Without Visual Borders
In this 8-day itinerary we will take you to the discovery of Malaysia, among its enchanting and uncontaminated natural reserves and the monuments steeped in history that tell a colonial past, passing through the different cultures and traditions that characterize this Asian nation in full economic expansion; the symbol of this expansion, the cosmopolitan capital Kuala Lumpur which maintains the contrast between the business city, the Chinese traditions and its colonial past. There will be an opportunity to visit an assistance and training center for blind people.
Exclusive program with free departures – Minimum 4 participants
Departure from the main Italian airports to Kuala Lumpur international airport with scheduled flight.
Upon your arrival, after carrying out customs procedures at the airport border, you will be welcomed in the arrival hall by one of our English speaking representatives, then you will be transferred to the hotel identified for the overnight stay in the capital city of Malaysia.
Hotel accommodation and starting of visits. (rooms available from usual check-in hours)
The tour will include a visit to the Buddhist Temple of Thean Hou and then a walk through the lush Lake Garden with its tropical nature and a stop in front of the modern National Mosque and the old railway station built by the British entirely in white stone. From here you will arrive at Independence Square to continue with a walking tour to discover the old city streets surrounded by typical small Malaysian / colonial-style buildings (shop houses), the various popular markets and the famous Chinatown, where nearby there is also the Hindu temple of Sri Mahamariamman.
We will then proceed to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers to make beautiful souvenir photos alongside this marvel of technology.
At the end of the tour, you will be taken to a typical local restaurant for dinner. At the end, return to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer by private vehicle to one of the most interesting places such as the Hindu Shrine of the Batu Caves, one of the most important outside the Indian borders. After covering the 272 steps leading up to the Murugan Shrine, these suggestive caves are still a pilgrimage destination especially during the most important Hindu festival in Asia, the Thaipusam, celebrated during the Tamil month of the full moon (January / February ).
Continue to Brieckfields: home of Little India, an area full of colorful shops and jewelry stores, several restaurants serving pancakes and curry served in banana leaf. In addition to the KL Central station, there is a mix of relaxing trattorias, luxury bistros and classy cocktail bars.
Lunch during the excursion in a local restaurant.
After lunch you will be invited to join in the magical atmosphere of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown with its hidden lanes and historic streets with an intense walk, you will meet a local expert on the way, his specialty is to amaze the palate, joining our expert, you will discover anecdotes about the history of the city and discovering its hidden secrets made by local artists and culinary talents. You will walk through the alleys to discover six interactive murals about daily life that capture the memories of the Chinese community of Malaysia in the 60s. Some claim that Petaling Street is the hometown of Kuala Lumpur.
Our guide will take you to a hidden bar, offering authentic fresh cocktails, made by a famous mixologist; or in a super elegant oriental bar with eclectic cocktails based on oriental fusion. Along the way, use your senses to test delicious local delicacies, the famous Claypots chicken rice and fragrant pastries typical of a fourth-generation bakery. If you are brave, try Durian's tart. There are many choices including some incredibly tasty vegetarian dishes.
Return to the hotel for the succeeding overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel, departure for Cameron Highlands (about 5 hours), in the north of the country, along the way you will visit the famous Iskandar waterfalls and some small villages inhabited by the Orang Asli, the aborigines of the Malay Peninsula who mostly still live today by gathering natural fibers and by hunting.
In the afternoon we will reach the final stage, the Cameron Highlands. Located at the extreme north-western border of the State of Pahang, these are the largest cultivated plain in Malaysia that alternates with lush and wild forests at high altitudes. Famous for tea plantations and mild temperatures, refreshment from the equatorial heat of the area, the Highlands are named after the English topographer William Cameron, who first traced the map. The Cameron Highlands still retain a characteristic belle époque style, with its neat farms, Tudor-style country houses, English lawns and golf courses. In the late afternoon, we will move to a pleasant and characteristic Afternoon Tea and then go to visit some local fruit and vegetable markets.
Before dinner, hotel accommodation, free dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast and check-out. Afterward meeting with the local guide who will accompany you on a tea plantation and in a laboratory for the transformation of the tea plant into the homonymous drink.
In the afternoon transfer to Kuala Lumpur and check-in at the hotel, the rest of the day at the guest's disposal.
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport in due time for the flight to Sandakan.
Arriving at Sandakan airport, hotel accommodation.
Free lunch. In the afternoon departure by private vehicle to the Taman Cahaya Training Center, assistance and training center for blind people, to participate in the various activities offered: live music, thematic speeches, souvenir photos, and visit of the structures for blind people.
After the activities, return to the hotel. Free time to relax. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, departure in the early morning to Sabah Tea Plantation in Kampung Nalapak. You will have the opportunity to visit a large organic tea plantation and guided by the local guide you will learn notions known only by tea producers regarding the collection and processing of tea leaves. Afterward, you will be invited to taste different tea infusions produced on the farm that is hosting you.
In the afternoon, return to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight in the accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Kinabalu National Park. A cultural heritage site covering 754 square kilometers, it is home to the highest mountain in South East Asia (4,905.2 m), and recognized for having 2/3 of the world's flora, most of which are endemic to Sabah.
A walk along one of the many paths looking for endemic plants, next, lunch in a local restaurant before returning to the hotel.
Return to the hotel in the late afternoon, dinner and free evening, overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out, transfer to the airport in due time for the flights to return to Italy.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||Min 4 partecipanti||Min 6 partecipanti|
|From 10 January 2020 to 20 December 2020||€ 2,690||€ 1,890|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Proposed or similar hotels:
|Kuala Lumpur||Pullman Hotel 5 *|
|Cameron Highlands||Strawberry Park Resort 4 *|
|Sandakan||Four Point Sandakan 5 *|
|Ranau||Sabah Tea 3 *|
|Kota Kinabalu||Grandis Hotel 4 *|
To participate in this trip you need a passport with a residual validity of at least 6 months and 1 free page.
Entry/exit transfers will only be made with a driver.
Check-in at the hotels is scheduled for 2 p.m. (the hotel may assign the room before this time but only on the basis of the actual availability of the room), while check-out at 12 a.m. Early check-in possible / Late Check-out are subject to availability and available at an additional cost. In Malaysia triple room means double room with extra bed (often rollaway bed) released by the hotel after check-in.
The entrance to the Royal Palace is not allowed. The tea plantation is closed to the public on Mondays and during public holidays. The excursion to the Orangutan island in Bukit Merah may not be possible due to the low water level. From 1 July 2017, the Malaysian government has implemented a tourist tax for the stay in all hotels in Malaysia of RM10 (about € 2) per night/room. This tax must be paid by the customer directly to the hotel at the time of check-out and cannot be included in our packages or pre-paid by the tour operator on behalf of the customers. From 1 June 2019, an exit tax has been introduced for travelers departing from Malaysian airports, at a cost of MYR 20 per person for all those traveling to Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; MYR 40 per person to other destinations.
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