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Malaysia Self Drive

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,168

This program gives adventurous travellers the opportunity to explore Malaysia at their own pace. Malaysia has some of the best roads in Southeast Asia. You may choose to drive on the excellent main highways, or turn onto coastal roads passing through sleepy towns and local scenery.


Start your self drive tour of Malaysia with an overnight in its capital, Kuala Lumpur. From here, your self drive car will be delivered to you at your hotel after which you set off for Taman Negara, a 4 hour drive away. During your journey, you will drive through the Malaysian countryside viewing tea plantations and colourful villages. On arrival, you will spend 2 nights at a lodge in the 130 million year old Taman Negara rainforest. That evening brings a Night Jungle Walk through the tropical rainforest.

The next day is free to choose from a number of activities such as a jungle trek, a boat cruise or a visit to a native settlement to learn about the local nomadic tribes’ lifestyles.

The following morning, drive to the Cameron Highlands where you will be spending the next 2 nights. The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations and is the same size as Singapore in area. It is popular due to its cooler climate and its lush surroundings.

On your full day here, you can simply relax or explore on your own or you can take one of the optional tours which include a visit to a tea plantation, a strawberry farm, or a fruit and vegetable market.

Next up is a drive to Penang Island reached via a connecting bridge. En route, consider stopping at the Bukit Orangutan Islands where these animals roam freely. Other interesting suggestions for stops are at a native settlement, the huge Lata Iskander Waterfall, Kellie’s Castle (sometimes also called Kellie's Folly), an unfinished, ruined mansion built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith, or the Istana Kenangan Palace, built in 1926.

On arrival at Penang Island, stay 3 nights at the attractive beach resort of Batu Ferringhi on the north coast. You have the opportunity to drive to the south of the island to Georgetown, the capital city of Penang which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has many colonial buildings, 19th century churches, temples, mosques and Fort Cornwallis, the largest fort in Malaysia. Consider taking a trishaw ride, a fun way to get around the city. Other options during your stay are the Batu Ferringhi Night Market and a visit to Penang Hill via the Swiss funicular railway. You will get to travel through hill farms and lush tropical jungles and the panoramic view of the Island and mainland at the top is amazing.

At the end of your stay in Batu Ferringhi, you will leave your car and take the ferry to Langkawi for a 3 night stay. Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, 30 kilometres/18 miles off the mainland coast of north western Malaysia. The interior of the main island where you will stay is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. The coastline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees.

The island is recognized for its excellent scuba diving. You can both relax on the beach or head into the interior to explore the gorgeous and mountainous countryside.

Your self drive tour comes to a close after your stay in Langkawi.

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,168

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Kuala Lumpur

Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, proceed to the arrivals hall and look for a driver holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur

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    Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur


    Swiss-Garden Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur is strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur between bustling Bukit Bintang and colourful Chinatown. The hotel offers business and leisure travellers a refined experience with 310 guest rooms in warm earth tones, equipped with modern amenities for ...

    Swiss-Garden Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur is strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur between bustling Bukit Bintang and colourful Chinatown. The hotel offers business and leisure travellers a refined experience with 310 guest rooms in warm earth tones, equipped with modern amenities for the ultimate ambience.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Tahan - Taman Negara

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and perhaps a leisurely walk in Kuala Lumpur. Later this morning, your rental car will be delivered to your hotel; check out and drive to Taman Negara (243km). The journey will take approximately 4 hours, and you will drive through old palm plantations, local villages and beautiful countryside. Upon arriving at the jetty at Kuala Tahan, park your car and take a short boat ride across the Tembeling River to the Mutiara Taman Negara Resort. The rest of the day is at leisure to settle in and soak up the jungle atmosphere at the resort. (Optional tour: Join a night jungle walk in the 130-million-year-old tropical rainforest, and marvel at the natural symphony of nocturnal insects.)

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mutiara Taman Negara

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    Mutiara Taman Negara



    Dating back over 130 million years, Taman Negara is one of the world's oldest tropical rainforest and is home to more than 300 species of mammals. Located in Taman Negara, Mutiara is located close to the sanctuary and features accommodation with a terrace that has ...

    Dating back over 130 million years, Taman Negara is one of the world's oldest tropical rainforest and is home to more than 300 species of mammals. Located in Taman Negara, Mutiara is located close to the sanctuary and features accommodation with a terrace that has Tembeling River or jungle views.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Coffee Shop/Cafe
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 3

Taman Negara

Today is free for you to enjoy the resort and explore the surrounding jungle. Alternatively, you might choose to join an optional tour offered by the resort, such as jungle walks up Teresik Hill, a boat cruise to Lata Berkoh, or a visit to a native settlement.

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Day 4

Taman Negara - Cameron Highlands

Today, travel back across the river to your car and continue on your journey to Cameron Highlands. Feel the cool air begin to surround you as you ascend on this beautiful drive. Located 1,542 metres above sea level, Cameron Highlands is famous for its tea plantations and strawberry gardens.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Strawberry Park Resort

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    Strawberry Park Resort is perfectly situated in the midst of a 7-acre land slope between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The cool temperature in Cameron Highlands makes it a perfect retreat for occasion creators and business explorers alike. This resort is an ideal spot for local ...

    Strawberry Park Resort is perfectly situated in the midst of a 7-acre land slope between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The cool temperature in Cameron Highlands makes it a perfect retreat for occasion creators and business explorers alike. This resort is an ideal spot for local and international travellers.

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Day 5

Cameron Highlands

Today is completely free for you to relax and explore Cameron Highlands on your own (optionally, you could choose to join in on a group tour of the surrounding area). Not-to-be missed highlights include visiting a tea plantation and factory (tea factories are closed Mondays and public holidays), flower and strawberry farms, and lively fruit and vegetable markets. Make sure to take a break for afternoon tea and scones.

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Day 6

Cameron Highlands - Penang

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive from Cameron Highlands to Penang via Tapah (253km). There is much to explore on this route, including Sam Poh Tong (a Chinese Buddhist temple built within a limestone cave), a ruined Scottish castle (Kellie's Castle), the royal gallery and former palace of Kuala Kangsar, the Ubudiah Mosque, and a mangrove forest. Cross the impressive 13.5 kilometer-long Penang Bridge, one of the longest bridges in Southeast Asia, to reach Penang. Upon reaching your hotel, check in and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Bayview Beach Resort

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    Bayview Beach Resort



    The Bayview Beach Resort, a member of the Bayview International Hotels and Resorts, opened in October 1990. It is located at the famed Batu Ferringhi Beach, on the northwest coast of Penang Island and is set on a stretch of white sandy beach. It is ...

    The Bayview Beach Resort, a member of the Bayview International Hotels and Resorts, opened in October 1990. It is located at the famed Batu Ferringhi Beach, on the northwest coast of Penang Island and is set on a stretch of white sandy beach. It is 18km from Georgetown and 33km from the Penang International Airport.

    All furnished rooms and suites have their own balconies, radio, TV with in-house movies, refrigerators, coffee and tea making facilities and en suite bathrooms with hairdryers.

    All the convenience of a city hotel within a resort.

    Facilities

    • Bicycles
    • Boutique(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Squash courts
    • Tennis
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 7

Penang

Today, you have the day free to explore Penang and historic Georgetown. Start by visiting the Temple of 1000 Buddhas (Kek Lok Si Temple), one of the largest and most beautiful Buddhist temple complexes in Southeast Asia. Continue to Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light when he arrived in 1786 to establish a British colony. Next, visit the water village at Weld Quay, nicknamed The Clan Jetties since each resident shares a similar surname. Continue along Pitt Street, where churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples have harmoniously existed side by side for centuries. Visit the intricately-designed house of the Khoo Kong Si clan. While you're out exploring, make sure to try Penang's local delicacies: stir-fried rice cake strips (char kway teow), spicy and tangy soup (Assam laksa), mixed fruit salad with shrimp paste (rojak), and much more. In the late evening, take a walk along Batu Ferringhi to explore Penang's nightlife and night market.

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Day 8

Penang

Continue to explore Penang on your own. You might wish to ascend Penang Hill via the funicular railway, initially constructed for British colonialists to enjoy the cooler temperatures at the higher elevation. Return your car to the car rental representative at the hotel by 5:00pm.

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Day 9

Penang - Langkawi

After an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to the Penang Jetty for your ferry to Langkawi (departs at approximately 8:00am / arrives Langkawi at 11:00am). You will be met in Langkawi and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to settle in, enjoy the resort and explore this beautiful island, part of an archipelago of 104 islands. Langkawi was awarded World Geopark status by UNESCO in 2007.

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Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Berjaya Langkawi Resort

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    Berjaya Langkawi Resort



    Home to Unesco's World GeoPark, discover the island said to have inspired love and miracles. Cocooned within a rainforest sanctuary, Berjaya Langkawi Resort embraces boundless views of emerald waters and green-cushioned mountains. With an array of convention facilities and inspired spa treatments complemented with heartfelt ...

    Home to Unesco's World GeoPark, discover the island said to have inspired love and miracles. Cocooned within a rainforest sanctuary, Berjaya Langkawi Resort embraces boundless views of emerald waters and green-cushioned mountains. With an array of convention facilities and inspired spa treatments complemented with heartfelt services, moments are filled with a sense of natural connection and harmonious retreat.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 10

Langkawi

Today is free for you to explore Langkawi and enjoy the facilities at the resort. You might want to take a walk on the jaw-dropping Langkawi Sky Bridge, ride the cable car to the top of mount Mat Cincang, or take part in optional jungle trekking or round-island tours offered by the resort.

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Day 11

Langkawi

Today is free for you to continue exploring Langkawi.

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Day 12

Depart Langkawi

Enjoy breakfast at the resort and the morning at leisure before transferring to Langkawi Airport for your onward flight.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 11 nights' accommodation as indicated or similar
  • Daily breakfast as indicated
  • Joint arrival/departure transfers
  • Car rental from Kuala Lumpur to Penang
  • One-way ferry ticket Penang-Langkawi

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
  • Optional tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Fuel, toll fees, parking charges, traffic fines, airport charges, Penang port fees, other optional charges (e.g., baby seat, additional driver fee)
  • Deductable amount of Collision Damage Waiver (if applicable)
  • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if required

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire. 

The car renter (and any additional driver) must be at least 23 years of age with a valid driver's license at least 2 years in effect (International Driving Permit is preferred), recognized and valid within Malaysia. The company reserves the right to decline rental to anyone deemed physically unfit to drive.

A deposit of MYR 500.00 (approximately USD 172.00) is payable upon collection of the vehicle, by major credit card ONLY (no cash/debit cards accepted).

Excess hours: Car rental rates are charged on a 24-hour basis. Should the rental at the time of return incur excess hours, the charge will be at 1/5th of the applicable daily rate per excess hour, charged on passenger's account. Return after the 5th hour will incur a full day charge on passenger's account.

Excess days: Any extension from the rental period will be borne by passenger's account directly. The applicable rates will be based on the normal daily tariff (which will be informed to the car renter directly at the time of rental).

General Insurance Coverage: coverage of MYR 3 million for 3rd party damage, unlimited for 3rd party death or bodily injury. The renter is obliged to promptly report any incident to HAWK Office and to make a police report within 24 hours. Failure to comply with this requirement will void all liability protection and renter may be charged the full cost of damages.

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