live environment friendly lives and the Rainforest is their Supermarket. Watch their fire making skills and blowpipe hunting techniques. The experienced Nature Guide will belt out facts and taboos of Taman Negara as he takes us on a Jungle Trekking experience which leads us to a mesmerizing Rainforest Waterfalls. Enjoy a cool dip.
You may be lucky if you get to see Monkeys, Flying Fox, Birds… but if you face a tiger, we ain’t sure who is lucky ! Really !!!
1700hrs Check in to hotel. Free at leisure . 1900hrs Dinner at Floating Cafe and follow the Nature Guide for a Nite Jungle walk – look out for snakes, insects, mousedeer etc. Climb an Observation Hide to watch nocturnal animals come for their salt lick. And the Forest orchestra plays on…
DAY 03 (B L D H) TAMAN NEGARA – CHERATING ( Drive time approx 3 1/2 hours)
Holiday Villa or similar (depending on availability)
The EAST COAST of PENINSULAR MALAYSIA is a jewel loaded with traditions and customs, arts and crafts, and traditional houses on stilts. CHERATING is a typical small easy going fishing village dotted with coconut and casuarina trees. Surfing, fishing, river kayaking, snorkeling and etc are available.
Asia’s first Club Med is located here in Cherating. The Islands of Perhentian, Redang, Lang Tengah are Malaysia’s Island Paradise with crystal clear blue waters.
0800hrs Depart for Cherating. On arrival local lunch and meet and greet MAT SALLEH – the trained macaque who meticulously rains down young coconuts to the beck and call of his master. And he is a master plucker of coconuts. Have an audience with Mat Salleh sipping young Coconut. The ambience is easy going and relaxed !
1600hrs Check in to hotel with swimming pool and a beachfront of the South China Sea. Free at leisure. 1900hrs Local dinner at Cherating Village.
DAY 04 (B L) – CHERATING–PERHENTIAN/ REDANG /LANG TENGAH JETTY DROP OFF
0800hrs – Check out after breakfast and depart for the jetty of the Paradise Islands of Malaysia – the Perhentian, Redang or Lang Tengah. Lunch and your Tour Coordinator will guide you to the correct ferry for your onward journey. Have a great holiday. End of program.