Welcome to Kuala Kangsar

In a lesser state of finery are buildings dating to KK's colonial past. The town was the first foothold of the British, who moved to control the peninsula by installing Residents at the royal courts here in the 1870s. KK was also the birthplace of Malaysia’s rubber industry and site of the first durbar (conference of Malay sultans) in 1897. The growth of Ipoh and Taiping over the past century has left KK lagging behind, but it's a worthy day trip.

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$120 Day Trips & Excursions

Gua Tempurung Cave Exploration from Penang

After hotel pickup, your tour starts with an early morning drive across the Penang Bridge and though a bit of Peninsular Malaysia to Gopeng, a rustic town in Perak. Meet up with your nature guide for a briefing, and then begin your 2-hour exploration of Gua Tempurung with the cave ranger. Inside the cave, you'll be fascinated by the rock formations, stalagmites, stalactites, and even patterns on the wall as you go from one chamber to another. Afterward, refuel with lunch at a local restaurant. If time permits, you might also be able to make a photo stop at the palaces of the Sultan of Perak in Kuala Kangsar before returning to Penang, where your tour ends.

$380 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Nights Cameron Highlands Discovery from Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Tour Highlights:- Afternoon Tea & Scones  Kuala Sepetang Mangrove Forest, Charcoal Kiln, Kuala Kangsar, Sam Poh Tong Temple   Trek on unmarked trails used by the natives  Scenic view of Sg Palas Tea Plantation Strawberry Farm, Butterfly & Insert Farm, Market Square   Day 01 – Depart Penang For Cameron Highlands (330km)Depart by 0830hrs for Cameron Highlands which is located 1542 meters above sea level, famed for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. En-route visit Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest, the best-managed mangrove forest in Malaysia and one that serves a very important ecological role in protecting the coastline from erosion. Kuala Sepetang produces the bulk of the nation’s top quality mangrove charcoal. Visit a charcoal kiln where charcoals are produced. Proceed further to Royal town of Kuala Kangsar for a spell of photographing of the exterior view only of Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan. Thereafter stop at Sam Poh Tong cave temple. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Hotel. At leisure on arrival (between 1600 and 1700 hrs). Overnight. [Afternoon tea] Day 02 – Discover Cameron Tour  (soft adventure)After breakfast start your 1.5hrs walk (less than 2.5kms) through some of the unmarked trails still used by the natives. Discover the simple lifestyle of our highland natives who has been living in this part of the forests for more than a century. Observe the interesting flora such as pitcher plants, wild orchids, funky fungi, tree-bound epiphytes, huge tree ferns and lipstick plants or take a glimpse of the small creatures such as millipedes, lizards, frogs, and squirrels (sighting of animals are not guaranteed). Thereafter, proceed to the most scenic tea plantation, the Sungei Palas Boh estate which is regarded as the largest and best known tea station in the region. Take a tea break (own account) after the brief guided tour of the factory. Continue visit to one of the strawberry farms where we can pay a small fee to pick fresh succulent strawberries by hand. From the farm, we will visit Butterfly & Reptiles Farm (include entrance fees) to view the many beautiful butterfly species including the renowned Raja Brooke. Next stop is at day market where most of the local produce can be found. Spend some time here exploring the many delightful finds. Proceed to Tanah Rata town for lunch break (lunch on own). Tanah Rata is the largest town in Cameron Highlands region, where many local café and restaurants located. After lunch, walk around town before return to hotel. Overnight. (Meals: Breakfast) Day 03 – Depart Cameron Highlands to Kuala LumpurBreakfast. Morning at leisure. At 1300 hrs overland transfer to Kuala Lumpur (220km). Drop-off at your staying hotel in Kuala Lumpur. *** Tour ends. ***