Cameron Highlands Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
As a destination on alaysia vacations, the Cameron Highlands, situated in the centre of Peninsular Malaysia, are a series of hill stations at altitudes ranging from 1500 to 1800m (4920 to 5904ft).
Located 200kms north of Kuala Lumpur, the Cameron Highlands covers a span of 712 sq. kms and features Malaysia’s highest point above sea level (5000ft), accessible by road.
The Cameron Highlands is named after William Cameron, a British surveyor, who, in 1885 was commissioned by the colonial government of the time to map out the. Initially planned as a development for a sanatorium, health spa, and farmland, it was finally developed as a hill station forty years later by Sir George Maxwell, as a development committee was formed in 1925, and road construction began from Tapah to the Highlands.
Given its fertile soil and cool climate, both British and locals settled on the slopes of the mountains, as the road construction was completed in 1931. They were soon joined by tea planters and vegetable growers. By the mid-1930s, the Cameron Highlands featured a nine-hole golf course, several cottages, three inns, a police post, two boarding schools, a dairy, nurseries, vegetable farms, tea estates, a Government Rest House and an Experimental Agricultural Station.
Today, attractions on a Malaysia tour in the Cameron Highlands include jungle walks, waterfalls, tours of tea plantations, beautiful gardens, and plenty of wild flowers. Featuring a glimmer of its colonial heritage, the Cameron Highlands is an ideal spot for rest and relaxation.
Malaysia Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Malaysia vacations.
Learn about the history and culture of Malaysia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Malaysia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Malaysia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Malaysia tours today!
Extend Your Trip
After your Malaysia tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.
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