Enjoy the different paces of life as you sample diverse flavours and cultures. Soak up the ambience of sleepy ports and bustling modern cities. Stroll through tea plantations and along soft white beaches. Take in the smell of incense and Indian breads from a Chinese tea shop, or opt for cocktails and canapés overlooking The Petronas Towers.


  • Tracing the British, Dutch and Portuguese colonies from grand colonial architecture to sleepy hill stations.
  • Treating your taste buds to Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours.
  • Relaxing on one of the finest beaches in Southeast Asia.
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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive Malacca

    Land in Kuala Lumpur today and meet your guide before transferring directly to Malacca.

    Overnight: Majestic Malacca

  3. Day 2 Malacca

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malacca, a port of great importance to every colony through the history of Malaysia. Enjoy backstreet restaurants and local markets in amongst Portuguese fortresses and Dutch churches.

    Overnight: Majestic Malacca

  4. Day 3 Malacca - Kuala Lumpur

    Transfer a couple of hours to the throbbing heart of modern Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

    Overnight: Mandarin Oriental

  5. Day 4 Kuala Lumpur

    A myriad foreign influences have played a part in forming the bustling city before you. From mosques and cathedrals to Hindu and Chinese temples, every religion still coexists. From mock-Tudor social clubs and cricket pitches to humble shophouses and striking skyscrapers, a progressive local economy has emerged from behind the colonial curtain.

    Overnight: Mandarin Oriental

  6. Day 5 Batu - Cameron Highlands

    Leave the city behind and visit the Hindu shrine within the Batu Caves, before continuing your journey north to the Cameron Highlands. Arrive in time for lunch and a tour of the tea plantations.

    Overnight: Cameron Highlands Resort

  7. Day 6 The Plantations

    Walk in the favourite footsteps of Jim Thompson as you explore the plantations and meet the local Orang Asli communities.

    Overnight: Cameron Highlands Resort

  8. Day 7 Penang

    On the way to Penang you can take in the British colonial architecture of Ipoh. 'The Hill City' is also famous for Ipoh Chicken Rice, which makes for a tasty lunch! You might choose to stop for the mosques and palaces of Kuala Kangsar before you cross to the island of Penang.

    Overnight: Eastern & Oriental

  9. Day 8 Penang

    Discover the mysterious temples, local fishing villages and lively markets of Penang.

    Overnight: Eastern & Oriental

  10. Day 9 Langkawi Beaches

    Take a short flight to the palm-fringed beaches of Langkawi.

    Overnight: The Datai

  11. Day 10 - 11 Langkawi Beaches

    Cycle through peaceful villages, search for wildlife in the mangroves or simply enjoy one of the best beaches in Southeast Asia - Datai Bay.

    Overnight: The Datai

  12. Day 12 Depart

    Fly home from Langkawi.

  13. Depart


Low £ 3,120 $ 4,238
Mid £ 3,840 $ 5,216
High £ 5,850 $ 7,946


  • Based on two people sharing a twin/double room throughout.


  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.


  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.

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