- Drive through four states of West Malaysia
- Departure from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
- Reach Cameron Highlands hill station, Pahang
- Hike in Royal Belum rainforest, Perak
- Camp in one of the oldest rainforest of the planet
- Visit George Town, Penang
- Hotels and accommodation with breakfast
- Private vehicle with driver
- Boat services with boatman
- Entrance fees and permits
- Bicycle rental in George Town
- Any amount of people can join.
This travel idea is for those seeking a full 360° experience in West Malaysia and want to get to get acquainted with the Country’s history, nature and culture in a single week journey that dives into all of these and more.
The journey will encompass several key aspects of Malaysia culture, history and territory. The West part of Malaysia has been part of British colonies at the time and you will witness such European passage in George Town, in the island of Penang, where the British settlements were originally located, and then in Cameron Highlands, one of the most amazing hill stations in South East Asia with its chilly microclimate and its breathtaking tea fields. You will also drive through Perak and Kuala Kangsar to discover more of traditional Malay culture and architecture. In Penang you will further witness the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic aspects of Malaysia presented at its best with a unique melting pot and fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European aspects, religions and foods.
Finally, a travel experience in tropical Malaysia can’t be truly complete without exploring its rainforest. And for this journey you will have the opportunity to explore the oldest part of it : the Royal Belum National Park – in fact, researchers believe its one of the oldest forests in the whole World. It’s one of the most pristine rainforest in West Malaysia, located at the Thai border of Perak and partially flooded by a lake which makes the scenery very picturesque. If you are lucky you can even spot wildlife there – such as eagles, wild elephants and other birds and small mammals – or specimen of rafflesia one of Earth’s biggest flowers.
Departure is in Kuala Lumpur and at the end of the journey you will be in George Town (Penang). However, you may choose to start your journey from George Town and end up in Kuala Lumpur at the end of the trip – this may be the case if, for example, you’re inbound from Thailand. If you wish to make this change and reverse the schedule, just mention about it it while submitting your request and we’ll discuss the options with you.
Because some part of this journey takes place in the jungle, you should carry with you suitable clothing and shoes – also swimming gear since you might want to bathe in the forest’s waterfalls. In the forest there might be leeches. Bring a mosquito repellent. Raincoat and sunscreen are always helpful in hot and wet Malaysia.