Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Beautiful Malaysia: From Coast to Highlands (10 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia To Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Mar 2020


Day 1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
None Dinner

Begin your journey by arriving in the exciting Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. In the afternoon, take a guided tour through the bustling city or explore your surroundings on your own. After a day of sightseeing, check into your hotel and rest up for the exciting day ahead. We recommend staying at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental.

Day 2
Penang, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, head to the airport and fly to Penang. In the afternoon learn about the many cultures that make up Penang with a tour of the city's notable ethnic enclaves. You'll visit religious sites, such as the Chinese Kwan Yin Temple, the Malay Mosque and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Afterwards, tour the houses of the Khoo and Yap clan, preserved in their with their original antique Chinese architecture and appointments. Next, walk to the Tengku Syed Hussain Mausoleum, down Armenian Street and onward to an exhibition on Dr. Sun Yat Sen, regarded as the father of the modern Chinese state. Afer touring, head to your hotel of choice.  We recommend staying at the elegant Eastern & Oriental Hotel or the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.

Day 3
Penang, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to discover Penang on your own. The region is a unique fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences and embraces modernity while keeping its old world charm. We recommend going back in time and walking through historic Chinatown. Here, you can visit ancient clan houses, charming shops and sacred temples.

Day 4
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Penang, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, depart Penang and take a scenic 4-hour drive to the Cameron Highlands, one of the largest hill stations in the country. After your arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend staying at the wonderful Cameron Highlands Resort.

Day 5
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today will be spent hiking through lush green tea plantations in the gorgeous Cameron Highlands. Stop for a lunch break and enjoy an unforgettable picnic experience at the Boh Tea Centre. In the afternoon, enjoy trekking through the rich jungles and keep your eyes open for tropical birds and other wildlife.

Day 6
Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leave the Cameron Highlands after breakfast and make your way to Taman Negara National Park, a 4-hour drive. Here, you’ll trek through the serene forest and admire the natural beauty that surrounds you. In the evening, rest at your hotel and prepare for an exciting day ahead. We recommend staying at the comfortable Mutiara Taman Negara.

Day 7
Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with a thrilling boat cruise through the largest national park in the region. In the afternoon, take a stroll across suspension bridges high above in the trees. From the summit, you’ll witness a plethora of rare flora and fauna.

Day 8
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Taman Negara National Park in the morning and travel 5 hours to Kuala Terengganu. Here, you’ll visit local villages in the rustic countryside and witness traditional Malaysian life. Next, head to the idyllic island of Pulau Tenggol for an afternoon of snorkeling. Prepare to be captivated by tropical fish and beautiful coral reefs.

Day 9
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day in Kuala Terengganu at your leisure. We recommend taking a stroll through Pasar Besar Kedai Payang, a local bazaar full of ripe fruits and traditional handicrafts. In the afternoon, consider taking a short boat ride to Seberang Takir, a traditional fishing village near Kuala Terengganu.

Day 10
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
None Breakfast

On your final day, depart Kuala Terengganu and fly back to Kuala Lumpur. Here, we say farewell and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel plans. Transfer for your flight home or to your next exciting travel destination.

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Travel from coast to coast and see all the scenic wonders Malaysia has to offer with this spectacular 10-day tour. Start your journey in Penang, a unique region that blends East and West influences together. Here, you’ll take a stroll through Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of colonial buildings and century-old churches. Next, make your way to the Cameron Highlands and admire the endless view of lush green tea plantations. Continue to Taman Negara National Park, where you’ll walk across suspension bridges high above the ground. Finish your adventure in Kuala Terengganu and visit the tropical island of Pulau Tenggol. Here, you’ll snorkel under the sea and witness alluring coral reefs and exotic fish.


  • Snorkel on the island of Pulau Tenggol and be spellbound by beautiful coral gardens

  • Discover the Cameron Highlands and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch in rich tea plantations

  • Witness spectacular flora and fauna from canopy tops in Taman Negara National Park

  • Tour the historic city of Georgetown and see sacred temples and colonial houses

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

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  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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highly recommended

By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth


By: Dustin and Eli

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

Taiwan 2018 trip

By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

far east

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
Travel Advisor:  Jason Swaye


By: Joel and Kathy

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow

Remote Lands Rocks

By: Morty

Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Terrific professionals! Looked out for us the entire time we were on the road!! Many thanks!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Elias

Vietnam/Cambodia/Hong Kong

By: Emily

Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

We had 4 different guides (one in each city) and they were all wonderful. We appreciated that they let us be flexible and make game time decisions. We skipped a lot of the "touristy" sites and felt we had a more authentic experience.

Beyond expectation

By: Anon

Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2019

Excellent. Guides at each location were friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Want to share a special thank you to Nadia Thakul (Bangkok) & Mr. Buntheun (Siem Reap). After missing my connecting flight from Shanghai to Siem Reap, I called Mr. Buntheun to let him know I was not able tomake it to Siem Reap as planned and for him to notify the hotel. I was flying instead to Phnom Phen and would notify him later of my flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Phnom Phen as I was filling out my visa on arrival form, a Remote Land guide greeted me and told me that Mr. Buntheun had notified the Bangkok office of my predicament and sent him to greet me. As you can imagine being in a foreign land in an unplanned location he was a sight for sore eyes. He got me in contact with Nadia who then took care of the rest of the accommodations (hotel, transportation to/from airport and flight from Phnom Phen to Siem Reap the next day). Assistance provided by Remote Lands got us to Siem Reap on time.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Remote Lands

By: susan

Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2019

They were terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

Trip to Dubai

By: KB

Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2019

Our experience with Remote Lands was great. Everything went as planned from the time they met us at the airport until they took us back to the airport. Our guide and driver were fantastic.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Great Tour Operator

By: Honeymoon in SE Asia

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2019

Remote Lands employs really great and experienced guides. We wouldn't have been able to navigate so well through so many different countries without their help.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

Remote lands is great

By: adventurers with Nancy

Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2019

We have had several adventures with Remote lands. They have kept us warm and safe and dry and their guides are top notch, well informed fun travel companions.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod