Emerging from Dutch, Portuguese and British rule, Malaysia has prospered into a diverse and multicultural country where Chinese, Malay, Indian and Indo-Chinese cultures have combined to give the nation its unique flavour. Sample the mouth-watering foods, see a wealth of modern and historical sights and savour the natural beauty of the Malaysian landscape on this treasure-filled trip.
Day 1 Kuala Lumpur
The cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia awaits with its mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures. Take in the view from the top of the Menara Kuala Lumpur and enjoy an evening cultural performance over a buffet dinner. Be entertained with traditional dances from around Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo.
Day 2 Cameron Highlands
Leave urban life behind and head to the lush and dramatic Cameron Highlands. This area, a former getaway of the colonial British, is a place of tranquillity and a welcomed escape from the humidity of the jungles. Enjoy a steamboat lunch, before heading out into the verdant tea plantations to taste the local brew.
Days 3-4 Melaka
This former colonial outpost retains a distinctive old-world air. Absorb its character on a trishaw ride through its winding streets and sample flavours of the exciting fusion of Chinese and Malay cuisine in a nonya cooking class.
Days 5-6 Pulau Langkawi
With miles of white, sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforest and plenty of sleepy traditional Malay villages, Pulau Langkawi is the perfect place to get away from it all. Swim with shoals of colourful fish in the Pulau Payar Marine Park, indulge in a barbecue seafood dinner or shop in Kuah town.
Days 7-8 Penang
From its elaborate Indian temples to its Chinese shophouses and statuesque Islamic mosques, Penang is packed with cross-cultural historic attractions. Take time to tour the magnificent Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion or poke around the antique shops of Chulia Street.