Wild Malaysia

18 days

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Day 1
Depart on your international flight from the UK. Flights can also be arranged from other destinations and we are more than happy to quote without flights if you prefer to arrange your own travel.
Day 2
Arrive in Penang and transfer to your hotel by private driver. Spend time relaxing after your flight or explore the UNESCO heritage site at your own pace.
Day 3
This morning our local guide will take you on a tour of Penang to visit Georgetown's top sights including; Khoo Kongsi - a Chinese clan house, Baba & Nonya Mansion - a picturesque museum, as well as the Thai and Burmese Temples. Along the way stop at local markets and Little India. The afternoon is free to relax.
Day 4
Travel to Ulu Muda Jetty for your long-tailed boat to Earth Lodge - a remote location ideal for wildlife spotting. The big mammals found here include Asian Elephant, Malaysian tapir, sambar deer, guar and even tigers and leopard! Head off on an afternoon river cruise in search of elephants.
Day 5
Wake up to the call of the gibbons and head out on a trek through the pristine jungle. Visit mysterious caves and picnic by a stream for lunch. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife at all times! The afternoon can be spent bird watching or relaxing before a late afternoon visit to the salt-lick.
Day 6
Ready for your next adventure? It's time to head to Belum Rainforest. Travel by private vehicle, stopping for a local lunch and arriving to enjoy some lounge time by the infinity pool before a fascinating night walk where you will see the rainforest coming to life.
Day 7
A full day rainforest discovery awaits - meet the Orang Asli villagers, cruise the lake in search of wildlife and hunt down the Rafflesia before a swim and picnic by the tiered waterfalls. Keep your eyes peeled for Belum's soaring hornbill.
Day 8
Be prepared to be amazed by the beauty of the Perhentian Islands as you travel to the East Coast to spend the next few days relaxing on white sand beaches and exploring the crystal clear waters. A perfect place for drivers and snorkelers!
Day 9
Full day at leisure on the beach - explore by boat, snorkel, explore the jungle interior and keep your eyes peeled for the resident turtles, monitor lizards and monkeys.
Day 10
Another day in paradise....sit back, relax and do nothing.
Day 11
The relaxation continues but if you need something to do you can easily explore both islands or enjoy activities arranged by your hotel including crafting classes like batik painting
Day 12
Wave goodbye to the turquoise waters and travel back to the mainland to explore the picturesque countryside on the east coast.
Day 13
Explore the local sights - Visit traditional villages and learn about the local cottage industries including coconut sugar making, pandanous weaving and charcoal making.
Day 14
Head into the wilderness of Taman Negara National Park. Home to an array of wildlife include tigers, sun bear and Asian elephants the park has excellent night walks, canopy trails and jungle trekking.
Day 15
An early morning trek starts the day followed by a canopy walk 40m above ground level - a great chance to spot birds and monkeys high in the trees. This afternoon cruise the gentle river rapids to the cascading falls to enjoy a refreshing swim and some bird watching.
Day 16
Travel by boat back to the jetty for your private transfer to the city of Kuala Lumpur ready for an afternoon of downtime in the big city, followed by a night out exploring the bright lights before dinner in the city's premier restaurant located 282 metres above the ground. Soak in the breathtaking views and watch an epic sunset to end your day.
Day 17
Visit the famous Batu Caves on a private guided tour. Forget tourist trap gift shops and stop on your return to the city to try your hand at some pewter crafting, creating a take home pewter dish with your own engraving as the perfect souvenir. The afternoon is free at leisure in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 18
Depart back to the UK today, or continue to your next destination. We can add on a visit to Borneo, a city tour in Singapore or even a beach break in Langkawi. Contact us to discuss all options.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Keen to discover the wildlife of Malaysia? This tour is the perfect combination of national parks, remote rainforest and city stops, even combining a stop on the paradise islands of the Perhentian for some downtime (or a dive or two!). Start by discovering the UNESCO heritage sites in Penang before heading deep into the remote forest reserve of Ulu Muda. Rarely visited by tourists this is the perfect chance to spot the Asian Elephant, help the team with the camera traps and discover life well off the tourist trail. Bird spotting will be prime throughout your adventure with hot spots including Banding Island in the heart of Belum for the majestic hornbill and Taman Negara National Park for the prowling Buffy Fish Owl. Larger mammals that you may be lucky enough to spy include sun bears, tapir, guar and wild cats. By night trek the jungle trails of Ulu Muda, Taman Negara or Belum in search of the critters that call the jungle home and slithering reptiles on the evening hunt. Dotted throughout your Malaysian adventure discover sleepy fishing villages, traditional crafting and meet the Orang Asli villagers to learn about the culture of Malaysia. End your wildlife encounters getting back into the swing of city life with a stop in Kuala Lumpur – dine in the revolving restaurant, stroll the streets of Chinatown and tour the historical Batu Caves.

To extend your holiday we can add in a hop across the seas to the island of Borneo, another paradise beach break or a city stopover in Singapore.

2 nights Penang – 2 nights Ulu Muda Forest Reserve – 2 nights Belum Rainforest – 4 nights Perhentian Islands – 2 nights Kuala Terengganu – 2 nights Taman Negara National Park – 2 nights Kuala Lumpur

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